April 1, 2009 Parents vs Players Game Wednesday April Fools Day at APM at 5:20PM
Wednesday April 1 at 5:20 - 6:20PM at APM!
Bring your gear and take on the boys! The kids and parents should try to bring a dark and a light jersey if possible so we can color coordinate the teams.
Afterwards, there will be pizza, drinks and cake in the NRMHA Sports Office. We will also be handing out the plaques and additional pictures if you ordered them.
Please return the boys' jerseys, cleaned, sponsor and name bars removed, and on hangers.
March 15, 2009 Playoff Game vs Evangeline Flyers at Evangeline Sunday, March 15 at 5:30PM
Peewee A Provincial Championships - Semi-Final Game This semi-final game of the Provincial Championships was a rematch of the first game of the tournament. The Flyers were the first to get on the scoreboard late in the first period. Jacob Stewart responded for the Flames eleven seconds later. The Flyers added two more in the second period and the teams started the third period with the Flyers up by two.
Colin Gamster scored early in the third and Jacob added the equalizer two minutes and forty one seconds later. The Flyers pressed and scored their eventual game winning goal with about seven-and-a-half minutes remaining in the game. The Flames battled hard but could not even the score in this 4 - 3 loss that eliminated the Flames from the playoff tournament.
Ben Taylor-Melanson played a standup game in nets and Jacob Stewart was awarded the Player Of The Game.
March 14, 2009 Playoff Game vs North River #3 at Evangeline Saturday, March 14 at 3:15PM
Peewee A Provincial Championships - Game 3 The Prince Edward Island Peewee hockey fans were treated to some exciting entertainment at this last game of the round robin portion of the Provincial Championships. Both Flames teams were playing for the honour of first place standing over all to be awarded to the winner of the game.
The first period was an end to end battle with the Flames #2 out shooting the Flames #3 and neither team scoring. The second period was just as exciting and each team traded goals. The third period was another scoreless effort as both goalies played exceptional games.
The game was so exciting that many players on the Flames #2 could not believe the game was over when the final buzzer rang.
Hunter MacDonald scored the only Flames #2 goal and was rewarded with the Player Of The Game honour. Josh Jay stopped many skillfull assaults on his net to earn the tie for his team.
March 14, 2009 Playoff Game vs Belfast Sabres at Evangeline Saturday, March 14 at 10:15AM
Peewee A Provincial Championships - Game 2 Colin Gamester had another excellent game scoring three goals. Dakota Murray, Jordan MacLennan and Dan Maclachlan each added goals and Ben Taylor-Melanson turned out a solid performance defending the net. Dakota Murray was presented with the Player Of The Game award for his efforts.
The Flames moved one game closer to capturing the Provincial Championship Banner with this 6 - 3 victory over the Belfast Sabres
March 13, 2009 Playoff Game vs Evangeline Flyers at Evangeline Friday, March 13 at 12:30PM
Peewee A Provincial Championships - Game 1 The Flames, led by their Captain Colin Gamester, scorched the host team Evangeline Flyers. Colin dominated this game by shutting down many Flyers' offensive attacks and setting up numerous scoring opportunities for the Flames. He scored four of the Flames' five goals in this 5 - 3 victory.
Colin was awarded with the Player Of The Game honour. Josh Jay successfully defended the pipes for the opening game of the 2009 Provincial Championship Playoffs.
March 11, 2009 League Game vs Sherwood #3 at APM Centre Wednesday, March 11 at 6:20PM
It was a dark and stormy night but the Flames burned bright as they dominated the Sherwood Snipers.
Andrew McInnis got a variation of a Gordie Howe hat trick and Ben Taylor-Melanson earned his ninth shutout of the season for the victory.
This was the final regular season game for the Flames. They won three tournaments this season and finished in first place for their division with a 24 - 3 - 1 record.
March 7, 2009 League Game vs North River #3 at APM Saturday, March 7 at 6:30PM
The Flames #2 and Flames #3 are the two Central Division teams to be going to the upcoming Provincial Championship and tonight's game would determine the first place team. If the Flames #2 were to tie or win then they could seal up their first place standing. If the Flames #3 were to win then they could keep their first place chances alive.
