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DECEMBER TICKET OFFERS

 UPCOMING HOME GAMES

December 20th vs. Niagara Falls at 7:30

January 3rd vs. St. Catharines at 7:30

TICKET PRICING

Adults - $10 ... Children, Students, Seniors - $5

SPECIAL ADVANCE GROUP OFFERS

5 TICKETS FOR $20 ... 15 TICKETS FOR $50

CONTACT BRIAN LEWIS AT 905-973-9149 OR EMAIL BRIAN@ANCASTERAVALANCHE.CA

Richard stars as Avs win 4 straight

ANCASTER (December 15)—Goalkeeper Blake Richard has given the Ancaster Avalanche the hot hand as the club skates toward the Christmas break.

Last Saturday night Ancaster downed Thorold Blackhawks 4-1 last night in the Morgan Firestone Arena, to win their, and Richard’s fourth Golden Horseshoe Conference Junior B game in a row.

The previous night, Ancaster blanked the Pelham Panthers 3-0 at Pelham.  The shutout was the second of the season for Richard.

Owen Burnell paced the Avs with a goal and an assist last night again Thorold.  Single goals went to Mike Pollice, Cole Nagy, and Hayden Guitard.  Michael Faliero assisted on two scoring plays.

Friday night at Pelham, Richard earned his second shutout of the season as Guitard, Ryan Knill, and Ryan Cox accounted for the Ancaster goals.  Lucas Triemstra had two assists.

Next action for the Avs is against the Niagara Falls Canucks on Saturday, December 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the Morgan Firestone Arena.  Monday, December 22 the Avalanche play the Caledonia Pro-Fit Corvairs in the Haldimand Arena at 7:30 p.m. before closing out 2014 with a game in the Fort Erie Leisure Plex against the Meteors at 5:15 p.m. on Sunday, December 28.

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The Avalanche is coming off a strong month having won eight of its past nine games, and is moving up in the standings.  Its leading scorer Black Luscombe was recognized as the GHC's Forward of the Month for November.

To celebrate this success, the Avalanche is offering special group rates! 

The club wishes to offer its players to attend team practices, and wishes to continue to provide the opportunity for minor hockey players, and figure skaters to participate in games during the intermission, or to line up with the club for the opening ceremonies.

The Avalanche also offers birthday party opportunities, the opportunity to drop the puck in ceremonial face-offs, and the rights to the 50/50 proceeds at home games.

UPCOMING HOME GAMES

 December 20 vs. Niagara Falls at 7:30 p.m.

January 3 vs. St. Catharines at 7:30 p.m.

TICKET PRICING

Adults - $10

Children, Students, Seniors - $5

SPECIAL ADVANCE

GROUP OFFERS

5 TICKETS FOR $20

15 TICKETS FOR $50

                                 For more information, please visit www.ancasteravalanche.ca

or call 905-973-9149 or email brian@ancasteravalanche.ca 

Avalanche Win 4th in a Row; Richard Stars Again

ANCASTER (December 14)—Ancaster Avalanche dumped the Thorold Blackhawks 4-1 last night to win their fourth Golden Horseshoe Conference Junior B game in a row in the Morgan Firestone Arena.

The previous night, Ancaster blanked the Pelham Panthers 3-0 at Pelham.  The shutout was the second of the season for goalkeeper Blake Richard.

Owen Burnell paced the Avs with a goal and an assist last night again Thorold.  Single goals went to Mike Pollice, Cole Nagy, and Hayden Guitard.  Michael Faliero assisted on two scoring plays.

Friday night at Pelham, Richard earned his second shutout of the season as Guitard, Ryan Knill, and Ryan Cox accounted for the Ancaster goals.  Lucas Triemstra had two assists.

Next action for the Avs is against the Niagara Falls Canucks on Saturday, December 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the Morgan Firestone Arena.

Stars were aligned for Luscombe and Avs

  Saturday tonight, Golden Horseshoe League Convenor Paul Quaranta presented Blake Luscombe with the November Golden Horseshoe Forward of the Month Award; he scored 10 goals and 13 assists for 23 points in 11 games.  Photo by Scott Merwin  

ANCASTER (December 9)—The stars were aligned for the Ancaster Avalanche last week as they posted back-to-back Golden Horseshoe Conference  Junior B victories over Pelham Panthers and Niagara Falls Canucks, and had their leading scorer honoured by the Ontario Hockey Association.

