North Stars improve record to 10-3-1 with a pair of wins on home ice this weekend
Posted by: Laurent Gilbert on Sat Nov 18th 2017 8:33pm
The North Stars continued their winning ways with a pair of wins at home this weekend versus the Timiskaming Shores Puckhounds. In Game one Ethan Valliere starts the play with a blocked shot and passes the puck up the middle to Tyson Scott who uses his speed to get by the lone defender and scores his 8th of the season to give Timmins a 1-0 lead. Before the first period ends Timmins is on the Power Play and Ian Lachance picks up a loose puck along the boards and skates in the slot and fires a backhander past the goalie for his 12th of the season and its 2-0. Timmins goes up 3-0 to start the second period this time Mavrick Boucher feeds Mathieu Charette for his first goal of the season. Mathieu later creates a turnover in the North Stars end and tips the puck up to Ryan Koski who rushes up the ice on a 3 on 1, he decides to keep the puck and scores his 6th goal of the season and its 4-0 Timmins. They weren't done there as the flood gates open on the ensuing play as Logan Fasciano makes a great defensive play in the neutral zone, he steals the puck and fires a shot on net, the puck is stopped but Mavrick Boucher is there to hammer home his 8th of the year and its 5-0. Brant Romaniuk wins the face off and heads up the ice as he dangles a few players to score his 12th goal of the year for a 6-0 lead. The last goal of the second period comes on the very next play as Brant is in the corner and steals the puck and finds a wide open Jakob Drobny in front of the net and he pots his 6th to give Timmins a 7-0 lead heading into the locker room. The third period would go to straight time and the teams exchange opportunities but the period ends scoreless as Timmins wins the game 7-0. Timmins outshot Timiskaming Shores 27-10 this game and Billy Field stopped all 10 shots to earn his third shutout victory of the season.
In Game 2 Ryan Koski tips the puck ahead to Mavrick Boucher who opened the scoring in the first period with a shot from the face off circle for his 9th of the season. The Puckhounds respond with two consecutive goals before the end of the first period and they take a 2-1 lead. In the second Ryan Koski shakes off a defender along the boards and sends a shot on net from a difficult angle and it manages to find the back of the net for his 7th of the season to tie the game at two. In the third Jakob Drobny takes the puck from behind his net and sends a pass up to Mathieu who tips it ahead to Brant who splits the D and scores his 13th of the season and Timmins is back up 3-2. Ashton Morin keeps the puck in the offensive zone and sends a shot along the boards which finds Ian Lachance behind the net and he passes to Tyson Scott on his backhand who spins and scores for his 9th and its 4-2. Ryan Koski would add an empty netter on a nice pass from Mavrick and Timmins wins 5-2. Alex Hall made 15 saves for his 6th win of the season. Timmins outshot Timiskaming Shores 24-17.
Next up for the North Stars is a weekend off before heading to the Silver Stick Tournament in Sudbury Dec 1st weekend. #Go North Stars!
North Stars sweep weekend series in Rouyn
Posted by: Laurent Gilbert on Sun Nov 12th 2017 12:33pm
Timmins would get on the scoreboard first in game one vs Rouyn Blanc as Jakob Drobny picks up a loose puck in the neutral zone and sends Brant Romaniuk on a one on two as he is able to dangle his way past two defenders and eventually the goaltender for the 1-0 lead. The crowd is buzzing, the goal horn blaring and no one is sure who has the home ice advantage early. In the second period its Ryan Koski behind the net who sees the open point and passes it to Connor White who lets one go, the shot is tipped by Tyson Scott and falls straight to the ice, Tyson is able to backhand it in and its 2-0 Timmins. Much of the same in the third period as Mavrick Boucher is alone behind the net and sends a wrister at the goalie which hits the goalie behind the pads and bounces in the net for a 3-0 lead. On the next shift its Brant behind the net feeding Jakob Drobny open in front, he lets a wrister go which hits a denfenceman's leg and deflects past the goaltender for a 4-0 victory. Timmins outshot Rouyn 19-12 and Billy Field picks up his second consecutive shutout on a 12 save night.
In game two vs Rouyn Noir Mavrick Boucher opens the scoring for Timmins as he receives a pass from Logan Fasciano at his own blue line. Mavrick uses his speed up the boards to blow by everybody and lets a shot go from the face off circle which hits a defenceman' stick and gets tipped in his own net. A bit later Brant Romaniuk picks up a loose puck along the boards and he heads in all alone going five hole on the backhand and its quickly 2-0. Rouyn would add a goal in the second period on the power play to cut the lead in half, its 2-1 Timmins. That would be the only goal in the second period. In the third its Nicolas Gilbert with the puck behind his own net and rims it along the boards to Ian who streaks up the ice with Tyson Scott on a two on one, Ian Lachance with the feed in front of the net and Tyson bangs it home for the 3-1 lead. Rouyn would pull their goalie for an extra attacker and Alex Hall weathers the storm with a few saves near the end of the game. Face off is in the neutral zone Brant tips the puck ahead to himself and skates in and scores on the empty net to seal the 4-1 win. Alex Hall made 14 saves earning the win. Timmins outshot Rouyn 19-15 in this game.
