12 straight for Batchewana Attack

November 16, 2014

Unbeaten Batchewana Attack showed on Saturday night why it is the top team in the Canadian International Hockey League.

The Attack blanked the visiting St. Charles Spoirit 10-0 before 117 fans at Rankin Arena.
Darian Pilon lead the way for Batchewana with three goals, while Jacob Palmerio added a pair. Single goals were scored by Johan Kling, Brian Stack, Nate Harris, Grant Syrette and Sergei Koroshun.

Goalie Shane Lippincott made 22 saves as the Attack improved its record to 12-0 while the Spirit tumbled to 6-5-1 with the setback.

“Our team played really well. We stuck to our game plan and came out with the win,” said Attack head coach Denny Lambert. “St. Charles is going through some transition and we know they will come back strong when we meet again next week.”

“This game was a tough one to swallow,” said Spirit head coach Trevor Blanchard. “We didn’t come out to play and we were disorganized and slow to pucks all night. Full credit to the Attack who showed us why they are the top club in the league.”

What you think about “12 straight for Batchewana Attack”

  1. Randy, do you any information on the status of the Sudbury Royals? They were scheduled to play the Rivermen on Friday night, but St. Charles played here instead. The Spirit team appeared to be a combination of two different teams, judging by the players’ uniforms. It was an entertaining game, with a good fan turnout.

  2. The Royals were scheduled to play in Collingwood and Toronto this weekend. (Saturday and Sunday) The last minute change to schedule (because of the issues with the southern teams) made it impossible to dress a full team Friday as several players made work commitments for the time they thought they were not playing. With the sudden exodus of several St. Charles players this past week, they were also left short. Thankfully the available players and coaches were combined for the benefit of the fans and the league. Thanks guys.

  3. from what I’ve been reading online there appears to be a new league formed from some teams that have split from another Ontario Jr A League.
    The “United Junior Hockey League”
    Oh boy….what a mess

    1. Yes should have stayed away from the south. Two teams that can’t pay for anything down there. No streaming or stats ready most of the time. Two teams are on their last legs. CIHL will go strong for the rest of the year with what is left then will expand through the north and into michgan,guaranteed. I hear the southern teams aligned with the AAU the ball was kind of dropped by them for insurance. Thanks Tim and the CIHL for going strong and keeping hockey going. Anyone hear how Blind River and Mattawa are doing in the NO I can’t imagine the Beavers have much of a roster left.

  4. Also kudos to the teams from St.Charles and Sudbury for helping each other out that is what hockey is all about instead of turning their backs on each other like some teams and leagues do.

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