The hockey season finally started last night and for the ReMax All Stars, it started the way we would have wanted; with our first win.
It was a great line-up The team took a solid 4-1 victory over the Rebels. The game was close for most of the first 2 periods. The All Stars took the lead with the first goal of the season from Marc Allaire, so a quick scramble in front of the Rebels. Next was the ultimate game winner by Alan Benlolo; who was the latest addition to the team, taking the spot of the recently departed Zam. His goal was a a quick shot that hit its mark. The All Stars closed with 2 more quick goals in the 3rd period, including a bang-bang play from Al Murphy to Chris Clarke, where Chris was able to redirect the pass into the net for the 4th and final goal.
The team also looked great defensively; with solid play from the net to the blue line. Ian had a solid game in nets and his only blemish on the almost perfect night was a mad scramble around the net after he was unable to clear it. Ian stopped everything else including a spectacular toe save on a breakaway that would have tied the game at that time, but the Rebels were to be denied and the All Stars started the season on the right foot.
The REMAX Player of the Game: Ian Abramson
Some blurry pictures from after the game:
Ian After His Solid Performance:
Shep, Chris and Jimmy enjoying the victory:
So the All Stars look to a promising season after a great victory from everybody who was there.