Battle for First
Posted by: Laurent Gilbert on Fri Nov 03rd 2017 10:36pm
North Stars continue win streak with a pair against Kiwanis de Val-D'Or
Posted by: Laurent Gilbert on Sun Oct 29th 2017 9:50am
The Major Atom AA North Stars continued their winning ways this weekend with a pair of wins vs the Kiwanis de Val-D'Or on Saturday at the Arena Desjardins in Barraute, QC. In Game one it was Val D'Or however who would score just 8 seconds into the game. After winning the face off #68 would send a bullet top shelf past netminder Alex Hal to take the early 1-0 lead. Mavrick Boucher would score his 4th goal of the season heading to the net and chipping a great pass from Tyson Scott past the fallen goalie to tie the game at 1-1. Before the period ended its Ian and Mathieu on the forecheck as Mathieu steals the attempted pass and sends it to Ian who scores his 8th goal of the season to make it 2-1.The two teams exchanged good chances in the second period but both goalies were stingy as the two teams head to the locker room with nothing to show on the board. In the third period Ian Lachance has two chances to score off of Ethan Vallier's shot attempt. Ian finds the back of the net on the second rebound as he scores his second of the game to make it 3-1 North Stars. It took only 5 seconds after that for Ryan Koski to win the face off and send Mavrick Boucher one one one against a defender. Mavrick would send a bullet top shelf goal from a tough angle for his second of the game and its 4-1 Timmins. Thats the way the game would end as Alex Hall made 13 saves earning another win to go 4-0 on the season tied for tops in the league. Alex also leads the league in shutouts and GAA.
In game two Brant Romaniuk got the North Stars on the board just over four minutes into the first frame as he picks up a loose puck in front of the net and dangles around a couple defenders before sliding the puck past the goaltender for his 8th goal of the season and a 1-0 lead. In the second period its Ethan Valliere with the puck behind the net who gets it in front to Ian lachance who backhands the shot upstairs for his team leading10th goal of the season. In the third period more of the same as Braeden Estabrooks intercepts the puck in the neutral zone and taps it ahead to Ryan Koski who uses his speed to get to the net and shoots one high for his 5th on the season and its 3-0 Timmins. The next shift was perhaps one of the hardest working shifts this season as the trio of Maverick, Tyson and Ryan battled hard to keep the puck deep in Val D'Or's end for 1:41 seconds before Mavrick attempts a wrap aorund behind the net which is stopped but Tyson Scott hammers home the well deserved goal to put his team up 4-0. Jaokb Drobny would add a final goal late in the third period as he finds a loose puck in the slot and he fires home his 2nd goal of the season. Billy Field earns the shutout victory, his second win on the season, with a 12 save performance.
Timmins currently sits in second place 3 points behind the league leading Forestiers D'Amos. The two Juggernauts collide for the first time this season on Saturday at the Archie Dillon Sportsplex at 11am and 2pm.
North Stars take one of two at home vs Val D'Or Foreurs
Posted by: Laurent Gilbert on Sun Oct 22nd 2017 10:32pm
Timmins Northern Allied got on the board first in game one this morning versus the visiting Foreurs de Val D'Or. Brant Romaniuk got his team on the board with a great individual effort as he would steal, stick handle and back hand his way to the opening goal. Timmins would take this lead into the second period however this didn't seem to phase the gritty Val D'Or team as they responded with three consecutive goals of their own in the second and third period. Down 3-1 in the third Logan Fasciano lets a point shot go which is deflected in front of the net by Jakob Drobny to cut the lead to one. Timmins calls timeout and pulls their goalie with a little over a minute to go and a faceoff deep in their opponents end. Timmins would get a few golden opportunities but the shots are blocked by the Val D'Or defenders and the time runs out. Timmins outshot Val D'or 21-16, Billy Field made 13 saves on 16 shots in the loss.
In Game two the Timmins offense got off to a great start. Nico Gilbert keeps the puck from clearing Val D'Or's zone and swipes a pass on Brant's stick. He weaves his way around a few defenders and a goalie and its an early 1-0 lead. A two goal lead seconds later as Logan's shot hits a defenders skate and Ian is able to shoot it upstairs for the goal. In the second period Mathieu Charette tips a pass to Ian who feeds Ethan Vallier with a beautiful saucer pass and Ethan scores while falling to the ice to make it 3-0. Nico and Tyson connect with Ryan Koski who shows some speed breaking out of his zone and goes end to end for a top shelf goal to make it 4-0. Mathieu with some great work along the boards feeds Ian in front of the net for his second of the game makes it 5-0 heading into the third period. In the third, Braeden Estabrooks with some great work in the back end along the boards, he is able to chip the puck up to Tyson Scott (who is quite the playmaker this season) and finds Ian Lachance with a beautiful pass in front of the net for his hat trick goal. Timmins comes out with a 6-0 win. Alex Hall earns his second shutout of the season on a quiet night turning aside 9 shots to earn the win.