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 UPCOMING HOME GAMES

January 24th vs. Niagara Falls at 7:30

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

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

“Thanks To U Thursday” returns to Firestone

ANCASTER(January 24)--“Thanks To U Thursday” sponsored by Vine and Partners returns this Thursday (January 29) when the Ancaster Avalanche face off against the Pelham Panthers at 7:30 p.m. in the Morgan Firestone Arena.

“Thanks To U Thursday” means that two-dollar tickets will be offered to all participants and coaches in Ancaster Girls and Boys Minor Hockey, and the Ancaster Figure Skating Club who wear their team sweaters, team jackets, and/or team uniforms, or Ancaster Avalanche Merchandise. 

That night, the Avalanche will be looking to avenge their 3-1 loss to the Niagara Falls Canucks tonight in Golden Horseshoe Conference Junior B action in the Firestone Arena.

Tonight’s loss to the Canucks leaves Ancaster in a fourth place tie with Niagara Falls with 21 wins, 16 losses and three overtime losses for 45 points in 40 games.

Ancaster’s Max Balinson opened the scoring with a powerplay goal at 15:39 of the first period but that was all the scoring they would get.  Four minutes later Trevor Simonick scored his first of two goals to earn the victory.  Frank Pucci had the other Falls goal.

GHC Allstar Game

Six members of the Ancaster Avalanche including one of the Golden Horseshoe Junior B Conference’s top hockey guns are ready to do battle for Team Black in the 2014-15 Allstar Game at Fort Erie on Monday, January 26 in the Fort Erie Leisure Plex.

On the ice for the Avalanche will be goalkeeper Blake Richard, defencemen Lucas Triemstra, and Ryan Knill and forwards Cole Nagy, Ben Hughes, and Blake Luscombe.

Tickets for the GHC Allstar game at Fort Erie on Monday January 26 are $9 for Adults, $7 for Students and Seniors.  Children under the age of six will be admitted free of charge.

23rd Ancaster Community Food Drive

Volunteers are needed to deliver flyers door to door on February 14th and to pick up Food Donations on Saturday February 21st.  This is crucial because without the food we cannot help those in need throughout the city.  People are also needed to unload the trucks and cars used to bring food to the Parish Hall that day. Assistance is also required to take the donated items to each of the Hamilton Food Banks on Monday, February 23rd.

For more information contact

Brian Lewis at brian@ancasteravalanche.ca or at 905-973-9149

Ancaster gains weekend split

ANCASTER (January 19)—Ancaster Avalanche rebounded with a 2-1 overtime victory over Welland Junior Canadians after falling 5-2 to the Caledonia Pro-Fit Corvairs last Friday night in Golden Horseshoe Conference Junior B action the following night in the Morgan Firestone Arena.

Last Friday, the Avs held a 2-1 lead after the opening period, but the Corvairs proved to be too much to handle, scoring four times the following 40 minutes of play.  Mike Pollice and Alex Zaccaria scored for Ancaster with Nate Gomes, Connor Bramwell, Connor Patton, Austin McEneny and Mitch Purdie replying for the Corvairs, and that was Purdie much it for the Avs.

Saturday’s victory left Ancaster in fourth place in the standings with 22 wins, 14 loses and three overtime losses for 47 points in 39 games.  Next action for the Avs is on Saturday, January 24 against the Niagara Falls Canucks in the Firestone Arena at 7:30 p.m.

Brett Farrelly with a first period powerplay goal gave Ancaster the early lead with Adam Burnett and Ryan Knill assisting at 4:11.  It was not until the final four minutes of the middle period that Welland was able to get on the board with a powerplay goal by Brayden Stortz.

From that point onward, both teams skated through a goalless third period and into the overtime.  With 20 seconds left to play, Chris Klack scored his fifth goal of the season, the game winner, with Luke Zupan and Adam Burnett drawing the assists.

