Monday, March 29, 2010

we lost 3 of the 4 games this weekend but Dash from the Incredibles came to skate with us and give us super powers!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

We are the Champions!!!!

Arctic Lions claim state title
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Patty Linnell Photo The Fairbanks Arctic Lions celebrate after winning the Tier I Midget U16 state hockey championships Sunday afternoon in Anchorage.
slideshow FAIRBANKS - The Arctic Lions Tier I Midget U16 youth hockey team captured the state championship by winning four straight games last weekend in Anchorage.

The Arctic Lions went 3-0 in the roundrobin portion of the tournament. The Fairbanks all-star team went on to defeat the South Central Wolves 3-2 to claim the championship trophy and advance to the Pacific District Championships on March 18-21 in San Jose, Calif.

Players on the team are Sam Bratten, Dylan Canoy, Anders Carlson, Kaz Cizmowski, Brandon Edson, Logan Henne, Tyler Keturi, Taylor Laiti, Jared Linnell, Ian Morey, Tayler Munson, Hank Parra, John Teets, Logan Wendling, Stephon Williams, Zach Winner, Colton Wolter, Jacob Wolter and Justin Woods.

The squad is coached by Rob Proffitt, with Richard Mousseau serving as the assistant coach.

Williams was in goal for all four tournament games, making 81 saves and recording a shutout.

Colton Wolter scored twice and Linnell picked up a goal in the championship game against the South Central Wolves on Sunday afternoon in Anchorage. Munson assisted on all three goals, while Woods had two helpers and Linnell had one.

The round-robin portion of the tournament began Friday with a 9-0 victory against the Anchorage North Stars as Williams stopped 24 shots.

Linnell had four goals and Munson registered two. Canoy, Wendling and Jacob Wolter also had goals. Munson had two assists, while Jacob Wolter, Woods, Linnell, Keturi, Wendling and Colton Wolter had one apiece.

The second game Saturday morning was the most exciting as Linnell scored the game-winning goal with one second remaining in a 5-4 victory against the South Central Wolves.

Linnell and Parra each had two goals and Woods had one.

The final game Saturday night was a 9-1 win against the Alaska All-Stars.

Cizmowski lit the lamp four times and Linnell scored twice.

Henne, Bratten and Munson also scored goals. Woods had three assists, while Bratten, Munson and Colton Wolter had two apiece. Linnell, Laiti, Parra, Keturi andCanoy also had helpers.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

King of the snowmachines!!!

Champions...Lions roar!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Champions!!!!!!! Finally! photos courtesy of Patty Linnell

Monday, February 15, 2010

Recent doings by the family...

Friday, February 12, 2010

I wish this was about Tyler's team, but all the same I am proud of these boys!!!

Mighty Malemutes
STATE HOCKEY: Defending champion Lathrop knocks off South in first round.


Published: February 12th, 2010 12:14 AM
Last Modified: February 12th, 2010 04:20 AM

WASILLA -- After the first period elapsed with barely a scoring chance for either side Thursday afternoon, Lathrop goaltender Stephon Williams figured the opener of the Class 4A state hockey championships was destined to turn on one flick of a stick.

4A State hockey
Menard Memorial Ice Arena

Thursday's Results

First round

Lathrop 1, South 0

West 5, Kenai 0

Dimond 7, West Valley 2

East 2, Wasilla 1, 2OT

Today's Games


8 a.m. -- South vs. Kenai

10:15 a.m. -- West Valley vs. Wasilla


5:30 p.m. -- Lathrop vs. West

8 p.m -- Dimond vs. East

Small schools

Menard Memorial Ice Arena

Today's Games

11:30 a.m. -- Tri-Valley vs. Delta Junction

3 p.m. -- Hutchison vs. Monroe

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tool goes here "Shots were pretty few both ways, and it was a really, really defensive game,'' Williams said. "And I knew the first team to pop one was going to win. I knew it was going to be a 1-0 game.''

Williams is not just the reigning state player of the year, but a decent prognosticator too. He stopped 28 shots and the defending state champion Malemutes used Colton Wolter's strike three minutes into the third period to beat South 1-0 at Menard Memorial Ice Arena.

Lathrop prospered by virtue of Williams' excellence and a largely fail-safe system that favored smarts and sensibility over risk and delivered the Malemutes a state-tournament victory over the Wolverines for the second straight season.

