November 2018 report

The month of November has not been too kind for the Aardvarks, who posted a 2-5-2 record over the month.

A combination of a tough schedule and the lack of proper conditioning by a few of the veteran Aardvarks during the off-season is the direct link to starting the season three games under 0.500.

Some highlights over the month include Jayde Barkman’s 81 save performance agianst the Rifles on November 13th and Donny Buchko’s four goal night against the Brewsers on November 28th. At the well-oiled age of 76, Buchko continues to rewrite the history books of the IRHL.

Make sure to follow aardvarkshockey.ca to receive up-to-date reports about the team.

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First Monday of the Month Aardvark Fact

Due to Aardvark’s goalie Jayde Barkman’s unquenchable interest in nursery rhymes and his passion for vowels of the English language, he developed a keen interest in farming upon hearing ‘Old MacDonald Had a Farm’. EIEIO.

Barkman striking a pose while closing the gate to his heifers.

 

“Which Aardvark goalie best resembles 2018 Hockey Hall of Fame inductee Martin Brodeur?” poll results

Aardvark’s Nation believes that none of the Aardvark’s three netminders resemble Hockey Hall of Famer Martin Brodeur.

Thanks to all of those that participated. Make sure to cast your vote in the next Aardvark poll.

Breaking News

Aardvarks GM Gunner Gislason has been busy on the telephone with Parker Abuda’s agent, Roger Abuda, aka The Buddha, discussing a new contract. Gislason has until December 2, 2018 to make the signing before Abuda is ineligible to play in the IRHL for the remainder of the 2018/19 season and therefore only allowed to curl for the rest of the winter.

Abuda has been holding out the last two seasons for a more prominent role in the lineup and remains a restricted free agent, property of the Aardvarks, for another three years.

IRHL Scouting Report

Kyle Sigurdsson, The Shooters

The word around the arena:

Slightly passed his prime, Sigurdsson is still able to control most 1 v 1 situations. He is a hard nosed blueliner who is not scared to block shots despite his general sheepishness in every other aspect of the game.

Skills:

Scale Rating
Gunner Scale  82
The Cash Scale  34
Evinator Scale  89
J. Gu Scale  98
JR Finnson Scale  99
Overall Ability  80.4
*Legend*
Gunner Scale – wrist shot power, The Cash Scale – faceoff ability, Evinator Scale – durability, J. Gu Scale – aggressiveness, JR Finnson Scale – defensive awareness

Vote in the latest poll!

First Monday of the Month Aardvark Fact

Aardvark Jason Gulay hangs onions outside his front door a month before the IRHL season. This is a good way to keep the negative hockey Gods out of a house.

Onions grown in Gulay’s garden to specifically ward off bad hockey Gods.

“Which Aardvark will record the longest consecutive multi-point game streak in the 2018/2019 season?” poll results

Following the first two games of the IRHL season, several Aardvarks continue to hold a consecutive multi-point game scoring streak; Johannesson, Gislason, Fuz, Chwaliboga, Sigurdson, Finnson and Bobbee.

It will be interesting to see which Aardvark can maintain their ‘hot’ stick the longest.

You can catch the Aardvarks in action November 5th at the Arborg and District Arena at 9:00 pm against the Comrades.

Thanks to all of those that participated. Make sure to cast your vote in the next Aardvark poll.

The IRHL Commissioner’s 2018/2019 Official Greetings

IRHL Scouting Report

Brett Ostertag, The Pointers

The word around the arena:

Best known for his stickhandling skills, deking ability and wrist shot, Ostertag is the real deal. He possesses the size and the skill to take over IRHL games but at times he also leaves you wanting more.

Skills:

Scale Rating
Gunner Scale  95
Fuzarov Scale  88
CJ 16 Scale  80
T. Bobbee Scale  90
JR Finnson Scale  55
Overall Ability  81.6
*Legend*
Gunner Scale – wrist shot power, Fuzarov Scale – hockey sense, CJ 16 Scale – skating ability, T. Bobbee Scale – puck skills, JR Finnson Scale – defensive awareness