Congratulations to the EDZA West All-Stars for winning the ultimate Peewee provincial battle over the weekend! The Fredericton Peewee AAA Canadiens were well represented on the all-stars roster by (left to right, holding the banner) Cody Gilbert, Peter Reynolds, Quinn Gorman and Dawson Breau. The Canadiens’ own Peter Reynolds got the overtime winning goal several minutes into the second overtime of the championship game!
How one season can change a team…!
As the pages of the calendar were flipped into history and as the 2014-2015 season progressed, the Fredericton Peewee AAA Canadiens gained momentum and gradually acquired a solid reputation as a team to beat, a force to be reckoned with! Nowhere was this more obvious than over the course of the EDZA West zone finals this weekend in Florenceville-Bristol! The Habs came in strong, defeating the Bulls and tying their hometown rivals, the Express, on Friday! Saturday morning’ loss against the Caps had visibly little impact on the Canadiens’ resolve to push through and make it to Sunday’s semi-finals. Saturday afternoon’s win against their Northwestern counterparts, the Pionniers, clinched the Habs’ spot in the semis which would unfold on Sunday.
As the four remaining teams congregated at the rink early Sunday morning, the tension was palpable! The Canadiens were matched with their arch-rivals, the Express. Following three periods of intense action on the ice surface, the Canadiens protected a two-goal lead and clinched the win and formally booked their spot at the upcoming 2015 Provincials!
The Habs enjoyed a 45 minute break before darting back onto the ice surface to challenge the Caps for the gold medal and the Zone banner… Exhaustion got the best of the Canadiens who conceded defeat to their Frederictonian counterparts but left the rink extremely proud of their weekend’s – and their season’s – achievement! And so they should!!!
Congratulations to the Fredericton AAA Caps for winning the EDZA West Championship and the Fredericton AAA Express for a hard-fought semi-final game!
How one season can change a team… The Peewee AAA Canadiens evolved as individual players and as a collective throughout the season, fighting the odds and driving determination home to the EDZA West Championship. With this in mind, it could be argued that while sometimes the season does change a team…
… where the Canadiens are concerned, it is the team that changed the season!!!
The invigorating expression “don’t give up!” took many by surprise on Friday night in New Brunswick’s Capital during an on-ice comeback of stellar proportions, one that may very well not have been witnessed since the early eighties on the occasion of the so-called “Miracle on Manchester”! Here is how it essentially all went down…
The Fredericton Peewee AAA Canadiens hosted their hometown archrivals – the AAA Express – for these two teams’ last encounter of the 2014-2015 regular season! These foes’ last encounter left the Habs trailing so far behind their counterparts‘ dust that Google would likely not have been able to find them… But as a certain scribbler had cautiously predicted, the next encounter between these two teams would likely yield a different outcome. And did it ever!
With several seconds under the three minute mark in the second period, the Express had five unanswered goals posted on their side of the scoreboard. Statistically speaking and from a general overview of the match until that point, the outcome of this game appeared unfortunately predictable… But then something snapped on the Canadiens’ bench!
#4 Dawson Breau (from #2 Mackenzie Johnston) forced his way from the defensive zone into Express territory and got his teammates fired up with 2:56 remaining in the second! But the Habs were only getting started! #7 Peter Reynolds (from #10 Cam Thomson) elevated the hosting team’s tally to an even number shortly after (1:22) and went on to make a perfectly executed pass to linemate #9 Jordan Wedge who got the job done with 45.1 seconds remaining!
A two goal deficit going into the third period did not deter the Canadiens from pushing harder – in fact, it may very well have had the opposing effect as the Habs fought back on every opportunity in the offensive zone! At 11:50, #19 Jack Price certainly demonstrated how fighting for the puck near the crease can pay off and he positioned his team within an achievable goal of tying this game… Which is what #7 Peter Reynolds did a few minutes later (at 7:13)!!!
#1 Zach Major was vigilant and alert between the posts as the Express pressured their way hard in the Canadiens’ defensive zone! This intensity was alleviated somewhat by a one-man advantage in the closing minutes of the period… and further dissipated when #10 Cam Thomson scored the Canadiens’ sixth goal with 9.4 seconds remaining!
