The Mattawa Rockets hosted the Atom playoff at the end of February at Mike Rodden Arena.
The Atoms had a very unfortunate beginning to their playoff weekend… There was a region wide power outage, which lead to game cancellations on Friday, February 24th and Saturday, February 25th.
The team was then placed directly into the semi finals at 11:15 am on Sunday morning against the Astorville Vipers and took the lead with 8-1.
The team then advanced into the finals at 5:15 pm. Prior to the game there was a brief celebration and announcement on having Mr. Chick Webster who played in the NHL for the New York Rangers in the building. There were four (4) generations at the game, with Noah Webster, his great-grandson playing for the Atoms rockets. The final game was played against the Temiscaming Royals; it was a nail bitter throughout… The game ended with a 2-1 score, which means the Atom rockets did it again! We took the gold.
The coaching staff couldn’t be any more proud. The team will now move on to Super Sunday next weekend March 4-5th. We wish the Atoms the best of luck in their upcoming games.
Hope that you will come out and support the Rockets!
The Novice team began their playoffs on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 at Mike Rodden Arena in Mattawa.
The team played against the North Bay Ice Boltz and lost with the score being 3-2.
The team then played again at 10:00 am on Saturday against the Almaguin Gazelles; they played hard but had a 3-2 loss.
The team had another chance against the East Nipissing Vipers at 5:00 pm on Saturday and won with an 8-3 lead.
Come Sunday, the team played in the semi finals at noon against the East Nipissing Vipers 2 team and won 5-3. This gave the team the opportunity to advance into the finals.
In the finals, the team played at 3:00 pm against the Temiscaming Royals and played their hearts out!!!! They ended up with a 7-2 loss, but couldn’t be happier with bringing the silver home.
The whole coaching staff is incredibly proud of our team. What a way to end our season!
Novice won silver !
Atoms won gold !
Peewee won gold !
Bantam won silver !
Stay tuned for details and photos!