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Off To The Death Camps

Off To The Death Camps

Sundays are typically good quiet days to reflect on the week that has passed. It is now September 18th. We are leaving Vienna, and for the first time in weeks, I am not hung over. After a decent but shorter ride we arrive at Olympia Olomouc mall in the Czech Republic and there is a TV in the middle playing a Canada vs Czech Republic game from a tournament being held in Canada. Canada was of course winning. Go Team Canada! However, it was thee lunch stop and since we were at a food court I had to try local food… I at at this local place that serves fried chicken in wraps called KFC.


Back on the bus and we arrived at the Birkenau concentration camp. It had gotten really foggy, dark, and cool as we arrived there with spots of rain. It was very spooky. I went in two of the buildings and there was lots of Jewish groups having guided tours. I didn’t read most of the plaques or go in most of the buildings, the place just hit me with sorrow and I just wandered around the paths.


Next we went across the street to the much smaller and more interesting Auschwitz camp. This place was built in the late 1800’s to house the Polish troops from the Franco-Prussian war. Then around 1940 the entire town was deserted as the Polish peoples were no longer allowed to live in the area and their leaders were jailed here. Then as this place was filled up, the second camp was built across the street. If you went to Auschwitz you were lucky compared to Birkenau.


I managed to go through three buildings, each of the twenty some buildings are dedicated to the story of a different group of people that were “holcausted”. The buildings I went through told the stories of the Polish People, the Politicians and the Cripples. After that I couldn’t take anymore and had to just wander around. Something was just not right and I’m a person that needs to know why to understand and there is just no why when it comes to the holocaust.

Then it was off to Krakow for dinner, and then a night on the town. Not sure how much money to take out, I take out 250 Polish Zlotys. ($90 CAD) I had lots of shots at an awesome shots bar. As everyone else mostly decided to leave to find a club, I wasn’t really in the mood so I went to get a Chicken Kabab that tasted off but I was drunk and hungry so I ate it anyways (a big mistake). The other person I was walking back with wanted to go to the gift shop at the Hard Rock Cafe so I waited outside for her. As we were walking down the street every single place on the Main Street it seems converts to a Strip-club, and get calls to come in. I was really partied out at this point and getting sick from the Kabab.


Since the Summer I was getting these bubbles on my head, and still am but not as bad. This night incredibly drunk, I decide that I need to get a better look at this. It has been worrying me since before the trip, and I didn’t have time to see a doctor. I therefore spend two hours in the shower shaving my head with a face razor. This was a huge ordeal, and I wanted to give up a few times. How can you give up with a partly shaved head? So I had to finish.


The next morning was a free day for the morning, I went to the old town square and met up with the “free” walking tour. We spent hours going around and seeing everything and learning the importance of Krakow since Medieval times, and finishing with the castle. I tipped him 50 Zloty for the amazing tour, which apparently was an excessive amount. On the way back to the hotel, I stopped at another Kabab place for lunch.


The group then took the bus to the nearby salt mine. This place was beyond amazing and we walked for hours through this maze of underground marvels. There was the most amazing cathedral carved in the cave. Although I couldn’t take a picture of it without buying a licence. My feet were so sore this day, the tough skin was starting to crack and bleed at this point of the trip. It was a lot of walking for sandals.

Then we went back to town to make and eat Polish Pirogies and other awesome Polish food. Since My feet were sore I didn’t go out and had drinks near the IBIS Budget hotel.

The next morning we left Krakow, we made a few hour stop along the way in the beautiful town of Banská Bystrica, Slovakia. Unlike Pisa, the whole church is leaning in this town. I had to borrow pocket change in this town as my Euros were in the suitcase and we were transitioning from Zlotys to Forints and I really needed to use the washroom. After touring the town, I found the grocery store and picked up lunch on my credit card. We then took the best group photo of the trip and were off to Hungary.

The QMJHL finals come to Saint John & Moncton

The QMJHL finals come to Saint John & Moncton

Last night I was at Harbour Station for the game 6 of the QMJHL semi-finals which the Sea Dogs took a 7-1 victory to end the series 4-2.

Despite this, I really think this could cost them dearly. They should have done it in 4. Taking so long well proves that they may not have the steam left that Moncton clearly has in them. This next series will be much more than interesting as the Sea Dogs will give it everything they have left and will not go quietly in the dark.

My prediction is that the Moncton Wildcats take the finals in Game 7.

QMJHL Semi-finals Game 2

QMJHL Semi-finals Game 2

Tonight I decided to go see a Sea Dogs game at Harbour Station. If it goes poorly this could be the last game of the year at Harbour Station. Perhaps with all the hockey I’ve done recently on Rogers TV, this is rehab. Even Christina Rogers was here.

The game is starting out very tense, there should be some penalties soon. Although there are slot of people here there are many empty seats. Yeap, there was a tripping penalty and the Tigres have a power play heading into the 2nd Half of the first period. Now the Tigre have a penalty and the Sea Dogs will get a power play in a minute.

All the photos taken for the website are now on Flickr

All the photos taken for the website are now on Flickr

We have taken over a thousand photos over the four days. Instead of choosing the best I am posting all the “in focus” photos for the weekend on flicker. If you see a photo you like and want the original high resolution .jpg file for free you may e-mail me at charles@cefm.ca. Be sure to comment on the photos as well so everyone can know what you think if the photos.

Photos on Flicker

Moncton takes Cornwall 5-4 in Finals Action

Moncton takes Cornwall 5-4 in Finals Action


After a long weekend here at the Lord Beaverbrook Rink here in Saint John NB, the Moncton Mark’s Work Wearhouse Flyers are on their way to Selkirk MB for the Telus Cup after the most intense battle of the tournament.

In first period action, Moncton’s Gino Goguen comes out with an early hooking penalty that Cornwall’s Darcy Ashley took advantage of for the period’s only goal at 1:00 this period featured lots of physical action with few shots on goal.

