After two incredible games last weekend where the Shawville Pontiacs pummeled the Almonte Thunder 11-to-4 before going down to the Ottawa West Golden Knights 2-to-1, Vegas will be on Renfrew home ice this Friday as they take on Valley division 1st place Timberwolves.
After slipping into 4th place in the standings, the Pontiacs spectacularly re-tooled and locked the pieces together and have had an impressive string of wins as they battle their way back to 3rd place. Still two games behind from scheduling changes, Vegas is poised to close the gap as they play the missing contests and catch up.
The Timberwolves have had a good season thus far winning 16 of 22 games played, and shutting the Pontiacs out of any victories in the three previous games they’ve played against Renfrew. But if there’s a team in the Valley division that can get the better of the Frew’s Crew, it’s Vegas.
Last year, Shawville earned its way into the playoffs and were pitted against the then 1st place Timberwolves in the first round of the EOJHL playoffs. The Pontiacs were impressive as they took the series all the way to 6 games yanking the lease tight on Renfrew’s rabid Wolves, who were barely able to take the series from Shawville. This season Vegas has continued to consistently fortify equally its offense, defense and goaltending, while achieving a fantastic synergy on the ice. This is the team with the most heart!
And it makes all the difference as you watch them come together and execute breathtaking plays against a sometimes bewildered foe. Sure to be the true dark horse of the 2014-2015 season, if you haven’t come to see this team you do not know what you are missing.
After taking on Renfrew this Friday at 8pm, Vegas continues on the road to Arnprior next Wednesday at 8pm to battle their main rivals at the moment: the Packers; current residents of the 3rd place perch in the Valley standings.