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.
Anyway, action on the ice at the Mike Rodden Arena recently saw the Tyke and Novice teams join forces and engage in a fun exhibition tussle, with the score finally ending in a 12-12 stalemate.
The Tyke 2018-19 roster, which contains Squirt aged players, includes Ethan Barnhardt, Lacy Bellaire, Colton Champagne, Isabella Champagne, Barrett Chicquen, Dillan Dupras, Calvin Duquette, Alexander Gallupe, Kowen InDenBosch, Quinn Jodouin, Asher Marcotte, Benjamin Marcotte, Tripp McNabb, Chad Michaud, Jude Neault, Sadie Snider, Jace Tolton, Dali Turcotte, Ryder Whalley, Dalton Wilson, and Aubree Wilson——21 players in total.
Coaching staff for the Tyke club includes Joe McNabb (coach), Danny Turcotte (assistant coach), Kathryn Neault (trainer), and Chantale Duquette (manager).
On October 27, the Novice Rockets travelled to Astorville, and returned home with a 6-2 victory over the East Nipissing Vipers.
Rain Meilleur, with the first two goals of his minor hockey career, and Owen Smith, also with a pair of tallies, led the way for the Rockets. Other goals went to Dominik Pellerin and Colton Sarrazin. Sarrazin’s goal turned out to be the winner. The Vipers led 1-0 after the first period, but five goals in less than eight minutes in the second frame carried the Rockets to the win. It was 5-2 after the second period for Mattawa, with the Rockets getting the only tally in the third stanza.
Other players on the Novice roster include Reid Backer, Chase Rodgers, Kaydence InDenBosch, Owen Marcotte, River Walters, Roslyn Yule, and Bryson Carrier.
That same day, the Atom Rockets were in Temiscaming, Quebec, and didn’t have a very good time, having sizzled and crashed, as the Royals crowned them 10-1. There was no stopping Pierre-Luc Bernard as he potted five goals for the Royals. Blake Belanger fired the lone goal for Mattawa.
And again on that same day, the Bantam Rockets were also in Temiscaming, and after losing a close 3-2 decision to the Royals in the first game, the Rockets bounced back with a very impressive 4-1 beating of the Quebec club in the second matchup.
Maddox Backer and Eoghan Drumm fired the goals for Mattawa in the first match, with Bryant Elliott earning an assist. It was 1-1 after one period, 2-2 after two frames, with Mattawa coming back to knot things late in both frames. Temiscaming eventually fired the winner with 2:36 remaining in the final stanza.
The next contest was a different story as the Rockets led from start to finish. After building up a 3-0 lead in the first period, and leading 4-0 after two frames, the Rockets cruised through the third stanza; the bid for a shutout was broken with 5:13 left in the game.
Elliott scored once, which turned out to be the winning goal, and added an assist for the Rockets. Other tallies went to Drumm, Backer, and Cari Bernard. Faidge Janveaux chipped in with an assist.
With only four skaters on the bench, the Rockets were impressive defensively and offensively, the goaltending was sound, and although she didn’t figure in the scoring, defenseman (or defensegirl), Kelora Huard, probably the best player on the ice that day, was all over the ice, breaking up Royal plays, clearing the puck out of the defensive zone, and occasionally sneaking into the Royal end for a chance on goal.
Other players on the Bantam roster include William Thompson-Gariepy, John VonHassell, Alex Roberts, and Daniel Franceour.
Coaching staff includes Denis Janveaux (coach/trainer), Brett Neault (assistant coach), Ryan Yerlitz (assistant coach), and Ashley Jodouin (manager).