Elmvale Coyotes Tyke #2 Team, sponsored by our local Elmvale Tim Horton's, have
been practicing lots and working extremely hard on their
hockey skills since early September. The
Coaching staff of Kevin Fay, Cullen Fay, Rick Hales, Paul Stephens and Angela
Birch are extremely proud of this young team for displaying team work and good
sportsmanship while enjoying this great game of hockey.
Team members are made up of first year Tykes: Foster “Puck is Mine” McClung, Allison “Smile Big” Birch, Meghan “Pretty in Pink” Ritchie, Liam “Crazy Legs” Barber, Aiden “Small but Mighty” Seney and Nolan “The Goalie” Krause who have all improved greatly and have shown signs of offensive flair, dynamic defense and some of them have even stepped up and played well between the pipes.
Our Second year tykes include Mitchell “Always in Position” Hales, Preston “Out of my Way” Fay, Rowan “Fore-checking” Forigo, Emery “Sweet Scoring” Stephens, Noah “Freight Train” Johnston and Garrett “Cheddar More Better” Fay. This group of 12 players have passed the puck with precision, scored some pretty goals, back checked with tenacity and helped lead the team to an impressive record of 9-3-2.
This past weekend the Elmvale Coyotes Tyke #2 Timbits team traveled to Delhi for a tournament. For many of these players it was there first time away at such an event. And let me tell you they did not leave Delhi disappointed. Not only did the team play some great hockey with some fantastic passing, great goaltending and terrific goals to win 2 of their 3 games, but a lot of other fun was had by all.
Some of the highlights of the weekend include Emery’s goal with 19 seconds left to win the game 4-3 after trailing 3-0 with 9 minutes left to play. No one will forget the laughs we had when Nolan had his goal pads all on but missed putting his hockey pants on. Way to go Jeff!!!
The pool as usual added hours of fun or for Meghan, 10 hours of waterlogged excitement. Allison was underwater champ holding her breathe for a World Record, 26 count. We had cannon ball champions Noah along with Rowan’s dad Roger who was cannon ball teacher extraordinaire.
Liam was underwater flip champ, water up nose and all while many of the team enjoyed the hot tub and sauna treatment to help relax between games.
These young players will continue to practice hard and learn more hockey skills while playing out their remaining 5 regular season games. They will also participate in at least one more local tournament still to be determined.
Thanks to all the parents, siblings, grandparents and other Coyote fans who continue to support these young hockey stars. We are all looking forward to more fun yet to come.
Go Coyotes Go!!!