(The 2002-03 Game-by-Game Descriptions)
could have been was not. We lose a close one 6-7 in overtime.
No excuses, no crying, no cuttman on the bench - rats that may
have helped. We will be better people because of the adversity
we went through, and that's what it is really all about. Jeff
Pringle led the way with 3 goals, Tim Morgan had 2, and Nathan
Hollands scored the other. Goals were assisted by Matt Buskas,
Rory Shott, Nathan Hollands,(all with 2) - singles to Tim Morgan,
Aaron Roche, Peter Dmytruk, James Malkin. Check back in a week
or so and we will put up a final post, regarding the season, and
I will be calling you all with a date for team pictures and equipment
return, with party right after.
4-5! If I could change anything about the first 2 games - it would
only be the scores. We have done the right things, created the
right kind of chances, made them pay with pain. Now playing hard
and getting better each day has to be followed up with "do
all that and WIN". James Malkin, Nathan Hollands, Brendon
Thiessen and Matt Kalinowski all scored. With assists going to,
Jeff Pringle, Matt Buskas and Tim Morgan. Shots were 29-27 and
big saves or misses by both teams. Thursday would be a good night
for a bunch of Royalamaniacs to gather at Hooters for supper,
and the view, then travel down to Callingwood. See ya there!
2 started out as planned but the final score wasn't. A tough 4-5
loss in overtime made the drive home stick in the back of your
throat. We are getting better by only scoring 2 goals in our own
net, I still think we can improve on that. Aaron Roche, Brendon
Thiessen, Matt Kalinowski and Nathan Hollands did our goal scoring.
Our assists went to Matt Buskas (2), Jeff Pringle, Ryan Miller,
Cody Campbell and James Malkin. We need to score more power play
goals <3 per game> then stuff that happens with 3 seconds
left in the game doesn't matter.
hundreds of Royalamaniacs in the stands we came through with a
6-3 series clinching win. Nathan Hollands led the way with a hat
trick and goals by, old linemates, Tony Rose, Jon Shapka, Stephen
Skoreyko. Not to many assists made the score sheet, but the helpers
went to Cody Campbell, Rory Shott, Ryan Miller and James Malkin.
There were a couple tilts and one haymaker but over all we played
our game and ground them down. 36-26 shots on goal, the first
time we out shot them in the series. Now we wait, which is great,
because we are still playing.
2 went allot better and a 3-2 victory. A tight game throughout,
more hard hitting and 60 minutes of fun. Rory Shott, Jon Shapka,
Peter Dmytruk, scored goal, Nathan Hollands, Tim Morgan, Aaron
Roche and Jon Shapka assisted them. Opening a gate is the only
way to see the game in this rink, so that's what I did and coach
John watched from the stands - there were no odors on the bench
(I wonder why). Shots were 43-44 Sabres - that's allot!!
playoffs started with a big bang and a 2-0 lead but the game ended
with a bust and a 3-5 loss. We had to finish the job we started
with our early lead, and plan to in the future. Ryan Miller, Stephen
Skoreyko, Matt Buskas (not related to the ref - thank god) all
scored goals. Brendon Thiessen with 2, Pat McNary, Peter Dmytruk
assisted on the goals. Shots were 27-29 for the Sabres and we
had more penalties.
closed out the regular season with a solid 5-3 victory over the
Chevys. If there wasn't so many goofy penalties the score would
have been allot bigger. Nathan Hollands, Jon Shapka, Tim Morgan,
Brendon Thiessen and Rory Shott all scored goals. Cody Campbell
had 2 assists, singles to Tim Morgan, Ryan Miller, Brendon Thiessen,
Peter Dmytruk, Matt Kalinowski, Chris Fulks and our Japanese player
Stephen Skoreyko. Shots were 32-28 and we reached our 1st goal
for the season. So lets start the Playoffs
win a close one, 4-3, we tried to give it away but they didn't
want it, or maybe they couldn't take it. Lots of shots but their
time keepers were to busy screaming out announcements to bother
counting them. Yes that was a shot at Sandy. Lots of room out
on the ice and both teams converted that space into great scoring
chances (we will have breakaway practice tonight). Nathan Hollands
led the way with 2 goals, Pat McNary, and Tim Morgan popped in
one apiece. The assists were spread around 7 different players,
Jeff Pringle, Matt Kalinowski, Tyler Cronk, Ryan Miller, Chris
Fulks, Joel Amyotte and Cody Campbell. Denny Stephen helped out
at the last minute in a backup role and we may have another old
face at practice tonight - lets hope he left his chopsticks behind.