Prior to last Saturday’s game, GHC Convenor Paul Quaranta presented Blake Luscombe with the November Golden Horseshoe Forward of the Month Award in recognition of his scoring streak of 10 goals and 13 assists for 23 points in 11 games.  Luscombe leads the Avs with 12 goals and 23 assists for 35 points in 18 games including four powerplay goals and two game-winning goals.

That night, the Avalanche led by their November Golden Horseshoe Forward of the Month, downed Pelham 3-1 in GHC action in the Morgan Firestone Arena.  The previous night, Friday night, Michael Faliero scored the game-winner on the final shot of the shootout in the Avs 6-5 win over Niagara Falls in the Niagara Falls Gale Centre.                   

Faliero scored twice last Friday, and added an assist, while Luscombe added a goal and two assists. Lucas Triemstra and Cole Nagy scored the other goals.  Ryan Knill assisted on three of the Avs goals.  The following night, Mike Pollice, Zach Maciel and Spencer Leenders scored for Ancaster while Luscombe assisted on two of the Avalanche goals.

The victories ran the Avs winning streak to two games, and gave them a firm hold on fourth place with 16 wins, nine losses and three overtime/shootout losses.

Friday (December 12), the Panthers play host to the Avalanche at 7:30 p.m. in the Pelham Arena before the Thorold Blackhawks meet the Avalanche Saturday night (December 13) at 7:30 p.m. in the Firestone Arena.

Ancaster Midget AA Girls host China

Last week, the Ancaster Avalanche assisted with the Ancaster Midget AA Girls hockey team with their game against Team China.  The girls were provided with the Avalanche dressing room, and several of the team’s staff filled off-ice for the AA Midgets.  

Luscombe rewarded; Avs win two in a row

ANCASTER(December 6)—Ancaster Avalanche led by November Golden Horseshoe Forward of the Month, Blake Luscombe, scored three times in the first 40 minutes as they downed the Pelham Panthers 3-1 in Golden Horseshoe Conference Junior B action tonight in the Morgan Firestone Arena.

Friday night, Michael Faliero scored the game winner on the final shot of the shootout as the Avalanche edged the Niagara Falls Canucks 6-5 in the Gale Centre.

The back-to-back victories ran the Avs winning streak to two games.

Next Friday, the Panthers play host to the Avalanche at 7:30 p.m. in the Pelham Arena before entertaining the Thorold Blackhawks next Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the Firestone Arena.

Faliero scored twice Friday night, and added an assist.  Luscombe connected for a goal and two assists with Lucas Triemstra and Cole Nagy scoring the other goals.  Ryan Knill assisted on three of the Ancaster goals.

Tonight, Mike Pollice, Zach Maciel and Spencer Leenders scored for Ancaster while Luscombe, Golden Horseshoe Forward of the Month Award recipient assisted on two of the Avalanche goals.

Prior to this evening’s game, Golden Horseshoe League Convenor Paul Quaranta presented Luscombe with the November Golden Horseshoe Forward of the Month Award in recognition of him scoring 10 goals and assisting on 13 others for 23 points in 11 games that he played.

Luscombe and Pollice shine in loss to Caledonia

ANCASTER (December 1)—Caledonia Pro Fit Corvairs scored four times in the opening period en route to a 6-4 win over the Ancaster Avalanche in a penalty-filled Golden Horseshoe Conference Junior B hockey game last Saturday night in the Morgan Firestone Arena.

However, it was the club’s two scoring sensations, Blake Luscombe and Mike Pollice, who gave some brilliance to the game.  Luscombe scored twice and assisted on another goal, while Pollice added a goal and two assists.  Ben Hughes added the fourth goal.

Luscombe leads the Avalanche in scoring with 11 goals and 19 assists for 30 points in 16 games while Pollice holds second spot with nine goals and 13 assists for 22 points in 20 games.

