Peewee AE Sabres launch a slow and steady climb to the top

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

As the saying goes, slow and steady wins the race and the Normac Peewee A/E Sabres seem to be following this philosophy to the letter as they inch their way up the standings in the Harrison Division.

After five games, the Sabres sport a record of two wins and three losses.

The team delighted their fans with an electrifying 7-3 victory over a solid squad from Erin in their home opener, before losing two back-to-back nailbiters to Arthur and Orangeville.

In perhaps their best game of the season, the Sabres came up just a bit short against the perennial powerhouse Hawks from Caledon. While tasting defeat is never pleasant, the Sabres recognized that a tendency to take penalties at crucial times may have cost the team in the victory column and hopefully a worthwhile lesson was learned.

With a renewed commitment to disciplined hockey the boys travelled to Ancaster where they triumphed in a thrilling end to end fixture which saw Flamborough emerge on the right end of a 7-5 score.

At this point in the season, the team has really started to gel and individual strengths have emerged.

The forwards have really started to shine. Hayden Rion has been a revelation as he leads the team's scoring parade and is a constant threat to bulge the twine. Dusty Kraag continues to excel, combining an ability to score with a willingness to back check and kill penalties. Matt St. Jules has assumed the role of playmaker, setting up his linemates and chalking up the assists.

When Connor Dockrill crosses the blue line, opposition goalies get antsy as his howitzer has resulted in a number of goals for the Sabres this season. Braden Pereira continues to impress with his blend of speed and ability to both set up and pop in the goals, while Adam Kurcz is starting to flourish and early indications are that we have another offensive juggernaut on our hands.

Every team needs a responsible player who leads by example and Greg Hall has done this for us throughout the early stages of the campaign. His strong positional play and willingness to battle have made him a player the coaches can rely on. Curtis Allan's dedication and grit have seen him score crucial goals and become a solid penalty killer. Thomas Coakwell continues to contribute offensively and a couple of his moves in recent games would have made even Sydney Crosby ask, "How did you do that?"

As they say, sometimes it's quality and not quantity. This is an appropriate description of the Sabres' defensive corps: what they lack in numbers they make up for in determination.

The three ironmen are Connor Drown, who has been a leader inside and outside the dressing room, Tyler Buttenham, who has begun to excel and is a nice combination of size and speed and finally Derek Love, who has shown that he can be both a defensive stalwart and a threat to score.

Most teams will only go as far as their goaltending will carry them. Ian MacGregor and Brandon McNamara have provided inspired goaltending and earned the trust, respect and confidence of their teammates. Goals are becoming hard to come by for the opposition with these two in net.

Although it is early in the campaign, the team has learned that victories will only come with a complete team effort and when everyone on the squad thinks "We" and not "Me".

The A/E parents have modelled this team spirit with some excellent fundraising initiatives including bottle drives, a hot chocolate stand outside the Haunted House, a dance and this year's fashion must-have, a Sabres Scarf. Thanks go out to: Mike Klym for all his work with the hot chocolate and coffee stands; Sharon Hall and Kim Kurcz for getting the fundraising efforts rolling and finally to all the Sabres' Moms for their efforts with the scarves.

The Normac Peewee A/E Sabres play their home games at Carlisle Arena every Sunday at 4:45 p.m.

Go Sabres Go!

-Submitted by Adrian Flynn

Peewee AE Sabres launch a slow and steady climb to the top

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

As the saying goes, slow and steady wins the race and the Normac Peewee A/E Sabres seem to be following this philosophy to the letter as they inch their way up the standings in the Harrison Division.

After five games, the Sabres sport a record of two wins and three losses.

The team delighted their fans with an electrifying 7-3 victory over a solid squad from Erin in their home opener, before losing two back-to-back nailbiters to Arthur and Orangeville.

In perhaps their best game of the season, the Sabres came up just a bit short against the perennial powerhouse Hawks from Caledon. While tasting defeat is never pleasant, the Sabres recognized that a tendency to take penalties at crucial times may have cost the team in the victory column and hopefully a worthwhile lesson was learned.

With a renewed commitment to disciplined hockey the boys travelled to Ancaster where they triumphed in a thrilling end to end fixture which saw Flamborough emerge on the right end of a 7-5 score.

At this point in the season, the team has really started to gel and individual strengths have emerged.

The forwards have really started to shine. Hayden Rion has been a revelation as he leads the team's scoring parade and is a constant threat to bulge the twine. Dusty Kraag continues to excel, combining an ability to score with a willingness to back check and kill penalties. Matt St. Jules has assumed the role of playmaker, setting up his linemates and chalking up the assists.

When Connor Dockrill crosses the blue line, opposition goalies get antsy as his howitzer has resulted in a number of goals for the Sabres this season. Braden Pereira continues to impress with his blend of speed and ability to both set up and pop in the goals, while Adam Kurcz is starting to flourish and early indications are that we have another offensive juggernaut on our hands.

