(The 2008-09 Game-by-Game Descriptions)
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4:00 PICTURES, 4:22 ROAD HOCKEY
Thursday is our last ice slot at Tipton, lets have a great game.
If you need pucks or anything get ahold of me and I'll arrange
something. The Rampage may be playing game 2 of the city championship.
Team pictures/road hockey game will be after I get back.
for the very, very late update. The final score was 4-6 and we
lost the series 3-4. Brad Williamson, Craig Dodds, Pat Lennox
and Jeff Lesik scored our goals. With assists to Kevin Elkow (3),
Craig Dodds, Mitch Thompson, Brad Williamson, Mike Tayler and
Cam Breckon. PP 2-5, PK 2-3 shots 45-31. Our write in Royalamaniac
was Tyler Budinski. The game didn't play out the way we had planned
but we finally took a penalty and got our forechecking and speed
game going. Why it took that to get us playing our game will always
be a mystery. This was a great season that saw our team make some
solid steps forward. We have an outstanding group of young men
that Royalamaniacs world wide should be very proud of. We played
hockey the way it should be, with speed and emotion as our bench
marks. Maybe that is why the last game hit me so hard. We all
expected to be playing hockey the Royal way deep into April. In
saying that we always talk about getting better today so we will
be better tomorrow. We accomplished that goal and should be proud
of our accomplishments this season, which we are. Our leaders
pulled every member of the team forward and they all found their
own way to do it. Cam, Mike, Adam and Lenny inspired us with the
way they played and acted around the new guys and will be missed.
They made sure everyone was a Royal from the first time they skated
on our ice and even got a couple of lazy guys on the Bear Walk
Train. On a side note David Simpson was selected to the CJHL First
All Star Team and
Pat Lennox made the Second Team. I hope it wasn't a couple of
Rampage wins, that have put us in the city finals tonight Wednesday
6:45 @ Millwoods Arena, that made the pain of falling short with
the Royals go away. Because I'm way to mature to let something
like the scoreboard force me to grow up. A special thanks to all
the off ice Royalamaniacs who helped make this an outstanding
season. If I listed everyone of you I know I would forget someone
and you are all so important to our TEAM nobody should ever be
forgotten. Thanks for the year and lets go golfing. You all have
my number but don't call from the 4th to the 14th of April unless
you are in Hawaii. We had a family talk and it was decided that
if we couldn't go to Thunder Bay with the Royals then the Waikiki
will have to do. Aloha.
was not our best game and we lose 1-4. Adam Yurkowski scored from
Dave Fedechko and Cam Breckon. PP 0-8, PK 5-5 shots 39-31. We
play as we practice and we will practice great on Thursday. Our
write in Royalamaniac was Barry Jacobs. (4).
winning in overtime never gets old and the high is never higher,
2-1 was the final score in overtime. We still don't know how many
bruises it takes to win a championship but we are still trying
to find out. Matt Haluschak and Dave Fedechko (in overtime and
the game winner) scored our goals with assists to Kevin Elkow,
Adam Yurkowski and Sean (yes that was a 5 foot rule chip out)
Ritchie. PP 1-10, PK 6-6 shots 45-26. The Royalamaniacs who keep
showing up make our players strong, and as if they didn't know
it, old Royalamaniacs are the only reason we are still a team.
A team that only thinks TEAM first, the way it has always been
and will always be. Keep on smiling and telling stories because
that's what keeps it fun for all the new guys. 'Does anyone remember
what CENTURY 21' MEANS. Our write in Royalamaniac (was at the
game) and is Brandon Bruyer. (4).
win and it was done the right way 6-1. We played hard and didn't
let our emotions get in our way of our win. Our goals came from
Kevin Elkow, Jeff Lesik (2), Cam Breckon, Sean Ritchie and Jordan
Tyler. With assists to Sean Ritchie, Pat Lennox, Alex Boothe (2),
Dave Fedechko, Adam Yurkowski, Matt Kemp, Jordan Tyler, Glen Patry
and Mitch Thompson. PP 2-8, PK 4-4 shots 51-18. It looks like
we played good and we did, but lets remember that it was only
one win out of the 4 that we need. Your Royals played hard and
smart. With the Royalamaniacs in the stands and lets just say
the Loud Royalamaniacs we had home ice advantage. Our write in
Royalamaniac was Cody Campbell - the 1st write in that ever needed
a area code. (5).
5 HAS BEEN CHANGED TO CONFEDERATION ARENA. LET ALL THE ROYALAMANIACS
one of those, so often thought but who do I ask, questions has
been answered in The Cutman's corner.
always good to come home. We skated away with a 3-2 win in OT.
The Royalamaniacs didn't give up and 'refuse to lose' was heard
in very loud words, then we scored... Sean Ritchie got credit
with the first one with Mike Tayler and Jeff Lesik with the winner.
Assists to Matt Kemp, Jordan Tyler, Jeff Lesik, Josh Dufresne
(2) and Mike Tayler. PP 0-3, PK 2-2 shots 36-38. The games keep
getting faster and we keep adjusting and trying to push the tempo,
when we work together, things are good. We need to keep paying
attention to the details that we practice all season, because
we are still trying to get better every day. Our write in Royalamaniac
(was at the game) and is Clay Vanderham. (6).
it's way more fun to win that type of game. But lets make this
clear, the Royalamaniacs behind the net said the puck was in as
we lose 1-2 in overtime. Kevin Elkow scored our goal from Adam
Yurkowski. PP 0-9, PK 6-6 shots 36-35. We need to continue to
do all those little things and the big picture will work out.
