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to David Simpson 1st Team League All Star and to Tyler Russell CJHL
Rookie of the Year. I don't know how he won it because we all know that
there are no rookies on the Royal.
text everybody about team pictures. Some time in April after I get back
thing is I would like to thank all the players and the legion of Royalamaniacs
for a great season. (It just ended to early) We did some great things
as a group and we are proud of those accomplishments. Thanks to Jeff
and Hally, a couple of beauties, they did their part and fought through
injuries to help lead us. We matured as players and coaches (except
Relic, he never changes). Learning, is the part of sport that is most
rewarding, we all made steps, some big ones and some little. This was
a great group of players, completely unique, with all the parts that
a great team needs to have. Most days it was pure joy to handle the
bench and when it wasn't it was still great, that is where some more
learning needed to take place. THANK YOU!!
to the Beverly Warriors and good luck in the finals and at the provincials.
0-3 in one stinker of a game, from a Royal perspective. Shots 25-26,
PP 0-6 and PK 4-5. Our write in Royalamaniac was Jordan Tyler(5).
the best words you say are the ones that don't leave your mouth. We
lost 4-5 in overtime. Jeff Lesik, Tyler Russell, Dave Fedechko and Shane
Labelle scored with assists to Shane Labelle, Josh Dufresne (2), Kevin
Elkow, Matt Haluschak, Brett Hamilton and Tyler Russell. Shots 30-39,
PP 2-6 and PK 3-6. 60 minutes of confident hockey will lead us to where
we want to go. Speed Kills especially when used in confidence. Be smart
and play smarter. Our write in Royalamaniac was Joe Sangha (5).
you get to choose between winning a close game or winning by a big score
WE will always chose WINNING, and tonight it was 8-1. Kevin Elkow got
2 interesting goals then Jeff Lesik, Sean (I may have been a screen
for Glenn's shot) Ritchie, Dan Martin (2), Tyler Russell and Dakota
Mercredi. Assists to Josh Dufresne (2), Cam Bush, Sean Ritchie, Glenn
Patry (3), Dakota Mercredi, Dave Fedechko, Brett Hamilton (2), Jacob
Kalinowski, Kevin Elkow and Matt Haluschak. Shots 39-30, PP 3-8 and
PK 7-7. Scoring is better than not and we found a way to play ROYALS
HOCKEY. The Royalamaniacs were loud tonight and we are very proud that
we could send them home happy (some all the way back to St. Albert).
The 'Win A Date With The Royal Of Your Choice' contest didn't get a
winner tonight, so we will carry it over to our next home game. Our
write in Royalamaniac was Scott Reid (5).
0-1 in overtime. The goaltending at both ends of the ice was outstanding,
as well as the penalty killing. The game had hits, posts and the wrong
team winning. Shots 36-37, PP 0-6 and PK 8-8. Our chances are there
to put up a big number but the sticks are being held to tight, relax
and score, just like dating. The games have been fun and frustrating
at the same time. We need to remember how we play the game and trust
our strengths as well as our teammates. One player can't win a game
or championship but working together we can. Individuals play golf when
it's still hockey season. Our write in Royalamaniac was Pat McNary (6).
was not the way we planned on ending the game 2-3 in overtime. Dakota
Mercredi and Kevin Elkow scored our goals from Kevin Elkow, Tyler Russell,
Dan Skubleny and Troy Kneller. Shots 32-26, PP 1-7 and PK 4-4. We will
keep getting better because we are always learning and it was a big
lesson tonight. That especially means being focussed between periods
and very supportive of our teammates when we are on the bench. Our write
in Royalamaniac was Daryl Bunnell (6).
to the north side is always better when you bring back the win 5-1 in
game one of the series. The game started slow but we were able to send
Sean Ritchie in alone for our first goal. That was a good way to turn
the momentum around, then Dave Fedechko ended the period with a laser
shot, Kevin Elkow on a rebound, Josh Dufresne and Craig Dodds ended
the scoring. Assisting the goals were Jeff Lesik, Cam Bush, David Simpson,
Brett Hamilton, Tyler Russell, Troy Kneller and Dan Skubleny. Shots
35-27, PP 2-7 and PK 6-7. The big ice was good to the Royal again. Taking
care of Details and staying Focused are very important. Our write in
Royalamaniac was Barry Jacobs (6).