The Flames #3 jumped to an early lead in the game just one minute and eighteen seconds into the game. They scored the second goal of the game when there was about two minutes remaining in the second period. The Flames #2 finally responded with their first goal twenty seven seconds later.
The Flames #2 scored the equalizer twenty nine seconds into the third period and then the two teams battled from one end of the rink to the other trying to get the go-ahead-goal but both goalies shut the door on the numerous offensive attacks. This was a story book ending for the Flames #2 as the two top teams battling for top place going into the Provincial Championship Tournament finished their last game against each other with a tie score.
Dakota Murray played the game of his life and Josh Jay made many great saves in this 2 - 2 game.
March 6, 2009 League Game vs Rustico at Rustico Friday, March 6 at 6:10PM
Zach Allen played a strong game on defense as he returned from his New England vacation. He supported his forwards by holding the blueline and shut the North Stars offense down all over the ice.
Colin Gamester scored two, Ryan Main and Alex Clarkin each notched one and Ben Taylor-Melanson stopped many shots in this 4 - 2 victory over the North Stars.
March 1, 2009 League Game vs Rustico at Rustico Sunday, March 1 at 3:10PM
This was the most exciting come-from-behind victory for the Flames this season. The Flames and the North Stars played hard and traded goals in the first period. The second period was scoreless.
The Flames got into penalty trouble halfway through the third and the North Stars capitalized on the 5 on 3 to get their go-ahead goal. The Flames had to continue to play short handed for another minute and a half but when they were back to full strength, they poured on the pressure. They were rewarded with the equalizer with only two minutes and thirty-three seconds remaining in the game. Colin Gamester scored the go-ahead goal 52 seconds later on an pretty pass from Jordan MacLennan from behind the net. Brandon Bond who really shined this game as he used his speed to pressure the defenders scored the assurance goal 48 seconds after that.
Josh Jay played a solid game in nets for the 4 - 2 victory.
February 28, 2009 League Game vs Sherwood #2 at APM Saturday, February 28 at 6:30PM
Alex Clarkin played a great game tonight as he effortlessly transitioned from his usual defense position to play center. He skated hard every second of every shift, played tough and created many opportunities which he converted once into a goal.
Dakota Murray played a standup game in unfamiliar territory as he moved to defense to cover the vacant position that is usually filled by Zach Allen.
Ben Taylor-Melanson recorded his eighth shutout of the season.
February 23, 2009 League Game vs North River #1 at APM Monday, February 23 at 6:30PM
No matter what the outcome, the North River fans could be assured that the Flames would win tonight (groan).
And that's what happened... North River Flames #2 won the game over North River Flames #1 by a score of 4 - 1.
February 21, 2009 Tournament Game vs Cole Harbour Wings at Bedeque Sat, Feb 21 at 3:00PM
Summerside PEI Police Association A Tournament - Game 3 This was an important game for the Flames to keep their tournament hopes alive. The tournament experienced Flames mounted many coordinated attacks and the Wings demonstrated why they are the top team in their league by shutting them all down.
Ben Taylor-Melanson stopped many shots and was rewarded with the player of the game prize in this 3 - 0 loss.
February 21, 2009 Tourn Game vs Eastern Shore Mariners at CU Arena Sat, Feb 21 at 11:40AM
Summerside PEI Police Association A Tournament - Game 2 Another close game. The Flames and the Mariners battled hard all over the ice and there were many exciting opportunities. Both team's defense and goalies kept the score close. The Mariners put the puck in the back of the Flames net one time in each period and the Flames scored once in the second.
Josh Jay played an excellent game in nets and Colin Gamester was awarded the player of the game prize.
The Mariners eventually won the tournament with a 3 - 2 victory over the Cole Harbour Wings in the championship game.
February 20, 2009 Tourn Game vs Halifax Hawks at CU Place Ice Pad Fri, Feb 20 at 12:30PM
Dakota Murray jumped on a rebound during a scramble in front of the Hawks net and gave the Flames the first lead of the game early in the first period. The Hawks tied it up three minutes later and the first period ended in a tie game. The Hawks scored one unanswered goal in the second and started the third period with a 2 - 1 lead.
