Timmins in La Sarre on Sunday for two keys games
Posted by: Laurent Gilbert on Thu Feb 15th 2018 11:37pm
The Timmins Northern Allied North Stars are in La Sarre this Sunday for a pair of key regular season games. With only 10 games remaining in the regular season the North Stars currently sit in second place in the Ligue Intercités Hyundai Abitibi-Témiscamingue 4pts ahead of Nordbord with two games in hand. The North Stars are in a tight race with the Val D'Or Foreurs and Nordbord de La Sarre who sit in third and fourth place with only a few points seperating the teams. All three teams are currently chasing the regular season undefeated Amos Forrestiers. Timmins and La Sarre split the first regular season meeting earlier in the season with Timmins taking the first game 5-0 and La Sarre taking game two 4-3. Timmins defeated La Sarre this past weekend in tournament play by a score of 4-2. Updates will be available throughout the games on our facebook page. Go North Stars!
Montreal vs Toronto Hockey ticket draw set for Monday at 6pm on Facebook live!
Posted by: Laurent Gilbert on Thu Feb 15th 2018 11:01pm
Family day is draw day! The Northern Allied Major Atom AA North Stars will be drawing the lucky winner of the Maple Leafs vs Canadiens hockey tickets and the $1000 spending.
Join us on our Facebook page (click the facebook symbol at the top of the page) for our Facebook live draw this Monday at 6pm. We will be drawing the ticket live at Boston Pizza or come down to Boston Pizza and join our team for supper. Good luck to everyone and on behalf of our players, coaching staff and parents we want to thank Boston Pizza and Mr Torchia for supporting our kids this season and thank everyone who purchased a ticket. #goodluck!
Quebec provincial rankings have our North Stars in 2nd
Posted by: Laurent Gilbert on Wed Feb 14th 2018 12:10am
The latest release of the Quebec provincial rankings have the Timmins Northern Allied Steel Supply Major Atom AA North Stars ranked 2nd out of 139 teams. With Timmins competing in the Ligue Intercites Abitibi/Temiscamingue this season this allows the North Stars to be included in the Quebec rankings.
For more on the league and rankings click below.
Quebec Provincial Rankings
North Stars win the 52nd annual Tournoi National Atome Kiwanis in Val D'Or, Qc
Posted by: Laurent Gilbert on Mon Feb 12th 2018 12:36am
The Timmins Northern Allied Steel Service North Stars entered the 52 Annual "Tournoi National Atome Kiwanis" placed in a tough draw alongside the #4 ranked Atom AA Team in all of Quebec the Amos Forestiers boasting an incredible record of 36-1 on the season heading into the tournament, as well as the host Val D'Or Foreurs, and Nordbord de LaSarre.
In Game one Timmins defeated Nordbord de LaSarre by a score of 4-2. Nordbord gets off to a 1-0 lead in the first period. Mathieu Charette opened the scoring for Timmins in the second period to tie the game at one a piece. Timmins takes the lead with a goal from Tyson Scott in the second period. The North Stars add to the lead in the third with a goal from Mavrick Boucher to make it 3-1. Nordbord makes is 3-2 in the third and 24 seconds later Tyson Scott scores his second of the game to earn the games first star and lead his Timmins North Stars to a 4-2 victory. Billy Field earned the win in net for the North Stars. Timmins picked up an uncharacteristic 6 penalties in this game which meant they would lose a critical "Franc Jeu" point in the standings forcing them to win their next two games to move on to the semi-finals.
In Game two Timmins defeated the hosts Foreurs de Val D'Or 3-1. Ian Lachance stepped up in a huge way lifting his team to victory recording a hat trick in this game and earning the games first star. Alex Hall would get the win in net for the North Stars. With the win Timmins would need a victory against the Amos Forestiers to advance.
The Juggernaut Amos Forestiers seemed to be the team to beat in the tournament boasting a 36-1 record. The North Stars however were not intimidated having been in this position before defeating some of Ontario's best teams in previous tournaments. Timmins would rely on this experience heading into this game and in the first period Brant Romaniuk would explode with two goals to give the North Stars an early 2-0 lead. Ryan Koski scores a goal in the second and its 3-0 Timmins. Amos scores a goal to make it 3-1 before Tyson Scott gives the team a three goal lead. Amos would score before the end of the second to make it 4-2. Jakob Drobny would add the lone goal in the third period on route to a 5-2 victory for the North Stars. Billy field earns the win in net. The North Stars advance to the tournament semi-finals on Sunday morning.
In the semis Timmins would face a much improved Maison Champoux team from Ville Marie. Timmins leads 1-0 after the first period with a goal from Jakob Drobny. In the second period Timmins would add two more from Brant Romaniuk and Ryan Koski for the 3-0 lead. Two more goals early in the third from Mathieu Charette and Teegan Bertrand gives Timmins a 5-0 lead before Maison Champoux gets on the board. Mavrick Boucher would add a goal late in the third to secure the 6-1 Timmins win. Alex Hall earns the win in net. With this win the North Stars advance to the tournament championship game with a re-match against Amos.
A much different game this time around as both teams would play very defensively and both goalies are making critical saves throughout the game. Billy Field looked spectacular throughout the game flashing glove save after glove save. It is scoreless through the first two periods and everyone knew heading into the third period the first team to make a mistake would likely lose this game. That mistake occurred at the 11:00 minute mark of the third period as Ian Lachance scores shorthanded for Timmins to give them a 1-0 lead with 4 minutes remaining in the game. Timmins strong defensive play throughout the game would seal the victory and earn their second tournament championship of the season for the North Stars. Credit to the Timmins defence core of Ashton, Logan, Connor, Nico, Jenna and Braeden for holding a team that averages 6.35 goals per game in the regular season to zero goals in the tournament championship game. The team allowed only 6 goals against in 5 tournament games. Your names may not always be found on the score sheet or be heard over the P.A. system but your play speaks for itself.
Congratulations to Alex Hall and Billy Field for earning the best goaltending duo in the tournament. Congrats to Ashton Morin who also earned the tournament's best defenceman award. To the amazing coaching staff Paul Drobny, Pete Lachance, Jason Bertrand, Jeff White, Perry Charette and Jeff Koski, your hard work, dedication and experience has gone a long way in preparing this team to achieve such amazing results so far this season. Thank you to all the parents for cheering so loudly this weekend from the Mom's in the jerseys and the dads cheering loudly. But most importantly to our amazing kids who continue to inspire us every game!
2017-2018 Timmins Atom AA North Stars
Posted by: Laurent Gilbert on Tue Jan 30th 2018 10:11pm
Official Team Picture Day