Congrats to the Boys this weekend in PEI…

Well, lots of Gold for all the Prospect Teams this past weekend..  and the first official test of the CCM EFlex’s..  With a few modifications, we have tailored them to Jake’s Style..  Specifically, the knee pads..  Very Very Pleased right now!!

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And very very cool to have the Newfoundland xTreme team playing at this weekend’s tournament. 

Pictures from this weekend can be found here..

Game 1, PEI Cup Pictures: NLExtreme
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Game 2, PEI Cup Pictures: PEIExtreme:
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Game 3, PEI Cup Pictures: NBStars:
https://plus.google.com/photos/107309881010655607337/albums/5874637517619231441
Game 4, PEI Cup Pictures: PEIExtreme:
https://plus.google.com/photos/107309881010655607337/albums/5874639907879660881
Game 5, PEI Cup Pictures: NLExtreme: Championship
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Boston or Bust..

It was late spring, when we first heard about a tournament in Boston..  We started out unsure, but Jake convinced us, that HE REALLY WANTED TO GO TO THIS Tournament.  It really started after the Montreal Meltdown.. and maybe it was because of the QTR-Final Loss to the Toronto Total Hockey, but he set a goal for himself to become better.. 

Not that he didn’t do well, but you can tell, he wanted to improve for himself.  He worked hard with Thane, Extreme Edge Goaltending, and the other practices, and opportunities that was provided to him, like Kirk Tomlinson and his Elite Hockey program.

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Only 10 Prospects or HHG Elite 03’s went to Boston, and 1 Goalie, Jake…  We initially saw only two lines and a Goalie used in Montreal at the Meltdown.  Boston Jr. Bruins, Montreal Stallion, etc..  Interesting for sure.

Going to Boston was:

  • Jake Goobie – Goober (Goalie)
  • Owen Mullen – Mule (Helping out on defense, normally plays forward)
  • Isaac Abbott (Defense)
  • Matthew Grabmann (Defense)
  • Ryan Dempster – Windows (Defense)
  • Oscar Plandowski (Forward)
  • Ryan Welsh (Forward)
  • Aiden Wiseman (Forward, and Matty’s Cousin from Washington)
  • Cole Foston – Frosty (Forward)
  • Ryan Kidney – Beaner (Forward)
  • Theron Hughes – Tonka (Forward)

The TEAM Was very Successful going 6 – 0 beating teams like:

    • Boston Jr. Bruins
    • New Jersey Avalanche
    • Havervill Jr. Warriors
    • Rochester Avalanche
    • Nova Scotia Atlantic Selects

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In speaking with Jake after the game, he felt a sense of accomplishment.  He did get a shutout in the championship game, but that doesn’t come without a GREAT TEAM in front of him. 

Well done HHG Elite 03’s..

Thanks to the Coaches:

  • Jon Howse
  • Scott Welsh
  • Derrick Dempster

Our Pictures from the Tournament. 

Montreal Meltdown

Spring hockey is over, and I can’t believe it, wow…

The Nova Scotia 2003 Prospects has played, and been very successful in the Atlantic Tournaments.

  • Express Tournament in Saint John
  • PEI Oyster Cup
  • Bluenose Selects tournament

But, what was really incredible this spring hockey year, was the extra tournament in Montreal this year.  The Montreal  Meltdown.  There was 16 teams representing, Montreal, Arizona, Toronto, and Boston.

We all met at your Hotel in Point Claire, and it was sure great to spend time the group of parents for this final tournament.   We were a little worried, and excited for the kids.  We had 4 games in the round robin, and the 2003 Nova Scotia Prospects went 2 – 2…  To be quite honest, we thought it would be 0 – 4, but our kids sure surprised us.

Our first game was against the Griphons of Montreal, and we played at Vincent Lecavalier’s(I know I spelled it wrong) arena in Il Bizzard..  What a ruckus, thought our fans where crazy, but I was sure surprised.  They definitely outclassed us with Noise makers, and flags…  But we pulled the win off..  More importantly we bought the same noise makers, and horns for our next game.