Most importantly we will concentrate each and every second we
are on the ice and understand that the only thing we completely
control is ourselves. Good luck trying to figure that one out.
Our write in Royalamaniac was Joe Sangha. (7).
lose 3-4 in what wasn't our best game of the season. We got a
little smarter and we will play a little harder. Adam Yurkowski,
Jordan Tyler and Jeff Lesik scored our goals with assists to Kevin
Elkow, Glenn Patry, Nathan Clare and Matt Kemp. PP 1-4, PK 4-5
shots 33-16. Our write in Royalamaniac was Scott Reid. (7).
a sports announcer from the city of cows has said 'ya baby you
can put it in the win column' Royals win 5-2 (you know that was
only there to make our southern Royalamaniacs feel good). Cam
Breckon scored 2 goals (does anybody who sits beside him have
that many) with Josh Dufresne, Sean Ritchie and Mike Tayler getting
our others. Our hard cycling got the assists going with Adam Yurkowski,
Dave Fedechko, Mike Tayler, Jeff Lesik, Matt Kemp, Jordan Tyler,
Matt Haluschak and Nathan Clare passing for our goals. PP 0-5,
PK 6-6 shots (yes they were for all 3 periods) 47-28. It may not
have been our best game as a group but we win or lose as a group
and we got better because of the way we handled our issues tonight.
Did anyone notice that we scored 5 goals and 3 came off the sticks
of our 21 year olds. Our next series will start on Friday and
when I know the information, you will. Our write in Royalamaniac
was Matt Buskas. (7).
practice 8:45 at Confederation, see you there and don't phone
me from the rink tonight, because there is not a practice tonight.
has this taken so long to be put up on the page??? Cutman and
new family came home from the hospital yesterday. Word is that
the brand new baby boy is already a right shot defenseman and
he is going to have huge shoulders, if you know what I mean.
for the late update, nothing tasted good last night so I went
to bed. A long night came to an end with a disappointing 4-5 loss
in double OT. Kevin Elkow scored 2 goals with Adam Yurkowski and
Cam Breckon getting the others. Assists to Glenn Patry, Matt Haluschak
(2), Adam Yurkowski and Sean Ritchie. PP 2-6, PK 3-4 shots after
2 periods 35-16 (they stopped counting after they stopped getting
penalties). We will shoot the puck into better spots on Wednesday.
Our write in Royalamaniac was Sunday Kory Ebel. (8).
fell short in a bunch of areas but the only one that mattered
was the scoreboard 2-3 in OT. Cam Breckon and Josh Dufresne scored
from David Simpson and Jeff Lesik. PP 1-9, PK 4-4 shots once again
it wasn't recorded on the game sheet. We know how to compete for
every puck and we know that we need to earn every puck so lets
go and get every puck and win. Our write in Royalamaniac was D.T.G.
None other that Dan (The Goalie) Pennock. (8).
came through again, with a 4-1 victory. How many bruises does
it take to win a championship? Our goal scorers were Jeff Lesik,
Kevin Elkow, Josh Dufresne and Adam Yurkowski (in to an empty
net). With assists going to Mike Tayler, Josh Dufresne, Matt Haluschak,
Glenn Patry (2) and Dave Fedechko. PP 1-5, PK 6-6 shots 34-23.
Our best player was once again our best player and that will always
give you the edge you need to win. There was a big turn out for
the game with lots of young Royalamaniacs trying to be as loud
as they could (some times it was in the coaches room and that
didn't go over that well). When hockey games are played at a very
fast and speedy pace they are both fun to coach and watch. We
can and will get faster, oh boy is that going to be fun. Our write
in Royalamaniac was Jordan Dezman, it was like Kali taped everybody's
stick and they suddenly scored. (8).
excitement of winning in overtime never gets old and that's just
what we did, win 2-1 in 5 minutes of extra time. The game winner
came from Craig Dodds and Chase Mullen got us on the scoreboard
in the second period. Jordan Tyler, Matt Kemp and Jeff Lesik made
the passes to set up the goals. PP 0-5, PK 3-4 shots 38-23. The
layoff made us more excited to get into playoff hockey and we
made just enough plays to get our first win of the series. We
made a lot of those little 'team first' plays that keep you playing.
It was a loud crowd that really wanted us to score more goals,
lets give them what they want Wednesday night. Our write in Royalamaniac
was Pat McNary and we made some plays that would have made him
proud and some hits that he would have delivered himself. (9).
Air Hockey Championship was an epic event. With every competitions
there needs to be winners and losers but that wasn't the case
last night. We had one team crowned Champion "The Great Ones"
and 12 other winners. Jeff Lesik and his partner Andrew Halford
received the victory shirts and hats, with that the admiration
of all those, Royals and Royalamaniacs who competed. It was quite
apparent early on that some teams were more into the team bonding
than making anybody feel bad for not scoring those 3 goals you
need to win a game. The Strathcona Icemen and The Mustard Tigers
"WHAT" know what it takes to make a team relax (as long
as the shorts fit). Smiles were everywhere as the Royals left
for the night. Then the texts started when we found out our 1st
round opponent. See you on Sunday.
WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 18TH 20:45 OR 8:45 pm CASTLEDOWNS B. TELL YOUR
TEAMMATES. I NEED A TEXT OR E-MAIL CONFIRMING YOU WILL BE THERE.
was a very workman like effort and we were rewarded with a 4-0
win. 60-60-60-60, some of you Royalamaniacs will know what most
of that means but Coach Russ added the last 60 for points. In
his 1st regular season game Chase Mullen started our scoring,
Dave Fedechko, Sean Ritchie and Cam Breckon got the others. Our
assists went to Mike Tayler, Jeff Lesik, Mitch Thompson, Dave
Fedechko and Adam Yurkowski. PP 0-8, PK 5-5 shots 52-21. If it
wasn't for the lack of finish on our PP chances (especially on
wide open nets) the score might have been better. There was a
chill in the air before the game as the rink temperature must
have been -40 but we shook out the chills and played hard. Playoffs
will start February 22 at Confederation 8:00 and we will find
out who gets us after the Air Hockey Tournament.
NAMES FOR THE FRIDAY FEBRUARY 20th 'ROYALS AIR HOCKEY TOURNAMENT'
HAVE STARTED TO COME IN: 1ST TEAM ENTERED - Strathcona Icemen,
Dirty Burger, Pims Unlimited, Air Breakers, The Great Ones, Ground-Zero,
Beer Hunters, The Mustard Tigers, TEAM RSO's, Team Stoich, Wily
got what we came for, the two points, in a 4-3 victory, that didn't
need to be that close. Sean Ritchie started the scoring with Josh
Dufresne, Kevin Elkow and Craig Dodds getting the others. Assists
went to Alex Boothe, Pat Lennox (2), Cam Breckon (2), Sean Ritchie
and Jeff Lesik. PP 2-11, PK 8-9 shots 44-35. We are playing like
we are waiting for the playoffs to start so we can start playing
hard again. We will try very hard to fix that in practice this
was a very disappointing effort in our 3-6 loss to the Knights.
We talk about having fun and playing hard, that's the way we win,
but there were very few Royals having fun and playing hard. Way
to many playing for themselves not their teammates. Kevin Elkow
and Sean Ritchie (2) scored with help from Craig Dodds, Jeff Lesik,
Josh Dufresne, Nathan Clare, Jordan Tyler and Kevin Elkow. PP
1-6, PK 5-6 shots 43-23. We have to be a hard, annoying, fast
and organized team - that's who we have been all season, so it's
frustrating when we don't play like that.
KNOW THIS MAY COME AS A SURPRISE BUT THE 'ASK THE CUTMAN' FEATURE
OF OUR WEB PAGE IS BACK UP AND RUNNING. THE MONEY THAT HAS BEEN
COLLECTED TO PAY THE RANSOM WILL BE RETURNED TO ALL THOSE VERY
win 7-3 and all is well in the land of Royalamaniacs. Scoring
goals - Josh Dufresne, Sean Ritchie, Glenn Patry, Craig Dodds,
Jordan Tyler, Brad Williamson and Mike Tayler. Making passes -
Mike Tayler, Jeff Lesik (3), Pat Lennox, Jordan Tyler, Matt Haluschak,
Tyrone Hanna, Alex Boothe, Sean Ritchie, Matt Kemp, Kevin Elkow,
Craig Dodds and Josh Dufresne. PP 4-8, PK 8-8 shots 57-21. We
earned our two points and we got better as a team - those are
our goals every game and we made them happen.
good habit that our team has of winning came out again 5-4, in
a shoot out. When your goalie doesn't let in any shoot out goals
you will always win, then you just have to wait for Mike Tayler
to get picked as a shooter and he scores. Our goals in regulation
came from Jeff Lesik, Sean Ritchie, Cam Breckon (got credited
for another 19 shooting the puck in his own net) and Josh Dufresne.
Assists to Josh Dufresne, Mitch Thompson, Matt Kemp, Mike Tayler
and Jeff Lesik. PP 3-10, PK 5-7 shots 35-30. It was a normal game
out there - it you know what I mean - and we need to bury all
our chances. Someone needs to teach Side Show how to win a shoot
the puck into a hole competition - maybe tell him that the winner
gets a 'rack of eggs'.
second best thing about the game was the weather and the best
8-5. If you were there you will understand. With his first hattrick
as a Royal, Sean Ritchie with more from Josh Dufresne (2), Matt
Haluschak, Dave Fedechko and Kevin Elkow. The passers of the puck
were Jeff Lesik (2), Matt Haluschak, Matt Kemp (2), Mike Tayler,
Jordan Tyler, Brad Williamson and Craig Dodds. PP 2-7, PK 8-10
shots 46-33. It was ugly and those Royalamaniacs that didn't make
the trip...... maybe you could have done something that the coaches
couldn't - but at least the pizza after the game was good.
was one fast hockey game that needed a better result, 2-3 in a
shootout. Josh Dufresne and Jeff Lesik scored our only goals for
the second game in a row. With assists to Mike Tayler, Nathan
Clare, Kevin Elkow and Pat Lennox. PP 0-2, PK 3-3 shots 29-30.
