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A warrior is worthless unless he rises above others and stands strong in the midst of a storm." 

-Yamamoto Tsunetomo

 

Entries in cole harbour (13)

Monday
Dec222014

Pats and Congrats: CHBA Wings Atom A Win Amherst Bluenose Tournament

UE Motto: Be a Warrior!It seems like I can't keep up with the accomplishments of our teams, as I get tournament highlights into my inbox every week.

Here is a great little story of two 'tenders that delivered the goods for their team at the Amherst Bluenose Tournament.  Jack Howie, second-year Atom vet, and his goalie partner Rylan Schneiderman, a first-year up-and-coming rookie.

The kids had a tough time securing a spot to the elimination round, but an outstanding effort by Jack Howie to tie, 2-2 gave the Atom A's the needed pointed to secure a spot in the finals.

Rylan came out calm and collected to beat Sackville, NB's team 7-0 to win the gold.

Both boys are continuing to perform well throughout the regular season.  Jack is a solid goalie with amazing fundamentals.  Smaller in stature than most, he understands the game and knows what he has to do to play "big".  Rylan is a dynamic and aggressive goalie.  With gymnastic-like flexibility and "in-your-face" goaltending style, he knows how to mix it up to keep the opposition shooters guessing.

Way go, coaches and crew!!

Atom A Wings survive and then strive in the Jungle!!

Friday
Dec052014

Pats and Congrats: DWMHA Midget AA Girls Win Gold at SEDMHA

UE Motto: Be a Warrior!It seems odd to be talking about SEDMHA in December, but the SEDMHA organizers have moved the female division's tournament to the part way through the 2014-15 season.  I think it is a great idea and due to the shortage of rinks in Dartmouth, the entire tournament was held in the BMO Center in Bedford. 

Even though many of my female teams were not playing in their natural "home" rinks, the girls at all age categories performed at the highest level and help net Dartmouth/Cole Harbour associations a neck-full of hardware.

My first shout out goes to a couple of young ladies that have been workhorses for their associations for years: Dana Melanson of the Whalers and CPA, and Nicole Lowe of the Wings and Auburn High.  Both girls play a ton of games for their high school teams and have shared duties with the Midget AA girls over the last two years.

They continue to reap the results of hard work and they netted themselves another gold medal for the trophy case by winning it all at their home tournament, the SEDMHA Honda for 2014.  Not much more to say and I'll let the numbers speak for themselves.  Even though both girls are coming off long injuries, they totally nailed it by allowing only four goals against in four games, and even pitching back-to-back shutouts in the semi-finals and finals.  

I couldn't be prouder of these two tendies.  They're both dedicated to the craft!

Gentle smiles with eyes as hard as coffin nails!

Tuesday
Nov252014

Pats and Congrats: CHBA Wings PW AAA Win Sherwood Park Early Bird

UE Motto: Be a Warrior!My first shout-out of the season.  I'm really behind on these, as many of my local teams are coming out of the gate strongly and competing beyond initial expectations.

Without further ado, I'll post my first Pat and Congrats to a team and pair of goalies that I've had the priviledge to work with since Novice and Atom.  Josh MaCarther and Will Hambley are two dynamite work-horses for their association.  Josh is originally from Easter Shore and has opportunities to play AAA hockey in both Dartmouth and Cole Harbour.  Will Hambley has been a mainstay in rep hockey for Cole Harbour since his strapped the pads on.

The Cole Harbour duo travelled to PEI with their PW AAA to battle in the challenging Sherwood Park Early Bird tournament.  Two ties in the round robin required a little luck into getting into the semi-finals.  Two solid games in the final two games allowed Josh and Will to clinch the gold with a team GAA of 1.75.

I know strong tournament play requires solid goaltending throughout and both boy delivered.  Good work!!

Smiling faces for a job well done.

Monday
Feb172014

Pats and Congrats: Max Walford of the CHBA Bantam AA Wings

UE Motto: Be a Warrior!!This is a just a shout-out to dandy young goaltender from Cole Harbour who had an outstanding performance at the famous Royal Canadian Legion Cup in Sydney, Nova Scotia.  Max Walford was voted to the second all-star team and got to take home some nice hardware.

His Wings played in a very tough division, but Max was able to squeeze out two wins with a 2.0 GAA.

I have been working with Max since his first year atom and he has great potential and athletic ability.  As he gets years under his belt, his maturity is really starting to drive his work ethic and this has resulted in some major advancements in his skill.  It is a terrific thing to see.

Max (1st year bantam) is teamed up this year again with his goalie partner and great friend, Landon Campbell (2nd year bantam).  They have both pushed and supported each other in what has been a tough season for the Wings' Bantam AA team.  I can't say enough about having a good working relationship with your goalie partner.  The position of tender is hard and lonely as it is, but to be isolated from your partner can make things downright miserable.

Way to go, Max!!

Max Walford with some well-earned awards!

Friday
Jan102014

Pats and Congrats: Cole Harbour Wings Midget B at Kyle Henneberry Memorial Tournament

UE Motto: Be a Warrior!!The holidays were a good time for many teams in Cole Harbour and Dartmouth.  The Cole Harbour Wings Midget B team was no exception.  They crossed over the bridge to face some strong local competition at the Kyle Henneberry Memorial Tournament hosted by the Chebucton Minor Hockey Association.

The Wings ran into some stiff competition in the round robin from the Midget B team from Halifax (another Upper Echelon client), but they persevered to make it to the finals.

In the finals they faced a strong TASA Ducks squad but the Wings goalies were able to manage a shutout and come away champions with a 5-0 victory.

The Wings Midget B goalie tandem is manned by Michael Pelley and Benjamin Poulin.  Their training is overseen by both myself and one of Cole Harbours major assets, goalie-coach Steve Sawlor.  Mike has been a long time competitive goaltender who I have known and worked with for several years.  He is providing much needed leadership and clutch goaltending for his young team.  Benjamin Poulin is a newcomer to competitive rep hockey, but he has made some tremendous strides in a short period of time.  I've been amazed at how quickly he is picking up the core skills and with his long frame and agility, he has the makings of a solid goaltender with some hard work.

All the best to the staff and kids of the Midget B Wings!! Great work!!

Cole Harbour's Midget B Wings glisten with gold!