The Canadiens’ awesome comeback and 6 – 5 win is undeniable proof that teamwork is not only an abstract principle or a written code of conduct: it’s a very tangible part of success!!!
On Sunday, the ‘Tri-color’ congregated at the Grant Harvey Arena to challenge their other Fredericton counterparts, the Caps. The raging storm outside the walls soon made its way onto the ice surface as both teams battled hard to end the regular season with a victory title!
The Caps were first to draw blood mid-way through the first period but the Canadiens kept pressuring back… and it paid off! With 6:47 remaining on the clock, #5 Will Urquhart (from #7 Peter Reynolds and #9 Jordan Wedge) fired a rocket and got the Habs’ first of the game!
The visiting took a comfortable 3 – 1 lead in the second period and held on for a better part of it until #13 Cody Gilbert (from #10 Cam Thomson) crashed their party and scored the Canadiens’ second goal of the game!
Early in the third, #11 Quinn Gorman (from #7 Peter Reynolds) tied things up 3 – 3! The Caps avenged this goal shortly after… only to have #11 Quinn Gorman (from #13 Cody Gilbert) return the favour once more! The stalemate was broken once more 29 seconds later by the visiting team and with 4:26 remaining on the clock, a plan was desperately needed to avoid defeat! With a few seconds shy of the 3 minute mark, #6 Simon Levert redirected a pass from #4 Dawson Breau onto #7 Peter Reynolds’ hockey blade who darted into the offensive zone and claimed the prize!
Throughout the game, #35 Joey Cormier made some acrobatic moves to push the Caps back and stop them from capitalizing on potential opportunities!
With the final tally sitting at 5 – 5, the Canadiens shared the podium with their Frederictonian foes following a hard-fought battle and a great weekend of hockey!!!
The Frederiction Peewee AAA Canadiens were home on the weekend and visited their Capital City counterparts, the Caps, on Friday. They also hosted the NW Bulls on Saturday and the Pionniers early Sunday afternoon.
Friday’s game offered a change in venue as the Fredericton rivals battled on Rink 1 of the Willie O’Ree Place. The Caps dominated early on in the game, visibly poised to avenge an earlier loss to the Habs. Throughout the three periods of this match, the Canadiens managed to pull off two goals (credits to #7 Peter Reynolds and #14 Jakob Whalen (from #9 Jordan Wedge and #2 Mackenzie Johnston)) but they struggled to catch up to the Caps’ nine goal tally… 9 – 2 final in favour of the hosting team.
Mid-day Saturday, the Canadiens were host to the NW Bulls. The visiting team played with consistency and forced the Canadiens out of the offensive zone on many occasions. While the Habs enjoyed several opportunities during the three periods, the Bulls were the only team to post goals on the board… A 3 – 0 final in the Bulls’ advantage.
The Pionniers made their way south on Sunday to challenge the Canadiens once more this season. This game promised to be an interesting showdown from a statistical perspective… and it certainly left no one in attendance disappointed!
The hosts scored first late in the first period but several seconds into the second, #9 Jordan Wedge broke away from the pack and made his way unescorted in the offensive zone and scored the Canadiens’ first! #10 Cam Thomson (from #11 Quinn Gorman) fired a missile down path and got the Habs in the lead a little over two minutes later! The Pionniers would strike again twice during the remainder of the game, taking the final 3 – 2 win over their hosts.
A tough weekend for the red, white and blue but bounce right back into zone they will!
Posted March 1st, 2015 | Uncategorized
After a spectacular performance in Portland, ME and clinching the coveted Championship title at the Maine Hockey Development’s 2015 Winter Challenge, the Frederiction Peewee AAA Canadiens congregated back to their home rink on Saturday morning to launch a two-game weekend sprint, hosting a pair of their District rivals at the Aitken University Centre – the Northwest Bulls and the Express.
Mid-morning on Saturday, the NW Bulls gave the hometown team a worthy challenge during the first and second periods of the game. In fact, the scoreboard remained idle for most of the opening period as both ends of the ice surface got their fair share of action throughout! The gavel fell in favour of the Canadiens however with 0.50 seconds remaining on the clock as #13 Cody Gilbert capitalized on an opportunity deep in the Bulls’ defensive zone!