3-2 and we move on. The heart and effort that our short handed squad
showed tonight is why we all volunteer and commit to this hockey club.
Dan Skubleny, Kevin Elkow and Josh (game winner) Dufresne scored our
goals. The assists went to Tyler Russell, Troy (I wasn't on the ice)
Kneller, Dakota Mercredi, Matt Haluschak and Craig Dodds. Shots 26-27,
PP 1-5 and PK 2-2. We found away to support each other and get to all
the loose pucks first. Nobody would have put money on a three game sweep
but our players played every shift and every second for each other and
continued the tradition of Royals Hockey. Winning is good and we see
no reason to stop. Our write in Royalamaniac was Tyler Thomlison (7).
was a tough night for Team Canada but not the Royal as we skate to a
6-4 win in game 2. Kevin Elkow got us going with a sweet Skates faceoff
goal then Jeff Lesik (3) scored the quietest hattrick you have ever
seen, Dave Fedechko on the PP and Craig Dodds into the empty net. Matt
Haluschak helped set up all 3 PP goals, Dakota Mercredi, Sean Ritchie,
Kevin Elkow (3), Josh Dufresne and Tyler Russell passed the others.
Shots 47-29, PP 3-10 and PK 6-8. We wanted the puck all game, then went
out and paid the price to get it and own it, that's what we call Royals
Hockey. Our write in Royalamaniac was Pat Lennox or Lenny as he is known
hockey wins the first game 4-2. Craig Dodds (2), Shane Labelle and Dakota
Mercredi scored our goals (maybe Shane had 2 and Craig 1) but this is
what the game sheet said. Dan Skubleny, Craig Dodds, Troy Kneller and
Tyler Russell set them up. Shots 39-20, PP 0-2 and PK 1-2. We played
our style of game very well and gave ourselves another chance to get
better on Sunday night. Not even the home fans at our bench could get
us unfocused. Our write in Royalamaniac was Nathan Hollands (9).
series is over, as we skated to a 3-2 win in the clinching game. Dan
Martin got us going with the first goal and then forechecked a shorthanded
assist on our second by Josh Dufresne. Craig Dodds got the winner on
a great wide drive by Dan Skubleny. The rest of the assists went to
Cam Bush, Shawn Roppelt and Jeff Lesik. Shots 42-20, PP 1-7 and PK 3-4.
Winning is cool and playoff hockey is the best, we need to continue
to play our game and get better every time we get together. Do your
part and make us proud. Our write in Royalamaniac was Matt Buskas (10).
win 2-1 over Leduc in our first game of the best of three. Matt Haluschak
scored our first goal from Jeff Lesik and Josh Dufresne got the game
winner (with 2:42) to go in the third from Dave Fedechko and Jacob Kalinowski.
Shots 40-21, PP 0-4 and PK 4-4. The Playoff game brought out lots of
Royalamaniacs and those people from Leduc. The old guys are the coolest
and when they were old captains, that made the post victory pops even
better. Our write in Royalamaniac was Jordan Dezman (11).
last shot of the 2009/2010 regular season got us the win 5-4 in a shoot
out (and he scored in his brothers money spot). 13 skaters make for
a slow game and that helped to take us out of the normal energy that
we play with. Our scoring came from Dakota Mercredi, Jeff Lesik (2),
Kevin Elkow and the shoot out winner Jacob Kalinowski. Assisting the
goals Kevin Elkow (2), Glenn Patry and Dakota Mercredi (2). Shots 50-38,
PP 1-6 and PK 3-3. The game had everything, at times a boring slow pace,
great individual efforts to score, a text book 5 on 3 goal, that brutal
start to the third and the great comeback goals, kicking a puck in our
own net to tie the game in the last minute and the first goal as a Royal
by Jacob to get us the win in the shoot out, oh ya and Simmer stopping
all 3 shots in the shoot out. Let the playoffs start and lets get the
wins coming our way. (12).
who saw that coming 6-7 for the bad guys and in a bad way. Kevin Elkow,
Tyler Russell (2), Dan Martin and Sean Ritchie (2) got our goals. From
Dakota Mercredi (3), Brett Hamilton (4), Jeff Lesik, Glenn Patry (2),
Tyler Russell and Craig Dodds. Shots 39-34, PP 1-6 and PK 3-6. The stats
sure don't tell the story. We crapped the bed for over half the game,
turned it up for 3 minutes to end the 2nd period. Then played hard and
had stone hands for the 3rd. It was like watching a bunch of new guys
playing their first game as a Royal and skating in circles, not doing
anything but watching. Playoffs start Feb. 14 @ Confederation, Feb.
