Hockey Files

By Don Valade
The Mattawa Recorder
Volume 47 Issue 16
Sunday, November 11, 2018

Without the help of the background people, or those behind the scenes, the minor hockey players that are watched on the ice and the Mattawa Minor Hockey Association (MMHA), may not even exist.

And to help make it so, taking the words of the famous Star Trek captain of the Enterprise, Jean Luc Picard, the MMHA has an executive to lead the way and boldly go where no player has gone before in the hockey universe.

The MMHA executive includes such members as Brandon Neault (president), Ashley Jodouin (vice president), Tracy Bellaire (treasurer), Jenna Yule (secretary), Jenna Yule and Kathryn Neault (sponsorship), and seven directors consisting of Malcolm Whalley, Kathryn Neault, Mandy Leclerc, Jeremy Rodgers, Glen Thompson, Richard Von Hassell, and Sherri Brouse.

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Hockey Files – New Format for Novice Players

By Don Valade
The Mattawa Recorder
Volume 47 Issue 15
Sunday, November 4, 2018

It’s that time of year again.

There are not four but five seasons in a year—spring, summer, autumn, winter— and the best season, hockey season.

And the Mattawa Rockets are in full swing for the 2018-19 season, as Tyke, Novice, Atom, PeeWee and Bantam clubs vie for supremacy in their respective divisions. For the second year in a row, there will be no Mattawa Midget team due to the lack of players.

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2017-2018 hall of fame …

Congratulations to all Rockets for an outstanding season !!!

Although the Rockets play the game, a round of applause has to be given to the dedicated MMHA executive, coaching staff, and parents that support and guide the teams.

A big Thank You! to the staff at Mike Rodden Arena for maintaining the venue for games and practices.

Great season!

Awards for this season were presented at the annual awards ceremony held on April 15th at Mike Rodden Arena. Refreshments were enjoyed by all!

The Bobby Bass memorial trophy is awarded to the player who shows a passion for the game, both on and off the ice.

The Chick Webster trophy has been traditionally awarded to a midget player in their final year who has had a exemplary Rockets career, shows leadership, sportsmanship, and sets a great example for all of the younger players following in their footsteps. Given that there was no midget team this year, the award was presented to a player in one of the other divisions.


Congratulations to the winners!


Novice

Most Sportsmanlike Player — Amaya Thompson
Most Improved Player — Tara Pellerin
Most Defensive Player — Blake Belanger
Most Offensive Player — Ben Allard
Most Valuable Player — Reid Backer
Bobby Bass Memorial Trophy — Kenzy Huard


Atom

Most Sportsmanlike Player — Hailey Belanger
Most Improved Player — Peyton Whalley
Most Defensive Player — Owen Williams
Most Offensive Player — Henry Wunsch
Most Valuable Player — Rylan Yule
Bobby Bass Memorial Trophy — Logan Morin


Peewee

Most Sportsmanlike Player — Colton Laplante
Most Improved Player — Peyton Lamirante
Most Defensive Player — Casey Jones
Most Offensive Player — Carrie Bernard
Most Valuable Player — Denver Landriault
Bobby Bass Memorial Trophy — Kelora Huard
Chick Webster Trophy — Noah Webster


Bantam

Most Sportsmanlike Player — Daniel Francoeur
Most Improved Player — Evan Champagne
Most Defensive Player — Bryant Elliott
Most Offensive Player — Faidge Janveaux
Most Valuable Player — Hunter Schembri
Bobby Bass Memorial Trophy — Eoghan Drumm

Squirts and Tykes News

New Nets !

As you may have noticed, the Squirts and Tykes are using different sized nets this year. Due to a shortage province wide, we had to wait a little bit, but we finally got ours in and we’re ready to host games.

We have received four (4) new Tyke regulation sized nets and two (2) pond hockey nets.

As a result, there are some games scheduled for the Squirts and Tykes in February. Check the schedule on this page or select the menu item Schedules > Squirts and Tykes Games.

Go ROCKETS Go !

2018 Tykes Winter Blast Jamboree

The Rockets Tykes participated in the Tykes Winter Blast Jamboree hosted by the East Nipissing Minor Hockey Association (ENMHA) on January 27th, 2018. This was the first time that anyone in the NDHL has hosted such an event. This was very successful and our kids had a blast. There’s a massive amount of planning that goes into one of these events. A huge thanks goes out to our friends in East Nipissing for their time and effort!!!

Mattawa Minor Hockey News

By Don Valade
The Mattawa Recorder
Sunday, December 10, 2017

Novice

In recent NDHL action, the Novice Rockets came up with a close 3-2 decision over an (unnamed) club on Nov. 5 at the Mike Rodden arena.

Mattawa led 1-0 after one period, 2-0 after two frames, and 3-0 in the third stanza before a late rally by the visitors turned the match into a nail biter. The visitors scored two quick goals, one with 2:01 remaining in the game which broke Reid Backer’s bid for a shutout, and the other with only 39.9 seconds left. But the Rockets held on. Blake Belanger fired two goals including the winner to lead Mattawa while Kenzy Huard and Lauren Janveaux earned assists. The other goal getter was unavailable. No penalties were called in the contest.

Atom

The Atom Rockets clipped the Powassan Hawks 4-3 on Oct. 28 at the Mike Rodden Arena in Mattawa.

Two goals each by Noah Backer and Henry Wunsch led the way for Mattawa, but it wasn’t easy. After the Rockets took a 2-0 lead after the first period, the visitors fought back in the second frame to knot things at 2-2. The Rockets took a 3-2 lead with a goal by Wunsch with 5:16 remaining in the game, but the Hawks came right back again only 14 seconds later to stalemate the contest at 3-3. Wunsch came through as the hero for the Rockets as he fired the winner with only 1:26 left.