The visiting team avenged the Habs’ stinger early in the second, move things at par and pressuring the Canadiens yet again. #13 Cody Gilbert (assisted by #10 Cam Thomson and #7 Peter Reynolds) made good use of the hosts’ powerplay and posted his second of the game on the score sheet! #7 Peter Reynolds widened the gap in goals tally shortly after despite being short-handed! However, the Bulls weren’t done yet and they managed to slip one behind the goal crease late in the second, the latter closing to a 3 – 2 advantage for the Canadiens.
Shortly after a minute of play in the third, the hosts surprised their opponents by scoring their third goal of the game. The 3 – 3 stalemate shook the Canadiens’ roster into high gear and teammates converged into the offensive zone with some text-book plays fuelled by determination! Two consecutive powerplays allowed #13 Cody Gilbert (from #11 Quinn Gorman and #10 Cam Thomson) and #11 Quinn Gorman (from #13 Cody Gilbert) to take the Canadiens back in a quick and comfortable lead! #7 Peter Reynolds (from #9 Jordan Wedge and #10 Cam Thomson) raised the Habs’ score to an even number and subsequent rolling lines coupled with a strong presence between the posts allowed the Canadiens to hang on to their 6 – 3 lead over the Bulls until the end of the game!
The process involved in summarizing the Canadiens’ Sunday game at the AUC against the Express is much like debating whether to remove a band-aid slowly and painfully or biting hard on a sleeve and ripping it off faster than the time it takes to spell “ouch”. Your scribbler chooses the latter: we lost 9 – 0…
See? The pain is all gone, the wound will heal and the next encounter between these two rivals will undoubtedly have a different outcome!
Posted February 25th, 2015 | Uncategorized
Late Thursday night, the Fredericton Peewee AAA Canadiens embarked on a journey south of the border that would take them to the edge of the Maine/New Hampshire State line in Portland, ME, to take part in the 2015 Winter Challenge hosted by Maine Development Hockey. Teams lined up at several rinks across town to launch what would turn out to be an exciting collection of hockey challenges between skilled hockey foes!
The Canadiens anchored their on-ice dominance quickly in their first match Friday morning against their American counterpart, the AAA Lynn. Throughout the three periods of the match, the Habs torpedoed Lynn’s goaltender with countless shots on goal… 13 of them making their way unanswered behind the crease! Goal credits were attributed to #4 Dawson Breau (from #11 Quinn Gorman), #7 Peter Reynolds (who got the second and the third, from #10 Cam Thomson, #19 Jack Price and #4 Dawson Breau), #10 Cam Thomson (from #2 Mackenzie Johnston), #2 Mackenzie Johnston (from #8 Ethan Ross), #7 Peter Reynolds (from #17 Nathan Rusk), #4 Dawson Breau, #8 Ethan Ross (from #10 Cam Thomson and #7 Peter Reynolds), #7 Peter Reynolds, #9 Jordan Wedge, #10 Cam Thomson (from #11 Quinn Gorman), #4 Dawson Breau (from #2 Mackenzie Johnston) and #7 Peter Reynolds (from #9 Jordan Wedge)!
Later on Friday afternoon, the ‘walk in the park’ got somewhat harder as the Canadiens faced off against the Maine Hockey Academy, a visibly and statistically strong opponent. The first period saw back and forth action on the ice surface as both team offered their opponent successive dishes of challenges and opportunities! #7 Peter Reynolds was first to open the score with 2:57 remaining the first period! MHA retaliated early in the second and the score remained at a 1 – 1 tie for the remainder of the period. #4 Dawson Breau’s early goal in the third (from #7 Peter Reynolds) put the Habs in the lead until MHA spoiled the Canadiens’ advantage several minutes later, tying things up yet again. #7 Peter Reynolds finally sealed the deal in the final minutes of the period by scoring two quick goals (the second assisted by #2 Mackenzie Johnston) and securing the Canadiens’ 4 – 2 lead until the end of the match!