16 @ Leduc, Feb. 17 @ Clareview A.
played our game and didn't worry about the other stuff and won 5-1,
just the way it's suppose to be. Kevin Elkow (2), Dakota Mercredi, Dan
Skubleny and Matt Haluschak did the damage with their goals. The assists
went to Dakota Mercredi (3), Jeff Lesik, Cam Bush (2), Kevin Elkow,
Tyler Russell and Craig Dodds. Shots 40-28, PP 3-6 and PK 6-7. We made
out better than the Golden Gophers (8-11), that sure made the drive
home better. This is our 1st round opponent in the playoffs, we are
not sure when they will start. But Game 1 will either be Feb. 12, 13
or 14, in the best of three.
what the doctor ordered, a workman like 4-2 win over the Park. Daniel
Martin (2) and Jeff Lesik (2) did our goal scoring from, Josh Dufresne
(2), Dave Fedechko, Brett Hamilton (2), Sean Ritchie (2) and Daniel
Martin. Shots 40-29, PP 0-5 and PK 4-5. We took care of a lot of DETAILS
and experimented with a line combination (that worked very well, maybe
not on the PP) and played a hard nosed playoff style game. We took another
is always a good feeling and we didn't get that feeling last night as
we dropped the game 2-5. Tyler Russell and Craig Dodds scored our goals
with assists to Sean Ritchie (2). Shots 23-27, PP 1-6 and PK 4-5. Even
though we had strong team play for parts of the game we didn't get on
that ship for 60 minutes. Playing with and for your teammates is the
only way to succeed long term. Playing 'Royals Hockey' is a style that
forces you to use your teammates and support them, even when they make
mistakes. Get some rest and bring your speed, smarts and attention to
DETAIL to the rink on Sunday.
is always a good night for a win (as are every other day that ends in
a 'y') and we were able to skate out of Wetaskiwin with the two points
in our 10-3 victory. Craig Dodds led the way with his first 4 goal game
as a Royal, Dan Skubleny (2), Dakota Mercredi, Brett Hamilton, Josh
Dufresne and Sean Ritchie scored the rest. We had lots of assists (we
are a nice passing bunch), Troy Kneller (3), Craig Dodds, Dave Fedechko
(4), Josh Dufresne (2), Shawn Roppelt (2), Jacob Kalinowski, Matt Haluschak
(2), Dan Skubleny and Glenn Patry. Shots 59-30, PP 3-5 and PK 2-4. The
game was a lot closer than the score, we opened up the gates in the
3rd with 7 goals. That's the kind of thing that happens when you keep
skating and using your teammates. There was some great bonding in the
coach's car on the way home. I hope the Cutman isn't the only one wearing
his kilt today.
Golden Gophers lost their Minor Hockey Week game 2-3, but the mighty
Royal pull out a 4-3 win in overtime. I will update the site when I
get the gamesheet. Our goals came from Jeff Lesik, Dave Fedechko, Dakota
Mercredi and Tyler Russell (The OT winner). Assists to Dan Skubleny,
Kevin Elkow, Josh Dufresne, Dan Martin and Dave Fedechko. Shots 35-38,
PP 2-5 and PK 4-5. Lots of interesting calls, but we played mostly hard
was a very fast game played by two good teams that got decided in a
shoot out with the wrong team winning 3-4. Craig Dodds and Dakota Mercredi
(2) scored with assists to Sean Ritchie, Jeff Lesik, Matt Haluschak
(2), David Simpson and Tyler Russell. Shots 37-38, PP 1-4 and PK 5-5.
Lots of hits, great scoring chances, speed and grit, describe the game.
It was fun to coach, fun to watch in the stands and fun to play in.
Lets adjust the scoreboard and put on a big smile. I guess the saying
on the program was to cryptic for everybody at the game to understand.
The answer was David Henderson and did he ever have a big smile on his
the blessing of our new father Dave we won 6-3, in Coach Dan's favorite
rink. Our goals came from Sean Ritchie, Dave Fedechko, Dan Skubleny,
Tyler Russell (2) and Jeff Lesik. Assisting the goals were Dakota Mercredi
(2), Jeff Lesik (2), Troy Kneller (2), Craig Dodds and Kevin Elkow.