Both Zach Allen and Jordan MacLennan scored short handed goals within 25 seconds of each other and the Flames went on to win the game 3 - 2.
Ben Taylor-Melanson played very well in nets and Jordan MacLennan was awarded the player of the game prize.
Coach Main is quoted as saying: "...Another very exciting game; incredible effort everyone... ...Great game guys, get a good night's sleep and we'll see you tomorrow."
February 15, 2009 Exhibition Game vs Pownal #1 at APM Centre Sunday, February 15 at 3:50PM
An excellent hockey game. The Flames were looking to avenge a 3 - 2 loss the last time these two collided and they knew it would not be an easy battle. Sportmanship was the name of the game as both teams played hard and with respect for each other.
This was an end to end battle. Shots on net were 15 - 14 and the game ended with a 1 goal difference. The first period ended 2 - 1 in favor of the hometown favorites. The second period saw each team score one more goal and the third period was more of the same.
At the final buzzer, the Flames scorched the Red Devils and came out on top of this 4 - 3 game. The Flames look forward to a rematch with the Pownal Red Devils #1.
We will be donating the 50 / 50 proceeds from tonight's game to the Murphy Family who lost their home on Lacardy Drive in Cornwall to a fire last Saturday. There was also a collection box for anyone who wanted to make a donation to the family.
February 14, 2009 League Game vs Sherwood #1 at APM Centre Saturday, Feb 14 at 6:30PM
We will be donating the 50 / 50 proceeds from tonight's and Sunday's game to the Murphy Family who lost their home on Lacardy Drive in Cornwall to a fire last Saturday. There was also a collection box for anyone who wanted to make a donation to the family.
February 11, 2009 League Game vs Sherwood #1 at CARI A Wednesday, February 11 at 6:30PM
February 8, 2009 Alberton Championship vs Evangeline at Alberton Sunday, Feb 8 at 3:00PM
2008 - 09 NRMHA Peewee A Flames #2 2009 Alberton Memorial Peewee Hockey Classic Tournament Champions
The Flames brought a firestorm to Alberton and claimed the tournament championship banner. They burned the Flyers in an exciting, close championship game.
The first period ended with the Flames up by one. The teams battled to a scoreless second period and the Flames scored one in the third to win the game with a 3 - 1 score.
Colin Gamester was awarded the MVP, Jordan MacLennan was awarded the Most Sportsmanlike and Josh Jay turned away many Flyers` scoring attempts in this 3 - 1 victory over the Evangeline Flyers.
In a ceremony before the game, Ryan Main was presented with a trophy for the Tournament MVP and Jacob Stewart was presented with a trophy as the tournament Top Forward. Ryan and Jacob were selected for these awards by senior hockey people from the Alberton community who attended the tournament games and voted for their choices.
February 8, 2009 Video From The Alberton Memorial Peewee Hockey Classic Tournament
February 8, 2009 Tournament Semi-Final vs Alberton at Alberton Sunday, February 8 at 8:00AM
The Flames controlled the puck for most of the game and quashed the hometown Regal`s quest for the tournament championship banner. They scored the first goal late in the first period, 2 goals in the second and 1 in the third.
Hunter MacDonald was awarded the MVP, Dan Maclachlan was awarded the Most Sportsmanlike and Ben Taylor-Melanson stood on his head to defend the net for a shutout in this 4 - 0 victory over the Alberton Regals.
February 7, 2009 Tournament Game vs Evangeline at Alberton Saturday, Feb 7 at 11:30AM
Alberton Memorial Peewee Hockey Classic - Game 3 Ryan Main was awarded the MVP, Dakota Murray was awarded the Most Sportsmanlike and Josh Jay defended the pipes in this 7 - 1 victory over the Evangeline Flyers.
The Flames finished the round robin portion of the tournament as the first place team overall with three wins and +/- of 15. The playoffs start Sunday, February 8 with the 8:00AM semi-final game against the Alberton Regals. The winner of that game will go to the championship later in the same day at 3:00PM.
February 6, 2009 Tournament Game vs Tyne Valley at O`Leary Friday, Feb 6 at 2:30PM
Alberton Memorial Peewee Hockey Classic - Game 2 This was the first matchup of the season for these two teams. The Flames jumped to a fast lead in the game netting 5 goals in the first period. The Tornadoes regrouped and tightened up the game and the scoreboard showed only one more goal for each team during the rest of the game.
