Monthly Archives: November 2016

Brian ‘Frenchie’ Dupuis – Valentine Day Event


Frenchie asked me to send this to everyone if they are interested.  Brian and his wife are hosting an event right around Valentines Day.  Their goal is to raise monies for Diabetes.  Please see attached and contact Frenchie directly if you are interested.  You can email him at

Just click the link below named valentine dinner frenchie.



Week 10 Recap – End of Round 2

Last Friday we completed our 2nd round of our 5 round regular season.

The early game between Sweden and USA.  2 -1 Sweden after the opening period.  The Americans score the only goal in the 2nd sending this game all tied up at 2’s with a period to go.  USA took the lead at 10:35 of the 3rd.  Sweden tied it up at 8:43 mark but the pesky Americans came right back and scored at 5:42 up on top 4-3.  Swedes tied it up again with 4:23 left on the clock.  Swedes took the lead with just over 2 minutes left on a big bouncer from the point.  The Americans pulled their goalie and pressed but the Swedes scored an empty netter and won this tilt 6-4.  Good game at both ends of the pond.  Swedes went 0-1 on the PP and USA was 0-0.  USA goal scorers went to Tim Randa with 2, Dan Barrett with a single as well as Harve Mihalic who had a 3 point night.  Swedes got 2 goals from the very happy and less frustrated Joe Peacock and singles from Rinaldo, Thomas, Connell and Kelly with a beauty goal.  USA honoured #3 Harve Mihalic as their Player of the Game and the Swedes gave it to #14 Neil Kelly.  Don’t be calling Neil this week he has the hat and is going to be busy.  It looks like he is out on a 3 day pass!!!!



The late game was a doozy.  The winless Canadians facing off against the surging Polocks.  8 penalties and no power plays that means all were coincidental, the Xmas stress is starting to wear on the boys.  All toboggan and ski’s as Poland scored 2 unanswered goals in the 1st.  Canada got the lone goal in the 2nd making it a 2-1 lead for Poland after 2.  Canada was all over the Polocks but back stop from Warsaw, McCallum was maybe at his best stopping almost all pirogies shot his way.  More of the same in the final period as both goalies stood tall until the 2 minute mark when Canada tied it up.  But like Canada’s season the Polocks came right down the ice just 145 seconds later to score and take back the lead 3-2.  The bowed Canadian heads on the bench singled for their goalie to sit for the extra attacker and with 24 ticks left on the clock and for the 2nd time this season the mighty Red and white scored to tie up the game.  A massive celebration ensued to a frustrated Polish team heard saying “vee tied dose guys?????  gin dobrej!!!!”  Coffin, Flumerfelt and McCormick scored for Poland.  Julius, Cummings and Ronnie Chantaj with the tieing goal scored for Canada.  Both teams went 0-0 on the PP but 16 minutes were served, feisty.  Player of the Game for Canada went to #19 Gary Julius out 2nd oldest member to the Swedes Bruce Freeman who is 70.  WTF 70????  Yes sir and he had the Viking hat for a week with a big smile.  Poland Player of the Game goes to #1 Scott McCallum who may have played his best game of the season and will take his team honour home for the week.  Hope the garage isn’t too cold for you Scottie.



So Round 2 is in the books.  Finland sits on top with a 6-1-1 record and 13 pts.  Best PK at 100% and have the individual scoring leader Cosentino with 15 its and also leads in goal scored with 9.  Finlands Eric Fletcher leads the league with 3 game winning goals ion their 6 victories, Mr. Money.  Poland sits in 2nd with a 4-2-2 record.  They lead the league with 42 goals scored and also lead the league with 30 penalty minutes.  Poland’s  Flumerfelt is tied with most goals at 9 and also tied for the ‘Johnny Sparrow Belt’ with 8 penalty minutes.  Sweden is tied with Poland with a 5-3-0 record.  Sweden has the best goals against record with 24 and that gives Gordie Ide the lowest GA Average.  Sweden’s Rukavina leads the league with 11 assists.  USA is in 4th with a 2-5-1 record.  USA are tops in the Power Play department with a 50% success record.  Dan Barrett is 2nd in the league with 9 assists.  Canada sits in 5th spot with a 0-6-2 record.  Canada’s Ron Chantaj is tied with Flumerfelt with 8 penalty minutes.

This week’s games are scheduled for Friday, December 2.  9:15 Sweden will play Finland for the Nordic bragging rights.  10:30 USA will do battle with Canada.  Poland gets the week off.

A reminder to bring money for our Holiday 50/50 Fundraiser.  $5 a ticket or 5 for $20.  Mark Plewes will be around.  Additional prizes are coming in which will give us many happy winners.

Also a reminder I believe RIDE begins next week so please be careful.

See you all on the ice boys!

Holiday Fundraiser!!!

Back by popular demand is our annual Holiday 50/50 Draw.  Mark Plewes will be around all the rooms for the next few weeks selling tickets.  $5 each or 5 for $20.  Half the cash goes to our grand prize winner and half will go back into our league budget.  We also will have many prizes that have been donated by league members as well.  Last few years we had about 20 winners.  Prizes can be dropped off to Rukavina or Plewes in the next few weeks.  Draw will take place Friday, December 16 at the arena between games.  Special thank you to John Annan for printing the tickets, Mark Plewes for selling them and all the members who donated prizes, much appreciated.