The second period started out like the first with an early penalty by Alex Saulnier leading to Cornwall’s Brent Andrews landing a power-play goal at 1:33. That goal released Alex Saulnier from the box who thirty-two seconds later at 2:03 scored on Cornwall goaltender Devon Cudmore. Later a 6:46 Moncton’s Jean-Marc Leger ties up the game with Flyers second goal. Then the Flyers lay two more goals on with Curtis Leet #18 and Alex Saulnier #21 at 11:54. However, Cornwall not wanting to go quietly in the night respond at 13:46 with their third goal by Brandon Carter #16.

The third period was filled with eight penalties and a goal apiece for Cornwall’s star Jordan Costello (11:09) and Moncton’s Gino Goguen. Shots on goal were 24-21 in the Flyers favour.

There were over a thousand photos taken during the tournament many will be posted here over this week.

Final Game- HNB at HPEI

Home Team: Cornwall Thunder (HPEI)

Guest Team: Moncton Flyers (HNB)

Start Time: 1pm

Arena: Lord Beaverbrook Rink

Referee: TBD

Linesmen: TBD

Goals

1 2 3 OT SO Total
HPEI 1 2 1 0 0 4
HNB 0 4 1 0 0 5

Shots on Goal

1 2 3 OT SO Total
HPEI 5 7 9 0 0 21
HNB 6 12 7 0 0 24

Starting Goaltenders

Home: Devon Cudmore #29

Guest: Aaron Hamilton #31

Goals

First Period

1:00 HPEI- Darcy Ashley #7 Assist- Brent Andrews #9 and Jordan Costello #11 PPG

Second Period

1:33 HPEI- Brent Andrews #6 Assist- Darcy Ashley #7 PPG

2:05 HNB- Alex Saulnier #21 Assist- Tyrone Sock #3 and Pierre Durepos #23

6:46 HNB- Jean-Marc Leger #16 – Unassisted PPG

10:44 HNB- Curtis Leet #18 Assist- Sawyer Hannay #27

11:54 HNB- Alex Saulnier #21 – Unassisted

13:46 HPEI- Brandon Carter #16 Assist- Brody MacDonald #18 and Brent Andrews #9

Third Period

11:09 HPEI- Jordan Costello #11 Assist- Brent Andrews #9 PPG

14:18 HNB- Gino Gougen #12 Assist- Tyrone Sock #3 and Allain Saulnier #19 PPG

Penalties

First Period

0:15 HNB- Gino Goguen #12 – Hooking (2:00)

5:00 HNB- Joslin Gallant #25 – Tripping (2:00)

7:57 HNB- Curtis Leet #18 – Hooking (2:00)

10:36 HPEI- Dylan McGuigan #19 – Crosschecking (2:00)

Second Period

0:30 HNB- Alex Saulnier #21 – Slashing (2:00)

5:26 HPEI- Matt Kelly #2 – Slashing (2:00)

8:00 HPEI- Matt Myers #22 – Tripping (2:00)

14:27 HNB- Sawyer Hannay #27 – Goaltender Interference (2:00)

14:35 HPEI- Jordan Costello #11 – Slashing (2:00)

Third Period

0:07 HPEI- Jordan Costello #11 – Tripping (2:00)

4:15 HNB- Sawyer Hannay #27 – Interference (2:00)

6:23 HPEI- Darcy Ashley #7 – Hooking (2:00)

9:08 HNB- Pierre Durepos #23 – Holding (2:00)

10:40 HNB- Curtis Leet #18 – Hooking (2:00)

13:17 HPEI- Darcy Ashley #7 – Hooking (2:00)

17:58 HNB- Gino Goguen #12 – Tripping (2:00)

19:58 HNB- Allain Saulnier #19 – Tripping (2:00)

Team MVP Awards

Home: #4 Ken Costello

Away: #16 Jean-Marc Leger

Game 10: Moncton 3 @ Cornwall 6

Game 10: Moncton 3 @ Cornwall 6

This game featured a warm-up for the final gold medal game slated for Sunday at 1:00 pm. As many times as these two teams play there is always something to play for. Both teams played a hard fought battle showing no backing off in saving energy for Sunday. These two teams proved that Sunday’s gold medal game will no doubt be a high-intensity hard-hitting affair. Shots on goal for this final round-robin game were 22-17 favouring HPEI’s Cornwall Thunder.

Play resumes Sunday at 1 pm with the finals featuring Moncton (HNB) vs. Cornwall (HPEI) at the Lord Beaverbrook Rink in Saint John NB.

Home Team: Cornwall Thunder (HPEI)

Away Team: Moncton Flyers (HNB)

Start Time: 3:30pm

Arena: Lord Beaverbrook Rink

Referee: TBD

Linesmen: TBD

Goals

1 2 3 OT SO Total
HPEI 2 3 1 0 0 6
HNB 2 1 0 0 0 3

Shots on Goal

1 2 3 OT SO Total
HPEI 5 9 8 0 0 22
HNB 5 8 4 0 0 17

Goals

First Period

8:41 HNB- Allain Saunier #19 Assist- Pierre Durepos #23

13:39 HPEI- Brody McDonald #18 Assist- Devin Cudmore #29 and Brent Andrews #9 PPG

17:52 HPEI- Jason Smallman #28 Assist- Matt Myers #22 and Brody McDonald #18 PPG

18:14 HNB- Jean-Marc Leger #16 Assist- Zach Cahill #6

Second Period

9:40 HNB- Alex Saulnier #19 Assist- Allain Saulnier #21

15:28 HPEI- Dylan McGuigan #19 Assist- Brandon Carter #16 and Devon Gunn #89

16:12 HPEI- Spencer Mongomery #14 Assist- Jordan Costello #11 and Darcy Ashley #7

17:39 HPEI- Matt Myers #22 Assist- Brent Andrews #9

Third Period

8:27 HPEI- Deven Gunn #12 Assist- #12 Ben MacSwain

Penalties

First Period

2:58 HPEI- Matthew Myers #22 – Slashing (2:00)

9:14 HNB- Matt Leblanc #9 – Crosschecking (2:00)

11:08 HPEI- Dylan McGuigan #19 – Elbowing (2:00)

