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August 22, 2018
2017 Annual Team Mock Awards
Art Ross (Most Points) – Dylan Beston - 37G, 25A
Rocket Richard (Most Goals) - Dylan Beston - 37G
Wayne Gretzky (Most Assists) – CJ Caputo - 31A
Lady Byng (Most Sportsmanlike) – Rory Dawson - 0 PIM
Ironman (Most Games Played) - Rory Dawson - 30 GP
Dave "Tyger" Williams (Most PIM's) – Dylan Beston - 30 PIM's
Craig McTavish (Most Beers) - Rory Dawson - 74 beers

Molson Cup 3-star standings (Game-by-game basis on points of that game):

1) Dylan Beston - 33 points
2) CJ Caputo - 20 points
3) Will Gretton - 19 points


August 22, 2018
Drunken Clams Fall Short In Bid To Repeat
In a closely played game, with the Dirtybirds leading 1-0 after the first, 2-0 after the second, taking a 3-0 lead, before last year's Conn Smythe winner, Drunken Clams sophomore defenseman Will Gretton, would explode to score 3 goals within 32 seconds to tie the game. Consecutive penalties called against the Clams late in the game, would result in a powerplay goal for the Dirtybirds to restore their lead to 4-3, but the Clams are a master of shorthanded play, and tonight would be Charles Abbott's turn to score shorthanded to once again tie the game. But that would be short lived, as the Dirtybirds would capitalize on the powerplay late in the game to seal the victory and the 2018 championship. Great playoff run by the Drunken Clams, capping off 4 championship series in the previous 5 years.

Three Stars:

1) Will Gretton - 3G
2) Charles Abbott - 1G, 1A
3) Rory Dawson - 1A

August 17, 2018
Drunken Clams Force Winner Take All
An offensive explosion beginning in the second period propelled the Drunken Clams into forcing a winner take all "Game 7" type game in Division 3 finals of the 2018 Alberta Summer Hockey League for the second straight season.

Three Stars:

1) Andrew Beaule - 3G, 1A
2) Will Gretton - 2G, 2A
3) CJ Caputo - 1G, 3A


August 16, 2018
Drunken Clams In The Final Again
In a close game versus the Puck Pimps, the Drunken Clams exploded in the third for 4 goals for an 8-5 victory and their second straight division finals appearance, this time against the Dirtybirds.

Three Stars:

1) Jordan Johnson - 4G
2) Greg Gardiner - 4A
3) Taylor Caputo - 2G, 1A

August 14, 2018
Penalties Costly, Forcing Drunken Clams To The
In a very spirited semi-finals on the "A" side versus the appropriately name Dirtybirds, the two teams combining for 44 minutes in penalties, despite scoring two shorthanded goals, the Dirtybirds powerplay capitalized for 3 goals.

The Drunken Clams, despite being down 4-1 early in the second, battled back, and scored a late goal in the game to force overtime. With sudden death overtime solving nothing, the teams were forced into a deciding shootout with the Dirtybirds winning the shootout 2-0, and thus the game by a final score of 7-6, forcing the Clams to the "B" Semi-finals against their first round opponent, the Puck Pimps.

Three Stars:

1) Jordan Johnson - 2G, 1A
2) Will Gretton - 2G, 1A
3) Greg Gardiner - 1G

August 7, 2018
Finally!!!
After going 0-14-1 to close out the 2018 regular season, including a team record 9-game losing streak, after going 9-3-3 in the first half of the season, the whole arena probably felt the big sigh of relief from the Drunken Clams as they finally ended the long losing skid in a nail-biter overtime victory in the opening round of the playoffs over the Puck Pimps.

In a well played, close game throughout, typical of playoff hockey, the Puck Pimps, hacking and whacking, would score in the final second to force the game into the extra time.

With sudden death winding down, and the shootout looming, rookie blueliner Greg Gardiner would tee one up from the top of the faceoff circle to clinch the game for the Drunken Clams and send them to the semi-finals.

Three Stars:

1) Greg Gardiner - 2G
2) Jordan Johnson - 3G
3) Andrew Beaule - 1G, 1A

July 10, 2018
Still slumping...
This version of the Drunken Clams is in some very unfamiliar territory with this current 8-game losing stretch, but something's gotta give soon, the bounces will start to go their way again, and the Clams will be back with the more familiar yellow copy of the scoresheet.

Three Stars:

1) CJ Caputo - 2G
2) Dylan Beston - 2G
3) Taylor Caputo - 2A


July 6, 2018
Still slumping....
Three Stars:

1) Dylan Beston - 1G, 1A
2) Greg Gardiner - 1G
3) Thomas Gilman - 1A

July 2, 2018
Baby Steps
Despite falling down 3-0 early in the second, the Clams rebounded, even taking a couple of welcome leads during the game, settling for an 8-8 tie against the Winterhawks.

Three Stars:

1) Dylan Beston - 4G, 2A
2) Mike Knauff - 1G, 3A
2) Regan Yeager - 2G, 1A


June 28, 2018
The Slump Continues....
Stretching to a 5-game losing skid. Baby steps. There was some positives from the game. The Drunken Clams had a good first period, and a great second period before it all unravelled in the third. The offense is due for a breakout.

Three Stars:

1) Taylor Caputo - 2G
2) Brandon Fox - 2A
3) Regan Yeager - 1G

June 25, 2018
Drunken Clams Just Catch A Break
The slump continues into 4 games, the Drunken Clams just need a couple bounces to go their way.

Three Stars:

1) Dylan Beston - 3G, 2A
2) Mike Knauff - 1G, 3A
3) Brandon Fox - 2A

June 20, 2018
Shorthanded Drunken Clams Losing Skid Stretches to 3 Games
Have to go back more than 2 years to find the last 3 game losing skid, which would be the start of the 2016 summer season.

The Drunken Clams found themselves short players again, but fought valiantly keeping the game close, starting with a much better game from G Nigel Sadal, their final undoing coming at the hands of the full bench Warriors with the Clams taking 2 late penalties, and the Warriors capitalizing on both to defeat the Clams be a final score of 9-5.

Three Stars:

1) CJ Caputo - 2G, 1A
2) Rory Dawson - 1G, 2A
3) Jordan Johnson - 3A


June 18, 2018
Slumping Drunken Clams Lose Back-To-Back Games In Almost A Year
You have to go back almost exactly 1 year to find the last time the Drunken Clams lost back-to-back games, which would be June 20th & 22nd of 2017, but we all remember how that season ended despite that little hiccup.

The Drunken Clams were defeated by a 12-4 score by the hands of the expansion Gents, and they will be eager to get back into the win column in the upcoming game vs The Warriors on Wednesday evening.

Three Stars:

1) Jordan Johnson - 2G, 1A
2) Zach Beisel - 3A
3) Lyle Armitage - 1G

June 13, 2018
Drunken Clams Home Winning Streak Comes To An Forgettable End
On a night that nothing seemed to go the Drunken Clams way, capped off by G Nigel Sadal fanning on a cleared puck, coupled with the loss of an edge, and somehow finding it's way into the Clams net, pretty much summed up how the whole night went for the team, unfortunately ending their home winning streak at 5 games in a forgettable 13-9 defeat to the expansion Dirtybirds.

Three Stars:

1) Thomas Gilman - 2G, 1A
2) Charles Abbott - 2G, 1A
3) Greg Gardiner - 2G


June 12, 2018
Rory Dawson Lights The Lamp To Lead The Clams To Victory
The Drunken Clams faced the Winterhawks for the third time this season in another rematch of the 2017 division finals, holding a 1-0-1 edge in the 2018 regular season series.

After a closely played, low scoring first period which saw the Clams take the lead 2-1, the second period became a high scoring, spirited affair, and although the game winning goal was technically scored at the end of the second period by Mike Knauff, the highlight of the night was the insurance marker scored by veteran Rory Dawson and the beginning of the third period, lighting the lamp for the first time in the 2018 season, taking a cross ice feed from fellow alternate captain Charles Abbott, and blasting in a one-timer to put the Clams ahead by an 8-6 score at that point.

The game would end with the Drunken Clams defeating the Winterhawks by a final score of 10-6, to extend their home winning streak to 5 games.


Three Stars:

1) Rory Dawson - 1G, 1A
2) Will Gretton - 1G, 2A
3) Dylan Beston - 1G, 2A

June 8, 2018
Drunken Clams Return Home And Keep Winning Streak Alive
After a grueling 10 game road trip, the Drunken Clams were more than happy to be able to sleep in their own beds again, and after starting the 2018 season with a 3-game home winning streak, they were more than up to the task to keep that streak alive against the Puck Pimps.

Exploding in the first period for 8 goals by Taylor and CJ Caputo, Dylan Beston, Charles Abbott, Lyle Armitage and Will Gretton, the Clams would take a commanding 8-1 lead into the second period.

Despite being outscored slightly by a 3-2 margin in the second, the Caputo brothers would each complete their hat tricks in the third period to capture the victory to extend their home winning streak, and win back-to-back games for the first time since after games 4 and 5 of the season.

Three Stars:

1) CJ Caputo - 3G, 5A
2) Taylor Caputo - 3G, 1A
3) Charles Abbott - 2G, 2A


June 6, 2018
Drunken Clams Hand Greywolf Pirates First Loss In 2018
Despite being shorthanded due to the lateness of the game, the Drunken Clams defeated the Greywolf Pirates for their first loss in 13 games in the 2018 season. Going against the grain, the Drunken Clams jumped out to a big lead in the first period, and held off the Pirates rally in the third for the victory.

Three Stars: (probably everyone)

1) Dylan Beston - 3G, 3A
2) Charles Abbott - 1G, 4A
3) Will Gretton - 1G, 2A

May 30, 2018
Drunken Clams Just Couldn't Hold Onto The Magic Against The Biscuits
The first period continues to be the Drunken Clams Achilles heel, more often than not, facing a deficit early in games, and tonight would be no exception with the newly relocated Biscuits gaining an early 5-2 lead after the opening period.

The Clams would strike first in the second, narrowing the deficit to two goals before the Biscuits would storm back with 3 quick goals to claim an 8-3 lead midway through the game.

But in typical Drunken Clams fashion, refusing to give up, jump started with Dylan Beston scoring 2 shorthanded goals on the same penalty kill, the Clams would come roaring back with 5 straight goals, the last one in the dying seconds of the period, erasing their enormous deficit to even things up entering the final period.

In an evenly played third period, the Biscuits would score late in the period to reclaim their lead, and this time with G Nigel Sadal on the bench for the extra attacker, would take advantage and build on their lead with an empty net goal, before Clams captain Jeremy Salomons would score with 0:05 remaining, as time would run out on the Clams tonight as they would have to settle with defeat this time.

Three Stars:

1) Dylan Beston - 5G, 1A
2) Jeremy Salomons - 1G, 1A
3) Jordan Johnson - 2A

May 28, 2018
Drunken Clams Erase Another Late Deficit For Points In 3 Straight
The road weary Drunken Clams facing another 5-3 deficit in the third period, scored with 4:37 remaining to pull within one, and for the third consecutive game, with G Nigel Sadal on the bench for the extra attacker, the CJ Caputo would complete his hat trick to even the game at 5-5, as the Clams are now 3-2-3 on their record long 10-game road trip.

Three Stars:

1) CJ Caputo - 3G
2) Jordan Johnson - 2A
3) Mike Knauff - 1G

May 25, 2018
Drunken Clams Making A Habit Of Rallying Back
For the second straight game, the Drunken Clams have battled their way back from an early deficit to salvage a point in their second straight game, After being down 5-3, Greg Gardiner would score the winner with 0:25 left in the game, as the Clams would tie their second consecutive game, both with the tying goal scored with G Nigel Sadal on the bench for the extra attacker.

Three Stars:

1) Regan Yeager - 2G
2) Greg Gardiner - 2G
3) Dylan Beston - 1G, 1A


May 25, 2018
Drunken Clams Rally To Salvage A Point
Despite being down 4-2, this year's edition of the Drunken Clams refuse to lay down and die. After Dylan Beston scored to reduce the deficit to one, rookie Brandon Fox would score with 0:58 remaining with G Nigel Sadal on the bench for the extra attacker, and the Ravens and Clams would settle for a 4-4 tie

Three Stars:

1) Charles Abbott - 1G, 2A
2) Jeremy Salomons - 1G, 1A
3) CJ Caputo - 2A


May 17, 2018
Drunken Clams Fall To Greywolf Pirates
Despite holding a slight 2-1 edge after the first period, the Drunken Clams could not hold on against the newly relocated Greywolf Pirates to fall by a 7-4 score, and to 6-2 on the season.

It was a well-played, hard-fought game with lots of chances and lots of great saves from both teams.

Thee Stars:

1) Will Gretton - 3A
2) John Dunbar - 2G
3) Brandon Fox - 1G, 1A

May 15, 2018
Drunken Clams Refuse To Give Up
Monday night saw the Drunken Clams erase a 6-2 deficit to complete a hard-working, well earned victory in the dying seconds of the game over the Hawks.

The teams would exchange goals in the first period, with the Hawks gaining the edge taking a 3-2 lead into the second. The Hawks would add to their lead, eventually holding a 6-2 margin with Dylan Beston scoring late in the second to reduce the deficit to three, heading into the final period.

John Dunbar would score early in the third to cut the lead to two, and Andrew Beaule cutting the lead to one late in the third. The Hawks would take a late penalty with 2:05 remaining, and with G Nigel Sadal on the bench for the extra attacker, Dylan Beston would complete the hat trick on the powerplay to draw even with the Hawks.

With the seconds dying down, Rory Dawson and Mike Knauff would send Beston in alone, and he would net the winner with 0:01 to cap an exciting comeback victory.

Three Stars:

1) Dylan Beston - 4G, 1A
2) Mike Knauff - 3A
3) Rory Dawson - 2A

May 10, 2018
Drunken Clams Winning Streak Comes To An End
After losing their first game of the Summer 2017 season, the Drunken Clams have been on an amazing run, winning out the remaining 6 games last season to hoist their first division championship, and began the 2018 season with 5 consecutive victories, until they met head-to-head with their former rival, the Puck Pimps.

In a hard fought battle, both teams would exchange goals in the first period, entering the second tied at 3 goals a piece. The Puck Pimps would move ahead in the second, outscoring the Clams 3-1 in the second, and scoring during a frantic scramble in the third to win the game by a 7-4 margin, thus ending the Clams 11 game winning streak.

The Drunken Clams will look to begin the new streak on Monday versus the Hawks.

Three Stars:

1) Jeremy Salomons - 2G
2) Charles Abbott - 1G, 1A
2) CJ Caputo - 2A

May 10, 2018
Drunken Clams Explode Out Of The Gates, Hold On For The Victory
Wednesday night saw the Drunken Clams exploding for 6 goals in the first period to build a huge 6-1 lead going into the second period.

The Moose would try to rally back, outscoring the Clams 3-2 in the second, with both teams exchanging goals in the third, as the Drunken Clams would win their 11th straight game with a 9-5 victory, led by Thomas Gilman with 2 goals and 3 assists.

Three Stars:

1) Thomas Gilman - 2G, 3A
2) Brandon Fox - 3G
3) Taylor Caputo - 1G, 1A

May 4, 2018
Drunken Clams Rally To Remain Undefeated
Thursday night saw the Drunken Clams and the expansion Dirtybirds in a battle against the remaining unbeaten teams in the division.

The Clams seemingly overestimated the Dirtybirds, spotting them a 3-0 lead after the first period, but the resilient Clams would bunker down, get back into their system, battling back tie the game at 3-3 heading into the final period.

The Clams would hold the Dirtybirds to 1 goal, while adding 4 more to their goal total to complete the comeback with a huge victory to open the season 4-0-0, and extend their overall winning streak to 10 games that started from game 2 of the playoffs in the prior year.

Three Stars:

1) Mike Knauff - 2G
2) Zach Beisel - 1G, 1A
3) Thomas Gilman - 1G, 1A

May 2, 2018
Drunken Clams Continue From Where They Left Off Last Season
Tuesday night saw the Drunken Clams facing off against the Winterhawks for the first time since the division finals from last season which saw the Clams hoisting the championship for the first time in franchise history.

After a hard fought first period, which ended with the Drunken Clams trailing for the first time in this young season, the Drunken Clams would rebound in the second with G Nigel Sadal settling down, and stop battling pucks, and the Clams would outscore the Winterhawks by a 4-1 score, including scoring on a rare 2-man advantage to claim the lead, and they would not look back, defeating the Winterhawks for a third straight time by a final score of 7-4 to set a franchise record of 9 consecutive victories dating back to August 8, 2017 for the start of their magical run to the championship.

Three Stars:

1) Dylan Beston - 3G
2) Will Gretton - 1G, 1A
3) Brandon Fox - 1G, 1A

April 27, 2018
Drunken Clams Hot Start Continues
Thursday ngiht, even with G Nigel Sadal, feeling under the weather, the Drunken Clams strong offense continued from last game with 5 different players scoring 6 goals in the first period to open a commanding 6-0 lead.

Jordan Johnson continued the rally in the third, on his way to finishing the game with 2 goals and 6 points, and would finish off the Ravens early in the third to finish the mercy.

Three Stars:

1) Jordan Johnson -2G, 4A
2) Will Gretton - 1G, 3A
3) Dylan Beston - 1G, 2A

April 24, 2018
No Playoff Hangover For These Drunken Clams
Monday night saw the Clams return to action for the 2018 summer hockey season to open the season with a second period explosion to begin their defense of the championship.

The opening period was used for both teams to test the waters, develop the flow of the game, and for the Clams to get their edges back after a long winter off, exploding for 8 goals in the second period to take a commanding lead, and finish off the game in the third with an impressive 12-2 victory.

"After 8 months of inactivity, it takes a couple games to get back into the rhythm, but luckily I play with the best guys in the game, they allow me a little longer transition time to shake off that rust" said Clams G Nigel Sadal following the game. "It was good to get back on the ice, I've got some more work to do to get my game back in order, but it's reassuring knowing those guys are out there to support me"

Three Stars:

1) Dylan Beston - 3G, 3A
2) Brandon Fox - 2G, 2A
3) Zach Beisel - 1G, 3A

September 28, 2017
2017 Annual Team Mock Awards
Art Ross (Most Points) – CJ Caputo - 46G, 28A
Rocket Richard (Most Goals) - CJ Caputo - 46G
Wayne Gretzky (Most Assists) – Dylan Beston - 41A
Lady Byng (Most Sportsmanlike) – Regan Yeager - 0 PIM
Ironman (Most Games Played) - Rory Dawson - 37 GP
Dave "Tyger" Williams (Most PIM's) – Jeremy Salomons - 30 PIM
Craig McTavish (Most Beers) – Rory Dawson – 192 beers
Conn Smythe (Playoff MVP) – Will Gretton

Molson Cup 3-star standings (Game-by-game basis on points/game):

1) (Tie) Dylan Beston, CJ Caputo - 34 points
2) Jordan Johnson - 31 points
3) Charles Abbott - 28 points

August 18, 2017
Drunken Clams Are The 2017 Alberta Summer Hockey League Division Champions!!
The Drunken Clams completed their lengthy playoff run defeating the Winterhawks in the final winner-take-all Game 7 matchup. The Drunken Clams would take an early 2-0 lead from goals by Charles Abbott and Jordan Johnson before the Winterhawks would score late in the period to cut their deficit by 1. The second period favoured the Winterhawks, as they would outscore the Clams 3-0 during the period to take a 4-2 lead into the final period. Johnson and Taylor Caputo would score quickly in the third to tie the game at 4-4, chasing the Winterhawks starting goaltender, to be replaced by their odd circumstanced backup goaltender. It seemed to spur on the Winterhawks, as they would regain the lead shortly after on a quick low shot to the blocker side of G Nigel Sadal, hitting the post and going in, before John Dunbar picked up a loose puck from fallen Jordan Johnson, going in alone and putting it past the Winterhawks backup goaltender to force the overtime. Overtime went back and forth, and ended after a shot by the Winterhawks was kicked out by Sadal right to Zach Beisel who fed it up to Will Gretton, and won the game, tucking it safely into the Winterhawks net to claim the first ever championship for the Drunken Clams in their 11-year summer hockey history!!

Three Stars:

1) Will Gretton - 1G, 2A
2) Jordan Johnson - 2G, 1A
3) Charles Abbott - 1G, 2A


August 16, 2017
Drunken Clams Continue Playoff Run, Force Game 7 Winner Take All
The Drunken Clams came out flying in the first period, before the Winterhawks put a little scare into the game before Steve Brumwell completed the hat trick to secure the victory forcing a sudden death winner take all game 7 Thursday night.

Three Stars:

1) Steve Brumwell - 3G, 2A
2) John Dunbar - 1G, 3A
3) Charles Abbott - 1G, 1A

August 15, 2017
Drunken Clams Dispatch Stars Enroute To Semi-Finals
After claiming the first victory of the season over the Warriors the previous Friday, the Drunken Clams came out strong against the Stars, dominating the play the entire game, also defeating them for the first time this season by a final score of 6-3, setting up a semi-final match against another team the Clams are looking for their first victory against, the Hawks.

Three Stars:

1) Will Gretton - 2G, 1A
2) Jesse Hals - 2A
3) Regan Yeager - 1G

August 15, 2017
Drunken Clams Down Hawks To Advance To Division Finals
Eliminating the Hawks by a final score of 8-6 Tuesday night, returns the Drunken Clams to the finals against the Winterhawks. The Clams will be looking to avenge their first playoff loss to the Winterhawks, and force the final sudden death game on Thursday to decide the championship.

Three Stars:

1) John Dunbar - 2G, 3A
2) Will Gretton - 1G, 1A
3) Rory Dawson - 2A

August 10, 2017
Drunken Clams Make The Greywolf Pirates Pay On The Penalty Kill
Scoring 3 shorthanded goals along with a powerplay goal helped the Drunken Clams eliminate the Greywolf Pirates from playoff contention Wednesday night. The long road to the finals continues tomorrow night against the Warriors.

Three Stars:

1) John Dunbar - 2G, 3A
2) Zach Beisel - 3A
3) Taylor Caputo - 2G

August 10, 2017
Drunken Clams Battle Back Against The Warriors For Well Earned Victory
Down 3-0 in the first, and 3-1 after the period was over, Jordan Johnson was sprung out on a shorthanded breakaway to even the score 3-3. The Warriors scored 2 quick goals afterwards to restore their lead to 5-3 before Steven Brumwell would score 2 quick goals early in the third, and Danny Gayle would score what would prove to be the game winner with 6:10 remaining. The Drunken Clams would slam the door shut the rest of the way with Johnson adding in the insurance marker with 5:47 to go, and the Clams survived the late onslaught with the Warriors goaltender pulled for the extra victory as the Clams would win for the first time against the Warriors this season to extend their 2017 playoff run.

Three Stars:

1) Jordan Johnson - 3G
2) John Dunbar - 5A
3) CJ Caputo - 1G, 2A

August 9, 2017
Winterhawks Contain The Drunken Clams Run-And-Gun Style For The Victory
Credit to the Winterhawks for the victory. They contained the Drunken Clams into their own end for the majority of the game, and took away the run-and-gun style and cycling game the Clams use for the majority of their wins.

Three Stars:

1) Jordan Johnson - 1G
2) Will Gretton - 1G
3) Regan Yeager - 1A

August 3, 2017
Drunken Clams Special Teams Strong In Mercy Victory Over Winterhawks
Going 4-for-4 on the powerplay, and 1-for-1 on the penalty kill tonight helped the Drunken Clams to a 14-4 victory over their current first playoff game opponent, the Winterhawks.

Three Stars:

1) Jordan Johnson - 1G, 4A
2) Jeremy Salomons - 3G, 1A
3) Zach Beisel - 1G, 3A


August 2, 2017
Will Gretton And The Drunken Clams Bail Out A Shoddy Goaltending Performance
It was definitely a night to forget for G Nigel Sadal, and rookie Will Gretton scored on a late powerplay to put the Drunken Clams ahead, and feed a pass along the boards to Jesse Hals to cement the victory with an empty net goal.

Three Stars:

1) Will Gretton - 3G, 2A
2|) Zach Beisel - 2G, 3A
4) Taylor Caputo - 2G, 2A

July 27, 2017
Drunken Clams Double Up On Absolute Chaos
The Absolute Chaos would take advantage of some rare defensive Drunken Clams turnovers early in the game to take a quick 3-1 lead, however, with Zach Beisel pulling the Clams to within 1, CJ Caputo would take charge and with some aggressive forechecking in the corner, refusing to give up, despite not getting a point on the play, we would be the catalyst the Clams needed for Rory Dawson to tie the game, and the Drunken Clams refused to look back from that point in the game. With Jordan Johnson scoring a hardworking beautiful diving goal to close out the first period, and John Dunbar making a fantastic backhand pass from the boards right to the tape of an open Will Gretton to close out the scoring, the Drunken Clams would win with a convincing 14-7 victory.

Three Stars:

1) John Dunbar - 1G, 4A
2) Charles Abbott - 2G, 2A
3) CJ Caputo - 3G

July 27, 2017
Drunken Clams Double Up On Absolute Chaos
The Absolute Chaos would take advantage of some rare defensive Drunken Clams turnovers early in the game to take a quick 3-1 lead, however, with Zach Beisel pulling the Clams to within 1, CJ Caputo would take charge and with some aggressive forechecking in the corner, refusing to give up, despite not getting a point on the play, we would be the catalyst the Clams needed for Rory Dawson to tie the game, and the Drunken Clams refused to look back from that point in the game. With Jordan Johnson scoring a hardworking beautiful diving goal to close out the first period, and John Dunbar making a fantastic backhand pass from the boards right to the tape of an open Will Gretton to close out the scoring, the Drunken Clams would win with a convincing 14-7 victory.

Three Stars:

1) John Dunbar - 1G, 4A
2) Charles Abbott - 2G, 2A
3) CJ Caputo - 3G

July 24, 2017
Shorthanded Drunken Clams So Close Against The Warriors
Three Stars:

1) Jordan Johnson - 1G, 2A
2) Zach Beisel - 1G, 1A
3) CJ Caputo - 1G, 1A

July 24, 2017
Drunken Clams Tie Stars
Three Stars:

1) Charles Abbott - 2G
2) Jordan Johnson - 1G
3) Dylan Beston - 1G

July 24, 2017
Drunken Clams Shutout Goonies
Three Stars:

1) Jeremy Salomons - 2G, 2A
2) Jordan Johnson - 1G, 2A
3) Will Gretton - 1G, 2A

July 13, 2017
Drunken Clams Saddle Up During Stampede To Defeat The Cowboys
Three Stars:

1) CJ Caputo - 5G, 1A
2) John Dunbar - 1G, 6A
3) Jordan Johnson - 1G, 2A

July 13, 2017
Drunken Clams Saddle Up During Stampede To Defeat The Cowboys
Three Stars:

1) CJ Caputo - 5G, 1A
2) John Dunbar - 1G, 6A
3) Jordan Johnson - 1G, 2A

July 10, 2017
Drunken Clams Just Couldn't Add To The Win Column Despite Having Steve Brumwell Back For One Game
Three Stars:

1) Dylan Beston - 4A
2) Charles Abbott - 3G
3) Jeremy Salomons - 2G, 1A

July 7, 2017
Drunken Clams Avenge Last Game Comeback Victory For Greywolf Pirates
Three Stars:

1) John Dunbar - 2G, 5A
2) CJ Caputo - 3G, 1A
3) Danny Gayle - 1G, 3A

July 7, 2017
Drunken Clams Avenge Last Game Comeback Victory For Greywolf Pirates
Three Stars:

1) John Dunbar - 2G, 5A
2) CJ Caputo - 3G, 1A
3) Danny Gayle - 1G, 3A

July 5, 2017
Winterhawks Win The Special Teams Battle
Three Stars:

1) Charles Abbott - 2G, 2A
2) CJ Caputo - 3G
3) Rory Dawson - 1G, 1A

June 29, 2017
Chiefs Keep It Close, Drunken Clams Put It Away In The Third
Three Stars:

1) CJ Caputo - 2G, 4A
2) Charles Abbott - 2G, 2A
3) Taylor Caputo - 2G

June 27, 2017
Drunken Clams and Absolute Chaos Settle For The Tie
Three Stars:

1) Will Gretton - 2G, 1A
2) Charles Abbott - 2G, 1A
3) CJ Caputo - 1G, 1A

June 23, 2017
Warriors defeat Drunken Clams
Three Stars:

1) CJ Caputo - 1G, 2A
2) Rory Dawson - 1G, 1A
3) Taylor Caputo - 1G, 1A

June 23, 2017
Warriors defeat Drunken Clams
Three Stars:

1) CJ Caputo - 1G, 2A
2) Rory Dawson - 1G, 1A
3) Taylor Caputo - 1G, 1A

June 21, 2017
Shorthanded Clams Just Run Out Of Gas
Three Stars:

1) Dylan Beston - 2G, 2A
2) Jeremy Salomons - 2G, 1A
3) CJ Caputo - 1G, 1A

June 15, 2017
Drunken Clams Come Out Firing On All Cylinders
The Drunken Clams played a dominating aggressive forechecking game against the Goonies, ending the game midway through the second period by a final score of 11-1.

