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Bears season comes to an end

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By Jason Code

It was a long and hard-fought season for the Junior A Bears. With all the roster shake ups and injuries, the Bears keep the organization above .500, with a season record of (28-26-3-5) and sit 7th overall in the standings. The Smiths Falls team participated in the preliminary round of playoffs against the Nepean Raiders but fell short in the best-of-three game series (2-1).

Bears top-graduating goalie Michael Pinios (94) put up some great numbers, with a goals-against-average of 2.29 and .921 save percentage in the three playoff games. In his two seasons with the organization, Pinios has an impressive 49-28-6 record with 2 shutouts, 2.88 GAA, .908 save percentage (regular season). Other graduating players also include Bears captain Taylor Henry, defenseman Ryan Duhaime, defenseman Daniel Lombardi and forward Chris King.

The Smiths Falls Bears ended the regular season against their rival team Brockville Braves on the road. They have played the Braves in their last game of the season for the past couple of years, and these two teams always put up an entertaining last game. This year the Bears lost a nail-biter in overtime (3-2), a similar close game to last season’s finale (4-3).

The club struggled in the last month of the season with a (3-7-1-1) record, seven of those games were on the road.

This past season’s team was one of the youngest squads the Bears have iced in recent years, with 15 players aged between 17-18 makes for a promising next season with many players returning. Young rookies/players such as Josh Leblanc, Nick Coates, Brody Brunet, Cole Busschaert and Jared Henry will have bigger roles in the coming season.

Bear Tracks

Fourth-year forward Karson McCartney left the organization in late January for a school and work opportunity in western Ontario. McCartney played in 243 regular season/playoff games with 58 goals and 122 points total. He was the longest-serving player on the roster.

Bears forward Brett Garvey will be moving on to Clarkson University of the NCAA Division 1 for the upcoming 2015-16 season. Garvey (96) was acquired from the Carleton Place Canadians half-way through the season. The young defenseman had 3 goals and 9 assists in 39 contest with the Bears.

 

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Bears season comes to an end

Smiths_Falls_Bears

By Jason Code

It was a long and hard-fought season for the Junior A Bears. With all the roster shake ups and injuries, the Bears keep the organization above .500, with a season record of (28-26-3-5) and sit 7th overall in the standings. The Smiths Falls team participated in the preliminary round of playoffs against the Nepean Raiders but fell short in the best-of-three game series (2-1).

Bears top-graduating goalie Michael Pinios (94) put up some great numbers, with a goals-against-average of 2.29 and .921 save percentage in the three playoff games. In his two seasons with the organization, Pinios has an impressive 49-28-6 record with 2 shutouts, 2.88 GAA, .908 save percentage (regular season). Other graduating players also include Bears captain Taylor Henry, defenseman Ryan Duhaime, defenseman Daniel Lombardi and forward Chris King.

The Smiths Falls Bears ended the regular season against their rival team Brockville Braves on the road. They have played the Braves in their last game of the season for the past couple of years, and these two teams always put up an entertaining last game. This year the Bears lost a nail-biter in overtime (3-2), a similar close game to last season’s finale (4-3).

The club struggled in the last month of the season with a (3-7-1-1) record, seven of those games were on the road.

This past season’s team was one of the youngest squads the Bears have iced in recent years, with 15 players aged between 17-18 makes for a promising next season with many players returning. Young rookies/players such as Josh Leblanc, Nick Coates, Brody Brunet, Cole Busschaert and Jared Henry will have bigger roles in the coming season.

Bear Tracks

Fourth-year forward Karson McCartney left the organization in late January for a school and work opportunity in western Ontario. McCartney played in 243 regular season/playoff games with 58 goals and 122 points total. He was the longest-serving player on the roster.

Bears forward Brett Garvey will be moving on to Clarkson University of the NCAA Division 1 for the upcoming 2015-16 season. Garvey (96) was acquired from the Carleton Place Canadians half-way through the season. The young defenseman had 3 goals and 9 assists in 39 contest with the Bears.

 

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