When a child says he is too sick to go to school, that’s one thing. But when he or she is too ill to play hockey, you know they are sick and not just faking it. Our Elk Point Avalanche teams suffered short benches over the Remembrance Day weekend due to the recent cold, fever and flu that seems to be going through the teams.
U7 – U9 – U11 Avalanche
A good crowd took in the U7s and the U9s games early Saturday morning. Both teams hosted the Dewberry/ Marwayne Renegades—no lack of ice time in these games for the little guys.
Some retiering still needed to be done at the U11 level. The U11s took on Frog Lake T Birds on Saturday morning. This game was very one sided, the Avalanche winning by a landslide. There are way too many goals and assists to list here.
On Sunday in St Paul, the Avalanche winning 8 to 6 was a much closer game. Jace ‘the Jackal’ Malo with four goals, Stetson ‘Shack’ Reynolds with a hat trick. Aspyn ‘’Machine Gun Kelly’ with a goal and ‘Jumbo Jay’ Large getting an apple. =
The U13s Avalanche had a short bench to start the game on Saturday at home against the Hughenden Jets. Some players who tried to play undressed after the first period when they realized they couldn’t continue with how they felt. But the remaining few put up a gallant effort in a losing battle. William ‘Billy Bob’ Ballas and Jesse James Penner scored the only goals for the Avalanche late in the game. Hudson ‘the Bull’ Brousseau, Ryder ‘Rhino’ Malo and Brody ‘the Thrasher’ Trach with the assists. On the blueline, Ethan ‘The Big E’ Lorenson and Hudson; ‘the Hammer’ Krankowsky logged a ton of ice time and both played an outstanding game.
On Sunday, the U13s travelled south to Provost to take on another of the league’s top teams. With the game within a goal late in the third period, the coaching staff pulled the goalie for the extra attacker. It backfired this time, but I still believe it’s worth the try. The Avalanche lost 5 to 3. The Bull, Jesse James, and the Hammer each had one goal and one assist. This past weekend, Theo ‘Long Horn’ Loughran–Quinney was solid between the pipes in both games.
Two big wins for the U15s Avalanche, who doubled up Thorhild on Saturday, winning 8 to 4—Braylee ‘Free Willy’ Lesyk with a hat trick plus a helper. ‘Wild Wyatt’ Fontaine and Brendan ‘Buzz Saw’ Kadutski each had a goal and two assists. Liam ‘Sledgehammer’ Swedgen with a goal and an assist. ‘Without a Trace’ Morgan, ‘Boe Dog’ St George, Tristin ‘Bobcat’ Brousseau, and Kestyn ‘Crocodile’ Quinney all with an assist.
On Sunday, they travelled north to Bonnyville with a short bench but still came home with the two points. Free Willy and Wild Wyatt with two goals each. Remington ‘Steel’ Reynolds, Reese Winterbottom, Boe Dog and Anton Braithwaite find the twine with one. Sledgehammer with a couple of helpers.
Two home wins for the U18s this past weekend. ‘ Kamikaze Kid’ Kade Fontaine with a couple of goals. ‘Saint Nick’ Penner with a goal and an assist. ‘Top Gunner’ Crawford and Seth ‘Motorman’ Morton, each with a goal. Quintin ‘Rampage’ Quinney and Gavin ‘Green Light’ Kadutski with two assists each when the U18s hosted Bonnyville Saturday night. Goalie ‘Mr. Plywood’ Alexander Patterson shut the door on the Pontiacs, allowing only one to slip through.
On Sunday, they played a tight game against the Provost Blades, winning this one 3 to 1. Rampage, Top Gunner, and Sam ‘the Spiderman’ Rogal with the goals. Saint Nick and Motorman with the assists. Behind the mask, Mason Ehnes stopped 30 of 31 shots for the win.