Feb 17, 2011

Bruins 11A2 team rebounds in second half

If you were to use one word to sum up the 2010-11 hockey season for the 11A2 Bourkevale Bruins it would be "perseverance."
The first half of the season was difficult for the team as they struggled with positional play. The team suffered numerous losses early in the season but fought back with hard work and perseverance to improve their play. By Christmas the team began showing signs of improvement and the Bruins have carried that momentum into the New Year. The club competed in the Christmas Challenge tournament and made it to two overtime match-ups in the medal round. Although the Bruins didn't win a medal, the tournament was a rousing success for the team and the coaches were extremely proud of the team's play.
The Bruins have continued to show improved play-making and positional play in the second half of the season. And their skill development is paying off. They recently tied the second-place team and completely dominated the seventh-place team.
The Bruins are looking forward to a competitive post-season play and expect to surprise a few teams in the playoffs. The motto from the coaches before every game is "Remember to play Bruins hockey — grind them, outplay them and never quit." It's a pre-game ritual that's beginning to pay dividends. Got get ’em Bruins We're all cheering for you.

Feb 9, 2011

Bourkevale Bruins clinch first place

The Bourkevale Bruins 9A1 hockey team has been tearing up its league this year with a record of 15-1 by early February. The Bruins posted an incredible 24 straight games without a loss this season during both league play and tournament match-ups.

The Bruins have clinched first place in their Winnipeg Minor Hockey Association West League and are looking forward to a successful playoff run.This team has been busy. They were champions at the Atom Oakville Tournament in December and came out on top at the Moorhead Squirt Tournament in January. The Bruins were also Black Pool Champions in the Christmas Challenge in December, posting a 4-0-1 record. The Bruins are hoping to bring a city championship back to Bourkevale for the first time in seven years. Check here for details on when and where you can head out to cheer on our Bruins in the playoffs. Congratulations, team. Great job.