These teams need to play each other more often and I think we
will. Angus Love made an appearance at the game to the tunes of
bagpipes, some Royalamaniacs got to meet him for the first time
- that must have been a treat.
was a very cold drive home, both in and out of the car, as we
lost 2-3. I guess it's important to play hard and not to talk
to people on the other team like they are your friends. Jeff Lesik
and Josh Dufresne scored our goals with assists from Kevin Elkow,
Brad Williamson and Sean Ritchie. PP 0-5, PK 8-9 shots 25-22.
We have to play hard from the drop of the puck instead of waiting
for someone to slap us in the face 1st. It was a sad week as we
lost a Royalamaniac and our thoughts go out to the families and
a happy one in that another Royalamaniac was born.
are a lot of good memories from our last games at this rink (from
2 different seasons playoff games) and we made some more with
a 7-2 win. It was fun to watch and it was nice to win 2 games
tonight (Rampage are on to MHW final). Starting the scoring was
Craig Dodds with Kevin Elkow, Brad Williamson, Glenn Patry, Jeff
Lesik, Matt Kemp and Sean Ritchie chipping in. The passes came
from Jeff Lesik (3), Pat Lennox, Craig Dodds, Brad Williamson,
Kevin Elkow, Nathan Clare (2), Matt Kemp (2), Sean Ritchie, Mike
Tayler and Jordan Tyler. PP 2-7, PK 6-7 shots 48-32. There were
no reported muggings at the game but when you travel into the
hood you never know. Remember we have a rare Sunday off so have
trip to the north side is always so sweet when you put up a 7-3
victory on the score board. It looks like one line wants to start
more games. Our goals came from the sticks of Dave Fedechko (2),
Jeff Lesik, Craig Dodds (2), Brad Williamson and Sean Ritchie;
with assists to Cam Breckon, Adam Yurkowski, Jordan Tyler, Matt
Haluschak (2), Kevin Elkow (3), Glenn Patry (2) and Brad Williamson.
PP 2-7, PK 5-5 shots 52-27. We never talk to refs, especially
when we are already down a defenseman. The good news is that we
almost got the full 60 minutes of playing hard in and that the
energy was back in our room. Oh ya the Rampage won.
been 2 months since we put up a loss on our record 1-4, and to
tell you the truth WE don't like it. Craig Dodds scored our only
goal from Kevin Elkow and Brad Williamson. PP 1-8, PK 8-11 shots
32-35. Emotion is great and so is leading by example. That's all
I can say and still stay positive.
come home and start to play more like we should, 6-3 is nice but
it's not 60-60-60 like Coach Russ wants. Once we started hitting
we came alive and put the puck in the net - Jeff Lesik (2), Cam
Breckon, Kevin Elkow, Jordan Tyler and Josh Dufresne scored with
assists to Mike Tayler, Sean Ritchie, Adam Yurkowski, Dave Fedechko,
Pat Lennox (2), Glenn Patry (2), Jeff Lesik, Matt Kemp and Brad
Williamson. PP 0-4, PK 6-6 shots 39-30. We almost had a full lineup
for the first time in I don't know how long and it helped. We
need to just keep playing Royals Hockey and showing up every time
and things are going to be good. Winning is good.
know this isn't suppose to happen but my work is finally getting
in the way of doing all my hockey stuff, I don't know the rest
of the world can do this every day... It looks like we ate more
turkey than we should have over the holidays because we were average
and that got us a 5-6 shoot out loss. Mike Tayler started the
scoring with Brad Williamson, Jeff Lesik, Kevin Elkow and Dave
Fedechko also chipping in. Getting the assists; Jeff Lesik (2),
Sean Ritchie (2), Kevin Elkow, Craig Dodds, Brad Williamson, Matt
Haluschak (2) and Adam Yurkowski. PP 3-8, PK 7-9 shots 41-26.
Those of you who missed the post game fishing trip will be forever
sorry. The kinds of fish that were reeled in, in that short 40
minutes that I had before the Rampage game, were tasty beyond
ANYONE FOUND THE CUTMAN - I KNOW HE MUST BE IN SOME KIND OF BIG
TROUBLE, (WILL SOMEONE PLEASE PAY THE RANSOM,) TO NOT HAVE ANSWERED
HIS CORNER YET!!!!!
to our Royals who have made this seasons All Star game January
10 in Fort Saskatchewan. Alex Boothe, Kevin Elkow and Josh Dufresne
will play at 3:00 with the Royal coaches behind the bench. David
Simpson, Pat Lennox and Jeff Lesik will play at 7:00.
Kalikimaka and Aloha. Can you believe that Kali and his team of
Royalamaniacs won the game again. This was team KALI: Kali, Thommer,
Holly, Patty, D.T.G., Joe Sangha, Tony Rose (old guy on the team),
J.C., Pringle and the ever present A Smith (goal scorer).
win our last game of 2008, 3-2 over the Red Wings. The reports
did not say much but Coach Russ must have had a smile a mile long.
we win and almost play for 60 minutes 6-3. The reports were good
about the game but what the heck happened at practice. I am very
sure that we will address this at a January skate. Did all the
Royalamaniacs know that we have earned 40 points already, and
what that means to the team. We.......