6-5 over the Sabers, in a game that we gave up some very interesting
goals, and scored some great ones. Like a well oiled machine,
the cutman, without his table, worked our dressing room like a
great journalist (like he updates 'cutman corner' regularly).
When the boys are that organized they can never fail. Coach Russ
mentioned that the Saber's weren't coming to the bench with enough
cuts and bruises, but I was pretty happy. Ryan Miller led the
way with the hat trick, singles were scored by Jeff Pringle, Peter
Dmytruk, Jon Shapka. Jon also had 2 assists as did Brendon Thiessen
and Aaron Roche, the rest went to Nathan Hollands, Peter Dmytruk,
Rory Shott, and Tim Morgan. Big hit by Tony (again) and solid
goaltending <shots were 36-33>. Nice move by Coach John
and I don't mean his bowels.
all you out of towners, i.e. Royalamaniacs and 'Coach Russ' we
won!!! Tough to keep a good team down, but the ice in the sky
grounded the Jets 10-1. With our Cutman braving the storm to make
it back from the National Boxing Championships in Whitecourt,
and our players understanding the meaning of Royals hockey (lets
try harder to remember) the result couldn't have been more welcome.
Lots of points so lets get going. Two goal games by Nathan Hollands
and Tim Morgan, singles by Pat McNary, Ryan Miller, James Malkin,
Tyler Cronk, Peter Dmytruk and Rory Shott. Assists to Brendon
Thiessen (4), Cody Campbell (3), Nathan Hollands (2), Tim Morgan
(2), Matt Kalinowski, Matt Buskas,Rory Shott, Tyler Cronk, Jon
Shapka. Shots were 51-24 and we only took 8 minors in the second
period. There is a strange smell in the air, what could it be,
John get back to the gate!!
a game, on a night that's -25 and a blizzard, that the ref forgot
his can so it starts late, that the clock breaks down 45 seconds
in, when you out shoot the other team 35-21, you should have something
go in your favor. Not Friday night in Spruce Grove 4-9 was the
score and the rest happened. Scoring for the Royals Matt Kalinowski,
Matt Buskas, Jeff Pringle and Jon Shapka, with assists going to
Brendon Thiessen (3), Nathan Hollands <see he does pass>,
and Peter Dmytruk. Everybody made it home safe, as long as the
cutman makes the game Sunday.
tie always feels like you left something on the table. The 5-5
tie with Wetaskiwin last night felt no different, even though,
they had the game in hand and we came back to tie then dominate
the rest of the way. Tony Rose and Nathan Hollands scored 2 goals
with Matt Kalinowski getting the other. Matt also had 2 assists,
Jeff Pringle, James Malkin, Tim Morgan, Matt Buskas got the other
assists. Shots were 36-34 and the goalies were tested often. It
was good to have Chris back and I hope everything works out for
NEAJBL VS CJHL game was a great success with the good guys winning
7-4. I wanted to mention all the players but I'm to lazy to type
in everybody's name and mention all the solid things they did
in the game. We jumped on them but let our foot off of their throat's,
and that's the only reason that the score looks close. It was
fun and successful. Thanks guys - you to Wally.
Royals skated away to, what the Red Wings thought was, a very
ugly 5-2 win. The cup is either half full or empty I guess. When
you shut a team down like that it must feel bad for them. Nathan
Hollands scored 2 goals with Cody Campbell, Jon Shapka and scoring
his first goal as a Royal Peter Dmytruk. On a night when the refs
didn't look for assists - one each for Matt Kalinowski, Rory Shott,
Chris Fulks, Matt Buskas and Tyler Cronk. We hit at least 6 posts
and crossbars in the last 10 min. or the score could have been
as ugly as they thought it was. 18 days and counting.
cold weather sucked all our energy and dried up the goals, Strathcona
wins 1-6. Tim Morgan scored from Brendon Thiessen and Rory Shott.