12:12 HNB- Dan McNeil #14 – Crosschecking (2:00)

16:18 HNB- Christian Garland #10 – Slashing (2:00)

19:29 HNB- Sawyer Hannay #27 – Slashing (2:00)

Second Period

5:33  – HPEI- Ben MacDonald #10 – Crosschecking (2:00)

7:54 – HPEI- Jason Smallman #28 – Elbowing (2:00)

8:11 – HNB- Nick Smith #24 – Shashing (2:00)

15:10 – HNB- Zack Cahill #6 – Tripping (2:00)

18:26 HNB- Curtis Leet #18 – High Sticking (2:00)

19:29 HPEI-Brandon Carter #16 – Slashing (2:00)

19:59 HNB- Alex Saunier #21 – Interference (2:00)

Third Period

4:09 HPEI- Zach Evans-Renaud #3 – Tripping (2:00)

5:31 HPEI – Logan Reid #33 – Tripping (2:00)

10:42 HNB- Dan McNeil #14 – Roughing (2:00)

13:10 HNB- Sawyer Hannay #27 – Elbowing (2:00)

15:10 HPEI- Jason Camron #79 – Goaltender Interference (2:00)

16:08 HNB- Sawyer Hannay #27 – Kneeing (2:00)

Team MVP Awards

Home: #12 Ben McSwain

Away: #23 Pierre Durepos

Game 9: Saint John 1 vs. Cole Harbour 5

Game 9: Saint John 1 vs. Cole Harbour 5

In first period action in what many at the rink hoped would be the shoe-in for the Vito’s in tomorrow’s finals proved to not be the case as in the first period Cole Harbour nets a 3-0 lead with goals from 5:36 Christopher Riguse #11, 16:42 Michael Clarke 19#, and 19:04 Brandon Duke #20.

The second period was fast with six penalties but the scoring did not resume until the third period when Saint John’s Jared Hicks broke the 2 period goose egg at 8:31. That however did not deter Cole Harbour from responding with Michael Crowley (10:42) and Mitchell Maynard (18:26) each scoring a goal to finish off the game with a 5-1 victory, dashing Saint John’s chances for a finals berth.

Home Team: Cole Harbour McCains (HNS)

Away Team: Saint John Vito’s (Host)

Start Time: 12:30pm

Arena: Lord Beaverbrook Rink

Referee: TBD

Linesmen: TBD

Goals

1 2 3 OT SO Total
HNS 3
0
2
0
0
5
Host
0
0
1
0
0
1

Shots on Goal

1 2 3 OT SO Total
HNS
8
11 8
0
0
27
Host
3
8 8
0
0
19

Goals

First Period

5:36 HNS- Christopher Riguse #11  Assist- Jordon Mock #8

16:42 HNS- Michael Clarke 19# Assist- Christopher Riguse #11

19:04 HNS- Brandon Duke #20 Assist- Matthew English #15 and Luke Dillman #22

Third Period

8:31 Host- Jared Hicks #10 Assist- Kyle Mathews #15 and Jordan Bruce #18

10:42 HNS- Michael Crowley #21 Assist- Brendan Duke #20 PPG

18:26 HNS- Mitchell Maynard #4 Assist- Dane McPhee #16 and Christopher Riguse #21

Penalties

First Period

1:25 Host- Cody Kennedy #11 – Elbowing (2:00)

13:35 HNS-  Christopher Riguse #11 – Cross Checking (2:00)

14:38 Host- Mike Richard #9 – Hooking (2:00)

Second Period

5:19 Host- Brad Badger #5 – Tripping (2:00)

11:56 Host- Robert Green #25 – Tripping (2:00)

12:47 Host- Jamie Bishop #4 – Slashing (2:00)

16:60 HNS- Jordan Mock #8 – Boarding (2:00)

18:10 Host- Aiden Kelly #22 – Hooking (2:00)

19:43 HNS- Jordan Mock #8 – High Sticking (2:00)

Third Period

6:13 HNS- Brendan Duke #20 – Interference (2:00)

10:14 Host- Devon Doucette #3 – Elbowing (2:00)

10:14 Host- Cody Kennedy #11 – Game Misconduct (10:00)

Team MVP Awards

Home: #11 Christopher Riguse

Away: #20 Matt Bursey

Game 8: St. John’s 2 @ Cornwall 4

Game 8: St. John’s 2 @ Cornwall 4

Play resumed this morning at the LBR. So far in the first period action HPEI’s Cornwall Thunder have taken an early lead with a 2-0 score. Cornwall’s Darcy Ashley started off the games scoring at 5:01. The second goal came at 14:27 by Jordan Costello taking advantage of a power play resulting from a roughing call. The other notable aspect of this period is that Cornwall received 3 penalties all for interference.

After a second period of intense action the moral of this game is staying out of the penalty box as the periods seven penalties have led to two of the periods three goal. With 5 on 3 action Cornwall sunk the periods first goal at 3:10 by Matt Myers. Then at 6:07 St. John’s started a comeback with a goal by Ryan Walsh. Then to finish off the period at 17:55 Fog Devils forward Andrew Ryan completed a power play goal. Finishing off the third period was one more final goal from PEI’s Brandon Carter early in the period at 4:15. Then at 7:04 Fog Devils key player Jacob Pitcher was removed with a game misconduct for hitting from behind.The final score was 4-2 for Cornwall eliminating the Fog Devil’s from the finals tomorrow. Shots on goal were even at 22 a piece.