On Saturday morning, the Habs’ challengers were the AAA Topgun. As in the first game, the Canadiens took and early lead and conquered their opponents by an 8 – 1 victory! The Canadiens’ scorers were #2 Mackenzie Johnston – who got the first goal of the game as a birthday gift! – followed by #8 Ethan Ross (from #17 Nathan Rusk), #8 Ethan Ross again (from #19 Jack Price), # 9 Jordan Wedge (from #5 Will Urquhart), #19 Jack Price (from #2 Mackenzie Johnston and #8 Ethan Ross), #9 Jordan Wedge and #2 Mackenzie Johnston (from #8 Ethan Ross and #19 Jack Price)!
For the fourth and final game of the scheduled games, the Habs took on Milton. The latter took an early 2 – 0 lead in the first period… and those would turn out to be the only two scores they posted during the game. The Canadiens on the other hand retaliated unrelentingly late in the first (#7 Peter Reynolds from #5 Will Urquhart and #10 Cam Thomson), during the second (with #7 Peter Reynolds getting his second of the game and #10 Cam Thomson (from #19 Jack Price)) and in the third (#7 Peter Reynolds, short-handed and #8 Ethan Ross on an empty net with 37.6 seconds remaining in the game)! The Canadiens were going to the gold medal game following this 5 – 2 victory over Milton.
MHA were back to challenge the Canadiens for the coveted gold medal Sunday afternoon! Both teams were poised to battle hard on the ice surface… and in the bleachers, the atmosphere turned into a typical Canada vs U.S. game! Cam Thomson (from #7 Peter Reynolds) got Canadiens’ fans cheering proudly as he took full advantage of the open ice and a one man advantage in the first period. MHA clinched a goal of their own early in the second period and until the last minutes of the clock countdown, the score remained idle at 1 – 1… and then it happened – #7 Peter Reynolds got hold of a stray puck close to MHA’s zone, focused, aimed and fired to put the Canadiens in the lead. The Habs held on valiantly to their one goal lead until the tournament rang its last buzzing chant – at which point the Canadiens were crowned CHAMPIONS of the tournament!
Congratulations to all Canadiens, their coaches, their manager and their families and fans!!!
Posted February 15th, 2015 | Uncategorized
An intense showdown sizzled on the AUS ice surface early Saturday afternoon as the Fredericton Peewee AAA Canadiens were hosted by their provincial capital counterparts and rivals, the AAA Express!
With the hosts leading 3 – 0 by the end of the first period, the odds lay in the Express’ favour. Momentum would have to be generated on the Canadiens’ bench… and it did! #13 Cody Gilbert got the Habs’ engines fired up in the second, scoring the visiting team’s first two goals (from #11 Quinn Gorman and #7 Peter Reynolds) and taking the Canadiens closer to the light at the end of the tunnel!
The Express enjoyed a short two goal lead in the third period but their challengers’ determination got the best of them! #7 Peter Reynolds (from #13 Cody Gilbert and #4 Dawson Breau) initiated an impressive comeback that would lead #10 Cam Thomson to tie the game (from #7 Peter Reynolds)… and score the Habs’ fifth of the game – his second of the period and the winning goal!
A 5 – 4 win for the Canadiens!
What better way to briefly report back on the Fredericton Peewee AAA Canadiens’ recent 13th consecutive undefeated game than to do so on Friday the 13th !
Last Saturday, the Canadiens rallied at the “Barn” in Hartland to challenge the Bulls on home turf! Through three tough periods, #10 Cam Thomson and #13 Cody Gilbert pocketed a goal each while #7 Peter Reynolds collected a pair (#9 Jordan Wedge helping out!), taking the final tally to a 4 – 2 win for the Habs and marking their 13th win of the season!!!
Coincidentally… or superstitiously, the numerical curse struck hard the following day as the Canadiens travelled further north to battle the Pionniers in St. Leonard… #7 Peter Reynolds clinched one for the Frederictonians but the Northwesterners bagged in 6 throughout the game. Not a devastating blow, just a ‘humbling nudge’ that should set fire back into the Habs’ dressing room, on the bench and on the ice!!!
Nothing breaks the monotony of the school or work week like a good ‘ol on-ice hometown rivalry match-up! Fredericton Peewee AAA hockey got their fill at the AUC on Tuesday as the Peewee AAA Canadiens challenged their provincial capital city counterpart, the Express! Quite the anticipated match with expectations running high in both sections of the bleachers… and on both benches!
