Friday , 23 July 2021

Happy New Year from the AG Ross Arena

Tales from the Timebox: January 2nd, 2019

All of our minor  hockey teams were shut down between Christmas and New Years with the exception of the Midget Avalanche who played up in Bonnyville this past Saturday night winning 5-2 over the Pontiacs.

Plenty of penalties in this one. Two of my old friends, veteran referees, Garth Campbell and Gary Goereniuk not letting anything get out of hand. Just another day at the office for them.

As you know the Midget aged boys like to feel their oats and butt heads from time to time. A few grudges may have carried over from last week’s game in Elk Point. Last week in Elk Point the Bonnyville boys racking up lots of penalty minutes, this week it was mostly our guys.

Team captain Nick ‘Sparky’ Anderson showing why he has the C on his sweater leading the charge with a hat trick and two assists. Dustyn ‘Dusty’ Pankiw dusting off the cob webs from Christmas finding the mesh with two.

The talented heads up rookie, center-man  ‘ Lightning Liam ‘ Ludlage with two assists, his brother the hard nosed veteran defenseman ‘Hayden ‘ Hotwheels’ Ludlage with a helper and six trips over to the sin bin. Obviously he never seen the note Santa left him to play nice ! Goalie Colton ‘ Colt 45’ Van Maarion between the pipes had a fairly busy night facing 24 shots. Our guys putting 33 shots on the Pontiac keeper.

Hope Santa was good to you. Happy New Year everyone. All the best in 2019 and I hope the Leafs can win the Stanley Cup.

And now for the K.A. Campbell quote of the week. “Be at ware with your vices, at peace with your neighbours and let every new year find you a better man.” – Benjamin Franklin.

About Doug Bassett

As Elk Point's resident sportshound, Doug Bassett has been actively involved in the local sports scene for over 30 years. He's been writing sports reports on local amateur sports starts for 20 years. Down-to-earth honest sports reporting, Doug will bring you updates on the sports that matter the most; your kids! Known for giving every kid on the team a unique nickname and highlighting their attributes, Doug will make sure you're up-to-date with scores, games, and locker room antics!