CORNER HAS SOME NEW WRITING, IT JUST SHOWS HOW BUSY HIS LIFE
HAS BECOME. WHERE OH WHERE IS OUR ANSWERER OF ALL OUR QUESTIONS.
I just hope those hands have healed.
have had some very glowing reports about certain parts of the
game but lets leave it at 2 points until I get the gamesheet.
report after 2 periods was good and the text after the game said
we won and not to ask any more 7-6 in a shootout. So that is all
I can say till we get home.
a cold cold night we overcame allot of things, that we never talk
about, to skate to a 4-3 win in another shootout. Our Royalamaniacs
were out in full force, trying to win money and yell loud. Jeff
Lesik started our scoring (and finished with the shoot out winner
- Simmer did not let in a goal, again) with Kevin Elkow and Tyrone
Hanna adding the others, assisting on the goals Mike Tayler (2),
Matt Haluschak and Jeff Lesik (2). It was a tough night to be
consistent and focussed, with the way things were called, but
we overcame all the adversity and that good habit of WINING took
over. I had more to say but the computer would not let me update
last night, so from Phoenix this is all you get.
points any way you earn them is one of the reasons we come to
the rink, 5-4 in a shoot out. Matt Haluschak started the scoring
with Jeff Lesik adding 2 and Tyrone Hanna getting his first in
his first game. The assist went to Cam Breckon (2), Adam Yurkowski,
Mike Tayler, Kevin Elkow (2) and Jason Beisel (also in his first
game). PP 0-4, PK 6-7 shots 61-40. The short bench didn't stop
us from shooting. But it is important to know where to stand on
the bench because when you move to a new spot the pucks come at
you in a different way (heads up Coach Dan).
all have bad habits that need correcting from time to time, but
in saying that I need to talk about our TEAM'S good habit, and
that is WINNING. Tonight, it was 4-3 in a shootout. Our goal is
to get better every day we get together and we accomplished that
goal tonight, it just didn't seem like we were going to early
on. That is why the game is 60 minutes or 65 and 3 shooters as
it was tonight. Scoring for the Royal were Josh Dufresne, Matt
Kemp and Pat Lennox (oh ya Lesik with the shootout winner - Simmer
did stop all 3 of their shooters). Assists Pat Lennox, Jeff Lesik,
Jordan Tyler, Sean Ritchie, Alex Boothe and Brad Williamson. PP
1-5, PK 7-9 shots 34-31. Anyone who got a chance to look in the
stands could have seem Royalamaniacs form times gone by. They
were the reasons that we are the team we are today. Thanks for
coming and next time say hi, we always have some graft for you.
late start didn't slow us down as we skated to a 5-0 win. We worked
our way to a victory by not taking any short cuts and even with
the short bench (both in skaters and in guys who can't skate)
we found a way to play as a team. Our goals were scored by Matt
Kemp, Mike Tayler, Jeff Lesik (2) and Craig Dodds. The unselfish
set up men (who made the scoresheet) Mitch Thompson (2), Alex
Boothe, Josh Dufresne, Cam Breckon, Pat Lennox and Matt Kemp.
PP 0-6, PK 2-2 shots 35-26. The late e-mail today said that our
war hero Royalamaniac came home safely and we now have more southern
scouts. Can anyone believe the work The Cutman put in tonight,
he must have been 5 guys, as he was the only one to make the trip.
The game was played for the points and we got them, now our defense
can rest until Thursday's practice. Their is only 10 shopping
days left until 'The Royals Christmas Party' - I can hardly wait
for the new guys to taste the chili.
about the late, and poor, update. My fax machine wasn't the as
clear as it could have been, so I will wait until I get the hard
copy to be more complete. In saying that we got what we came for
in our 6-2 win. It's a poor write up but here is the rest. Goals
-Cam Breckon (2), Josh Dufresne, Alex Boothe, Sean Ritchie and
Brad Williamson: Assists - Glenn Patry, Adam Yurkowski (2), Mark
Claffey (2), Mike Tayler, Jeff Lesik, Sean Ritchie, Matt Kemp
and Matt Haluschak. PP 2-9, PK 13-15 shots 45-28.
your best player is your goalie we always have a chance to win.
Well, he was and we scored 11-0, so all was good. Jordan Tyler
(2) started our scoring and Mike Tayler, Josh Dufresne (2), Brad
Williamson, Kevin Elkow (2), Craig Dodds (2) and Matt Kemp getting
the rest. Our assists went to Kevin Elkow, Matt Kemp (3), Jeff
Lesik (2), Josh Dufresne, Craig Dodds (2), Mitch Thompson (2),
Pat Lennox (2), Matt Haluschak (2), Jordan Tyler, Glenn Patry
(2), Brad Williamson and Alex Boothe. PP 5-12, PK 8-8 shots 48-24.