Zach Allen was awarded the MVP, Brandon Bond was awarded the Most Sportsmanlike and Ben Taylor-Melanson defended the net in this 6 - 1 victory over the Tyne Valley Tornadoes.
February 6, 2009 Tournament Game vs Charlottetown at Alberton Friday, Feb 6 at 11:30AM
Alberton Memorial Peewee Hockey Classic - Game 1 This was team Captain Colin Gamester`s first game with his squad since his ankle injury in January. He was excited to jump back into gameplay and the team played so smoothly, you would not know he had been away for numerous games.
The Flames really enjoyed playing the Abbies because even though it was a come from-behind-battle for the Charlottetown team, the whole match felt like a close game. The Abbies never gave up and the players cool heads paid off in a good time for both teams.
Danny MacKinnon was awarded the MVP, Alex Clarkin was awarded the Most Sportsmanlike and Josh Jay made many talented saves as the netminder in this 4 - 0 victory over the Charlottetown Abbies.
February 1, 2009 League Game vs Sherwood #2 at CARI A Sunday, February 1 at 4:00PM
Alex Clarkin scored a beauty and Hunter MacDonald scored his first Peewee goal tonight!
January 31, 2009 League Game vs Southside at APM Saturday, January 31 at 6:30PM
The first period was a 0 - 0 draw. The Flames scored two unanswered goals in the second and three more in the third to win 5 - 0.
The whole team put in a solid performance. Ben Taylor-Melanson defended the net for the shut out and Hunter MacDonald had an exceptional game tonight on right wing. He battled fiercly for the puck at both ends of the ice and was invloved in many scoring opportunities. Alex Clarkin was strong with the puck as a left winger and he nailed the post with a slap shot from 30 feet out.
January 30, 2009 League Game vs North River #3 at APM Friday, January 30 at 6:20PM
If you were not at the APM Centre on this evening, you missed an exciting game to be sure. The hockey fans were treated to a very entertaining event as these 2 hometown rivals played their 3rd of 4 regular season matchups.
First Period: It took just over one minute for the hometeam Flames #3 to intercept a Flames #2 clearing attempt and convert it into the first goal of the game. The Flames #2 responded 40 seconds later when Ryan and Dakota pressured and ultimately setup Jacob who buried the loose puck for the equalizer. The Flames #3 scored again four minutes later. The Flames #2 responded about two-and-half minutes after that, when Ryan picked up a juicy rebound from Andrew's point shot and put it away before the defenders could get back into position.
Second Period: The Flames #3 scored two unanswered goals and the teams went into the third with a 4 - 2 score.
Third Period: The Flames #2 had no choice but to have an exceptional third period in order to pull out the win. Everyone came together and made it happen. Josh turned himself into a wall in front of the net. Alex, Andrew, Hunter and Zach held the opponents' blueline and the forwards got the goals. Ryan got two goals assisted by Jacob and Brandon and Jacob got one assisted by Zach to go up 5 - 4.
As the game was drawing to a close, the Flames #3 pressured for an equlaizer and eventually pulled their goalie in favor of the extra attacker. The Flames #2 missed by inches on a long shot at the open net and that caused an icing call and a faceoff in their own end. The Flames #2 gained control after the faceoff and Jordan connected with the second long shot attempt at the open net. The Flames #3 put their goalie back in position with only 35 seconds left in the game and Ryan skated straight to their net after the faceoff at centre ice. Brandon drew the defenders wide of the net and provided the sweet pass that Ryan converted into his 4th goal (and 5th point) of the night.
The Flames #2 were victorious over the Flames #3 for the first time this season with a 7 - 4 score.
January 25, 2009 Pownal Championship vs Sherwood #1 at Stadium Sunday, Jan 25 at 6:45PM
2008 - 09 NRMHA Peewee A Flames #2 2009 Pownal Sports Centre A Hockey Tournament Champions
The Flames decided to dedicate their effort to Colin Gamester their team captain who recently broke his foot and was not able to play in this weekend tournament. Colin would not be disappointed.
