Minor Peewee AE Sabres off to a flying start in '05

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

The Minor PeeWee AE Sabres have had a tremendous start to the 2005/2006 season posting a 7-2 record in October.

The team has seven newcomers and 10 returning players from last year's OMHA finalists. The result is a team that has speed, defense and strong goaltending.

The Sabres posted four straight wins to start the season against Hespeler (5-0), Fergus (8-0), Acton (4-2) and Milton (6-1), outscoring their opponents 23-3. Goalie and newcomer Brad Bouchard and goalie Kyle Kong Quee both recorded shutouts. Assistant Captain Jack Hopkins contributed offensively with a pair of goals in each of the four games. Newcomers to the team, Tommy Neale and Jarrett Holmes, also had a pair of goals in the Fergus and Milton games respectively. There was also great defensive play from newcomer Brandon Del Mastro.

Flamborough played hard-fought, back-to-back losses to Oakville (7-0) and Caledon (5-4). The losses produced some outstanding performances including assistant captains Colin Martin and Raymond Perry and Jared Leedham, who played strong games and displayed the Sabres' "Never Give Up" attitude against a powerful Oakville team. The following afternoon against Caledon, a three-goal effort by captain Mitchell Scott and an outstanding extra effort by defensemen Andrew Gair to prevent an empty net goal late in the game allowed the Sabres an opportunity to tie the game in the closing seconds. The losses didn't discourage the team, and the boys reeled off another three-game winning streak against Acton (3-2), Orangeville (3-0) and Woolwich (10-1) to finish up October on a positive note.

Tyson Pettenuzzo, Michael Lamperth, Spencer O'Brien, Kyle Benassi and T.J. Walker all had strong games throughout this stretch, contributing offensively and defensively. The team came out a little tentatively against Acton but an end-to-end rush by Anthony Carducci resulted in a goal that was the turning point in the game. Strong overall defensive efforts were also a key to the victory. Head Coach Bruce Gair said the win over Orangeville "was the best team effort of the season." The effort carried over into a strong game against Woolwich and has set the stage for a great season ahead.

Coaching staff Bruce Gair, Don Boyd, Sandy Leedham, Randy Del Mastro and Brian Neale are thrilled with the strong play of the boys and hope to see them build on their successes. The team will start tournament play the weekend of November 18-20 at the Festival of Friendship tournament in Cambridge. The Sabres play on Sunday afternoons at 2:40 p.m. at the Carlisle Community Centre.

- Submitted by Brian and Cindy Neale

Minor Peewee AE Sabres off to a flying start in '05

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

The Minor PeeWee AE Sabres have had a tremendous start to the 2005/2006 season posting a 7-2 record in October.

The team has seven newcomers and 10 returning players from last year's OMHA finalists. The result is a team that has speed, defense and strong goaltending.

The Sabres posted four straight wins to start the season against Hespeler (5-0), Fergus (8-0), Acton (4-2) and Milton (6-1), outscoring their opponents 23-3. Goalie and newcomer Brad Bouchard and goalie Kyle Kong Quee both recorded shutouts. Assistant Captain Jack Hopkins contributed offensively with a pair of goals in each of the four games. Newcomers to the team, Tommy Neale and Jarrett Holmes, also had a pair of goals in the Fergus and Milton games respectively. There was also great defensive play from newcomer Brandon Del Mastro.

Flamborough played hard-fought, back-to-back losses to Oakville (7-0) and Caledon (5-4). The losses produced some outstanding performances including assistant captains Colin Martin and Raymond Perry and Jared Leedham, who played strong games and displayed the Sabres' "Never Give Up" attitude against a powerful Oakville team. The following afternoon against Caledon, a three-goal effort by captain Mitchell Scott and an outstanding extra effort by defensemen Andrew Gair to prevent an empty net goal late in the game allowed the Sabres an opportunity to tie the game in the closing seconds. The losses didn't discourage the team, and the boys reeled off another three-game winning streak against Acton (3-2), Orangeville (3-0) and Woolwich (10-1) to finish up October on a positive note.

Tyson Pettenuzzo, Michael Lamperth, Spencer O'Brien, Kyle Benassi and T.J. Walker all had strong games throughout this stretch, contributing offensively and defensively. The team came out a little tentatively against Acton but an end-to-end rush by Anthony Carducci resulted in a goal that was the turning point in the game. Strong overall defensive efforts were also a key to the victory. Head Coach Bruce Gair said the win over Orangeville "was the best team effort of the season." The effort carried over into a strong game against Woolwich and has set the stage for a great season ahead.

Coaching staff Bruce Gair, Don Boyd, Sandy Leedham, Randy Del Mastro and Brian Neale are thrilled with the strong play of the boys and hope to see them build on their successes. The team will start tournament play the weekend of November 18-20 at the Festival of Friendship tournament in Cambridge. The Sabres play on Sunday afternoons at 2:40 p.m. at the Carlisle Community Centre.

- Submitted by Brian and Cindy Neale

Minor Peewee AE Sabres off to a flying start in '05

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

The Minor PeeWee AE Sabres have had a tremendous start to the 2005/2006 season posting a 7-2 record in October.

The team has seven newcomers and 10 returning players from last year's OMHA finalists. The result is a team that has speed, defense and strong goaltending.

The Sabres posted four straight wins to start the season against Hespeler (5-0), Fergus (8-0), Acton (4-2) and Milton (6-1), outscoring their opponents 23-3. Goalie and newcomer Brad Bouchard and goalie Kyle Kong Quee both recorded shutouts. Assistant Captain Jack Hopkins contributed offensively with a pair of goals in each of the four games. Newcomers to the team, Tommy Neale and Jarrett Holmes, also had a pair of goals in the Fergus and Milton games respectively. There was also great defensive play from newcomer Brandon Del Mastro.

Flamborough played hard-fought, back-to-back losses to Oakville (7-0) and Caledon (5-4). The losses produced some outstanding performances including assistant captains Colin Martin and Raymond Perry and Jared Leedham, who played strong games and displayed the Sabres' "Never Give Up" attitude against a powerful Oakville team. The following afternoon against Caledon, a three-goal effort by captain Mitchell Scott and an outstanding extra effort by defensemen Andrew Gair to prevent an empty net goal late in the game allowed the Sabres an opportunity to tie the game in the closing seconds. The losses didn't discourage the team, and the boys reeled off another three-game winning streak against Acton (3-2), Orangeville (3-0) and Woolwich (10-1) to finish up October on a positive note.

Tyson Pettenuzzo, Michael Lamperth, Spencer O'Brien, Kyle Benassi and T.J. Walker all had strong games throughout this stretch, contributing offensively and defensively. The team came out a little tentatively against Acton but an end-to-end rush by Anthony Carducci resulted in a goal that was the turning point in the game. Strong overall defensive efforts were also a key to the victory. Head Coach Bruce Gair said the win over Orangeville "was the best team effort of the season." The effort carried over into a strong game against Woolwich and has set the stage for a great season ahead.

Coaching staff Bruce Gair, Don Boyd, Sandy Leedham, Randy Del Mastro and Brian Neale are thrilled with the strong play of the boys and hope to see them build on their successes. The team will start tournament play the weekend of November 18-20 at the Festival of Friendship tournament in Cambridge. The Sabres play on Sunday afternoons at 2:40 p.m. at the Carlisle Community Centre.

- Submitted by Brian and Cindy Neale