Why we leave our goalie out on his own, like in practice is a
mystery. But playing 60 minutes is always the goal and we accomplished
a very workman like game we skated to a 3-1 victory. The cream
keeps coming to the top. Our goals were scored by Craig Dodds,
Matt Kemp and Jordan Tyler with assists to Matt Haluschak, Kevin
Elkow, Jordan Tyler, Sean Ritchie (2) and Matt Kemp. PP 0-11,
PK 7-8 shots 44-27. It was great to see the Royals team that plays
hard and competes for every puck come to play, I don't know what
might have happened at that dry land training that took place
Friday night but it worked. My last hope is that those north side
kids made it back before their passports expired because I had
to go to bed early and would not be available to bail them out.
you don't score you lose, and we did 0-4. PP 0-2, PK 6-8 shots
41-34. We must be prepared to play from the drop of the puck until
the horn goes at the end of 60 minutes and that means in every
score doesn't indicate the way the game was played 7-2, it was
a very uninspired effort by the mighty Royal. It's a good thing
we don't have many of these afternoon games with a day off the
next day, if you know what I mean. For the first time this season
we had a 4 goal game, Jeff Lesik accomplished it with Josh Dufresne,
Adam Yurkowski and Matt Kemp getting the others. Our passers were
Alex Booth, Pat Lennox (3), Craig Dodds, Kevin Elkow (2), Mike
Tayler, Josh Dufresne, Matt Haluschak and Nathan Clare. PP 4-10,
PK 6-8 shots (estimated cause they didn't fill it in for the 3rd
period) 39-20. We can't play uninspired hockey, it must have been
when you win in overtime, 3-2, it feels like you just won that
50/50 you always try for at the Royals games, well that and a
bit more. We skated for the better part of 61 minutes and were
rewarded for playing hard with the 2 points, now if we would have
shot the puck in the 2nd period on the power play.... Jordan Tyler,
Dave Fedechko and Kevin Elkow (on the PP in OT) scored from Sean
Ritchie, Matt Kemp, Mitch Thompson, Alex Booth (now the Unit can't
talk to you like that) and Jeff Lesik assisting. PP 2-11, PK 7-7
shots 35-31. It was great to see our old lifters coach out at
the game, thanks for the advice Cec, we were able to pass it along
to our players. We are continuing to get faster but now we need
to move the puck quicker to get to the next level.
a tie is like kissing your sister then losing in a shoot out is
nothing like that at all - 3-4, I lost count on how many guys
it took to decide the winner. Cam Breckon scored our first goal
(and it made the game sheet), with Matt Haluschak and Jeff Lesik
getting the others. Our assists went to Adam Yurkowski, Dave Fedechko,
Jordan Tyler, Craig Dodds, Mike Tayler and Josh Dufresne. PP 2-9,
PK 4-5 shots 59-23. It was good to see our boys took off their
Halloween costumes, they looked so good Friday night at the Eskimo
win. The little details are getting taken care of more often than
not and now we will continue to work on not shooting into gloves
or pads that aren't moving on the ice. As a certain Royals coach
put it WINNINGGGGG, that's the best thing about the Royal.
was a good trip over the river, we got our 2 points with a 6-2
win and all the Northside Royalamaniacs got a closer look at this
years team. Even without a score clock to organize things our
players found a way to get better with every shift of the game.
Our goal scorers were Kevin Elkow, Jeff Lesik (2), Adam Yurkowski,
Nathan Clare (I don't know who got that one, it might have been
the Unit, but in fact it was a great tipin by Cam Breckon off
a delay skate by Dave Fedechko) and Sean Ritchie. They were assisted
by Jordan Tyler, Cam Breckon, Adam Yurkowski, Glenn Patry, Matt
Kemp and Pat Lennox. PP 1-6, PK 6-7 shots 49-29. The bench got
a little short and some how that made us faster and the big ice
swept our games on the weekend with a 10-3 win. It may have been
the most shots on goal we have ever had in a 2 game stretch. Cam
Breckon (2) started the scoring (lets just say that our man in
stripes didn't care who's number he gave to the timekeeper) then
Mike Tayler, Brad Williamson, Sean Ritchie (2), Jeff Lesik, Matt
Kemp, Kevin Elkow and Josh Dufresne rounded it out. Our assists
went to Matt Haluschak, Dave Fedechko (2), Jeff Lesik (2), Mitch
Thompson, Kevin Elkow, Nathan Clare (2), Jordan Tyler (3), Glenn
Patry, Adam Yurkowski, Pat Lennox, Brad Williamson, Craig Dodds
and Mike Tayler. PP 4-7, PK 3-5 shots 65-14. It's tough to keep
playing like a team when a game gets out of reach, but that is
the only way to keep getting better. I wonder if we will have
a new coach out at practice Monday night. Thanks for all the cards
and well wishes for the Cutman but as you could see this weekend
he was back in shoes and having a pop or two - a lesser man never
would have been able to so quickly.
again we reached our goal of getting 2 points, only this time,
we played as a team and skated to a 3-2 victory. A late power
play goal by Kevin Elkow secured the game, our other scorers were
Matt Haluschak and Adam Yurkowski. Pat Lennox (2), Jeff Lesik,
Nathan Clare and Craig Dodds set the goals up. PP 1-5, PK 3-4
shots 50-23. Our room felt pretty good after the game and we like
that feeling. As good as we played we know that it wasn't even
close to being the best game we can play and that is a great thing
to look forward to.
goodness we only play for 2 points and we don't try to look like
an organized hockey club (who wants to play their best game of
the season in October anyways) 4-3 was the score. Out of the 42
minutes we were in the box only 2 of it was spent by forwards,
now you can spin that anyway you want, but I'm going with the,
it is not a good thing. Scoring his first hattrick as a Royal
(even if it's not on the game sheet that way) - Josh Dufresne
and Kevin Elkow got the other. Mike Tayler (2), Pat Lennox and
Brad Williamson assisted the goals, sorry no write in assist changes.
