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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Spruce Grove over Leduc to win Edmonton Tournament

more to come either in the newsletter or in the blog tomorrow.

GSHL Tournament Final Set

It will be the Saskatoon Stallions vs. Yorkton Terriers in the GSHL final tomorrow at 11:30 AM.

Saskatoon Stallions defeated the Saskatoon Outlaws 4-0 in one semi, while the Terriers defeated Swift Current 3-2 in the other

GSHL Tournament Update - Saturday 6pm CST

Quarter-Final Action
Saskatoon Stallions 3 - Saskatoon Bandits 2
Yorkton Terriers 5 - Saskatoon Frostbite 1
Saskatoon Outlaws 4 - Regina Hurricanes 1
Swift Current 4 - Saskatoon Maniacs 3

Semi-Final Schedule
Saskatoon Stallions vs. Saskatoon Outlaws
Yorkton Terriers vs. Swift Current Raiders

* D- Tate Olson is leading the tournament in scoring right now.  While his Stallions 98 born team-mate Kaden Elder leads in goals.  A complete re-cap of this and all tournaments will be included in the next newsletter.

Cloverdale over NSWC to win Burnaby Xmas Tournament!

Cloverdale 6 - NSWC 3

Semiahmoo 5 - Seafair 3

GSHL Tournament Round-Robin completep

The GSHL tournament is a bit smaller than in years past but they are paying a huge honour to 4 former NHL players who suddenly passed away earlier in 2011.  The four divisions are named after Wade Belak, Rick Rypien, Brad McCrimmon and Derek Boogaard.  Very classy gesture by the organizers for sure!

Wade Belak Division
Saskatoon Stallions 2-0-0
Saskatoon Frostbite 1-1-0
Moose Jaw Warriors 0-2-0

Derek Boogaard Division
Saskatoon Maniacs 2-0-0
Regina Hurricanes 1-1-0
Airdrie Lightning 0-2-0

Rick Rypien Division
Yorkton Terriers 1-0-1
Saskatoon Bandits 1-0-1
Bow Valley 0-2-0

Brad McCrimmon Division
Saskatoon Outlaws 1-0-1
Swift Current 0-0-2
Saskatoon Generals 0-1-1

The first and second place teams from each division will move on to the quarter-finals which take place this morning in Saskatoon at the Canlan Jemini Arenas.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Burnaby wins L.A. Tournament, OHA wins their hosted tournament

OHA 7 - Kamloops 0
*Brady Reagan game MVP from OHA

Burnaby Tournament Semi- Finals are set

As expected it will be NSWC vs. Semiahmoo and Cloverdale vs. Seafair in the semi-finals of the Burnaby Christmas Tournament.

NSWC defeated Coquitlam 6-1, Semiahmoo defeated Surrey 4-2, Cloverdale over Burnaby MHA 9-0 and Seafair needed OT to beat Victoria 5-4.

Seafair lost all 3 preliminary games before defeating North Delta 9-4 and then Victoria 5-4.  Cloverdale and Semiahmoo went through the prelims undefeated as they tied each other and Semiahmoo beat NSWC 5-1.

Semi-Finals are tonight.  We'll keep you posted.

Saskatoon Bantam Tournament Underway

The 12 team GSHL Saskatoon Tournament is now underway.  The tournament features 4 separate pools of 3 teams each.  Included teams are all 6 GSHL teams, Yorkton, Swift Current, Bow Valley(AB), Moose Jaw, Regina Hurricanes and Airdrie Lightning.

Saskatoon Stallions 6 - Saskatoon Frostbite 2
Stallions first round projected D- Tate Olson leads the way with 1-3-4 while 98 born forward Kaden Elder had 2-1-3.  Elder has missed much of the season thus far with injury and seems to be back in top notch form.  Chatterson and Melnyk replied for the Frostbite.

Regina Hurricanes 1  - Saskatoon Maniacs 3
Dahlgren, Conway and Hudson scored this morning for the Maniacs.  Regina got their lone marker from Tyler Adams.

Yorkton Terriers 2 - Saskatoon Bandits 2
Jimmy Lambert with 1-1-2 for the Bandits led the way.  Jett Waldner scored the other.  For the Terriers, Chance Patterson with 1-1-2 and fiesty Tanner Mak added a single.

Saskatoon Outlaws 3 - Saskatoon Generals 1
Wyatt Shew and Ethan Wingerak each scored 1-1-2 to lead the way and Bouvier added a single.  The lone goal for the Generals was by captain Lane Pederson.

Afternoon Action
Saskatoon Stallions 5 - Moose Jaw Warriors 5
Bhody Magnusson and Kyle Arndt led the way with 1-1-2 each for Moose Jaw.  Kaden Elder with two more goals for the Stallions and Tate Olson with 3 more assists, giving him 1-6-7 in 2 games.