Shots were 36-34 for us and Tony knocked a helmet off with a hit.
Chris Fulks won the shooting accuracy event at the Allstar Game.
This sour taste in my mouth leaves nothing good to write so good-bye
win 6-2 in Leduc and the stars on the gates were the Cutman and
Big C!! A nice 4 goal third period gave us the breathing room
we needed, to clean up a mistake one of the Riggers had made in
an earlier game. Nathan Hollands had 2 goals, his linemates Jeff
Pringle and James (call me Gord) Malkin each scored, along with
Matt Kalinowski and Tyler Cronk. Pringle also had 2 assists, Tyler
Cronk, Tony Rose, Matt Kalinowski, Pat McNary, Matt Buskas and
James Malkin had singles. Nice tilt Jon, oh yea I had already
mentioned that. Allstar Saturday in here and the Royals are represented
in the game by Terrace Warawa, Nathan Hollands, Cody Campbell
and Rory Shott. Our very skilled players are Matt Buskas (hardest
shot), Matt Kalinowski (fastest skater), Chris Fulks (shooting
accuracy), Tim Morgan (shoot out), Jeff Pringle (agility). The
road trip leaves Scotty's at 1:00.
boy gets his second shut out of the season, T Warawa stopped all
23 shots including all the 5 on 3's. Strong team play backstopped
the 5-0 victory over the yappy Beaumont Chiefs - no wonder Marcel
wasn't there. James Malkin scored his 1st goal of the season along
with Nathan Hollands, Tony Rose, Pat McNary, Matt Kalinowski,
assists going to Tyler Cronk (2), Nathan Hollands, Cody Campbell,
James Malkin, Jeff Pringle, Matt Kalinowski and Tony Rose. The
game marked the return to Alberta (for the night) of Ryan Zahara
- we hope you graduate soon because the Royal can always use another
lawyer. It's been 7 days!!!!
new year started off with a bang, 6-3 over the Oil Capitals. If
not for a 2 min. span in the second period the game would have
been outstanding. We tried a new strategy - dressing 20 players
- and it worked. Rory Shott and Tony Rose each scored 2 goals
with Brendon Thiessen and Nathan Hollands also scoring. Cody Campbell
had 2 assists and the rest going to Tim Morgan, Brendon Thiessen,
Joel Amyotte, Craig Moriyama, Aaron Roche. Shots were 46-31 and
T was solid. The Royals hearts are heavy for Chris and we are
there for you when you need us.
New Year!! Yes it has been awhile. Sometimes when you are pouting
about your team it's best to stay away from hockey, so there were
no updates. Everybody is feeling good now, including our cutman,
because of a visit from a bestest friend. There was a little northern
dancing and a little southern jelly fish sighting, but overall
a slow Christmas holiday. Look forward to seeing all you Royalamaniacs
Arena was not as friendly as it should be, for all our guys who
live in the area, 2-5 for the River Kings. Kind of a goofy game
with lots of big giveaways for both teams, a couple of tilts,
and a little bad blood. On the up side we did get to see a spineless
jelly fish get excited again, but they did win the game. Tim Morgan
and Cody Campbell scored, Rory Shott, Cody Campbell and Tony Rose
picking up the assists. Shots on goal were 42-32 for the Royals.
Nothing more needs to be said.
The streak started with St. Albert and ended with St. Albert 1-7.
