Hockey Player of The Week - Blake Lavergne
by Barb Fisher, photos supplied
This week features Blake Lavergne as the hockey player to watch in the future. He is 6 years old studying at Ecole St.Joseph and proudly sports #22 on his timbit shirt as he scopes out the scene in the debut year of his hockey career. He is yet another big fan of Sidney Crosby with the Pittsburgh Penguins and with Blake's eagerness and drive, he will be a great asset to continuing in building our great hockey program in Wawa. He has all the eagerness in what it takes for a star forward player, as he has already mastered the importance of team play in passing the puck, shooting on the goalie and scoring goals. His best memory so far in his illustrious career is....scoring two goals in one game. I predict that with Blake's grit and determination he will certainly follow Sidney Crosby as a future NHL star.
Wawa minor hockey is taking a "rink breather" for the next two weeks to enable families to celebrate the holidays off ice, but there is lots of hockey to look forward to in the new year. Hockey Canada will be visiting Wawa on Sunday, January 7 to hold a one-day hockey camp. The cost is $60 for a full day of both on and off ice hockey drills and is open to boys and girls of all abilities from Novice to Bantam age. A Hockey Canada Jersey is included in every registration. To register your player go to Hockeycanada.ca/skillscamp. It will make a great Christmas gift.
This weekend our Peewee team travelled out-of-town to Timmins and Chapleau for their league games and is continuing in their winning streak - 10-0 and 11-1 against Timmins, and 4-3 and 10-5 against Chapleau. Novice Travellers played Chapleau here at home but lost both games. The loss will be an incentive to hit the ice in the new year and plan some winning strategies.
Everyone, enjoy your holiday celebrations and stay tuned in 2018 when hopefully I am able to continue the saga of Great Hockey here in Wawa.