Shots 42-31, PP 1-7 and PK 7-7. We played well in spurts but the over
all consistency wasn't where we need it to be. It's very important to
understand that some things are out of our control and we need to adjust
to them (even when the calls are a total mystery). Intensity and Details
are great cornerstones to playoff hockey.
took care of the DETAILS and were rewarded on the scoreboard with a
14-0 win. Lets get started with goals, Dave Fedechko, Dan Martin (2),
Matt Haluschak, Tyler Russell (2), Glenn Patry, Kevin Elkow (2), Josh
Dufresne (3), Dakota Mercredi and Jeff Lesik. Assists, Shane Labelle,
Craig Dodds, Glenn Patry, Mitch Thompson (3), Kevin Elkow (2), Dakota
Mercredi (2), Jacob Kalinowski (3), Brett Hamilton (2), Matt Haluschak
(2), Shawn Roppelt (3), Dan Martin, Tyler Russell, Cam Bush and Dan
Skubleny. Shots 67-34, PP 1-7 and PK 3-3. It's amazing how some guys
can play so well and not get any points in a high scoring game like
this one. The only thing that was slowing us down was our own inability
to convert power play chances into goals. It was a nice job in net with
a shared shut out by Simmer and Ernie.
about the way to late up dates. We came back from Christmas and were
not prepared to play a 60 minute hockey game and were rewarded with
a 4-5 loss to the Flyers. Matt Haluschak scored 2 goals, Jeff Lesik
and Josh Dufresne got the others. Assists to Dakota Mercredi, Dan Skubleny,
Tyler Russell (2), Josh Dufresne, Brett Hamilton, Craig Dodds and Dave
Fedechko. Shots 43-42, PP 2-5 and PK 5-8. The let downs are unacceptable
and we need to take care of the DETAILS.
ended 2009 with a 3-7 loss, over a short staffed group from Beaumont.
Tyler Russell, Craig Dodds and Kevin Elkow scored from Dakota Mercredi,
Kevin Elkow, Matt Haluschak, Glenn Patry, Tyler Russell and Jacob Kalinowski.
Shots 33-50, PP 0-6 and PK 7-11. As bad as we looked at times we did
improve in a couple areas, and that was good. We will play harder, smart,
faster and with more grit, in 2010. Merry Christmas and have a very
Royal New Year!
was that a cold rink, but our hearts stayed warm with a 5-2 victory.
Dave Fedechko got our power play working with a goal and Dakota Mercredi,
Kevin Elkow, Cam Bush and Shane Labelle scored the others. Assists to
Jessie Craig, Glenn Patry (3), Cam Bush, Dakota Mercredi (2), Tyler
Russell, Brett Hamilton and Kevin Elkow. Shots 36-35, PP 4-10 and PK
9-9. Winning sure feels good. I hope you have all got your presents
bought for the party on Friday.
came to play and started that way, then forgot to play for 60 minutes
- loss 3-5. I know we are learning things but we need to apply them
and be consistent. Daniel Martin got us going with Josh Dufresne and
Craig Dodds scoring as well. Shawn Roppelt, Dakota Mercredi, Troy Kneller,
Brett Hamilton and Sean Ritchie got a all the assists. Shots 29-39,
PP 0-9 and PK 4-7.
is a game that needs to be played with emotion, we lose 3-4 in overtime.
We got back another big piece of our puzzle and Josh Dufresne scored
2 important goals with Troy Kneller getting the other. Assists to Dave
Fedechko (2), Daniel Martin (2), Sean Ritchie and Shawn Roppelt. Shots
42-38, PP 0-7 and PK 5-7. We need to have a better dressing room and
when we don't, we won't earn two points.
luck to all you Rider Royalamaniacs but our 6-0 win should brighten
your spirits. Scoring his first goal as a Royal was Jessie Craig with
Andrew Hamilton (2), Kevin Elkow, Daniel Martin and Dave Fedechko getting
the others. Shawn Roppelt (3) had a big night setting up goals these
guys passed the puck just as well, Dave Fedechko, Daniel Martin, Glenn
Patry (2), Tyler Russell, Troy Kneller, Sean Ritchie and Andrew Hamilton.
Another first was Stephen Tayler with his first shutout as a Royal.