Three Stars:

1) Dylan Beston - 3G, 2A
2) Charles Abbott - 3G, 1A
3) Will Gretton - 1G, 3A

June 13, 2017
Move Along L'il Doggies
The shorthanded Drunken Clams defeated the frustrated Cowboys 7-6 in a chippy, penalty-filled game on Monday night.

Three Stars:

1) CJ Caputo - 3G, 1A
2) Will Gretton - 1G, 3A
3) Jeremy Salomons - 1G, 2A

June 7, 2017
Lucky Pirates, Win
Luck was on the Pirates side tonight. Dylan Beston scores a goal through the netting early in the game that is disallowed, despite the refs can't calling it a goal fast enough against the Clams the game before. Then they luck out, jamming in their first goal, clearly after the whistle had gone, then a lucky bounce in off a skate, eliminating a 5-goal deficit to win the game 8-6 courtesy of an empty net goal at the end of the game.

Three Stars:

1) Dylan Beston - 4A
2) Jeremy Salomons - 2G, 1A
3) CJ Caputo - 2G

June 1, 2017
Drunken Clams Hold Off Winterhawks In High Scoring Game
The Drunken Clams took over in the third period after seemingly exchanging goals throughout the first two periods to defeat the current first-place Winterhawks by a final score of 11-8

Three Stars:

1) Will Gretton - 3G, 2A
2) Dylan Beston - 5A
3) Charles Abbott - 2G, 2A

May 30, 2017
Drunken Clams defeat Chiefs
The Drunken Clams defeated the Chiefs in their first game after relocation by a final score of 12-2.

Three Stars:

1) Dylan Beston - 2G, 3A
2) Taylor Caputo - 2G, 2A
3) Will Gretton - 2G, 1A

May 26, 2017
Drunken Clams Come Out Flat In Loss To The Biscuits
Thursday night will just be a blip on the screen for the 2017 season. We'll blame it on Game 7 in the Eastern Conference Finals.

Three Stars:

1) Zach Beisel - 1G, 1A
2) Scott Learmonth - 1G
3) Regan Yeager - 1G

May 26, 2017
Drunken Clams Come Out Flat In Loss To The Biscuits
Thursday night will just be a blip on the screen for the 2017 season. We'll blame it on Game 7 in the Eastern Conference Finals.

Three Stars:

1) Zach Beisel - 1G, 1A
2) Scott Learmonth - 1G
3) Regan Yeager - 1G

May 24, 2017
Drunken Clams Solid Effort Against B.O.S. Earns Victory
The Drunken Clams played a solid all-around game Tuesday night, shaking off any ill effects of the previous long weekend to officially welcome the start of the summer in Calgary. The forecheck was strong, and the backchecking defensive game limited the chances for the B.O.S. as the Clams would earn a 4-2 victory and pull to .500 for the first time in this 2017 season.

Three Stars:

1) Jordan Johnson - 1G, 1A
2) Charles Abbott - 1G, 1A
3) John Dunbar - 1G, 1A

May 19, 2017
Drunken Clams Put Together A Solid Team Effort To Defeat Puck Pimps
After a very high-scoring affair in their first meeting of the season, a 13-13 tie, the second meeting showed both teams a little more reserved with both teams tied at 1-1 after the first period.

The Drunken Clams would explode for a four goal outburst in the second half of the second period to take a 5-1 lead into the third period.

Both teams would exchange goals in the third as the Drunken Clams would win their second game of the season by a final score of 7-3 over the Puck Pimps. "The guys played great in front of me today, I give them all the credit in the world. I was just glad I could finally help them out today, they deserved it" said G Nigel Sadal after the game.

Three Stars:

1) John Dunbar - 3G, 1A
2) CJ Caputo - 2G, 1A
3) Danny Gayle - 1G, 2A


May 17, 2017
CJ
In a rematch of their opening night thumping to the Biscuits, the Clams showed they were a much improved team from that first game, both teams tied 1-1 after the first and G Nigel Sadal was having a strong game in the first period.

Then the second period happened, and it started with a bad goal allowed from the corner after Sadal had lost his balance opening up enough of the net to allow an almost impossible angle shot. "I felt strong after the first period, but after that unfortunate goal, the same doubt that's been dogging me crept back in, and the second-guessing game started again, but I rebounded a little and had a much better period in the third, and would like to forget all about that second period and put it behind me" said Sadal after the game.

With the Clams leading 7-6 late in the game, they would be on the unfortunate end of the refs whistles, seeing themselves short by two skaters for almost 2 whole minutes. The shooting gallery that is the Biscuits, laid it on thick on that powerplay, peppering the Clams net with shot after shot, first tying the game, up by 2 men, and then scoring again shortly after that while still on the powerplay to take the lead.

Alternate captain CJ Caputo, not satisfied with his hat-trick, would rally the team, taking a feed from John Dunbar, tucking it past the Biscuits goaltender to draw the Clams even with 0:06 remaining to pick up a much needed point.

Three Stars:

1) CJ Caputo - 4G, 1A
2) John Dunbar - 1G, 4A
3) Dylan Beston - 2G, 1A

May 17, 2017
CJ
In a rematch of their opening night thumping to the Biscuits, the Clams showed they were a much improved team from that first game, both teams tied 1-1 after the first and G Nigel Sadal was having a strong game in the first period.

Then the second period happened, and it started with a bad goal allowed from the corner after Sadal had lost his balance opening up enough of the net to allow an almost impossible angle shot. "I felt strong after the first period, but after that unfortunate goal, the same doubt that's been dogging me crept back in, and the second-guessing game started again, but I rebounded a little and had a much better period in the third, and would like to forget all about that second period and put it behind me" said Sadal after the game.

With the Clams leading 7-6 late in the game, they would be on the unfortunate end of the refs whistles, seeing themselves short by two skaters for almost 2 whole minutes. The shooting gallery that is the Biscuits, laid it on thick on that powerplay, peppering the Clams net with shot after shot, first tying the game, up by 2 men, and then scoring again shortly after that while still on the powerplay to take the lead.

Alternate captain CJ Caputo, not satisfied with his hat-trick, would rally the team, taking a feed from John Dunbar, tucking it past the Biscuits goaltender to draw the Clams even with 0:06 remaining to pick up a much needed point.

Three Stars:

1) CJ Caputo - 4G, 1A
2) John Dunbar - 1G, 4A
3) Dylan Beston - 2G, 1A

May 11, 2017
Drunken Clams Survive Late Rally For First Win Of The Season
The Drunken Clams scored early Wednesday night, and for the first time of the 2017 season, they would not trail for the remainder of the game. CJ Caputo would start off the scoring redirecting a nice smooth feed from Dylan Beston, and Jordan Johnson would add to that lead halfway through the period as the Clams played like a team that really wanted to win. Despite a couple soft "questionable" goals allowed by G Nigel Sadal, that he would sorely wish he could have back, the Clams perservered and withstood a late rally with the Falcons goalie pulled for the extra attacker and pulling within 1 to hang on for a big first win of the season, as Sadal would pump his fists and let out a huge sigh of relief for the "W".

Three Stars:

1) John Dunbar - 3G, 1A
2) Jordan Johnson - 2G
3 CJ Caputo - 1G, 1A

May 9, 2017
Drunken Clams on cusp of breaking out
The Drunken Clams are on the verge of breaking out into the offensive powerhouse they have been known for the last few seasons. They showed great resiliency coming back to tie the previous division leader, the Greywolf Pirates, down 3-1 at one point to battle back for a 7-7 tie. They did deserve a much better fate tonight though, if not for a couple questionable goals allowed by G Nigel Sadal, still shaking off some rust from a 8 month winter layoff of inactivity. "I just have to work on a few parts of my game, the guys play great in front of me, I need to be better fthem. I hate feeling like I'm letting them down"

Three Stars:

1) Dylan Beston - 3G, 3A
2) Danny Gayle - 1G, 5A
4) Charles Abbott - 2G, 2A

May 9, 2017
Drunken Clams on cusp of breaking out
The Drunken Clams are on the verge of breaking out into the offensive powerhouse they have been known for the last few seasons. They showed great resiliency coming back to tie the previous division leader, the Greywolf Pirates, down 3-1 at one point to battle back for a 7-7 tie. They did deserve a much better fate tonight though, if not for a couple questionable goals allowed by G Nigel Sadal, still shaking off some rust from a 8 month winter layoff of inactivity. "I just have to work on a few parts of my game, the guys play great in front of me, I need to be better fthem. I hate feeling like I'm letting them down"

Three Stars:

1) Dylan Beston - 3G, 3A
2) Danny Gayle - 1G, 5A
4) Charles Abbott - 2G, 2A

May 5, 2017
Oh captain, my captain
The Drunken Clams welcomed back Captain Clam Jeremy Salomons Thursday night, after he missed the first 3 games with an illness. His presence was immediately felt, as the whole Clams team played like a different team, and played their best and most complete game of the young season, despite a familiar result, losing by a final score of 7-5 to the recently relocated Falk Falcons (previously known as Badco), but the dressing room was more upbeat after the game as it was showing to be a step in the right direction.

Three Stars:

1) Dylan Beston - 2G
2) Regan Yeager - 1G
3) Rory Dawson - 1G

May 3, 2017
Drunken Clams
Three Stars:

1) Will Gretton - 1G, 1A
2) Jordan Johnson - 1G, 1A
3) Regan Yeager - 1G

May 3, 2017
Drunken Clams and Puck Pimps exchange goals in high scoring game
Three Stars:

1) John Dunbar - 2G, 5A
2) Dylan Beston - 4G, 2A
3) Andrew Beaule - 2G, 2A

May 3, 2017
Drunken Clams flat in loss to B.O.S.
Despite a much better outcome on the scoresheet, especially in the goals against column, perhaps a different outcome could have awaited that Clams without a couple soft ones to open the game allowed by G Nigel Sadal. The B.O.S. pressured the Clams zone all throughout the game with their speedy game to come away with an 8-4 victory over the Drunken Clams, who are left still searcing for their first victory of the young 2017 ASHL summer season.

Three Stars:

1) Dylan Beston - 1G, 3A
2) Charles Abbott - 2G
3) Danny Gayle - 1G

August 14, 2015
Drunken Clams slay their dragons in advancing to the division finals
After going 2-4 during the regular season, and even losing the opening playoff game against the Dragonslayers, the Drunken Clams got back to the basics, and played probably their best game of the season, defeating the Dragonslayers by a final score of 9-3 to clinch a berth into the division finals against longtime rival, the Stars.

Three Stars:

1) CJ Caputo - 2G, 2A
2) Jeremy Salomons - 3A
3) Zach Beisel - 2G

August 12, 2015
Drunken Clams just can't seem to figure out the Dragonslayers
Three Stars:

1) Dylan Beston - 1G, 1A
2) Thomas Gilman - 1G, 1A
3) CJ Caputo - 2A

August 12, 2015
Drunken Clams advance to semis in thrilling OT comeback victory
Despite a 5-1 lead at one point, the Drunken Clams rallied back with 2 empty net goals to force overtime with Jordan Johnson scoring for the victory.

Three Stars:

1) Jordan Johnson - 2G, 1A
2) Jeremy Salomons - 3A
3) Charles Abbott - 2G

August 4, 2015
Shortbenched Drunken Clams defeated by the Dragonslayers
Three Stars:

1) John Dunbar - 2G, 1A
2) Jordan Johnson - 2G
3) Andrew Beaule - 2A

July 29, 2015
Ken Seman Cruising The T-Dubs
The first game after clinching the President's Trophy for the second straight season, Ken Seman was getting geared up for the playoffs leading the scoring for the night with 6 goals, and alternate captain CJ Caputo picking up 4 tallies as the Clams would defeat the T-Dubs by a final score of 13-8.

Three Stars:

1) Ken Seman - 6G, 1A
2) Jordan Johnson - 7A
3) Scott Learmonth - 1G, 4A

July 23, 2015
Drunken Clams Clinch Second (Straight) President's Trophy
The Drunken Clams are back-to-back President's Trophy winners for 2015! After clinching their first title last season, they successfully defended that title clinching if for the second consecutive season with a 15-9 victory and season sweep of the P. Raiders.

Dylan Beston would score 6 times as the Clams lone 40-goal scorer thus far this season, and CJ Caputo would score a hat-trick to join John Dunbar and Jeremy Salomons in the 30-goal club, and both would finish a 9-point night on the scoresheet.

Three Stars:

1) Dylan Beston - 6G, 3A
2) CJ Caputo - 3G, 6A
3) Andrew Beaule - 2G, 4A

July 21, 2015
Drunken Clams best "Empty Net" Stars
Three Stars:

1) Jordan Johnson - 2G, 7A
2) CJ Caputo - 4G, 3A
3) Ken Seman - 3G, 3A

July 17, 2015
Comeback Clams rally once again to avoid defeat against the Firebirds
The Drunken Clams have been very resilient this season in third period comebacks, and Thursday night would be no different. With the Firebirds leading 8-2 midway through the game, CJ Caputo, in his first solo assignment in leadership for the Clams offensive lines, with Jeremy Salomons and Charles Abbott both out of the lineup, would settle the troops down, and right the ship, and the Clams would answer back for 3 unanswered goals in the remainder of the period to cut that lead to 8-5.

The Clams would rally back under Caputo's leadership tying the game at 8-8 before the Firebirds would score a late powerplay goal to regain the lead.

With Clams G Nigel Sadal pulled for the extra attacker, rookie defenseman Steve Brumwell would take a feed from Jordan Johnson and Andrew Beaule and tie the game with 0:18 remaining as the two teams would finish the game with a 9-9 tie.

Three Stars:

1) Jordan Johnson - 1G, 4A
2) John Dunbar - 3G
3) Steve Brumwell - 2G, 1A

July 15, 2015
Drunken Clams fall short in defeat to Dragonslayers
Three Stars:

1) CJ Caputo - 2G, 2A
2) Andrew Beaule - 4A
3) Taylor Caputo - 2G, 1A

July 8, 2015
Drunken Clams "power" past the T.Dubs
The Drunken Clams faced off against the newly relocated T. Dubs with a record of 1-1-1 since relocating, and the Drunken Clams would give them a proper Division 3 welcome by going 4-5 on the powerplay and adding two shorthanded goals on the same penalty kill defeating the T. Dubs by a final score of 16-6.

The line of CJ Caputo (4G, 3A), Dylan Beston (5G, 1A) and John Dunbar (4G, 5A), would power the Clams for the evening, combining for 22 points on the Clams record 16-goal performance, with Dunbar falling 1 point short of the Clams 1-game record of 10 points currently held by Scott Learmonth.

Three Stars:

1) John Dunbar - 4G, 5A
2) CJ Caputo - 4G, 3A
3) Dylan Beston - 5G, 1A

July 6, 2015
Drunken Clams team play shines in victory over the P. Raiders
The Drunken Clams were buoyed by top line of the night CJ Caputo, Ken Seman and Scott Learmonth to lead the team to victory over the P. Raiders on Monday night.

After taking a 3-1 lead after the first period, the P. Raiders would battle back to tie the game, and Caputo would rally the team, leading his line to an 8 point night, and the Clams would successfully kill off a full minute 2-man disadvantage, with the line of Dylan Beston, Mike Knauff, and Thomas Gilman combining for 5 points, and the line of Jeremy Salomons, Charles Abbott and Jason Beaule would combine for 4 points as defenseman Rory Dawson would round out the scoring with a pair, and fellow defenseman Steve Brumwell pitching in with 4 assists, as the Drunken Clams would defeat the P. Raiders by a final score of 9-6.

Three Stars:

1) Ken Seman - 1G, 3A
2) CJ Caputo - 2G, 1A
3) Steve Brumwell - 4A

July 1, 2015
Drunken Clams show no "Mercy" defeating Firebirds for first shutout of the season
In all fairness, the Firebirds had 7 players, 2 of which they picked up from the shinny game before so they wouldn't have to forfeit.

Three Stars:

1) Jeremy Salomons - 3G, 3A
2) Zach Beisel - 2G, 3A
3) Regan Yeager - 3G

June 30, 2015
Drunken Clams rally back to tie the Stars
Three Stars:

1) John Dunbar - 5G, 1A
2) Andrew Beaule - 1G, 1A
3) Rory Dawson - 2A

June 26, 2015
Momentum suspiciousl shifts after the first period as the Dragonslayers defeat the Drunken Clams
After jumping out to an early 4-0 lead in the first period, the referees seemed weighted down in their back pockets on the ice and couldn't keep up with the play as the Clams were called for 10 penalties to the Dragonslayers 0 penalties for the remainder of the game, and when you only play 15 minute periods, it's hard to keep up your attack playing shorthanded for 2/3 of the game. The Drunken Clams would fight their hardest, but fall just short being defeated by a final score of 7-6.

Three Stars:

1) John Dunbar - 2G, 2A
2) CJ Caputo - 2G, 1A
3) Taylor Caputo - 1G, 1A

June 24, 2015
Rory Dawson creates "Chaos" in the Drunken Clams victory
Tuesday night the Drunken Clams squared off against the newly relocated Absolute Chaos team, just playing out the stretch before they officially relocate.

Clams sensational sophomore Dylan Beston would open the scoring early with his first of what would turn out to be a 5-goal night for the big winger. Jason Beaule would add to his Clams career high scoring his sixth of the season and Beston would complete the natural hat-trick as the Clams would lead 4-1 after the first period.

After a short-handed goal by Ken Seman, veteran Rory Dawson would score his first of the season shortly after, following up with his second a minute later, now marking that every member of the Clams has scored a goal this season, as the Clams would take a 7-4 lead into the final period.

Beston would score his 5th marker to give the Clams an 9-4 lead, but the resilient Chaos team would attempt to make things interesting with 2 quick goals midway through the period to cut the lead by two, but CJ Caputo would get sprung on a breakaway and score, killing any momentum the Chaos had built. Dawson would put the final nail in the coffin with his first Clams career hat-trick with another short-handed marker as the Drunken Clams would send the Absolute Chaos packing defeating them by a final score of 11-6.

Three Stars:

1) Rory Dawson - 3G
2) Dylan Beston - 5G, 1A
4) Mike Knauff - 4A

June 17, 2015
Drunken Clams "Power" Past P. Raiders
After the first period of Wednesday's game of the Drunken Clams vs P. Raiders, it would have been safe to assume a very high-scoring game with both teams having the potential to reach double digits in goals for.

Clams forward CJ Caputo would get the scoring started less than 0:45 into the game, but the Clams would run into some penalty trouble, and the Raiders would capitalize on 2 of their 3 powerplays, including a 1:30 2-man advantage, as the teams would exchange goals for the remainder of the period with Dylan Beston scoring twice, once shorthanded, and Jeremy Salomons getting on the scoresheet before the P. Raiders would score back-to-back goals to take a 5-4 lead into the second period.

The P. Raiders would add to their lead early in the second, but the penalty trouble would shift in the Clams favour with Tommy "Hockey" Gilman scoring on the powerplay and Beston completing the hat-trick to pull the Clams even with both teams tied at 6-goals-a-piece heading in the third period.

The Drunken Clams would shut the door the rest of the way, outscoring the P. Raiders 3-0 in the third with goals from Beston, Salomons, and Caputo as the Clams would defeat the P. Raiders for the third time this season by a final score of 9-6.

Three Stars:

1) Steve Brumwell - 6A
2) Dylan Beston - 4G
3) Jeremy Salomons - 2G, 1A

June 16, 2015
Drunken Clams not "Star"struck
Monday night featured the Drunken Clams facing off against the Stars for the first time since they mercied them on May 27th by a final score of 14-4.

Drunken Clams captain Jeremy Salomons would pick up where that game left off scoring his first of the game less than 4 minutes into the game. The Stars would tie the game up shortly after with alternate captain Charles Abbot restoring the lead shortly after with Ken Seman and rookie Regan Yeager scoring to give the Clams a 4-2 lead after the first period.

Salomons and Abbott would each score again in the second as the teams would exchange goals with the Clams leading 6-4 after two periods.

Rookie Zach Beisel would roof a shorthanded marker top corner on the glove side early in the third and Yeager would complete the hat-trick as the Clams would defeat the Stars by a final score of 9-6.

Three Stars:

1) Regan Yeager - 3G
2) Jeremy Salomons - 2G, 1A
3) Charles Abbott - 2G, 1A

June 9, 2015
Firebirds effective penalty killing sinks the Drunken Clams
After opening with an 0-3 start to the season, the Drunken Clams had reeled off an impressive 9-1-1 run as they headed into the halfway point of the season against the rival Firebirds.

Overheard at the start of the game that due to the Chicago Blackhawks loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning, Clams captain Jeremy Salomons was not in a good mood and joked he would spend the whole game in the penalty box. Coincidentally, he would receive the first penalty of the game, which the Clams would successfully kill off before the Firebirds would score for a 1-0 lead after the first period.

The Firebirds powerplay and penalty killing units would take over the game in the second, scoring twice on the powerplay and killing off 3 penalties. Dylan Beston would score the lone Clams goal of the period, but it would be the Firebirds in the driver seat with a comfortable 6-1 lead after two periods.

The Firebirds would score another 3 times before Thomas "Tommy" Hockey would score the Clams second goal, but it would not be enough as the Firebirds would avenge an earlier 14-6 drubbing to the Clams defeating them by a final score of 9-2.

Three Stars:

1) Scott Learmonth - 1A
2) Dylan Beston - 1G
3) Thomas Gilman - 1G

June 9, 2015
Drunken Clams kick off second half by obtaining sole possession of first place
A night after a disappointing loss to the Firebirds, the Drunken Clams were right back on the ice facing off against their first-place partners, the Dragonslayers, who have split the season series thus far with a win each over the other.

Drunken Clams rookies, Thomas Gilman and Zach Beisel would open the scoring, and John Dunbar would score in his return to action as the Clams would lead early by a score of 3-1 after the first period.

Sophomore Dylan Beston would hit the twine in the second as Gilman and Beisel would each score their second of the night and Taylor Caputo would score what would prove to be the game winner with his first of the season, as the Clams would lead the Dragonslayers 7-2 after two periods of play.

Dunbar and Beston would each score their second of the game, as the Drunken Clams would stake a 2-1 lead in the season series, and get back into their winning ways, defeating the Dragonslayers by a final score of 9-5.

Three Stars:

1) Taylor Caputo - 1G, 3A
2) Zach Beisel - 2G, 2A
3) Dylan Beston - 2G, 2A

June 3, 2015
Drunken Clams roar back to victory
Wednesday night saw the Drunken Clams facing off against the Absolute Chaos for their second meeting of the season, the first of which saw the Clams defeat the Chaos by a score of 12-6.

The first period saw the Chaos go up by a 2-1 margin with the Clams lone goal of the period scored by Tommy "Hockey" Gilman.

The Chaos would shock the Clams, scoring two more, and with the score 4-1 in the Chaos' favour, that would be the final poke that would be needed before the bear would awaken.

Clams sophomore Dylan Beston would start off the comeback, with Ken Seman scoring shortly after to cut the Chaos lead to one, before they would add another to take a 5-3 lead into the third.

The Clams powerplay would get going in the third with Clams rookie Steve Brumwell scoring his second of the season on the first powerplay, before Jason Beaule would collect his third goal in as many games to tie the score up 5-5, before new alternate captain CJ Caputo would score what would be the game winner shortly after, with Captain Jeremy Salomons getting the insurance marker a little over a minute later as the Drunken Clams would complete the comeback and defeat the Absolute Chaos by a final score of 7-5.

Three Stars:

1) Charles Abbott - 3A
2) Jason Beaule - 1G, 1A
3) CJ Caputo - 1G, 1A

June 2, 2015
Drunken Clams defeat rival P. Raiders
Monday Night, the Drunken Clams squared off against their arch-rivals, the P. Raiders.

The P. Raiders would hold a slight edge after the first, up by a score of 3-2 in a tightly played period.

The Drunken Clams offense would get rolling in the second, scoring 8 unanswered goals with Clams captain Jeremy Salomons and newly appointed alternate captain CJ Caputo each completing their hat-tricks in the period.

Jason Beaule would continue his hot hand, scoring once and assisting on another for points in consecutive games.

Ken Seman would complete his hat-trick in the third, with rookie Mike Knauff scoring a pair as the Clams would defeat the P. Raiders by a final score of 14-7.

Three Stars:

1) Steve Brumwell - 6A
2) Jeremy Salomons - 3G, 2A
3) Ken Seman - 3G, 1A

May 28, 2015
Drunken Clams show no "Mercy" to the Stars
Monday night marked the second straight game the Drunken Clams would finally get to wear their red "away" jersey, after being confined to their discoloured white "home" jerseys for the first 10 games.

The previous game, Dylan Beston could be heard saying he was looking forward to finally wearing the red jerseys, and it was going to fire him up for the game. He made good on that prediction scoring 5 goals in that game, but the question would be "Could he keep himself fired up for this game?"

He would come through again, this time scoring 3 goals, and adding 3 assists, with the newly formed line of Jeremy Salomons (5G, 3A), Charles Abbott (3G, 4A) and Jason Beaule (1G, 3A) leading the way in the 14-4 rout of the Stars with a combined 19 points.

For the first time this season, every skater on the Drunken Clams would register on the scoresheet, as the Clams would jump back into first place, holding the tiebreaker over the Dragonslayers.

Three Stars:

1) Jason Beaule - 1G, 3A
2) Jeremy Salomons - 5G, 3A
3) Charles Abbott - 3G, 4A

May 26, 2015
Drunken Clams rebound in a big way
Despite losing the previous game to the newly relocated B.O.S. team, the Drunken Clams were not at all down on their luck after having their 5 game winning streak snapped.

With 5 goals by Dylan Beston, Jeremy Salomons pitching in with 2, and Zach Beisel, CJ Caputo, and Thomas Gilman each hitting the twine, the Clams hope to start a new streak after tonight.

Three Stars:

1) Dylan Beston - 5G
2) Mike Knauff - 3A
3) Jeremy Salomons - 2G

May 22, 2015
All good things must come to an end
Three Stars:

1) John Dunbar - 5G
2) Jeremy Salomons - 4A
3) CJ Caputo - 1G

May 20, 2015
Drunken Clams leap (temporarily?) into first place
With the Dragonslayers taking the first place standing after the B.O.S. relocated to another division, the Drunken Clams were looking to avenge their first meeting with the Dragonslayers from the second game of the season.

The first period would be played tight and remain close with Clams sophomore Dylan Beston scoring the lone goal for the Clams as the two teams would take a 1-1 tie into the middle frame.

The Clams would light the red lamp in the second with another goal by Beston, captain Jeremy Salomons, and John Dunbar each hitting the twine, and happily making his season debut, CJ Caputo would find his way onto the scoresheet with two markers in the period, as the Clams would find themselves with a comfortable 6-3 lead after two periods.