PeeWee

Six recent games by the Pee Wee Rockets saw the Mattawa club come away with four victories and two losses.

The scores were as follows: 5-2 and 5-0 wins on Oct. 28 in Mattawa against an (unnamed) club, 7-3 win on Nov. 4 in Mattawa against the Clean Water Solutions Vipers, 9-5 win on Nov. 5 in Astorville against the Wrightway Sportswear Vipers, 4-2 and 5-3 losses on Nov. 11 in Mattawa against an (unnamed) team.

Denver Landriault was in on all five goals in the first game, scoring the hat trick and adding a pair of assists. Other goals went to Tanner Barnes and Alex Roberts while an assist went to Casey Jones. Roberts was credited with the winner.

The second game saw Roberts score twice and add an assist to lead the way for the Rockets. Other tallies went to Landriault, Barnes and Connor Ross while other helpers went to Noah Webster with two, Landriault, Jones, Colton Laplante and Cole Dupuis-Neault. Landriault had the winning goal. Markus Lazary recorded the shutout.

Landriault scored twice and had three assists while Webster also scored twice and added two assists to lead the Rockets in the third match. Barnes, Roberts and Cari Bernard had the other tallies while assists went to Bernard with a pair and Barnes. Roberts had the winner.

Four tallies by Webster including the winner led the Rockets in the fourth contest. Other counters went to Landriault and Barnes with two apiece, and Kelora Huard while other helpers went to Landriault with a trio, Roberts with a duo, and Ross.

Game five saw Mattawa goals by Landriault and Bernard, while game six saw Landriault score twice and Webster add one tally. Assists went to Roberts, Laplante, Bernard and Webster in game six. There were no assists in game five.

No scoresheets were available for the other Mattawa Minor Hockey Association (MMHA) divisions.

The Rockets win 1st prize again !

The 2017 Christmas Parade occurred on Saturday November 25th in the evening. Once again, the Rockets took up the challenge of decorating a float and participating in the parade. The float won first prize again this year and the Rockets took back $100.00 to the club !

The Novice Rockets rode the award winning float and the Peewee and Atom Rockets walked in the parade.

MMHA and the Rockets would like to thank one of their sponsors for providing a truck and trailer for the float and their assistance in decorating the float. They certainly helped us win first prize.

Anderson Trucking Logo

 
MMHA and the Rockets would also like to thank Twiggs N Berries for the bales of hay for the float.


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If you have any additional photos of the Rockets in the parade send them to [email protected] and we can add them to the website.

Mattawa Minor Hockey News

By Don Valade
The Mattawa Recorder
Sunday, November 19, 2017

The Rockets have blasted off. Into another adventure. The 2017/2018 Nipissing District Hockey League (NDHL) season.

Five clubs representing Mattawa will be vying for top honors in the NDHL including Tyke, Novice, Atom, Pee Wee and Bantam. There is no Midget team for this season because of the lack of players.

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Check the current stats for your team on this page !

2016-2017 hall of fame …

Congratulations to all Rockets for an outstanding season !!!

Although the Rockets play the game, a round of applause has to be given to the dedicated MMHA executive, coaching staff, and parents that support and guide the teams. This is a huge cooperative effort! Great season!

Trophies for this season were awarded at the annual awards ceremony held on April 22nd at Mike Rodden Arena. Refreshments were enjoyed by all!

The Bobby Bass memorial trophy is awarded to the player who shows a passion for the game, both on and off the ice.

The Chick Webster trophy is awarded to a midget player in their final year who has had a exemplary Rockets career, shows leadership, sportsmanship, and sets a great example for all of the younger players following in their footsteps.


Congratulations to the winners!


Tykes

Most Sportsmanlike Player — Chase Rodgers
Most Improved Player — Colton Sarrazin
Most Defensive Player — Rain Meilleur
Most Offensive Player — Lauren Janveaux
Most Valuable Player — Reid Backer
Bobby Bass Memorial Trophy — Sylar Anderson


Novice

Most Sportsmanlike Player — Madison Rodgers
Most Improved Player — Leah Chenier
Most Defensive Player — Aedon Leadston
Most Offensive Player — Joshua Neddo
Most Valuable Player — Noah Backer
Bobby Bass Memorial Trophy — Blake Belanger


Atoms

Most Sportsmanlike Player — Kurt Guignion
Most Improved Player — Henry Wunsch
Most Defensive Player — Cole Neault
Most Offensive Player — Noah Webster
Most Valuable Player — Denver Landriault
Bobby Bass Memorial Trophy — Casey Jones


Peewee

Most Sportsmanlike Player — Alex Roberts
Most Improved Player — John von Hassel
Most Defensive Player — William Thompson
Most Offensive Player — Eoghan Drumm
Most Valuable Player — Hunter Schembri
Bobby Bass Memorial Trophy — Matthew Marsh


Bantam

Most Sportsmanlike Player — Samantha Lamirante
Most Improved Player — Josée Mercier
Most Defensive Player — Carson Perreault
Most Offensive Player — Nick Backer
Most Valuable Player — Alexandre Janveaux
Bobby Bass Memorial Trophy– Faidge Janveaux


Midgets

Most Sportsmanlike Player — Liam Magill
Most Improved Player — Hunter Belanger
Most Defensive Player — Tylor Lavoie
Most Offensive Player — Kyle Backer
Most Valuable Player — Nolen Landriault
Bobby Bass Memorial Trophy — Brett Salesio
Chick Webster Trophy — Jackson Reid