Saskatoon Maniacs 7 - Airdrie Lightning 2
Maniacs captain Wyatt Sloboshan had 4 assists, while AP- Androsoff and Michael Korol each scored a pair of goals in the win.  Buckler and Bainbridge for Airdrie.

Yorkton Terriers 4 - Bow Valley 0
Terriers captain Turner Ottenbreit led the way with 2-1-3 and Kholton Shewchuk with a big 4 point game were the stars for the Terriers.

Saskatoon Generals 3 - Swift Current 3
Colton Adam had 2-1-3 for the Raiders and for the Generals it was Pederson, Mann and Allison replying.  Pederson also added an assist, giving him a team leading 3 points in 2 games.

Burnaby and L.A. Tournament Update

L.A. Holiday Tournament Results

Championship Game:
Burnaby Winter Club Win Tournament
Semi Finals:
Burnaby Winter Club - 4                                              LA Selects - 7
Colorado Thunderbirds - 0                                           Pursuit of Excellence - 2
Quarter Finals:
Burnaby Winter Club - 6                                               LA Selects - 4
Colorado Rampage - 1                                                 Arizona Bobcats - 3

Pursuit of Excellence - 6                                               LA Jr. Kings - 3
Alaska All Stars - 2                                             Colorado Thunderbirds - 5

Burnaby Christmas Tournament
The Quarter Finals are set in Burnaby.  It will be:
Coquitlam vs. NSWC
Cloverdale vs. Burnaby MHA
Semiahmoo vs. Surrey
Victoria vs. Seafair

The winner of the NSWC/Coquitlam game will play the winner of the Semiahmoo/Surrey game.  While Cloverdale/Burnaby MHA will play Victoria or Seafair.  Semi-Finals go tonight, while the finals are tomorrow.

Finals set for Okanagan Tournament

OHA AAA 9 JDF Grizzlies 0

This one was a mismatch as OHA cruised to an early 7 to 0 lead in the first half and reverted to a passing game in the second half to win easily. Brendan Barry picked up an easy shutout in this one. OHA goals were spread throughout the line-up.

Lethbridge 10 Penticton 0

Another mismatch. Lethbridge dominated from start to finish. Laramie Kostlelansky for Lethbridge had another strong game and has been one of the top forwards so far in this event.

Sherwood Park 5 Grande Prairie 2

Sherwood Park coming off a tough loss to Camrose came to play and outworked Grande Prairie early to go up 3 to 0. Klassen put in another strong game in net for Sherwood. Sherwood cruised to an easy 5 to 2 win.

Quarter-Final results

Chilliwack 3 JDF 0

Lethbridge 4 Sherwood Park 2

Kamloops 6 Grande Prairie 3

OHA AAA 7 Camrose 4

Vernon. 6
Penticton. 1

Nanaimo. 14
Anchorage. 2

Consolation Final:

Vernon. 2
Nanaimo. 1

Consolation Runner Up game:

Anchorage. 9
Penticton. 4


Chilliwack. 3
Juan De Fuca. 0

Kamloops. 6
Grande Prairie. 3

OHA. 7
Camrose. 3

Lethbridge. 4
Sherwood Park 2

B Championship

Camrose. Vs. JDF

GP. Vs. S Park

Semi Finals A Side:

OHA. Vs. Chilliwack

Lethbridge vs Kamloops

B side Final

A side final
Semi Finals

OHA AAA 15 Chilliwack 1

Kamloops 4 Lethbridge 3

Finals at 4pm

OHA AAA vs Kamloops

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Burnaby and L.A. Tournament Day 2 complete

L.A. Tournament Day 2 Results
Blum Division
BWC  2-0-1  9-6
L.A. Selects  2-0-1  13-5
Colorado Thunderbirds  2-1-0  11-9
Alaska All-Stars 0-3-0  1-13

Long Division
POE  3-0-0  20-3
L.A. Jr. Kings  1-1-1  5-10
Arizona Bobcats  1-1-1 10-5
Colorado Rampage  1-2-0  5-22

POE 12 - Colorado Rampage 1
BWC 4 - L.A. Selects 3 (SO)
L.A. Jr. Kings 2 - Arizona Bobcats 1
Colorado Thunderbirds 7 - Alaska All-Stars 1
POE 5 - L.A. Jr. Kings 0
BWC 3 - Alaska All-Stars 0

Today's Quarter Final Action
BWC - Colorado Rampage
POE - Alaska All-Stars
L.A. Selects - Arizona Bobcats
L.A. Jr. Kings - Colorado Thunderbirds

Semi Finals go this evening.  Championship game is tomorrow morning at 9am.  I will have more on this tournament and all the others tomorrow afternoon.