#13 Cody Gilbert (from #3 Matthew Inch) opened the scoring in the game early in the first period! The Express were unrelentingly striking back as offensive lines made their way into the Habs’ zone. They eventually gained a one goal advantage over their rivals by the end of the first, the scores standing at a 2 – 1 tally in favour of the Express.
The Canadiens fired back aggressively in the second period and #4 Dawson Breau (from #7 Peter Reynolds) got things evened up once more in this exciting match. #9 Jordan Wedge and #10 Cam Thomson assisted #7 Peter Reynolds in getting things at an equal 3 – 3 footing with the Express as the clock led the Zamboni on the ice surface for the end of period flooding!
Both Frederictonian teams added a single digit to their score in the third period, the Canadiens’ goal resulting from a marvellously well executed offensive play by #9 Jordan Wedge (who captures a spectacular pass from #7 Peter Reynolds)!!!
A 4 – 4 final between these arch-rivals... and the Canadiens posting their 12th consecutive undefeated game!
Late Sunday afternoon, the Fredericton Peewee AAA Canadiens headed northbound to St. Leonard to challenge the North West Pionniers for the second showdown in as many weekends! Cold rink, hot action!
The Canadiens dominated throughout the first period, taking the goal tally to a 3 – 0 lead within the first six minutes of the game, with credits going to #7 Peter Reynolds (from #10 Cam Thomson and #11 Quinn Gorman), #14 Jakob Whalen (from #7 Peter Reynolds and #19 Jack Price) and #4 Dawson Breau!
Both teams were tied in scoring opportunities in the second with one score each, the hosts clinching a second to their credit during the game and #13 Cody Gilbert (from #10 Cam Thomson and #11 Quinn Gorman) claiming the Canadiens’ fourth!
The Pionniers gained ground in the third with two goals but the visitors carbon-copied their efforts by posting two extra to their side of the clock, thanks to #7 Peter Reynolds who got his second of the game and who assisted #13 Cody Gilbert’s goal late in the third!
The Canadiens are now undefeated in their last 11 games – good work Habs!!!
The Fredericton AAA Peewee Canadiens challenged District contenders in and out of town this weekend, starting with the Pionniers du Nord-Ouest on Saturday at the Aitken University Centre! The Habs were until then on an eight game undefeated streak and were hoping to push this trend further – and they did!!!
#13 Cody Gilbert (from #7 Peter Reynolds and #4 Dawson Breau) opened the score early in the first period for the Canadiens! The Pionniers retaliated several minutes later but their fortune was short-lived as the hometown team took advantage of consecutive powerplays to take their score tally to 4, thanks to #11 Quinn Gorman (from #13 Cody Gilbert and #4 Dawson Breau), #13 Cody Gilbert (from #7 Peter Reynolds) and #7 Peter Reynolds (from #3 Matthey Inch)!!! With 1:40 remaining in the first, #8 Ethan Ross made a spectacular pass to #2 Mackenzie Johnston who patiently waited mid-ice and broke away unhindered towards the Pionniers’ goaltender and got the Canadiens’ fifth score of the period!
The Pionniers claimed three goals of their own in the second period but this only fuelled the Canadiens’ resolve to come out of this match on top! #11 Quinn Gorman (unassisted) and #7 Peter Reynolds (from #14 Jakob Whalen) widened the gap in goals, taking the Canadiens to a 7 – 4 lead over their district rivals!
With both teams scoreless in the third, the Habs clinched yet another victory with Saturday’s 7 – 4 win over the Pionniers!
Sunday afternoon, Canadiens teammates and fans shovelled themselves out of Fredericton and travelled northbound to take on the Bulls in Hartland. The Canadiens were first to post a digit on the clock late in the first period. The Bulls avenged their earlier setback quickly in the second, tying things up for the better part of the period… until the Habs scored again, closing the period with a 2 – 1 lead!
The Canadiens took advantage of a man advantage several minutes into the third period to broaden their lead by another goal. A little over two minutes later, another goal set the Canadiens for success and they held on to their 4 – 1 advantage until the buzzer rang this game to a close!
Credits for the Canadiens’ goals on Sunday afternoon go to #11 Quinn Gorman who had a pair, #7 Peter Reynolds and #10 Cam Thomson!