Home Team: St. John’s Fog Devils (HNL)

Away Team: Cornwall Thunder (HPEI)

Start Time: 9am

Arena: Lord Beaverbrook Rink

Referee: TBD

Linesmen: TBD

Goals

1 2 3 OT SO Total
HNL
0
2
0
0
0
2
HPEI 2 1 1
0
0
4

Shots on Goal

1 2 3 OT SO Total
HNL 7 8 7
0
0
22
HPEI 5 10 7
0
0
22

Goals

First Period

5:01 HPEI- Darcy Ashley #7 Assist- Brody McDonald #18 and Matt Myers #22

14:27 HPEI- Jordan Costello #11 Assist- Brent Andrews #9 PPG

Second Period

3:10 HPEI- Matt Myers #22 Assist- Brody MacDonald #18 PPG

6:07 HNL- Ryan Walsh #4 Assist- Brandon Bussey #27 and Andrew Sullivan #24

17:55 HNL- Andrew Ryan #19 Assist- Michael Cole #16 and Zach O’Brien #9 PPG

Third Period

4:15 HPEI- Brandon Carter #16 Assist- Jordan Costello #11 and Darcy Ashley #7

Penalties

First Period

8:58 HPEI- Zach Evans-Renaud #3 – Interference (2:00)

13:57 HNL- Dylan Brake #3 – Roughing (2:00)

16:56 HPEI- Brody McDonald #18 – Interference (2:00)

Second Period

2:49 HNL- Dylan Brake #3 – Roughing (2:00)

3:02 HNL- Jacob Pitcher #11 Roughing (2:00)

6:35 HNL- Brandon Bussey #27 – Holding (2:00)

9:59 HPEI- Matt Kelly #2 – Slashing (2:00)

15:13 HNL- Michael Cole #16 – Goaltender Interference (2:00)

17:32 HPEI- Brody McDonald #18 – Interference (2:00)

19:41 HNL- Rodney Mahoney #18 Unsportsmanlike Conduct (2:00)

Third Period

7:04 HNL- Jacob Pitcher #11 – Goaltender Interference (2:00) / Hitting from Behind (Game Misconduct)

10:35 HPEI- Matt Kelly #2 – Hooking (2:00)

18:31 HPEI – Darcy Ashley #7 – Cross Checking (2:00)

Team MVP Awards

Home: Andrew Ryan #19

Away: Devon Cudmore #29

Game 7 Moncton (HNB) 3 vs. Saint John (Host) 3

Game 7 Moncton (HNB) 3 vs. Saint John (Host) 3

In the first period of play, the first half was rather uneventful until the eight-minute mark that set off a string of penalties until Vito’s #4 Jamie Bishop scored a power-play goal at 14:05. The shots were fairly even with an 8-7 lead for Moncton at the end of the period.

The second-period action went well for the Vito’s as they manage to take two goals twenty seconds apart with Matt Bursey at 5:42 and Jordan Bruce at 6:02. The latter causing the Flyers to switch goaltenders and Aaron Hamilton #31 took over from Scott Cale #29.

The third-period action definitely changed the face or this game as the Moncton Flyers came back with a goal early in the period at 0:27 by Pierre Durepos, followed shortly after by Alex Saulnier at 3:58. Then following a hard fought game just as Vito’s fans were starting to enjoy their victory when at 19:58 Allain Saulnier scored the final goal leaving this the only tied game so far at 3-3. The final shots on goal were 21-17 favouring Moncton.

Action will resume with the final 3 round-robin games starting with Cornwall at St. John’s at 9 am then at 12:30 pm Saint John at Cole Harbour, to be webcast live here at www.majormidgetatlantics.ca. Finishing off the day will be Moncton at Cornwall at 3:30 pm, that will be covered live and then repeated at 7 pm on Rogers TV.

Home Team: Saint John Vito’s (Host)

Away Team: Moncton Flyers (HNB)

Start Time: 8 pm

Arena: Lord Beaverbrook Rink

Referee: TBD

Linesmen: TBD

Goals

1 2 3 OT SO Total
Host 1 2 0 0 0 3
HNB 0 0 3 0 0 3

Shots on Goal

1 2 3 OT SO Total
Host 7 5 5 0 0 17
HNB 8 6 7 0 0 21

Goals

First Period

14:05 Host- Jamie Bishop #4 – Unassisted PPG

Second Period

5:42 Host- Matt Bursey #20 Assist- Josh Carter #19 and Jamie Bishop #4

6:02 Host- Jordan Bruce #18 Assist- Jared Hicks #10 and Jamie Bishop #4

Third Period

0:27 HNB- Pierre Durepos #23 – Unassisted

3:58 HNB- Alex Saulnier #21 Assist- Allain Saulnier #19

19:58 HNB- Allain Saulnier #19 Assist- Alex Saulnier #21

Penalties

First Period

8:06 Host- Josh Carter #19 – Hooking (2:00)

11:38 HNB- Alexander Scully #4 – Hooking (2:00)

12:19 HNB- Sawyer Hannah #27 – Cross Checking (2:00)

12:43 HNB- Tyrone Sock #3 – Roughing after the Whistle (2:00)

Second Period

14:55 Host- Joslin Gallant #25 – Elbowing (2:00)

18:25 Allain Saulnier #19 – Hooking (2:00)

Third Period

12:47 Host- Cody Kennedy #11 – Slashing (2:00)

13:10 HNB- Allain Saulnier #19 – Hooking (2:00)

Team MVP Awards

Home: #4 Jamie Bishop

Away: #27 Sawyer Hannay

Game 6: Cole Harbour (HNS) 2 @ St. John’s (HNL) 5

Game 6: Cole Harbour (HNS) 2 @ St. John’s (HNL) 5

Early in the first period it did not take the Fog Devils long to show the direction the game was going to take. Upon 0:23 into the game Zach O’Brian sunk the games first goal against McCains goaltender Ben Clark. Although Clark’s attempt should not dissmissed as he protected the net from 10 more shots as the Fog Devils only managed to get one more past him as Ryan Walsh #4 scored the periods second and Final goal.

The second period was definitely a “Featuring the Fog Devils” kind of period as all the goals and penalties featured the Fog Devils. St. John’s sunk 3 goals past the McCains starting with Michael Cole’s at the 0:13 second mark, followed by Zach O’Brien’s second game goal at 7:35 and the final from Andrew Ryan at 13:24. However all the penalties resulted in a 12-8 reversal for Cole Harbour in the shots on goal numbers.