Dan Maclachlan scored the first goal of the game and the first goal of his hockey career early in the first period and the Flames never looked back. They attacked the Sherwood Sharp Shooters goalie from all angles and closed out the first period with a 4 - 0 score. The Flames pressure incremented during the second period and they scored two more unanswered goals.
The Sharp Shooters recharged and regrouped during intermission and opened the scoring in the third period. The Flames responded with a goal two minutes later, The Sharp Shooters scored one more time and the game ended with a 7 - 2 score. The Flames earned their second tournament championship banner of the season.
Josh Jay defended the pipes for the win and Jacob Stewart played another excellent game that included scoring three goals. Jacob was awarded with the first star of the game and he shared the prize with Dan who played a game that he will never forget.
January 25, 2009 Video From The Pownal A Tournament Championship Game
January 25, 2009 Pictures From The Pownal A Championship Game
January 25, 2009 Tournament Semi-Final vs Morell at Pownal Arena Sun, Jan 25 at 1:40PM
The Flames and the Morell Mustangs battled to a 1 - 1 tie for the first period. The Flames continued to apply pressure into the second and the Mustangs gave up three goals to go intermission with a 4 - 1 score.
The Flames scored two more in the third period to close out the game with a 6 - 1 victory and an express ticket to play in the tournament championship game later in the day.
Ben Taylor-Melanson shut the door on many Mustangs' plays and Jacob Stewart put forth an excellent effort including scoring two goals and was awarded with the first star of the game.
January 24, 2009 Tournament Game vs Sherwood #3 at Pownal Stadium Sat, Jan 24 at 9:50AM
Pownal A Hockey Tournament - Game 3 What a game!!! The last time these two teams met up in a tournament, the Flames came out on top of a close game with a 7 - 6 victory. This game was just as exciting.
The Sherwood Snipers scored early in the game and the Flames battled back with an equalizer about half way through the first period.
The second period was more of the same as the Snipers went ahead by a goal, and the Flames tied it up seven minutes later. The teams went to their dressing rooms for intermission tied at 2.
The third period was another close battle that twice saw the Snipers go ahead and the Flames respond with an equalizer to end the game with a 4 - 4 tie.
The whole Flames squad played a very good game. Josh was superb in nets and Jordan MacLennan scored two goals and was awarded with the first star of the game.
January 23, 2009 Tournament Game vs Pownal #3 at Pownal Stadium Fri, Jan 23 at 1:20PM
Pownal A Hockey Tournament - Game 2 The Flames launched a balanced attack on the tournament host team scoring 2 goals per period in this 6 - 3 victory. Ben made many great saves and goals were scored by Ryan, Jordan, Dakota, Brandon and Danny.
Ryan Main scored two goals and assisted another and was presented with the first star of the game award.
January 23, 2009 Tournament Game vs Belfast Sabres at Pownal Arena Fri, Jan 23 at 10:10AM
Pownal A Hockey Tournament - Game 1 The Flames moved the puck around with confidence during the first period. Jacob Stewart and Jordan MacLennan scored the only goals to put the Flames up 2 - 0.
The second period saw the goal light shine 3 more times - Ryan Main scored for the Flames and the Sabres responded with two goals. The teams went to intermission with the Flames on the happy side of the 3 - 2 score.
The third period was about 14 exciting minutes that included a Sabres penalty shot and the Flames missing an open net by inches but the score remained unchanged. Flames goalie Josh Jay was named the first star of the game in their 3 - 2 victory to start their run in The 2009 Pownal A Hockey Tournament.
January 17, 2009 League Game vs Sherwood #3 at APM Saturday, January 17 at 6:30PM
The Flames rewarded their hometown fans with a close and exciting matchup. They controlled the puck for most of the first period but could not get a goal. The Sherwood Snipers scored on an end to end rush to get the first lead of the game.
It was more of the same for the second period and the Flames were rewarded with two goals to gain the lead. They made the score 3 - 1 around the halfway mark of the third period and the Snipers responded with another goal.
The score remained close until Brandon Bond scored the assurance goal with only one minute remaining and then Dakota Murray sealed the game with another goal 10 seconds later.