Not enough players to many penalties and not enough shots - that
would have created some more goals. Brendon Thiessen scored our
only goal assisted by Jon Shapka and Nathan Hollands. We were
gritty but stunk the joint out for the middle 30 minutes. Shots
were 13-36 for the other guys but we beat them on the penalty
count. Tough game on everybody but by 1:30 AM we had an answer
streak is 7 with an underplayered team of 15 beating Stony Plain
6-2. Two goals again for Nathan Hollands, Rory Shott, Tim Morgan,
Jon Shapka, and number 14, who is also known on our team as Chris
Fulks scored one goal each. A big assist night for defencemen
as Joel Amyotte and Aaron Roche had 3, singles to Jon Shapka,
Matt Buskas, Chris Fulks, Tyler Cronk and Jeff Pringle. I believe
the line of the night was said by another one of our 21 year olds
"that's the last time in my life I'll ever have to come to
this hell hole of a town", the coaches will still have to
come back so it's not a perfect comment. A mild tussle in the
3rd period between the teams #24's and our guy has to remember
'swing swing swing' and never stop till the ref says to.
Royals welcomed Dennis back and said good-bye to Stephen, for
a while, with a 5-2 win over the Riggers. How many times are we
going to say that the referee was very interesting in his call
of the game. Goal scorers were Rory Shott, Jeff Pringle, Jon Shapka,
Nathan Hollands and Stephen Skoreyko. Assists Tim Morgan with
2, Joel Amyotte, Nathan Hollands, Cody Campbell, Jeff Pringle
and Brendon Thiessen. Shots were 44-19 Royals and by playing Royals
Hockey for 60 min. and crashing the net for rebounds we got the
job done - even though nobody got paid. I just wish that Russ
the owner would show up with our cheques.
number 5 in this streak, 4-3 over the Knights. As the score shows
this was a tight game all night with our power play being the
difference, in a game with many interesting calls and no calls.
Nathan Hollands, Brendon Thiessen, Tim Morgan and Rory Shott scored
the goals. Cody Campbell had 2 assists with the rest going to
Nathan Hollands, Matt (I hope that wasn't a relative) Buskas,
Rory Shott, Matt Kalinowski and Tim Morgan. For only the 2nd time
this season the Royals were out shot 29-38 and Terrace stood tall.
We were a little short on the bench but I'm sure the stories are
going to be outstanding. Can you imagine the cutman out in Kelowna!!
a visible jelly fish at the game, the Royals won their 4th straight
game 7-4 over the bench short River Kings. Nathan (who is this
guy) Hollands scored his 1st hattrick as a Royal chipping in with
one goal each Aaron Roche (nice deflection), Jon Shapka (nice
Bossy), Stephen Skoreyko (nice breakaway) and Pat McNary (nice
1st goal). See the cutman is right we are nice. Matt Buskas had
3 assists, Rory Shott, Tim Morgan and Matt Kalinowski all had
2 assists. The rest going to Pat McNary, Brendon Thiessen, Jeff
Pringle, Cody Campbell and Tony Rose. Chris Farley got his 2nd
Royal win and we outshot them 35-22, without playing the 3rd period.
Oh yea the 3rd, maybe we should invent a drill for practice.
night came and went with another Royal victory 5-2 over Beaumont.
- 'good job on the stick penalties'. Who is this Nathan Hollands
guy with his third straight 2 goal game, Tyler Cronk, Jeff Pringle
and Tim Morgan all had singles. Joel Amyotte, Cody Campbell and
Jeff Pringle each recorded 2 assists in the game - Nathan Hollands,
Tony Rose, Rory Shott also had assists in the game. Royals Hockey
is getting played on a nightly basis and it is showing up as wins.
Shots on goal 40-19 Royals and once again nice calls on the sticks.
The Spooners hall party seemed to be a success but they should
have closed the bar earlier and not allowed any biting.
- Royals win 7-2 over Stony Plain in a one sided skating game.
As you know Dennis needed a little help in the second half of
the Grey Cup, this was taken care of last night - thanks to you
who cared enough to help. Jon Shapka and Nathan Hollands each
scored two goals with Jon's linemates getting singles - that's
Chris Fulks and Stephen Skoreyko, Joel Amyotte got the last goal
of the game. Lots of assists and no fights so I'm not reporting
on either. Shots on goal 55-14 in the favor of the good guys.
Coach Russ raised the bar last night and we almost got there,
it's good to see him challenge us.