Posted January 18th, 2015 | Uncategorized
Old Man Winter’s snowy curve balls and cryogenic-cold winds didn’t deter the Fredericton AAA Canadiens family from making its way to the northern tip of the province over the weekend to take part in the Habs’ third tournament of the season, the 2015 Interlock Campbellton! The Canadiens delivered unrelenting intense on-ice action throughout every one of the four games they battled through, reaping the reward of their efforts and claiming the title of ‘undefeated participants’ – something to be extremely proud of!
The chemistry boiled over from the get-go early Friday afternoon as the Canadiens took on their first challengers, the Miramichi Rivermen. The scoreless first period for the Habs set way for a pulverizing second period during which the Canadiens sealed the deal that would lead to their 3 – 1 win over their counterparts, thanks to #7 Peter Reynolds, #2 Mackenzie Johnston (from #13 Cody Gilbert) and #13 Cody Gilbert (from #7 Peter Reynolds and #9 Jordan Wedge)!
Later in the day, all hands got on deck for the fierce battle against the Acadian Peninsula Lynx, a fearsome adversary! All attendance would later speak of this match as “THE” game of the weekend, one in which the Canadiens’ chemistry and synergy revealed their best features. The Habs posted their first digit in the initial period, courtesy of #11 Quinn Gorman (from #7 Peter Reynolds and #4 Dawson Breau), and would fire three more behind the Lynx’s goal crease, crediting #11 Quinn Gorman (from #10 Cam Thomson and #17 Nathan Rusk), #2 Mackenzie Johnston (from #13 Cody Gilbert) and #10 Cam Thomson (from #17 Nathan Rusk and #4 Dawson Breau) with the goals that forced the Lynx to take a tie rather than a win!
The sole game on Saturday hosted the Canadiens and the Restigouche Red Wings. The encounter offered some unexpected and nail-biting moments but the Frederictonian teammates managed to keep the local team humble, sharing a 2 – 2 tie, with both of the Habs’ goal going to #7 Peter Reynolds (assisted by #10 Cam Thomson and #9 Jordan Wedge on the first and #4 Dawson Breau on the second)
The Chaleur Titan had established themselves as one of the top teams in the 2015 Interlock and the Canadiens were scheduled to take them on for their last game of the weekend competition on Sunday morning. By this time however, the Canadiens’ reputation preceded them as well and the redoubtable Titan stormed the ice… with caution! Snipers were robbed in both ends of the ice surface throughout this riveting showdown, goals were exchanged (even smiles and cordial nudges between foes!) but the Canadiens dominated the play with consistence, enough to take the game 4 – 3, with kudos going to #4 Dawson Breau, #7 Peter Reynolds and #10 Cam Thomson who capitalized on teamwork and scored for the Canadiens!
Awesome job by our goaltenders #1 Zachary Major and #35 Joey Cormier who made some acrobatic moves between the posts and helped their team remain undefeated throughout the weekend! Go Canadiens Go!!!
Responding favourably to a challenge set by the Saint John Seadogs, Canadiens teammates, coaching staff and fans congregated at the Peter Murray Arena in Saint John West on Sunday morning, eager to capitalize on their momentum and poised to clinch yet another win! Habs fans were treated to an impressive show of force as well as nicely coordinated and strategically efficient plays!
Team chemistry paid off late in the first period for the Canadiens who, despite being down by one goal, took full advantage of the hosts’ consecutive penalties! #7 Peter Reynolds (from #10 Cam Thomson and #4 Dawson Breau) scored the visiting team’s first goal with 3:38 remaining on the clock. Less than one minute later, #11 Quinn Gorman (from #9 Jordan Wedge and #7 Peter Reynolds) put the Canadiens in the lead, an advantage they held on to until the end of the first.
#11 Quinn Gorman (from #10 Cam Thomson) added anadditional digit to the Canadiens’ tally early in the second period and #10 Cam Thomson (from #7 Peter Reynolds and #9 Jordan Wedge) widened the gap even broader shortly after! The Seadogs fired back late in the period and added two goals to their credit, generating a sense of urgency on the Habs’ bench!
