Saint John NB

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


HPEI2 3 1 0 0 6
HNB21 0 0 0 3

Shots on Goal

HPEI598 0 0 22
HNB584 0 0 17


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


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

Saint John NB Set For Major Midget Atlantics


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,

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

Loose dogs, leaving gifts.

So, I can’t post from my iPhone to my SnapShots gallery yet but here is another one for my things that annoy me files.

On my way to catch the bus, I witnessed this little yellow dog zig-zagging the yards squatting and leaving gifts on every yard on the street.

How long must this go on? I think that in a city only lap house dogs should be allowed, or that any animal allowed to run loose be euthanized.

Sure you animal lovers might think this is too strict. However, the punishments for failing to comply with a law that needs to be strict enough for people to not want to break the law. I believe that losing your loved pet would be the only way to keep it on a leash and not leaving presents in my yard.

Okay, a second look at the election.

So now that I have looked into the election a little harder, I am changing some of the options.

Mike Richardson- I’m not quite sure what it is but Mike seems to have a well thought out plan, no dirt and the just has a personality that one would pay attention to as mayor.

Councillor At Large:

Danny Jardine- I remember Danny from the last election he was one of those people that are deeply rooted in the social aspects of the community, like Donny Snook, that understands the poverty aspect of the city but is that enough, I’m adding this name to my shortlist because the list of candidates that I get to choose from is so pathetic, I think ward 4 might just have the worst turnout than any other part of this city.

Mark LeBlanc- A maybe

Rick Mantle- I think this one could make the council a little interesting.

Chris Titus- This one is a definite vote, many of my favourite memories of council involve this fellow, especially back in the Shirley days. I like that Chris is involved in the community not afraid to express new ideas, and knows the when a horse is being flogged too long.

Councillor Ward 4:

I don’t seem to think that any of these people would be beneficial at the moment on the council chamber, this is one of the reasons that I was so opposed to the entire ward system is that the east is the area where no one that matters seems to ever run.

District Education Council District 1

Sub District 9: No one is running

District Education Council District 8

Zone A: Acclaimed

The Trails of Champlain Heights

Walking Guide
Walking Guide

Today in the mail I received another advertisement from another Real Estate agent that is trying to promote themselves by creating a community web page for the Champlain Heights/Eastwood Area at

Now that website got me thinking that the two neighbourhoods are only separated by a small wood with a set of trails, some better than others so I went to Google Earth and grabbed a satellite shot of the area. Luckily, I’m in a part of Saint John that actually has better resolution than most of the central area of Saint John. Then in Photoshop I added all the trails in green, yellow, orange, and red based on their pass-ability.

After the election

Many people have asked me what was it like to run for Mayor of Saint John. The answer was that it was a time of a life time. I was privileged to meet everyone that I did meet. I now have a greater respect for Saint John and the issues about it.

I thought that I knew a lot about Saint John from reading the news, and watching council, and working in the community. There are others that thought I would have been better off running for council, but with the total number of people running, and the fact was there where much better people who were running for council with the knowledge and ability to do this city well.

To be quite honest the councillors that were elected were some of the best of the crop. Out of the 50 there was actually only about 17 that I thought were the best suited for the job and 9 of them were elected.

Now back to the Mayor’s seat. Running for mayor provided me with the best exposure. I was mentioned on the Newspapers, Radio, and appeared on TV. Also, I had many people who would stop and talk to me, about the community. It was well worth the experience. I could have bought advertising, and signs I was not desperately determined to get elected. But by no means was I not trying, I was running with a from my heart campaign and what I thought was best. I honestly don’t respect people the just run for the fame, I believe the you should be able to do the job before applying, and I felt that if elected I could have done an exceptional job at it.

In the future I will run again it may or may not be 2008 but I will be back for more.

Bilingual Signs are Great Teaching Tools

Originally Printed in:

Saint John Telegraph Journal (August 15th, 2002)

Bilingual signs are great teaching tools

Although it will cost some money, the new Official Languages Act although will be beneficial to all New Brunswickers.

The best part of this is the part where all signs will have to be bilingual. The reason I say this is that it will greatly help the general public to learn more French in the majority English communities and English in majority French communities. When someone passes these new signs every day, after time they will have both the English and the French names memorized.

I personally have learned more French from reading government building signs and food containers than 12 years in the New Brunswick school system. I think it will be very beneficial as long as they don’t take it too far and try to translate things like the Saint John sign on Fort Howe.