Bruins skating for more respect

The dms Bruins are making solid gains in youth hockey. With a second place spot, the Bruins can relax heading into Easter.

As of this week the Bruins are second in the Novice (eight and under) division of the 2011 Logic Youth Roller Hockey League. The side took on front-runners the XN Financial Flames at the Logic arena of Kings Sports Centre last Saturday. Although the Bruins lost 6-3, much of the team found positives.

Among them is coach Amy Arnold, who states the side has been productive on the whole.

“We were leading the Flames 3-1 but they out-shot us and got two lucky goals in the last two minutes,” Arnold said. “But our goalie made great saves, we had a good game and I’m impressed with the team.

“We’ve had two new players on the team this season. We got a great offence and we’re playing the best we have all season.”

The Bruins are not only the positive story in youth hockey. The Cedrus Capitals have capitalized on their chances to grab top spot in the Atom (10 and under) division.

Over in the Peewee (Under-13) division the Vampt Oilers have jumped to third place after struggling to stay above the cellar. Meanwhile the Appleby Sharks are not only the top squad but the best side record-wise in the competition at 15-2.