OHSWEKEN—Six Nations Novice Rep hockey is all about developing fundamentals, learning about teamwork and of course most importantly having fun.
That key element of having fun was on full display when on Saturday, November 16th the Novice Rep entertained the Gaylord Powless Arena faithful in a game which didn’t keep score against the Ingersoll Express.
Playing what was a two- period half rink game, the Novice Reps got a standout game from goalie Hayden Elliott who showed tremendous quickness in making several quality saves.
“I like everything about it,” Elliott said about playing hockey. “I like to have fun.”
Elliott, whose favorite goalie is Las Vegas Golden Knights Marc-Andre Fleury broke out into a smile and didn’t even hesitate when asked if he had a favorite save against Ingersoll.
“I like it when it (puck) hit the pad and almost went into my glove.” In terms of other highlights Elliott responded, “I liked it when my friend Kasen (Davey) scored top cheese and my other friend Owen (Hess) scored.”
Showing lots of potential Kasen Davey has an abundance off offensive opportunities including one where he deked the goalie but slid it wide of an open net.
It wasn’t until the second period where Davey got to celebrate with teammates after successfully converting on a highlight reel breakaway goal.
“Having fun,” Davey said about what he likes best about hockey. Davey, whose favorite player is Toronto Maple Leafs forward Austin Matthews used the word “Excited” in describing how he felt scoring the goal. He also went on to add, “I think we did decent.”
According to Novice Rep co-coach Quinn Powless it’s all about development and having fun.
“They are developing which is great. Everyone is skating and they get really into it.”
Starting in January, the Novice Reps will be playing the full rink.