Shots 46-18, PP 1-3 and PK 4-4. Our game was not quite as exciting as
the Grey Cup but the right team won and our players like that winning
really wanted the puck tonight and won by a 5-1 score. Daniel Martin
(2), [his line was money tonight] Dave Fedechko, Sean Ritchie and Kevin
Elkow scored our goals. When a team plays this hard the assists are
bigger than the goals and they were earned by Andrew Hamilton, Sean
Ritchie, Dave Fedechko, Daniel Martin, Brett Hamilton, Shane Labelle,
Cam Bush and Glenn Patry. Shots 33-26, PP 1-5 and PK 6-7. These games
are so much fun to be involved in. We had players stepping up and getting
involved the way they should every time we skate together. Lets remember
who we are and why we play hard. All the world wide Royalamaniacs are
proud of us every night but they might have a bigger smile tonight if
they saw the game.
win for Scrappy Doo! as we skate to a 4-2 victory. Craig Dodds got us
going and Tyler Russell (2) [9 seconds after they scored] and Daniel
Martin with the others. Jessie Craig got his first point as a Royal
with an assist, Troy Kneller, Kevin Elkow, Dakota Mercredi, Andrew Hamilton,
Dave Fedechko, Sean Ritchie and Shawn Roppelt. Shots 49-32, PP 0-7 and
PK 1-1. We were a hard team to play against tonight that had a sleepy
middle part of the game. But when the hits and cycling were going look
out. We need to keep pushing the pace of play up and our speed can do
it, lets lead by example and effort.
highway is always a good sign and bringing home two points puts a smile
on everyone's face, we did that with a 7-2 win. If you had a single
digit on your sweater you had a great chance to score a goal as; Jeff
Lesik, Glenn Patry (2), Shane Labelle, Kevin Elkow (2) and Brett Hamilton
(with his first). The goals were assisted by Troy Kneller, Brett Hamilton,
Sean Ritchie (3), Tyler Russell (2), Dakota Mercredi, Shawn Roppelt,
Glenn Patry, Matt Haluschak, Cam Bush and Daniel Martin. Shots 49-28,
PP 2-7 and PK 6-7. It was a sleepy game that didn't have many moments,
unless you got your first goal as a Royal. August 15 1994 was a very
good day at the Henderson house and November 23rd is a sad one, it will
be allot quieter around the house for anyone who visits.
is back from Saskatoon, rested but still sick. Let's start with Friday
night 4-8 out in the Fort. It seems that when we travel we need to forget
things, sometimes it's equipment, sometimes it's heart and effort and
then there are those games when it's all of the above and lets put in
being yappy. The text message updates started out bad and got worse
so let's just park it and learn from it. Goals by Cam Bush, Sean Ritchie,
Kevin Elkow and Jeff Lesik - assists to Kevin Elkow, Tyler Russell,
Dan Skubleny (2) and Sean Ritchie. Shots 42-38, PP 2-7 and PK 5-9 (ya
that's right we let them score 4). OK now on to a better effort 5-2
over the Park. I got there late and was impressed with the scoreboard
and how we were skating, after all I had heard about Friday night (we
will not be a yappy team and we will have a few drills this week to
remind us about this very important point). Tyler Russell (2), Troy
Kneller, Sean Ritchie and Dakota Mercredi scored from Dakota Mercredi,
Matt Haluschak, Brett Hamilton, Cam Bush, Jeff Lesik (2), Craig Dodds
and Tyler Russell. Shots 45-34, PP 1-10 and PK 7-7. Being focus to start
a game and trying to play that way for 60 minutes is a great goal to
have every night. Lets hope that on Sunday November 22 we all remember
that the game is in Wetaskiwin and we remember to bring all our equipment
and our mental focus, maybe we need a drill or two as a reminder.
are continuing our march to our first goal (making the playoffs), with
a 4-3 win last night. Our power play got us going with Tyler Russell
scoring, the Jeff Lesik, Troy Kneller (his 1st) and Sean Ritchie. Assists
went to Jeff Lesik, Jacob Kalinowski, Matt Haluschak, Cam Bush and Kevin
Elkow. Shots 45-30, PP 2-5 and PK 4-5 (it took a couple of late calls
to even up those marbles). Sorry for the late and little up date, that
thrill of winning in OT or a SO is so good, that it also comes with
a bad side, like when you lose 3-4 in a SO. We battled hard, with a
short bench and a lot of heart (we really need to bring all of our equipment
to games). Dave Fedechko, Kevin Elkow and Jeff Lesik all scored from
Andrew Hamilton, Glenn Patry, Brett Hamilton, Jacob Kalinowski (2) and
Kevin Elkow. Shots 27-25, PP 3-8 and PK 3-3. A trip to the north side
is always better when you come home with 2 points and a smile, last
night's 1 point and a chip on our shoulders will have to do. There is
no quit in our team and we play every second hard but most importantly
we are getting better every night (especially when the guys make practice).
