Colin Gamester scored two, Ryan Main
and Alex Clarkin each notched one and Ben Taylor-Melanson stopped many shots in this 4 - 2 victory over the North Stars.
Coach Main is quoted as saying:
In a ceremony before the game, Ryan Main
was presented with a trophy for the Tournament MVP and Jacob Stewart was presented with a trophy as the tournament Top Forward.
and Jacob were selected for these awards by senior hockey people from the Alberton community who attended the tournament games and voted for their choices.
was awarded the MVP, Dakota Murray was awarded the Most Sportsmanlike and Josh Jay defended the pipes in this 7 - 1 victory over the Evangeline Flyers.
#2 responded 40 seconds later when Ryan
and Dakota pressured and ultimately setup Jacob who buried the loose puck for the equalizer.
#2 responded about two-and-half minutes after that, when Ryan
picked up a juicy rebound from Andrew's point shot and put it away before the defenders could get back into position.
got two goals assisted by Jacob and Brandon and Jacob got one assisted by Zach to go up 5 - 4.
The Flames #3 put their goalie back in position with only 35 seconds left in the game and Ryan skated straight to their net after the faceoff at centre ice.
Brandon drew the defenders wide of the net and provided the sweet pass that Ryan
converted into his 4th goal (and 5th point) of the night.
scored two goals and assisted another and was presented with the first star of the game award.
The second period saw the goal light shine 3 more times - Ryan Main
scored for the Flames
and the Sabres responded with two goals.
Ryan Main notched four points and Ben Taylor-Melanson played an excellent game as goalie in this 5 - 2 victory.
Coach Main is pleased with the maturity displayed by his team as they battled from a four goal deficit to close out the match with a one goal victory and earn their second straight win in the George Trainor Holiday Classic.
Coach Main is excited to watch his squad effortlessly transferring their team strategies that they have been working on in their training sessions into their real games:
scored 3 goals in this 8 - 4 victory over the crosstown rivals - Sherwood Snipers.
Coach Main is impressed with his team's effort in this 4 - 2 loss.
The player's optimisim and consistency under the Flames
#3 unrelentless pressure is just what he
wants to see.
The tighter score in this second-of-four regular season matchups proves that the focus on teamwork that he
has been incorporating into his
recent practices is starting to pay off with improved team play for the Flames
December 7, 2008
Exhibition Game vs Pownal #1 at Pownal Arena Sunday, Dec 7 at 12:30PM
Pownal Red Devils #1 were the winners of this 3 - 2 game in their home arena.
They hit hard and fast from the first drop of the puck and the Flames
battled to a 0 - 0 first period.
Pownal continued to pressure and while both teams had many opportunities, only Pownal lit up the score board with 2 goals.
During the third, Coach Main convinced his team to combat Pownals' double teaming style by feeding their open man.
Coach Main is excited about the way his team is intuitively coming together so early in the season.
announced an extra pratice this week where he
will concentrate on developing the players' indvidual skills and team strategy that he
designed for the Flames
to peak at the end of the 08-09 season.