April 2012 TNC
Blue Sharks beat TNC White Sharks to win PLC
SPORTS NO BODY CHECKING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS tournament
The TNC Peewee Lightning and Wolverines finish 3rd and 4th
TNC Peewee Hornets win
Burlington Tournament The TNC Peewee Hornets beat in the final the TNC Redhawks to win the Burlington Tournament.
The TNC Bantam Wolverines finish 2nd and the Bantam Sharks finish 3rd with the RedHawks finishing 5th.
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Hockey -LATEST NEWS April 6, 2011
WOLVERINES BECOME THE 1st TNC Hockey CHAMPIONS OF THE BANTAM
The Wolverines finished 2nd last in the Bantam Division but that did not
prevent them from winning the championship. After beating in a sudden death
overtime the Sharks, they had to face the RedHawks who were the best team
in the standings during the regular season. The RedHawks were unbeaten going
to the last third of the season and they seemed to have a way to prevail against
all their opponents. The Hornets were the team that the RedHawks eliminated
in the first round after only 2 games with a total score of 9-1.
The Wolverines were clearly the underdogs and the RedHawks seemed to be the
This game of the series
was probably the best game played in the Bantam Division all year long. The
Wolverines scored first right after the start of the game. The RedHawks came
back and they score a goal to tie the game. It seemed like the game will end
up in a tie but the RedHawks score with 45 sec remaining in the 3rd period.
It seemed like the RedHawks managed to score at the right time to srteal the
win but with 13 sec remaining one of the best players of the RedHawks is sent
to the penalty box. With their net empty the Wolverines put all their players
in the RedHawk zone for the faceoff. RedHawks win the faceoff but can not
clear the zone. The puck comes in front of the net and the Wolverines manage
to score a buzzer beater and tie the game 2-2. What an ending!
This game of the series
was probably the easiest win for the Wolverines in the playoffs. The Wolverines
had no trouble pounding the RedHawks' net and score 6 goals whreas the RedHawks
to score 2. Final score: Wolverines 6 - 2 RedHawks.
This game of the series
proved why attention to the details, will power and a lot of luck are the
main characteristics of the champions. The Wolverines started the game well
and scored first at the beginning of the 2nd period. The RedHawks came back
and they scored 2 before the end of the 2nd period. They added one more in
the 3rd period and that sealed the deal for the game.
Given that the two teams had to play 10min 4v4 sudden death overtime made
everyone nervous. Given the fact that there was more ice to cover the game
seem to be open for both teams. RedHawks seem to have better control and better
chances but did not capitalize.At the mid-point
of the period both teams get penalties and are required to play 3v3 but neither
team manages to score. As the teams come back to full strength the best player
of the Wolverines gets by every opponent and to the top left corner of the
RedHawks goalie to score an amazing goal. Game Over.
Wolverines throw gloves, helmets, sticks on the ice and celebrate a hard fought
win. What an amazing game! The RedHawks are on their blue line sad and a little
upset. The Wolverines is the 1st TNC Hockey team to win the Bantam Championship.
Congratulations to the coaches, organizers, parents and of course the players
for an amazing season.
TNC Hockey started
the season with 8 teams in two divisions. We witnessed a lot of quality and
exciting hockey and the new parents were thrilled to be part of the league.
The ravest reviews came from the players themselves and when playoff time
came they showed all of us why hockey can be the most exciting of team sports.
What an exciting season we had!
The final event
of the TNC Hockey season will take place on Sat April 16 at Forest Hill Arena.
We are celebrating the end of the season with the best of the 3 teams (all
stars) against the champions in each division. We will top up the night with
a skills competion after the games. Here is the schedule and feell free to
attend as admission is free (as usual) to all TNC Hockey events.
- All stars vs Hornets (Peewee Champions)
8:00 p.m. - All stars vs Wolverines (Bantam Champions)
9:00 p.m. - Skills Competition (All TNC players can register to participate)
If you have other
questions, our TNC Hockey League administrator Mary Ann Cattral can be reached at
Bodychecking a leading cause of injury in youth hockey: study (2009)
"We reviewed nine studies from Canada, nine from the U.S. and two from Finland, and the findings from all but one support recommendations that children should play in non-contact hockey leagues until they are at least at the bantam level", said Alison Macpherson, a professor in the School of Kinesiology and Health Science at York.