was made last night as Mitch Thompson scored his 1st goal as a Royal
in our 7-2 win. Our bench, on ice players and coach's jumped and celebrated
with Mitch just like a game 7 overtime winner. Our other goals came
from Andrew Hamilton, Cam Bush (his 1st as a Royal), Daniel Martin (also
his 1st as a Royal), Jeff Lesik (2) and Dave Fedechko. We passed the
puck very well and some of the assists are accurate and some aren't
but here they are. Cam Bush, Dave Fedechko (2), Jeff Lesik, Glenn Patry
(3), Andrew Hamilton (2), Shawn Roppelt, Sean Ritchie (2), Shane Labelle
and Brett Hamilton. Shots 48-20, PP 4-6 and PK 5-6. Nothing could top
off the night better than seeing our veteran defenceman get that goal
and I know that Royalamaniacs world wide have a smile on their faces
was a ugly drive out into the county to get an ugly win 6-2. This will
never get old - our scoring started with Jeff Lesik (2), then Kevin
Elkow, Dakota Mercredi (2) and Dan Skubleny. The guys setting them up
were Kevin Elkow, Glenn Patry, Tyler Russell (3), Mitch Thompson and
Dakota Mercredi. Shots 42-17, PP 2-10 and PK 10-10. All the penalties
really slowed the game down but it got us away from the woss award.
We need to stand up to the challenge like we did last night, nobody
will slash us and get away with it. At least the curling rink was helpful
got our first shutout of the year 6-0, against the short bench of the
Riggers. Our scoring was started by Jeff Lesik (2) then Andrew Hamilton,
Dave Fedechko, Dakota Mercredi and Craig Dodds finished it. Assisting
the goals were Shane Labelle, Cam Bush, Dave Fedechko, Andrew Hamilton
(2), Daniel Martin (2), Jacob Kalinowski, Jeff Lesik, Shawn Roppelt,
Troy Kneller and Glenn Patry. Shots 61-20, PP 3-9 and PK 4-4. It was
very nice to be back on the winning trail. Congratulations must go out
to young Bradock Belair with his purchase of a ticket on the Schedule
Fridge, now we must find out what he wants to fill it with. We may have
to wait a couple months until he starts to talk.
uninspired play finally caught up with us and we came home with a 3-6
loss. Kevin Elkow, Dave Fedechko and Dakota Mercredi scored from Glenn
Patry (2), Craig Dodds and Kevin Elkow. Shots 28-41, PP 0-5 and PK 4-5.
The only difference between this game and some of our last few was that
when we came back to make it 3-4 our next few great goal scoring chances
missed the net. Lets hope we understand how important playing as a team
and for all 60 minutes is.
is good 7-4 last night. It may not have looked like it at times, but
we did get better and we learned how to win a game by more than one
goal. Jeff Lesik scored 4 goals with the rest to Dakota Mercredi, Kevin
Elkow and Tyler Russell. Passing the puck - Kevin Elkow (2), Cam Bush,
Sean Ritchie (4), Dakota Mercredi (2), Tyler Russell, Craig Dodds and
Glenn Patry (2). Shots 51-30, PP 4-11 and PK 3-5. If anyone knows a
way Cutman can preregister in play school please do something to get
him off that waiting list.
