Sharks still snapping

Youth hockey is beginning a new
season but a traditional powerhouse in the Appleby Sharks remains at the top.

Entering week four of the 2010
Logic Youth Roller Hockey League, the Sharks are unbeaten atop the Pee Wee (13
and under) division. In three games so far this season Appleby have a
league-high six points and 24 goals scored. Pacing the squad has been a pair of
youth hockey veterans in Tynan Klien and Josiah Derksen, who have 13 points
between them.

The duo added to their points
totals last Saturday at the Logic arena of Kings Sports Centre. Under the
direction of coaches Norm Klien and Tim Derksen, Appleby took down the Vampt
Oilers 5-3. Vampt are winless on the year under coaches Ray Singh and Colin
Reid but have the potential to raise eyebrows with talents like Marc and Daniel

In shouting distance of the Sharks
are the KPMG Senators and the Conyers Canucks. Conyers cemented its third place
spot with a resounding 14-3 win over cellar dwellers the Stuarts Panthers.
Under the watchful of dad and team coach Patrick Agemian, Alex Agemian now has
eight points on the season to lead the squad. KPMG had a bye on Saturday though
the likes of Ryan Japal and Jagger Hope will look to add to their win total
this Saturday.

The Pee Wee division has seen quite
a big shake-up. Last season’s rookie wonders Hurley’s Hawks are no longer in
the league and its players have been dispersed. Father-son duo Chris and Mack
Moser are with Conyers while top female player Nicole Whittaker is with Vampt.

In the Atom (10U) division the Eats
Blazers are in first place with five points. The team padded its stats with a
12-3 thrashing of the Weststar Wild last Saturday. So far the catalysts for
Eats have been Adam McWatt and Jered Holmes, who have combined for 21 points.
The Cedrus Capitals are a close second with three points in spite of a 7-5 loss
to the Animal House Penguins last weekend. The team has a collection of
hard-working up-and-comers headlined by top scorer Justin Hastings (six

Battling it out for third place
with two points apiece are the Wild and the Penguins. Weststar has the talent
in Ethan Finlason and Matthew Wilkins though time will tell if chemistry
emerges. Animal House have an emerging star in Danny Link though the Lansdell
brothers (Brad and Shawn) will need to help him carry the load.

Over in the Novice (8U) division
the XN Financial Flames are off to a dream start at 3-0. After a dismal showing
last year, the Flames have come out scorching out as evidenced by a 7-1 win
over the Walkers Blue Iguanas in their last match. The key so far has been an
inspired defence that has allowed only six goals behind goalie Joe Allom. In
second with four points are the Dart Ducks. Behind star players Will Geldard
and William Priaulx Dart hammered the dms Bruins 11-3.

In the third and fourth spots are
Walkers and dms. The Blue Iguanas have long focused on the fun aspects of the
game though expectations are high for Jenny Purton and Ben Somerville. Once the
Bruins get support for Jabari Walrond (seven points) look for them to make some

The Mite (6U) section operates to
teach kids the basics of the game and doesn’t keep track of scores. Four teams
are involved this year in the CDS-IBM Flyers, Maples Stars, Deloitte Wild and
Conyers Canucks. Time will tell how many stars emerge from this year’s crop of
young talent. All four age categories are in action this Saturday 8am-3pm at


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