Third period play was very even in shots on goal and penalties however Cole Harbour attempted to make a comeback with two close together goals midway through the period. The goals were by Christopher Riguse #11 at 9:15 and Tyler Doyle #14 at 10:48. Shots on goal were 26-21 favouring the Fog Devils.

Returning after two hard fought victories today, this evening’s game will be the “Battle of New Brunswick” with Moncton Flyers (HNB) taking on the hometown Saint John Vito’s (Host) at 8pm. The game will be broadcast live on Rogers TV and Saturday @ 6pm on 96.1 NewSong FM.

Home Team: St. John’s Fog Devils (HNL)

Away Team: Cole Harbour McCains (HNS)

Start Time: 5pm

Arena: Lord Beaverbrook Rink

Referee: TBD

Linesmen: TBD

Goals

1 2 3 OT SO Total
HNL 2 3
0
0
0
5
HNS
0
0
2
0
0
2

Shots on Goal

1 2 3 OT SO Total
HNL 12 8
6
0
0
26
HNS 3 12
6
0
0
21

Goals

First Period

0:23 HNL- Zach O’Brien #9 Assist- Michael Cole #16

13:11 HNL- Ryan Walsh #4 Assist- Dylan Sheldon #6 and Robert Cahill #22 PPG

Second Period

0:13 HNL-  Michael Cole #16 Assist- Zach O’Brien #9

7:34 HNL- Zach O’Brien #9 Assist- Andrew Ryan #19 and Rodney Mahoney #18

13:24 HNL- Andrew Ryan #19 Assist- Zach O’Brien #9 and Steve Gillard #44

Third Period

9:15 HNS- Christopher Riguse #11 Assist-Dane McPhee #16 and Michael Clarke #19

10:48 HNS- Tyler Doyle #14 Assist- Brendan Duke #20 and Mitchell Maynard #4

Penalties

First Period

4:02 HNL- Andrew Sullivan #24 – Elbowing (2:00)

13:28 HNS- Tyler Doyle #14 – Holding (2:00)

16:54 HNS- Brett Baker #3 – High Sticking (2:00)

17:48 HNS- Matthew English #15 – Elbowing (2:00)

Second Period

5:16 HNL- Andrew Sullivan #24 – Cross Checking (2:00)

9:05 HNL- Brandon Bussey #27 – Tripping (2:00)

13:47 HNL- Cody Squires #10 – Kneeing (2:00)

14:23 HNL- Brandon Bussey #27 – Slashing (2:00)

Third Period

12:03 HNL- Mitchell Martin #15 – Hooking (2:00)

12:47 HNS- Brandon Duke #20 – Cross Checking (2:00)

18:24 HNS- Tyler Doyle #14 – Cross Checking (2:00)

18:24 HNL- Steve Gillard #44 – Interference (2:00)

Team MVP Awards

Home: #9 Zach O’Brien

Away: #17 J. P. Harvey

Game 5: Saint John (Host) 2 @ Cornwall (HPEI) 1

Game 5: Saint John (Host) 2 @ Cornwall (HPEI) 1

Although the first period was played very disciplined by the Vito’s the period’s action began before the puck even dropped as Cornwall’s Dylan McGuigan #19 received an Unsportsmanlike Conduct penalty. The game was played very fast albeit very light on the shots on goal with 4 a piece and none successful.

It did not take much however in the second period for the Vito’s Matt Bursey to land the only goal of the second period at 0:36. The true hero of the period was Vito’s goaltender Matthew Murphy who covered 8 amazing saves, many from point-blank range.

Through out the third period, the Vito’s had a difficult time staying out of the penaly box resulting in the final goal at the end of the period to break the shout-out by Cornwall’s Darcy Ashley at 19:53. the Vito’s had just taken a 2-0 lead prior to that goal by #22 Aidan Kelly at 18:32, which unfortunately resulted in Matt Bursey heading to the dressing room with an injury after providing an assist to the Kelly goal.  The saving graces for the Vito’s in this game seemed to be Matthew Murphy at goal after an inspirational turnaround based on his tough playoff series against the Moncton Flyers. The shots on goal for the game were 20-13 favouring Cornwall.

Great hockey action continues here at the Lord Beaverbrook Rink in Saint John later today at 5pm with Cole Harbour and St. John’s (HNL). Returning after two hard-fought victories today, this evening’s game will be the “Battle of New Brunswick” with Moncton Flyers (HNB) taking on the hometown Saint John Vito’s (Host) at 8 pm. The game will be broadcast live on Rogers TV and Saturday @ 6 pm on 96.1 NewSong FM.

Home Team: Cornwall Thunder (HPEI)

Away Team: Saint John Vito’s (Host)

Start Time: 1:30pm

Arena: Lord Beaverbrook Rink

Referee: TBD

Linesmen: TBD

Goals

1 2 3 OT SO Total
HPEI 0 0 1 0 0 1
Host 0 1 1 0 0 2

Shots on Goal

1 2 3 OT SO Total
HPEI 4 8 8 0 0 20
Host 4 4 5 0 0 13

Goals

First Period

No Goals

Second Period

0:36 Host- Matt Bursey #20 – Unassisted

Third Period

18:32 Host- Aidan Kelly #22 Assist- Matt Bursey #20

19:53 HPEI- Darcy Ashley #7 Assist- Jordan Costello #11 PPG

Penalties

First Period

0:00 HPEI- Dylan McGuigan #19 – Unsportsmanlike Conduct (2:00)

8:51 HPEI- Matt Myers #22 – Tripping (2:00)

14:50 HPEI- Isaack MacDonald #8 – Tripping (2:00)

Second Period

9:09 Host- Jordan Bruce #18 – Hooking (2:00)

Third Period

0:20 MacKenzie Kierstead #2 – Interference (2:00)

4:04 Cody Kennedy #11 – Hooking (2:00)

8:46 Robert Green #25 – Slashing (2:00)

Team MVP Awards

Home: Brent Andrews #9

Away: Matthew Murphy #30

Game 4: Cole Harbour 1 vs. Moncton 4

Game 4: Cole Harbour 1 vs. Moncton 4

Late in the first-period, the Moncton Flyers (HNB) took on an early first-period lead with a goal by Allain Saulnier. There was solid goaltending at both ends and was definitely a fast and physical first period.

