Tales from the Timebox for February 7, 2023
The U15 Avalanche boys were really feeling their oats on the weekend. Or maybe they had spring fever because all three of the games that the boys played were quite rambunctious and a bit festy. One win, one tie, and one loss for the weekend.
On Friday night, they played the Lloydminster Blazers here at home, winning 5 to 3. Two goals for Kaysen ‘Dynamite’ DeMossiac. ‘Without a Trace’ Morgan with a goal and an assist Braylee ‘Free Willy’ Lesyk and Everett ‘Snoop Dog’ Smereka with one goal each. Madden ‘Mad Dog’ Flamand, Hawke Cardinal, and Brandan ‘Buzz Saw’ Kadutski with the assists.
Saturday afternoon, the boys lost to the visiting Lac La Biche Clippers 3 to 1. Buzz Saw with the lone goal. Without a Trace and Sebastien ‘Basher’ Brousseau with the assists.
On Sunday, in another home game, the Avalanche finished in a three-all tie against the Provost Blades. The Avalanche were very disciplined in this one, only taking one penalty. Mad Dog with a goal and an assist. Snoop Dog with a goal and an assist. Without a Trace, adding the other goal. Two assists for Sebastien ‘Basher’ Brousseau. Free Willy and Dynamite also with assists. Goalie Thesson McRorie was outstanding all weekend long.
Sometimes the closer the game, the better it is for teams to learn more about teamwork. Honestly, blowouts, in my opinion, don’t help either team get any better in the long run. Last week the U11s had two very big one-sided wins. On this past Saturday, they had to work hard right to the end of the game for their 5 to 4 win over Hughenden. Hudson ‘the Bull’ Brousseau with a hat trick. Ava ‘the Red Baron’ Rawlake and Lennox ‘All Out’ St Arnault with one goal each. Tor ‘Tornado’ Aarbo, Victoria ‘Miss Vickie’ Page, and Stetson ‘Shack’ Reynolds with the assists. ‘General Lee’ Barstad, with the goaltending duties, was busy between the pipes facing 31 shots.
The U9s had a great game here at home Saturday morning against Bonnyville. Jase ‘the Jackal’ Malo and Cohen ‘Big Horn’ Brousseau is leading the way with way too many goals to count. Aspyn ‘Machine Gun’ Kelly with five goals. Christian ‘Bones 2.0’ Yaremkevich with four goals. ‘Jumbo Jay’ Large with a hat trick. Tytus ‘Titan’ Gadwa with two goals. Charlie ‘Chickadee’ Davis finds the twine with one. Dax ‘My Boy’ Bowman, still looking for his first of the year, was robbed by the Pontiac’s goalie
The U 13 team travelled to the Border city on Friday night, winning 6 to 5. A hat trick for ‘Wild Wyatt’ Fontaine. Remington’ Steel’ Reynolds and Jaxon ‘ Smitty’ Smith with one goal each. Theo ‘Long Horn’ Loughran-Quinney with an assist.
On Saturday, the U13 travelled down to Hughenden, losing a close one, 6 to 4. Remington Steel with two goals, Wild Wyatt and Liam ‘Sledgehammer’ Swedgen with one each. The Brousseau brothers, Tristan the ‘Bobcat’ and Hudson ‘the Bull’ with one assist each. With a few players missing this past weekend, the Bull was called up from the U11 farm team and played in two of the U13 games. The ‘Red Baron’ Ava Rawlake was also in the line-up on Friday night, coming up from the U11 farm team as well to play with her big brother ‘J.R’ Jackson Rawlake. Both of them, the Bull and the Red Baron didn’t look out of place one bit.
Sunday afternoon, the U13 team hosted Vegreville. Last weekend the U 13 team traveled to the Big Egg and defeated the Wranglers in their barn. This weekend the Wranglers evened up the series winning over the Avalanche by one goal. The final score was 6 to 5 for the Wranglers. Our team has really improved playing these top teams, and it will only make them stronger in the end. Remington Steel was on a roll, forging out four goals. Rugged winger Brody the ‘Thrasher’ Trach with the other goal. Wild Wyatt with a couple of helpers. Sledgehammer, the Bull, and William ‘Billy Bob’ Ballas with the other assists.