March 26th, 2013
Game 6 location has now been set. It will take place in Sherwood Park at Millennium Place. Warm ups will be at 8 and puck drop will be 8:30.
There will be a fan bus taking fans from Tofield to Sherwood Park and back. It will be leaving the Tofield Arena at 7:15 and will return promptly after the game. It will cost $10/head and that includes game ticket! If you have any questions please contact Jessica Thom @ 780-662-3982.
March 26th, 2013
Tofield was unable to take a commanding lead on the weekend as Daysland actually showed up to play in both games on the weekend.
Without going into much detail over Saturday nights blowout we can just say that if you were a fan of hockey than you wouldnt have enjoyed the antics that were portrayed by the “face of the league” in Daysland. As one fan said “There were more dives than a swim meet on the ice, it was making a joke of the game”.
All of that aside Tofield never showed in either contest on the weekend allowing an unheard of 16 goals against in 2 games while the offence sputtered with only scoring 7 in the 2 contests.
Tofield will have to regroup and regain composure before they head on down the highway on wednesday evening to play a pivotal game 5.
The next game will be played on Friday evening (location TBD) now even though the league had already gave a verbal confirmation in allowing the team to book for Saturday. Will update ASAP as to the new location as long as ice time is still available it will be played in Sherwood Park.
March 18th, 2013
The Tofield Satellites had some jump in their step Sunday night as they hosted the Daysland Northstars in game 2 of the BRHL finals. Game 1 played the night before was taken by Tofield by a score of 4-3.
Tofield skated onto the ice in front of a fantastic crowd of over 200. There was an energy in the building that hadnt been felt for quite some time.
The game started with some very high tempo energy on both sides. Tofield got themselves in a little penalty trouble but managed to sneak out of the onslaught unscathed. Immediately after Josh MacDonald’s penalty had expired he was sprung on a 2 on 0 with a beauty pass from d-man Greg Holmberg. MacDonald took a pass from Ryan Olson and buried it hard to start the scoring off. Jake Quast kept his hot streak going as he buried the next two in the period to break the game open making it 3-0 and ultimately chasing goaltender Andrew Sinclair for the game.
The second period had slowed down a bit and both teams started focusing on the hockey side of things instead of the gritty play that enveloped the first. Daysland managed the only goal in the second frame on a powerplay marker by Colin Zimmer.
The Northstars started the third off with a bang by converting on a power play with a goal by David Jacobsen to cut the lead down to one. Tofield’s Tyler Hennessey would quickly answer back to regain the 2 goal cushion. Tofield kept the pressure on from there and buried two more markers before the end of the game. Goal scorers were Jeff Bienvenue and Tyler Hennessey (2). Tofield played strong defensively as well as another strong outing from net minder Chris Roy allowed them to skate off the ice taking a 2-0 series lead.
Game Boxscore: http://www.brhl.ca/leagues/hockey_boxscores.cfm?clientID=4575&leagueID=15299&gameID=1194909
Next game will be held in Daysland Saturday night at 8:30. Next home action is Sunday @ 6:30 game time!
Make sure to pick up this week’s edition of the Tofield Mercury for game recap and pictures of this weekends action or check out their website www.tofieldmerc.com . Also there will be a “GO SATELLITES GO” cutout to show your town pride!
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March 17th, 2013
Tofield came into daysland riding a 7 game win streak and looking to add on to that while taking on the returning brhl champs.
Tofield came out flying and managed to spot themselves a 2-0 lead in the first 3 minutes of the game. Daysland came back with a marker of their own to cut the lead in half. The Satellites buried one late in the first to restore that 2 goal lead.
Knowing that the north stars would come out flying in the second Tofield would have to find another gear to stay in control of the game. Tofield potted another early on in the second but daysland wouldnt go away without a fight as they netted two more in the second to bring the game to 4-3.
Both teams tightened up their defence in the third as both exchanged chance but neither was able to convert. Tofield came away with the all important game one victory.
The series comes back to Tofield tomorrow (Sunday) night for game 2. Game time is 8:30.
March 12th, 2013
The schedule has been released for the 2013 edition of the BRHL finals which is showcasing the Tofield Satellites vs. Daysland Northstars. The series will start in Daysland this weekend as the Northstars finished first overall and have had home ice advantage throughout the playoffs. Schedule is as follows:
Game 1: Saturday March 16 @ Daysland 8:30
Game 2: Sunday March 17 @ Tofield 8:30
Game 3: Saturday March 23 @ Daysland 8:30
Game 4: Sunday March 24 @ Tofield 6:30
Game 5: Wednesday March 27 @ Daysland 8:30
Game 6: Friday March 29 (location still TBD) 8:30
Game 7: Saturday March 30 @ Daysland 8:30
Game 6 which is Tofield’s set home game will need to take place at an alternate location as Tofield will be turning off their plants immediately following game 4 to accommodate the Tofield Bull bash that is taking place 2 weeks later. Once the new location is determined it will be updated both on the website as well as the facebook page.