In the second period , the heavy physical play continued resulting in 5 penalties the most notable coming late in the period when Moncton’s Nick Smith was removed from the game and issued a game misconduct for hitting from behind. Then Cole Harbour’s Michael Crowley took advantage of this by 1:27 later sinking a power-play goal at 17:48.

The third-period action was not disappointing for Moncton (HNB) as the period started with Cole Harbour’s Jarett Johns being removed from the game for Hitting from Behind. Then later Moncton’s Tyrone Sock took advantage of a 4 on 4 to sink the tie-breaking goal at 11:47, resulting in a power play in which he sunk a power-play goal at 12:15. Then near the end of the game, Cole Harbour’s Jordon Mock was ejected for High Sticking (2:00), Unsportsmanlike Conduct (2:00), and a Game Misconduct (10:00). Moncton’s Allain Saulnier took advantage of this to sink his second goal of the game during the power play at 19:43. The shots on goal for the game were 22-12 favouring Moncton.

Great hockey action continues here at the Lord Beaverbrook Rink in Saint John later today with Saint John (Host) vs. Cornwall (HPEI) at 1:30 pm, then Cole Harbour returns at 5 pm to take on St. John’s (HNL). Finishing off the evening will be the “Battle of New Brunswick” with Moncton (HNB) vs. Saint John (Host) at 8 pm to be broadcast live on Rogers TV and Saturday @ 6 pm on NewSong FM.

Home Team: Moncton Flyers (HNB)

Away Team: Cole Harbour McCains (HNS)

Start Time: 10am

Arena: Lord Beaverbrook Rink

Referee: TBD

Linesmen: TBD

Goals

1 2 3 OT SO Total
HNB 1 0 3 0 0 4
HNS 0 1 0 0 0 1

Shots on Goal

1 2 3 OT SO Total
HNB 6 7 9 0 0 22
HNS 4 3 5 0 0 12

Goals

First Period

18:56 HNB- Allain Saulnier #19 Assist- Alex Saulnier #21

Second Period

17:48 HNS- Michael Crowley #21 Assist- Theodore Hannah #6 PPG

Third Period

11:47 HNB- Tyrone Sock #3 Assist- Allain Saunier #19

12:15 HNB- Tyrone Sock #3 Assist- Alex Saulnier #21 and Jean-Marc Legere #16

19:43 HNB- Allain Saunier #19 Assist- Gino Goguen #12 and Pierre Durepos #23

Penalties

First Period

3:58 HNS- Regean Martin #11 – Holding (2:00)

12:49 HNS- Alexander Scully #4 – Tripping (2:00)

Second Period

4:31 HNB- Alex Saulnier #21 – Holding (2:00)

8:47 HNS- Dane McPhee #16 – Illegal Equipment (2:00)

11:48 HNB- Christan Garland #10 – Interference (2:00)

13:26 HNS- Jordan Mock #8 – Roughing (2:00)

16:21 HNB- Nick Smith #24 – Hitting from Behind (2:00 + Game Misconduct)

Third Period

3:05 HNS- Jarret John #5 – Hitting from Behind (2:00 + Game  Misconduct)

9:49 HNB- Jean-Marc Leger #16 – Holding (2:00)

10:31 HNS- Christopher Riguse #11 – Cross Checking (2:00)

15:38 HNB- Sawyer Hannay #27 – Tripping (2:00)

18:57 HNS- Jordan Mock #8 – High Sticking (2:00) / Unsportsmanlike Conduct (2:00) / Game Misconduct (10:00)

Team MVP Awards

Home: Tyrone Sock #3

Away: Theodore Hannah #6

Game 3: St. John’s 5 @ Saint John 2

Game 3: St. John’s 5 @ Saint John 2

If an image could say a thousand words than all you need is this first picture to describe this 1st period here tonight at the Lord Beaverbrook Rink. The Fog Devils coming from their tired first game loss, left Saint John behind with a 3-1 score at the end of the 1st period St. John’s goals were by Michael Cole (x2) and Robert Cale with one goal by Vito’s Greg Edgecome.

In the second period action the Fog Devils (Gillard) and Vito’s (Carter) end the period one goal a peace. However the Fog Devils were out-shot. (8-6) Will this mean the Fog Devils have run out of steam to keep their 4-2 lead? Only the 3rd period will tell.

Despite being almost 2-1 out-shot in the third period the Fog Devils not only managed to hold on to their lead, but increased it with a final fifth goal (Bussey) late in the 5th period.

Play continues tomorrow starting with Cole Harbour (HNS) vs. Moncton (HNB) at 10am, followed by Saint John (Host) vs. Cornwall (HPEI) at 1:30pm, then Cole Harbour returns at 5pm to take on St. John’s (HNL). Finishing off the evening will be the “Battle of New Brunswick” with Moncton (HNB) vs. Saint John (Host) at 8pm to be broadcast live on Rogers TV and Saturday @ 6pm on NewSong FM.

Home Team: Saint John Vito’s (Host)

Away Team: St. John’s Fog Devils (HPEI)

Start Time: 8pm

Arena: Lord Beaverbrook Rink

Referee: Ryan Murphy

Linesmen: Michael Homer

Goals

1 2 3 OT SO Total
Host 1 1 0 0 0 2
HNL 3 1 1 0 0 5

Shots on Goal

1 2 3 OT SO Total
Host 6 8 12 0 0 26
HNL 10 6 7 0 0 23

Goals

First Period

0:32 HNL- Michael Cole #16 Assist- Andrew Ryan #19

1:42 Host- Greg Edgecombe #14 Assist- Mike Richard #9 and Andrew Dolan #16

6:47 HNL- Michael Cole #16 (Unassisted) PPG

13:23 HNL- Robert Cale #22 Assist- Mitchell Martin #15

Second Period

6:50 Host- Josh Carter #19 Assist- Robert Green #25

17:47 HNL- Steve Gillard #44 Assist- Andrew Sullivan #24 and Ryan Walsh #4 PPG

Third Period

16:17 HNL- Brandon Bussey #27 Assist- Cody Squires #10 and Marcus Power#8

Penalties

First Period

2:55 Host- Jared Hicks #10 – interference (2:00)

