Hockey Files

By Don Valade
The Mattawa Recorder
Sunday, March 24, 2019

Just because minor hockey at the Mike Rodden Arena is done, it doesn’t mean hockey is over.

The Novice and Atom Rocket clubs will be taking part in the Wind Up Tournament hosted by the East Nipissing Vipers hockey association this weekend (March 22, 23 and 24). Get in touch with coaching staffs of each club for times of games and venues.

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Hockey Files

By Don Valade
The Mattawa Recorder
Sunday, March 17, 2019

Peewee

“Championships can only become a reality if there is hard work and determination,” said head coach of the Mattawa Rocket Peewee club, Dean Backer, adding, “these players displayed both qualities this year.”

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Hockey Files

By Don Valade
The Mattawa Recorder
Sunday, February 24, 2019

Novice

Last weekend (Feb. 23 and 24), the Rocket Novice club came up with a superb effort, winning four games to take the Eastern title of the Nipissing District Hockey League’s (NDHL) Novice Division, and by virtue of this now have a chance to take the overall championship this weekend in the “Super Sunday” festivities.

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Hockey Files

By Don Valade
The Mattawa Recorder
Sunday, February 17, 2019

Soon, action in the House Leagues of the Nipissing District Hockey League (NDHL) will be coming to an end.

But before the hearing of Jimmy Morrison and The Doors’ tune, “The End”, there are still a few games left to play for the Rockets in every division, a few tournaments, and playoff runs, to report on in the Hockey Files.

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Hockey Files

By Don Valade
The Mattawa Recorder
Sunday, February 03, 2019

Hopefully, it is extinct now and gone the way of the dinosaur.

That is ……… the half-ice play (no whistles, no penalties, no off-sides or icing, no scorers indicated on official game reports, and especially no time for celebrations after goals . . . no wonder the Europeans, Russians and Americans are catching up and beating us at “OUR” game) that the Novice hockey teams in the area, including the Rockets, had to endure for a good portion of the 2018/19 Nipissing District Hockey League (NDHL) season.

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Mattawa Rocket Novice played a mini game at Battalion game half time!

On January 31st, 2019, the Mattawa Rocket Novice team played a 5 minute mini game at the North Bay Battalion game half time.

Check out the action….

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Ninety-five (95) Rocket family and friends attended the game!

From the Rockets and MMHA to all attendees…