Timmins North Stars host Sudbury Wolves this weekend
Posted by: Timmins Minor Peewee AAA on Fri Nov 16th 2018 4:53pm
Some great hockey action this weekend at the Archie Dillon Sportsplex as the Timmins Minor Peewee AAA team will host the Sudbury Jr Wolves. Come cheer on your North Stars on Saturday at 12:30 pm and 7:00 pm and Sunday morning at 11:00 am. All games are streamed live on our facebook page and youtube live!
North Stars at home this weekend vs North Bay
Posted by: Timmins Minor Peewee AAA on Fri Nov 09th 2018 12:25am
The Timmins Northern Allied Steel Service North Stars Minor Peewees (6-6-1) are at home this weekend for a triple header and will battle the North Bay Trappers (3-2-5) for second place in the NOAAAHL standings.
Big Nickel International Hockey Tournament this weekend
Posted by: Timmins Minor Peewee AAA on Wed Oct 31st 2018 8:12pm
Our Northern Allied Steel Service Minor Peewee North Stars are in action this weekend at the 39th edition of the Big Nickel International Tournament. The prestigious event will see over 30 teams compete in 5 categories from Minor Peewee to Midget. Timmins will be well represented with the Minor Peewee, Major Peewee, Minor Bantams, and Timmins Majors all in attendance. Our Minor Peewees hit the ice Friday morning at 11:00 am against the North Bay Trappers followed by a 3:30 tilt against North Central Predators out of Orillia. Saturday morning the puck drops at 8am as the North Stars square off against the Upper Ottawa Valley Aces and the fourth matchup goes at 4pm vs the Nickel City Jr Sons. You can catch all the action live on our Facebook page. Good luck to all the Timmins teams this weekend.
For more tournament information you can visit the official tournament website here.
Big Nickel Hockey Tournament Website.
Posted by: Timmins Minor Peewee AAA on Wed Oct 31st 2018 7:30pm
Happy Halloween to our players and parents on behalf of our coaching staff. Have a safe night and a safe drive tomorrow.
North Stars hand the Soo their first loss but drop the series 2-1
Posted by: Timmins Minor Peewee AAA on Tue Oct 23rd 2018 11:43pm
The North Stars home opener didn't go as planned as they dropped game one of the three-game set 8-4.
It took the Soo just 1:14 to get on the board as they took an early 1-0 lead but Ian Lachance answered back with an unassisted goal two minutes later to even the game at 1-1. Brant Romaniuk gave the North Stars the 2-1 lead with a beautiful pass from Sutton Scheck. The Soo would tie the game 2-2 at the 9-minute mark of the first period. Braeden Estabrooks would net his second goal of the season on the Power Play with the assist to Ashton Morin to end the first period. It took the Soo just 11 seconds into the second period to tie the game and five minutes later would take a 4-3 lead. Ryan Koski would add a tying goal 30 seconds before the end of the second period with helpers from Lachance and Connor White. The third period has been a thorn in Timmins' side this season and this game would prove no different as the Soo would score four unanswered goals including an empty netter to win the game 8-4. Alex Hall made 31 saves in a losing effort. The Soo outshot Timmins 38-24 in the game.
In Game two Timmins killed off three penalties in the first period but either team would find the back of the net. Timmins back on the penalty kill in the second period as they would kill two more but the Soo would score two even-strength goals to take a 2-0 lead into the third period. Timmins kills another penalty to start the third period and shortly after Ryan Koski finally puts Timmins on the board with a helper from Connor White. But down the stretch, the Soo would take the game with two more goals in the third for the 4-1 win. Billy Field made 24 saves in a losing effort. The Soo outshot Timmins 28-11 in the game.
The Timmins Northern Allied North Stars hung on to edge the Soo Greyhounds 2-1 at the Archie Dillon Sportsplex Sunday morning to salvage a game from their three-game weekend Northern Ontario Peewee ‘AAA’ Hockey League Minor Division series. It was the first loss of the season for the NOAAAHL-leading Greyhounds, who took the first two games of the series by scores of 8-4 and 4-1 on Saturday.
With the win, the second-place North Stars (6-6-1) were able to pull within eight points of the Greyhounds (9-1-3) in the NOAAAHL Peewee Minor Division standings. North Stars coach Steven Vachon was naturally pleased to see his squad finally secure a victory against the Greyhounds. “We have been having a hard time against the Soo since the beginning of the year,” he said. “We have played them seven times. We had a 3-2 game where they score in the last minute. We had a 4-3 game where they scored late and we had a 5-3 loss and a 3-1 loss against them. “So, our losses have for the most part been one- or two-goal games, with the exception of two of the games. “We seem to be able to match them most of the time, but it boils down to our third periods. “Today, we finally found the energy and the mental toughness to play all three periods.”
All the scoring in Sunday’s contest came in the first period, with the North Stars getting on the scoreboard first.
Tyson Scott gave Timmins a 1-0 lead when he scored at the 5:07 mark of the period. The Greyhounds got back on even terms with less than three-and-a-half minutes remaining in the frame on a Hudson Chitaroni goal.
The back-and-forth contest then saw Brant Romaniuk net what would prove to be the game-winning goal with 1:13 remaining in the opening period.“There were opportunities for both teams in the second and third periods,” Vachon said.“They rang a couple of shots off the crossbar and they had a breakaway that Alexandre Hall stopped. “We had a couple of good opportunities, as well, but they had more than we did. We managed to keep them to the outside, however, and we battled hard.”
The North Stars made a couple of tweaks to their line combinations and defense pairings after Saturday’s two losses and the moves appeared to pay dividends.“We threw a couple of guys who had been playing center onto the wings and moved a couple of wingers into the middle,” Vachon said.“We got a goal from Tyson Scott, set up by Ryan Koski and that whole line, with Ian Lachance, has been really, really good for us throughout the season. “They are one of the big reasons why we are a .500 team this year. That line right now is probably the hottest line and the toughest line in the league.“We also got a goal today from Brant Romaniuk, assisted by Sutton Scheck. We threw Brant onto right wing and gave Mavrick Boucher, our captain, an opportunity at center. “They have slowly been getting better every single game and we are now starting to see a little bit more chemistry out of these guys. Sutton Scheck is the only new player on this team, which has been together for a little while now, so it took a little while for his linemates to gain confidence in him. “The No. 1 story, though, if there was an MVP of the game it would definitely be Alexandre Hall. He played a huge game for us.” Hall, who stopped 34 of the 35 shots he faced in the contest, went the distance in net for the North Stars to earn the win, while Cash Rowswell was between the pipes for the Greyhounds.
Timmins Press Article