The Canadiens darted onto the ice surface in the third visibly fuelled to take the period and claim it for their own! #7 Peter Reynolds (from #9 Jordan Wedge) got his second of the game after a few minutes had trickled off the clock and with 5:03 remaining, #10 Cam Thomson (from #7 Peter Reynolds and #11 Quinn Gorman) got his pair as well! The Seadogs’ empty net in the final second of the game attracted #7 Peter Reynolds like a magnet who managed to fire the disk just in time – with 0.01 remaining on the timer!
Great team work by the Canadiens who took the 7 – 4 win over the Saint John Seadogs!
Going into the second period early Saturday morning at the Aitken University Centre, the Canadiens were scoreless and trailing by two goals against their Frederictonian archrivals, the Caps. And then something happened… the Canadiens went full throttle through the roof!
#7 Peter Reynolds opened the scoring spree for the Habs early in the second and reloaded once more several minutes later (from #4 Dawson Breau), putting the visiting at par with their opponents! #46 Cody Gilbert (from #7 Peter Reynolds) made good use of a powerplay and got his team in a 3 – 2 lead before the period’s end!
The Canadiens’ score rose by an additional three goals within the first four minutes of the third period, thanks to #9 Jordan Wedge, assisted by #7 Peter Reynolds – who then went on to score the Habs’ fifth goal (from #11 Quinn Gorman) and assist #4 Dawson Breau’s several seconds later! A short moment past the five minute checkpoint of the period, #8 Ethan Ross (from #7 Peter Reynolds) crossed through the Caps’ defensive line and found himself on a clear path towards the hosting team’s net… and scored the Canadiens’ seventh goal! #11 Quinn Gorman (from #14 Jakob Whalen) crowned this match with the eight and final score for the Canadiens!
Final tally: 8 – 4 in favour of the Canadiens. A tremendous effort and a great job by all!!!
Where better to celebrate the arrival of the holidays school break than on the ice surface! This is precisely how the Fredericton Price Auto Peewee AAA Canadiens launched the official countdown to Christmas 2014, at the Lord Beaverbrook Arena in the heart of Saint John, where they faced off with the Sussex Cougars!
The Canadiens dominated throughout most of the match. Countless offensive strikes in the Cougars’ zone finally paid off for the Habs with 4:16 remaining as #10 Cam Thomson (from #11 Quinn Gorman and #46 Cody Gilbert) buried the puck deep behind enemy lines!
The second period saw the Canadiens gain a considerable advantage over their hosts, tallying an additional three unanswered goals credited to #9 Jordan Wedge (from #46 Cody Gilbert and #10 Cam Thomson), #7 Peter Reynolds (from #46 Cody Gilbert and #10 Cam Thomson) and #46 Cody Gilbert!
In the final two minutes of the third period, the Cougars took full advantage of a powerplay and a one player advantage to score two quick goals…. But the Canadiens held on to capture the 4 – 2 victory over their Sussex rivals!
Sunday afternoon, the Canadiens were back in their District to challenge the Northwest Bulls in Hartland! The visiting team drew first blood early in the first period (#7 Peter Reynolds from #10 Cam Thomson) and maintained their 1 – 0 lead throughout the period.
With a little over one minute into the second period, #10 Cam Thomson (from #7 Peter Reynolds) added an extra digit on the Canadiens’ side of the clock! #7 Peter Reynolds would go on to repeat his earlier feat twice before the period’s end (from #12 Christian Butler and #4 Dawson Breau) and again in the third period (from #11 Quinn Gorman and #3 Matthew Inch)!
While the Bulls managed to post two of their own in the second, the Canadiens’ running total remained locked, secure and unreachable! 5 – 2 for the Habs, their second win of the weekend in as many games!
Posted December 14th, 2014 | Uncategorized
The Frederiction Price Auto AAA Canadiens had a full serving of hockey matches over the weekend, starting Friday evening by hosting their hometown rivals at the Grant-Harvey Centre, the AAA Express.
The Express got off to a quick start by posting two goals in the first period and a third in the early minutes of the second… that is until the Canadiens got a hold of momentum and made it work to their advantage throughout the remaining minutes of the 15 minute countdown.
The Canadiens dominated in the third period and fired repeatedly down the Express’ path, finally leading to the hosts’ first goal by #7 Peter Reynolds (from #10 Cam Thomson)! The Canadiens kept their opponents humble throughout the third and benefited from numerous scoring opportunities but the disk would simply not cooperate with the sharp shooters’ efforts…
Final score: 3 – 1 in favour of the Express.
