Kamsack holds successful minor hockey day

November 17 was minor hockey day in Kamsack. The Broda Sportsplex was jam-packed with players, coaches, families and fans for the entire day as all Flyers teams had a game to play throughout the day.

Kamsack Atom Flyers came up with a real team effort win.

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The Atom team faced the Cote Selects, which didn’t have far to travel for this tilt.

Everything was clicking early and often for the Flyers as they came out flying and put up eight goals in the first period on the way to a rewarding win.

“It was great to see us play as a team as everyone was involved offensively and defensively for a full 60 minutes.” said Jeremy Allard, coach.

In the first period, No. 8 Rhys Lawless, No. 3 Hayden Quewezance and No. 19 Zac Keshane all scored their first goals of the season. As the first period came to a close the Flyers had an 8 to 1 lead.

The Flyers kept their foot on the gas pedal and put another six goals on the board in the second. A bright spot for the Cote Selects was the play of No. 87 Bryden Cochrane, as he scored two of his five goals in this game in the second period.

It looked like the Kamsack coach had a gut feeling as he played one of his defenseman, No. 16 Brady Rezansoff, up to forward for a few shifts. And on his second shift playing the wing, Rezansoff pounced on a loose puck in the high slot and beat Cote’s goalie low on the far side for his first goal of the year.

After watching many of his teammates score their first goals of the year, No. 7 Parker Lorenzo of the Flyers figured he would join in and put his name on the list of players who were getting off the “shnide.” So, in the final frame, he took a nice pass from No.9 Chase Hembling at the side of the net and buried his opportunity in the back of the yawning cage.

The Flyers would finish the game with an 18 to 6 win.

In the last game of the day, the pee wee Flyers also played against the team from down the road, the Cote Peewee Selects, and pulled away to a high scoring win.

It was a tightly played first period with end to end action. Both goalies were keeping their teams in the game early. First year Flyers goalie No. 31 Brooke Taylor probably faced the most rubber in the opening frame, but both goalies must have felt good about their play heading into the first intermission with the game knotted up at 3.

The Flyers had more jump in their step for the second period as they controlled most of the play and were rewarded with five second period goals. No. 52 Kaylee Keshane scored the flyers fifth goal of the game with a great, low, hard wrist shot from the point that dangled the twine for her first of the year.

At the end of the second period the Flyers had some breathing room with an 8 to 5 lead.

The Flyers kept the ball rolling in the third, accumulating the team’s biggest period of the year in this young season so far with eight goals to put the game out of reach.

No. 43 Carter Salahub scored his first of the year with 4:09 left on a hard snapshot that beat a sprawled Cote goalie.

The goals of the game followed No. 42 Haven Krawetz was rewarded for her hard work all game long. Krawetz took a feed from No. 40 Bobby Taylor and caught the goalie sliding from post to post. Haven tucked it away into the back of the net. The fans, and especially the Flyers bench, erupted as they knew that was Haven’s first goal as a Peewee player.

Not to be outdone, with 43 seconds left, No. 57 Willard Keshane found a loose puck in the high slot and ripped a low wrister into the net. The “big man from Kamsack” was so elated that he showed the fans how happy he was with a loud scream. You could see the young man’s smile from anywhere in the arena as he skated down the middle of the ice pumping his fist for his first celebration after scoring that goal. It was almost like he was winning a bet.

The final horn sounded and the Flyers won 16 to 6.