Saturday, November 6th, 2010
Carlyle Novice Cougars VS Oxbow Huskies
10:30 Saturday morning they start coming in chattering away, excited for their first game of the season, down in the room getting dressed the nerves kick in, as their opponent walks by to their dressing room. This is the start of a whole new season, what will it bring? The butterflies start, for the kids, parents and coaches. They're ready, getting last minute instructions, positions, and equipment adjustments. They line up behind their goalie, then their coaches unleash them and they storm the ice, they're now in the coach's capable hands, there's no turning back now.
INTRODUCING THE NOVICE COUGARS OF THE 2010/2011 SEASON: #1 Davien Slykhuis, #2 Tyler Colpitts, #3 Logan Young, #4 Spencer Bell, #5 Mason Kyle, #6 Coty Hofos, #7 Degan Galbraith, #8 Trey Baker, #9 Hayden McArthur, #10 Brody Yuzicappi, #11 Devin Loustel, #12 Cade Bendtsen, #14 Nate Robertson, #15 Zane Winter, and #16 Adrien Riddell.
The boys hit the ice with high energy right from the get go, and #15 Zane Winter showed us how to get the season started with a nice goal only a few minutes into the 1st period, great job Zane! The next shift out and speedy Spencer Bell got a nice goal with a little help from #11 Devin Loustel, nice pass and good skating Spencer! Doing a good job back checking and protecting their goalie were #16 Adrien Riddell and #6 Coty Hofos keep it up boys! Playing net for the game and keeping the majority of the pucks out of his net was #12 Cade Bendtsen, good job buddy. Scoring later on in the 1st period back to back was a #10 Brody Yuzicappi, great skating out there. To finish off the 1st period is a great defensive player and the best passer on the team #2 Tyler Colpitts great job out there! The Score after the 1st period was 5-2 Cougars, the fans were sure enjoying this season opener. After a short water break and a few words from their coaches both teams were back at it. We didn't have to wait long for some action, #3 Logan Young came out with a nice goal, asst by #15 Zane Winter great job boys! The fans would get some good back and forth now both teams were on the move and the goalies were on fire, there was even line changing with the play still going! The next goal would be a Huskie goal but it would be their last, and we would answer back within minutes as #1 Davien Slykhuis poked one in with a little help from #16 Adrien Riddell, good team work boys. To end the 2nd period #7 Degan Galbraith with a little help from Logan Young would pop another goal in with only a minute left, good job team! The score after 2 periods was 8-3 Cougars, great season starter!
Everyone warmed up and ready for more action in the 3rd period, and these kids don't disappoint! #10 Brody gets a great goal only seconds into the period, great hustle buddy! There's 2 kids hustling down the ice #16 Adrien passes to #3 and Logan pokes one in the net, awesome work! There's some good hustle and defense from both teams and the goalies get a good work out, we go almost 8 minutes without a goal, great work teams! That streak is broken by speedy #4, Spencer gets a nice pass by Brody and comes in for a nice shot on the net, great job out there boys. Thinking he'd like a little action, newcomer to the team #5 Mason Kyle gets an opportunity in front of the net to poke one in, great job Mason and good hustle all game. Not quite finished #3 Logan gets another opportunity to get another shot on the net and he scores another nice goal for the team. Now you haven't heard too much about him yet but he was out there hustling all game and he was denied a few times, but he got his opportunity to score and he did it with a little style not once but twice in a row, #14 Nate Robertson would end the game on a high. What a game, final score 15-3 Cougars!
Until next game day.
See you at the rink.