The Fredericton Caps took an early lead in the first period on Saturday morning as the Canadiens were back at the Aitken University Centre to welcome and challenge their AAA Frederictonian foes! The Habs were not about to let the period end without scoring one of their own… and #4 Dawson Breau (from #11 Quinn Gorman) did just that with 2:45 remaining on the clock!
Each team added an extra digit on their respective side of the scoreboard in the second, #9 Jordan Wedge claiming the prize for the Canadiens!
The third period saw its fair share of close calls and intense action! The Caps took an two goal lead by mid-period but when they found themselves two players down, #11 Quinn Gorman (from #7 Peter Reynolds and #4 Dawson Breau) narrowed the visiting team’s lead to a single goal! The Caps avenged their misfortune with 1:28 remaining in the period… 10 seconds passed until #7 Peter Reynolds demonstrated that no matter how far you are from the net – in this case close to the red line – shooting in its direction can yield some favourable results… such as a goal!
Final score: a close 5 – 4 win for the Caps.
The Tri-County Complex in Fredericton Junction was the place to be for Peewee AAA fans as the Canadiens hosted the Warriors, a strong Southwestern team with its reputation well established! The final 4 – 0 outcome of this match in favour of the visiting team fails to credit the Canadiens’ valiant offensive and defensive efforts as well as the acrobatic saves that were executed in between the posts!
The Fredericton Price Auto AAA Canadiens hosted two of their provincial Peewee AAA rivals over the weekend at the Aitken University Centre, the Kings County Cougars and the Charlotte County Riptide! And the on-ice action came along for the ride!
Saturday evening, the Canadiens battled the Cougars. 19 seconds into the first period, the home team’s #7 Peter Reynolds (from #9 Jordan Wedge) got his first of several goals of the evening! Mid-period, #46 Cody Gilbert got his name and number on the score sheet… and again with 3:44 remaining in the first, putting the Canadiens in a comfortable 3 – 0 lead by the end of the period!
#7 Peter Reynolds opened the subsequent period with his second of the night (13:18) but the Cougars came back surprisingly strong over the course of the remaining minutes, defying the odds and managing to reach parity with their counterparts after 30 minutes of play!
The Canadiens recovered quickly, ‘cooling down’ in between periods, ready to rock in the third… and rock they did! The Cougars’ lone goal in the final fifteen minute stretch did not deter the Canadiens from battling hard in the offensive zone and accumulating an additional three goals, thanks to #7 Peter Reynolds and a collective team effort (10:41; 2:58 from #4 Dawson Breau; 2:43 from #46 Cody Gilbert)!
The Canadiens proudly closed off the evening off with a 7 – 5 win over their opponents following an awesome match!
Early Sunday afternoon, the Canadiens congregated once more at the AUC to welcome the Riptide on Fredericton turf! The Charlotte County crew made life challenging for the Canadiens in the first period, scoring twice and frustrating the hosts in their repeated attempts at tallying a few for themselves…
The tide shifted late in the second when #9 Jordan Wedge (from #7 Peter Reynolds and #10 Cam Thomson) got himself exactly where he needed to be to fire the puck deep in the Riptide’s net! Only eleven seconds elapsed before the ‘trio’ tied things up, thanks to #7 Peter Reynolds (from #9 Jordan Wedge and #10 Cam Thomson)! The deadlock was broken by the Riptide before the end of the period but as the Canadiens made their way onto the ice surface for the third, it was obvious they were not going to leave the rink without a fair fight! And fight early into the third they did as #10 Cam Thomson (from #9 Jordan Wedge and #7 Peter Reynolds) scored at 13:09, generating the tie once more! #7 Peter Reynolds got the Canadiens in the lead for the first time in the game with 12:25 remaining! As the final minute trickled from the clock, #10 Cam Thomson (from #46 Cody Gilbert and #7 Peter Reynolds) sealed the deal for the Habs, firing the disk from mid-ice precisely into the Riptide’s empty net!!!
Five well executed scoring successes and a second victory for the Canadiens in as many games – fabulous teamwork!!!