Canadians showing steady improvement

The Fort Frances Midget ‘AA’ Canadians found themselves playing three games in three days here over the weekend, but managed to win two of them.
“We do a lot of conditioning with the boys all the time, so the boys have been training for this the whole season,” noted coach Dave Pollard.
The Canadians began the weekend with a 3-2 win over the Dryden Renegades Midget ‘AA’ team on Friday, but captain Travis Wolframe felt the score should have been much higher.
“We outplayed them, but we just couldn’t put the puck in the net,” he noted. “We ran into a hot goaltender. We put it everywhere, but it just didn’t go in.”
(Individual scorers could not be listed as the game sheet was not provided).
But it was a much different stoy Saturday as the Canadians romped to a 13-2 win over those same Renegades.
Matt McLellan and Wolframe led the attack with a hat trick each while Matt Beck added a pair of goals. Nick Wreggitt, George Ossachuk, Boyd Badiuk, Tyler Harris, and Brandon Roden rounded out the scoring.
Curtis Logue (two), Justin Scott, Scott Gurski, Matt Beacham, and Roden were credited with assists.
Unfortunately, the Canadians could not keep that momentum going against the Fort William Midget ‘AA’ team (Thunder Bay) on Sunday morning, falling by a score of 8-2.
(Individual scorers could not be listed as the game sheet was not provided).
“We’ve really improved since the start of the season, as individuals and as a team,” said Pollard.
That sentiment was shared by Wolframe, who has been impressed with the development of the team from the start of the season to now.
“Everyone has improved,” he noted. “We started out the year pretty shaky, but we’ve really come together has a team now.
“I think we’ve come a long way since the season began,” Wolframe added.

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