Saturday, April 7, 2012

Don't Take My Word For It

Since I am unable to magically transport myself to Ontario to watch my phenom goalie nephew I've been doing my best to keep up to date through my sister and the Internet. His team, the Campbellford Rebels, is currently in the semi-finals for the Ontario Hockey Association's Schmalz Cup. Actually, the Rebels aren't really his team as my nephew Cole was called up from his Major Midget team to play for them.

According to the Rebels' head coach, as quoted in the Northumberland News, after the regular goalie went down with an injury earlier in their playoff run, "the team called up Cole Mahoney from the Quinte Red Devils to take his spot on the roster." The coach goes on to say that while the team has played very well thus far, "when our players were on their heels, a huge save from Mahoney would cause a spark in our players. He really came up big for us when we needed him to....and many of his big saves led to team wins for us."

Since joining the team in their quarter-final series he has a 8 -3 record (if I'm not mistaken) with one shut out. The team is now in the semi-finals against powerhouse Alliston, where he has stopped 77 of 80 shots (that's a save percentage of 96%) in the first two games of that series, which they now lead 2-0.

All pretty impressive....and even more so when you consider that players at this level are 19-20 years old. Cole is 16.

You're doing AWESOME Cole! Keep up the good work buddy!

EDIT - Cole had yet another good game this evening, stopping 35 of 36 shots, helping his team to a 7-1 route and a 3-0 strangle hold in their series.


dogsled_stacie said...

Wow!!! So cool. Congrats to Cole and the team, must be crazy exciting for him!

amber said...

They didn't fair so well last night in game 4. Lost 6-1. Lots of penalties and they all looked like the were out for a leisure skate! Series is now 3-1 C'ford. Back in Alliston for game 5 on Friday at 7:30pm