I've been told by a reliable source that the GREEN MEN will be at the game tonight...no NHL, they're out of work too, so nice to hear that they are getting involved in the Junior game. I'm actually friends with the Green Men, who came to visit me this summer. Took them out on Sproat Lake, it was a fun time....
It's student and children night as they can come to the game for just $5.00!!
The Bulldogs are on a two game winning streak, sweeping the weekend in Powell River, while the Clippers have won four in a row including two last weekend over Cowichan. They have been playing great hockey as of late as they are unbeaten in regulation in 7 games, winning 6 of those.
The Bulldogs lead the season series 2-1 with wins of 5-2 and 7-2, but the Clippers won the most recent meeting by a score of 5-0 at the Dog Pound on October 13th. It was just a night after the Dogs had won their fourth in a row with a 7-2 win in Nanaimo. It was the beginning of a six game losing streak for the Dogs, so here's hoping they learnt a thing or two about preperation, and not getting too high after winning two straight, or too low after one loss turned to six!
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Bulldog Maury Edwards is tonight's 2nd intermission guest.
Maury is currently playing with the Cincinnati Cyclones of the ECHL
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Congrats to the Midget Fusion, who brought home a bronze medal over the weekend. Sounds like an incredible finish in the bronze game to hold on against Nanaimo.. Thanks Aaron and Leanne Savard for the updates!
FEMALE MIDGET FUSION TAKE HOME THE BRONZE
The Female Midget Fusion took home the Bronze medal in a tournament in Kerry Park on Remembrance Day long weekend.
They played a remarkable 7 games over the three days of incredible female hockey!
In their first game they faced they arch rivals Comox Chiefs who took first place in the league last year. It was a hard-fought, penalty filled game, but in the end, we lost 3 – 1, with Brittney Savard scoring the only goal, assisted by Tia Anderson. Sarah Dawson faced a tremendous amount of shots and kept her team in the game. Brittney Savard was MVP.
They came to play in their second game on Saturday against Cowichan Valley. Tia Anderson started them off with an unassisted goal, and then it was Brittney Savard, unassisted, and Faith Larieviere finished off the first period with a goal assisted by Shellsea Steed. Angelle Welsh scored the only goal in the second period assisted by Mariah Westra and Brittney Savard. Then it was Brittney Savard scoring unassisted to start off the third period. Jessie Vissia scored unassisted, and then Brittney Savard ended the game with her third goal of the game. Final score was 7 – 2 for the Fusion. MVP was Tia Anderson
In their first game of 3 on Sunday, they faced Sooke, who ended up winning the tournament. It was a really great game and the girls fought hard against a really tough team. They didn’t score any goals but held them off and Sooke didn’t score at all in the third period. Final score was 5 – 0 for Sooke, and Sarah Dawson got the well deserved MVP!
The second game of the day was against Nanaimo, who they tied in exhibition play pre-season. We knew we were in for a tough game, but definitely showed up to play this game! Brittney Savard opened the scoring at the end of the first period unassisted. Jessie Vissia scored a beauty goal in the beginning of the second period assisted by Jessica Savard and Tia Anderson, and then Shayla Frechette got the winning goal just 2 minutes into the third period again assisted by Jessica Savard. The final score in this game was 3 – 2 for Fusion and Sophie Vanderlee got the MVP.
In their third game of the day, the Fusion faced the host team, Kerry Park. It was a great game to watch as the girls all really came together and pulled off another win! Mariah Westra got the only goal on the first period with an assist by Jessie Vissia. Then she got another one in the second period assisted by Brittney Savard. Then Brittney got one unassisted. Jessie Vissia finished the second period with a goal assisted by Mariah Westra. Faith Lariviere opened the scoring in the third period with a goal from Danika Bratt and Sophie Vanderlee. Then Brittney Savard scored two more goals assisted by Kaitlyn Heck and Jessica Savard, making another hatrick for Brittney! MVP was Mariah Westra.
In the semi final game on Monday, the Fusion faced Comox again to fight for a spot in the gold medal game. Fusion ran into penalty trouble and just couldn’t hold off the strength of the Comox team. Mariah Westra scored the only goal for the Fusion in the end of the first period assisted by Jessie Vissia. Comox won the game 5 – 1 to move on to the gold medal game. But the Fusion were still in the running for the Bronze medal, MVP for this game was Whitnie Senger.
The Bronze medal game was over the top exciting! The Fusion faced Nanaimo again, and it was back and forth for the first period with Nanaimo opening the scoring, but Mariah Westra came back and scored 20 seconds later assisted by Whitnie Senger. Nanaimo came back and scored a minute later, but Jessie Vissia got us back in the game 2 minutes after that. The only goal in the second period and the tying goal was scored by Jessica Savard, assisted by Whitnie Senger. Nanaimo went ahead again at the beginning of the third period, but Whitnie Senger shot a beauty from the blue line assisted by Mariah Westra to tie it up again. Then with 5 minutes left in the game Mariah Westra scored the winning goal assisted by Whitnie Senger. Nanaimo tried with all their might to tie it up, and with a 2 man advantage, pulled their goalie and it was 6 on 3 for almost the whole final 2 minutes of the game, but the Fusion pulled it together and fought hard, ending up with the win 5 – 4 and the Bronze medal!! MVP for this game was Shayla Frechette.
This was a wonderful experience for all the girls and they really pulled together this weekend. The parents, and coaches are all very proud of how the girls handled themselves and how they represented Port Alberni very well this weekend. It is only the start for these girls, expect to hear more about the Alberni Valley Midget Fusion in the coming season!