The Clams would build on that lead in the third with goals from rookies Zach Beisel and Thomas Gilman with his first in a Clams jersey, Charles Abbott, and John Dunbar completing the hat trick as the Clams would finish the game with a 12-5 victory and in doing so, leapfrog past the Dragonslayers into first place, maybe temporarily, depending on the outcome of the other games around the division.

After the game, reporters caught up with Caputo and asked him how it felt to be back. "It felt good, after shaking off a little rust in the first there, I started to feel more comfortable on my skates again, helped out on the scoresheet in the second there. The guys are all playing awesome this year, we've got some unfinished business to take care of from last season, and we're all together again now."

Three Stars:

1) John Dunbar - 4G, 3A
2) Dylan Beston - 2G, 3A
3) Charles Abbott - 1G, 3A

May 14, 2015
Drunken Clams avenge opening season loss to the Titans
After losing the season opener in a close game vs the Titans, which led to a 3 game losing streak for the Drunken Clams, to open the season, they've been on a roll since, unbeaten in their previous 4 games.

John Dunbar and Ken Seman would provide all the offence for the Clams in the opening period, but the Titans would be there after every goal to keep even with the Clams as the teams would remain tied 3-3 after the first.

Dunbar and Seman would continue on their scoring pace in the second, with the Titans matching goal for goal until captain Jeremy Salomons would score late in the period for the Clams first true lead of the game.

Dunbar and Seman would both complete their hat tricks in the third period, with Charles Abbott rounding out the scoring as the Drunken Clams would skate away with a 9-7 victory to move above .500 for the first time this season.

Three Stars:

1) Ken Seman - 3G, 2A
2) John Dunbar - 4G, 1A
3) Rory Dawson - 2A

May 12, 2015
Drunken Clams rookies record-setting evening in victory
Trying to break .500 for the first time this season, the Drunken Clams squared off against the expansion franchise Absolute Chaos.

After a tightly played first period, with the Clams up 3-1, they would explode for 7 goals in the second period with rookies Zach Beisel and Regan Yeager each setting a new team record for goals and assists respectively.

After scoring the opening 2 goals for the Clams, Beisel would add 5 more to his tally for a team record-setting 7 goals in one game. Yeager would do likewise with the assists, setting up Beisel's opening 2 goals in the first, and adding 5 more to his tally to set a new team record for most assists in one game with 7, as the Clams would lead 10-2 at that point after 2 periods of play.

Rookie defenceman Steve Brumwell would score his first as a member of the Clams, and Ken Seman would round out the scoring as the Drunken Clams would secure the victory by a 12-6 final score and improve their record to 3-3-1.

Three Stars:

1) Zach Beisel - 7G
2) Regan Yeager - 7A
3) John Dunbar - 2G, 5A

May 8, 2015
After losing 3 games to start the season, the Drunken Clams are unbeaten in 3
Despite losing the first 3 games, albeit close games, of the 2015 season, one might think the Drunken Clams were down on their luck, especially after their first place finish last season, and trip to the finals, but that could not be further from the truth.

Newly appointed alternate captain, Charles Abbott said after the game "we've got a great bunch of guys in this dressing room, a couple new guys, so we're all learning to play together, it was never a question of when the wins would start coming."

After a close first period, with the Clams up 4-3, the second period would be when the Clams would start to pull away, scoring 7 unanswered goals, with the Clams not being stooped into some rough play by an obviously frustrated P. Raiders team as the Clams would finish the game by a 14-6 margin.

Three Stars:

1) John Dunbar - 2G, 4A
2) Jordan Johnson - 3G, 2A
3) Zach Beisel - 1G, 4A

May 6, 2015
Captain Jeremy Salomons lifts Drunken Clams to victory
Winless after 4 games to open the 2015 season, Drunken Clams captain, Jeremy Salomons lifted the team onto his shoulders to guide the team to it's first victory in the young season.

With Salomons scoring the first 2 Clams goals, both teams would take a 2-2 tie into the middle frame, with Clams sophomore Dylan Beston scoring twice and Salomons completing the hat trick to help the Clams even up at 5 goals a piece to begin the third period.

With the Flames scoring in overtime, it seemed to ignite the Clams skaters as Andrew Beaule, Salomons, Charles Abbott and Ken Seman would all score unanswered to give the Clams a 9-5 victory over the Stars.

Three Stars:

1) Jeremy Salomons - 4G
2) Charles Abbott - 1G, 4A
3) Dylan Beston - 2G, 2A

May 4, 2015
Drunken Clams rookies prove "clutch" when needed
Three Stars:

1) Charles Abbott - 3G
2) Zach Beisel - 2G
3) Mike Knauff - 1G, 1A

May 2, 2015
Drunken Clams Bested By B.O.S.
Three Stars:

1) Ken Seman - 1G, 1A
2) Charles Abbott - 1G, 2A
3) Regan Yeager - 2G

April 24, 2015
Shorthanded, Drunken Clams come close
Three Stars:

1) Charles Abbott - 2G, 1A
2) Dylan Beston - 2G, 1A
3) Jeremy Salomons - 1G

April 24, 2015
Drunken Clams still have some rust to shake off after the season opener
Three Stars:

1) Dylan Beston - 3G, 2A
2) Jordan Johnson - 1G, 5A
3) Jeremy Salomons - 2G, 1A

August 21, 2014
Drunken Clams fall short in ASHL 2014 Championship game
Three Stars:

1) Charles Abbott - 2G
2) John Dunbar - 1G, 1A
3) Jordan Johnson - 2A

August 18, 2014
Mulligan forces sudden death tomorrow night
Three Stars:

1) Jordan Johnson - 3G
2) Charles Abbott - 1G, 1A
3) John Dunbar - 2A

August 13, 2014
Drunken Clams down the Stars to advance to division finals
After defeating the defending champs, the Stars in the "A" semi-finals, sending them to the "B" semi's, the Drunken Clams moved onto their first division finals in team history.

Three Stars:

1) John Dunbar - 2G, 5A
2) Jordan Johnson - 4G, 1A
3) CJ Caputo - 1G, 2A

August 6, 2014
Drunken Clams Hungry For A Playoff Win
Despite winning the division title, after losing the final 3 games of the regular season, the Drunken Clams were hungry for a victory to open the 2014 ASHL playoffs.

Captain Clam Jeremy Salomons, still sidelined with his knee injury, joined the team on the bench for some extra motivation, as the Clams re-found their offensive game, with emergency call-up John Dunbar completing the hat-trick before the end of the first period, with Dylan Beston adding to the scoresheet as the Drunken Clams would lead 4-2 after the first period.

John Dunbar would complete his second hat-trick of the night in the second, with CJ Caputo and Rob Meijer scoring their first of the postseason, as the Clams would take a 9-3 lead into the final period.

The Dragonslayers would try to fight back to avoid the first loss of the double-knockout format with 3 goals, 2 of them on the powerplay to reduce the deficit by 3 goals as the Clams would be victimized in the penalty column, awarding the Dragonslayers with a full 2:00 2-man advantage, that the Drunken Clams would successfully kill of, and essentially killing off any momentum the Dragonslayers had built up until that moment, with Jordan Johnson putting the final nail in the coffin as the Clams would move onto the semi-finals with a 10-6 victory over the Dragonslayers.

Three Stars:

1) John Dunbar - 6G, 2A
2) CJ Caputo - 1G, 4A
3) Dylan Beston - 1G, 2A

August 1, 2014
Drunken Clams 2014 End-Of-Regular-Season Awards
Art Ross (Most Points) - Jordan Johnson - 29G, 46A
Rocket Richard (Most Goals) - CJ Caputo - 36G
Wayne Gretzky (Most Assists) - Jordan Johnson - 46A
Lady Byng (Most Sportsmanlike) - Tie - Andrew Beaule, Taylor Caputo - 4 PIM
Ironman (Most Games Played) - Rory Dawson - 30 GP
Dave "Tyger" Williams (Most PIM's) - Jason Beaule - 34 PIM's

Molson Cup 3-star standings:

1) Jordan Johnson - 32 points
2) Andrew Beaule - 31 points
3) Charles Abbott - 28 points

August 1, 2014
Bring On The Playoffs!!
Three Stars:

1) Charles Abbott - 1G, 1A
2) CJ Caputo - 1G
3) Rob Meijer - 1G

July 30, 2014
What a shitty game, Clams still clinch President's Trophy
Even with the loss to the Firebirds, with the Puck Pimps loss, the Drunken Clams clinched their first ever President's Trophy. They await to see their first round opponent, to be decided Thursday between the Firebirds, Goonies, and Dragonslayers.

Three Stars:

1) CJ Caputo - 3G, 2A
2) Jordan Johnson - 5A
3) Rob Meijer - 4A

July 24, 2014
Drunken Clams lose the bidding sweepstakes for referee services
Three Stars:

1) John Dunbar - 2G, 2A
2) CJ Caputo - 3A
3) Taylor Caputo - 3A

July 22, 2014
Drunken Clams captain Jeremy Salomons returns and inspires the team to victory
After a second straight disappointing loss to the Puck Pimps, the Drunken Clams received a boost, seeing Jeremy Salomons return to the bench after missing the past several weeks with a knee injury.

CJ Caputo and Jordan Johnson would each score a hat trick tonight, Dylan Beston scoring a couple, and John Dunbar and Charles Abbott rounding out the scoring in a 10-0 Drunken Clams victory over the Boreal Oilsands Service.

Three Stars:

1) John Dunbar - 1G, 4A
2) Jordan Johnson - 3G, 1A
3) Dylan Beston - 2G, 2A

July 8, 2014
Drunken Clams draw even with the Dragonslayers
Three Stars:

1) Dylan Beston - 1G, 3A
2) Jordan Johnson - 2G, 1A
3) Rory Dawson - 1G, 2A

July 4, 2014
Drunken Clams forward Charles Abbott comes close to a Clams team record in defeat of the Firebirds
After a rare early 6:00 game the night before, the Drunken Clams faced an even rarer 10:30 start time against the Firebirds Thursday night.

The late time takes its toll on a teams roster, with the Drunken Clams down to 8 skaters against 6 Firebirds skaters.

The Clams would strike fast and early against the Firebirds, outscoring them 6-1 in the opening period, with Charles Abbott leading the way with the natural hat-trick and adding 2 assists.

In an uncharacteristic second period for the Clams which saw them outscored 4-1, the Firebirds would bring their deficit to 2 goals, trailing 7-5 after two periods of play.

Ken Seman would complete his natural hat-trick early in the third, and Dylan Beston would complete his natural hat-trick while short-handed with a 200-footer rifle of a shot that caught the Firebirds goalie completely off guard as the Drunken Clams would finish the game with a 12-6 victory over the Firebirds.

Three Stars:

1) Charles Abbott - 5G, 4A
2) Ken Seman - 4G, 1A
3) Dylan Beston - 3G, 1A

July 2, 2014
Drunken Clams settle for a draw against the Goonies
The Drunken Clams would be the opening test against the newly relocated Goonies and John Dunbar would open the scoring early to give the Clams the lead, and he would start the late flurry in the final few moments with his second of the game followed by Rob Meijer and Dylan Beston as the Clams would build a 4-2 lead after the first period.

Patrick O'Rourke would score his second of the season, and Dylan with his second of the game, and Jordan Johnson scoring late in the second as the Clams held a 7-5 lead after two periods.

Rob would score his second of the game off his own rebound, and Jordan Johnson come up with an amazing diving play to stop a breakaway, but some late penalty trouble by the Clams would prove costly as the Goonies would tie the game with less than a minute to go as the two teams would battle to an 8-8 draw.

Three Stars:

1) Dylan Beston - 2G, 5A
2) John Dunbar - 2G, 2A
3) Charles Abbott - 4A


June 27, 2014
The Drunken Clams rally around their captain for the victory
After a tough loss on Tuesday night, the Drunken Clams were looking to come out better against the B.O.S. and start a new streak, after their 8-game unbeaten streak was broken against the Puck Pimps.

The B.O.S. would open the scoring, and the two teams would exchange goals in the first, with Charles Abbott scoring the extra one to put the Clams up by one after the first period of play.

The Drunken Clams love the second period, and tonight would be no different with five different scorers as the Clams would lead 8-3 after two periods.

The B.O.S. would mount a rally in the third, pulling within one goal before a B.O.S. skater would hit Clams Captain Jeremy Salomons with a brutal open-ice knee-on-knee hit. After being helped off the ice, the Clams would use it as a rallying point, and Andrew Beaule would score the insurance goal for the victory. After the game, like a true captain, Jeremy would reply with "Did we get the 'W'?" when asked if he was ok.

Three Stars:

1) Jeremy Salomons - 1G
2) Charles Abbott - 3G, 1A
3) Andrew Beaule - 2G

June 24, 2014
Tuesday night beers in the parking lot
Because Tuesday night never happened...

Three Stars:

1) Rob Meijer - 2G
2) CJ Caputo - 1G
3) Jeremy Salomons - 1G

June 20, 2014
Drunken Clams improve record and division lead with 8-game unbeaten streak
The Drunken Clams defeated the Titans by a final score of 12-6 on Thursday night.

The Caputo/A. Beaule show would try to upstage the Salomons/Abbott show from Tuesday night with a combined 6G, 7A for 13 points, but Charles Abbott would try to get his 2 cents in about it, recording the hat-trick in the victory.

Three Stars:

1) CJ Caputo - 4G, 3A
2) Andrew Beaule - 2G, 4A
3) Charles Abbott - 3G

June 17, 2014
Jeremy Salomons and Charles Abbott are shining
Riding a season high 6 game unbeaten streak, the Drunken Clams looked to make it 7 tonight against the Stars.

Andrew Beaule would get the Clams on the scoreboard early, and captain Jeremy Salomons would score his first of the night to build the lead as the Clams would lead 2-1 after the first period.

The Stars scored twice early in the period to overtake the Clams before the Jeremy Salomons and Charles Abbott show would take over for 5 points on 3 goals as both teams would be tied 5-5 after two periods.

The Salomons/Abbott show would continue in the third with a combined 5 more points on the four third period goals as the Clams would extend their unbeaten streak to 7 games by a final score of 9-6 over the Stars.

Three Stars:

1) Jeremy Salomons - 3G, 2A
1) Charles Abbott - 3G, 2A
3) Jordan Johnson - 2G, 1A

June 13, 2014
Drunken Clams rally in the third to extend unbeaten streak and take over first place
After rallying in the third last game to tie the Firebirds, to keep their unbeaten streak alive at 5 games, the Drunken Clams faced off against the Dragonslayers. After earlier learning that the current division leaders, Boreal Oilsands Service had lost, with a win tonight, the Drunken Clams would extend their unbeaten steak to 6 games, and with their current run, they would be able to leapfrog the B.O.S and take over first place.

The Dragonslayers would score early, making sure there was no repeat shutout performance tonight, and would be rewarded with a couple fortunate bounces, but new centre Jason Beaule would win a faceoff deep in the Dragonslayers end and feed Rob Meijer in front to narrow the deficit as the Clams would trail 3-2 going into the second.

The Dragonslayers would build onto their lead in the second, at one point being up 6-3 before CJ Caputo would score his second of the game to spark the comeback.

The Clams would score 4 unanswered goals in the third before CJ would complete the hat-trick with what would prove to be the game winner, and Captain Clam Jeremy Salomons would ice the victory with an empty net goal, as the Clams would rally for the victory, extend their unbeaten streak to 6 games and take sole possession of first place.

Three Stars:

1) CJ Caputo - 3G, 3A
2) Andrew Beaule - 1G, 4A
3) Jeremy Salomons - 1G, 2A

June 10, 2014
Drunken Clams rally to keep unbeaten streak alive
The Drunken Clams faced off for the third time this season against the Firebirds, with the Drunken Clams taking the victory in the first 2 games.

CJ Caputo would get the scoring started very early into the game, but the Firebirds would tie it shortly afterwards and take the lead after that, but the Clams would always battle back with Jordan Johnson, Dylan Beston and Jeremy Salomons evening the score every time as it would be 4-4 after the first period.

The Firebirds would take the lead in the second, up 6-5 after 2 periods with Rob Meijer scoring the lone Clams goal of the period.

Dylan Beston would tie up the game early in the third, before the Firebirds would score back to back goals to build an 8-6 lead midway through the period. CJ Caputo would score shortly after to cut the deficit to one, and with goalie Nigel Sadal on the bench for the extra attacker, Beston would complete the hat-trick with seconds remaining to tie the game up, with a final score of 8-8.

Three Stars:

1) Dylan Beston - 3G, 3A
2) CJ Caputo - 2G, 3A
3) Jordan Johnson - 1G, 1A

June 5, 2014
Drunken Clams take advantage of a tired short-benched Shamrocks team
The Drunken Clams squared off against the newly relocated Shamrocks Wednesday night.

Despite being short on the bench, the Shamrocks gave the Clams all they could muster in the first period building a 2-0 lead after the first period.

CJ Caputo would score early in the second to reduce the deficit in half, and the Clams would not look back from that point, outscoring the Shamrocks 11-1 for the remainder of the game, for an 11-3 victory.

Three Stars:

1) Dylan Beston - 2G, 4A
2) CJ Caputo - 3G, 1A
3) Rory Dawson - 0G, 4A

June 3, 2014
Drunken Clams extend win streak vs B.O.S.
The Drunken Clams, winners of 2 straight and 3 of their last 4, looking for a season high 3 straight vs former divisional and new division rivals, the Boreal Oilsands Service.

Clams captain Jeremy Salomons, in his first game back from holidays, picked up right where he left off, opening the scoring less than a minute into the game. Jordan Johnson would score shortly after to give the Clams a 2-0 lead before the B.O.S. would storm back, scoring 3 straight to take a 3-2 lead into the second.

The second period has been the Drunken Clams favorite period this season, and tonight would be no different with Dylan Beston, Rob Meijer, Andrew Beaule and CJ Caputo outscoring the B.O.S. 4-1 in the period, as the Clams would lead 6-4 after 2 periods.

Charles Abbott would score twice in the third and Rory Dawson would add to the goal column as the Clams would finish with a 9-6 victory over the B.O.S.

Three Stars:

1) Andrew Beaule - 1G, 4A
2) Jordan Johnson - 1G, 3A
3) Charles Abbott - 2G, 1A

May 29, 2014
Drunken Clams hang on the defeat the Puck Pimps
The Drunken Clams faced off against the newly relocated Puck Pimps on Thursday night with Taylor Caputo opening the scoring early in the game and Jordan Johnson adding to that shortly after as the Clams would lead 2-0 after the first period.

Johnson would score his second of the game, and Rob Meijer would add to the goal column to put the Clams up 4-1 after two periods of play.

The Pimps would push back early in the third trying to get back into the game, but Andrew Beaule would score what would prove to be the game winner midway through the frame as the Drunken Clams would hold on to defeat the Puck Pimps 6-5 in their first meeting of the season.

Three Stars:

1) Andrew Beaule - 1G, 3A
2) Jordan Johnson - 2G
3) CJ Caputo - 1G, 1A

May 27, 2014
Drunken Clams victorious in penaly-filled game vs the Titans
In a penalty filled first period in which the Titans held 6 powerplays vs the Drunken Clams 5, which saw the Titans capitalize for 3 powerplay goals, and the Clams score on 2, but evened out the special teams with Andrew Beaule scoring a shorthanded marker as both teams would remained tied 4-4 after the first period.

The Clams offense would shift into another gear during the second, outscoring the Titans 8-1 before winning handily with a final score of 14-7.

Three Stars:

1) Andrew Beaule - 3G, 3A
2) Rob Meijer - 3G, 1A
3) Jordan Johnson - 2G, 2A

May 23, 2014
Drunken Clams Left Seeing Stars
Three Stars:

1) Andrew Beaule - 2G, 3A
2) Jordan Johnson - 2G, 2A
3) Rob Meijer - 1G, 2A

May 22, 2014
Drunken Clams flip a complete 180 to shutout the Dragonslayers
Looking to avenge a 6-4 defeat in their first meeting, the Clams were coming off a high-scoring 13-12 victory over the Firebirds, and were looking for their first back-to-back wins of the season.

With the whole team playing together, matching the play of the Dragonslayers, even killing off an almost 2-minute 2-man disadvantage, the Drunken Clams and Dragonslayers would remain scoreless after 2 complete periods.

It was beginning to look like whoever scored would win the game, or both teams would have to settle for a scoreless tie.

That was until the Drunken Clams call-up Dylan Beston, playing in his first game, replacing Justin Charles, who earlier in the week had been placed on the long-term injury reserve, took a feed from Jordan Johnson and Willem Thoma to give the Clams the lead early in the third, and scored what would prove to be the game winner. Rob Meijer and Johnson would provide some insurance as the Drunken Clams would finish with a complete team effort in a 3-0 shutout over the Dragonslayers.

Three Stars:

1) Dylan Beston - 1G, 1A
2) Jordan Johnson - 1G, 1A
3) Rob Meijer - 1G

May 16, 2014
Old-Style Hockey Makes A Comeback Thursday Night
Thursday night featured retro night in the Alberta Summer Hockey League between the Drunken Clams and the Firebirds. The Drunken Clams would explode in the first period to climb to a 6-2 lead.

After adding 3 more early in the second, the Firebirds would mount their comeback outscoring the Clams 5-4 in the period to reduce their deficit by just 3 goals trailing 7-10 after 2 periods.

The teams would exchange goals through the third with Andrew Beaule scoring his fifth of the game to give the Clams a 13-9 lead with 2:23 to go. The Firebirds, refusing to quit, would pull their goalie for the extra attacker, and manage to score 3 goals in the final minute, falling just short as the final buzzer would go to make the end of an offense-fuelled game with the Drunken Clams winning by a final score of 13-12 over the Firebirds.

Three Stars:

1) Andrew Beaule - 5G, 2A
2) Rob Meijer - 5A
3) Ken Seman - 2G, 2A

May 13, 2014
Drunken Clams "Cow-Punched"
Three Stars:

1) Jordan Johnson - 1G, 3A
2) Taylor Caputo - 1G, 2A
3) Chris Budd - 3A

May 8, 2014
Drunken Clams Offense Ramps It Up Against The Mighty Ducks
Coming off a disappointing loss to longtime rival P. Raiders on Monday night, the Drunken Clams were hoping to make amends Wednesday night against the expansion Mighty Ducks.

The Mighty Ducks would open the scoring early into the game, but Jordan Johnson would take the feed from Ken Seman to even the score, and the Clams would not look back from that point with Andrew Beaule scoring two consecutive goals and Seman adding to the goal column as the Clams would lead 4-2 after the first.

Scott Learmonth would score his first of the season midway through the second, followed by Charles Abbott's first of the game and rookie Rob Meijer as the Clams led 7-3 after 2 periods.

A. Beaule and Abbott would complete their hat tricks in the third with Johnson and Seman adding to their goal column with their second each of the game as the Drunken Clams would win the inaugural meeting against the Mighty Ducks by a final score of 13-5.

Three (Many) Stars:

1) Andrew Beaule - 3G, 2A, Jordan Johnson - 2G, 3A, Rob Meijer - 1G, 4A
2) Charles Abbott - 4G, Ken Seman - 2G. 1A
3) Nigel Sadal - team nominated, incredible glove save

May 5, 2014
Special Teams Showcase
Despite 2 shorthanded goals and a 2-man powerplay goal, the Drunken Clams couldn't overcome a late second period shorthanded goal against and 2 powerplay goals against in the third as the P. Raiders defeated the Clams by a final score of 8-5.

Three Stars:

1) Justin Charles - 1G, 1A
2) Rory Dawson - 2A
3) Rob Meijer - 2A

May 1, 2014
"Shrek"ing It Up Against The Titans
Wednesday night had the Drunken Clams facing off against a familiar foe in the Titans (previously the Atlas Titans) who return to the league after a lengthy absence.

The start of the game was delayed a couple minutes, while the teams waited for G Nigel Sadal, as he was running a little behind. The Titans would take advantage of the lack of warmup, scoring on their first shot, through the body, just 12 seconds into the game. The Titans undisciplined play resulted in two Drunken Clams 2-man advantages in the first period, with Clams rookie Rob Meijer scoring on the second advantage to pull the Clams even after the first period.

Drunken Clams forward Charles Abbott would score his first of the night 3 minutes into the second, setting up the Charles Abbott-Jordan Johnson show, with Abbott finishing the game with 5 tallies, and Jordan Johnson scoring once and assisting on 3 others as the Drunken Clams would defeat the Titans by a final score of 7--5.

Three Stars:

1) Charles Abbott - 5G
2) Jordan Johnson - 1G, 3A
3) Ken Seman - 2A

April 29, 2014
Drunken Clams left seeing Stars
Three Stars:

1) Andrew Beaule - 3G
2) Charles Abbott - 2A
3) Ken Seman - 1G

April 24, 2014
Drunken Clams unable to overcome slow start in the first period
Starting from goaltender Nigel Sadal out, the Clams did not have one of their better first periods, down 3-0 after the play, the whole Clams team would put up a much more dominating effort for the final 2 periods, but would be done in by the slow start in the first, falling 6-3 to the Dragonslayers.

Three Stars:

1) Charles Abbott - 2G, 1A
2) Justin Charles - 1G, 1A
3) Andrew Beaule - 1G

April 23, 2014
Drunken Clams open franchise's ninth season with a victory
The Drunken Clams opened their franchise's ninth season facing off against a familiar foe in the Firebirds.

New captain Jeremy Salomons, taking over from Sabi Hundle, would open the scoring just minutes into the game. The Firebirds would respond shortly after tying the game at 1 goal a piece. Andrew Beaule would demonstrate his skill with his hands and skating, turning the Firebirds defensemen in and out with a highlight reel goal to restore the Clams lead, before the Firebirds would score another, and add a late goal to take a 3-2 lead after the first period.

Salomons and Ken Seman would each tally in the second as the Clams and Firebirds would start the third period tied 4-4.

The Clams would take advantage of a tired out Firebirds team in the third with A. Beaule scoring his second of the night, and Justin Charles and Jordan Johnson each scoring their first of the season as the game would finish with the Clams posting the opening night victory over the Firebirds by a final score of 7-5.

Three Stars:

1) Jordan Johnson - 1G, 3A
2) Jeremy Salomons - 2G, 1A
3) Andrew Beaule - 2G

August 16, 2013
Drunken Clams 2013 End-Of-Regular-Season Awards
Art Ross (Most Points) - CJ Caputo - 33G, 31A
Rocket Richard (Most Goals) - CJ Caputo - 33G
Wayne Gretzky (Most Assists) - CJ Caputo - 31A
Lady Byng (Most Sportsmanlike) - Tie - Sabi Hundle, Jeremy Salomons - 2 PIM
Ironman (Most Games Played) - Rory Dawson - 29 GP
Dave "Tyger" Williams (Most PIM's) - Ken Seman - 37 PIM's

August 14, 2013
Drunken Clams forced to take long road back to hopefully face the Goonies in the final
Three Stars:

1) Andrew Beaule - 2G, 3A
2) Ken Seman - 2G, 1A
3) CJ Caputo - 1G, 2A

August 6, 2013
Drunken Clams start 2013 playoffs with a long overdue victory over the Stars
The 7th-seeded Drunken Clams opened the 2013 playoffs against the 2nd-seeded Stars. The Stars won the regular season series against the Clams with a 3-0-1 record. The Drunken Clams felt all season that their time was coming as all 4 games were closely played and really could have gone either way.

CJ Caputo got things started early less than 1:30 into the game before the Stars would even it up minutes later before Jordan Johnson restored the Clams lead and Andrew Beaule would add to the scoresheet with the Clams taking a 3-2 lead into the second.

The 2 teams would exchange goals in the second with CJ and Andrew both potting their second tallies in the game, as the Clams led 5-4 after 2 periods of play.

Charles Abbott scored early in the third with what would prove to be the game-winning-goal, as Jeremy Salomons would seal the victory with two empty-netters, as the Clams move onto the second round where they will face the Goonies, another team they battled closely all season, with each team winning twice.

Three Stars:

1) Andrew Beaule - 2G, 1A
2) Charles Abbott - 1G, 2A
3) CJ Caputo - 2G

August 1, 2013
Solid finish to the regular season for the Drunken Clams
After securing a playoff spot the previous Thursday, and securing no lower than a 7th seed after their victory on Monday, the Drunken Clams went into Wednesday's game vs The Jeffrey's seeking a 6th seed position and some retribution for two straight previous losses to The Jeffrey's.

