POLAR BEARS 11 LABATT BLUE TEAM 5
Posted by: Hockey Booster on Mon Feb 19th 2018 1:16am
FEBRUARY 18, 2018
People of good will the world over are concerned about,and working to save, the Polar Bears. When it comes to the Cornerstone Polar Bears hockey team I am sorry to have to report that the same good will does not apply. What with the on-going controversy surrounding this team many are wondering if it is only a matter of time before the league takes action. How many chances will they be given to reform and bring their organization up to league standards ? Many are speaking out saying that the league must place a limit on how much more of the the Bears abuse will be tolerated.
The buzz around the rink is that if some suspensions are not imposed soon it is highly probable that a managerial shake-up will be demanded of the organization, otherwise their participation in the Tournament is in question and their return to the ice for next season will be in doubt. Just consider that none of their players were asked to skate for the USA Olympic Team. I think that is about all that needs to be mentioned from here on out on this issue.
As far as this Sunday nights game goes Labatt gave it a good effort but their woes continue. Gordon in net for Labatt got shelled but despite the lop-sided score Gordon played well giving Labatt a chance to pull even approaching the mid-point of the game. Then the damned Bears went into overdrive and pulled away to a big lead. Final score Bears 11 Labatt 5.
Stars for Labatt: * Old man Litzsinger ( 1 goal, 3 assists) / ** Porod (1 goal) / *** D.Campbell (1 assist.)
Hon. Mention: Lacoursiere ( 2 goals, 2 assists) ; Czachor ( 1 goal, 1 assist.) Pasterski with 1 assist for Labatt.
The Bears defense would not have shot the puck into their own net if Porod & Campbell had not been aggressively fore-checking. So Labatt takes that positive note from this game.
DEAD WINGS 10 LABATT BLUE TEAM 4
Posted by: Hockey Booster on Mon Feb 12th 2018 1:58am
FEBRUARY 11, 2018
Both Labatt and the Wings had several players absent for this game. Labatt missing 7 skaters from a full roster with
just 8 skaters for the game ( 3 on the bench.) The Wings also with just 8 skaters. Making it worse a Labatt player took a hard spill losing his helmet just before or as he hit the ice on his back. The fall caused the player to withdraw from the game with about 20 minutes left to play leaving Labatt with just 2 on the bench for the remaining time.
Labatt managed to stay within striking distance for half the game but then the Wings found a higher gear and pulled away finishing strong as Labatt got fatigued. Final was Wings 10 Labatt 4.
Stars for Labatt: * Duey Campbell back from injury (1 goal, 1 assist) / ** Fischer (1 goal, 3 assists) / *** Jen Langlois-Skoloda ( 1 goal ). Hon. Mention: Porod ( Defensive effort / Game Ironman total minutes played.) Additional Labatt Scoring: LaSage & Pasterski each with 1 assist.
ORANGE CRUSH 8 LABATT BLUE TEAM 5
Posted by: Hockey Booster on Sun Feb 04th 2018 9:05pm
FEBRUARY 04, 2018
This was a close well-played game that could have gone Labatt's way as the Blues had some good scoring chances that they just failed to connect on. Gordon in net for Labatt played a strong game but at the final buzzer Orange Crush had prevailed getting an 8-5 win.
Stars for Labatt: * Czachor (2 goals, 1 assist) / ** Pasterski ( 1 assist & Defensive effort) / *** Porod ( 1 assist & Defensive effort.) Hon. Mention: Gordon (Goaltending); Prunty ( 2 goals.)
Additional Labatt Scoring: Lacoursiere (1 goal, 1 assist); Litzsinger (1 assist.) One of Prunty's goals was disputed by Orange who claimed the shot was a slap-shot. It was a great play by Prunty leaping up to catch a high puck then directing it down to the ice and immediately firing it from top of the circle past the Orange goalie. Rack it. Vandervest for Orange scored a nice goal on a strong rush to the net.
RUSTY BLADES 10 LABATT BLUE TEAM 6
Posted by: Hockey Booster on Mon Jan 29th 2018 12:42am
JANUARY 28, 2018
Labatt was trying to build some positive momentum toward the end of the season but instead were handed another
frustrating loss by the Rusty Blades. Labatt skated with the Blades for about half of the contest keeping it close just one or two goals behind. Then the Blades pulled away to a wider lead and prevailed final score Blades 10 Labatt 6.
Labatt suffered from a familiar ailment of turning the puck over and having trouble clearing the puck out of their defensive zone.
Stars for Labatt: * Lacoursiere ( Hat Trick 3 goals, 2 assists) / ** Prunty ( 1 goal, 1 assist) / *** Price ( 1 goal , 1 assist.) Additional Labatt Scoring: Czachor added ( 1 goal) for Labatt. Carlson (1 assist.)
Gordon in net for Labatt turned away several Blades shots (including a breakaway shot by Paulie "Thunder Lips Jr." Johnson) to give Labatt a chance, but the Blades just produced many more scoring opportunities than did Labatt. Labatt skated hard but had trouble matching the speed of most of the Blades skaters.
LABATT BLUE TEAM 5 BOOZEHOUNDS 5
Posted by: Hockey Booster on Mon Jan 22nd 2018 1:31am
JANUARY 21, 2018
Labatt started strong in this game grabbing a lead and Gordon in net for Labatt shutout the Boozehounds for nearly the first half of the game. The Hounds then began to chip away at the lead. Gordon kept the game close making several big saves including a stop on a breakaway, but the Hounds managed to get a couple of late goals to even the score at 5 - 5. That is how it ended at the buzzer in a tie as Labatt had to settle with a draw.
Stars for Labatt: * Gordon (Goaltending) / ** Lacoursiere (Hat Trick 3 goals, 2 assists) / ***Czachor (1 goal,1 assist.)
Hon. Mention: Price ( 1 goal, 1 assist) & Carlson ( 2 assists and defensive effort.) Both teams had short rosters for the game with just 4 on the bench. It was a hard-skating good effort from both teams on the big ice Rink 3.