PP 1-8, PK 8-8 shots 27-31. Two Side Show sightings and two wins....
interesting. Thanks to all the Royalamaniacs who made the road
trip to the game you made us feel like we were at home.
our time keeper gets writers cramp because of the goals for those
games are great - 12-2 win says it all. Lets start with our goal
scorers Jordan Tyler, Kevin Elkow (3), Sean Ritchie, Dave Fedechko,
Kevin Glegloff, Adam Yurkowski (2), Jeff Lesik (2) and Josh Dufresne.
There were a lot of playmakers, Matt Kemp (2), Sean Ritchie (3),
Craig Dodds (2), Pat Lennox (3), Jordan Tyler, Brad Williamson,
Glenn Patry, Mitch Thompson, Mike Tayler (2), Nathan Clare (4),
Matt Haluschak (2), Cam Breckon and Josh Dufresne. PP 5-11, PK
9-10 shots 52-28. We may have played better Friday but scoring
goals is fun. A team game is great to watch from the bench and
lets keep being that excited bunch who want to 'Play Hard, Play
Smart and have fun for their teammates. Side Show was a no show
but the Royal fridge went to a very excited Royalamaniac that
suggested we have a Christmas one, we think that will happen.
times you only need a person to show up and change his nick name
form No Show back to Side Show Bob and you play 2 periods and
win 5-2. That's part of what happened, that and some skinny kid
had enough and took the game over in the 2nd period. Our goals
scorers were Jeff Lesik (2), Barry Jacobs, Matt Kemp and Matt
Haluschak. It's hard to believe the shot clock at the end of the
game and just as hard to believe the lack of assists on our goals
(you know how St. Albert can be - at all levels and all sports)
any ways Kevin Elkow, Craig Dodds, Adam Yurkowski (yes he is from
Airdrie it doesn't matter what our web site said for a while,
that is also why you need to correct me when you see a mistake)
and Barry Jacobs passed the puck for our goals. PP 2-9, PK 12-14
shots 41-30. We really saw the energy that we knew we had tonight,
we need it for 60 minutes every night. North side Royalamaniac
Nas got his fridge last night and was so excited that he played
name that tune until our game started tonight, with him cheering
and our St. Albert Royalamaniacs getting to the game at the start
of the 2nd period we all went home or Don Cherry's happy.
much anticipated turkey got wrecked by the flu and our web site
also got pushed back, sorry. It's a good thing that we didn't
get 60 shots on goal or we would have made a liar out of Coach
Russ, 4-5 in overtime. Mark Claffey, Kevin Elkow, Adam Yurkowski
and Sean Ritchie scored with assists going to Brad Williamson
(2), Kevin Elkow, Mark Claffey, Cam Breckon (2), Sean Ritchie
and Adam Yurkowski. PP 1-9, PK 6-9, shots 54-29. We will continue
to learn how to play Royals hockey and win. It was great to see
some old, as well as some young brand new Royalamaniacs in the
stands. The coveted 1st Ever Royals Schedule Fridge was won by
north side Royalamaniac Brent Nastiuk. Although it was missed
at the game it will forever be in Royals history that Mark Claffey
and Sean Ritchie scored their first ever Royal goals - shame on
night's should be for winning not going home with a 2-5 loss.
Matt Kemp scored both our goals from Kevin Glegloff, Barry Jacobs,
Jeff Lesik and Jordan Tyler. PP 1-8, PK 7-7 shots 28-21. We need
to play with a fire that burns in our gut for 60 minutes. Our
coach's will find the tank of gas that will make this happen.
Maybe we don't know how to play a 60 minute game that starts at
8:30 or it might be that we haven't had a Side Show Bob sighting
this season (I think the 2nd is why). See all you Royalamaniacs
out on Sunday and good luck to all that have a ticket on the Royals
are to many guys hurt sick or away so everybody come to the game
expecting to play. If you can't go let me know.
hard skating group of Royals took to the ice and played our way
to a 8-4 win. Some of the things we have been working on paid
off and our best players are playing the best. Josh Dufresne started
the scoring and (although the score sheet is wrong about some
of the rest) Kevin Elkow, Mike Tayler, Jordan Tyler (2), Glenn
Patry, Craig Dodds (2) finished it off. Assisting the goals were
Jeff Lesik (2), David Simpson, Pat Lennox (2), Kevin Glegloff,
Matt Kemp (2), Barry Jacobs (2), Adam Yurkowski, Cam Breckon,
Glenn Patry and Matt Haluschak. PP 3-9, PK 5-5 shots 45-34. The
Cutman was working his magic again with everything but 'Ask The
Cutman questions', yes there are still a couple that haven't been
answered yet. The crowd was getting a little anxious thinking
that the first ever draw for a Royals Schedule Fridge would happen
last night but the draw will take place next Sunday. Ticket orders
have been coming in world wide as the Royalamaniacs are finding
out about the draw.
line up will be posted at the rink.
