Sunday , 2 October 2022
The Pontiacs faced the Spruce Grove Saints in October.

Bonnyville Pontiacs set for Brick Teddy Bear Toss against Bobcats

The Bonnyville Pontiacs faced the Spruce Grove Saints in October. 

The Bonnyville Pontiacs host the Lloydminster Bobcats in their last home game of 2019 on Friday in The Brick Bonnyville’s Teddy Bear Toss.

Fans who come to the game are encouraged to bring teddy bears or purchase them at the game. Once the first Pontiacs goal is scored, the teddy bears will be thrown onto the ice.

Bonnyville enters the weekend on a four-game win streak and four points behind the Spruce Grove Saints for second place in the North Division with a big game on Saturday against the Sherwood Park Crusaders as their final outing before Christmas.

The Pontiacs then round out December with a December 30th contest in Lloydminster.

The Pontiacs are 3-0 against the Bobcats this season, most recently winning a 6-4 contest last Wednesday.

Friday will see the Pontiacs as healthy as they’ve been in the past two months.

Andreas Bridgewater will make his Pontiacs debut since being acquired three weeks ago from Cowichan in the BCHL. He has been recovering from a broken hand.

Defenceman Cayden Shmyr also returns from the IR from a lower-body injury.

Matt McKim, Jeremy Gervais, and Lucas Thorne had their ten game, nine game, and seven game point streaks snapped on Sunday against Fort McMurray in the 4-3 victory.

Thorne and McKim are top 10 in AJHL scoring and sit 8th and 10th, respectively. McKim is second across the league in assists (36).

Easton Hesse is coming off his second AJHL Defensive Player of the Week honour after a 3-0 showing last week.

He posted a 2.13 GAA and .927 save percentage while recording three consecutive wins for the Pontiacs to build on a four-game win streak.

Hesse earned the honour first for his performances from Sept. 23-29 and is the only player this year to win twice.

Thomas Kramer has not skipped a beat since returning to the Pontiacs lineup. In six games, the Massachusetts product has two goals and six asssists.

He has 20 points in 18 games this season and sits 5th in team scoring.

The Pontiacs have a 24-9-2 record.

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connected Media Inc. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.