Things didn't look to be going well for the Clams in the early going, as The Jeffrey's climbed to a quick 3-0 lead only 5:49 into the game. The Clams would settle down and regroup after that, holding that same score for the remainder of the first before CJ Caputo would get the Clams on the board midway through the second, and The Jeffrey's would restore their 3-goal lead minutes after before Charles Abbott would score later in the period to bring the Clams within a pair.

The Clams wouldn't look back after that point as Jordan Johnson, Matt Gillick, Justin Charles with a PP marker, and Andrew Beaule all tallying in the period, with CJ completing his second consecutive hat-trick to lead the Clams to an 8-6 victory over The Jeffrey's.

Putting together a nice 4-1-1 finish to the season, coupled with 3 straight victories, together with a Jimmy's loss tonight, the Drunken Clams finish 6th in the tight 10-team Division 4, and open the 2013 Alberta Summer Hockey League playoffs against the Shamrocks.

Three Stars:

1) CJ Caputo - 3G, 2A
2) Jordan Johnson - 1G, 1A
3) Andrew Beaule - 1G, 1A

July 30, 2013
Drunken Clams build commanding lead early to defeat the Ravens
Building a commanding 5-0 lead in the first on goals from Charles Abbott, Andrew Beaule, Chris Budd, and two from CJ Caputo, the Clams continued to add to that lead with Caputo completing the hat-trick, Abbott potting his second of the game and Jordan Johnson hitting the twine as the Clams would take an 8-3 lead into the third.

The Ravens would attempt a comeback scoring 3 more before the midway point, but Andrew Beaule would silence any momentum they would build with his second of the game at the 8:05 point of the period as the Clams would come away with a 9-6 victory.

Three Stars:

1) CJ Caputo - 3G, 2A
2) Jordan Johnson - 1G, 3A
3) Andrew Beaule - 2G, 1A

July 12, 2013
(Un)Lucky 7
Three Stars:

1) Chris Budd, Rory Dawson, Jeremy Salomons, Sabi Hundle, Charles Abbott, Matt Gillick, Brandon Luong
2) Chris Budd, Rory Dawson, Jeremy Salomons, Sabi Hundle, Charles Abbott, Matt Gillick, Brandon Luong
3) Chris Budd, Rory Dawson, Jeremy Salomons, Sabi Hundle, Charles Abbott, Matt Gillick, Brandon Luong

July 10, 2013
One for Six, and Six for All
Three Stars:

1) Chris Budd, Rory Dawson, Sabi Hundle, Justin Charles, Charles Abbott, Ken Seman
2) Chris Budd, Rory Dawson, Sabi Hundle, Justin Charles, Charles Abbott, Ken Seman
3) Chris Budd, Rory Dawson, Sabi Hundle, Justin Charles, Charles Abbott, Ken Seman

July 5, 2013
Dragonslayers defeat Drunken Clams in Shinny Night In Calgary
Three Stars:

1) Andrew Beaule - 3G, 3A
2) Jeremy Salomons - 2G, 3A
3) Matt Gillick - 2G, 2A

July 4, 2013
Short Clams come up short against the Jeffrey's
Three Stars:

1) Charles Abbott - 3G, 1A
2) Jordan Johnson - 2G
3) CJ Caputo - 1G, 1A

June 27, 2013
Oh so close....
Despite being short-benched to a full-bench Stars squad, the Drunken Clams gave the Stars all they could handle during the night.

Charles Abbott would open the scoring late in the first, with Ken Seman putting the Clams up 2-0 less than a minute later as the Clams would close out the first period with the lead.

The Stars would reduce their deficit by one early in the second and pull even late in the period as both teams entered the third period tied at 2 goals a piece.

The two teams would remain even for much of the third before the Stars would score with 3:09 remaining to take the lead, but Ken would score his second of the game on the games only powerplay to even the score again. The Stars would get a lucky bounce to gain the Clams zone and score the winner with 0:53 remaining in the game and defeat the Clams by a final score of 4-3.

Three Stars:

1) Ken Seman - 2G
2) Charles Abbott - 1G, 1A
3) Sabi Hundle - 2A

June 25, 2013
Drunken Clams defeat the Dragonslayers
In a game, not short of offense, the Drunken Clams defeated the Dragonslayers on Monday night with a final score of 10-8. CJ Caputo led the way with his second hat-trick in three games, finishing with 5 points, 2 goals each by Charles Abbott and Jeremy Salomons, and Rory Dawson, Andrew Beaule and Jordan Johnson pitching in to secure the victory.

Three Stars:

1) CJ Caputo - 3G, 2A
2) Andrew Beaule - 1G, 3A
3) Jeremy Salomons - 2G, 1A

June 20, 2013
Drunken Clams claim retribution on The Jeffrey's
After a disappointing 8-6 loss in their first meeting, the Drunken Clams seeked a different outcome the second time around.

After jumping out to a commanding 6-0 lead from Charles Abbott and CJ Caputo with 2 goals each, and Rory Dawson and Andrew Beaule adding to the scoresheet, the Drunken Clams held on until Charles would complete the hat-trick to secure the victory as the Clams claim the win by a 7-5 score.

Three Stars:

1) CJ Caputo - 2G, 4A
2) Charles Abbott - 3G, 1A
3) Andrew Beaule - 1G, 1A

June 19, 2013
P. Raiders defeat Drunken Clams
Three Stars:

1) Jeremy Salomons - 1G, 2A
2) Sabi Hundle - 1G, 2A
3) Andrew Beaule - 1G, 1A

June 19, 2013
Drunken Clams and Ravens battle to a draw in inaugural meeting
Tuesday night featured the first meeting between the Drunken Clams and the Ravens.

The Ravens would get the scoring started early in the first with CJ Caputo taking a beautiful feed from Andrew Beaule and Rory Dawson. CJ would score his second of the game midway through the period to give the Clams a 2-1 lead, but the Ravens would score late in the period to even the game after the first period.

Charles Abbott would score early in the period to regain the Clams lead with CJ completing the hat-trick to put the Clams up by 2 goals. The newly formed line of Charles-Andrew-CJ was buzzing all night generating chances and forming most of the offense of the night as Rory Dawson would take advantage of the play of his teammates as Charles and CJ would feed him to regain the Clams 2-goal lead, after the Ravens had reduced the deficit by one. The Ravens would score another one late in the period, but Andrew would score seconds later to put the Clams back up by 2 after 2 periods of play.

The Drunken Clams would be on the receiving end of some unfortunate bounces as the Ravens would score to trail by one and with a redirect late in the period to tie it up as both teams would battle to a 6-6 draw in what would prove to be the Clams best effort as of late, and hopefully a sign of things to come.

Three Stars:

1) CJ Caputo - 3G, 2A
2) Andrew Beaule - 1G, 2A
3) Charles Abbott - 1G, 1A

June 11, 2013
Jordan Johnson scores in final seconds as Drunken Clams defeat The Goonies
The Drunken Clams were looking to make amends after two disappointing losses in the previous week as they face the Goonies on Monday night.

Matt Gillick would open the scoring early with the Goonies tying up the game late in the period, but only to see Charles Abbott put the Clams back ahead only seconds later.

The Goonies would tie the game back up early in the second before CJ Caputo would score an HON candidate goal midway through the second to restore the Clams lead and Ken Seman would build to that lead shortly after as the Clams would lead 4-2 after 2 periods of play.

Seman would score his second of the game early in the third to build a 5-2 lead before the Goonies would storm back with 3 goals to even the score at 5-5, each team exchanging another goal each for a 6-6 score before Jeremy Salomons would win a faceoff in the Goonies zone late in the game, right back to Jordan Johnson, as he unleashed a blast from the point to put the Clams ahead 7-6 with 25 seconds remaining, and the Clams would hold on for the well-earned hard fought victory.

Three Stars:

1) Ken Seman - 2G, 1A
2) Jordan Johnson - 1G, 1A
3) CJ Caputo - 1G, 2A

June 6, 2013
Matt Gillick sacrifices his leg in attempt to jumpstart the Drunken Clams
After jumping out to a 2-0 lead in the first by CJ Caputo, the Clams fell behind in the third, another weak period by G Nigel Sadal, Matt Gillick would try and get the Clams motivated by not backing down to the Escape player who gave him a vicious slash to the back of his leg.

After a brief tussle, both players would get sent off the ice, as the Escape would defeat the Clams by a final score of 8-3.

Three Stars:

1) Matt Gillick - 2A, 6PIM
2) CJ Caputo - 2G
3) Patrick O'Rourke - 2A

June 4, 2013
Drunken Clams fall short in spectacular comeback
Looking like he took a play out of the Tomas Vokoun/Marc-Andre Fleury playbook, Drunken Clams goalie sure would like a redo of the first period in tonight's game vs the Jimmy's. Definitely wishing he could have a couple suspect goals back, putting the Clams down 5-1 after the first period.

Adjusting to play much better for the remainder of the game, he's sure happy he has some of the greatest teammates a goalie could ask for, as the Clams would attempt a spectacular comeback, with Patrick O'Rourke netting a hat-trick, two goals from Jordan Johnson, and CJ Caputo and Matt Gillick pitching in, and at one point holding a 7-6 lead before losing by an 8-7 score.

Three Stars:

1) Jordan Johnson - 2G, 2A
2) Patrick O'Rourke - 3G
3) Rory Dawson - 3A

May 30, 2013
Drunken Clams rally for the win for a happy send off for Kyle Putman
With Wednesday's game marking the final game for longtime Drunken Clams member Kyle Putman, as he prepares to move to Red Deer for the next chapter in his life, the Clams wanted to send him off with a victory. Helping in the matter, after witnessing his beloved Red Wings being eliminated from the Stanley Cup playoffs by the Chicago Blackhawks, the Clams wanted to help him exact some revenge against the Shamrocks who use the Blackhawks logo on their jerseys.

CJ Caputo would take a lead pass from Matt Gillick early in the game to open the scoring, but the Shamrocks would score twice later in the period to take a 2-1 lead into the second.

Charles Abbott would tie the game up midway through the second, but with the Shamrocks pressing hard for the leading goal, they would finally get it later in the period as the Clams trailed 3-2 going into the third.

Nigel Sadal would shut the door on the Shamrocks in the third as Abbott and Caputo would score their second goals of the game, and Andrew Beaule would secure the victory with an empty netter as the Clams would finish with the 5-3 victory, and Kyle Putman gets to leave the team on top with a victory in his final game.

Three Stars:

1) Charles Abbott - 2G, 1A
2) Matt Gillick - 3A
3) CJ Caputo - 2G

May 27, 2013
Drunken Clams fall short against the Stars
Looking to improve on their last game versus the Stars, in which they held a 7-3 lead before settling for an 8-8 tie, the Drunken Clam and Stars squared off in their second meeting of the season.

The Stars built a 2-0 lead before Jeremy Salomons would receive a leading pass, brushing off a Stars defender to roof one over the shoulder of the Stars goaltender to reduce the lead, as the Clams trailed 2-1 after the first period of play.

Emergency call-up, Shane Fennessey, would score in first outing with the Clams to tie the game up 2-2, but the Stars would score on a deflection late in the period to restore the lead as they would hold a 3-2 advantage after two periods.

Patrick O'Rourke would score midway into the third to even the score up again, but the Stars would score on a give and go shortly after flipping one over the glove hand of Nigel Sadal, and hang on after for the 4-3 victory.

Three Stars:

1) CJ Caputo - 2A
2) Jeremy Salomons - 1G
3) Patrick O'Rourke - 1G

May 23, 2013
Drunken Clams slay a few dragons ending mini-slump
Currently in a 0-2-1 funk, after a beginning the season with a 5-1 run, the Clams were looking in a big way to break out of their slump. Matt Gillick would get the scoring started, and CJ Caputo would put the Clams up 2-1 after the first period of play.

The Clams would break out in the second with goals from Jordan Johnson, Patrick O'Rourke, a couple from Jeremy Salomons, and CJ's second of the game, as the Clams would take a 7-4 lead into the third.

CJ would complete the hat-trick early in the period to build a comfortable 8-4 lead, but the Dragonslayers would fight and push back and pull within a goal of tying the game. Fed up with what he was seeing, Jeremy Salomons would have a few choice words for the team, and it would prove to be just what the team needed to light a fire under them as the "one-man woman" Justin Charles would wire one into the mesh for what would prove to be the game-winner, with Andrew Beaule adding some insurance, and Jordan Johnson securing the victory with his second (third) goal of the night as the Clams would break out of their slump with an 11-8 victory over the Dragonslayers.

Three Stars:

1) Jordan Johnson - 2(3) G, 1A
2) CJ Caputo - 3G, 1A
3) Justin Charles - 1G, 2A

May 22, 2013
Drunken Clams almost jump that hurdle, lose to The Jeffery's
After a dominating win over the Tigerblood, the Drunken Clams have been mired in a mini-slump since, going 0-2-1 over the last 3 games, and with The Jeffrey's moving up from Division 5, the Clams were hoping to break out of their slump tonight.

Despite The Jeffrey's building a subtle 2-0 lead after the first period, the Clams would rally in the second, and push back outscoring The Jeffrey's 4-1 during the period on goals from Matt Gillick, two from rookie Charles Abbott, and returning captain Sabi Hundle with his first of the season, to hold a 4-3 lead going into the third.

The Jeffrey's would regroup between the periods, and hold a 7-6 lead, adding an empty-net goal to ice the win over the Drunken Clams. With a short time between the next game, the Clams welcome back the Dragonslayers tomorrow night, hoping to put an end to their current slump.

Three Stars:

1) Sabi Hundle - 2G, 1A
2) Charles Abbott - 2G, 1A
3) Jason Beaule

May 15, 2013
Drunken Clams survive "TML" collapse
Fresh off an easy victory over the Tigerblood, the Clams found themselves well in control over the Stars after the first period of play. Led by a hat-trick from Andrew Beaule, and goals from Justin Charles and CJ Caputo, the Clams would take a 5-2 lead into the second.

With Scott Learmonth and Jordan Johnson tallying for the Clams in the second, the Clams looked to be in control of the Stars with a 7-2 lead. However the Stars would catch G Nigel Sadal napping in his crease catching him off guard with one that he would surely want back, to reduce their deficit slightly.

That late goal in the third would swing the momentum in the Stars favor, finding the Clams unable to recover, as they would strike quickly 4 more times early in the period to erase that huge deficit and draw even. Rory Dawson would put the Clams back on top midway through the period, but the Stars would answer back to tie things up again, as both teams would skate away with an 8-8 draw.

Three Stars:

1) Andrew Beaule - 3G, 1A
2) Rory Dawson 1G, 2A
3) Justin Charles - 1G, 2A

May 9, 2013
Drunken Clams spill some "Tigerblood"
After a tight, close game against the Escape on Monday, Wednesday night the Clams would square off against the expansion Tigerblood team.

CJ Caputo would open the scoring midway through the first with 2 quick goals 47 seconds apart, with Rory Dawson, returning to the lineup after having a couple teeth knocked out on Monday night, to score what would wind up being the game-winning goal with 6:00 left to play in the first, as the Clams would finish the first period with a 3-0 advantage.

Matt Gillick would open the scoring early in the second with Clams rookie Charles Abbott following up with his first of the game just 29 seconds after. Andrew Beaule would score his first of the game a few minutes later, adding two more in the period to complete the hat-trick. Justin Charles would also contribute and the second period outburst would be capped with Jason Beaule's bullet from the point as the Clams would lead 10-1 after two periods of play.

Chris Budd would score his first of the season early in the third, with Abbott concluding the scoring as the Clams would finish the game adding a 12-2 victory to the win column.

Three Stars:

1) Andrew Beaule - 3G, 3A
2) CJ Caputo - 2G, 2A
3) Matt Gillick - 1G, 3A

May 7, 2013
Drunken Clams "Escape" with a narrow victory
The Drunken Clams would find themselves reeling in the first period with the quick Escape team skating strong and pressuring the Clams early on, but would find themselves lucky to finish the first trailing only by a score of 1-0.

Jordan Johnson would pull the Clams even midway through the second, and the game would remain even until early in the third when Clams rookie Charles Abbott would put the Clams ahead, and Andrew Beaule increasing the lead shortly after. The Escape would refuse to back down, scoring 2 goals, including one short-handed to tie the game back up at 3-3, until Ken Seman would add his team-leading 5th goal to give the Clams the lead again, with Justin Charles securing the victory with an empty net goal.

Three Stars:

1) Ken Seman - 1G, 1A
2) Justin Charles - 1G, 1A
3) Charles Abbott - 1G, 1A

May 3, 2013
"Luck of the Irish" helps the Drunken Clams defeat the Shamrocks
In a game where there were plenty of powerplay opportunities, the Drunken Clams Charles Abbott would score the only goal scored with the man advantage. Both teams would counter with two shorthanded goals a piece, with Abbott completing his first hat-trick of the season on the same penalty kill finishing off the game with 4 tallies and adding an assist.

Justin Charles would post his second two-goal game of the young season, with Kyle Putman opening the scoring with his first of the season. Patrick O'Rourke would add his first as well, and the Clams scoring would be rounded off with Jeremy Salomons chipping in, as the Clams would currently take over first in the division, pending the outcomes of the other divisional games of the night.

Three Stars:

1) Charles Abbott - 4G, 1A
2) Justin Charles - 2G, 1A
3) Matt Gillick - 3A

May 1, 2013
Drunken Clams rebound after tough loss and slay some dragonslayers
The Drunken Clams rebounded in a big way after a disappointing loss to the P. Raiders, with Matt Gillick, after being activated from the IR, scoring a hat trick on the first 3 goals of the game, and CJ Caputo leading the way with 1 goal and 7 points on the night.

Andrew Beaule would also net a hat trick on the night, with Ken Seman pitching in with a pair, and Jeremy Salomons and Rory Dawson tallying as well as the Clams would come away with a 12-6 victory in their inaugural meeting with the Dragonslayers.

Three Stars:

1) CJ Caputo - 1G, 6A
2) Matt Gillick - 3G, 1A
3) Andrew Beaule - 3G

April 24, 2013
Drunken Clams run out of gas in loss to the P. Raiders
After a great first period, with the Clams up 3-1 by two goals from Justin Charles and one from Jeremy Salomons, the fatigue would set in for the second as the well-manned P. Raiders would score 5 goals in the second to take a commanding 6-3 lead into the third.

Jason Beaule would score early, on a 2-man advantage but that would be as close as the Clams would come losing by a final score of 8-4 against their arch-nemesis, the P. Raiders.

Three Stars:

1) Justin Charles - 2G
2) Jason Beaule - 1G, 1A
3) Ken Seman - 2A

April 23, 2013
Drunken Clams kickoff 2013 season with a complete team effort victory
Monday, April 22nd marked the startup of the 2013 Alberta Summer Hockey League season, and everyone came excited for the new season and ready to play.

With the Drunken Clams losing original member Cam Smith and Brendan Bakay in the off-season, questions arose as to who would fill the void on the blue-line. Those questions were answered quickly as Jordan Johnson and Scott Learmonth stepped up, and the team looked like it hadn't missed a step, looking like they had been playing together all winter.

After a scoreless first period, Ken Seman would open the scoring, taking a pass from Kyle Putman and Jeremy Salomons for the only goal of the period.

Reigning team scoring leader, CJ Caputo would put the Clams up 2-0 early in the third with his first of the season. G Nigel Sadal would make an unbelievable glove save from his belly shortly after to preserve the lead, and the whole Drunken Clams team would contribute to shut down the Goonies the remainder of the game as the Clams would claim a 2-0 victory to open the 2013 summer season.

Three Stars:

1) Ken Seman - 1G
2) CJ Caputo - 1G
3) Drunken Clams - the whole team pitched in and everyone contributed in earning this well-deserved team victory.

August 8, 2012
Drunken Clams undisciplined play proves costly
After finishing the first period even at 1-1 vs the P. Raiders, the Clams would sucessfully kill off 4 straight penalties to keep the score even before CJ Caputo taking a feed from Andrew Beaule and Rory Dawson to put the Clams ahead, and looked to turn their fortunes around with a 2-1 lead after 2 periods of play.

Killing off so many penalties proved costly for the Clams, despite their efforts to hold the P. Raiders at bay, the Raiders aggressive play proved worthwhile, scoring the tying goal mid-way through the third and the go-ahead goal late in the period as they would go on to upset the Drunken Clams in the first game of the 2012 Alberta Summer Hockey League playoffs.

The Clams now take the hard road back to the finals, beginning with Game 1 set for Thursday night against the Goldmembers.

Three Stars:

1) CJ Caputo - 2G
2) Andrew Beaule - 2A
3) Rory Dawson - 2A

August 2, 2012
Drunken Clams 2012 End-Of-Regular-Season Awards
Art Ross (Most Points) - CJ Caputo - 47G, 45A
Rocket Richard (Most Goals) - CJ Caputo - 47G
Gretzky (Most Assists) - CJ Caputo - 45A
Lady Byng (Most Sportsmanlike) - Sabi Hundle - 0 PIM
Ironman (Most Games Played) - Rory Dawson - 30 GP
Tyger Williams (Most PIM's) - Ken Seman - 55 PIM's
Molson Cup Winner - CJ Caputo

August 1, 2012
Drunken Clams finish up most successful season in team history with victory over the Hot Wings
The Drunken Clams finished up their 2012 regular season against the Hot Wings. Despite being meaningless for playoff contention, both teams still had something to play for with the Clams trying to secure second place and the Hot Wings trying to avoid finishing last place.

Captain Sabi Hundle got things started with a hard effort goal midway through the first to open the scoring. Scott Learmonth would put the Clams up 2-0 shortly after, with the Clams taking a 2-1 lead into the second.

Andrew Beaule would get on the scoreboard and Hundle would add his second of the night as the Clams led 4-3 after 2 periods.

Four different Clams forwards would tally in the third with Justin Charles, Jason Beaule, Jordan Johnson adding to the total and captain Sabi Hundle completing the hat-trick as the Clams finished a very sucessfull, the most sucessful in Clams history, with a 8-5 victory and look forward to their first round match up in the playoffs against the P. Raiders.

Three Stars:

1) Sabi Hundle - 3G, 1A
2) Rory Dawson - 3A
3) Brendan Bakay - 3A

August 1, 2012
Drunken Clams welcome back Cam Smith, skate to a draw against the B.O.S.
Three Stars:

1) Kyle Putman - 1G, 2A
2) Jordan Johnson - 2G
3) Matt Gillick - 1G, 1A

July 27, 2012
Drunken Clams get gritty hard-fought victory over first place Goldmembers
Despite falling behind 2-0 from a powerplay goal and a deflection to the Goldmembers, the Drunken Clams rallied back with a complete team effort with Jeremy Salomons leading the way with 2 goals to pull the Clams even after the first period.

After an unfortunate breakaway goal by the Goldmembers put them back ahead, Matt Gillick potted one to even up the score again.

In the third period, Andrew Beaule would give the Clams it's first lead of the game, midway through the period, and the Clams would band together to protect the lead, coming away with a hard-fought well deserving 4-3 victory, claiming the season series over the Goldmembers 3-1, and taking pride in the fact that the Goldmembers have lost only 6 games all season so far, 3 of them to the Drunken Clams.

Three Stars:

1) Andrew Beaule - 1G, 1A - game-winning goal
2) Jeremy Salomons - 2G - started the rally
3) Jordan Johnson - 3A - transitioning back to the blueline, might have found a new position calling

July 26, 2012
Dramatic late-minute comeback to tie the Puck Pimps, CJ Caputo claims 2 more team records.
After falling behind 2-0 early in the game, the Drunken Clams rallied back starting with Andrew Beaule's 30th of the season at the end of the first, with CJ Caputo and Matt Gillick adding the helpers. With that assist, CJ Caputo would break the tie with Jeremy Salomons to lay claim to the team record for most assists in a season.

With goals from Gillick, A. Beaule and two from Jordan Johnson in the second, the Clams would rebound to take a 5-4 lead into the third.

After 3 goals from the PImps to restore their lead to 7-4 over the Clams, CJ Caputo could no longer resist the theatrics and with 0:26 remaining, he would find the twine in the Pimps net to pull the Clams within 1, and with that goal, pulling himself into a tie with Salomons for most goals in a season, and with just 0:06 remaining, he would claim the team record capping off a dramatic comeback as the Clams would tie the game up to gain a very valuable point in the tightening playoff race.

Three Stars:

1) CJ Caputo - 2G, 3A - captures 2 more team records
2) Andrew Beaule - 2G, 3A
3) Matt Gillick - 1G, 3A

July 19, 2012
Too Little Too Late For The Drunken Clams, Jordan Johnson HON, CJ Caputo ties another record
After the P. Raiders, sporting new jerseys in the NY Rangers colours, opened the scoring, Jordan Johnson easily made out the highlight of the night moment for the game. After a strong backcheck, he stripped the puck from the Raiders player, and started up the ice towards the Raiders goal. Breaking past the blueline, making the defence look like stones, Johnson fought off another defenseman, faking backhand and moving quickly to the forehand to tie the score up after one period of play.

The P. Raiders would take control of the game from there, their powerplay leading the way, as they would build a 6-1 lead late into the third. The Clams would refuse to roll over and give up, with Kyle Putman, Andrew Beaule, CJ Caputo and Justin Charles all scoring in the final 7 minutes, but the team would fall one short as the P. Raiders would take the 6-5 decision.

Three Stars:

1) Jordan Johnson - 1G, 1A - maybe even the highlight of the year
2) CJ Caputo - 1G, 2A - ties the team record for most assists in a season
3) Justin Charles - 1G, 1A - late season acquisition almost pulls the Clams even

July 17, 2012
Catching up
7/10/12 - Drunken Clams defeat the Hot Wings, CJ Caputo sets new team record

In defeating the Hot Wings by a score of 10-4, CJ Caputo would score 4 goals and add 3 helpers to bring his season total to 77 points for a new Drunken Clams record for total points in a season.

Three Stars:

1) CJ Caputo - 4G, 3A - new team points in a season record
2) Jordan Johnson - 2G, 3A
3) Andrew Beaule - 2G, 2A


7/12/12 - Drunken Clams defeat the Stars

Three Stars:

1) Jordan Johnson - 2G, 2A
2) CJ Caputo - 1G, 3A - keeps adding to his record total
3) Matt Gillick - 2G, 1A


7/16/12 - Drujnken Clams lose shutout attempt in the final seconds defeating the Escape

Jumping out to a 3-0 lead after the first from goals by Jordan Johnson, Andrew Beaule and Matt Gillick, the scoring would halt until the third with Brendan Bakay adding one and Gillick scoring his second of the game. The Clams would do their best to hold off the surging Escape, eagerly attemping to ruin the shutout bid, but with a late penalty and a cross ice feed, the Escape would finally get on the board with just 14 seconds remaining as the Drunken Clams would get the 5-1 victory.

Three Stars:

1) Matt Gillick - 2G, 1A
2) Jordan Johnson - 1G, 1A
3) Jason Beaule - 2A

July 6, 2012
Drunken Clams fall flat against the B.O.S.
After learning earlier in the day, that they'd be without the services of longtime and original blueliner, Cam Smith, the Drunken Clams couldn't pick themselves up to defeat the rival B.O.S, losing by a final score of 8-4 which the B.O.S. took full advantage of their chances to claim the victory.

Three Stars:

1) Justin Charles - 1G, 1A
2) Jeremy Salomons - 1G, 1A
3) Jordan Johnson - 1G, 1A

July 6, 2012
Drunken Clams blueliner Cam Smith "week-to-week" with broken finger
The Clams were dealt a devastating loss by the Goldmembers, made worse with news that defenseman Cam Smith would miss the next 2-to-4 weeks with a broken finger after taking a slapshot to the hand.