March 8th, 2013
Tofield comes through with a victory on Friday night in Provost and a sweep of the semi-final series to put them in the finals for the first time in team history. The win also put the team into senior A/AA provincials for the first time ever.
Tofield came out on fire in the first of friday nights action which ended up putting the squad ahead 4-0 before the end of the period. “just beauty goals” said Jeremy Thom when asked about the teams hot start to the game. Goal scorers on the frame were Brett Holmberg (2), Jake Quast, and Jesse Van Dalfsen.
Second period started about the same way as Tofield buried 2 more in the first half of the middle stanza which bumped the lead to 6-0. Provost would eventually break the shut out with a power play goal late in the period. Goals scored by Brett Holmberg (3), Jake Quast (2)
Third period was a bit of a different story. As the Blades scored just thirty seconds into the period with another powerplay marker. This seemed to spark the team as they controlled for the majority of the period. They managed to bury two more in the period, but the game was too far out of reach. Along with two more goals from the good guys the game and series ended in a 8-4 score. Tofield goals coming from Chambers (1), Hennessey (1).
Word around the rink was that they were very much impressed with not only the quality of hockey that they have been enjoying but the class that both teams portrayed nearing the ending of the game.
As Tofield looks towards the finals they see the perennial powerhouse that is the Daysland Northstars. As far as everyone knows game one is set to go Saturday night in Daysland as aparrently they have no other ice available. Schedule will be posted once the series has been set.
March 3rd, 2013
Sunday afternoons tilt between the provost blades and the Tofield Satellites game was cancelled due to lack of players on provosts side. Bad roads were to blame for the lack of players.
March 2nd, 2013
Satellites win game 3 in a dominant fashion tonight as they beat the shorthanded blades 5-1. Tofield leads the series 3-0. Game 4 will go Sunday in provost puck drop 4:30. For more pictures check out www.tofieldmerc.com .
Game box score-
In other BRHL notes Daysland won game 4 last night 6-3 to take a 3-1 series lead against the Stampeders of Hardisty.
February 24th, 2013
Tofield came out flying in the first and jumped out to an early 3-0 lead with goals from Urschel, B. Holmberg, Olson. The Satellites controlled the majority of the play in the first and managed to out shoot the visitors 23-12.
The second period Provost came out with somewhat of a different game plan and were shooting the puck from every angle at any opportunity they could. Goals from Provost’s Gagnon, and Mcinnis brought the Blades back to within one but Tofield fought back and netted two more before the period would end (Quast, B. Holmberg 2). The visitors out shot Tofield 19-12 in the period but the majority of these shots were from the perimeter with only a couple decent scoring chances.
Both teams came out hard in the third exchanging chances when finally Quast drove in his second of the night on the PP with 8 minutes to go in the game. Provost managed to pot another on the PP to bring the score to 6-3. That would be as close as they would come and Tofield would end up seasling the victory.
This win gives Tofield a 2-0 lead in the best of seven series. Game 3 due to ice availability will be back in Tofield on Friday night @ 8:30.
Game Boxscore- http://www.brhl.ca/leagues/hockey_boxscores.cfm?clientID=4575&leagueID=15299&gameID=1188854
February 22nd, 2013
Sats win! Sats win! Tofield comes back after spotting Provost a 2 goal lead early in the first. Quast and Van Dalfsen both with 2 goals. Greg Holmberg with the other. A little animosity at the end that included a Satellites player getting speared in the face. Will definitely roll into tomorrow nights game.
Boxscore to come as updated. Game 2 tomorrow night at the Tofield Arena. Game time 8:30.
Van Dalfsen scores with 3:36 left to take the lead 5-4!!!!
TIE GAME!!!! Quast on the pp. 4 mins left
Provost takes a 2 goal lead 2 minutes into the third but a beautiful set up from Ryan Olson to Jesse Vandalfsen cuts the lead back to one. 4-3 Provost with 10 minutes to play in the third.
end of 2nd
Tofield ties the gain up midway through the second with a goal on the pp by Greg Holmerg.
Provost regains the lead on a 3 on 1. 3-2 provost 9 mins left in the 2nd
Provost has jumped out to a 2 goal lead early in the first.
Provost player runs netminder Chris Roy, Roy left game has yet to come back to the bench.