what wasn't a pretty game we fell 3-5 to Beaumont. Our level of
play in our our zone, with the consistency that is needed, was
not there. Our goals came from Glenn Patry, Adam Yurkowski and
Kevin Elkow with his first Royal goal. The set up men were Mitch
Thompson (2), Glenn Patry and Brad Williamson. PP 2-10, PK 6-10
shots 25-44. Our best player was the same guy as in game one and
our PK sucked just like game one. We played strong for the first
and last half of the third but need to show up more out of the
gate in the second. All in all we got better and improved like
we have to do but we need to win and get better.
lineup in Beaumont is: Dodds, Elkow, Williamson, Tayler, Lesik,
Ritchie, Dufresne, Yurkowski, Fedechko, Jacobs, Breckon, Tyler,
Clare, Haluschak, Lennox, Glegloff, Thompson, Patry, Simpson,
season starts out strong with a 5-4 win over the Wild. It didn't
have to be that close (and it wasn't until the end), but we got
the two points that we came for. Scoring their first Royal goals
were Josh Dufresne and Jordan Tyler, also scoring Mike Tayler,
Dave Fedechko and Matt Haluschak. The goals were assisted by Brad
Williamson, Sean Ritchie, Adam Yurkowski (2), Pat Lennox, Matt
Kemp and Mark Claffey (2). PP 0-6, PK 8-11 and shots 36-41. It
looks like the power play wasn't very good and it wasn't. All
that practice hasn't paid off yet but it will. The Cutman was
looking into starting to wear a helmet on the bench but upon further
review, no he will not. The new guys played hard and the old guys
need to play smarter.
for putting this up so late. Tonight's lineup for our 1st regular
season game is: Dodds, Elkow, Breckon, Dufresne, Yurkowski, Fedechko,
Jacobs, Kemp, Tyler, Ritchie, Williamson, Tayler, Lennox, Claffey,
Clare, Haluschak, Thompson, Patry, Simpson, Tayler. NO I DID NOT
MAKE ANY BIG DECISIONS!!
ugly ended with a 1-4 loss. The reports from the golf tourney
were a little sketchy, but some more pop showed up at 11 and Angus
Love did not have on a kilt.
lineup in Sherwood Park is: Dodds, Elkow, Jacobs, Ritchie, Yurkowski,
Fedechko, Chang, Tyler, Breckon, Dezman, Dufresne, Tayler, Lennox,
Haluschak, Patry, Thompson, Claffey, Glegloff, Simpson, Beisel.
played a fast game last night with two teams skating, hitting
and the bad guys went home happy 3-4. Our lineup got mixed up
and everyone excelled.
lineup for tonight's game at Confederation is: Jacobs, Dodds,
Williamson, Dezman, Elkow, Tayler, Breckon, Yurkowski, Thompson,
Dufresne, Tyler, Lennox, Boothe, Haluschak, Clare, Claffey, Patry,
took until the 3rd period for our bus legs, from Saturday, to
come back to our bodies. But when they did arrive we scored the
way we should. This resulted in a 6-1 hard skating victory. It's
good to take care of the top line.
is our lineup for tonight's game at Confederation: Breckon, Yurkowski,
Fedechko, Ritchie, Kemp, Tyler, Dufresne, Dodds, Williamson, Mullen,
Elkow, Tayler, Lennox, Boothe, Haluschak, Clare, Thompson, Glegloff,
played fast, battled hard but used stone hands to shoot. The result
was a 1-1 tie. The Royalamaniacs were loud and fun.
lineup for Saturday's game in Stettler is: Dufresne, Dodds, Williamson,
Mullen, Elkow, Tayler, Breckon, Yurkowski, Fedechko, Matsuoka,
Chorneyko, Dezman, Lennox, Boothe, Haluschak, Clare, Glegloff,
Patry, Tayler, Beisel. You are never wrong to bring your equipment,
some strange things have happened on the way to the rink. Being
on time for the bus would be a good thing.
must play our best hockey every time we put our skates on to the
ice. Winning is important and we did win 5-1, but improving our
game and team play is also very important and we can't let chances
to improve ourselves slip away as we did for most of the game
last night. We have a great opportunity to do that tonight at
lineup for Sunday's game against Stony Plain is: Dezman, Elkow,
Helland, Ritchie, Kemp, Tyler, Breckon, Love, Fedechko, Dufresne,
Dodds, Williamson, Lennox, Booth, Haluschak, Clare, Patry, Glegloff,
Simpson, Baily. Remember to be at the rink at 6:30 and if you
are not playing BEFORE 7:15. Remember about the spelling
of your names I always need help.
win 4-1 in a workman like game last night. We had great leadership
from everybody and played a physical, speedy game. Just what the
doctor ordered for the first game without points.
hope I am spelling everyone's name correctly and if I didn't let
me know. Our line up for Wednesday's game against Strathcona is:
Lesik, Elkow, Tayler, Hanna, Yurkowski, Dufresne, Linderman, Kemp,
Tyler, Toru, Chorneyko, Farkasdi, Haluschak, Lennox, Booth, Jacobs,
Clare, Glegloff, Tayler, Beisel. Be at the rink for 6:30 and the
rest of you come for 7:15.
emails have been coming in and the Royalamaniacs are starting
to gather. Everyone is pumped for the start of camp on Monday.
Call me if anyone has any problems getting there and remember
to do some push ups on the weekend.