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.
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North Stars home opener this weekend
Posted by: Timmins Minor Peewee AAA on Thu Oct 18th 2018 11:15pm
Family and friends will finally get to see their Northern Allied Steel Service Minor Peewee AAA North Stars in action this weekend on their home ice. The puck drops for Game one on Saturday at 2pm at the Archie Dillon Sportsplex as they take on the Sault Ste Marie Jr Greyhounds. The Greyhounds are currently undefeated and in first place in the AAA league standings, the North Stars are right behind them in second place looking to gain some ground this weekend, Game two goes at 6:30 pm Saturday night and game three is scheduled on Sunday at 9:30 am. Cost is $5 at the door and kids under 12 get in free.
North Stars sweep three game series on the road vs Nickel City
Posted by: Timmins Minor Peewee AAA on Sun Oct 14th 2018 8:02pm
The North Stars start game one with Billy Field in net. Timmins is on the power play six minutes into the game Braden Estabrooks finds an open Ethan Valliere in front of the net and he backhands it top shelf for the 1-0 lead. A few minutes later Nickel City ties the game up before the end of the first period. In the second its Jakob Drobny behind the net and he is able to sneak one by the fallen goaltender for the go-ahead 2-1 lead. Ian Lachance adds an unassisted goal to start the third to make it 3-1. A few minutes later Tyson Scott makes it a 4-1 lead with helpers from Connor White and Ashton Morin. Nickel City would add a goal late in the game but Timmins goes on to win the game 4-2. Billy Field made 25 saves for the win.
In Game 2 Alex Hall gets the nod in net. Ian Lachance opens the game with an unassisted goal to make it 1-0 Timmins. In the second period, Mavrick Boucher adds an unassisted goal to make it 2-0. Nickel City would score before the end of the second to cut the lead in half. Tyson Scott opens the third with a goal to put Timmins up 3-1. Ian Lachance adds his second of the game with helpers from Ryan Koski and Alex Hall, yes our goalie picks up an assist! Tyson would add another goal with helpers from Ian and Jakob to seal the 5-1 victory. Alex made 23 saves for the win.
Billy Field is back between the pipes for Game 3. Braeden Estabrooks scores his first Peewee goal to open the scoring with the assist to Brant Romaniuk. Shortly after Mathieu Charette scores his first Peewee goal to make it 2-0. Ethan Valliere and Sutton Scheck pick up the helpers. Nickel City adds a goal before the end of the period to cut the lead to 2-1. Tyson Scott would add two goals in the second period and Sutton Scheck would add another with a great pass from Mavrick Boucher and Timmins is up 5-1 heading into the third. The two teams would exchange a goal in the third period, the Timmins goal coming from Ryan Koski and the North Stars win 6-2. Billy Field stopped 34 shots for the win. The North Stars sweep the series and improve their regular season record to 5-4-1 good for second place in the standings while Nickel City falls to 1-8.
Timmins is back in action this weekend for their home opener at the Splex against the undefeated Sault Greyhounds. Puck drops at 2pm and 6:30pm on Saturday and 9:30am on Sunday.