Batchewana sweeps Espanola

September 15, 2014

Batchewana Attack completed a weekend sweep of the Espanola Rivermen in the first two exhibition games played in the new Canadian International Hockey League.

Sunday afternoon at Rankin Arena in Sault Ste. Marie, Batchewana cuffed visiting Espanola 6-1.

Jeremy Solomon, Shane Zorzit, Brian Stack, Jason Uhl, Johan Kling and Sergei Khoroshun scored for Batchewana while Andrew Demarco replied for Espanola.

Solomon, formerly of the Soo Thunderbirds of Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, also added a pair of assists from his defence position.

On Friday in Espanola, the Attack began the home-and-home series with a 6-0 blanking of the Rivermen.

PHOTO: Batchewana head coach Denny Lambert (right) and assistant coach/general manager Dennis Bolton back of the Attack bench at Rankin Arena. (Photo by Ali Pearson.)

What you think about “Batchewana sweeps Espanola”

  1. I watched the Batchewana Attack play yesterday and then the Thunderbirds play last nite. It is my opinion that the Attack are a team of close talent to that of the Thunderbirds. I am impressed with this “Attack” team!

  2. I agree with this regards to the Attack. I even say the Attack will beat the Tbirds if they play. Tbirds coach say he no miss Grant and Jeremey . That is Bullshit !.
    Randy I like this Hockey web-site. Many good Article’s on the Team’s and all Leegue’s.

  3. I have not seen the Attack play how-ever I have watched Syrett and Sollomon play alot and they are real good player’s and both are tough as nails. As far as the Coach well Denny has coached in the O and he played alot of Games in the Show so it will no suprise that this team will be a good Team. The Rankin will be Rockin once the Season gets started.

  4. Who are the Kalkaska Rhinos and are they playing in the CIHL this year? According to their website it looks like they are.

  5. I’ve seen the announcement of Oliwa as an advisor to the CIHL, but this appears to be a team based in Kalaska, Michigan. Everything on their site states they will play in the CIHL, but there is no announcement yet from the league? Maybe waiting on AAU approval of the team? With the regular season 2 weeks away and the schedule already made, this man has guts to try to pull this together! It looks like this is the phoenix rising from the ashes of the failed CIJHL out west, maybe that’s where his roster is coming from…

  6. I commend the CIHL for giving some of these international players a chance to play in Canada, for a good coach and a good team. These boys are living their Canadian hockey dream, and mixing them with our local stars has been great for their self-esteem and for the transition to a new country! Also it was great to see the locals in Rankin coming out and supporting the team in exhibition, community support is key to the success of this fledgling year!

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