Roster Update: Black's No. 6 Jake McCarthy (Injured) & No. 9 Nathan Sucese (Unspecified), as well as Forest's No. 4 Cooper Watson (Unspecified) did not appear in the lineup for their respective clubs on Friday.
Famous Bloodlines: Often times we use the term “The apple doesn't fall far from the tree” when comparing children to their parents.This old cliché especially holds true for Royal's Jeremy Brodeur (No. 20), the son current NHL goaltender Martin Brodeur of the New Jersey Devils.The youngster chose to follow in his father's footsteps, also electing to make his home in the crease and be the man between the pipes.
The elder Brodeur will go down as one of the greatest goaltenders to ever play the game and continues to be one of the NHL's elite.In his 21-year tenure with the Devils, Brodeur has won three Stanley Cups, in addition to an Olympic Gold Medal.He also owns countless notable NHL records, including most regular-season wins (in both career and single-season categories), shutouts and most 40-win seasons, in addition to holding the mark for most playoff shutouts in a career.
Strong Finishers: After trailing, 2-1, upon completion of the first half of its opening contest against Royal, Red came out firing on all cylinders in the second half, burying four goals en route to a 5-3 victory.
Perfect Start: Grey kicked off its weekend with a 4-0 shutout win over Kelly, asgoaltenders Logan Halladay and Alex Nedeljkovic combined to turn away all 23 shots against.
Got the Power: Gold tallied three power-play goals and finished 3-for-5 with the man-advantage as they defeated Columbia by a score of 5-1.
The seventh annual Hockey Weekend Across America, presented by CCM, will be staged nationwide Feb. 28-Mar. 1. Much more information on the celebration will be coming in the weeks and months ahead. It’s important for everyone to participate in some way. Keep in touch with the latest by visiting HockeyWeekendAcrossAmerica.com.