The 2017-18 playoff draws are now posted under the playoff tab at the top of the website, with the dates and times of the games. Teams will be added once the regular season schedule is finished and the standings are finalized.
The 39th Annual Ron Stamm All-Star Game will take place this Saturday, January 28th at 3:00 PM at the BellMTS Iceplex. This game will feature Midget A1 players from across all of our teams. Check out the rosters below. The event will finish with a dinner featuring guest speakers J.P. Vigier and Mike Ford at the restaurant upstairs.
Marauders vs SWEDEN! (Bantam AA)
January 3, 2018 – 7:45 PM
Gateway Recreation Center
That’s right, you read that headline correct, The Tullinge TP Hockey Club from Sweden was in Winnipeg from December 26th until January 7th taking in the sights of our great city and playing some great hockey against some of our Bantam AA teams. A big thank you goes out to Scott Wiley for taking the lead on this and organizing the team’s itinerary, finding them activities to take part in and scheduling them some practices and games throughout the 10 days. The team even got to take part in some action at the Iceplex against some of the tournament teams they had in the Jets AA Showdown. We would also like to extend a big thank you to our Billet families from the Rebels, Vics and Marauders for hosting players in their homes for the duration of the trip. It created a once in a lifetime opportunity for not only Sweden but also for our Bantam players.
The Marauders hosted Tullinge TP at Gateway on the 3rd for an excellent exhibition game. The Marauders organization and team made this a first class event. The Swedish and Canadian anthems were played before the game and the players were introduced by their coaching staffs. The Past President of REMHA, Garth Nolan took part in in the honorary puck drop prior to the game. “It was a full house at Gateway and was a great event for our community”, said Bruno Zarillo, President of REMHA. Before the action got under way, the Marauder team exchanged a gift with each of the Sweden players.
The first period saw some even end to end action for both teams, with Sweden thinking they got the first goal of the game, but was disallowed by the officials due to a penalty being called on the play. With about 5 minutes left in the first period, Sweden managed to take the 1-0 lead with a nice goal by # 18. With some close calls and some great chances to finish the period, the score remained 1-0 for Sweden.
The second period saw both teams add one to their score. It was a hard fought period for both teams right up until almost the end of the period where at 2:43, Sweden’s # 9 put them up 2-0. Only 40 seconds later, the Marauders closed the gap with a shot from # 65 from the point. Going in to the final period, the Swede’s lead the Marauders by a score of 2-1.
In the third period, the Sweden team really started to show the skills and their dangles! Sweden added two goals to their score with goals from # 10 half way through the period and from # 14 with only a couple minutes left. The Marauders # 55 potted one for their team half way through the third period as well. Tullinge TP took this one by a score of 4-2.
Again, a big thank you to all those involved in setting up this game as well as making the Sweden teams trip to Winnipeg a memorable one!
There was some great Wednesday night AAA Action, with the City Midget Sharks hosting the Warriors at Gateway Arena. The 5th place Sharks went into the game down 7 guys due to injuries and suspensions, although still looking to create a bigger separation in the standings between then and the Warriors.
The Warriors started off the scoring early in the game on a 5 on 3 power play with a shot from the point by # 6, Declan Curtis. The Warriors held the lead up to the 5 minute mark until a late period push by the Sharks, where they added two goals in under a minute, scored by #8, Chris Mealy and #14, Brandon Ambrozik. The Warriors ended the period by getting the next goal to tie it up, scored by #7, Jack Kaiser. The shots at the end of the 1st period were 9-6 for the Warriors.
Half way through the 2nd, the Warriors regained the lead with a goal from # 9, Bryden Kiesman. Just 35 seconds later, the Sharks rebounded with a goal by #14, Brandon Ambrozik, his second of the night. In the last 5 minutes, the Sharks were awarded a penalty shot after being pulled down on a breakaway. #14, Brandon Ambrozik put home his 3rd of the night for the hat trick. The shots at the end of the 2nd were 24-11 for the Warriors.