“We are very pleased with how we have done in November.  At the start of the month, we set team goals of nine wins, and end up getting eight wins and an overtime loss.  We are definitely starting to play more consistently, and learning what we need to do to have success,” said General Manager and Coach Ryan Kuwabara.

“We have a done a great job of doing the little things such as getting pucks out of our zone, putting pucks at our opponents net, and not giving up odd man rushes, and playing well defensively.”

Kuwabara says that he likes everyone is buying into a team first attitude, and making it difficult for other teams, by outworking them all on the ice.  “We can't be satisfied where we are now, we have to get better and push each other if we are going to be considered a top team in this league.”

Last Saturday’s loss ended the Avs winning streak at six.  The club sits in fourth place in GHC with 14 wins, nine losses and three overtime losses for 31points in 26 games.

Next action for Ancaster is in Niagara Falls against the Canucks on Friday, December 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Gale Centre.  Saturday night (December 6), they entertain Pelham Panthers at 7:30 p.m. in the Morgan Firestone Arena.

Luscombe scores twice to lead the Ancaster attack

ANCASTER (November 29)—Caledonia Pro Fit Corvairs scored four times in the first period as they defeated the Ancaster Avalanche 6-4 in a penalty-filled Golden Horseshoe Conference Junior B hockey game tonight in the Morgan Firestone Arena.

The loss ended the Avs winning streak at six, and leaves them in fourth place in the standings with 14 wins, nine losses and three overtime losses for 31points in 26 games.  Next action for Ancaster is in Niagara Falls against the Canucks on Friday, December 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Gale Centre.

Blake Luscombe paced the Ancaster attack with two goals and one assist. Mike Pollice added a goal and two assists with Ben Hughes getting the other goal.  Caledonia outshot the Avs 54-27.

Ancaster wins sixth in battle for lead

ANCASTER (November 24)—Six in a row and counting, that’s mantra of the Ancaster Avalanche after Michael Pollice scored his third goal of the game in the shootout to give Ancaster a 3-2 victory over Welland Junior Canadians, Sunday night in Golden Horseshoe Conference Junior B action in the Welland Arena.

The victory for Ancaster put the Avs in a tie for second with the St. Catharines Falcons.  The Avs have a record of 14 wins, eight losses and three overtime-shootout losses for 31 points in 25 games.

Last Sunday, the Avs outshot Welland 46-38, and finished the night with eight Ancaster shots in overtime.  Welland had just two shots on goal. 

That night, following a goalless first period, Jack Fitzgerald and Kris Melna put the Junior Canadians on the scoreboard.  In the third, Ancaster’s Mike Pollice with a pair of powerplay goals lifted the Avs into a 2-2 tie.  Pollice’s third goal of the contest, and the game-winner came in the shootout.  Ben Hughes assisted on two of the Ancaster goals.

Last Saturday night, the Avalanche defeated Pelham 8-5 at home for the second night in a row.  The previous night, at Pelham, they downed the Panthers 9-6 while out shooting them 47-31.


Avs Affiliate with Glanbrook Rangers

 

The Ancaster Jr Avalanche are very pleased to announce their team affiliation with the Glanbrook Rangers of the Niagara District Jr Hockey League.

 

General Manager and Head Coach Ryan Kuwabara says “Glanbrook have a number of very good young players that can help out our team throughout the season if injuries and suspensions impact our game roster. We have invited their players to attend our practices in order to familiarize themselves with our systems and make the transition easier. It also allows us to look at the development of their players and hopefully make the jump to our team in the future.” 

Avalanche's Zach Neminen Heads to Buffalo State

Ancaster's leading scorer the past 2 season's has agreed to attend Buffalo State!  The Bengals play in the 9 team SUNYAC division of the NCAA..

The Ajax, Ontario native led the Avalanche with 73 points including 36 goals during the 2013-2014 campaign. 

Everyone in the Avalanche organization congratulate Zach and wish him good luck!  



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Interested in Billeting a Player

 

The Ancaster Avalanche are now taking host family applications for the 2014-2015 hockey season.  As we embark on another season and expectations run high, the Jr Avalanche are seeking families willing to open their homes to out of town players. These billet families will be an integral part of the success of our Hockey Club.

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