Sabres come up silver in the tournament battle of Stoney Creek

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

It was a silver lining for the Flamborough Minor Peewee AA Sabres at the Stoney Creek Tournament in mid-November.

The Sabres battled through six games, starting with a wake-up call from Milton in the Friday game. After a promising start with an early opening goal from defenseman John Penney, Milton came back in the third period to tie things up, then put one more on the scoreboard to take the win.

Later that evening, the Sabres lost to Richmond Hill, despite a hat trick by centre Ryan Coomber. Jordan Tandan also scored for the Sabres, and assists went to Nick Kosonic, Taylor Green, Andrew Whale, Tyler Langford and Patrick St. Pierre.

The two initial losses didn't bode well for Flamborough, but the 11-year-old squad turned things around on Saturday.

Up against Ancaster in the first elimination game, the Sabres won face-offs, passed cleanly and kept moving the puck into their opponent's end. Clark Novak at centre did a great job controlling the face-offs and Tyler Casaluce and Adam MacDonald were flying. The forward lines were unstoppable and the defensive squad was daunting. Goalie Brendon Bonner let just one go by, sealing the Sabres' 4-1 victory.

On Saturday afternoon, Flamborough once again faced off against Richmond Hill. Both teams held on for a 1-1 tie. Defenseman Justin Abraham scored the Sabres' only goal in regular time.

In overtime the teams played a pre-determined roster in one-minute shifts, starting with 5 on 5, then dropping a skater in each minute of play. Finally, during the 2 on 2 shift, Coomber received a crisp pass from Abraham, deked the goalie and scored to win the quarter-final for Flamborough.

In the semi-final match on Sunday morning, the Sabres faced the undefeated Mississauga Jets.

The Sabres put their first puck between the pipes when Kosonic let off a blistering shot that glanced off the goalie's glove and caught the top corner of the net. Next, Abraham took a hard shot from the point that bounced off the goalie's pads - only to be poked into the net by Jordan Tandan. Finally, Coomber skated around the Mississauga players to slide in a third goal.

Netminder Alex Martin made save after amazing save to take the shut-out. Sabres defensemen, including Colin Reese, Quinn Havart and Shane Ellard played top-level hockey, hanging tough at the blue line and clearing rebounds. Flamborough won 3-0 and was away to the Championship game.

Echoing history, the championship battle of Stoney Creek took place at the Stoney Creek arena. Flamborough played bravely, but was unable to hold on during the skirmish against the Whitby Wildcats.

Following their silver medal presentation, coach Adam Novak praised the Sabres' work ethic and intensity, noting that the Stoney Creek tournament was a turning point for the team.

"The boys really came together as a team and proved that they are winners," he said. "Our goal for the rest of the season is to keep improving and to maintain that winning attitude."

-Submitted by Stephanie St. Pierre

Sabres come up silver in the tournament battle of Stoney Creek

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

It was a silver lining for the Flamborough Minor Peewee AA Sabres at the Stoney Creek Tournament in mid-November.

The Sabres battled through six games, starting with a wake-up call from Milton in the Friday game. After a promising start with an early opening goal from defenseman John Penney, Milton came back in the third period to tie things up, then put one more on the scoreboard to take the win.

Later that evening, the Sabres lost to Richmond Hill, despite a hat trick by centre Ryan Coomber. Jordan Tandan also scored for the Sabres, and assists went to Nick Kosonic, Taylor Green, Andrew Whale, Tyler Langford and Patrick St. Pierre.

The two initial losses didn't bode well for Flamborough, but the 11-year-old squad turned things around on Saturday.

Up against Ancaster in the first elimination game, the Sabres won face-offs, passed cleanly and kept moving the puck into their opponent's end. Clark Novak at centre did a great job controlling the face-offs and Tyler Casaluce and Adam MacDonald were flying. The forward lines were unstoppable and the defensive squad was daunting. Goalie Brendon Bonner let just one go by, sealing the Sabres' 4-1 victory.

On Saturday afternoon, Flamborough once again faced off against Richmond Hill. Both teams held on for a 1-1 tie. Defenseman Justin Abraham scored the Sabres' only goal in regular time.

