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Christmas Turkey of the Game Award

The second annual Christmas turkey of the game award goes to Gunner Gislason. Even though the Aardvarks outshone the Comrades tonight, Gunner was not his usual self…recording a season low -3 in tonight’s affair.

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November 2017 report

The Aardvarks are off the mediocre start this 2017/18 campaign, posting a 4-5-0 record.

New acquisition Evan Kassay has brought some more size and muscle to the Aardvark’s lineup. He is doing a good job filling the void of Parker Abuda, who is currently holding out for more money and more ice time.

Like the beginning of last year, Cory Johannesson is off to a sluggish start, performing well below his 2.5 goals/game career average. The absence of Abuda could have an impact with his current point production. Johannesson has to up his performance this December, as his 22 year contract is expiring at the end of this season. He is currently at the top of this year’s IRHL trade bait list.

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

Final Score: Aardvarks 1 – Rifles 0 (Forfeit)

IRHL Bulletin:

The Aardvarks remain undefeated on home ice while the Riverton Rifles suffered their first away loss of the season.

Scoring Summary:

Gunner Gislason (Unassisted)

W: Jayde Barkman (3-2)

L: Brendan Sigurdson (4-2)

 

 

IRHL Winter Boot of the Year

With the arrival of the snow comes the IRHL Winter Boot of the Year competition. This year’s IRHL Winter Boots of the Year representative for the Aardvarks are Jason Gulay’s  winter cowboy boots. The boots, manufactured in Texas and purchased in North Dakota, are worn by Gulay to honour his Midget Hockey coach Leonard Finnson.

There is some stiff competition for this year’s IRHL Winter Boot of the Year. The Rifles have entered Brendan Sigurdson’s Holstein hide mukluks while the Shooters have entered Blaine Magnusson’s nine inch heeled insulated rubber boots.

Aardvarks Nation wishes Gulay the best of luck!

Gislason’s Quest for the Double

Associate Captain Gunner Gislason begins his quest to win back-to-back league and provincial championships on Sunday October 22nd 2017 at 19:15 at the Arborg and District Arena. Tickets are available at the front door for $5, but if Gislason is your favourite Aardvark, admission is free!

Gunner Gislason, pictured with Stanley Cup Champions Reggie and Jamie Leach, is a champion in his own right.

2016-17 IRHL Goal of the Year

The 2016-17 Interlake Recreational Hockey League Goal of the Year goes to the Aardvarks’ own Cory Johannesson.

There were many candidates for this year’s award, but none could compete with Johannesson’s low five-hole thriller. The fan favourite started off in his own end, out manoeuvring all five Fussy Puckers with his lightning fast speed, finishing things off with his signature move to lead the Aardvarks to victory.

 

End of year report

The Aardvarks finished the 2016-17 season with a 16-10-3 record, a big improvement from last year.

To keep their momentum rolling, the Aardvarks took part in the inaugural spring training at the Arborg and District Arena. The Aardvarks experimented with some new line combinations and set breakouts with great success. The only downside of the spring training was the loss of their star player Gunner Gislason who suffered a broken collar bone during a match-up with the Shooters. Thankfully Gunner has the entire off-season to heal and get back to tip-top shape.

The Aardvark’s top brass want to see the team keep up their winning ways next season. In doing so, they informed each Aardvark that they have to post at least  a 10 second time in the 20-yard dash portion of the 2017 Interlake Recreational Hockey League Combine. If the 10 second result is not obtained, one of the Aardvark’s many affiliated players may have a chance to crack the line-up on a full-time basis during the 2017-18 season.

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

January 2017 Report

The Aardvarks posted a 4-2 record over the month of January.

The Aardvarks were in a bind Monday night against the Fussy P’s. Due to contractual issues with the Sandy Bar Senators, they had to call up the Magnusson boys from their farm team, the Arborg Shooters, to fill the vacant roster spots. The father and son duel played like Bobby and Brett, sniping the puck from all over the ice.

Some Aardvarks should feel threatened by the Magnusson’s stellar performance, for associate captain Gunner is not scared to send a guy to the press box due to poor performance.

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

December 2016 report

The Aardvarks had a sluggish December, posting a 1-2-1 record. The absence of Lana Kecovich, the best dressed Aardvark, and Jason Gulay, the Aardvark that gets it done,  for two of the four games greatly reflected the month’s outcomes. The Aardvarks are determined to get back to their winning ways in the new year.

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

Christmas Turkey of the Game Award

The first annual Christmas turkey of the game award goes to Jayde Barkman. Although Barkman had a tough go against the Brewsers tonight, the Aardvarks bailed him out for the ‘W’.

Christmas Turkey