Riding the momentum of an appearance in the bronze medal final, at the Cruisers Cup Tournament (playing 6 games in less than 48 hours), the Islanders kicked off the regular season, with a 2-0 victory over Niagara. It was a hard-fought road win for the short-handed squad, but a great start and important 2 points, in what will be a challenging OSHA “Intermediate B” season.
The Islanders were recently featured in Snap’d Markham – a community-based, free publication that uses photos to promote life, entertainment and the spirit of the community.
Special thanks to Darrell Hein, for coming out to chat pre-game and take pics of us, the Northumberland Predators, and our fans.
Our upcoming playoff game against the Peterborough Patriots is featured on Snap’d calendar.
After a closely-contested 2-0 victory in the semifinals vs. Northumberland, the Islanders were in tough again on Champion’s Day vs. the Buffalo Sabres Gold.
The teams traded chances through 3 periods, with Markham maintaining most of the pressure, but an unlucky deflection during 3-on-3 overtime gave the visiting Sabres the 1-0 victory and a gold medal to declare at customs.
Heartbreak and disappointment aside, the team should be proud of their accomplishments, this season. We experienced a large turn-over in personnel (losing several veterans, but only adding 2 rookies and a new coach) and still managed to equal last year’s result of making the final. Congratulations to the entire team, our supporters, and to “Coach Diddy”, on a well-played season!
We now turn our focus to next season and strengthening our team/growing our program. Anybody interested in joining or sponsoring the team can reach us via the Contact form, or by calling our coach directly (Rick: 647-551-5909).