Burnaby Christmas Tournament
Day 2 Results
South Delta 2 - Wenatchee 2
Semiahmoo 3 - Seafair 2
North Delta 6 - New Westminster 1
Victoria 5 - Langley 3
Vancouver 6 - Ridge Meadows 4
Mission 5 - Burnaby MHA 2
Coquitlam 6 - Wenatchee 5
Cloverdale 6 - Seafair 1
Surrey 5 - South Delta 1
Semiahmoo 5 - NSWC 1
North Delta 4 - Ridge Meadows 2
Victoria 4 - Burnaby MHA 0

Today's Playoff Round Match-ups
Mission - Coquitlam
Vancouver - NSWC

Cloverdale - Ridge Meadows
South Delta - Burnaby MHA

Semiahmoo - New Westminster
Surrey - Langley

Victoria - Wenatchee
North Delta - Seafair

Winners of each of those 4 groupings will move on to play each other.  Then in the semi-finals for example if NSWC, Cloverdale, Semiahmoo and Seafair all move on, it would be NSWC vs Semiahmoo and Cloverdale vs. Seafair.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Okanagan Bantam Showcase Day 2

Kamloops 4 - Vernon 2
Lethbridge 4 - Grand Prairie 2
Penticton 5 - Anchorage 4
Juan De Fuca 5 - OHA AA 1

Camrose 4 - Sherwood Park 1
Camrose scored two quick goals in the early going and then relied on strong defense and excellent goaltending from Child to roll to a 4 to 1 win over Sherwood Park. The win gives Camrose first place in the Division and a bye to the Quarter Finals while Sherwood Park will go to a crossover game for seeding purposes.

OHA AAA 4 - Nanaimo 1
OHA dominated this game from start to finish in overall puck possession and shots which were lopsided. Nanaimo is a very physical team and work hard but they were unable to generate much offense. OHA's defence committed an own goal late in the second to keep things interesting but back to back goals by OHA 98s Ward and Malenstyn early in the third helped close out this one. OHA advances to seeding round play along with Sherwood Park and will get a crossover game against a team from one of the other divisions.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Okanagan Bantam Showcase Day 1

To keep early play competitive the organizers did a good job of placing teams in ranked divisions. For example, the strong AAA teams like OH Red, Sherwood Park and Camrose are all in the same division while several AA teams like OHA Black, Penticton, JDF and Anchorage are in another. The seeding crossovers should take care of any imbalances in the divisions.

Here some recaps from the OHA, Sherwood Park, Camrose, Nanaimo Division play along with a very good game that took place between Lethbridge and Kamloops from their division which includes Vernon and Grand Prairie.

Chilliwack 5 - Juan De Fuca 3

OHA AA 4 - Penticton 5

Camrose 3 -  OHA AAA 3
OHA controlled the play for much of this game but were not able to finish effectively. Camrose remained patient and had a very effective counter attack. The OHA defence turned over too many pucks on the offensive blue line and allowed multiple odd man rushes as a result. Both goalies Brendan Barry for OHA and Spencer Burton for Camrose played strong games. Curtis Miske used his big shot several times effectively and was hard to contain on the rush and Brady Reagan for OHA had a strong game on defence. OHA missed several open net chances to put this game away early in the third when they were up 2-1 but Camrose hung on and bounced back to take the lead 3-2 late in the third. A late goal by OHA salvaged the tie.

Sherwood Park 6 - Nanaimo 2
Sherwood Park dominated the puck possession and outshot a pesky Nanaimo team in this one but Nanaimo hung around until the late second period due to some strong goaltending. Eventually Sherwood Park's balanced attack and patience won out as they began to get pucks through to the net. Sherwood has a very structured offence that plays in straight lines and likes to get pucks deep and work hard on the boards for possession. They play and dump and chase game very effectively. They are a very balanced team from Forwards to Defence to Goalies. The 98 Sam Steel is a very good player and has the ability to beat defenders on on one on a consistent basis. The 98 Defenceman Paradis is also already a top Dman. 
Grand Prairie 4 - Vernon 2
Kamloops 4 - Lethbridge 2
This was a fast paced and entertaining game. Lethbridge got themselves into trouble when they gave up two shorthanded goals early. Chyzowski for Kamloops was a threat all night and was the best player on the ice in this game with his work ethic and shot. Davis on D for Kamloops had several strong rushes. Lethrbridge played a strong team game but Kamloops top players were the major difference in this one.