GHC Allstar Game

Six members of the Ancaster Avalanche including one of the Golden Horseshoe Junior B Conference’s top hockey guns are ready to do battle for Team Black in the 2014-15 Allstar Game at Fort Erie on Monday, January 26 in the Fort Erie Leisure Plex.

On the ice for the Avalanche will be goalkeeper Blake Richard, defencemen Lucas Triemstra, and Ryan Knill and forwards Cole Nagy, Ben Hughes, and Blake Luscombe.

Tickets for the GHC Allstar game at Fort Erie on Monday January 26 are $9 for Adults, $7 for Students and Seniors.  Children under the age of six will be admitted free of charge.

For more information contact

Brian Lewis at brian@ancasteravalanche.ca or at 905-973-9149

Klack scores OT winner for Ancaster

ANCASTER (January 17)—After falling 5-2 to the Caledonia Pro-Fit Corvairs last night, Ancaster Avalanche rebounded with a 2-1 overtime victory over Welland Junior Canadians in Golden Horseshoe Conference Junior B action tonight in the Morgan Firestone Arena.

The victory leaves Ancaster in fourth place in the standings 22 wins, 14 loses and three overtime losses for 47 points in 39 games.  Next action for the Avs is on Saturday, January 24 against the Niagara Falls Canucks in the Firestone Arena at 7:30 p.m.

Brett Farrelly with a first period powerplay goal gave Ancaster the early lead with Adam Burnett and Ryan Knill assisting at 4:11.  It was not until the final four minutes of the middle period that Welland was able to get on the board with a powerplay goal by Brayden Stortz.

From that point onward, both teams skated through a goalless third period and into the overtime.  Then with 20 seconds left to play Chris Klack scored his fifth goal of the season, the game winner, with Luke Zupan and Adam Burnett drawing the assists.

GHC Allstar Game

Six members of the Ancaster Avalanche including one the Golden Horseshoe Junior B Conference hockey guns are ready to do battle for Team Black in the 2014-15 Allstar Game at Fort Erie on Monday, January 26 in the Fort Erie Leisure Plex.

On the ice for the Avalanche will be goalkeeper Blake Richard, defencemen Lucas Triemstra, and Ryan Knill and forwards Cole Nagy, Ben Hughes, and Blake Luscombe.

Tickets for the GHC Allstar game at Fort Erie on Monday January 26 are $9 for Adults, $7 for Students and Seniors.  Children under the age of six will be admitted free of charge.

For more information contact

Brian Lewis at brian@ancasteravalanche.ca or at 905-973-9149

Ancaster makes 3 playoff acquisitions

ANCASTER (January 12)—It was a busy weekend for General Manager and Coach Ryan Kuwabara, and the Ancaster Avalanche of the Golden Horseshoe Conference Junior B hockey league.

Saturday night at Fort Erie, the Avs on Max Balinson’s third period powerplay goal rallied to edge the Fort Erie Meteors 3-2 in the Fort Erie Leisure Plex.

In addition, the club had to contend with the Ontario hockey Association’s January 10 cutdown deadline, after which the new season (post-season preparation) began for the team and those who guide it.

Over the weekend, Kuwabara and company acquired Adam Burnett of the Milton Ice Hawks of the Ontario Provincial Junior A Hockey League for Ryan Sullivan, Brendan McLennan from Philadelphia Revolution of the Eastern Hockey League’s Southern Division plus Jesse Hilton from the Guelph Storm of the Ontario Hockey League.

Ancaster dealt Marcus Baird to the Strathroy Rockets of the Western Conference of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League, and moved Zach Maciel to the Hagersville Hawks of the Niagara District Junior C league.

“I think we have a chance to move up in the standings before playoffs begin, “said Kuwabara, “however, we are going to have to work really hard with our new players to get them to understand our systems.”

Kuwabara said that he was excited about the future because this version of the team is probably the deepest in talent the organization has had. To Ryan, there is the hope that they can put it all together, and have success.