Ryan Main notched four points and Ben Taylor-Melanson played an excellent game as goalie in this 5 - 2 victory.
January 10, 2009 League Game vs North River #1 at APM Saturday, January 10 at 6:30PM
Four different Flames #2 players scored in this 4 - 1 victory.
January 10, 2009 League Game vs Southside at Crapaud Saturday, January 10 at 11:30AM
Ben Taylor-Melanson recorded another shutout in this 8 - 0 victory over the hometown Southside Lynx.
January 3, 2009 League Game vs Sherwood #2 at APM Saturday, January 3 at 6:30PM
Josh Jay earned another shutout in this 6 - 0 victory in the Flames home rink.
January 2, 2009 League Game vs Rustico at Rustico Friday, January 2 at 6:10PM
Colin Gamester got a hat trick and Ben Taylor-Melanson recorded another shutout in this 5 - 0 victory over the hometown North Stars.
December 28, 2008 GTHC Championship vs Sherwood #1 at CARI A Sundav, Dec 28 at 7:45PM
The Flames played very hard during the George Trainor Holiday Classic and they were honored to play against the hometown Sherwood Sharp Shooters in the championship game. This was their second matchup of the tournament and Sherwood proved that they were not willing to give up the title without a battle.
During some pregame banter among the Flames' players, Danny MacKinnon and Jacob Stewart mused that Dan would score the Flames' first goal and Jacob would score the game winner.
It was late in the first period just as the Flames penalty ended that Jordan MacLennan gained control of the puck in his own end and he spotted Danny MacKinnon stepping onto the ice. Jordan forwarded the puck to Danny who jumped past the two Sherwood defenders and surprised their goalie with a quick wrist shot to score the first goal of the game.
The second goal of the game was scored at the middle of the second period when a Sherwood defender holding the Flames' blueline dumped the puck into a group of players in front of the Flames' net. Josh could not track the incoming puck through all the traffic and it rolled by him into his net. The teams went back to their dressing rooms for intermission with the game tied at one.
The third period was an exciting example of a hockey game as both teams pressured to score. About four minutes into the period, Jacob Stewart fought for the puck in the corner and brought it to the net where he faked a shot to the left and buried the puck in the open right side. Both teams continued to battle for another goal and the goalies shut the door on their efforts many times. Danny and Jacob's forerunner came to be reality as the Flames claimed the tournament championship with a 2 - 1 victory.
December 28, 2008 Video From The GTHC Championship Game
December 28, 2008 Pictures From The GTHC Championship Game
December 28, 2008 Tournament Semi-Final vs Sherwood #2 at CARI B Sunday, Dec 28 at 3:00PM
The Flames 3 - 0 record in the tournament round robin was strong enough to bring them from the group of 12 teams to the final 4 for this semi-final game. As a testament to the depth of their team, seven different Flames players scored in this 8 - 2 victory over the Sherwood Gladiators.
December 28, 2008 Tournament Game vs Sherwood #1 at Cody Banks Sunday, Dec 28 at 10:30AM
The Flames played a well executed game to earn their third straight tournament victory with a 6 - 2 win over the Sherwood Sharp Shooters.
December 27, 2008 Tournament Game vs Sherwood #3 at CARI A Saturday, Dec 27 at 6:00PM
This was the most exciting game for the Flames so far this season. They spotted the Sherwood Snipers four goals by the middle of the second period before they started giving their loyal fans something to cheer about. The score was 4 - 3 for Sherwood after two periods and 7 - 6 for the Flames at the final buzzer. The whole team played hard and Jacob Stewart dominated the game, scoring three goals and assisting two others.
To add to the excitement of this matchup, Sherwood was never intimidated by the Flames' pressure as they scored their first go-ahead goal. Sherwood's response was to escalate the intensity of the game by scoring an equalizer in the middle of the third period but the Flames would not be denied and battled to earn another go-ahead goal. The goal deficit inspired Sherwood to press for another equalizer so the Flames responded with their seventh and game winning goal with just over two minutes left in the game.
Coach Main is pleased with the maturity displayed by his team as they battled from a four goal deficit to close out the match with a one goal victory and earn their second straight win in the George Trainor Holiday Classic.