Three Stars:

1) Cam Smith - 1A
2) Ken Seman - 1G
3) Jeremy Salomons - 1G

June 29, 2012
Drunken Clams bitch-slap the Pimps
After the heart-breaking loss to the Puck Pimps in their first meeting, the Drunken Clams were determined to avenge that defeat. They would get things started in the right direction as Kyle Putman would backhand the first goal of the game to open the scoring. But the Pimps would turn on their aggresive forecheck, taking a 2-1 lead into the second.

Jordan Johnson would pull the Clams even early in the period, and CJ Caputo would continue his drive for the team points, goals and assist record, shorthanded no less, to put the Clams back ahead, and it would be all Drunken Clams from there as Ken Seman would score on the powerplay and Caputo would add his second of the game for a Clams 5-2 lead after 2 periods.

Andrew Beaule would complete his hat-trick in the third period, scoring a powerplay, shorthanded and even strength goal, with Johnson getting his second of the game and Jeremy Salomons rounding out the scoring as the Clams would complete the game with a very convincing 10-3 victory.

Three Stars:

1) CJ Caputo - 2G, 5A - the season team scoring leader zeroing in on the team records
2) Jeremy Salomon - 1G, 2A - new linemates prove better in Salomons play
3) Andrew Beaule - 3G, 1A - 3 goals, 3 different ways

June 27, 2012
Drunken Clams come up short against P. Raiders
Tuesday night matched up the Drunken Clams and the P. Raiders.and it was a goaltender battle for most of the game with both goalies making some incredible saves, but the P. Raiders goalie would come away on top with a 6-3 victory.

Three Stars:

1) Scott Learmonth - 2G
2) CJ Caputo - 2A
3) Jeremy Salomons - 1A

June 21, 2012
Drunken Clams welcome the Stars to Division 4
Three Stars:

1) Andrew Beaule - 1G
2) Kyle Putman - 1G
3) Cam Smith - 1A

June 21, 2012
Drunken Clams get "break" vs Escape
Three Stars:

1) Andrew Beaule - 1G, 1A
2) CJ Caputo - 1G, 1A
3) Jeremy Salomons - 1G

June 14, 2012
CJ Caputo leads the Clams to victory over the Hot Wings
After losing the first 2 games of the season series, which the Clams were convinced they could have won, they showed up, up to the task to get into the win column against the Hot Wings.

CJ Caputo led the charge, netting a hat-trick on the Clams first 3 goals when the game was just 7-1/2 minutes old, with Jeremy Salomons getting on the scoresheet as the Clams would take a 4-2 lead into the second.

The remainder of the game was all Clams with Caputo going for the team record of most goals in a game, realistically tying it with 6, but statistically coming up one short as Jordan Johnson would be credited for his sixth. Matt Gillick would score his first hat-trick as a Drunken Clam, and Andrew Beaule would fall one short of tying the team record of most assists in one game as he would finish with 5, as the Clams would top the Hot Wings by a final score of 11-4.

Three Stars:

1) CJ Caputo - 5G, 3A - comes close to also tying the record for most points in a game
2) Andrew Beaule - 5A - just short of tying the game record
3) Matt Gillick, 3G / Jordan Johnson - 1G, 4A - rookie records this first Hat-trick with the team / third member of the dynamic trio has big night on the scoresheet

June 13, 2012
Drunken Clams defeat B.O.S.
The Drunken Clams defeated the B.O.S for a 2-1 season series lead on Tuesday night.

The B.O.S. got the scoring started, building a 2-0 lead before Chris Marcotte would get the Clams on the board to cut the lead to one by the end of the first.

Marcotte would tie the game early in the second before the B.O.S. would reclaim the lead shortly after on a shot G Nigel Sadal would love to have back. Captain Sabi Hundle would tie the game up close to the end of the period, with Andrew Beaule giving the Clams their first lead of the game, and they would not look back.

The B.O.S. would rally back, try as they might, the Clams would hold their ground with CJ Caputo icing the victory into the open net in the dying seconds.

Three Stars:

1) Sabi Hundle - 1G, 3A - captain leads the way
2) Bruce Marsden - 4A - call-up arguing his case for more playing time
3) Chris Marcotte - 2G - sniper gets the offense started

June 7, 2012
Drunken Clams rebound for victory over the Goldmembers
Three Stars:

1) CJ Caputo - 5G, 1A
2) Sabi Hundle - 2A
3) Scott Learmonth - 2G

June 4, 2012
Puck Pimps "bounce" back to victory over the Drunken Clams
Monday night featured the inaugural meeting between the Drunken Clams and the Puck Pimps, the latter new to the division.

The Drunken Clams would start off strong, welcoming the Puck Pimps to the division, building a commanding 3-0 lead after the first on goals by Andrew Beaule, and 2 powerplay goals from Chris Marcotte.

The Puck Pimps would take advantage of some lucky moments, the first goal coming from a rebound which couldn't be directed any more perfect to the oncoming skater who would blast it into the net. The second goal would come on the powerplay with a pass out in front from behind the net, going off a shin guard with G Nigel Sadal moving across the net, and the third would take a funny bounce in front of the paddle, through the legs of Sadal as the Pimps would tie the game 3-3 after two periods.

Going low blocker side, the Pimps would take the lead at the start of the third, and after another "bounce" off a Clams defenseman's helmet into the net for a 2 goal lead before Kyle Putman would redirect a Scott Learmonth shot to reduce that lead back down to one. With Sadal pulled for the extra attacker in the dying seconds, another "bounce" would see the puck slip under the skate of the Clams defenseman, just redirecting enough to go all the way down the ice into the Clams open net sealing the Pimps 6-4 victory.

Three Stars:

1) Chris Marcotte - 2G
2) Jordan Johnson - 1A - was a threat all evening
3) Scott Learmonth - 1A - very versatile, wing, defense, now center

June 1, 2012
Drunken Clams defeat P. Raiders
The Drunken Clams defeated the P. Raiders by a final score of 6-3 to take a 2-0 lead in the season series.

Three Stars:

1) Jordan Johnson - 1G, 2A
2) CJ Caputo - 2G
3) Jeremy Salomons - 1G, 1A

May 29, 2012
Drunken Clams explode in the second to take control for the victory
The Drunken Clams and The Jeffrey's both exchanged even-strength goals in the first period for a 1-1 tie heading into the second.

CJ Caputo would kickstart the Clams offense in the second, scoring an early short-handed goal, followed with 2 goals by Matt Gillick, one by Jordan Johnson, capped off with a second short-handed goal by Caputo as the Clams would take a commanding 6-1 lead into the third.

Brendan Bakay would finish the scoring in the third as the Clams would skate away with a 7-4 victory over the Jeffrey's.

Three Stars:

1) CJ Caputo - 3G, 1A - man is on a mission lately
2) Scott Learmonth - transitions into a strong role on the back end
3) Rory Dawson - 2A - big night from the blueliner

May 25, 2012
Clams lose heartbreaker to the Hot Wings
A tough battle, close game right up until the end, the Hot Wings clinched the victory in the final 35 seconds of the game for a 2-0 lead in the season series.

Three Stars:

1) CJ Caputo - 3G
2) Jeremy Salomons - 2A
3) Jordan Johnson

May 25, 2012
Drunken Clams bounce back from previous night for victory
Despite losing the previous night in the dying seconds to the Hot Wings, the Clams rebounded to post a victory over the Firebirds for the second time this season.

Three Stars:

1) CJ Caputo - 3G, 3A
2) Andrew Beaule - 2G, 3A
3) Jordan Johnson - 1G, 3A

May 16, 2012
B.O.S. best the Clams in season opener rematch
Though defeated in the season opener versus the Drunken Clams, the B.O.S. came out strong from the opening faceoff, outhustling the Clams, bombarding the Clams net with shot after shot taking a quick 2-0 lead after only the opening 3 minutes. The Clams would settle down and get their style of game back as the B.O.S. would still hold a 2-goal lead after the first with a 4-2 lead.

The Clams would tighten up in their end for the second, but would still find themselves behind with the B.O.S. leading 6-3 after two periods of play.

The Clams would throw everything they'd have into the third period, with CJ Caputo bringing the Clams within 1 of the B.O.S, with just 33 seconds remaining. With G Nigel Sadal pulled for the extra attacker, despite being shorthanded due to an interference call on Jason Beaule, the Clams would find themselves victims of a B.O.S. empty-net goal to claim a 8-6 victory.

Three Stars:

1) Brendan Bakay - 1G, 2A - rookie blueliner had a great outing, defending the zone and creating offensive chances
2) Chris Marcotte - 1G, 1A - started the late rally towards the end
3) CJ Caputo - 2G - team sniper pulls the Clams within striking distance

May 14, 2012
Chris Marcotte aggresively jumpstarts the Drunken Clams comeback
Monday night saw the Drunken Clams taking on division newcomer, and former rival the Goldmembers, joining division 4 after claiming the championship for division 5 the previous year.

The Goldmembers would kick things off first with an early goal in the first, as they would carry that 1-0 lead into the second. Attempting to rally up the Clams, alternate team captain Chris Marcotte would try to ignite the team and get them fired up, only to take 2 penalties for his efforts.

The Goldmembers would score an early goal into the second to up their lead by 2, before Jason Beaule would score his first of the season to cut the lead in half, before the Goldmembers would bounce right back to reclaim their 2 goal lead. Chris Marcotte, finally having enough, would make the ultimate sacrifice, taking his third penalty, being forced out of the game, but it would seem to the the turning point in the game as the Clams would fire back scoring 4 unanswered goals in the final 5 minutes to take a 5-3 lead into the third.

The Drunken Clams would keep pressing against the Goldmembers, having broken down the wall in the second, outscoring the Goldmembers 4-2 in the third, including a shorthanded breakaway goal by Jeremy Salomons as the Clams would add the 9-5 victory to their win column.

Three Stars:

1) CJ Caputo - 2G, 1A - anger management has paid off as the sniper avoids retaliating, forcing a 4-minute powerplay, which the Clams would take control of the game.
2) Chris Marcotte - 6 PIM - rally's the team to a big comeback victory making the ultimate sacrifice
3) Jason Beaule - 1G, 1A - scores his first of the year to get the Clams on the scoreboard, plays a big game for the remainder

April 26, 2012
Shoddy goaltending overshadows Andrew Beaule's big night
The Drunken Clams, two nights removed from a big opening night victory over the defending champions faced off against longtime rival the Hot Wings Thursday night.

The Drunken Clams undisciplined play cost them dearly in the first period, beginning with G Nigel Sadal being called for delay of game for knocking the net off which the Wings would capitalize on, adding another on a separate powerplay and also scoring on a penalty shot with the Hot Wings leading 5-3 heading into the second.

The Clams would figure out the Wings game plan after the first, which involved a long lead pass to #11 on almost every play when he was on the ice, shutting him down as Andrew Beaule put on a show scoring a natural hat-trick in the period as the Clams would come back and lead 6-5 going into the final period.

The Wings would solve the problem of getting the puck to #11, as they would rally with a odd-man rush in the final minute to pull ahead by one, adding the empty net goal for insurance as #11 would win over the Drunken Clams by a 10-8 score.

April 23, 2012
Drunken Clams open the 2012 season with a victory over the defending champions
The Drunken Clams kicked off the 2012 campaign against the reigning division champion Boreal Oilsands Servies (BOS).

Jordan Johnson would get things started in the game, taking a feed from Andrew Beaule scoring at 0:22 to give the Clams a 1-0 lead. The BOS would respond, scoring two goals 0:48 seconds apart, just 1:05 afer the opening goal, give the BOS a 2-1 early in the game. Johnson would score his second midway through the period and Jeremy Salomons would regain the Clams lead to close out the first period with the Clams leading 3-2.

Chris Marcotte would score his first of the season to give the Clams a 2-goal lead before the BOS would reduce it back down to one before Johnson would complete the hat-trick near the end of the period with the Clams ahead 5-4 heading into the final period.

Returning forward, Kyle Putman, showed why the Clams brought him back into the fold, giving the team a glimpse of his fancy stickwork and slick skating, undressing the BOS defenseman and roofing it top corner for what would prove to be the game winner with the Clams defeating the BOS by a final score of 7-5.

Three Stars:

1) Kyle Putman - 1G - shows the Detroit Red Wings how it should have been done for his first goal of the season.
2) Jordan Johnson - 4G - sniper breaks loose in the first game, picking up where he left off
3) Jeremy Salomons - not quite a "Gordie Howe" hat-trick, but gets the goal, assist and a penalty

August 12, 2011
Drunken Clams collapse in the third, have to do it the
The Clams don't do anything the easy way. With a win tonight, the Clams would have had a much easier road to the finals, despite leading 4-2 after the second, the Jeffery's would come back to win, forcing the Clams into must-win situations, with 6 straight victorys to claim the title, including 4 games in 4 nights, starting with a game tomorrow night against the Hot Wings.

Three Stars:

1. Jordan Johnson - 4A
2. CJ Caputo - 3G
3. Andrew Beaule - 2G, 1A

August 12, 2011
Chris Henson gets his due as the Drunken Clams eliminate the Hot Wings
In the first of 6 consecutive must-win games for the Drunken Clams, with the Drunken Clams down 4-3, two players would spark the team for the comeback victory to earn a tie for the TSN highlight of the night. With the team down 4-3, early in the third, Chris Henson, who's been due for a goal for the whole season, inherits the "clutch" moniker, scoring his first of the season to pull the Clams even with the Hot Wings, with seconds later, Chris Marcotte scoring to put the Clams ahead. In a spirited affair, Jordan Johnson, would go toe-to-toe with Hot Wings Leo Kreuzel. Both skaters would go back and forth, with Johnson coming out the victor in the end, igniting the Clams for the remainder of the game, with Jeremy Salomons securing the victory iwth the empty net goal with 0:23 remaining.

Three Stars:

1. Chris Henson - 1G
2. Jordan Johnson - 2A, 7 PIM
3. Jeremy Salomons - 2G

August 8, 2011
In Drunken Clams fashion, hold onto a fast start to squeak into playoff position
The Drunken Clams don't do things the easy way, so after being in first for a good half-season, the Clams clinch the sixth and final playoff spot with a first-game matchup with first place The Jeffrey's, with each team claiming a game and tying the other in the season series.

July 25 Three Stars

1. Andrew Beaule - 2G
2. CJ Caputo - 1A
3. Jordan Johnson

July 27 Three Stars

1. Kyle Miobertolo - 3G, 1A
2. Chirs Marcotte - 1G, 2A
3. Jeremy Salomons - 1G, 1A

August 3 Three Stars

1. Jordan Johnson - 2G, 1A
2. CJ Caputo - 1G
3. Rory Dawson - 1A

August 8 Three Stars

1. Andrew Beaule - 2G, 1A
2. Chris Marcotte - 2A
3. Cam Smith - 1A

July 22, 2011
Andrew Beaule and Scott Learmonth lead the charge, ending the Drunken Clams losing skid
With the Drunken Clams slowly slipping down the standings, courtesy of their second 3-game losing streak of the season, the Clams found themselves in desperation mode in fourth place, hoping to climb back atop the division standings. The Clams would get things started early, building themselves a 3-1 lead after the first period.

1st Period
Scoring:

1. Clams, Beaule (22) (Unassisted) 14:24
2. Clams, Marcotte (22) (T. Smith) 6:20
3. Clams, Caputo (28) (A. Beaule, Johnson) 5:47
4. Firebirds, Wood (24) (Bogen) 1:26

Penalties:

None

Looking to build on their lead, the Clams would run into penalty trouble midway into the period, with the Firebirds taking advantage to bring themselves back into the game.

2nd Period
Scoring:

5. Clams, Beaule (23) (Dawson, T. Smith) 9:20
6. Firebirds, Wood (25) (Perlinger) 7:38 (PP)
7. Firebirds, Wood (26) (Perlinger) 7:27 (PP)
8. Clams, Learmonth (6) (A. Beaule, Marcotte) 4:36
9. Firebirds, Mann (6) (Unassisted) 3:09
10. Clams, Learmonth (7) (Miobertolo) 0:28

Penalties:

Firebirds, Ireland (Hooking - 2:00) 10:56, Firebirds, Milaney (Roughing - 2:00) 10:03, Clams, J. Beaule (Slashing - 5:00) 10:03, Clams, J. Beaule (Game Misconduct) 10:03, Firebirds, Milaney (Holding - 2:00) 6:53

With the Clams holding onto a 2-goal lead, Andrew Beaule would complete the hat-trick, to expand the lead to 3, but the Firebirds would capitalize on the powerplay to prove they were not going away quietly before Scott Learmonth would complete his hat-trick into the empty net to secure the victory.

3rd Period
Scoring:

11. Clams, A. Beaule (24) (T. Smith) 8:41
12. Firebirds, Wood (27) (Perlinger, Milaney) 2:30 (PP)
13. Firebirds, Wood (28) (Conn, Bogen) 1:39
14. Clams, Learmonth (8) (Unassisted) 0:09 (EN)

Penalties:

Clams, Miobertolo (Slashing - 2:00) 15:00, Firebirds, Wood (Roughing - 2:00) 15:00, Clams, Miobertolo (Roughing - 2:00) 13:00, Clams, Joudry (Slashing - 2:00) 4:27


Powerplay:

Clams: 0 for 4
Firebirds: 3 for 5


Three Stars:

1) Andrew Beaule - 3G, 2A
2) Scott Learmonth - 3G
3) Tom Smith - 3A

July 20, 2011
Drunken Clams drop in the standings again
After sitting comfortably in first place for 2/3 of the season, a few losses have the Drunken Clams in unfamiliar territory. With 2 consecutive losses last week, coupled with another loss last night to the Red Wings, combined with the Firebirds winning, who the Clams face on Thursday, they've now been regulated down to 4th place. They'll be looking to come out firing on all cylinders against the Firebirds looking to get back on the winning track and climb back up the standings.

1st Period
Scoring:

1. Clams, Johnson (18) (Unassisted) 12:43
2. Wings, Nelson (7) (M. Matio, Biggs) 7:48
3. Clams, Hundle (3) (A. Beaule, J. Beaule) 6:30

Penalties:

Wings, Falenda (Tripping - 2:00) 1:14

2nd Period
Scoring:

4. Wings, M. Matlo (41) (Shaw) 12:40
5. Clams, Salomons (24) (Miobertolo) 10:48
6. Clams, Salomons (25) (Dawson) 7:34
7. Wings, M. Matlo (42) (Falenda, Kramchyski) 6:50
8. Wings, J. Matlo (15) (Holzinger) 5:34 (SH)

Penalties:

Wings, M. Matlo (Unsportsmanlike - 2:00) 6:12

3rd Period
Scoring:

9. Clams, Caputo (27) (Luong) 11:18
10. Wings, M. Matlo (43) (Nelson, Biggs) 10:03
11. Wings, Holzinger (13) (Falenda, M. Matlo) 6:17
12. Clams, Learmonth (5) (Miobertolo, Salomons) 4:30
13. Wings, M. Matlo (44) (J. Matlo, Shaw) 2:52
14. Wings, M. Matlo (45) (Holzinger, Falenda) 2:41
15. Clams, Salomons (26) (Miobertolo) 0:33

Penalties:

None


Powerplay:

Clams: 0 for 2
Wings: 0 for 0


Three Stars:

1. Jeremy Salomons - 3G, 1A
2. Kyle Miobertolo - 3A
3. CJ Caputo - 1G

July 14, 2011
Drunken Clams relinquish top spot after consecutive losses
The Drunken Clams have dropped down to second spot, unfamiliar territory for them this season after holding down first place for the first 22 games of the season. All due to consecutive losses to the P. Raiders and The JayWest, as the scoring has dried up, and a couple questionable goals have led to the Drunken Clams taking up dryland training to get their focus back as they head down the final stretch, only 5 points separating 1st from 6th and final playoff spot, and 7th place just 3 points back from there.

1st Period
Scoring:

1. JayWest, Devonshire (14) (Thom) 9:22
2. JayWest, Machon (5) (Thom, Nicol) 0:19

Penalties:

Clams, Marcotte (Highsticking - 2:00) 1:55

2nd Period
Scoring:

3. JayWest, Horn (14) (Thom) 3:12
4. JayWest, Colvin (1) (Unassisted) 1:41
5. JayWest, Devonshire (15) (Machon, Vickery) 0:27

Penalties:

Clams, Stevens (Slashing - 2:00) 9:34

3rd Period
Scoring:

6. Clams, Johnson (17) (Unassisted) 13:43
7. Clams, Salomons (23) (T. Smith) 12:32 (PP)
8. JayWest, Devonshire (Vickery, Colvin) 2:09

Penalties:

JayWest, McManes (Slashing - 2:00) 13:43, Clams, Salomons (Highsticking - 2:00) 0:18


Powerplay:

Clams: 1 for 1
JayWest: 0 for 3


Three Stars:

1. Jordan Johnson - 1G
2. Jeremy Salomons - 1G
3. Tom Smith - 1A

June 29, 2011
Mystery of the extra website hits solved
As much as a certain player seemed miffed that his team doesn't have a team website, and I may not be the best journalist, but this is all in fun, and the team is happy to know that others are following them on the web. If you really wanted to be featured on here, all you had to do was ask. I guess just winning isn't enough anymore these days.

1st Period
Scoring:

No Scoring

Penalties:

BOS, Nagra (Holding - 2:00) 13:22, Clams, Salomons (Crosschecking - 2:00) 10:23, Clams, Stevens (Boarding - 2:00) 4:42

2nd Period
Scoring:

1. BOS, Pronchek (Austin, Standen) 9:12 (PP)
2. BOS, Seckinger (Cameron, Wright) 8:43
3. BOS, Dale (Fouracres, Lone) 7:21
4. BOS, Pronchek (Austin, Standen) 2:38 (PP)
5. Clams, Luong (Salomons) 1:07

Penalties:

Clams, T. Smith (Crosschecking - 2:00) 10:19, Clams, J. Beaule (Highsticking - 2:00) 3:31, Clams, Miobertolo (Roughing - 2:00) 1:25, Clams, Stevens (Slashing - 2:00) 1:25, BOS, Standen (Roughing - 2:00) 1:25, BOS, Standen (Check to the head - 2:00) 1:25, BOS, Standen (Misconduct - 10:00) 1:25

3rd Period
Scoring:

6. BOS, Lone (Read) 8:18
7. BOS, Nagra (Lone, Seckinger) 6:19
8. BOS, Nagra (Lone, Austin) 5:40
9. BOS, Pronchek (Wright, Cameron) 4:30

Penalties:

None


Powerplay:

Clams: 0 for 2
BOS: 2 for 5


Three Stars:

1) Cayde Brown - BOS goaltender was awesome, made some incredible saves
2) Alex Pronchek - 3G
3) Ryan Austin - 3A

June 22, 2011
Clams modest unbeaten streak snapped, lose Foreman for remainder of the season
Tuesday night featured the Drunken Clams seeking redemption against a JayWest team, up 1-0 in the season series due to an 8-4 victory in their first meeting this season. The Clams recieved some disappointing news earlier in the day, as Trevor Foreman called a press conference to sadly announce his early retirement due to recurring back problems. The team wished him well in his rehab, hoping he might retract his retirement decision in the future.

The JayWest would get things early in the period, getting the advantage from a delayed whistle to open the scoring 3:14 into the game. The game would remain close after that before a wild flurry of scoring ripped the game open with both teams combining for 5 goals in the final 3:48 seconds of the period with JayWest leading 4-2 heading into the second.

1st Period
Scoring:

1. JayWest, Machon (16) (Mouwen) 11:48
2. JayWest, Devonshire (Rowe) 3:48
3. JayWest, Rowe (3) (Machon) 2:14
4. Clams, Caputo (22) (Smith, Henson) 1:41
5. Clams, Stevens (2) (A. Beaule, J. Beaule) 0:51
6. JayWest, Thom (3) (Leonhardt, Machon) 0:01

Penalties:

JayWest, Devonshire (Hooking - 2:00) 9:30

JayWest would strike early in the period on the powerplay to restore their 3-goal lead and the teams would alternate goals with JayWest taking a comfortable 7-4 lead into the third.

2nd Period
Scoring:

7. JayWest, Thom (2) (Rowe) 14:42 (PP)
8. Clams, A. Beaule (16) (Stevens) 7:41
9. JayWest, Leonhardt (4) (Machon) 4:57
10. Clams, A. Beaule (17) (Unassisted) 2:48
11. JayWest, Vickery (3) (Devonshire) 1:48

Penalties:

Clams, Learmonth (Boarding - 2:00) 14:49, JayWest, Machon (Tripping 2:00) 12:32, Clams, Johnson (Crosschecking - 2:00) 4:13, Clams, Luong (Slashing - 2:00) 4:02, JayWest, Devonshire (Slashing - 2:00) 4:02, JayWest, Vickery (Slashing - 2:00) 0:52, Vickery (Roughing - 2:00) 0:52, JayWest, Vickery (Misconduct - 10:00) 0:52

The third period featured exciting action with both teams exchanging glorious chances, and both goaltenders coming up with amazing saves before Salomons would finally get one past the JayWest netminder to pull the team within two, and with Clams G Nigel Sadal pulled for the extra attacker, Andrew Beaule would complete the hat-trick with 0:38 remaining, and the Clams, try as they might to complete the rally, would run out of time as JayWest comes away with a 7-6 victory in a hard fought game.

3rd Period
Scoring:

12. Clams, Salomons (19) (Learmonth, Marcotte) 1:38
13. Clams, A. Beaule (18) (Unassisted) 0:33

Penalties:

JayWest, Thom (Tripping - 2:00) 13:15


Powerplay:

Clams: 0 for 4
JayWest: 0 for 3


Three Stars:

1. Andrew Beaule - 3G, 1A
2. Mark Stevens - 1G, 1A
3. CJ Caputo - 1G

June 14, 2011
Drunken Clams build on unbeaten streak, climb to .500 in Division 4
Tuesday night the Drunken Clams would return home to face another new expansion team in The Jeffrey's. The game would be played tightly, with both teams giving up little chances, but the Clams Rory Dawson would open the scoring, roofing one over The Jeffrey's goaltender's shoulder from the blue line.

1st Period
Scoring:

1. Clams, Luong (1) (Marcotte, Salomons) 14:42

Penalties:

None

The Clams would extend their lead with rookie Brandon Luong scoring his first of the season just 1:25 into the second period, before The Jeffrey's would come roaring back with 2 goals midway through the period to tie the game at two heading into the third.

2nd Period
Scoring:

2. Clams, Luong (2) (Unassisted) 13:35
3. Jeffrey's, White (3) (Bakala, Lepitre) 11:01
4. Jeffrey's, Sydor (8) (Barton) 9:14

Penalties:

Jeffrey's, Slobodian (Hooking - 2:00) 14.55

Clams Jeremy Salomons would break the tie open seconds into the third, but The Jeffrey's would answer back seconds later to tie the game again. The Clams would take the lead once more with a goal from Jordan Johnson, before The Jeffery's scored to tie it again, before Scott Learmonth would score to put the Clams ahead again, and rookie blueliner Mark Stevens would net the empty-netter to secure the victory as the Clams would skate to a hard-fought 6-4 victory to retain their perch atop the division.

3rd Period
Scoring:

5. Clams, Salomons (18) (Dawson, Learmonth) 14:30
6. Jeffrey's, Slobodian (1) (Barton) 14:20
7. Clams, Johnson (9) (Caputo, T. Smith) 11:55
8. Jeffrey's, Bakala (8) (Johnson, Lepitre) 6:51
9. Clams, Learmonth (2) (Stevens, Salomons) 3:16
10. Clams, Stevens (1) (Johnson, T. Smith) 0:49

Penalties:

Clams, Stevens (Slashing - 2:00) 5:55, Jeffrey's, Slobodian (Hooking - 2:00) 4:00, Clams, Johnson (Hooking - 2:00) 0:05


Powerplay:

Clams: 0 for 2
Jeffrey's: 0 for 2


Three Stars:

1. Jeremy Salomons - 1G, 2A
2. Rory Dawson - 1G, 1A
3. Jordan Johnson - 1G, 1A

June 10, 2011
Drunken Clams survive
Thursday night featured the visiting Drunken Clams renewing hostilities against an old rival in the Atlas Titans. Playing in their final contest of this 11-game road swing, the Drunken Clams started things off quickly with Andrew Beaule and Jeremy Salomons both scoring shorthanded to build the early lead and Jordan Johnson scoring twice, including one on the powerplay as the Clams would build an impressive 4-0 lead over the Titans. The Titans would have some luck bounce their way, after G Nigel Sadal made the initial save late in the period, they would capitalize on a failed clearing attempt, batting it past Sadal's stick to get on the scoreboard. Just 47 seconds later, with only a second remaining in the period, the Titans would redirect a point shot down between the legs of Sadal, reducing their deficit to 2 goals heading into the second.