GREY CUP festivities started last night with a 5-2 ROYAL WIN (over
St. Albert - with their new coach) and continued later into the
evening and early morning out on the fishing pond <more to
come on that>. Nathan Hollands picked up right where he left
off (from midget) by scoring 2 goals and being strong skater for
the whole game, singles went to Ryan Miller, Brendon Thiessen,
Jeff Pringle - yes that Jeff. Big night for assists with Aaron
Roche getting 3. Shots on goal were 28-24 Royals and WE DIDN'T
GET THE FIRST 4 PENALTIES IN THE GAME, we didn't even get the
first one but we did score 2 PP goals and 1 SH goal. Now back
to the fishing trip, Dennis, as you can well imagine, caught the
big one again but had trouble with his footing while trying to
land it. It must have been slippery out there on the pond or maybe
the earth moved when Side Show jumped up and down after seeing
what the Cutman was going after. Anyways, once again his roommate
bailed him out and saved the day or night/morning as it were.
We can never get him to reveal his secret fishing lure, but those
fish seemed to be jumping at some beer cans that got to close
the the water. Coach Russ was once again a no show.
way this game was played and the zone that it was played in you
would have bet a lot of money that the Royals would have won,
but not to be. 2-3 was the final score on a night that the Royals
outshot them 50-21, and still went home empty handed. Rory Shott
and Chris Fulks got the goals for us and we also got a couple
Warriors came south and went home with a 4-1 victory last night.
For some reason we went to the penalty box 4 times to open the
game (for the 2nd straight game) - I guess we don't know the rules
for the first 10 minutes of a game. Big shot and goal by Matt
Buskas assisted by Chris Fulks - sorry Tony. Shots on goal were
29-29 and a couple of tilts.
felt like an earthquake in downtown Beaumont as their Chiefs limped
home after a 4-1 defeat by the Royals. Our Defencemen were on
the scoreboard, again, with Aaron Roche and Chris Marsh getting
us started and Nathan Hollands and Rory Shott finishing things
off. Strong penalty killing and T. Warawa set the tone for the
game and then the offense took over. Shots on goal were 46-17,
with Shapka winning the only fight. It was a good all-around night
and finished off with a little Gambler at the Bullet. SIDE NOTE:
A little bit of Royal Karma paid off for Royalamaniac Jamie Stoddard,
with a playoff touchdown pass for the Bombers, it just goes to
show you 'a little bit of Royal goes a long way'.
results of last nights game in Leduc (1-3 loss) drove Coach Russ
to some particularly peculiar behavior, some say firearms were
involved others won't talk or get out of bed when friends call.
Yes the Rigg have finally won a game this season and the Royals
took a step in the wrong direction in the quest for 1st place.
It's a good thing that we found a way to get better in the game
to bad it didn't take place on the score board. With scouts in
the stands (no contracts in their pockets just tummy warmers)
all we brought to the game was flat pop. Ryan Miller scored and
we out shot them 27-20 - doesn't look like 60 to me either. It
looked like a big fire west of Leduc after the game we aren't
sure what it was but there are no more parade floats in Calmar.
WIN AND POWER PLAY GOES CRAZY - Royals skated (and I mean SKATED)
to a convincing 8-1 victory over Wetaskiwin in our 1st game in
a week. Try as they do the Icemen couldn't get us to fall into
the trap that they think is hockey. The power play worked the
way it's planned out and scored 5 goals, while our penalty killers
scored one that counted, one that didn't and one that just missed
on Chris Marsh's 1st penalty shot. Scoring 2 goals each Rory Shott,
Matt Buskas and (bring his practice to the game) Nathan Hollands,
singles to Brendon Thiessen and Stephen Skoreyko. A big night
for assists by Cody Campbell (4), Aaron Roche (2), Jon Shapka
(2) and Tony Rose(2). Coming off his victory at the Royals 1st
ever Air Hockey Championship T. Warawa (with partners Chris Fulks,
Big C, Stephen Skoreyko) was solid in net. Shots on goal were
42-23 in the Royals favor. THIS JUST IN 'THE CUTMAN'S CORNER HAS
A NEW ADDRESS' he has been down for 7 days now, because of the
vast quantity of requests for help. So if you have sent a letter
in the past week re send it and he will get to you, this is a
trying time for one who is so great and well respected by all.
