Mattawa Minor Hockey Association is looking for some support once again this civic holiday weekend (August 3-6, 2018). We are accepting 16 men’s teams and 8 co-ed teams. What a great way to support our young athletes! Even if you don’t play ball, you can stop by the beer tents for a drink or two. All proceeds go towards Mattawa Minor Hockey.
This tournament is very popular!
Let us welcome the returning volunteers and the new volunteers that have stepped forward to support MMHA for the upcoming 2018-2019 season.
You can see who they are by visiting the Executive page.
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.
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!
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
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
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
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
MMHA is pleased to offer support for kids interested in taking the St. John Ambulance Babysitting Course. MMHA will pay half the registration cost for those who are interested. Registration is on a first come, first served basis.
By Don Valade
The Mattawa Recorder
Sunday, March 18, 2018
The DC and Marvel Super Heroes weren’t around, but actually they were, in the form of the Mattawa Atom Rockets, as the club put on a super effort in becoming overall champions on Super Sunday.
After taking the crown of the East Division Championship the weekend before, the Atom Rockets went undefeated in the battle of the best on the weekend of March 3 and 4 in Astorville.
The other clubs in the event included the Temiskaming Shores Puckhounds (an all-girls team) who captured the North Division Championship, the West Nipissing Sting who topped the West Division Championship, and M&M Food Market of North Bay who took the Central Division Championship.
Henry Wunsch fired the empty net clinching goal and had an assist, and Noah Backer potted the winner late in the second period as the Rockets doubled the Temiskaming Shores Puckhounds 4-2 in the championship final.
Teams were tied 1-1 after one period with Mattawa leading 3-2 after two frames. The Rockets held on to that lead, and with 37 seconds remaining scored the clincher when the Puckhounds removed their goaltender for an extra attacker. Other Rocket tallies were scored by Leah Chenier and Aedan Leadston. Joshua Neddo chipped in with an assist. Three penalties were called in the contest, two of them going to Mattawa.
Other members of the gold medal Rockets included Rylan Yule, Peyton
Whalley, Logan Morin, Pearson Martel-Groulx, Owen Williams, Kai Meilleur, Hailey Belanger, Kurt Guignion, Bradlee Bernard, and Madison Rodgers. Coaching staff included Brandon Neault (head coach), Brett Neault (assistant coach), and Sherri Brouse (manager/trainer).
In games before the championship, the Rockets downed M&M Food Market 4-1, stung the West Nipissing Sting 7-5, and chained the Puckhounds 3-1.
Wunsch was in on all Rocket goals in the first game, scoring the hat trick and adding an assist on the winning counter. His second goal in the second period was scored while the Rockets were killing a penalty, as Mattawa was hit with five of the seven penalties whistled down in the contest. Mattawa led 2-1 after one period, 4-1 after two frames, with the third stanza going scoreless. Whalley scored the eventual winning tally with 1:07 left in the first period.
Wunsch again was a force in the second contest, as he was in on six of the seven tallies, scoring five times and adding an assist on the winning goal. He fired a shorthanded counter in the first period. Morin had the other two red lighters including the winner with 3:42 left in the second period. Teams were tied 3-3 after one period with Mattawa leading 6-4 after two frames. The clubs traded goals in the final stanza. Other Rocket assists went to Martel-Groulx, Chenier and Williams. Mattawa received two of the three penalties called.
Neddo had a goal and an assist, and Morin had a pair of assists to lead the way for the Rockets in the third matchup. Wunsch rifled the winner early in the third period while Backer scored the clincher with 2:43 left. The Puckhounds had taken a 1-0 lead after the first period but the Rockets tied it at 1-1 after two frames. Each club received one penalty.
Poem credit to Jody Zarn.
Atom Rockets played in the Super Weekend on March 3rd and 4th, 2018.
They brought home GOLD !
Congratulations ROCKETS !
Peewee Rockets played in the Super Weekend on March 3rd and 4th, 2018.
They brought home BRONZE !
Congratulations ROCKETS !
The Novice Rockets played in the NDHL Novice House East Playoff this past weekend. The playoffs were hosted by Mattawa.
The Temiskaming Royals won GOLD!
Great effort and team work ROCKETS !
The Atom Rockets played in the NDHL Atom House East Playoff this past weekend. The playoffs were hosted by East Nipissing.
The Mattawa Rockets won GOLD!
Congratulations ROCKETS !