1st Period
Scoring:

1. Clams, A. Beaule (13) (Unassisted) 13:00 (SH)
2. Clams, Salomons 16) (Unassisted) 9:16 (SH)
3. Clams, Johnson (7) (Caputo, C. Smith) 7:28
4. Clams, Johnson (8) (Caputo, A. Beaule) 4:28 (PP)
5. Titans, Brown (6) (Coulter) 0:48
6. Titans, McGuire (1) (Summerville) 0:01

Penalties:

Clams, McKinnon (Hooking - 2:00) 13:10, Clams, Marcotte (Slashing - 2:00) 10:05, Titans, Duros (Hooking - 2:00) 6:24, Titans, McGuire (Unsportsmanlike - 2:00) 3:15, Clams, Caputo (Unsportsmanlike - 2:00) 3:15, Titans, Summerville (Roughing - 2:00) 2:45, Clams, McKinnon (Roughing - 2:00) 2:45

The second period "never really happened" with Sadal, idolizing his Vancouver Canucks apparently, suffering a massive meltdown in the period as the Titans would draw even as both teams headed off for the third period.

2nd Period
Scoring:

7. Titans, Duros (7) (Coulter) 13:38
8. Clams, Salomons (17) (McKinnon, Henson) 12:25
9. Titans, Coulter (6) (Duros) 5:42
10. Titans, Coulter (7) (Summerville) 4:30

Penalties:

Titans, Power (Roughing - 2:00) 14:29, Titans, McGuire (Roughing - 2:00) 14:29, Titans, Summerville (Roughing - 2:00) 14:29, Clams, Caputo (Roughing - 2:00) 14:29, Clams, Johnson (Roughing - 2:00) 14:29, Clams, A. Beaule (Roughing - 2:00) 14:29, Clams, Dawson (Holding - 2:00) 9:39

The third period proved to be redemption for the Clams, with Sadal shaking off that dreadful "second period that never happened" as the Titans pressed hard to start the period, trying for thier first lead of the game, but Sadal was there to thwart every attempt, clearly back on his game. CJ Caputo would break the tie midway through the period, and Chris Marcotte would add some insurance later as the Clams finish up their road trip and head back home with the victory.

3rd Period
Scoring:

11. Clams, Caputo (19) (A. Beaule, Learmonth) 7:23
12. Clams, Marcotte (16) (Unassisted) 1:15

Penalties:

Clams, Marcotte (Slashing - 2:00) 10:56, Titans, Houde (Holding - 2:00) 4:29


Powerplay:

Clams: 1 for 7
Titans: 0 for 9


Three Stars:

1. Andrew Beaule - 1G, 2A
2. CJ Caputo - 1G, 2A
3. Jordan Johnson - 2G

June 8, 2011
Drunken Clams rally in the third to draw even for the point
The Drunken Clams continued their lengthy road trip squaring off against one of the newest ASHL expansion teams, Boreal Oilsands Service, Tuesday night. The BOS would get things started early on the scoreboard just 30 seconds into the game on a redirection from behind the net. They would build on their lead with a late goal in the first, rifling one from the inside faceoff dot, through the legs of G Nigel Sadal, to take a 2-0 lead into the second.

1st Period
Scoring:

1. BOS, Austin (19) (Nagra, McKnight) 14:30
2. BOS, Nagra (14) (McKnight) 2:26

Penalties:

BOS, Nagra (Holding - 2:00), 13:12, Clams, Gill (Tripping - 2:00) 11:20, BOS, Nagra (Highsticking - 2:00) 2:08

Drunken Clams F Chris Marcotte would bring the Clams within one scoring just over 2 minutes into the period, and the Clams would dominate the play, with the BOS taking advantage of another redirection from behind the net with 2:26 to play to rebuild their 2-goal lead. But F Scott Learmonth had other plans, scoring his first of the season to pull the Clams again within one, with 42 seconds remaining.

2nd Period
Scoring:

3. Clams, Marcotte (15) (Learmonth, Salomons) 12:14
4. BOS, Austin (20) (McKnight) 3:19
5. Clams, Learmonth (1) (T. Smith, Salomons) 0:42

Penalties:

BOS, Cameron (Crosschecking - 2:00) 5:17, BOS, Wright (Roughing - 2:00) 5:17, Clams, Caputo (Roughing - 2:00) 5:17, BOS, McKnight (Highsticking - 2:00) 2:53

The BOS would regain their 2-goal lead early in the third coming in close and roofing one over the shoulder of Sadal, as the play of the BOS goaltender looked like it would be the deciding factor. But the never-say-quit attitude of the Drunken Clams persevered, with Clams captain Sabi Hundle scoring with just under 3:00 remaining, and with the Clams pressing hard for the equalizer, they'd get rewarded as Kyle Miobertolo would bang one in at the side of the net to pull the two teams even at 4-4, and that's the way the game would end with a hard-fought comeback rally as the Clams would hold their heads high leaving the ice.

3rd Period
Scoring:

6. BOS, Nagra (15) (Austin, McKnight) 13:34
7. Clams, Hundle (2) (Gill, J. Beaule) 2:43
8. Clams, Miobertolo (Johnson) 1:39

Penalties:

BOS, Fouracres (Interference - 2:00) 11:32, BOS, Eipert (Tripping - 2:00) 7:12, BOS, O'Connor (Roughing - 2:00) 6:26, Clams, Caputo (Slashing - 2:00) 6:26


Powerplay:

Clams: 0 for 8
BOS: 0 for 3


Three Stars:

1) Scott Learmonth - 1G, 1A
2) Sabi Hundle - 1G
3) Chris Henson

June 2, 2011
Rory Dawson and Chris Henson return to spark Drunken Clams to victory
With Tuesday night seeing the Drunken Clams taking on the current reigning Division 5 champions, the Firebirds, the Clams would get a boost from returning teammates, Rory Dawson and Chris Henson, both missing in action the last 3 games due to "personal reasons". Their return couldn't come soon enough, with the Clams losing their first 3 games in Division 4, they were hungry for that W.

The Firebirds would get things started scoring the first goal with a little luck, with a pass out from behind the net bouncing in off G Nigel Sadal's skate and in. The Clams would tie it up quickly with Jeremy Salomons scoring his first of night less than a minute later. The teams would exchange the next two goals before Andrew Beaule would score to build a 3-2 lead in the Clams favour after the first period.

1st Period
Scoring:

1. Firebirds, Alexander (3) (Clarke) 11:38
2. Clams, Salomons (13) (Marcotte) 10:48
3. Firebirds, Fedelik (1) (Unassisted) 8:08
4. Clams, Caputo (17) (Henson, Johnson) 7:09
5. Clams, A. Beaule (12) (T. Smith) 6:28

Penalties:

Clams, Luong (Slashing - 2:00) 2:10

The second period saw both teams exchanging goals, with Salomons completing the hat-trick at 4:02 of the period to put the Clams up 5-4 heading into the third.

2nd Period
Scoring:

6. Clams, Salomons (14) (Marcotte) 12:03
7. Firebirds, Jenkins (3) (Alexander, Fedelik) 6:19
8. Firebirds, Henderson (5) (Milaney, Mann) 5:26
9. Clams, Salomons (15) (Learmonth, Foreman) 4:02

Penalties:

Firebirds, Kapsi (Slashing - 2:00) 2:51, Clams, Caputo (Slashing - 2:00) 2:51, Firebirds, Alexander (Holding - 2:00) 2:25

The third period has been the Clams nemesis these last 3 games, with the team getting badly outplayed after playing such phenomenal hockey in the second period. Tonight, with some line juggling, and the return of Dawson and Henson, the Clams would overcome that downside, outscoring the Firebirds 3-0 for the victory. The Firebirds would try with all their might to tie up the game, but Sadal was there to shut the door to preserve the win.

3rd Period
Scoring:

10. Clams, Caputo (18) (T. Smith, Dawson) 13:31
11. Clams Marcotte (13) (Salomons, Dawson) 11:17
12. Clams, Marcotte (14) (Caputo, T. Smith) 1:05


Powerplay:

Clams: 0 for 2
Firebirds: 0 for 2


Three Stars:

1. Jeremy Salomons - 3G, 1A
2. Chris Marcotte - 2G, 2A
3. CJ Caputo - 2G, 1A

May 27, 2011
Drunken Clams still
Thursday night saw the Drunken Clams taking on the current leaders of Division 4 before the move. The two teams would exchange goals early on before JayWest would take advantage of some costly turnovers to stake a 5-2 lead after the first period.

1st Period
Scoring:

1. JayWest, Colvin (5) (Cardon, McManes) 11:37 (PP)
2. Clams, Marcotte (9) (A. Beaule) 10:26
3. JayWest, Colvin (6) (Devonshire, Machon) 9:52
4. Clams, Johnson (5) (Unassisted) 9:04
5. JayWest, Horn (5) (Machon) 5:57
6. JayWest, Devonshire (7) (Machon, Thom) 4:17
7. JayWest, Machon (9) (Unassisted) 1:40

Penalties:

Clams, Smith (Boarding - 2:00) 12:49, JayWest, Machon (Hooking - 2:00) 12:49, Clams, Miobertolo (Hooking - 2:00) 12:29

The Clams would tighten up in the second, again proving to be the Clams best period of play in every game thus far, with the Clams Chris Marcotte scoring his second of the game to reduce the deficit to two after two periods of play.

2nd Period
Scoring:

8. Clams, Marcotte (10) (Hundle, Miobertolo) 9:23

Penalties:

JayWest, McManes (Roughing - 4:00) 13:37, Clams, Hundle (Roughing - 2:00) 13:37

Drunken Clams Jeremy Salomons would score early in the third to bring the Clams within one, but that would be as close as they would come, with JayWest exposing more turnovers to finish out the third adding three more goals.

3rd Period
Scoring:

9. Clams, Salomons (11) (Smith) 14:36
10. JayWest, McManes (4) (Nicol, Machon) 12:48
11. JayWest, Horn (6) (Colvin, Devonshire) 12:17
12. JayWest, Horn (7) (Devonshire) 1:55 (PP)

Penalties:

JayWest, McManes (Tripping - 2:00) 11:05, JayWest, Thom (Holding - 2:00) 5:17, Clams, Marcotte (Tripping - 2:00) 3:57


Powerplay:

Clams: 0 for 5
JayWest: 2 for 4


Three Stars:

1. Chris Marcotte - 2G
2. Jordan Johnson - 1G
3. Jeremy Salomons - 1G

May 24, 2011
Drunken Clams humbled after first defeat of the season
Tuesday night action saw the Drunken Clams squaring off against former rival P. Raiders in their first game since moving up to division 4. The first period was a close, well-played game, with the Raiders opening the scoring. On the play, the puck was coming down the ice, with the Raiders skater and Clams skater both chasing the puck, G Sadal hesitated to play it, providing the Raiders skater with that extra second to scoop up the puck and go around with the open net to shoot at. The Raiders would make it 2-0 shortly after to take a 2-0 lead into the second, welcoming the Clams into division 4.

1st period
Scoring:

1. Raiders, A. Wong (2) (Black, Stewart) 1:06
2. Raiders, Hinch (8) (Haugen, Stewart) 0:25

Penatties:

Clams, J. Beaule (Slashing - 2:00) 7:11

The second period has been the Clams strongest of this season, and tonight would prove to be no different, with the Clams exploding for five goals, outscoring the Raiders by a 5-2 margin during the period, taking a lead of 5-4 into the third.

2nd Period
Scoring:

3. Raiders, Hinch (9) (Haugen, Yee) 12:44
4. Clams, Miobertolo (Learmonth) 12:07
5. Clams, Miobertolo (Selman, Johnson) 11:44
6. Clams, Marcotte (Gill) 4:49 (SH)
7. Raiders, Haugen (14) (Ryan L, Hinch) 4:17 (PP)
8. Clams, Smith (J. Beaule, Hundle) 1:45 (PP)
9. Clams, Selman (Salomons, Learmonth)

Penalties:

Clams, Learmonth (Holding - 2:00) 5:07, Raiders, Yoon (Tripping - 2:00) 2:40, Clams, Miobertolo (Tripping - 2:00) 0:48

The Raiders would tie the game up early in the third, and with both teams playing conservatively, it would remain tied, until a fortunate bounce for the Raiders, taking the lead on a bounce off a skate. The Raiders would add an empty netter to seal the victory, handing the Clams their first loss of the season. Despite the loss, the Clams had nothing to feel bad about, looking forward to improving their play, proving they are here to stay.

3rd period
Scoring:

10. Raiders, Baird (3) (Hinch) 13:15
11. Raiders, Haugen (15) (Inaba) 2:45
12. Raiders, Yee (7) (Riley, Haugen) 0:35 (EN)

Penalties:

Raiders, Yoon (Slashing - 2:00) 11:56, Clams, Selman (Tripping - 2:00) 11:56, Raiders, Yoon (Roughing - 2:00) 4:53, Clams, Smith (Holding - 2:00) 4:53


Powerplay:

Clams: 1 for 3
Raiders: 1 for 5


Three Stars:

1) Kyle Miobertolo - 2G
2) Scott Learmonth - 2A
3) Chris Marcotte - 1G

May 20, 2011
Drunken Clams win to ensure perfect pre-season and set new team win streak record on the same night
Monday night featured a rematch against the Plumbers who the Clams defeated on opening night by a 6-0 score to start the win streak, and almost fitting play them again, defeating them 8-4 as they'd set the new team record for consecutive victories. Rory Dawson would get things started on the score sheet scoring the first goal of the game shorthanded, also adding 2 assists, capping off a 4-point performance for the night, and CJ Caputo, fresh off serving his 10-minute misconduct tallies for the Clams on route to a 3-point night the the team leading scorfe.

1st Period
Scoring:

1. Clams, Dawson (3)(Unassisted) 10:04 (SH)
2. Clams, Joudry (2) (J. Beaule, Learmonth) 7:56
3. Plumbers, Kudar (2) (Thai) 4:38
4. Clams, Caputo (14) (Miobertolo, Dawson) 3:36
5. Clams, Marcotte (7) (Gill) 2:04
6. Clams, Miobertolo (7) (Dawson) 1:38

Penalties:

Clams, Johnson (Slashing - 2:00) 11:35, Clams, Johnson (Misconduct - 10:00) 9:35, Clams, Marsden (Holding - 2:00) 6:53

2nd Period
Scoring:

7. Clams, Caputo (15) (Miobertolo) 9:39
8. Plumbers, Ferguson (1) (Thai) 9:16
9. Clams, Johnson (4) (Caputo) 6:11

Penalties:

Clams, Learmonth (Tripping - 2:00) 8:37, Clams, Joudry (Unsportsmanlike - 2:00) 8:37, Plumbers, Rhamara (Unsportsmanlike- 2:00) 8:37, Clams, Marcotte (Bodychecking- 2:00) 4:20, Plumbers, Ferguson (Holding - 2:00) 4:20, Clams, Learmonth (Bodychecking - 2:00) 1:49

3rd Period
Scoring:

10. Plumbers, Singer (2) (Ferguson, Rhamara) 9:59
11. Plumbers, Singer (3) (Thai, Spevakow) 8:46 (PP)
12. Clams, Dawson (4) (Learmonth, J. Beaule) 0:01

Penalties:

Clams, Dawson (Tripping - 2:00) 9:47, Clams, Caputo (Slashing - 2:00) 7:44, Clams, Caputo (Game Misconduct) 7:44, Clams, Caputo (Gross Misconduct) 7:44, Clams, Caputo (Crosschecking - 2:00) 5:44, Clams, Joudry (Roughing - 2:00) 5:16, Clams, Joudry (Game Misconduct - 10:00) 5:16


Powerplay:

Clams: 0 for 2
Plumbers 1 for 14


Three Stars:

1. Rory Dawson - 2G, 2A
2. Jason Beaule - 2A
3. Scott Learmonth - 2A

May 18, 2011
Drunken Clams remain undefeated winning against the Cougar Hunters 2
Tuesday night, with the Clams rounding out their preseason in Division 5, after getting word they'll be moving up to Division 4 next week, they would square off against the Cougar Hunters 2, with this being the inaugural meeting between the two teams. The first period would start off as if the two teams had a fierce rivalry between them as the first would be a penalty-filled affair with both teams each scoring one goal to keep the score tied after the first 15:00.

1st Period
Scoring:

1. Clams, Miobertolo (6) (Salomons) 14:17
2. Hunters, Johnston (5) (Ashton) 7:12 (SH)

Penalties:

Clams, Salomons (Elbowing - 2:00) 11:37, Hunters, Johston(Bodycheck - 2:00) 9:43, Hunters, Mitchell (Unsportsmanlike - 2:00) 8:44, Hunters, Johnston (Crosschecking - 2:00) 7:03, Hunters, Mitchell (Tripping - 2:00) 5:38, Clams, J. Beaule (Roughing - 2:00) 5:11, Hunters, MacKinnon (Roughing - 2:00) 5:11, Clams, Salomons (Roughing - 2:00) 4:08, Clams Marcotte (Tripping - 2:00) 1:54, Hunters, Johnston (Elbowing - 2:00) 0:52

After the usual Clams first period tight-checking, close game, the Clams came alive again in the second, scoring 3 goals to open a 4-1 lead going into the final frame.

2nd Period
Scoring:

3. Clams, Dawson (2) (Salomons, Miobertolo) 13:57 (PP)
4. Clams, Caputo (11) (A. Beaule) 13:16
5. Clams, Caputo (12) (Johnson, A. Beaule) 2:25

Penalties:

Clams, Henson (Tripping - 2:00) 6:06

The Drunken Clams goal scoring explosion carried over to the third, connecting for 3 more goals to finsih the game with a 7-1 final score, with a rematch over The Plumbers who the Clams defeated 6-0 in the first game of the 2011 season, surely looking to avenge that loss before the Clams move up.

3rd Period
Scoring:

6. Clams, Caputo (13) (A. Beaule, Johnson) 6:23
7. Clams, Marcotte (6) (Salomons) 4:19
8. Clams, A. Beaule (9) (Johnson, Caputo) 4:00

Penalties:

Clams, Gill (Tripping - 2:00) 13:25, Hunters, MacKinnon(Bodychecking - 2:00) 10:34, Clams, Caputo (Unsportsmanlike - 2:00) 3:10, Clams, Johnson (Bodychecking - 2:00) 3:10, Clams, Caputo (Misconduct - 10:00) 3:10, Clams, Selman (Misconduct - 10:00) 1:18, Clams, A. Beaule (High Sticking - 2:00) 1:18, Hunters, Feigel (Bodychecking - 2:00) 1:18


Powerplay:

Clams: 1 for 8
Hunters: 0 for 11


Three Stars:

1) Rory Dawson - 1G
2) Chris Henson
3) Trevor Foreman

May 12, 2011
Drunken Clams explode in the second to remain unbeaten
Two nights after playing the other first place team in the Stars, the Clams switched gears Wednesday night preparing to play the team currently in last place and winless in the Mighty Drunks. Before the game we caught up with Clams captain Sabi Hundle, and here's what he had to say "This will be a tough game. We just came off beating the other undefeated team, and now we're up against the only winless team in our division, and you know they're going to be hungry for their first win, and what better than against the first place team."

The Clams would get things started quickly with F Kyle Miobertolo scoring just over 2 minutes into the game, with the Drunks playing a tight checking game, and pulling even with just over 5 minutes remaining in the period as the teams would end the period tied at one goal a piece.

1st Period
Scoring:

1. Clams, Miobertolo (5) (Marcotte, Salomons) 12:29
2. Drunks, Parks (1) (Unassisted) 5:41

Penalties:

Drunks, Korobko (Elbowing - 2:00) 8:19, Drunks, Billings (Holding - 2:00) 3:05, Clams, Marsden (Slashing - 2:00) 2:03

The Clams came to life in the second period with Andrew Beaule leading the charge, scoring just 10 seconds into the period, followed by Salomons just 38 seconds later. With goals also by CJ Caputo, scoring twice, Salomons and A. Beaule each adding another, the Clams would go ahead with a commanding 7-1 lead just midway into the period. The Drunks would strike for two late goals to cut the deficit as they trailed only 7-3 heading into the third.

2nd Period
Scoring:

3. Clams, A. Beaule (8) (Salomons, Marcotte) 14:50
4. Clams, Salomons (9) (Marcotte, A. Beaule) 14:12
5. Clams, Caputo (8) (Miobertolo, Johnson) 12:46
6. Clams, Caputo (9) (Johnson, Miobertolo) 12:26
7. Clams, Salomons (10) (Marsden, Miobertolo) 9:18
8. Clams, Marcotte (5) (Marsden) 8:16
9. Drunks, Heck (4) (Parks) 1:12
10. Drunks, Korobko (1) (Unassisted) 0:15

Penalties:

Drunks, Billings (Roughing - 2:00) 0:29, Clams, Caputo (Roughing - 2:00) 0:29

The final period was played a litlle tighter checking, with the Drunks trying to build some momenum off their two late goals in the second, but Marcotte would have none of that scoring midway into the period, with Caputo completing the hat-trick late in the period as the final score would end 9-3 in the Clams favour. Third period excitement was brought up a notch as current Clams heavyweight champ, captain Sabi Hundle, stood up for teammates, going toe-to-toe with one of the Mighty Drunks skaters.

3rd Period
Scoring:

11. Clams, Caputo (Johnson, Miobertolo) 0:03
Penalties:

Clams, Marcotte (Goalie Interference - 2:00) 11:25, Drunks, Gunn(Roughing - 2:00) 5:59, Clams, Learmonth (Roughing - 2:00) 5:59, Clams Caputo (Interference - 2:00) 3:18, Drunks Schmit (Fighting - 5:00, Game Misconduct) 2:12, Clams, Hundle (Fighting - 5:00, Game Misconduct) 2:12


Powerplay:

Clams: 0 for 6
Drunks: 0 for 7


Three Stars:

1) Sabi Hundle - 5 PIM - captain stands up for his team
2) Kyle Miobertolo - 1G, 4A
3) CJ Caputo - 3G

May 11, 2011
Drunken Clams remain unbeaten, leave Stars seeing stars
Monday night featured a tilt between the 2 unbeaten teams in the division, with the winner most likely moving up. The Stars boasting the slighty more potent offence by a couple of goals, but the Clams coming into the game with the stingiest defence.

The game started off with almost a playoff-type atmosphere with both teams playing a tight checking game to remain scoreless after the first period.

1st Period
Scoring:

No Scoring

Penalties:

Stars, Nordquist (Hooking - 2:00) 10:21, Clams, Marcotte (Interference 2:00) 5:26

The second period remained tight with the Clams rookie, Kyle Miobertolo striking first just 17 seconds in. Looking to take a 2-goal lead, the Clams would head to the powerplay, but the Stars would turn the table, scoring their first goal of the game to even the score at one while shorthanded. Both teams withdrew back to the tight-checking play with C Sabi Hundle sacrificing his body to block a shot to an open net, in the TSN turning point of the game, as F Jeremy Salomons would score with 3:12 remaining in the period, as the floodgates would open as Chris Marcotte would tally twice and CJ Caputo would add another for a 5-1 Clams lead heading into the third.

2nd Period
Scoring:

1. Clams, Miobertolo (2) (Salomons, Hundle) 14:43
2. Stars, Parker (9) (McMahon) 12:57 (SH)
3. Clams, Salomons (8) (Marcotte, Miobertolo) 3:12
4. Clams, Marcotte (3) (Johnson, A. Beaule) 2:17
5. Clams, Caputo (6) (A. Beaule) 1:57
6. Clams, Marcotte (4) (Miobertolo) 0:21

Penalties:

Stars, Nagy (Interference - 2:00) 14:30

The Drunken Clams dominance continued into the third, with the team adding 5 more goals to their total for the night as they would complete the victory with a convincing 10-2 victory to remain a perfect 5-0 to open the season.