Looking forward to Tuesday night as there is a scouting trip being
planned to look for the illusive jelly fish.
put on hold while we remember why we play hockey! Sherwood Park
Knights skated to a 1-3 victory in Royaltown Sunday night. Tony
Rose continued his assault on the league records with a goal and
Brendon Thiessen added an assist but that was it for scoring.
Shots on goal 25-31 for the Knights. It was down right tragic
that the Royals didn't score in the 3rd period because rumor has
it that there was about to be a show in the stands (of the ballet
type). Sorry about the lack of information about the game but
all the idea guys are still pretty upset.
ABOUT TO START NEW WINNING STREAK!! 1st loss of the season 2-5
to the Spruce Grove Regals. The lineup was a little short, somebody
has to go to school, and we weren't happy with our 60 minute's
of hockey. But the way Dennis said it 'I guess we all were able
to get out of bed this morning, so it's bad but not that bad',
no one can put it like a Cutman unless it's Coach Russ and his
pacemaker conversation at lunch - you should have been there.
Cody Campbell and Tim Morgan scored for the Royals but we just
didn't score on the powerplay when we had the chance. Shots on
goal were 35-32 for the Royals. We didn't take what was ours tonight
and we will learn because of that. Did anyone see Dennis's new
BREAKING NEWS - cause Scott's been to sick to update the site.
ROYALS WIN in Fort Saskatchewan 4-2 in a very disciplined team
1st oriented game. The Chevys constant trail to the box made things
easier than they could have been. Goal scores were Chris Fulks,
Ryan Miller, Tony Rose, Jon Shapka (with cutman stitches over
his eyelid). True to his word one Royal took no penalties. Shots
on goal 35-29 for the Royals, Coach Russ had given us a number
we could take to Las Vegas but we haven't reached it YET! Just
in on the jelly fish front - sited at Millwoods Arena Tuesday
ON TRACK are the Royals with a sound thrashing of Leduc 8-4. New
guy Matt Buskas got his first goal as a Royal then preceded to
score 2 more times for the hat trick, 2 goals by Tim Morgan and
singles by Chris Fulks, Joel Amyotte, Ryan Miller: A whole wack
of assists and only one guy tossed (for the second game in a row).
Shots on goal 41-18 for the Royal and that is how the game looked
- lopsided. On the Jelly fish look out there still have been no
sightings at the Royals games, I wonder if we will see one when
we go scouting on Tuesday. Side Show didn't make it out again,
he must be restocking his fishing hole. The Royals hockey school
starts up again on Thursday Oct. 17, contact Scott if you want
to help out or maybe attend, if you still can't turn left.
loss in Wetaskiwin, guess it counts as a tie in the standings.
Very interesting night in poor town Wetaskiwin Friday night, with
the Royals penalty killers and T Warawa almost stealing the win.
We talked a bit after the game and to nobody could ever remember
seeing 5 different 5 on 3 power play situations. The Royals skated
to the box time after time and if not for a puck deflected in
with a high stick (on a 5 on 3) we would have not allowed a goal.
You have to cash in on the chances you get, stand tall and still
walk away with the win. But the puck bounced when it shouldn't
have and we didn't score enough. Tony Rose with a breakaway PP
goal with assists to Rory Shott, T Warawa. Shots on goal 43-28
for Wetaskiwin on 'have a beer in the stands night' promotion
that must have been supported by the Icemen because they did nothing
to control it. There was sure lots of room on the bench by the
end of the game, (couple of after the whistle situations, sorry
about your nephew Jimmy). We may even have all our coaches at
Sunday's game so look out!!
