Hockey Player of The Week - Caleb Boylan
by Barb Fisher, photo supplied
Hockey is his game and I'm sure the name Caleb Boylan will go down in the future hockey annals of history. Off ice he studies at Michipicoten Highschool in grade 9, but joining his Bantam teammates as centreman #9 he sure knows his way around the crease. He is a diehard Leaf fan and James VanRemsdick is his man. Off ice Caleb takes a break....watching videos of hockey drills and joining in road hockey fun with friends. This young man eats, sleeps and lives hockey. It has been told to me that his lightning speed, his instant reflexes and his accuracy are his strengths, but I know first hand that Caleb is a team player with finess, mentoring his teammates and encouraging the newby players who have to up their game in skill and resilience in a body contact league. For all hockey buffs, the name Caleb Boylan will surely be a name we can all own "yes, he's from Wawa, my hometown".
In out-of-town action this past weekend the Novice team lost both games against Chapleau, but they are not discouraged and continue to improve their game. The Bantams won both of their Chapleau games despite the absence of two key players Max Simon and Ben Espy. Max is resting a minor injury and Ben will return for the playoffs. Their talent and team leadership skills are greatly missed.
In-town action featured the Atoms who won both games vs Iroquois Falls on Saturday, and on Sunday the Peewees lost the first game but won the second against Chapleau. Unfortunately on Sunday both of the Bantam's home games against Iroquois Falls had to be cancelled due to the lack of referees. This is an ongoing issue which the Wawa Minor Hockey Executive has been facing for some years now and is escalating to the point that there is no one available to take on the job. Becoming an officiator is something that anyone with some hockey experience, any age group and weekend time availability can do. If you believe you could fill this void, contact any hockey executive, coach or hockey family member and they will point you in the direction of filling this need in order for our hockey program to continue. See you all at the rink!