In overtime the teams played a pre-determined roster in one-minute shifts, starting with 5 on 5, then dropping a skater in each minute of play. Finally, during the 2 on 2 shift, Coomber received a crisp pass from Abraham, deked the goalie and scored to win the quarter-final for Flamborough.

In the semi-final match on Sunday morning, the Sabres faced the undefeated Mississauga Jets.

The Sabres put their first puck between the pipes when Kosonic let off a blistering shot that glanced off the goalie's glove and caught the top corner of the net. Next, Abraham took a hard shot from the point that bounced off the goalie's pads - only to be poked into the net by Jordan Tandan. Finally, Coomber skated around the Mississauga players to slide in a third goal.

Netminder Alex Martin made save after amazing save to take the shut-out. Sabres defensemen, including Colin Reese, Quinn Havart and Shane Ellard played top-level hockey, hanging tough at the blue line and clearing rebounds. Flamborough won 3-0 and was away to the Championship game.

Echoing history, the championship battle of Stoney Creek took place at the Stoney Creek arena. Flamborough played bravely, but was unable to hold on during the skirmish against the Whitby Wildcats.

Following their silver medal presentation, coach Adam Novak praised the Sabres' work ethic and intensity, noting that the Stoney Creek tournament was a turning point for the team.

"The boys really came together as a team and proved that they are winners," he said. "Our goal for the rest of the season is to keep improving and to maintain that winning attitude."

-Submitted by Stephanie St. Pierre

Sabres come up silver in the tournament battle of Stoney Creek

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

It was a silver lining for the Flamborough Minor Peewee AA Sabres at the Stoney Creek Tournament in mid-November.

The Sabres battled through six games, starting with a wake-up call from Milton in the Friday game. After a promising start with an early opening goal from defenseman John Penney, Milton came back in the third period to tie things up, then put one more on the scoreboard to take the win.

Later that evening, the Sabres lost to Richmond Hill, despite a hat trick by centre Ryan Coomber. Jordan Tandan also scored for the Sabres, and assists went to Nick Kosonic, Taylor Green, Andrew Whale, Tyler Langford and Patrick St. Pierre.

The two initial losses didn't bode well for Flamborough, but the 11-year-old squad turned things around on Saturday.

Up against Ancaster in the first elimination game, the Sabres won face-offs, passed cleanly and kept moving the puck into their opponent's end. Clark Novak at centre did a great job controlling the face-offs and Tyler Casaluce and Adam MacDonald were flying. The forward lines were unstoppable and the defensive squad was daunting. Goalie Brendon Bonner let just one go by, sealing the Sabres' 4-1 victory.

On Saturday afternoon, Flamborough once again faced off against Richmond Hill. Both teams held on for a 1-1 tie. Defenseman Justin Abraham scored the Sabres' only goal in regular time.

In overtime the teams played a pre-determined roster in one-minute shifts, starting with 5 on 5, then dropping a skater in each minute of play. Finally, during the 2 on 2 shift, Coomber received a crisp pass from Abraham, deked the goalie and scored to win the quarter-final for Flamborough.

In the semi-final match on Sunday morning, the Sabres faced the undefeated Mississauga Jets.

The Sabres put their first puck between the pipes when Kosonic let off a blistering shot that glanced off the goalie's glove and caught the top corner of the net. Next, Abraham took a hard shot from the point that bounced off the goalie's pads - only to be poked into the net by Jordan Tandan. Finally, Coomber skated around the Mississauga players to slide in a third goal.

Netminder Alex Martin made save after amazing save to take the shut-out. Sabres defensemen, including Colin Reese, Quinn Havart and Shane Ellard played top-level hockey, hanging tough at the blue line and clearing rebounds. Flamborough won 3-0 and was away to the Championship game.

Echoing history, the championship battle of Stoney Creek took place at the Stoney Creek arena. Flamborough played bravely, but was unable to hold on during the skirmish against the Whitby Wildcats.

Following their silver medal presentation, coach Adam Novak praised the Sabres' work ethic and intensity, noting that the Stoney Creek tournament was a turning point for the team.

"The boys really came together as a team and proved that they are winners," he said. "Our goal for the rest of the season is to keep improving and to maintain that winning attitude."

-Submitted by Stephanie St. Pierre