4:48 Host- Robert Green #25 – interference (2:00) / Slashing (2:00)

7:30 Host- Jordan Bruce #18 – Cross-Checking (2:00)

10:39 HNL- Steve Gillard #44 – Tripping (2:00)

Second Period

4:25 Host- Robert Green #25 – Slashing (2:00)

7:06 Host- Matt Bursey #20- Slashing (2:00)

11:30 HNL- Brandon Bussey #27 – Tripping (2:00)

12:12 HNL- Ryan Walsh #4 – Hooking (2:00)

16:42 Host- Aidan Kelly #22 – interference (2:00)

16:42 HNL- Cody Squires #10 – Delay of Game (5:00)

16:42 Host- Matt Bursey #20 – Delay of Game (5:00)

Third Period

0:55 Host- Robert Green #25 – Holding (2:00)

2:23 HNL- John Bursey #2 – Roughing (2:00)

4:46 HNL- Zach O’Brien #9 – Unsportsmanlike Conduct Diving (2:00)

15:03 Host- Cody Kennedy #11 – Tripping (2:00)

17:46 HNL- Jacob Pitcher #11 – Slashing (2:00)

Team MVP Awards

Home:

Away:

Game 2: HPEI 3 @ HNS 2

Game 2: HPEI 3 @ HNS 2

After the first period of play the Cole Harbour McCains have a 2-0 lead over the Cornwall Thunder. The goals were scored by Dillman and Mock. Cornwall seamed to be hindered by heavy penalties. During the second period the tables turned as Cole Harbour started receiving the penalties and Cornwall coming back with two goals from Costello and Smallman tied the game up 2-2. The game was quickly decided in the first 30 seconds of the third period with a game misconduct penalty by Cole Harbour’s Matthew English for checking from behind. Foiled immediately by the tie-breaking goal at 0:30 in the third period by Brody McDonald. The shots on goal for the game were 24-23 for Cole Harbour.

Coming up at 7:30pm here at the LBR will be the opening ceremonies at 7:30pm followed by at 8pm the play resumes with the Fog Devils facing the Host team Saint John Vito’s.

Home Team: Cole Harbour McCains (HNS)

Away Team: Cornwall Superior Sanitation Thunder (HPEI)

Start Time: 4pm

Arena: Lord Beaverbrook Rink

Referee: TBD

Linesmen: TBD

Goals

1 2 3 OT SO Total
HNS 2 0 0 0 0 2
HPEI 0 2 1 0 0 3

Shots on Goal

1 2 3 OT SO Total
HNS 11 8 5 0 0 24
HPEI 9 7 7 0 0 23

Goals

First Period

15:27 HNS- Luke Dillman #22 Assist- J.P. Harvey #17 and Jordan Mock #8

18:50 HNS- Jordan Mock #8 Assist- J.P Harvey #17  and Luke Dillman #22

Second Period

4:33 HPEI- Jordan Costello #11 PPG

9:38 HPEI- Jason Smallman #28 Assist- Zachery Evans-Renaud #3

Third Period

0:30 HPEI- Brody McDonald #18 Assist- Jordan Costello #11 and Darcy Ashley #7 PPG

Penalties

First Period

6:07 HPEI- Matt Kelly #2 – Hooking (2:00)

10:36 HNS- Jordan Mock #8 – Tripping (2:00)

11:04 HPEI- Spencer Montgomery #14 – Boarding (2:00)

19:48 HPEI- Kendall Costello #4 – Hooking (2:00)

Second Period

4:13 HNS- Mitchell Manyard #4 – Goaltender Interference (2:00)

5:10 HNS- Jordan Mock #8 – Boarding (2:00)

12:34 HPEI- Brandon Carter  #16 – Holding (2:00)

18:51 HNS- Michael Crawley #21 – Hooking (2:00)

Third Period

0:17 HNS- Matthew English #15 – Checking from Behind (Game Misconduct)

Team MVP Awards

Home: Luke Dillman #22

Away: Jordan Costello #11

Game 1 HNL 3 at HNB 4

Game 1 HNL 3 at HNB 4

After the first period of play, the Moncton Flyers have a 1-0 lead over the St. John’s Fog Devils. The first goal (pictured below) was by Alex Saulnier assisted by Allain Saulnier at 15:28.

The second period was full of action as the scoring at the end of the period the Flyers have a single goal lead with a 4-3 score tied up at 3 goals apiece.  The goals this period were score by HNL- Michael Cole #16 Assist- Alex Powell # 5 and Zach O’Brien #9, HNB- Alex Saulnier #21 Assist- Gino Goguen #12 (Photo Below), HNB- Pierre Durepos #23 Assist- Gino Goguen #12 (Power Play Goal), HNL- Andrew Ryan #19 Assist- Zach O’Brien #9 and John Bursey #2, HNL-  Andrew Sullivan #24 Assist- Brandon Bussey #27, and HNB- Allain Saulnier #19 Assist- Alex Saulnier #21 Gino Gouen #12 (Power Play Goal). The third-period action resulted in no goals.

The final scores for the game were 4-3 Moncton giving the Flyers a two-point lead in the round robin standings. The shots on goal for the game were 24-20 for the St. John’s Fog Devils.

Coming up at 4 pm here at the LBR will be HPEI’s Cornwall Thunder at HNS Cole Harbour Major Midgets.

Followed by the opening ceremonies at 7:30 pm and at 8 pm the play resumes with the Fog Devils facing the Host team Saint John Vito’s.

