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.
Photografiks will once again be providing TSMHA with team and individual pictures and the option for additional packages to be purchased. For this season the team pictures will be taken during the team’s scheduled practice time. The individual pictures will be taken just prior to your scheduled ice time so please attend and be ready at least ½ prior to your practice so the team picture can be taken on the ice at the start of your scheduled practice. Please see the following schedule for your picture date and time. All times and locations are the same as your regularly scheduled practice. Any player or coach that is not present for the team picture will not be included in the team picture.
Shipping fees only apply to additional prints ordered and not the TSMHA provided team and individual prints.
Please contact Mike Larocque @ firstname.lastname@example.org to reschedule a picture time.
The picture scheduled and instructions from Photografiks are below:
TSMHA Photografiks 2018 Instructions
TSMHA Teams Time Slot
Don Shepherdson Memorial Arena
Oct 22-28 2017
Oct 22-28 2018
PW A (3)
Atom A (4)
Bantam A (7)
Btm Corneil (4)
Oct 29 - Nov 4 2018
PW Breault (5)
PW C girls (6)
Btm Kersley (5)
Mgt Rowe (5)
Nov 5- Nov 11 2018
Atom Hopkins &
Atom Girls (6)
Nov 5 - Nov 11 2018
Atom C (8)
Atom C Girls(8)
Atom Leveille (6)
PW Goddard (6)
Midget Girls (6)
TSMHA has been selected as one of only 194 associations across Canada to host the Canadian Tire + Bauer 'First Shift' program for 6-10yr olds who are new to the sport.
For $199, those qualifying kids (kids who have never registered with Hockey Canada) get professionally sized and outfitted head-to-toe, including their stick... PLUS 6 exclusive "welcome to hockey" ice times for First Shift enrolless only!
While we are hosting it, the initiative isn't exclusive to potential TSMHA-enrollees only... Quite the opposite - they're trying to get as many introduced to the sport as possible. So kids from other areas are more than welcome to enroll.
In depth info on the program and registration and scheduling info can be found at Www.firstshift.ca
The Wilson Chevrolet Olds Atom "A" Boys and the Ebert Welding Bantam "A" Boys are provincial bound hoping to follow in their OWHA Puckhound counterpart's footsteps and bring home some provincial medals.
The Atom A Boys are in Etobicoke and start their Provincial journey on Friday against the Willowdale Blackhawks,while the Ebert Welding Bantam "A" Boys start their run against the Host Cambridge Hawks.
Good luck to both teams and follow their path below!
The Atoms opened the OHF's with a big 7-5 win against the Willowdale Blackhawks. The Puckhounds got everyone rolling with 6 different scorers and 9 players registering a point. Lets keep it going boys!
The boys finished Friday's schedule with a 7-3 loss to St Thomas Stars. Saturdays Action saw the puckhounds tie the Woodstock Navy Vets and defeated the West Mall Lighting 4-3 to earn a spot in the semis!
The boys defeated an evenly matched Woodstock Jr Navy Vets 2-1 to set up a rematch in the final against the Willowdale Blackhawks.
The Puckhounds gave a valiant effort in the final but but lost a tightly contested fame 3-0. Congratulations on a Provincial Silver place boys job well done!
Atom A OHF
The Bantam Puckhounds opened the OHF's with two 4-2 losses to Cambridge Hawks and Woolwich Wildcats. The boys return to round robin play on Saturday vs the other NOHA rep, Hearst Lumberjacks.
The boys were in tough in Saturdays action with two more losses. the Puckhouds lost a close 2-0 game to Hearst, and 7-2 against the London Jr Mustangs.
Great season boys!
Bantam A OHF
Mike's One Stop Bantam "C" Girls and the Temiskaming Veterinary Services Peewee "C" Girls captured Gold while the Scotia Bank Atom "C" Girls brought home a Silver banner, a first banner at the Atom level for TSMHA. All three teams battled through a tough schedule and close playoff round to earn their medals. Congratulations to all three teams on a great performance and a great season.
Mike's One Stop Bantam "C" Provincial Champions
Temiskaming Veterinary Services Peewee "C" Provincial Champions
Scotia Bank Atom "C" Provincial Silver Medalist
Provincial Schedule and Results
The Ebert Welding Bantam "A" Boys are the first Puckhound team to capture a Quebec League Championship. Over the weekend the boys battled through some adversity and tough calls to emerge as Coupe Hyundai Champions.
Congratulations Boys and good luck at your OHF's.