The Canadiens have just announced that Brendan Gallagher has been sent back to his junior team, the Vancouver Giants, and there’s no doubt the young fellow gave his all, impressed everyone, and will be on the big club faster than we can say Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakitanatahu. (a hill in New Zealand).
Gallagher did admit after the Tampa game that he found it tougher and that the competition had gotten harder as things went along. But these are all parts of complex growing pains, and he’s a young guy with lots of time.
Forward Michael Bournival, another who did a nice job in preseason, also got the news that he’s returning to his junior club, the Shawinigan Cataractes of the QMJHL.
Kudos to these guys and anyone else who remained or still remains with the big club. They’ve shown they are very fine hockey player for sticking around so long. I also know that this year I’ll be paying closer attention to the Vancouver Giants and anywhere else where our young prospects punch the clock.
I’m curious about the evolution of all our prospects, and in particular, young Mr. Gallagher.
We want the future to look bright for our team, and I think it does.
Team to travel to Whitehorse in February for Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada as winner of Scotiabank’s BIG SAVE contest
PETITCODIAC-SALISBURY, NB, Dec. 15 /CNW/ – The Petitcodiac-Salisbury Bantam “A” Flyers are preparing for the hockey journey of a lifetime as they travel to Whitehorse, Yukon, to participate in Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada on CBC, on February 12, 2011, a day that celebrates hockey’s birthday and Canada’s passion for the game.
The Flyers, made up of one girl and 17 boys, ages 13 and 14, learned yesterday, via a private broadcast from CBC’s Ron MacLean, that they are the winners of the Scotiabank BIG SAVE contest. The team will fly to Whitehorse in February with the Vancouver Giants and Kamloops Trailblazers from the Western Hockey League and have their arrival in Whitehorse filmed by CBC. This once-in-a-lifetime experience will give the Flyers the opportunity to meet NHL Alumni and lace up their skates to face-off against a local minor hockey team from the Yukon in the state-of-the-art 210,000 square foot Canada Games Centre..