Time and again, when a Malemute puck carrier hit the red line, the cry from Lathrop's bench was, "Deep! Deep!'' -- an instruction that reinforced the tactic of dumping the puck deep in South's end and, at worst, making the Wolverines go 200 feet to threaten Williams. The Malemutes also took icings whenever they needed them and they routinely chipped the puck from their end by lifting it off the plexiglass and to safety in the neutral zone.

"We just wanted to make the simple plays,'' Williams said. "That's what we've been focusing on and we're peaking at the right time with it. If they beat us, they've got to beat us with speed and talent.''

South, the regular-season Cook Inlet Conference champion, owned an advantage in depth -- the Wolverines dressed the maximum 18 skaters to the Malemutes' 13. The Wolverines also owned the upper hand in skill.

Still, they barely mustered more than a handful of high-quality scoring chances from below the hash marks and they hardly sniffed a rebound opportunity. Meanwhile, the Malemutes, who do not have a single senior among their 16 players, proved patient and sound defensively against a team that beat them 3-0 earlier this season.

"I'm gonna take the blame on this,'' said South coach Mike Ashley. "We put a fore-checking system in halfway through the season, and we could pin teams in their end and get three or four goals.

"All of a sudden, you get to tournament time and everyone plays their Grade A game, and it's tough to score goals. We didn't generate any offense.''

Not that the Malemutes peppered South goalie Trevor Gutierrez (17 saves). But they did cash in when their best chance surfaced early in the third period.


Wolter forced a turnover in the neutral zone and carried the puck down left wing and behind the net before backhanding a centering pass to Whitney Wivoda in the left circle. Wivoda's shot rang off the right post and directly to Wolter, who had pivoted into the right circle. With Gutierrez out of his net -- he had scrambled to cut down Wivoda's angle -- Wolter was left with a gimme.

"You can't miss an empty net,'' Wolter said.

South enjoyed a power play about three minutes after Wolter's goal. Yet Williams made an easy glove save on Kyle Head's slapper from the right circle. And Torgen Soderlund blocked a shot, and Dawson Hebard blocked one shot and one pass, to keep the Wolverines at bay.

South pulled Gutierrez for an extra attacker in the last 76 seconds, but to no avail. Williams stopped Jake Onstott's shot from the left point with his stick and flashed his left pad to rebuff Kyle Simmons' deft deflection.

When the horn sounded to signal game's end, Williams lifted his arms in celebration, and his teammates swarmed him.

"We wanted to prove we're still the team to beat,'' Williams said.


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ASAA/First National Bank Alaska

First National Cup

State High School Hockey Championships

At Menard Memorial Ice Arena, Wasilla

South 0 0 0 -- 0

Lathrop 0 0 1 -- 1

First Period -- None. Penalties -- South 1 penalty for 2 minutes; Lathrop 1 for 1.

Second Period -- None. Penalties -- South 2 for 4; Lathrop 1 for 2.

Third Period -- 1, Lathrop, C. Wolter (Wivoda, J. Wolter), 2:58. Penalties -- South 0 for 0; Lathrop 1 for 2.

Goalies -- South, Guiterrez 2-11-4--17; Lathrop, Williams 6-13-9--28.

Friday, February 5, 2010

I love these pictures of my Father in Law

Saturday, January 30, 2010

pictures from today...

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Hold your loved ones a little closer...

Cameron was standing on a block at school and fell causing a black eye when he fell into another block....then Tyler totalled his truck as he drove to school yesterday. He was coming around a corner "big bend" hit a bump and went into a skid then as he slid across the highway his wheel caught the fresh snow and started to roll as he went into the ditch. The truck is totalled but Tyler walked away with minor cuts and bruises. Thankfully his Angel had him wrapped in his wings and he is safe. I am hugging all my boys closer and thanking God for potecting them all.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Tyler hits the ice again for North Pole

North Pole wins

The North Pole Patriots wrapped up a three-game road trip to the Mat-Su Valley with a 3-2 victory against the Palmer Moose on Saturday afternoon.

Tyler Keturi, Jordan Pascoe and Hank Parra accounted for the three North Pole goals. The Patriots jumped out to a 2-0 lead and the Patriots led 3-1 before Palmer closed the gap in the third period.

North Pole went 2-1 on the trip.

“All-in-all, it was a good weekend for us,” said North Pole coach Rod Avery. “Coming off the Christmas break, I thought it was a pretty successful weekend for us.”

North Pole is back in action at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday against the Lathrop Malemutes at the UAF Patty Center.