Home Team: Moncton Mark’s Work Wearhouse Flyers (HNB)

Away Team: St. John’s Fog Devils (HNL)

Start Time: 1pm

Arena: Lord Beaverbrook Rink

Referee: Jeff Hopkins

Linesmen: David Connell and Matt Kingston

Goals

1 2 3 OT SO Total
HNB 1 3 0 0 0 4
HNL 0 3 0 0 0 3

Shots on Goal

1 2 3 OT SO Total
HNB 8 8 4 0 0 20
HNL 7 9 8 0 0 24

Goals

First Period

15:28 HNB- Alex Saulnier #21 Assist- Allain Saulnier #19

Second Period

1:08 HNL- Michael Cole #16 Assist- Alex Powell # 5 and Zach O’Brien #9

3:35 HNB- Alex Saulnier #21 Assist- Gino Goguen #12

6:45 HNB- Pierre Durepos #23 Assist- Gino Goguen #12 PPG

14:15 HNL- Andrew Ryan #19 Assist- Zach O’Brien #9 and John Bursey #2

14:35 HNL-  Andrew Sullivan #24 Assist- Brandon Bussey #27

19:29 HNB- Allain Saulnier #19 Assist- Alex Saulnier #21 Gino Goguen #12 PPG

Penalties

First Period

3:00 HNB- Rejean Martan #11 – Tripping (2:00)

8:24 HNB- Nick Smith #24 – Hooking (2:00)

13:25 HNB- Matt Leblanc #9 – Goaltender Interference (2:00)

Second Period

6:10 HNL- Ryan Walsh #4 – Hooking (2:00)

15:01 HNB- Jordan Murray #26 – Bench Misconduct (2:00)

18:51 HNL- Andrew Sullivan #24 – Tripping (2:00)

Third Period

3:17 HNB- Gino Goguen #12 – Unsportsmanlike Misconduct (2:00)

3:17 HNL- Steve Gillard #44 – Holding (2:00)

10:07 HNB- Gino Goguen #12 – Holding Stick (2:00)

Team MVP Awards

Home: Allain Saulnier #19

Away: Michael Cole #16

Saint John NB Set For Major Midget Atlantics

Saint John NB Set For Major Midget Atlantics

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For Immediate Release

April 1st, 2009

Saint John NB Set For Major Midget Atlantics

Saint John, NB- The Tournament committee and host team Saint John Vito’s would like to welcome the participants in this year’s 2009 Atlantic Major Midget Regional Championships this weekend at the Lord Beaverbrook Rink in Saint John NB.

This year’s host team the Saint John Vito’s will be joined by the Hockey New Brunswick provincial title winning Moncton Mark’s Work Wearhouse Flyers after winning a 4-0 series against the Vito’s. Joining the Flyers and Vito’s from the NB-PEI Major Midget Hockey League will be Hockey PEI ‘s Cornwall Superior Sanitation Thunder, after their 4-0 series with the Charlottetown Mark’s Work Wearhouse Islanders. Representing Hockey Newfoundland and Labrador is the St. John’s Fog Devils after a 4-0 series win in the Newfoundland & Labrador Major Midget AAA Hockey Championship over the Tri-Pen Frost at the Bay Arena in Bay Roberts. Finishing off the list of the list of contenders is the returning 2008 championship team Cole Harbour McCain Major Midgets representing Hockey Nova Scotia. The McCain’s had one of the closest final series with a 4-1 series against the Halifax McDonalds Major Midgets. The tournament kicks off Thursday, April 2nd at 1 pm with the HNL Fog Devils against the HNB Flyers. The second game will feature the HPEI Thunder against HNS Cole Harbour Major Midgets at 4 pm. Then finishing off the evening will be HNL Fog Devils against the Host team Saint John Vito’s. The Opening Ceremonies will be held at 7:30 pm prior to the HNL vs. Host game at the LBR.

The Atlantic Major Midget Regionals will determine the Atlantic Region contender to the Telus Cup National Midget Championship to be held at the Selkirk Recreation Complex in Selkirk / Winnipeg, MB from April 20-26.

Additional event information can be obtained at the official tournament website, www.majormidgetatlantics2009.ca.

Hockey Canada ’s Atlantic Regional Centre
125 Station Street
Saint John NB E2L 4X4
acoehoc@nbnet.nb.ca
Phone:  (506) 652-2263
Fax:      (506) 652-6641

Tournament Committee Welcomes Participating Teams

Tournament Committee Welcomes Participating Teams

The Tournament committee and host team Saint John Vito’s would like to welcome and announce the participants in this year’s 2009 Atlantic Major Midget regional this weekend at the Lord Beaverbrook Rink.

This year’s host team the Saint John Vito’s will be joined by the Hockey New Brunswick provincial title winning Moncton Mark’s Work Wearhouse Flyers after winning a 4-0 series against the Vito’s. Joining the Flyers and Vito’s from the NB-PEI Major Midget Hockey League will be Hockey PEI’s Cornwall Superior Sanitation Thunder, after their 4-0 series with the Charlottetown Mark’s Work Wearhouse Islanders.

Representing Hockey Newfoundland and Labrador is the St. John’s Fog Devils after a 4-0 series win in the Newfoundland & Labrador Major Midget AAA Hockey Championship over the Tri-Pen Frost at the Bay Arena in Bay Roberts.

Finishing off the list of the list of contenders is the returning 2008 championship team Cole Harbour McCain Major Midgets representing Hockey Nova Scotia. The McCains had one of the closest final series with a 4-1 series against the Halifax McDonalds Major Midgets.

The tournament kicks off Thursday, April 2nd at 1 pm with the HNL Fog Devils against the HNB Flyers. The second game will feature the HPEI Thunder against HNS Cole Harbour Major Midgets at 4 pm. Then finishing off the evening will be HNL Fog Devils against the Host team Saint John Vito’s. The Opening Ceremonies will be held at 7:30 pm prior to the HNL vs. Host game.

The Atlantic Major Midget Regionals will determine the Atlantic Region contender to the Telus Cup National Midget Championship, to be held at the Selkirk Recreation Complex in Selkirk / Winnipeg, MB from April 20-26.

Additional event information can be obtained at the official tournament website, www.majormidgetatlantics2009.ca.