JUMP INTO 1ST PLACE AND STREAK EXTENDS TO 4!! The trip out to
Morinville was a success with a 8-0 victory. Terrace Warawa stopped
all 25 shots to get OUR 1st shutout of the season. Obviously there
were plenty of points with big nights by Ryan Miller, Tim Morgan,
Rory Shott,Aaron Roche, Chris Marsh(who is this guy), with short
handed goals by Jon Shapka and Nathon Hollands. Big team speed
was the biggest asset in the game as we shut down the Jets at
every turn. Shots of goal 38-25. Does anyone know where the rest
of Cutmans finger is??? A side note, the fishing trip, to Side
Show Bob's, after the game went very well with only 1 floater
left behind. As everybody gets more comfortable with Royals hockey
it has started to show up on the score board, both goals for and
against. Nice home ice advantage with those finger crushing mats
in the visitors box, you only got one victim. Still no sign of
any jellyfish at the game. Coach John is down but not out so speedy
recovery, we still need to hear that voice of reason.
EXTEND STREAK TO 3!! The Oil Capitals went home with their tails
between their legs and ice bags everywhere else. Fast skating
and hard hitting were the order of the night and that's what we
delivered. Getting the hat trick was Brendon Thiessen and with
his 1st Royals goal Chris Fulks (short handed) the others went
to Jeff Pringle and Ryan Miller. New comer Chris Marsh got 2 assists
(the old Marsh never got 2 in a game)as did Cody Campbell. Shots
on Goal 35-25 for the Royals. Almost a fight near the end but
not enough to mention names. That was an interesting way the Caps
goalie reacted to letting in a number of suspect goals, who really
knew what he was yelling? Young Stephen got to play where he should
and did he deliver the goods, now where are those hands of preseason
3 years ago. WORD JUST in, the real reason for the late start
to last nights game was that the 'Queen was late' ace reporter
Dennis dug up the goods on this one, we still don't know the Queen
of what all we know was she didn't show. There was no reports
of a spineless jellyfish at the game so, you know who you are,
must have been mistaken. Coach Kent made it out for the third
period goals and mentioned that Gord was there by himself, but
that there was still quite a bit of talent at the game.
UNDEFEATED AFTER 2 GAMES! The home opener took place Sunday night
and many of the visitors went home feeling very lucky with a 4-4
OT tie. Much like our 1st game playing 60 minutes has been our
down fall, but we show what kind of a team we will become when
we get playing Royals Hockey. Getting their 1st goals as a Royal
were Matt Kalinowski and Rory Shott, with Stephen Skoreyko and
Jon Shapka also scoring. Ryan Miller and Craig Moriyama chipped
in with 2 assists each. No fights and not allot going on after
the whistle. Shots of goal 34-26 for the Royals. 'This is going
to be a good year' quoted the Cut Man as be replenishing some
fluids he had lost during the game, he should know, cause with
that grizzled look he has going, he looks like he has been around
for ever. (we know you are getting into role for that next acting
role, GOOD LUCK). Looking around another standing room only crowd,
you would have been able to see many stars of the past and the
future. It was good to see that Chyna finally made it out but
if she keeps hanging with that northside guy you know her career
will take a down turn, again. Almost all the coaching staff made
the game so look out when we are complete.
ROYALS FINNISH STRONG!! Friday night downtown Beaumont, Royals
3 Beaumont 3. Tough game by the division foes, lots of bouncing
pucks, big hits, good goaltending and exciting OT. We came back
in the last 10 min. to score 2 goals to tie the game and send
it into OT. We refused to quit and it showed by the way we dominated
late in the game. Tony Rose got us on the board in the 1st, then
Joel Amyotte and Jon Shapka with a late PP goal to tie it up,
Jeff Pringle and Ryan Miller both had 2 assists. Shots on goal
42-31 in the Royals favor. But as Coach Russ says if you get 60
shots you will win every game. The new guys were solid in their
1st league game and added allot to our team speed. We all need
softer hands and lets listen to the cutman's advice on how to
soften them up. side note -- there were no stick penalties called!!!
only 1 casualty bye 'chompy' hello gummy.
Edmonton Royals will open up the 2002-03 regular season on September
27th @ the Beaumont Arena. The 2 teams played last season in the
league quarter final, with the good guys winning 6-0 in the deciding
game. It's great to get this season started cause we are getting
sick of running into each other and shooting pucks at coach John.
The cutman has gotten his new supply of stuff from China, so he
should be good until he runs out of that horse liniment he got
from the Veterinarian last season.