OWHA as a member of Hockey Canada has been provided a unique opportunity to send Bantam ‘B’ aged female players to attend the 2019 IIHF Global Game. The International Ice
Hockey Federation (IIHF) is hosting the 2019 Global Girls Game February 16, 2019. Started in
2015, the 2019 edition of the Global Game will include 40 countries taking part around the world.
The weekend long game between Team Blue and Team White players will begin on February 15th
and make its way west as teams will battle to an aggregate score until the last puck drop in Calgary
on February 16th
The host for the Canadian game is Hockey Alberta and they have invited the member branches of
Hockey Canada to participate in this year’s event.
OWHA Bantam "B" interested in this opportunity were requested to complete a survey advising OWHA on what girls hockey meant to them and how the OWHA core values impact their lives. Kaitlin Thibault along with a number of her teammates submitted applications and out of hundreds of applications Kaitlin was selected to be one of the OWHA representatives.
Congratulations Kaitlin on being selected to take part in this amazing experience!
NOHA 100th year anniversary AGM is coming to Temiskaming Shores and Cobalt May 3rd and 4th!
If you would like to attend the NOHA 100th anniversary dinner and the Taw Connors concert tickets and be got using the following link:
Dinner and Concert
or visit the NOHA Website:
The Pedersen Peewee A Puckhounds won 2-1 over Nickel City in a tight final to bring home gold at the North York Knights Challenge 2019. The team went undefeated over the weekend.
The TS Photografiks Puckhounds had an extremely successful weekend Nov 30-Dec 2 coming home with the gold medal in the Bantam House division after going 6-0 at the North Bay Trappers Challenge Cup.
The team’s first road game of the year on Friday started out with a 3-0 win over North Bay Kia. Scoring for the ‘Hounds were Phil Goudreault, Logan Morlock and Alex Herd with assists to Herd, Matthew Loiselle and Adrian Thornton, who was named game MVP. Jay Peters got the shutout. Game two later that night was a 4-1 win over Kanata Falcons. Morlock continued his hot streak with 2 goals, Sam Walker and Nathan Taylor got singles with 2 assists to Scott Corneil and 1 to Herd and Jaxson Loach. Game MVP went to Jay Peters.
Photografiks knew they were going to have to keep playing well to make the championship round in the 6-team format. A tight 3-2 win over Arnprior Tropics was highlighted by an end-to-end goal by Corneil from goalie Peters with 18 seconds left in the game. Corneil had another goal and assist with McKinnon also scoring with an assist to Trevor McKnight. The ‘Hounds had to score in the third again later in the night to edge the Espanola Eagles 2-1 which guaranteed a first-place finish in their pool. Scoring were Corneil with 1 goal and 1 assist and Taylor with assists to Thornton and Ryan Bradley. Game MVPs went to Kaiden McKinnon and Danik Forget.
As well as the team had played, they knew they would have to bring their best effort of the season as Sunday promised to be very challenging. First up in the semis was a rematch against nemesis TS Miller Paving Puckhounds. Miller had been full value for their gold medal win over Photografiks the weekend prior in the finals of our local tournament. This game was equally tense and exciting with Photografiks coming out strong and scoring early with Corneil scoring off a face-off win by Walker. Miller responded in the second on an unassisted goal by Jacob Charland. Soon after, Walker from Morlock made it 2-1. Solid goaltending by Peters and Tanner Fuller prevented any further goals and this time Photografiks came out on top. MVPs were Trevor McKnight from Photografiks and Braydon Rivest from Miller
The finals were against a very strong team, the Nickel Centre Bantam Sting. The Sting had also gone 5-0 over the weekend with a dominating 28 goals for and 7 against. Photografiks were ready for them and executed the coaching staff’s game plan to perfection. In their most impressive effort of the season, the ‘Hounds played a wonderful game and won 3-1 in an upset. Walker from Morlock and Goudreault opened the scoring on the first shift of the game, stunning the Sting. A beautiful break-away goal by Thornton from Goudreault was followed by Corneil scoring while on his butt which drove the ‘Hounds to a commanding lead. The Sting finally broke through on Peters with a few seconds left in the second but could get no closer as the Puckhounds were strong on every shift of the third period. Game MVP went to Scott Corneil.
The coaching staff of Glenn Corneil, Ryan Peters, Geoff Walker and Dan Goudreault were thoroughly impressed by the effort of the Puckhounds all weekend long. Despite dicey weather, the drive home was extra sweet for the team’s parents and players, including Chase Whyte who was out with an injury. The team would like to take this opportunity to thank Photografiks for being our sponsor.