Saturday night, Chris Klack scored once and set up the winning goal by Balinson for Ancaster.  Luke Zupan assisted on two goals as the club outshot Fort Erie 31-26.  Richard DeMarco and Wade Kenny replied for the Meteors.

The next action for the Avalanche is Friday (January 16) against the Caledonia Pro-Fit Corvairs in the Haldimand Arena at 7:30.p.m.  Saturday, January 17, the Welland Junior Canadians play the Avs at 7:30 p.m. in the Morgan Firestone Arena.

GHC Allstar Game

Six members of the Ancaster Avalanche including one the Golden Horseshoe Junior B Conference hockey guns are ready to do battle for Team Black in the 2014-15 Allstar Game at Fort Erie on Monday, January 26 in the Fort Erie Leisure Plex.

On the ice for the Avalanche will be goalkeeper Blake Richard, defencemen Lucas Triemstra, and Ryan Knill and forwards Cole Nagy, Ben Hughes, and Blake Luscombe.

Tickets for the GHC Allstar game at Fort Erie on Monday January 26 are $9 for Adults, $7 for Students and Seniors.  Children under the age of six will be admitted free of charge.

For more information contact

Brian Lewis at brian@ancasteravalanche.ca or at 905-973-9149

Ancaster rallies to edge Fort Erie

ANCASTER (January 10)—Ancaster Avalanche scored twice in the first, Fort Erie Meteors replied twice in the second, but it was Max Balinson’s powerplay goal at 12:11 of the third that gave the Avalanche to a 3-2 win over Fort Erie Meteors in Golden Horseshoe Conference Junior B action last night in the Fort Erie Leisure Plex.

Chris Klack scored once and set up the winning goal by Balinson.  Luke Zupan assisted on two of the three Ancaster goals.  Ancaster outshot Fort Erie 31-26.

Richard DeMarco and Wade Kenny replied for the Meteors.  Anthony Passero assisted on both Fort Erie goals.

Next action for the Avalanche is Friday, January 16 against the Caledonia Pro-Fit Corvairs in the Haldimand Arena at 7:30.p.m.  Saturday, January 17, the Welland Junior Canadians will play the Avs at 7:30 p.m. in the Morgan Firestone Arena.

GHC Allstar Game

Six members of the Ancaster Avalanche including one the Golden Horseshoe Junior B Conference hockey guns are ready to do battle for Team Black in the 2014-15 Allstar Game at Fort Erie on Monday, January 26 in the Fort Erie Leisure Plex.

On the ice for the Avalanche will be goalkeeper Blake Richard, defencemen Lucas Triemstra, and Ryan Knill and forwards Cole Nagy, Ben Hughes, and Blake Luscombe.

Tickets for the GHC Allstar game at Fort Erie on Monday January 26 are $9 for Adults, $7 for Students and Seniors.  Children under the age of six will be admitted free of charge.

For more information contact

Brian Lewis at brian@ancasteravalanche.ca or at 905-973-9149

Six Avs in 2014-15 GHC Allstar Game

ANCASTER (January 5)– Six members of the Ancaster Avalanche including one the Golden Horseshoe Junior B Conference hockey guns are ready to do battle for Team Black in the 2014-15 Allstar Game at Fort Erie on Monday, January 26 in the Fort Erie Leisure Plex.

The game will featured some of the most talented players from across the League, and are not limited to age. Players range in age from 16 to 20 years.  The selections are based on on-ice performance, leadership among other qualities.

Hitting the ice for the Avalanche will be goalkeeper Blake Richard, defencemen Lucas Triemstra, and Ryan Knill and forwards Cole Nagy, Ben Hughes, and Blake Luscombe.  Luscombe leads the Avalanche in scoring with 40 points in 23 games based on 13 goals and 27 assists.  Richard is sixth among Conference goaltenders with 15 wins and six losses including two shutouts in 23 games.