3rd Period
Scoring:

7. Clams, Miobertolo (3) (Salomons, Marcotte) 13:53
8. Clams, Caputo (7) (Johnson, A. Beaule) 13:30
9. Clams, Johnson (3) (A. Beaule, Caputo) 12:09
10. Stars, McMahon (7) (Nordquist, Parker) 10:02
11. Clams, Miobertolo (4) (Marcotte, Salomons) 9:23
12. Clams, A. Beaule (8) (Gill, Marsden) 8:35

Penalties:

Stars, Chony (Roughing - 2:00) 11:34, Clams, J. Beaule (Roughing - 2:00) 11:34


Powerplay:

Clams: 0 for 3
Stars: 0 for 2


Three Stars:

1) Kyle Miobertolo - 3G, 2A
2) Chris Marcotte - 2G, 3A
3) A. Beaule - 1G, 4A

May 10, 2011
Drunken Clams get retribution against the team that knocked them out last playoffs
1st Period
Scoring:

1. Goldmembers, Bornais (3) (Slough) 13:44
2. Goldmembers, Rudiger (4) (Slough, Ridgeway) 11:18
3. Clams, Miobertolo (1) (Marcotte) 10:11
4. Sheldon (1) (Rudiger, Meyer) 0:22 (PP)

Penalties:

Goldmembers, Meyer (Holding - 2:00) 9:14, Goldmembers, Bench (Too Many Men - 2:00) 5:31, Goldmembers, Sheldon (Holding - 2:00) 4:23, Clams, Miobertolo (Slashing - 2:00) 2:07

2nd Period
Scoring:

5. Clams, Johnson (1) (Caputo, Dawson) 7:57
6. Clams, Caputo (2) (A. Beaule, Dawson) 7:23
7. Clams, Marcotte (1) (Miobertolo, Salomons) 6:33
8. Clams, Marcotte (2) (Salomons, Gill) 2:05
9. Clams, A. Beaule (4) (Johnson, Caputo) 0:25 (PP)

Penalties:

Clams, J. Beaule (Slashing - 2:00) 14:22, Clams, J. Beaule (Cross Checking - 2:00) 10:47, Clams, Miobertolo (Slashing 2:00) 9:33, Goldmembers, Rudiger (Slashing - 2:00) 9:33, Goldmembers, Sheldon (Roughing - 2:00) 1:10

3rd Period
Scoring:

10. Clams, Salomons (5) (Marcotte) 13:41
11. Clams, A. Beaule (5) (Johnson, Caputo) 11:39 (PP)
12. Clams, Dawson (1) (Unassisted) 4:30 (SH)
13. Goldmembers, Bornais (4) (Unassisted) 2:20 (SH)

Penalties:

Goldmembers, Kennedy (Roughing - 2:00 11:46, Kennedy (Unsportsmanlike - 2:00) 11:39, Goldmembers, Meyer (Roughing - 2:00) 8:50, Clams, Hundle (Tripping - 2:00), Goldmembers, Sheldon (Holding - 2:00) 2:53, Clams, J. Beaule (High-sticking - 2:00) 0:33


Powerplays:

Clams: 2 for 9
Goldmembers: 1 for 6


Three Stars:

1) Chris Marcotte - 2G, 2A
2) CJ Caputo - 1G, 3A
3) Rory Dawson - 1G, 2A

May 10, 2011
Drunken Clams remain perfect with victory over the Underdogs
1st Period
Scoring:

1. Clams, Caputo (3) (Unassisted) 9.25
2. Clams, Salomons (6) (Miobertolo, Marcotte) 3:28
3. Clams, A. Beaule (6) (Gill, Marsden) 0:59 (SH)
4. Underdogs, Jelic (1) (Wiun, Labrasseur) 0:34 (PP)

Penalties:

Clams, Foreman (Holding - 2:00) 2:24

2nd Period
Scoring:

5. Underdogs, Nield (1) (Wiun) 6:47 (PP)
6. Clams, Caputo (4) (Gill, Marsden) 4:34 (PP)
7. Clams, Johnson (2) (Caputo, Gill) 4:03 (PP)

Penalties:

Clams, Marcotte (Interference - 2:00) 8:37, Underdogs, Ayoub (Tripping - 2:00) 5:54, Underdogs, Verhees (Bodycheck - 2:00) 4:34

3rd Period
Scoring:

8. Clams, Smith (1) (Learmonth, A. Beaule) 10:54
9. Clams, Salomons (7) (Marcotte, Miobertolo) 5:01
10. Clams, Caputo (5) (J. Beaule) 0:35

Penalties:

Clams, Caputo (Cross Checking - 2:00) 3:17, Clams, Learmonth (Roughing - 2:00) 0:13


Powerplays:

Clams: 2 for 2
Underdogs: 2 for 4


Three Stars:

1) CJ Caputo - 3G, 1A
2) Brendon Gill - 3A
3) Bruce Marsden - 2A

May 9, 2011
Drunken Clams open 2011 season with shutout victory
1st Period
Scoring:

1. Clams, Salomons (1) (Selman, Marcotte) 11:06
2. Clams, Caputo (1) (Foreman) 10:44
3. Clams, Salomons (2) (Selman, Dawson) 8:10
4. Clams, Foreman (1) (Henson, Dawson) 1:41

Penalties:

Plumbers, Thai (Roughing - 2:00) 2:58, Clams, Hundle (Roughing - 2:00) 0:19

2nd Period
Scoring:

5. Hundle (1) (Caputo) 8:11
6. Selman (1) (Salomons) 4:42

Penalties:

No penalties

3rd Period
Scoring:

No scoring

Penalties:

Clams, Salomons (Slashing - 2:00) 6:03


Powerplays:

Clams: 0 for 1
Plumbers: 0 for 2


Three Stars:

1) Jeremy Salomons - 2G, 1A
2) Paul Selman - 1G, 2A
3) Trevor Foreman - 1G, 1A

May 9, 2011
Drunken Clams 2-0 after squashing Spiders
1st Period
Scoring:

1. Clams, A. Beaule (1) (Johnson, McKinnon) 13:22
2. Clams A Beaule (2) (Caputo, Johnson) 13:11
3. Spiders, McNamara (1) (Henning, Weber) 7:28
4. Clams, Joudry (1) (Unassisted) 6:38
5. Salomons (3) (Selman) 0:42

Penalties:

Spiders, Edgar (Tripping - 2:00) 5:01

2nd Period
Scoring:

6. Clams, Salomons (4) (Selman, Smith) 11:29
7. Clams, A. Beaule (3) (Johnson, Caputo) 9:21
8. Spiders, McNamara (2) (McLeod) 6:53

Penalties:

Spiders, Henning (Hooking - 2:00) 13:44

3rd Period
Scoring:

9. Spiders, Davis (1) (Edgar, Watson) 12:59 (PP)
10. Clams, Selman (2) (Salomons, Marcotte) 10:18
11. Spiders, Frost (1) (Edgar) 3:01 (PP)

Penalties:

Clams, Marsen (Hooking - 2:00) 14:34, Clams, Selman (Roughing - 2:00) 6:25, Clams, Selman (Roughing - 2:00) 6:25, Spiders, Edgar (Roughing - 2:00) 6:25, Spiders, Webber (Elbowing - 2:00) 5:45, Clams, Caputo (Slashing - 2:00) 4:20, Clams, Selman (Cross Checking - 2:00) 0:51, Clams, Selman (10 min misconduct) 0:51


Powerplays:

Clams: 0 for 4
Spiders: 2 for 6


Three Stars:

1) Andrew Beaule - 3G
2) Jeremy Salomons - 2G, 1A
3) Paul Selman - 1G, 2A

August 20, 2010
Strong start, heartbreaking finish
With the Drunken Clams meeting again with the Goldmembers in the "B" semi-finals, the winner punching a ticket to the finals against the division leading Firebirds, a lot was on the line. It was the second meeting of the playoffs between the two teams with the Clams defeating the Goldmembers 4-3 in their first encounter.

The Clams would get off to a strong start in the first with goals from CJ Caputo, Sabi Hundle, and Darren McKinnon to build a substantial 3-0 lead after the first period.

The Clams would sit back on their heels a little in the second, with the Goldmembers shooting the puck over the net, only to benefit from a lucky bounce as it would come back in front, and with and unsuspecting Nigel Sadal not expecting it, the Goldmember forward would finish hard, tipping the puck in to get the Goldmembers on the board.

The third period would be all Goldmembers (with a little luck), on a shift with a hard forecheck, coming from behind the net, to bank it off and up and in off Sadals skate to lower the deficit to one, and taking advantage of some screening, would blast a shot from the point over Sadal's shoulder to tie the game back up to three. Shortly after, the Goldmembers would blast one towards the net to catch it on the short side to take the lead for the first time in the game, but the Clams would rally back with Trevor Foreman tying the game back up at 4 goals a piece. But the luck would be with the Goldmembers tonight, with the forecheck behind the Clams goal, and a passing attempt out front, the puck would redirect off Sadal's skate into the Clams net, to pull the Goldmembers back out in front with two and a half minutes remaining.

With Sadal pulled for the extra attacker, the Clams would give it all they had, and even getting close, but just not close enough, as the Goldmembers would prevail with the comeback victory to eliminate the Drunken Clams and circle a date to the finals next Tuesday.

This marks the end of the Drunken Clams '10 summer season, but all in all, it was a very successful year. With a majority of new faces to start the season, the team gelled together very well for a very strong second half, and a very successful playoff run by team standards.

Three Stars:

1) Trevor Foreman - 1G, 1A - strong game all night, ties it up late in the game, but the Clams just couldn't hold on
2) CJ Caputo - 1G, 1A - showed why he was the Molson Cup winner in the regular season, never gave up, played his heart out
3) Chris Marcotte - 1A - dominating force on the ice all game

August 16, 2010
Undermanned Clams keep it close, run out of gas in the third
In the semi-finals on the "A" side, the early time and summer holidays finally caught up to the Clams as they could only ice 9 skaters on the night against the top-seeded team in the Firebirds, both teams looking to earn a berth to the finals.

With the Firebirds and a fully-stocked bench, the Clams knew they were up against some speed in the Firebirds offense, but that would not bring them down. The Firebirds would get on the board first, but the returning CJ Caputo would get the Clams evened up, but the Firebirds would connect with a shorthanded goal minutes later to gain a 2-1 lead after the first period.

The Firebirds would go up by two, but Jeremy Salomons would drop the lead back to one just seconds later before some aggresive forechecking and passing would put the Firebirds up 5-2 heading into the third.

Caputo would net his second of the game just thirty seconds into the period, but fatigue would catch up to the Clams as they would drop the game by a final score of 8-3, and move to the semi-finals on the "B" side, and await their oppenent on Thursday night.

Three Stars:

1) Everybody who suited up deserves full credit for a game well played. Patrick O'Rourke, Kyle Putman, CJ Caputo, Rory Dawson, Jeremy Salomons, Trevor Foreman, Cam Smith, Brendon Gill, Sabi Hundle, Nigel Sadal
2) CJ Caputo - 2G, 1A - returns from his suspension with a vengeance, and the Clams were happy to have him back
3) Jeremy Salomons - 1G, 1A - worked well on a line with Caputo, Clams are glad he's regained his scoring prowess

August 11, 2010
"Clutch" strikes in the third to propel the Drunken Clams into the Semi-Finals
With the Drunken Clams meeting the Goldmembers, less than 24 hours after their first round victories the previous night, both teams came out ready to play, both looking forward to meeting the division leading Firebirds in the semi-finals in the following week.

The Drunken Clams Chad Packard would strike first early in the game, with the Goldmembers tying it up seconds later on a goal(?)/no-goal controversial call. The Clams would get into some penalty trouble giving the Goldmembers a full 2:00 5-on-3 with the Goldmembers capitalizing and pulling ahead 2-1. With the penalty kill widing down, Darren McKinnon would score shorthanded to pull the Clams even with Cam Smith putting them back ahead on a powerplay minutes later. The Goldmembers would break through some tight backchecking and slip one past G Nigel Sadal to tie the game up at 3-3 with just 22 seconds remaining in the first period.

Both goalies would shut the door from that point on, the Clams finding themselves in penalty trouble three times in the second, but would survive all three powerplay attempts, with Sadal making some key stops to keep the score evened up after two periods of play.

The Clams would keep themselves out of the penalty box for the third, and it would pay dividends with Andrew Beaule taking a breakaway feed from Kyle Putman, taking a page out of CJ Caputo's clutch guide, and coming up with what would turn out to be the game winning goal with just over half the period to play. The Goldmembers would throw everything they had at the Clams net, tryting to tie up the game to force overtime, but the relentless Clams backcheck and Sadal coming up big would prove to be the difference as the Clams would win by a final score of 4-3 with a semi-final meeting against the Firebirds next Monday.

Three Stars:

1) Andrew Beaule - 1G, 2A - shows why he was the regular season team scoring champion, comes up with a huge game-winning goal
2) Kyle Putman - 1A - makes a huge pass setting up the breakaway for the game-winning goal, almost comes away with the insurance marker too
3) Clams backchecking - everyone pitches in, keeping the Goldmembers scoring chances especially late in the game to a minimum

August 10, 2010
Drunken Clams return to playoffs with a bang
The Drunken Clams returned to the playoffs after a brief 1-year absence, and played like they were catching up for missed time with CJ Caputo, Jeremy Salomons, and Chris Henson each notching a goal for a Clams 3-0 lead after the first. Henson's goal was the result of some hard work from the entire line, as Henson would have to step in to take his first faceoff draw of the season, and he'd win it, with Chris Marcotte moving the puck up and Jason Beaule firing it on net, Henson would be rewarded with his first playoff goal with his hard work getting to the rebound.

The Mighty Drunks got themselves on the scoresheet with an odd, lucky bouncing puck that skipped past the blocker of G Nigel Sadal, but he'd shake it off, forget about it, and focus on the next shot, albeit that was a lucky bounce that came off the boards back in front and over his arm, but he'd rebound and keep the Clams in it as they'd restore their lead with Caputo and Salomons completing the hat-trick and Robert Francheschin pitching in for a Clams 8-3 lead after two periods of play.

On a bit of the bad-luck side, CJ Caputo would be ejected from the game due to a check from behind, and the Clams would later learn they'd be without his valuable services for their next game. It would deter the Clams, as Trevor Foreman, moving up from the blueline would show his appreciation scoring a quick goal, and Henson picking up his second and Chad Packard and Andrew Beaule each potting one for a convincing Clams 13-3 victory.

Three Stars:

1) CJ Caputo - 3G, 1A - scored a beauty of a goal in the second, definitely highlight reel material, he will be missed tomorrow night, but the Clams will do their best to make him proud, and welcome him back next week
2) Jeremy Salomons - 3G, 1A - seems to have regained his scoring prowess at just the right time
3) Chris Henson - 2G - rewarded for his hard work and effort, with a faceoff win and 2 goals

August 9, 2010
Drunken Clams End-Of-Season Awards
Art Ross (Most Points) - Andrew Beaule, 69 PTS

Maurice Richard (Most Goals) - Andrew Beaule, 42 G

Ironman (Most Games) - Rory Dawson, 30 GP

Lady Byng (Least PIM) - Chris Henson, 0 PIM

Goon (Most PIM) - Jason Beaule, 60 PIM

Molson Cup Winner - CJ Caputo

August 6, 2010
A little help and the Clams lose chance to play spoiler
With the Drunken Clams already having clinched a playoff spot and secured third place, it was do-or-die tonight for the Spiders with the Raptors and Stars winning their earlier games, the Spiders had to win to earn their chance at a playoff spot.

With their biggest game of the year on the line, the Spiders called out everyone to participate, and they heard the call, as they iced a full lineup on this night. The Clams in retrospect started the game short with 6 forwards and 3 defensemen, with Cam Smith and Robert Francheschin coming late to shore up the blueline.

The Spiders were determined to win this game as they would fire everything they had towards Clams netminder Nigel Sadal, but he would come up big on this night, holding his ground with the Clams getting on the board first with Jeremy Salomons putting one past the Spiders goaltender. On thier first powerplay of the game, the Spiders blueliner would slip one past Sadal to even the score at 1-1 after the first period of play.

The Spiders would get a very lucky bounce for the only goal of the second period, and with the game being played like a playoff type game atmosphere, it looked for a long time that that might hold up to be the game winner, with the Spiders up 2-1 heading into the third.

Mr. Clutch, CJ Caputo would work his magic, tying the game up with just under half a period to play, with the referees giftwrapping and putting away their whistles for a non-call icing that would result in a 4-on-2 with the Spiders working the puck around to the open net to regain the 1-goal lead. But Andrew Beaule had other plans, tying the game back up at 3-3 with just over 2:00 minutes remaining, but a scrum behind the Clams net and a loose puck squirting to an open Spiders player in front of the net, with him just slipping under Sadals arm for the lead, and what would prove to be the game winner, as the Clams with Sadal pulled, gave it all they had, but just couldn't get another one past the goal line as the Clams would finish the regular season with a .500 record for their first season since their debut in the NCHL in '06-'07.

Three Stars:

1) CJ Caputo - 1G, 1A - Clutch almost come through again, the Clams will need his magic in the playoffs
2) Andrew Beaule - 1G, 1A - keeps pace with Caputo to lay claim to the Clams season scoring title
3) Jason Beaule - 2 PIM - with the penalty, becomes the Clams record holder for most penalties in a season

August 3, 2010
Runken Clams short on the
With third place locked up, and a slim chance at second, the Clams squared off Tuesday night against the second place Goldmembers for their final meeting of the regular season.

The Clams would find themselves short on the blueline at game time with Rory Dawson and Brendon Gill as the only defensemen in the lineup, and Patrick O'Rourke making his debut in the backend for this game.

The three defensemen would handle their increased responsibilities well, to keep the Goldmembers only to 3 goals, one a bad redirection off G Nigel Sadal's mask in the first period, and with the Clams hitting 2 posts, found themselves still well in the game.

The Goldmembers would strike first and early in the second with a redirection and a misplay by Sadal, and later with what could be considered a controversial goal that was allowed to put the Goldmembers up 5-0 before Brad Allen would put the Clams on the board with his first of the season, with Brendon Gill scoring late in the period to pull the Clams within 3 goals again going into the third.

The Goldmembers taking full advantage of the depleted Clams defensive unit, would score 3 more goals in the third, with another debatable controversial goal allowed, with Brendon Gill scoring his second of the game to finish the scoring as the Drunken Clams, despite the loss, secured third place for the playoffs starting next week.

Three Stars:

1) Brendon Gill - 2G - solid 2-way player strong play all night
2) Rory Dawson - solid Clams blueliner handles increased ice time and responsibilities with ease
3) Patrick O'Rourke - first time blueliner rounds out trio of Clams defensemen for the night

July 30, 2010
Drunken Clams explode in the second to hang on for the victory
With the Drunken Clams clinching a playoff spot last game, now searching for second place, Thursday night would see them squaring off against the Iron Ringers, seeking revenge for a loss in the last meeting between the two teams.

Andrew Beaule would start the scoring in the game early in the first, with the Ringers taking advantage of a missed whistle as the puck would hit the Clams bench with the team looking for a stoppage of play that would never be called, the Ringers would go in 2-on-0 to even up the score at 1-1 after the period.

With the Ringers going ahead just 8 seconds into the second, and up by 2 just minutes later, the Clams would rally back for 5 straight goals with A. Beaule completing the hat trick, and goals from Jeremy Salomons, Chad Packard and what would prove to be the game winner from Chris Henson, for a 6-3 lead heading into the third.

The Ringers would get a couple lucky bounces for clean breakaway attempts and capitalizing on them both as they'd pull to within one, but that's as close as they'd come on this night as the Clams would hold off for a 6-5 victory and come within 1 of the Goldmembers, that of course depending on the outcome of a later game tonight.

Three Stars:

1) Andrew Beaule - 3G - keeps pace with CJ Caputo for the scoring lead
2) CJ Caputo - 3A - keeping up with linemate Andrew Beaule in the scoring race
3) Sabi Hundle - 2A - averaging 2 points a game for the last 3 games, building a substantial lead in his bet with Cam Smith

July 28, 2010
Drunken Clams clinch a playoff spot, climb above .500
After the disappointment of missing the playoffs last summer left some sour tastes in the mouths of the Drunken Clams, the Clams are set to return to the postseason after clinching tonight. With a Stars loss to the Firebirds really clinching it for the Clams, they set out for the W and a chance to climb back above .500 for the first time since June 29 with, coincidentally, a win over the Raptors.

With the Raptors holding the lead in the season series by a 3-2 margin, the Clams would get on the board first with a goal from Kyle Putman, with the Raptors tying it up on a redirection, and the lead from a lost bouncing puck that would end up in the Clams net for a 2-1 Raptors lead after the first.

Three unanswered goals in the second from Chris Henson, Andrew Beaule, and Chad Packard would build a 4-2 Clams lead after the period.

The Clams would tally 5 times in the second with captain Sabi Hundle leading the way with 2 goals, and Chris Marcotte, CJ Caputo and Patrick O'Rourke each pitching in with one each. With the game comfortably in the Clams favour, the Raptors would take advantage of the Clams letting off the throttle as they'd score first on the powerplay and add two more after, but that would be as close as they'd get with the Clams evening the season series at 3 games a piece with a 9-5 victory.

Three Stars:

1) Sabi Hundle - 2G - captain Clam leads the way
2) Brendon Gill - 2A - Selke Trophy candidate pitches in with a couple helpes
3) CJ Caputo - 1G, 2A - clutch efforts not needed tonight, but still plays a solid game

July 22, 2010
"Clutch" strikes again as Drunken Clams and Stars play to a draw
Coming into the game on a high, the Clams with a chance to clinch a playoff spot squared off against the Stars, who since coming down to the division had only lost 1 game in 10 outings and pushing hard for a playoff spot.

The hero of the previous game, CJ Caputo, opened the scoring early in the game with Cam Smith blasting one past the Stars goaltender to build the Clams lead to 2-0 after the period.

The Stars would get a couple lucky breaks midway through the third to even up the score with Caputo putting the Clams back on top with his second of the game before the Stars would slip one past G Nigel Sadal to pull them back even heading into the third period.

The third period would be played like a tight-checking playoff type atmosphere with the Stars pulling ahead late in the period off a bad giveaway at the Clams blueline to go in alone and score. With Sadal pulled for the extra attacker, and a faceoff deep in the Stars zone, Chris Marcotte would win the faceoff back to Jeremy Salomons, who would slide it over to Caputo coming up clutch for the second game in a row putting the tying goal over the Stars goaltender with just 43 seconds remaining as the game would end at 4 goals a piece.

Three Stars:

1) CJ Caputo - 3G, 1A - really steps up his game when it's on the line
2) Cam Smith - 1G - shutdown defender playing at his best, pitching in on the scoresheet
3) Andrew Beaule - 3A - sniper turns playmaker on this night

July 20, 2010
Drunken Clams rally late in the third for a very important
Monday night set the stage for the Drunken Clams with the first of two very important games as the push for the playoffs begins with 7 teams battling for 6 spots, as they would take on the division leading Firebirds who would already hold a 2-0 series lead over the Clams.

The first period would remain tied with Clams goaltender Nigel Sadal coming up with some very big and timely saves, but the Firebirds would get on the board first at 8:43 of the period. The Clams Chris Marcotte would tie it up late in the period, but the Firebirds would respond shortly after to regain the lead heading into the second.

With a strong performance from Sadal holding the Firebirds off, Andrew Beaule would score his first of the night to bring the Clams even, but the Firebirds would score two more goals in the second to take a more comfortable 4-2 lead into the final frame.

The Clams desperate to show they belong among the elite would not quit, with A. Beaule netting his second of the game early in the period to bring the Clams within one. The Firebirds would reclaim their 2-goal lead with what could have been a disheartening goal, but it only proved to fire up the Clams with Salomons scoring shortly after to bring the Clams back within one. With Sadal skating off for the extra attacker, Jason Beaule would slip one past the Firebirds goaltender to even the score at 5-5. With Sadal making 2 breakaway saves at the end of the period, that was all the motivation the Clams needed as they would storm the Firebirds net, with CJ Caputo scoring the winner with just 2.6 seconds remaining as the Clams would knock off the division leaders with a 6-5 victory to pull even at .500 again and hold a 7-point cushion for a playoff spot with 5 games remaining on the season.

Three Stars:

1) CJ Caputo - 1G - Never says quit, scores the winner late in the game
2) Andrew Beaule - 2G, 2A - was a dominating force on the ice
3) Sabi Hundle - 3A - captain Clam falls back to D with season ending injuries to 2 blueliners, rallys the comeback in the third

July 16, 2010
Mighty Drunks take advantage of Drunken Clams turnovers
The Mighty Drunks claimed the victory in the fourth and final regular season meeting between the two teams with the Drunks edging the Drunken Clams to take the series 2-1-1 with a 7-5 victory on Monday night.

The Drunken Clams would play a very puck-possesive game and dominated the majority of the play, but the Drunks would make them pay scoring all 7 goals on Drunken Clams turnovers.

Three Stars:

1) Andrew Beaule - 3G - sits tied for team lead with linemate CJ Caputo
2) CJ Caputo - 3A - not ready to let Andrew walk away with the scoring title
3) Kyle Putman - 1G - takes a nice feed from Trevor Foreman and roofs it over the Drunks netminder

July 13, 2010
Chad-die with the hat-tie
Tuesday night sparked the return of the beer cooler after a 1-game absence, and the Drunken Clams would be all fired up knowing they'd have a cold one available after the game, even against a short-benched Spiders team.

The Spiders would do their best to keep it close in the first, only down 5-3 before the fatigue would set in, but they would play hard, and their goaltender was on the top of his game, playing very well in a 15-4 loss as the Clams would climb back to the .500 mark in the standings with a very much needed win with the Stars charging hard.

Three Stars:

1) Chad Packard - 3G, 1A - moving back to the blueline helps open some room up to shoot
2) Jeremy Salomons - 1G, 5A - sniper plays set-up man tonight, does it well
3) CJ Caputo - 2G, 2A - moves 1-point ahead of linemate Andrew Beaule for top spot in the team scoring race

July 9, 2010
Drunken Clams fall to .500
Monday night, the Clams squared off against the Iron Ringers, a team they were previously unbeaten against, and it must have been that they exerted all their energy against the Raptors the previous game, as the whole team would come up flat for the game, as the Ringers would post their second victory of the season with a final score of 8-2.

Three Stars:

1) CJ Caputo - 1G, 1A
2) Rory Dawson - 1G
3) Kyle Putman - 1A


July 9, 2010
If nothing else, Drunken Clams claim a moral victory
Thursday night, the Drunken Clams scoring woes continued as the Goldmembers would post a 6-2 score in the victory in the rematch after the Clams took the first game with a 7-3 victory.

Despite the loss, the Clams can be somewhat inspired as the Goldmembers, in their previous 3 games has mercy'd their opponent all 3 games, so to keep them within a 4-goal differential, speak volumes about their improved play from last game.

Three Stars:

1) Trevor Foreman - 1G
2) Andrew Beaule - 1G
3) Jason Beaule - 6 PIM - lights a fire under the Clams hoping to carry momentum into next week as the playoff drive starts, with 7 teams in contention for 6 available spots.

June 29, 2010
TSN has a new POY showdown candidate
After disappointing losses in their last 2 outings, the Clams looked to rebound and get back in the win column. The Clams would welcome back some familiar faces in Trevor Foreman, CJ Caputo and Darren McKinnon, all back from extended leaves of absences.

After a close first period, with Jeremy Salomons opening the scoring, and the Raptors scoring shorthanded bouncing a shot off the Clams defender's shin pad, the three returnees would all lay claim as to who's the one that's the glue that keeps the team together, and G Nigel Sadal would shut the door the rest of the way as the Clams put together their most complete and dominating game of the season for a 5-1 victory over the Raptors.

"We're starting to peak at just the right time heading down the stretch, we missed the playoffs last year, and want to keep it at just the one." As for his improved play of late, "My confidence and consistency's starting to claw it's way out, I've been working on some things, trying to bring him out for good."

Other highlights of the night include Caputo's second period hat-trick and the third period HON candidate, Trevor Foreman rushing down the ice, chasing down a late Salomons shorthanded clearing attempt, and was rewarded for his hard work knocking the puck off the Raptors goalie's stick for his first short-handed goal of the season. Throughout the game, the grind line led by Chris Henson along with Jason Beaule and Chad Packard kept the Raptors at bay, causing all sorts of trouble for the Raptors every shift they were on the ice.

Three Stars:

1) Chris Henson - in Pierre Maguire's words "The guy's a monster!!!"
2) Trevor Foreman - 1G, 1A - gets a HON candidate goal and POY showdown goal on the same play
3) CJ Caputo - 3G - gets his hands back to work tonight on the scoresheet

June 21, 2010
Crazy 8's
Monday night was round 3 of the Drunken Clams vs the Mighty Drunks, with the Drunks holding the lead at 1-0-1, and was the Clams first game of three games in 4 nights.

The Drunks would get things started scoring first on the powerplay, but Andrew Beaule would respond seconds later to even the score, adding his second a few seconds after that, and Jeremy Salomons scoring to give the Clams a two-goal lead.The Drunks would answer back with a couple of their own before A. Beaule would complete the hat-trick with 20 seconds remaining in the period, and scoring his fourth of the night with a second remaining, as the Clams would take a 5-3 lead into the second.

The teams would exchange goals twice in the period, with A. Beaule notching his fifth of the night, and assisting on CJ Caputo's goal to reclaim the scoring title he'd relinquished last week to Caputo. The Drunks would score the extra marker in the period to trail only by one going into the third.

Salomons would score his second of the night to restore the Clams 2-goal lead, and in what would be a relatively calm affair, quickly turned heated and culminated with CJ Caputo dropping the gloves with the Drunks Dave Lawrence in a pretty even battle with both combatants battling to a draw, as the Clams would end the night with a 8-6 victory and take sole possession of first place, depending on the outcome of the Firebirds-Iron Ringers game that was being played right after.

Three Stars:

1) Andrew Beaule - 5G, 1A
2) Rory Dawson - 3A
3) CJ Caputo - 1G, 1A

June 18, 2010
Raptors expose Drunken Clams Achilles Heel
With the Raptors leading the series 2-1, the two teams would meet again for the fourth time this season. The Raptors would strike first, and that would only serve to be the wakeup call the Clams needed as they would completely dominate the Raptors with Sabi Hundle, CJ Caputo and Andrew Beaule scoring three straight goals, but the Raptors would score before the period would end to pull within one.

The second period would pickup where the first left off, with the Clams dominating and controlling the play, showing how much they've come together as a team this season.With just under five minutes remaining in the period, tempers would flare, some pushing and shoving, a spear, and some words would be exchanged. With the refs taking an extended break to sort out all the penalties, and the Clams rewarded with a 5-minute powerplay, it would prove to work in the Raptors favour, as it would kill all momentum the Clams had built up until that point, and recharge the Raptors as they would score not once, or twice, but three times shorthanded on the same penalty to even the score at five each heading into the final period.

The Clams appeared to regroup, as they would come back to compete evenly with the Raptors, but the Raptors would get a couple lucky bounces their way and score twice to give themselves a two-goal lead, but A. Beaule would post his second of the game seconds later to bring the Clams within one, but that would be as close as they would get on this night, with the Raptors skating away with a 7-6 win and a 3-1 lead in the season series.

Three Stars:

1) Jeremy Salomons - 1G, 3A - was as dominating in the game as he can be
2) Andrew Beaule - 2G - almost pulls the Clams up even towards the end of the game
3) Cam Smith - 2A - blueliner returns after an extended leave for "personal reasons" and doesn't look like he missed a step

June 15, 2010
Shortbenched, the Clams still prevail
Despite being shortbenched for the game, the Clams offense and defense showed tremendous effort in claiming a 9-6 victory over the Iron Ringers.

