Jacks Close out 2015 with their eyes on the prize!

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Sturgeon Falls Ontario-Finishing the year 0-2 might seem like something not to be proud of but the Sturgeon Falls Lumberjacks are looking at plenty of positives going into the 2016 part of the season. There were many hurtles that faced the team in 2015 but the leadership of Captain Aaron Sullivan and the addition of a few new players have the Jacks looking to make a final push in 2016. A trip to the powerful South Muskoka Shield resulted in a 3-1 loss, however the team took more away then just disappointment in that loss, besides goaltender Stefan Wallach earning 1st star honors the team played with only 13 skaters due to injuries and rescheduled Canadian University exams as a short bench excuse, the Jack s played a heroic game, the Jacks followed up with a 7-5 loss to the second place Almaguin Spartans with the same amount of skaters, again a Jacks goalie took 2nd start honors and the team showed some solid heart. Head coach Lui Ricci had this to say about closing out 2015.

 

“Our boys now know what it takes to play in the GMHL, our team had to face some challenges to start the year, we did not see home ice for more than a month, out team was changing quite a bit, and our boys had to settle in. With that being said 2016 looks bright, everyone is expected to return healthy and we expect to be a  much different hockey club in 2016.”

Highlights to end the year include the following top 5 list.

1.       Addition of Brady Cloutier

Cloutier was a top scorer in the NOJHL and is currently a paramedic in the area and is happy to play for the Jacks in the 2016 part of the season. Cloutier has 8 points in 4 games with the Jacks so far this season.

2.       Goaltending looking up

The Jacks have had 2 of there 3 goaltenders in the 3 stars the last two games and the Jacks will need them to continue their strong play into the final half of the season, The Jacks feel Confident with Ben Blana, Ten Bunton, and Stefan Wallach.

3.       Fans

The Fans have been very load and proud the last few games and will be relied upon to keep the Jacks motivated in 2016.

4.       Epilepsy Night

Helping Noah was a great moment for the Jacks, something the players will never forget.

5.       Kids 12 and Under Free

For the Remainder of the regular season schedule kids 12 AND under when accompanied by a adult will get in free to every Jacks home game.

 

The Jacks also want to wish Alexander Kolaric good luck in his home Country of Serbia at the 2B World Junior Championships! We look forward to seeing all of our loyal fans in 2016! The Puck Drops January 9th at 7:30pm vs the Spartans! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!