a night that everything, but the kitchen sink, was forgotten, we remembered
to score another late PP goal and take home the win 5-4. We aren't making
anything easy on ourselves with the inconsistent play in our own end,
but enough of the negative. We dug ourselves out of a scoreboard hole
and scored enough goals to win. Scoring those goals were Tyler Russell
(2), Dakota Mercredi, Kevin Elkow and Jeff Lesik. Assisting the goals
Kevin Elkow, Jeff Lesik, Dakota Mercredi (2), Shane Labelle, Sean Ritchie
and Cam Bush. Shots 48-30, PP 1-5 and PK 5-6. It's going to be an interesting
week that has us playing 3 games and as of now no practices. We will
have to continue our learning about Hockey the Royal Way in our dressing
takes a little while for an excited heart to slow down after a close
4-3 win. A van full of Royalamaniacs and a long drive home makes it
easy. We were strong for all 3 periods but just not that smart but we
are getting smarter. Our goal scorers were Jeff Lesik (2), Dakota Mercredi
and Tyler Russell. With assists to Cam Bush (2), Glenn Patry (2), Sean
Ritchie, Andrew Hamilton, Dakota Mercredi and Kevin Elkow. Shots 43-27,
PP 2-5 and PK 5-6. A hard forecheck over comes some mistakes in our
own end and timely shot blocks and goalie saves help put the two points
on our board. We took care of the top line again and took another step
forward as a team. Winning is good.
is always great, but coming from behind, with 3 goals in the final 4:27,
(all power play goals) is chocolate sauce on the top. Jeff Lesik (2)
and Kevin Elkow (2) scored from Shane Labelle, Matt Haluschak, Glenn
Patry (2), Cam Bush (2) and Jeff Lesik (2). Shots 37-21, PP 3-8 and
PK 4-5. We kept plugging away and finally frustrated the north side
guys into a number of penalties and put them in the net. The GFE level
was very high and great to see, you have to be excited and play hard.
When that happens our hands get softer and the scoreboard lights up.
Sales on the 2009-2010 Loaded Schedule Fridge were brisk and a ticket
went north to a non Royalamaniac (we think he is a closet Royalamaniac).
a good thing one of our goals is to get two points, because that is
about all we did in a 6-4 win last night. Playing defense first hockey
is the only way to be successful and it has looked like we have know
idea how to play without the puck. That will change. Playing in his
first game as a Royal, Andrew Hamilton scored 2 goals, Sean Ritchie,
Craig Dodds, Matt Haluschak and Tyler Russell got the others. The assists
went to Sean Ritchie, Jeff Lesik (3), Andrew Hamilton, Dave Fedechko,
Troy Kneller and Kevin Elkow. Shots 35-31, PP 1-7 and PK 2-2. The north
side Royalamaniacs didn't make it out but most of the St. Albert ones
did, we need to show better of ourselves. And we will. If there are
any Royalamaniacs out there that have an extra practice slot they need
to get rid of let me know. With all the ice shortages out there it has
finally hit the Royal.
got back on the winning trail with a 9-5 score. The game had a bunch
of different kind of moments but the good news is that we rewarded ourselves
with goals. Craig Dodds with a hattrick started the scoring, Jeff Lesik
(2), Dakota Mercredi, Sean Ritchie and Tyler Russell (2) ended it. Our
assists went to Daniel Martin (3), Shane Labelle (2), Mitch Thompson,
Kevin Elkow (3), Dakota Mercredi, Tyler Russell (2), Blazye Bruyer (2),
Jeff Lesik, Matt Haluschak, Sean Ritchie and Glenn Patry. Shots 52-28,
PP 2-4 and PK 1-1. We were very strong and fast for long stretches of
the game and then forgot about playing without the puck, and that hurt
us. It was another epic Royals Golf Tourney that included many firsts.
They Tayler boys showed strong by winning and hitting the last shot
of the day. Some guys dressed for the weather and others were making
a fashion statement. It was an odd occurrence that we came home with
so many tee shirts and golf balls... Oh ya there was no one wearing
a kilt this year.
teams who know each other very well played a playoff type game with
the bad guys coming out on top 1-2. We need to shot our chances over
the goal line and not into the goal post. Shawn Roppelt scored his 1st
goal as a Royal assisted by Jeff Humphries. Shots 34-25, PP 0-9 and
PK 6-8. When we play our game at top speed, with the confidence that
it takes we will not be on this end of the scoreboard.
walls came down hard after the first period in our 2-7 loss. Dakota
Mercredi and Craig Dodds scored from Kevin Elkow, Tyler Russell, Dave
Fedechko and Shane Labelle. Shots 34-34, PP 1-8, PK 3-4. It's never
fun getting it handed to you, but we found a couple of ways that we
improved. That and winning, is what we strive for every time we get
together. Practices should be fun this week.
