EDMONTON — The Puckaneers open their winter season Sept. 10 against old foes, the Raging Beavers.
Beavers was the team that was moved up out of Division 16 in the summer after beating Puckaneers 7-1 at the end of May. They don’t have anyone that dominates, but they play with good structure and move the puck well. PHC beat them once in six games last winter.
It’s the first of five games that were posted on the CCRHL’s website Tuesday night.
Before the season starts, all players need to register with the new CCRHL website. Alec explains below. Here is the link:
The site is still a bit a work in progress so it is tough to tell how the divisions will shape up.
Game 2 appears to be against a new team, the Desert Dogs. As Puckaneers Nation member @thomasma161 noted on Twitter, they come from the NCHL, where they went by the name Desert DAWGS. Their record is a bit tough to read. They got killed in summer playoffs 12-0, but they did OK in the regular season. They had a player who had 26 goals and 44 points in 20 games last winter. Here is their NCHL page:
Games three through five are against previous opponents. Code Blue was the champion in PHC’s division last winter; Spartans was the team PHC demolished in the first round of summer playoffs; and Teal Team, well, we all know Teal Team.
Here’s to a great season!