Juan De Fuca 7 - Anchorage 2

Chilliwack 9 - OHA AA 1

Sherwood 3 - OHA AAA 2
Sherwood Park scored on their first two shots on OHA tender Ethan Shovanek and he was pulled four minutes into the first period and replaced by Brendan Barry. Barry was a rock in relief all game and allowed OHA to battle back and eventually tie the game 2-2 halfway. The teams traded chances throughout the second half of the game but Sherwood Park had several significant chances to score that were turned away by Barry who had a shutout going in his relief effort going until late in the third. Sherwood Park scored late in the game when a slapshot off the end boards caromed straight to an uncovered forward who tapped it into an empty net beside the post for the deciding goal. OHA's defence allowed several odd man rushes and made many coverage gaps in their own zone and will need to tighten up their game if OHA is to have any chance of winning their own tournament. Sherwood Park's D played a strong game as the 98 Paradis was again impressive. The two Captains Reagan, Brady Reagan for OHA and Cameron Reagan for Sherwood Park also had strong performances along with the 98 Forward Sam Steel who was a threat all game. OHA's star offensive player Morrison was not effective in this game and was neutralized consistently by Sherwood Park's defence corps. 

Camrose 3 - Nanaimo 3
Camrose controlled the play in this game but were unable to get the key goals to distance themselves and found themselves tied 2-2 late in the third. The Camrose D began to turn over the puck on the offensive blue line allowing several late odd man rushes from Nanaimo. Eventually Nanaimo scored a go ahead goal on Child in net for Camrose on one of these rushes late in the third period. Camrose was able to battle back and even the score with two minutes remaining avoiding the upset An entertaining game overall as the underdog Nanaimo worked hard for this tie.

L.A. Tournament and Burnaby Tournament update

LA Tournament
Colorado Thunderbirds 3 - BWC 2 (SO)
POE 3 - Arizona Bobcats 2 (SO)
-The shoot-out went at-least 16 rounds.  Arizona held a 2-0 lead before the POE come back.
LA Selects 4 - Alaska All-Stars 0
Colorado Rampage 4 - LA Jr. Kings 3
LA Selects 6 - Colorado Thunderbirds 1
Arizona Bobcats 7 - Colorado Rampage 0

Burnaby Tournament
Mission 3 - Langley 3
NSWC 6 - Seafair 2
Cloverdale 4 - Semiahmoo 4
Vancouver 6 - New Westminster 4
South Delta 5 - Coquitlam 3
Surrey 2 -Wenatchee 1
New Westminster 4 - Ridge Meadows 4
Burnaby MHA 3 - Langley 2
North Delta 12 - Vancouver 1
Victoria 4 - Mission 0
Cloverdale 3- NSWC 3

More to come on these and other tournaments....Back from holidays and back at it!

The comments have been turned back on.  Please lets just keep it to positive hockey talk without the back and forth bashing! :)

Friday, December 23, 2011

AMBHL All-Star Rosters Announced

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Jersey #TeamNamePosition
2Leduc Oil KingsGordon BallhornDefense
3CAC Lehigh CementBen McLeodDefense
5SSAC Southgate LionsDavid QuennevilleDefense
6Sherwood Park FlyersCameron ReaganDefense
7Knight of Columbus SquiresTanner Laderoute Forward
8St Albert SabresMatteo GennaroForward
9SSAC Southgate LionsGiorgio EstephanForward
10Lloydminster HeatAndrew KoepForward
11Leduc Oil KingsMatt FonteyneForward
12Spruce Grove PAC SaintsConner Lukan Forward
14MLAC Scott PumpAnthony SirianniForward
16Fort Saskatchewan RangersAaron KelloggForward
17CAC Lehigh CementBrayden BurkeForward
18Grande Prairie StormKolten DoramForward
19St Albert SabresBrendan KallisDefense
22Sherwood Park FlyersSam SteelForward
24Lloydminster HeatKale ClagueDefense
31Lloydminster HeatTucker Cochrane Goaltender
1SSAC Southgate LionsStuart SkinnerGoaltender
30Sherwood Park FlyersZachary KlassenGoaltender


Jersey #TeamNamePosition
2Calgary BisonsBrad Forrest Defense
3Calgary BronksShane BearDefense
4Calgary BisonsNick Merkley Forward
5Okotoks OilersMason McCartyForward
6Medicine Hat HoundsChayden Lauber Defense
7Airdrie XtremeTristan ThompsonDefense
8Camrose VikingsLogan RiexingerDefense
9Lethbridge HawksChase BellForward
10Camrose VikingsCurtis MiskeForward
11Calgary BronksZac WhitbyForward
12Airdrie XtremeTroy Van TeteringForward
14Red Deer Rebels WhiteAndrew PerryForward
15Medicine Hat HoundsMitch Hallas Forward
16Calgary RoyalsCameron AnklewichForward
17Calgary RoyalsSalvatore ScaliseDefense
18Calgary NorthstarsJordan Xavier Forward
19Red Deer Rebels BlackTyler SteenbergenForward
31Calgary RoyalsZach SawchenkoGoaltender
1Calgary RoyalsJake MorrisseyGoaltender
30Calgary BronksRiley MorrisGoaltender