December 27, 2008 Tournament Game vs Charlottetown #2 at CARI B Saturday, Dec 27 at 12:30PM
The Flames dominated the play in this game but were rewarded on the scoreboard only one time when team Captain, Colin Gamester single handedly outplayed three defenders and Charlottetown's goalie to score the only goal in this 1 - 0 game. Josh Jay successfully defended the pipes with his new goalie stick and earned his fourth shutout of the season.
December 20, 2008 League Game vs Southside at APM Saturday, December 20 at 6:30PM
The goalies split their duties to share their third shutout in a row. Andrew MacInnis continued to impress with a nice balance of head manning the puck and applying offensive pressure to pick up 3 assists on the game sheet.
Special thanks to Sabrina for coordinating the season's fundraising which wrapped up tonight with a bake sale and presentation of the scratch ticket lotto tree at the game followed by the hockey mom's party at Jennifer's house.
December 17, 2008 League Game vs Sherwood #1 at CARI A Wednesday, December 17 at 6:30PM
Flames #2 burned the Sherwood Sharp Shooters in this fiercly battled game. The Flames scored one goal in the first and two in the second period. Josh and Ben split the goaltending duties and both made many great saves to share the shutout for the 3 - 0 game.
Coach Main is excited to watch his squad effortlessly transferring their team strategies that they have been working on in their training sessions into their real games: - This game had numerous plays that started with beautiful passes at both ends of the rink and created many scoring opportunities. - The defense were automatically backing each other up whenever one comitted to holding the offensive blueline - The forwards were covering the defenses' position whenever they were involved in an offensive rush - The forwards were pressuring the opposition at both ends of the ice forcing them to lose control in their own end and shutting down their offensive attacks by pressuring them on their heels and blocking their path to the net at the same time before they even get a chance to think about beating the goalie.
December 14, 2008 League Game vs North River #1 at APM Sunday, December 14 at 5:00PM
Ben Taylor-Melanson recorded his first shut out of the season!
December 13, 2008 League Game vs Sherwood #3 at CARI A Saturday, December 13 at 1:30PM
Ryan Main scored 3 goals in this 8 - 4 victory over the crosstown rivals - Sherwood Snipers.
December 13, 2008 League Game vs North River #3 at APM Saturday, December 13 at 6:30PM
Coach Main is impressed with his team's effort in this 4 - 2 loss. The player's optimisim and consistency under the Flames #3 unrelentless pressure is just what he wants to see.
The tighter score in this second-of-four regular season matchups proves that the focus on teamwork that he has been incorporating into his recent practices is starting to pay off with improved team play for the Flames.
December 7, 2008 Exhibition Game vs Pownal #1 at Pownal Arena Sunday, Dec 7 at 12:30PM
Pownal Red Devils #1 were the winners of this 3 - 2 game in their home arena. They hit hard and fast from the first drop of the puck and the Flames battled to a 0 - 0 first period. Pownal continued to pressure and while both teams had many opportunities, only Pownal lit up the score board with 2 goals. During the third, Coach Main convinced his team to combat Pownals' double teaming style by feeding their open man. The Flames' efforts were rewarded with 2 goals but it was not enough to earn a victory for this exciting game.
December 6, 2008 League Game vs Sherwood #1 at APM Saturday, December 6 at 6:30PM
The APM Centre was full of excitement as the Flames scorched the Sherwood Sharp Shooters in this highly anticipated first regular season matchup between the two opponents. Sherwood shot into the game with a lot of energy and put the pressure on from the first drop of the puck. The Flames responded by shutting their opponents down with their impressive zone coverage and applied their own pressure in the offensive zone. Jordan MacLennan played an exceptional game, working very hard, forcing turnovers at both ends of the rink and scoring two goals in this 5 - 1 victory.
November 29, 2008 League Game vs North River #1 at APM Saturday, November 29 6:30PM
Colin Gamester scored 3 goals in this 6 - 2 victory over the hometown rivals - Flames #1.
November 28, 2008 League Game vs North River #3 at APM Friday, Nov 28 at 6:20PM
Flames goalie Josh Jay put in an excellent performance in this exciting, end to end game that ended in a loss to Flames #3. This hard hitting game was a come from behind struggle for the Flames #2 as they never held the lead but they always had potential until the 2:41 mark of the third when Flames #3 got their insurance goal.
