Carlyle Novice Cougar teams meet at Minor Hockey Day

         The Carlyle Novice Cougars (Chris) were back in action on the weekend of Jan. 18 and 19 when they played at home against Carlyle (Scott) and White Bear. They won both games with scores of 11-6 and 32-1 taking their record to 5-0.

Game 1: Sat, Jan. 18 vs Carlyle (Scott)

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         In an all Carlyle match-up for Carlyle Minor Hockey Day, the boys laced up their skates and had a spirited bout against some school and classmates.

The game started as up-tempo as one of team manager Danielle Steeles pump up play lists.  The game went back and forth with both teams getting some great looks and real good scoring chances. “Brick wall” Brown, like games before, was solid in the crease and some great defines help the opposition to only 6 goals.

         Breaking up rush after rush was Xander “The Postman” Brown. In case you’re wondering he’s called “The Postman” because no matter what the situation he always delivers.

         Also playing great was Keenan “Sharknado” Winkler. He played like a swirling dervish of hungry Great Whites, and there was blood in the water. Odds were if you saw the puck then “Sharknado” was either right there or in hot pursuit.

         When the final horn sounded and the handshakes were done both teams could hold their heads high with Cougars (Chris) edging out Cougars (Scott) 11-6.

Game 2: Sunday, Jan. 19) vs Whitebear

   The boys came out “guns a blazin’ against White Bear, fuelled with Kit Kats, candy bags , and pumped up with more of Danielle “The DJ” Steele’s legendary play lists, the boys cruised to a convincing 32-1 win.

         A few notable lineup changes saw Nash “The Flash” Faber strap on the pads and show that the team is not just a one trick pony when it comes to goaltenders. Nik “The Brickwall” Brown left the crease for this game and got offensive as he was scoring goals today instead of stopping them as he gave his all as a forward.

         Owen “Top Cheese” Light led the charge, like Micheal Jordan did when he joined the Toon Squad, (Yup that’s a Space Jam reference) scoring in bunches and setting up many of his teammates on countless occasions.

         The gents put on a clinic with instructors such as “Sharknado”, “Coast to Coast”, “Hands and Hair”, “The Postman”, “The Rifle”, and “Crash the Crease” all showing and doing what they do best.

         Another great weekend of hockey that ended in two more victories, some powerplay goals, some great tending between the pipes and a goal differential of +36.  Great job boys and let’s see you all carry it into the Virden tournament this upcoming weekend.

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