It was a very successful
trip out to Leduc as we skated to a 5-1 victory. Daniel Skubleny got
us on the scoreboard with Sean Ritchie (2), Shane Labelle (his first
as a Royal) and Kevin Elkow scoring the others. Assisting the goals
were Dave Fedechko, Jeff Lesik (2), Matt Haluschak, Sean Ritchie, Dakota
Mercredi, Craig Dodds and Tyler Russell. Shots 39-19, PP 3-6, PK 3-4.
We found a way to keep skating even though the others guys may have
wanted to slow the pace down. By staying focused on the top line we
played Royals Hockey and didn't worry about the other stuff.
We always talk about
playing every second and last night every second counted, it's just
not in a good way as we lose 3-4 to the Fort. The game had lots of everything,
some good and some not as good. But we came through some penalty problems
and got ourselves back in the game. Dakota Mercredi got his 1st goal
as a Royal with Dave Fedechko and Sean Ritchie getting the others. The
assists went to Craig Dodds (2), Sean Ritchie, Jeff Lesik (2) and Shane
Labelle. Shots 36-37, PP 0-8, PK 9-11. The Royalamaniacs were out in
full force and they were looking for the new Royals Schedule Beer Fridge.
That raffle starts next week and will be drawn on October 11th after
the 2nd period of our game.
season started great with a 5-3 win on the north side. The pace was
fast and when we remembered that we needed to hit, the scoreboard took
care of its self. Scoring a hattrick was new Royal Tyler Russell, Daniel
Skubleny (also his first) and Glenn Patry rounded out the scoring. Assists
to Jacob Kalinowski, Glenn Patry (2), Dakota Mercredi (2). Shots 27-35,
PP 3-11, PK 11-13. It's always fun visiting our old friends the Red
Wings and even more fun taking 2 points back to the south side. The
positives far out weighed the negatives on our opening night and it
was a good night for a win. See you on Sunday.
starts tonight! Lets reach our goals.
Corner has been updated without being edited. So you really have to
think about it for the answer to make any sense - most old guys will
played the quick skating, fast paced game that we want to and took care
of the top line with a 6-1 victory. The guys played hard and when we
get smarter our speed is going to be even more fun to watch. Our next
step takes place tonight when we get another chance to improve.
took one more step in becoming the team we want to be with our 1-1 tie
last night. We were a little short on the bench which allowed the guys
some extra ice time and we thought everyone used that to their advantage.
Our scoring hands haven't made it from practice to a game yet but we
are doing the right things to make that happen.
game was very fast but we didn't score enough and lost 2-4. The new
guys played hard and smart and our old guys good at times. We will work
on our consistency and keeping our effort up to the level that we need.
We thought the game was a very good first step and we will remind our
Royals that getting better also means winning games.
line up for Monday's game in Stony Plain 7:30 warm-up 8:00 start. Elkow,
Lesik, Mercredi, Hanna, Kemp, Kneller, Martin, Tyler, Russell, Humphries,
Skubleny, Kalinowski, Thompson, Haluschak, Labelle, Patry, Boothe, Tayler,
Spinks. Practice for those not dressed and all coaches under the age
of 45 will go on as planned. Shinny will be the drill of the night.
SORRY TO THOSE WHO'S NAME I SPELT WRONG, LET ME KNOW.
3 was another improvement on the ice (if you want to call what we tried
to skate on ice). The Royals are looking speedy even on the swimming
pool last night. I will post our line up for Monday nights game on the
2 starts tonight and we are skating in the right direction. A big group
of speedy Royals took to the ice on Monday with old guys trying to keep
up to new guys, except for the ones who had to leave the ice for a little
bit (we don't think a drill was renamed). A very large group of coaches
chased pucks and talked a lot, so everybody was learning.
counting can stop, put your skates on and see you at practice tonight.
You can still do some push ups cause they never hurt. This just in,
there maybe a Coach Russ sighting on the ice.
Royal's road trip came and past without anyone getting hurt. It was
the first time in Royal history that a 11 hour drive didn't have 15
stops, as it is a long way to Smithers. Cody Campbell got married and
what started out as a full van of Royalamaniacs ready to go to a wedding,
slowly but surely turned into 2. To bad for you cause you missed a great
time and it got even better when chatty Kali showed up late Saturday
night. He had been out checking out his trap line Friday night and really
thought there were a few chickens on the line. But he was wrong, did
you know they grow them tall in Smithers, maybe that's why Cody was
always nervous around tall buildings. Whenever you need a guy for golf
just call, I'm sure (unlike some other people) my boss will let me off
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