Wednesday, November 21, 2012


Mark last night’s Bulls victory on your team calendar with the big ol’ star. It will stand out as The Turnaround Game this season.

As I have said, the team is young and it needs time to grow, to learn to find its ice legs. And it looks like those legs are getting good and strong. In three out of four games, the Bulls scored first. They continue having a strong presence in Third Period play, scoring twice to beat Bakersfield 4-2.

Peter Sivak’s energy is revving up, he’s probably very happy having Slovakian Marek Viedensky on the team! Peter was born in the Czech Republic but raised in Slovakia.

Speaking of Vieds, as he is called, he is one of the big producers of the Bulls, which also includes Sacha Guimond, Dean Ouellet, Sivak, Captain Justin Bowers and Kris Belan.  But that short list doesn’t include those who are simmering and may soon break out into red hot players. Keep your eyes on: Jamie Devane, Joe Sova, Alex Tuckerman, Andrew Crescenzi, Justin Bowers and Dylan King.

I also want to give a nod to Goaltender Thomas Heemskerk. At the first of the season he was a little raw, losing a couple games that might not have been lost to a more seasoned goalie, but his play is sharper, reactions faster and my confidence in him is building.

The greatest test for the team comes this Friday when they take on the Ontario Reign. This will show if they have the meddle needed to take on one of the best teams in the division.