Going into the 3rd period, with the Sharks up 4-3 to start, the 3rd period was full of back and forth action. Around the 7 minute mark, the Warriors managed to tie up the game again, with a goal from #19, Dylan Waldmo. With the Warriors going to the penalty kill with under 2-minutes left, the Warriors coaching staff called their timeout. Almost immediately after this, the Warriors added a short handed goal by #7, Jack Kaiser. To finish off the game, the Warriors # 9, Bryden Kiesman scored the empty net goal to make the final score 6-4 for the Warriors.
Rebels Vs. Railcats (AA Bantam)
8:15pm Selkirk Rec Arena
December 12th, 2017
Some more exciting Tuesday night AA action between the second place Railcats and the fifth place Rebels in Selkirk. The Railcats have been heating up lately with 4 wins in the last 5 games, while the rebels are looking to climb in the standings before the holiday break.
With a bit of a slow start the Railcats got on the board first with a goal by Trott assisted by Reimer. The Rebels got their first of the night shorthanded by #10 Procter. Both teams went into the second tied at one.
In the second period, both teams struggled with penalty trouble, with both teams taking too many men penalties at one point. You could definitely notice the energy rising and the physicality picking up towards the end of period. The Rebels took the lead late in the second with a goal from Cador assisted by Chisholm. The Railcats had thought they tied it up shortly after that but the goal was disallowed.
Both teams came onto the ice after the flood with intensity, but the Rebels were the only team able to add to their score notching two more for a 4-1 win. Both goals scored in the third were by #8 Hapichuck.
Marauders vs Railcats (Minor Bantam AA)
December 5, 2017 – 8:15pm
Gateway Recreation Center
After a quiet first half of the period the second half heated up with both teams notching a goal. The Marauders goal was scored by #88 Charette with a hard fought net battle putting the puck short side on the tender. #15 Werry of the Railcats answered back seconds later with a low blocker side shot beating the tender.
The Marauders came out hard opening the second period with #88 Charette notching his second of the night. The Railcats tied the game up with a nice redirect from #13 Turner. A minute and a half later the Railcats scored their third of the night by #2 Nardella. Later in the period the Railcats went on to net another one by #15 Werry to make it a 4-2 lead heading into the third.
Although penalty trouble was a factor for the Marauders they ended up making it quite an exciting third. The Railcats #2 Nardella scored to add to their lead. On a 5 on 3 the Marauders #88 Charette went and netted his third of the game to cut the lead back down to two. #22 Sellner of the Marauders put one in in the net with the tender pulled, cutting the lead to one. After a hard fought battle, the Railcats went on to win the game. The Railcats Empty net goal was added by #15 Werry for his third of the night.
Marauders vs Rangers (Peewee AA)
December 5, 2017
Gateway Recreation center
Tuesday night AA action at Gateway Arena with the Peewee Marauders taking on the Rangers
The Marauders were looking to snap an 8 game losing streak while the 5th place Rangers were looking to make a climb in the standings with a win.
The first period was quite even with back-to-back action in both ends. The intensity was high on both sides leading to both teams taking penalties; unfortunately neither side was able to capitalize on the power play. The first period ended tied at 0.
The second period brought a little bit more excitement as both teams were able to net 2 goals each. The first goal by the Marauders was scored shorthanded by # 7 Liam Urciuoli. The Rangers answered back just minutes later with a nice shot from the slot by Kaden kjartanson. Later in the period both teams added one more goal each, with a goal from the Marauders #28 Josh Johnson, and the Rangers # 12 Ty Genik.
The Rangers took the lead half way through the third with a big goal by #17 Koki Nishikori. Just seconds after the goal they headed to the box for 2 minutes. Although the Marauders didn’t score on the power play, just seconds after it expired, #28 Josh Johnson found the back of the net to tie the game back up. After an action packed third period the game was tied up at the end of regulation and headed to a shootout. The shootout went back and fourth but it was the Rangers that came out on top.