Tales from the Timebox – January 18th, 2022
One thing is for sure, these two teams don’t like each other very much. Maybe because they have played each other too often and too soon. Back to back weekends. I’m talking about the U18 Elk Point Avalanche and the St. Paul Canadiens. Ninety minutes in total penalties between the two teams this past Sunday here at home. This I believe would be the last meeting of the year between these two teams. Thank goodness. The big red machine winning once again, this time. 7 to 4. We can’t blame goalie Vanden “the Monster” Moroziuk. He played a solid game but often it was in a sea of red. Four of the Canadiens goals were scored while they were on the power play. Five on four and a five on three for one of the goals. Looks like the Avalanche will need to learn how to kill penalties or stay out of the penalty box. ‘ Kamikaze Kid Kade Fontaine with a hat trick for the Avalanche. I think he could have scored a few more but he also spent his share of time in the sin bin too. Jordy “Foxy” Feland with the other goal for the Avalanche. Owen “Fonzie” Fontaine, Ceajay “Quickdraw” Quinney and Timmy John Jr. with the assists.
The U9 team had a very busy weekend with two road games. But at least it was much warner travelling than the last few weeks. Early Saturday they travelled to Glendon. “Benny Boy” Saddleback with the goaltending duties was in goal for the Avalanche and stopped all of the shots except for three that slipped by him. Tor “the Tornado” Aarbo and Jase “the Jackal” Malo scoring a number of goals each. Aspyn “Machine Gun” Kelly bounced one in on a rebound. Grayson “Big Bang” Koppang hammered one home too. On Sunday afternoon they travelled to Cold Lake winning this one but not by very much. Goals are not officially recorded at U 9 but we know. The Tornado, Jackal and Big Bang all scoring. Benny Boy in net again.
This coming Saturday the U9s will be hosting their home tournament. Come on out a watch a few games and see for yourself how much they have improved.
The U11 took a trip south east to Chauvin this past weekend losing 6 to 1. This is a team that has given them trouble every time they meet. One player, their scoring ace seems to be on the score sheet a lot. On Saturday he scored five of their goals. In the past he has had even more than that. Goaltender Theo ‘ Long Horn’ Loughran-Quinney had a strong game between the pipes facing 40 shots. William “Billy Bob” Ballas scoring the only goal for the Avalanche, assisted by Hudson “the Bull” Brousseau.
The U13 team didn’t seem to have their normal level of energy and started out very sluggish on Sunday here at home against the Lac La Biche Clippers. They picked up the pace a bit in the second period. I’m thinking head coach Jeff Morgan may have had a little bit of a motivation speech for them during the intermission. The game ended in a six all tie and in my opinion the Avalanche were just lucky that they didn’t lose this one. Maybe the kids spent too much time playing outside on Saturday since the weather was so pleasant. Can’t blame them for that. Or they stayed up too late watching the Oilers. The Oilers I’m sure would have been more than happy with the tie and a single point on Saturday. “Wild Wyatt” Fontaine still had some jam at points in the game, scoring four goals. Liam “Sledgehammer” Swedgen on the doorstep hammered a rebound home. Brendan “Buzz Saw” Kadutski with one final burst, going end to end scored the tying goal in the dying minutes.
The U 15 team travelled to Cold Lake on Saturday with a short bench. Only 9 skaters in the line -up for this game. Quite a few of their players are injured at the present time and a few came down with the flu. But they still brought home two points winning 5 to 2. One goal and two assists for Quinton “Rampage” Quinney – Dumont. One goal and one assist for Gavin ‘ Green Light’ Kadutski. One goal and one assist for Madden’ Mad Dog’ Flamand. One goal each for Brendon ‘ Blue Line ‘ Haesch and Kaleb “Formula One” Flamand. Assists for “Bo Diddley” Fontaine and Raif “Rug Rat” Evans – Anderson.
On Sunday the U 15 Avalanche stormed up to Lac La Biche and buried the Clippers 9 to zip. Mad Dog and Tray “Scooby Doo” Thomas-Calliou each with a hat trick. Green Light with two goals, Formula One with one goal. A couple helpers for Rampage, Blue Line, Bo Diddley and Clayton “Cha Ching” Toews