November 22, 2008 League Game vs Rustico North Stars at APM Saturday, Nov 22 at 6:30PM
Dakota Murray scored the first goal of his minor hockey career, assisted the Flames' second goal of the game, scored the second goal of his career and assisted the Flames' fourth goal as a major player in this 8 - 3 victory.
November 16, 2008 League Game vs Sherwood #2 in Crapaud Sun, Nov 16 at 11:00AM
The Flames scored in the opening 18 seconds and closed out the game posting an 11 - 1 victory against the Sherwood Gladiators.
November 15, 2008 League Game vs Sherwood #3 at APM Saturday, November 15 at 6:30PM
The Flames executed a 36 minute attack on the Sherwood Snipers' goalie and they were denied many times. The scoreboard shows a close game where both teams shared the lead. The Flames scored the first goal of the game and the Snipers responded with 2 to end the first period 2 - 1. The Flames tied up the game with the only goal of the second and they earned their two points for the win by netting two more in the final period. To keep the fans interested until the end, Sherwood pulled their goalie and with 32 seconds left in the game and they sniped the top shelf with a quick one-timer from 15 feet out. They kept the pressure on as they battled for an equalizer but they had to settle for a final score of 4 - 3.
Coach Main is excited about the way his team is intuitively coming together so early in the season. He announced an extra pratice this week where he will concentrate on developing the players' indvidual skills and team strategy that he designed for the Flames to peak at the end of the 08-09 season.
November 15, 2008 League Game vs Southside at Crapaud Saturday, November 15 at 11:30AM
Six different Flames players scored goals to earn a 9 - 1 victory.
November 8, 2008 Exhibition Game vs Morell at APM Saturday, November 8 at 6:30PM
The Flames could not be extinguished as The Morell Mustangs' stampeded into their home arena for this second of two pre-season matchups. They demonstrated a well balanced attack tallying goals and assists by eight different players during this 4 - 0 victory.
November 2, 2008 Exhibition Game vs Morell at Morell Sunday, November 2 at 5:15PM
The Flames corralled the Morell Mustangs tonight with an 8 – 2 victory in their opponent’s home arena.
The first period was an end to end nail biter that ended in a 2 – 2 tie.
The Flames owned the scoreboard in the second posting 4 unanswered goals.
Both teams displayed their passion for the game during the third period and the referees kept everyting in order by dispensing half of the game’s 6 penalties. The Flames used the final period to solidify their victory with 2 more unanswered goals.
October 27, 2008 Exhibition Game vs Pownal #1 at APM Centre Monday, October 27 at 6:30PM
The Flames were on fire tonight as they played their first game with their entire squad. The opponents were a strong, agressive team visiting from Pownal who battled until the final second of this exciting exhibition matchup.
The hometown fans were pleased as their favorite team jumped to an early 2 goal lead in the first and they never lost faith in their team even as the Red Devils battled back with 3 unanswered goals to close out the second period ahead by one.
The third period was a hard fought battle for both teams and the pressure cooker finally exploded during a face off on the Flames' blue line with only 2:22 minutes left in the game. The Flames were assessed 2 unrelated minor penalties during the play immediately after the puck was dropped. The hometown favorites' specialty game was tested as they were forced to defend their 1 goal lead while playing on the short handed side of a 5 on 3 matchup that would be scheduled to last almost until the final buzzer.
The fans for both teams finally started breathing again when the Red Devils fight for a tying goal was squashed just as the Flames' penalties ended and Zach Allen accepted a pass from goalie Ben Taylor-Melanson and he skillfully worked his way past the opponents' defenders to bury the insurance goal with only 18 seconds left on the clock.
It is games like this that will keep the fans in the stands all season long!
October 25, 2008 Exhibition Game vs Pownal #3 at Pownal Arena Saturday, Oct 25 at 4:55PM
The Flames scorched their competition in this exhibition pre-season opener and notched a convincing 5-1 win victory over Pownal in front of Pownal's home town fans.
The players and coaches are anticipating an exciting season for 2008-09.