What do you say about that game?

First of all, the East York Bulldogs played a great game against Weston White.

But, we’d also like to apologize to the Weston Dodgers, who got a thumping they didn’t deserve. Those kids kept trying hard, right till the end, and their goalie played great. But we are in the wrong tier, and we hope now the NYHL will realize that.

As for the game, what can we say? The kids shared the puck brilliantly, dominated every aspect of the game, and filled the net. When it was all done, the score was 12-0. Nicholas said he faced three shots. We counted one scoring chance. A shutout is a shutout, well done on your first Bulldogs shutout.

We just hope it doesn’t go to the kids heads. That said, it was great to see the boys sharing success, partying in the dressing room – yet being good sports on the ice.

Max started the scoring on the first shift of the game, Carter notched a goal on the second shift, and we were off.

Goals – Max (2), Carter (2), Ryan S. (2), Andrew W. (2), Noah, Ivan, Dylan and Ryan Y.

Assists – Andrew W. (3), Cade, Noah (3), Ryan Y., Michael S. (2), Carter (2), Ibrahim, Ryan S., Will, Dylan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyqImBPJYd8 (available soon)

Good win to start our official season

Wins are good. We’ll take them. We’ll take the one against the Willowdale Blackhawks, a solid 6-1 victory highlighted by five late, unanswered goals.

Exciting out of tonight’s scuffle was seeing William P. score his first Bulldogs’ goal, and Michael S. scoring his first in more than a year (oh, he did play goal last year). Each player also had an assist.

Ibrahim had a couple of assists, Carter had a couple of goals, Dylan and Ryan S. also scored.

Andrew W. also had an assist and nearly a goal.

Most exciting was how we moved the puck on the power play. Like we knew what we wanted to do with it. Moments like that are very exciting for the coaches.

And, again, Nicholas was pretty bored in net. Sorry buddy, good game.

All very good against a Willowdale Blackhawks team that came in on a high note, winning the Thanksgiving tournament they entered.

Video to come.

Here’s hoping we don’t have to go back to Paramount too much!

Another Bulldogs Gold update – more great news!

The other Bulldogs team, Gold, played their second game on Wednesday night. Here’s their game report:

It was looking like a fairly even affair as the Bulldogs had a 2-0 lead well into the 2nd period, but then the dogs went wild and ended up winning by a score of 5-0.

Jack won the game puck for his excellent work on breakaways resulting in a shutout.  He didn’t face a high number of shots, but Hillcrest had a number of good scoring chances.

Goals from John T, Gabriel, Cole J, Michael and a Bobby Orr end-to-end rush by Malone.  Assists to Gabriel, Jon O, Nate D, Brady and Cole J.  These were the official stats, so no guarantee about accuracy.

Tonight’s game featured a lot of good passing.  The line of John T, Jon O and Gabriel in particular put on a clinic on positioning by regularly having one player go after the puck and pass to someone in front of the net. The defence was very good with positioning and clearing the puck and generally being pretty tough to skate in on.

Cole R played well and got to the puck a lot.  Connor and Graham were a solid defence team, rarely getting caught out of position and doing a good job clearing puck. Luke skated well and played a strong game. Nate C was all over the ice and even managed to make a good save near the end of the game.  Sam was hustling hard and did a great job on D.  Tom put in a great effort and was able to move the puck up the ice.

Way to go Bulldogs!

Bulldogs Blue we’re up!

This is an explosive start

This year we’re talking about speed, speed and more speed. The fastest man in the NHL may be Nathan MacKinnon of the Colorado Avalanche. To see how fast, CCM pitted him against Olympic gold medallist Charles Hamelin. While the video talks a lot about the skate, it isn’t about the skate at all.

Watch MacKinnon’s form. His running start. His knee bend. His full leg extension.

Speed. Power. Technique. Acceleration.