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Our next game was against the Boston Jr. Bruins..  Yep, the Boston Jr. Bruins…  What a wonderful experience for our team, and I do believe our kids where a little struck with the idea of playing Boston.  We lost that game, but it was sure fun watching the kids compete hard against this team.  I personally think we could have won this game, on another day.

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The coaches worked very hard with the kids, and they really turned it around.

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The next game was against the Montreal Stallion….  Can you believe, the first three games, and we are playing the top teams of the tournament.  Our boys played very well, and we definitely kept up with em..   And at the end of the day, we scored one of the few goals against the Stallion.  Jake got Player of the Game, and we where very proud of him.  He saw a lot of rubber.

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Our last game was against the Montreal HST..   With a Win, we make it to the Qtr finals.   Our boys where pumped, and we where able to get a win…  They played awesome, and secured us a trip to the QTR finals..  That’s 2 and 2.  Wow, what a great result for the first time playing at this level of competition..  Did I mention WOW..

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So, the kids have an evening with the coaches, team meetings, etc…  but it’s important to get them off to bed, as they have  a big game.  It’s against the Toronto Total Hockey.  A team, with the Biggest Goalie I’ve ever seen for a 2003 age group.  He definitely could play ATOM or even PEEWEE.. Smile 

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The boys get ready for the game..   The QTR’s, SEMI’s, and Finals are two periods of 15 minutes… 

The Total Hockey team play two lines, and 4 d…  What a VERY VERY VERY Fast team.  They play their positions very well.  Although the kids worked hard, they for this tournament, played at a different level.  I guarantee you, next time, it will be different. 

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I’m so proud of Jake, for being a great team mate, and for the Team, for working their butts off in a Tournament of this calibre.  Well done 2003 Nova Scotia Prospects!!

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Hockey (Selects Cup), and Dirtbikes, what a Day!

The Nova Scotia Prospect win Gold at the Selects Cup, Congrats to the boys for a very well played game..  It’s off to Montreal to play in the Montreal Meltdown.

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Some Pics from the Win!

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Now, it was such a nice day, that Jake, and I got approval from Momma, and we got the Dirtbikes out.  Nothing better than some time on the bikes after a game of hockey.

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2003 Prospects win the Oyster Cup in PEI

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The Oyster Cup was hosted by the Andrews Hockey Growth group, and they did a fantastic job in organizing, and uPEI, what a Facility.

Home to our Goalie Coach Thane Hughes..  Thanks thane for providing the kids a trip through the Panthers dressing room.  Goes to show what hard work can provide.

The kids had a great game on Sunday against the PEI Riptide..  6 – 2 Victory, with a pivotal point being a Penalty Shot by Beans.  The kids are getting their cool names from the coaches, GOOOBER, TOORCCH, BEANS, TREE, GROUCHO, WINDOWS, and others.. 

Some of us voted on the best Uni’s, and that went to the Fire from Cape Breton, See Saturday Pictures.

Some pics from the Championship game.

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Oyster Sunday Pics

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After Game pictures, and Puck/Banner Celebrations

Oyster Saturday Pics

Oyster Friday Pics

2003 Prospects bring back the Express Cup Title

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The 2003 Prospects brings back Gold from Saint John, and the Easter Bunny even found them after the game.  Well Done, Coaches, Players, and most importantly Parents…  I’ve travelled that road many times in the last 8 years, and I’m sure glad in my new Job I don’t have to much anymore..

I’ve broken the pictures out that we have for sharing in Day 1, 2 and 3..  Plus a few odd shots, of some NON hockey action..  A quick view of those..

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For the Gallery to download, or view.

Day 1 saw the 2003 Prospects play the Fredericton Group, 2004, and 2003’s….  Great games, and the kids had fun for sure, including some Pool time after.

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Full Day 1 Gallery.

Day 2 had us playing the Teams from Saint John..

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Day 2 Gallery and Downloads

Day 3 brought us the championship game, and the boys played extremely well.  Congrats and a Wonderful Weekend for sure.

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Day 3 Gallery and Download

I apologize for some the blurred medal presentation pics… The boys where tooo quick.. Smile