Every team needs a responsible player who leads by example and Greg Hall has done this for us throughout the early stages of the campaign. His strong positional play and willingness to battle have made him a player the coaches can rely on. Curtis Allan's dedication and grit have seen him score crucial goals and become a solid penalty killer. Thomas Coakwell continues to contribute offensively and a couple of his moves in recent games would have made even Sydney Crosby ask, "How did you do that?"

As they say, sometimes it's quality and not quantity. This is an appropriate description of the Sabres' defensive corps: what they lack in numbers they make up for in determination.

The three ironmen are Connor Drown, who has been a leader inside and outside the dressing room, Tyler Buttenham, who has begun to excel and is a nice combination of size and speed and finally Derek Love, who has shown that he can be both a defensive stalwart and a threat to score.

Most teams will only go as far as their goaltending will carry them. Ian MacGregor and Brandon McNamara have provided inspired goaltending and earned the trust, respect and confidence of their teammates. Goals are becoming hard to come by for the opposition with these two in net.

Although it is early in the campaign, the team has learned that victories will only come with a complete team effort and when everyone on the squad thinks "We" and not "Me".

The A/E parents have modelled this team spirit with some excellent fundraising initiatives including bottle drives, a hot chocolate stand outside the Haunted House, a dance and this year's fashion must-have, a Sabres Scarf. Thanks go out to: Mike Klym for all his work with the hot chocolate and coffee stands; Sharon Hall and Kim Kurcz for getting the fundraising efforts rolling and finally to all the Sabres' Moms for their efforts with the scarves.

The Normac Peewee A/E Sabres play their home games at Carlisle Arena every Sunday at 4:45 p.m.

Go Sabres Go!

-Submitted by Adrian Flynn

Peewee AE Sabres launch a slow and steady climb to the top

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

As the saying goes, slow and steady wins the race and the Normac Peewee A/E Sabres seem to be following this philosophy to the letter as they inch their way up the standings in the Harrison Division.

After five games, the Sabres sport a record of two wins and three losses.

The team delighted their fans with an electrifying 7-3 victory over a solid squad from Erin in their home opener, before losing two back-to-back nailbiters to Arthur and Orangeville.

In perhaps their best game of the season, the Sabres came up just a bit short against the perennial powerhouse Hawks from Caledon. While tasting defeat is never pleasant, the Sabres recognized that a tendency to take penalties at crucial times may have cost the team in the victory column and hopefully a worthwhile lesson was learned.

With a renewed commitment to disciplined hockey the boys travelled to Ancaster where they triumphed in a thrilling end to end fixture which saw Flamborough emerge on the right end of a 7-5 score.

At this point in the season, the team has really started to gel and individual strengths have emerged.

The forwards have really started to shine. Hayden Rion has been a revelation as he leads the team's scoring parade and is a constant threat to bulge the twine. Dusty Kraag continues to excel, combining an ability to score with a willingness to back check and kill penalties. Matt St. Jules has assumed the role of playmaker, setting up his linemates and chalking up the assists.

When Connor Dockrill crosses the blue line, opposition goalies get antsy as his howitzer has resulted in a number of goals for the Sabres this season. Braden Pereira continues to impress with his blend of speed and ability to both set up and pop in the goals, while Adam Kurcz is starting to flourish and early indications are that we have another offensive juggernaut on our hands.

Every team needs a responsible player who leads by example and Greg Hall has done this for us throughout the early stages of the campaign. His strong positional play and willingness to battle have made him a player the coaches can rely on. Curtis Allan's dedication and grit have seen him score crucial goals and become a solid penalty killer. Thomas Coakwell continues to contribute offensively and a couple of his moves in recent games would have made even Sydney Crosby ask, "How did you do that?"

As they say, sometimes it's quality and not quantity. This is an appropriate description of the Sabres' defensive corps: what they lack in numbers they make up for in determination.

The three ironmen are Connor Drown, who has been a leader inside and outside the dressing room, Tyler Buttenham, who has begun to excel and is a nice combination of size and speed and finally Derek Love, who has shown that he can be both a defensive stalwart and a threat to score.

Most teams will only go as far as their goaltending will carry them. Ian MacGregor and Brandon McNamara have provided inspired goaltending and earned the trust, respect and confidence of their teammates. Goals are becoming hard to come by for the opposition with these two in net.

Although it is early in the campaign, the team has learned that victories will only come with a complete team effort and when everyone on the squad thinks "We" and not "Me".

The A/E parents have modelled this team spirit with some excellent fundraising initiatives including bottle drives, a hot chocolate stand outside the Haunted House, a dance and this year's fashion must-have, a Sabres Scarf. Thanks go out to: Mike Klym for all his work with the hot chocolate and coffee stands; Sharon Hall and Kim Kurcz for getting the fundraising efforts rolling and finally to all the Sabres' Moms for their efforts with the scarves.

The Normac Peewee A/E Sabres play their home games at Carlisle Arena every Sunday at 4:45 p.m.

Go Sabres Go!

-Submitted by Adrian Flynn