Tickets for the GHC Allstar game at Fort Erie on Monday January 26 are $9 for Adults, $7 for Students and Seniors.  Children under the age of six will be admitted free of charge.

Following are the rosters for the two competing teams.

Team Black    WELLAND-ANCASTER-NIAGARA FALLS-THOROLD

POS    TEAM Last Name      First Name     Jersey #          Hometown

G         ANC    Richard          Blake              1                      Stoney Creek, ON

D         ANC    Triemstra       Lucas              2                      Stoney Creek, ON

D         THB     Geddes           Quinn              4                      Thorold, ON

F          THB     Langdon          Kyle                 7                      Thorold, ON

F          WEC   Stortz               Brayden          8                      Welland, ON

D         NFC    Millejours         Kevin               10                    Welland, ON

F          NFC    Slade               Nigel                11                    St. Catharines, ON

F          WEC   Fitzgerald        Jack                15                    Welland, ON

F          ANC    Nagy               Cole                16                    Oakville, ON

F          WEC   Cuglietta          Matt                 19                    Sault Ste. Marie, ON

F          NFC    Lansfield          Zack                21                    Oshawa, ON

D         ANC    Knill                Ryan               22                    Hamilton, ON

F          ANC    Hughes           Ben                 27                    Midland, ON

F          NFC    Wright              Austin              28                    Niagara Falls, ON

G         WEC   Janzen                        Chris                29                    Pelham, ON

G         THB     Astorino           Josh                31                    Niagara Falls, ON

D         NFC    Hollowell          Mac                 44                    Niagara Falls, ON

D         THB     Sehovic           Tyler                52                    Sault Ste. Marie, ON

D         WEC   Allan                Josh                53                    Severn Bridge, ON

D         WEC   Ruggi               Gabe               71                    Thorold, ON

F          THB     Mendonca       Mitchell            72                    Thorold, ON

F          ANC    Luscombe      Blake              90                    Burlington, ON

F          THB     Postiglione       Anthony           97                    Markham, ON

 

Team White   CALEDONIA-ST. CATHARINES-FORT ERIE-PELHAM

POS    TEAM Last Name      First Name     Jersey #          Hometown

G         FEM    Conway           Liam                1                      Concord, OH

D         PEL     DeMaeyer       Jake                5                      Markham, ON

D         FEM    Sivolotti           Paolo               6                      Fort Erie, ON

F          CAL     Peacock          Jordan             7                      Burlington, ON

F          SCF     Morrison          Tyler                9                      Mississauga, ON

D         PEL     Rooke             Shawn             12                    North York, ON

F          CAL     Bramwell         Connor            13                    Hamilton, ON

F          SCF     Jackson          Tyler                14                    Wainfleet, ON

F          CAL     Patton              Connor            16                    Owen Sound, ON

F          PEL     Sorrentino       Anthony           17                    Woodbridge, ON

F          SCF     Doucette         Ryan               19                    Waterloo, ON

F          PEL     Quesnelle        Riley                24                    Port Colborne, ON

D         SCF     Cercone          Brandon          26                    Welland, ON

G         CAL     Entmaa           Kevin               35                    Milton, ON

F          FEM    Kenny              Wade               40                    Cambridge, ON

G         SCF     D Ilario             Jonathan         47                    St. Catharines, ON

D         SCF     Felker              Justin               51                    St. Catharines, ON

D         FEM    Martin              Bryce              55                    Fort Erie, ON

F          FEM    DeMarco         Richard           61                    Niagara Falls, NY

F          FEM    Marino             Jared               62                    Niagara Falls, ON

F          PEL     O Connell        Riley                91                    Whitby, ON

D         CAL     Ratchford        Todd                95                    Georgetown, ON

D         CAL     McEneny        Austin              97                    Waterdown, ON

For more information contact

Brian Lewis at brian@ancasteravalanche.ca or at 905-973-9149


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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