The rosters have been set for both the North and South divisions for this year’s all star day/game being held in Lethbridge on January 17, 2015. There is a skills competition starting at 12:00pm and which is then followed by the game. For more details regarding all players selected for both the North and South teams and the location, time and format, check out the AJFHL website and schedule.
Players from each team were selected by the coaches from the other teams in their division and not by their own coaches. The Titans are pleased to say that the following players have been selected to represent the Titans on the South team:
Goal – Shen Justasen
Defense – Enid Kozak & Nicole Churchill
Forward – Jenna Firkus, Kristi Schaefer and Marianne Thodas
Congratulations and good luck in what will be an exciting and fun event.
There will be a change to our departure time. Bus leaves Max Bell at 1:00 and not 2:00 as previously mentioned. We will be stopping for a bite to eat in Red Deer at approximately 2:30.
REMINDER: The final instalment of team fees is due. If you haven’t already paid then you must do so immediately.
There is a small change of plans to our road trip this weekend to MH and LA. The bus will now be departing tomorrow from the Max Bell Centre at 9:00am sharp instead of 8:30am. Please check your emails for additional information.
Hi Ladies, management and interested parties
As you are all well aware we have suffered a rash of player injuries lately and some of which are more than a mere bruise. This post will serve to remind you all that if you suffer such an injury playing hockey, practices or games, or even as a consequence of an injury suffered while participating in a non-ice function or event for the Titans, then there may be some financial assistance available for you if you incur out-of-pocket expenses that are covered by the insurance that we all have through Hockey Canada. Please take a look at the information found under the tab, “Injury Reports”, found on this website and download and complete the form(s). If you need further assistance, then you can contact Bob, Susan or Craig.
After the Titans dispatched the Sherwood Park Steel on Saturday they met their match on Sunday against the Edmonton Wolves. The Wolves are in first place in the Northern Division and are undefeated this year. From the outset of the game the Wolves demonstrated their speed and skill and why they have enjoyed so much success this year. The Titans appeared to be a bit tentative to start the game and rather than initiate plays seemed to be content to play a defensive style of game and let the Wolves come at them. The Titans were able to hold the Wolves at bay until the Wolves scored a short-handed goal approximately mid way through the first period and there was no further scoring, although, the Wolves also failed to capitalize on several good scoring opportunities. The second period was a much better effort by the Titans and the play was relatively close with a slight edge going to the Wolves and there was no scoring however, the Titans had a very close shot go off the post near the end of the period. The third period saw the Wolves assert themselves again and they scored three goals to win the game 4-0.
I think it fair to say that the score might have been more lopsided had it not been for the brilliant play of the Titan’s goalie, Shen Justason, who made several breathtaking stops throughout the game and was very solid from start to finish and was clearly the Titan’s star on the ice.
All in all, the road trip ended with 1 win and 1 loss, which isn’t too bad considering. Coupled with the Warriors loss, that gave the Titans a 2 point cushion for third place between the two Calgary teams.
One another note worthy point, the team captain and assistants were decided by the players on the way up to Edmonton and congratulations go to Jenna Firkus, elected team captain, and the three assistants Leticia Janzen, Sarah Sparrow and Enid Kozak.
Up next weekend is a trip to Medicine Hat and Lethbridge to play the last and first place teams in the Southern Division.
The Titan’s have been on a bit of a roll lately and last night’s game was no exception. The players put in a strong effort from the drop of the puck in the first period until the end of the game. They were relentless in their fore-check giving up a scant 15 shots on net while peppering the SP goalie with 50. The final score of 4-1 was flattering to the SP team as it could have been far more lopsided with the Titans missing glorious opportunities on several breakaways and open nets, in addition to the three posts that were hit. It would have been hard to pick the game stars on the team except there was one stand-out player on the ice, namely, the SP goaltender who stood on her head making brilliant save after save. As Titan’s coach Don Wilson said after the game, “Their goalie probably shed 20lbs after that performance.” While that may be a bit of an exaggeration the point was not.
There is no time to gloat as the opposition for Sunday’s game is the number one ranked team in the entire league, the Edmonton Wolves, and everyone knows how difficult that game is expected to be.
I have been asked by a few players about overnight road trips and, in particular, what expenses are covered by the team. I would like to clarify that the team pays for the travel expense, i.e. when we take a bus, and the cost of the hotel rooms for the players. Parents, guests and friends can also come along on the bus however, they are expected to pay $40.00 for the bus and they are responsible to arrange their own accommodations although, they can take advantage of our group rates at the hotel. Everyone is responsible for the cost of their own meals.
Players are expected to travel and stay with the team at all times on road trips and only in rare circumstances will exceptions be made to this policy.
Any questions can be directed to Bob, Susan or Craig.