Week 9 Recap

Last weeks games were very exciting. Early match between our top 2 teams the Fins and the Polocks. Could this be an early Stanley Cup match??? All Finland int he 1st period as they out score the Polish 3-1. Tide change int he 2nd frame as the Polish snipers explode for 4 goals and Fins manage just a single marker. 5-4 Polish lead into the final period. Finland scores twice within 19 seconds mid way through the 3rd taking back the lead 6-5. The polices pull their backstop for a final push and score to tie up this game at 6’ds and thats how this one finished. Very exciting and many visits with Brenda as well. Fins go 0-3 on the PP and Poland goes 0-2. All Finland goals were singles by Cosentino, May, Diluzio, Ianno, Nicholson and Spence. Poland gets 2 goals from Robin Chantaj and singles from Byer, Barbosa, Flumerfelt and Young. Finland player of the game goes to #15 Dr. Joel May and Poland awards #14 Robin Chantaj. mmm interesting look.  Not sure if Mrs. Chantaj needs to see this.


Late game between the rested Swedes and Team Canada. Both teams short of skaters for this one. Goal tender dual in the opening frame as the Ide brothers shut out all shooters. Swedes get the lone 2 goals in the 2nd frame. Swedes score 4 more goals in the final frame and Canada gets a late one to break Swedens shut out. Final score Sweden 6 Canada 1. Penalty free game. Nice!!! Cummings gets the lone Canada goal. Sweden ageless wonder Bruce Freeman scores twice and singles from Rukavina, Sharp, Atchison and Thomas. Players of the game goes to Canada’s Jay Cummings and to Swedens Ron Cormier.


Better get ready Mrs. Cormier haha.

This weeks games, American Black Friday are as follows. 9:15 pm USA will do battle with Sweden and at 10:30 pm Poland will face off against Canada. Top team Finland gets a much deserved break. This will will complete our Round 2 of games of our 20 game pre season schedule.

See you all on the ice boys!

Week 8 Recap

Week 8 Recap.

Early tilt between Canada and Finland.  2 goals from the Fins in the first period.  Canada made it 2-1 early in the 2nd but 3 late 2nd period goals gave the Fins a 5-1 lead moving into the final frame.  Canada gets 2 goals late in the final period making it a game but the Fins finish off the Canadians with a late power play tally for a final victory of 6-3.  Canada gets 2 goals from Brideau and a single from Desrosiers.  Fins get a hat trick from the little speedster Joe Cosentino and singles from Annan, Diluzio and the doctor Joel May.  Fins go 1-2 on the PP and Canada was 0-0.  Players of the Game goes to Finlands Joe Cosentino and Canadas Mike Kidd.

Late game between the Polocks and the Americans.  All Polish in the opening frame as they score 3 times unanswered.  The 2nd also went to Poland 2-1 for a 5-1 lead.  2 more goals from the Polocks making this a 7-1 spanking of the Trump lead Americans.  McKean gets a PP goal for the USA.  Polish team leader Robin Flumerfeltski gets a hat trickski.  2 goals from Paul Barbosa’s wood ands singles for McCormick and Coffin.  Both teams went  1-1 on the PP.  Players of the Game went to Polands Robin Flumerfelt and Americans give it to Jimmy Maguire.

Should set up for an exciting match next week between our top 2 teams Finland and Poland.

Week 7 Recap

Second week of Round 2 in the books last Friday.

Early game between Poland and Sweden.  Both squads decimated with all their top talent on the shelf for this one, 10 skaters for the Polocks and only 9 for the Swedes.  Poland decided to mess with the Swedes by pulling their goalie for the first 5 minutes in this game.  Sweden very excited but failed to score on the Poland empty net.  Poland scores the only goal in the 1st.  Polices get 2 more early goals in the 2nd until the Swedes score off the face off in the dieing seconds of the 2nd frame.  The tired Swedes struggled in the final period as the Poles score 2 more goals for a final 5 to 1 victory.  Swedes went 0-1 on the PP and Poland was 0-0.  David Rinaldo scores the only goal for the Swedes.  Poland got 2 goals from both Dwayne Tygesen and Paul Barbosa (who by the way was looking for his last year bromance fav Old-timer Connell all game) and a single goal from Robin Chantaj.  Players of the game went to both back stops Polands Scott McCallum who did not have much work in the first 2 periods but stood tall in the final frame.  Swedes Gord Ide all smiles as usual kept this game close.


Late game felt like a Stanley Cup Playoff game between Finland and the USA.  Both teams scored in the opening frame.  Finland scored midway through the 2nd period taking a 2-1 lead with 15 minutes to go.  Shut outs for both squads in the final game and Finland wins its 4th straight game with a strong 2 to 1 victory.  USA went 0-1 on the PP and Finland 0-0.  Rob Leenaars scored the only goal for the Americans and Finland got goals from Steve Kostick and the game winner and league leader in goals as Eric Fletcher continues to flex his “putting the biscuit in the basket” prowess with his 7th goal of the campaign.  Deja vu as with he early game both goalies were named Players of the Game, Finlands Frank Rispoli and USA Art Senkowski.  Excellent hockey game.

This weeks games goes on Remembrance Day Friday, November 11.  9:15 the rested Canadians will meet top team Finland looking to win their 5th straight game.  10:30 Poland on a 2 game win streak will meet the Americans coming off a tough 2-1 loss with he Finn’s.  Sweden gets the week off and will work on their meatball recipes with a team bonding cooking session this week.

See you all on the ice boys!!!