The first games of the season for the Chebucto Atlantics showed some real promise for this group. In the first away game Chebucto lost a narrow 1-0 battle against the Tasa Black U11AA squad. Some nerves were apparent as the TASA Black Ducks group presented the Atlantics with a constant attack and solid defensive play. The Atlantics held tight with a 0-0 tie heading into the 3rd and missed a few good chances, but the Ducks scored mid-way through the third for the single marker of the game. Wyatt Esbaugh put on a clinic in U11AA goaltending and came away with the player of the game and Stick of Awesomeness, but, like the team, salty at the loss of a duck dinner.
Next up was the Atlantics home opener againt the Dartmouth Whalers Gold squad and the Atlantics were ready to rock. Parker Douglas opened the scoring midway through the first on an assist from Sargeant-Greenwood, with the Whalers responding with 2 seconds left of the frame during a tough net scramble. From then on the Atlantics shut the door and poured on the juice with Bowen Cranston sniping the game winning goal from the Ovechin office top left circle. Avia Brown and Lokua Calvert added insurance markers. Philip Calvert was a tower on defence and took home the Stick of Awesomeness as player of the game.
After a health and conditioning stint the team is back at it Monday Nov 15th against a dynamic Halifax Hawks team Centennial at 6pm. Lets Bring the Noise. Go Atlantics!