Three Stars:

1) All the skaters for all their hard work, Andrew Banister, Tim Mody, CJ Caputo, Rory Dawson, Jeremy Salomons, Trevor Foreman, Chris Henson, Sabi Hundle, and Chad Packard.
2) Rory Dawson -1G, 2A - never seemed to run out of breath, played like he had all the room in the world
3) CJ Caputo - 2G, 5A - takes over top spot on the Clams scoring race
4) Jeremy Salomons - 4G, 2A - formed a dynamic duo with Caputo that was hard to defend against

June 9, 2010
Drunken Clams offense continues firing on all cylinders
Tuesday night, the second game of a back-to-back set of games for the Drunken Clams saw them squaring off against the first place team, the Spiders, who defeated the Clams by a score of 13-3 in their first meeting.

The Spiders would get on the board first with a terrible misplay of the puck by G Nigel Sadal just seconds into the game. But the Clams would not let it get to them, as they'd build off the offensive momentum from the third period the night before with goals from Robert Francheshin, Sabi Hundle, Trevor Foreman with the powerplay marker, and two from CJ Caputo, one on the powerplay and one shorthanded to take a 5-1 lead into the second.

The Spiders would mount a counterattack, taking advantage of some lucky bounces and some shaky goaltending, scoring three goals to pull within one before Darren McKinnon would intercept a pass and take it in to restore the Clams two goal lead. The Spiders would cut the deficit by one just after that, with Andrew Beaule scoring to give the Clams another two goal lead going into the final period.

The Spiders would score to reduce the lead down to one again, but A. Beaule would comjplete the hat-trick scoring twice more as the Clams would hold on for a 9-7 victory.

Reporters caught up to Sadal after the game and asked him about his play. "The guys played great tonight, I just need to play better and give them some more support. They've been playing great as a team these last few games. I've got to relax and clear my head, get back to the basics, just have fun and play the game, stop fighting the puck so much, play with some confidence, the way I know I can. The guys deserve it, and it's up to me to play better and give them the proper backup."

This has been the week to get those monkeys off the backs, with Kyle Putman scoring his first of the season last game, and the Clams finally picking up their first win on the big ice surface at Calgary Centennial Arenas.

Three Stars:

1) Darren McKinnon - 1G, 1A - grizzled rookie blueliner playing some solid defense, adding on the offense
2) CJ Caputo - 2G, 2A - PP and SH tallies along with a couple of helpers
3) Brendon Gill - 3A - solid two-way play all night

Honourable mention - Kyle Putman - scores last game to kickstart the offense, and tonight takes his first penalty to fire up the team.

June 7, 2010
Kyle Putman jumpstarts the offense
With the Drunken Clams squaring off against the Mighty Drunks on Monday night, captain Sabi Hundle would get things started early taking a pass from Brendon Gill and sliding it past the Drunks goaltender for an early 1-0 lead. The Drunks would come out armed and ready after that scoring three unanswered goals to finish the first period with a lead of 3-1.

Adding another midway through the second, with a 4-1 lead, and the Drunks goaltender looking like he came to play, the Clams would fire all the rubber they could towards the tender only to have them stopped every time. With the Clams looking to regroup and search for answers and a way to solve the stingy netminder, Kyle Putman would take the team upon his shoulders and with a pass from Chris Marcotte and Jeremy Salomons, he'd lift a backhander overtop the sprawling goalie for his first of the season to bring the Clams within two heading into the final period.

The Drunks would score early into the period to regain their 3-goal cushion, but with the Clams offensive spark reignited, CJ Caputo would score with the assist coming from Andrew Beaule, and just 17 seconds after that, Marcotte scoring after taking a feed from Gill. Marcotte would add his second of the night on a wraparound attempt with the assist coming from Putman, with Clams season leading scorer A. Beaule scoring on the powerplay from Hundle and Rory Dawson to take the lead with just under half the period to play. The Drunks would come on strong, trying to net the equalizer, and with a well-aimed shot ringing off the far post and in, they would succeed and tie the game with just 32 seconds remaining, as both teams would skate to a hard-fought 6-6 tie.

Three Stars:

1) Kyle Putman - 1G, 1A - picked the perfect time to score his first of the season, re-energizing the Drunken Clams
2) Chris Marcotte - 2G, 1A - quick hands and quick feet gets the speedster on the scoresheet
3) Brendon Gill - 2A - is the very definition of a team player, one of the best two-way players on the team

June 1, 2010
Drunken Clams like Gooooold
Monday night saw the Drunken Clams taking on an old rival in the Goldmembers from last season in the ASHL, recently coming down from Div. 4.

The Clams would reaquaint themselves with the Goldmembers early as Robert Francheschin wouild get them on the board only 32 seconds into the game. The Clams powerplay would strike first on the special teams with Andrew Beaule scoring from Tim Mody and Chris Henson. The Goldmembers would get on the scoresheet seconds later, sending their skater in on a breakaway beating Nigel Sadal with a shot just over the glove. Also scoring for the Clams would be CJ Caputo and Chris Marcotte.

The Clams defensive game has improved greatly as of late with the whole team picking up where it left off the last game, guys backchecking, blocking shots, clearing the net, and it shows with the current 3-game winning streak.

The second period featured more great offensive and defensive game efforts from the Clams with goals from Caputo (tying A. Beaule for the team season lead), Marcotte and Rory Dawson to take a comfortable 7-2 lead into the final period.

The Goldmembers would fire shot after shot towards the Clams goal in an attempt to get themselves back in the game, but timely saves from Sadal, and the strong defensive effort kept the Goldmembers at bay, the only goal of the period on the Goldmembers powerplay shot from the point, redirecting off a players hip in front of the net into the Clams goal, as the Clams would win by a final score of 7-3.

Three Stars:

1) CJ Caputo - 2G, 1A - offensive firepower burning bright
2) Andrew Beaule - 1G, 2A - Clams leading scorer doing what he does best
3) Rory Dawson - 1G, 1A - Clams blueliner doing it all, defensively and adding on the offensive



May 28, 2010
Reunited and it feels so good
After a brief trial period apart, the Drunken Clams wisely reunited the kid line of Andrew Beaule, CJ Caputo, and Robert Francheschin, and almost as if to say, we told you so, the trio would combine for 21 points tonight against a very shortbenched Raptors team.

The real story and key to the Clams win though was the defensive effort at the blueline, guys picking off the offensive players, blocking shots, not allowing quality chances, and the backchecking effort of the forwards, coming back, stopping advancements of the puck, picking off the attackers and countering the other way. It was a total team effort tonight, and hopefully allows the Drunken Clams something to build off for the rest of the season, climbing back to .500 and looking higher.

Three Stars:

1) CJ Caputo - 3G, 6A - record night for CJ now sharing the record for most assists in a game with Jeremy Salomons and Cory Gravelle, adding a hat trick coming just shy of most points in a game held by Scott Learmonth
2) Robert Francheschin - 6G, 1A - Six goals puts him on the team record list for most goals in a game shared with Salomons
3) Andrew Beaule - 1G, 4A - Clams leading scorer this season helps to put his linemates in the record books

May 21, 2010
Clams On The Menu For Hungry Raptors
Picking up five new faces from their first encounter, coupled with the Drunken Clams missing a good chunk of their roster, worked favourably for the Raptors on Thursday night.

Using a very aggressive forecheck, the Raptors would keep the Clams at bay, with the Clams not even able to clear the zone and set up to set up their own forecheck, as the Raptors would take a 4-0 lead into the second.

Seemingly pleased with their lead, the Raptors would ease off, as the Clams would score a couple, both their first of the year from Chad Packard and Jason Beaule, but that would only prove to wake the napping giant, as the Raptors would go back to their game plan with a 10-2 lead going into the final period.

The positive the Clams take out of this game and get to build off the other, is they came away with a tie in the third period with a goal by Jeremy Salomons.

Three Stars:

1) Jeremy Salomons - 1G, 2A - seems to have found his scoring prowess again, and this will only help the Clams going forward
2) Jason Beaule - 1G - Clams enforcer gets himself in the goal column with a nice one-timer
3) Chad Packard - 1G - Clams spare helped to relieve a short bench, scored a goal in his first game of the season

May 14, 2010
Drunken Clams lose Round 1 of
Thursday night saw the Drunken Clams taking on the Mighty Drunks in a match to see who could lay claim the the best Drunks of the Alberta Summer Hockey League.

G Nigel Sadal would rebound strong from his dismal performance on Tuesday night making numerous key saves, along with the help of the defensemen breaking up passes and blocking shots, both teams would take a 1-1 tie into the second period with Robert Franscheshin battling hard to to knock a second chance effort past the Drunks goalie for the lead with the Drunks taking advantage of a lucky bounce to tie it up.

The second period was pretty even for most of the period, the Clams just couldn't get the bounces to go their way, while the Drunks would be the benefactors of some bounces, and several key chances to stake a 4-1 going into the final period

The puck seemed to be on the Drunks side this game as they could do no wrong finally beating Sadal with a clean shot, albeit after coming down and quickly cutting across with a quick shot over the shoulder. Despite two goals in the third from Andrew Beaule and one from Brendon Gill, the Clams would come up short as they would be defeated 7-4 in round 1.

Three Stars:

1) Brendon Gill - 1G, 1A - moving back to D strong on the defensive side, chipping in on the offensive
2) Rory Dawson - Clams defenseman blocking shots, breaking up passes, keeping the pressure on the forecheck in the Drunks zone
3) Tim Mody - Dawson's linemate, blocking shots, breaking up passes, keeping the pressure on the forecheck in the Drunks zone

May 6, 2010
Drunken Clams unleash
After they're defeat to the Breakers on Monday night, the Clams looked to regroup and get back on track Wednesday night against the Beavers. Like he's done on occasion early this season, Andrew Beaule would put the Clams on the scoreboard early in the game taking a long-ice feed pass from Tim Mody to go in alone and put it blocker side to put the Clams up by one just 1:35 into the game and score would hold for the remainder of the period.

The Beavers would even it up less than a minute into the second period, but Captain Sabi Hundle would make them pay for a couple of bad turnovers, first intercepting a breakout pass and going in alone, looking back at Cam Smith on the bench, with the point of the finger, going blocker side to restore the Clams lead. On the same shift, another breakout pass interception, this time inspired from watching the moves on linemate Jeremy Salomons, Hundle would weave his way in and out of two Beavers defenders and chip it in just over the glove of the goaltender to give the Clams a two-goal lead. Skating back to the bench, doing his best Hulk Hogan impersonations to Smith (who had missed the first period due to "wardrobe malfunctions")

The Beavers would come back to tie up the game, banging and crashing their way in front of the net, knocking in a couple of loose pucks past G Nigel Sadal who was playing a much more solid game than the previous one, and overall a very good bounce back game.

With the score 3-3 for the remainder of the game, with just over 3:00 remaining, Smith would jump over the boards, skate past Hundle and whisper "remember, I am the secret weapon". He'd skate back into his corner, retrieve the puck and break out of the zone cruising into the Beavers end, before being checked off the puck. With the thought that Sabi is now ahead of them in their friendly wager, Smith would summon up all the playing power he could muster, outhustle all the Beavers defenders, manuver his way to the front of the net, blasting the puck into the twine to put the Clams ahead with less than three minutes to play.

The Beavers, determined not to give up their undefeated streak so easily, would take advantage over a lucky bounce off the back boards to tie the game back up just 45 seconds later, but the Clams rookie line would go to work from there, with CJ Caputo taking a pass from Smith and slipping it past the Beavers goaltender with just 26 seconds remaining to put the Clams ahead 5-4. They'd hold on to the lead from there for the win and climb back to .500 in the standings.

Three Stars:

1) CJ Caputo- 1G - clutch performer scores the game winner
2) Sabi Hundle - 2G - steps up and plays a dominating game capitalizing on a couple turnovers
3) Cam Smith - 1G, 1A - despite missing the first period, doesn't miss a beat, outhustling the Beavers every time he was on the ice.

May 4, 2010
Drunken Clams not big fans of interdivisional play
The Drunken Clams squared off against the expansion Breakers on Monday night, and it definitely wasn't their night.

The Breakers would open the scoring early in the game, and with their very aggresive forecheck, would get scoring chance after scoring chance after scoring chance. With the Breakers up 2-0, last season's scoring leader, Jeremy Salomons, would put the Clams on the scoreboard redirecting a perfect pass from captain Sabi Hundle and Tim Mody. CJ Caputo would pull the Clams even taking a pass from Andrew Beaule just 30 seconds later. It would be all Breakers from that point on, as they appeared to anger the beast, with the Breakers scoring 5 more unanswered goals.

The Clams would go on the powerplay early in the second, but would still be dominated in play by the shorthanded Breakers, as they would score a shorthanded goal. With a reference that a shorthanded goal is like a blocked punt in football, in that it's so hard to come back from, imagine the uphill climb the Clams faced as the Breakers would add their second shorthanded goal, on the same penalty kill less than a minute later. With just a few seconds remaining on the powerplay, Caputo would tally for another, with Rory Dawson scoring his second on the season, as that would mark the end of the Clams drive on the scoreboard for the night, with the Breakers winning by a final score of 14-4.

After the game, not many players were much for words, but Jeremy Salomons tried to inspire some confidence and motivation to his teammates. "It's still early in the season, we're all still learning to play with each other, it's a new team this year, but a couple more games, we'll gel together."

Continued struggles with the puck, G Nigel Sadal was not very happy with his play at all. "I need to get back to the basics, get my focus back on the puck, be more consistent. Put this game behind us, and look towards the next game, and be better."

Three Stars:

1) CJ Caputo - 2 goals including a PPG in a losing cause
2) Jeremy Salomons - gets his first of the season
3) Robert Francheschin - 2 assists moving up to the forward line

April 30, 2010
Drunken Clams young guns couldn't do it all
Thursday night saw the Drunken Clams square off in their second game of the season against the Raptors on the big ice surface of the Calgary Centennial Arenas.

The rookies would get things started early again for the Clams with Andrew Beaule scoring his third of the season just 1:34 into the game to give the Clams the early lead. The Clams would find themselves in penalty trouble early in the game, with the Clams already short for too many men, Cam Smith would take a "not really" holding penalty to put the Raptors on a 5-on-3 for almost 30 seconds. The Clams penalty kill would hold strong, with G Nigel Sadal, showing improvement from the first game, finish the penalty kill with a flurry of saves to hold the Clams up with a 1-0 lead.

The Raptors would eventually tie it up on a wrap-around attempt, but the grizzled rookie Darren McKinnon would blast one past the Raptors goalie to restore the Clams lead heading into the seond period.

A. Beaule would score again early in the period to put the Clams up by 2, but the Raptors would take advantage of some hard forechecking, scoring 3 goals in a 1:40 span to take the lead, but CJ Caputo would score shortly after to even the score back up.

The Raptors would execute a perfect give and go late in the period to restore their 1-0 lead, and in the third, a pass to the open man in front of the net would provide some security as the Raptors would take the game with a final score of 6-4.

Asked on his thoughts after the game, captain Sabi Hundle had this to say. "The young guys really came out to play tonight, they played great again, the bounces just didn't seem to go our way this time, but we'll be ready for our next game."

Three Stars:

1) Andrew Beaule - 2G - scores 2 to take the early lead in team scoring
2) CJ Caputo - 1G, 1A - scores a goal and adds a helper
3) Brendon Gill - 2A - setup man on the rookie line

April 28, 2010
Drunken Clams powered up for season opener
Tuesday night saw the Drunken Clams open their 2010 summer season against the Iron Ringers at the newly renovated Max Bell Centre.

Veteran defenceman Cam Smith would take a feed from Clams rookie Andrew Beaule and put it past the Ringers goaltender for the quick 1-0 lead to open the game and the season just 1:25 in.

Captain Sabi Hundle would quickly put himself on the scoresheet with help from another Clams rookie Rory Dawson and veteran Jeremy Salomons, and on the way back to the bench, you could see him mouth the words to Smith "It's On!!" showing he's not about to back down on their friendly wager.

The Ringers would put an easy one past the Clams netminder Nigel Sadal exposing his lack of focus early in the game. Hundle would add another to close out the period, with the Clams taking a 3-1 lead into the second.

Ringers forward Josh Groberman would snipe his second of the game, putting it just over the shoulder of Sadal to bring the Ringers within one early in the second period, but Dawson, A. Beaule and fellow rookie Chris Henson scoring on the powerplay would tally back for the Clams to take a commanding 6-2 lead into the final period.

The third period would prove to be all Clams, outskating, and outplaying the Ringers with A. Beaule scoring his second of the night, rookies Trevor Foreman, Andrew Bannister, and CJ Caputo all pitching in, and Hundle and Smith finishing it up each not to be outdone by the other as the Clams would defeat the expansion Iron Ringers by a final score of 12-2. Asked afterwards about his play, goalie Sadal had this to say, "It's early in the season, and I've got some things to work on, thankfully this group of guys played hard, played well, and overshadowed a couple things. We've got a long season ahead, and we can't win them all like this, so I'll have to be better." Up next on Thursday is a game against a longtime ASHL team in the Raptors.

Three Stars:

1) Andrew Beaule - 2G, 2A - speedy newcomer was dangerous every second he was on the ice
2) Sabi Hundle - 3G, 1A - captain Clam leads by example
3) Jeremy Salomons - 4A - current points leader sets up 4 goals in the win

July 29, 2009
Drunken Clams tie first-place Pylons, eliminated from playoffs
Wednesday action would see the Drunken Clams trying to keep their slim playoff chances alive, needing a win over the first-place Pylon team.

The Clams would get things started with a quick goal from Chris Marcotte, only to have the Plyons strike back on the third rebound attempt to tie the game up 2 minutes later. Kyle Putman, and Jeremy Salomons would add to the scoreboard for the Clams, with Salomons goal putting him 1 point ahead of last years points total, setting a new record this year for most points and assists in a season. But the Pylons would take advantage of some fortunate rebounds and uncleared pucks and take a 4-3 lead into the second.

The Pylons would tally 3 times, setting themselves up with a commanding 7-3 lead,, but Mike Bloch, Patrick O'Rourke, Marcotte, and Salomons would have other plans, storming the Plyons zone to each score and bring the Clams back up to a 7-7 tie, but the Pylons would have other plans, springing themselves in on a breakaway, scoring with only 13 seconds left in the period as they'd be ahead 8-7 going into the third.

The teams would exchange goals in the third with Sabi Hundle scoring, Marcotte completing the hat-trick, and Putman with his second of the game, and with Nigel Sadal pulled for the extra attacker, Marcotte would score again on the tip-in to bring the Clams even again, as the teams would end with an 11-11 tie, in a hard-fought game.

Three Stars:

1) Jeremy Salomons - 2G, 2A - second year in a row, sets a new team record for most points in a season
2) Chris Marcotte - 4G, 3A - big night fot the big winger
3) Sabi Hundle - 1G, 2A - big night for the captain

July 23, 2009
Drunken Clams lose to Ice Dawgs
Three Stars:

1) Todd Ganske - 2G - some fancy stickwork on the offensive lineup tonight
2) Jeremy Salomons - 2A - instant chemistry with his new linemate, Todd
3) Ken Burgess - 1G

July 20, 2009
Drunken Clams show no
The Drunken Clams were back in action Monday night after last week's grueling 3 games in 3 nights, that definitely saw it takes it toll on a few players towards the third game.

The Clams would look to rebound against the defending division champs the Hot Wings, as they push for a playoff spot, hoping to put last week's setback behind them.

Cory Gravelle would get things started with a goal just 3 mnutes in with the assist going to Ken Burgess. Gravelle would add to the lead on the powerplay at the midway point of the period with Burgess adding his second assist, and also coming by way of Jeremy Salomons adding to his season record tally. Late season aquisition Cam McLeod would score a minute later for a 3-0 lead, and Gravelle would complete the hat-trick with just over a minute remaining at the end of the first, with the Clams firmly in the driver's seat up 4-0 going into the second.

Scott Learmonth would add to the tally just 2 1/2 minutes into the period with Wade Bowley adding to the lead just 45 seconds later, and Todd Ganske just 30 seconds after that. McLeod would score his second on a misplayed puck leading to a wraparound goal, and Pat Conacher and Salomons would each score within the next 3 minutes as the Clams would guarantee themselves the win with the mercy rule taking effect with the Clams ahead 10-0.

With the win tonight, the Clams put themselves temporarily back into a playoff spot, depending on tonight's game between the Atlas Titans. Thanks to the win though, they're now 3 points up on the Plumbers, and only 2 points out of 4th spot, as the playoff race tightens.

Three Stars:

1) Jeremy Salomons - 1G, 3A - adds to his assist season total record
2) Cory Gravelle - 3G - natural hat-trick for the Clams sniper
3) Ken Burgess - 3A - made a brilliant play early in the game going low knocking the puck off a stick on a sure breakaway attempt

July 15, 2009
Drunken Clams unclog on the Plumbers
Tuesday night was the first meeting between the 2 teams, since The Plumbers cried foul on the Clams using illegal players, and taking back a point, and the Clams should have been fired up to exact some revenge for losing that point.

Jeremy Salomons would start off the scoring midway through the first, with Pat Conacher adding to the lead just under 2 minutes later. G Nigel Sadal would come up with some big saves to preserve the lead, but in the final minute, a misdirected save would fall right on the stick of The Plumbers forward who would remain alone and have a very wide open net to shoot at to bring them witnin 1 by the end of the period.

The second would be all Clams, with a hard, continued push in The Plumbers zone with Scott Learmonth and Patrick O'Rourke adding to the Clams lead, but with 2 minutes remaining in the period, The Plumbers would break in on the Clams zone, and blast off a knuckle puck, that seemed to be heading right for Sadal's catcher, but at the last second, would change direction and drop down, and Sadal couldn't get his pad out fast enough for the stop as the Plumbers would go into the third only down 2.

The Plumbers would strike first this time, midway through the period, a shot from the point would go off the skate of a Clams skater, and Sadal would get his stick on for a piece of it, but it would go off the post, and as Sadal would go to grab it with the glove, while it was flipping around, it would bounce in off the glove into the net to bring The Plumbers within 1, all courtesy of luck. But that would be as close at they would come with Conacher scoring his second, and with The Plumbers goalie pulled for the extra attacker on the powerplay, Kevin Smith would score the empty netter to put the game away for good.

Three Stars:

1) Todd Ganske - 2A - former captain made his presence felt tonight, seemed like he was everywhere all the time
2) Pat Conacher - 2G - power forward showing he belongs in front o the net
3) Cam Smith - 2A - setup man on the construction line

July 15, 2009
Drunken Clams run out of gas
Three Stars:

1) Cory Gravelle - 2G, 2A
2) Chris Marcotte - 3G
3) Jeremy Salomons - 2G, 1A

July 9, 2009
Drunken Clams streak halted at 2
Thursday night saw the Drunken Clams taking on the first place Pylons, hoping to extend their win streak to 3 games and gain a little more ground for a playoff position.

The first period would be good fast-paced, end to end action, with the speedy Plyons and their aggresive forecheck creating some turnovers with the first goal at 5:27 left, and the second with the Pylons skater coming out behind the net, and shooting far side for the second with 2:53 remaining in the period, as the Pylons would hold a 2-0 lead going into the second.

The Clams would find themselves deep in penalty trouble throughout the second, but with some solid goaltending from Nigel Sadal, they would kill off 4 Pylon powerplays including a 2-man disadvantage of just over a minute. The Pylons would finally break through the penalty kill late in period with just 1:30 to go for a 3-1 lead heading into the third.

Sadal would make an excellent right pad save on a breakaway earliy in the period, but would not be as lucky on the next shot as it would squeak over his shoulder, just under the crossbar to put the Pylons up 4-1. The aggressive forecheck would wear down the Clams, as the Pylons would take advantage of a couple turnovers and some redirections, and scoring another powerplay goal to finish the game with a 7-1 victory.

July 7, 2009
Drunken Clams jump back into the playoff hunt
Monday night would see the Drunken Clams looking to get back into the playoff picture as a win tonight would leapfrog the team over the Goldmembers and The Plumbers into 5th place. 12 A prospect the whole team is excited for as after a dismall 11-game (0-9-2) winless streak, all of a sudden the Clams are 3-2-2 in their last 7 heading into tonight's matchup. 12

Patrick O'Rourke would pick up where he left off last game, scoring his first less than a minute into the game, 12 but the lead would be shortlived as the Goldmembers would tie it up just seconds later, before adding another one to take the lead. 12 O'Rourke would have none of that, potting his second of the game, and the Clams would take advantage of the building momentum with goals from Ken Burgess and Kyle Putman to take a 4-2 lead into the second. 12

The teams would exchange goals in the second with Jeremy Salomons connecting with back-to-back goals late in the period as the Clams would take a 6-4 lead with them into the third. 12

The Goldmembers would storm the Clams zone hard and fast to start the third period, with 2 quick goals 17 seconds in and 14 seconds apart. 12 Salomons would complete the hat trick moments, with O'Rourke fulfillig his second hat-trick in as many games just minutes later which would also prove to be the game winner. 12 With Salomons assist on O'Rourke's goal, that would give him 28 assists to set a new record in Clams history for most assists in a season, before Burgess would score his second of the game. 12 With the game looking well in hand in the Clams favour, penalties would make things more interesting, with the Goldmembers scoring a powerplay goal to bridge the score at 2. 12 Consecutive penalties late in the period would give the Goldmembers a 2-man advantage for most of the final 2 minutes. 12 They would press hard, giving it everything they had, but G Nigel Sadal would hold strong and keep that puck from crossing the line to maintain the score and secure the Clams victory, which would also be the Clams first back-to-back wins on the season. 12

Three Stars:

1) Jeremy Salomons - 3G, 4A - becomes the Clams single season record holder for most assists in one game, to go with his points and goals ones as well.
2) Patrick O'Rourke - picks up where he left off with his second hat trick in as many games
3) Scott Learmonth - 3A - enjoing his time with 2 of the top scorees on the team.

July 2, 2009
Drunken Clams offense explodes
The day after the holiday on the eve of the Calgary Stampede, the Drunken Clams would take on the Ice Dawgs hoping to get back into the win column.

The Dawgs would get things started, scoring first for the lead, but the Clams Cory Gravelle would answer right back to tie up the game. The Ice Dawgs would add two more goals to take a 3-1 lead into the second.

Gravelle would add his second of the game early in the period, and Patrick O'Rourke would tie the game just seconds later before Ice Dawgs would take the lead again, but O'Rourke would tie the game back up shortly after that. The teams would exchange goals again, with O'Rourke completing the hat trick as the score would be tied 5-5 going into the third.

The third period would be all Clams, with O'Rourke netting 2 more, Jeremy Salomons potting a couple, and Kyle Putman hitting the twine in what would prove to be the game winner, as the Clams would skate away with a 10-7 win.

Three Stars:

1) Kyle Putman - 1G - scores game winner late in the third
2) Patrick O'Rourke - 5G, 4A - speedy winger does it all tonight
3) Cory Gravelle - 2G, 6A - opposite winger on the line of the night

June 30, 2009
Hot Wings keep Drunken Clams
With the Drunken Clams looking to make up some ground on The Plumbers for the final playoff spot after losing a point to some petty details, the Clams would look for the "W" against the Hot Wings.

The Hot Wings would get things started with a quick one-timer passed out from behind the net early and would capitalize on a turnover late in the period for the 2-0 lead after the first. The Clams would get a scare late in the period with Pat Conacher taking a skate to the forehead, and having to leave the game. He would be alright though, needing 8 stitches to close it up.

The Hot Wings would run into some penalty trouble in the second, mostly due to their flapping gums, as the Clams at one point would get a full 2:00 5-on-3. Unfortunately they would be unable to capitalize on the 2-man advantage, but would still score on the powerplay with a man up. But the Hot Wings would counter right back to restore their 2-goal lead with a cross ice feed one-timer up over the shoulder of G Nigel Sadal.

The Hot Wings would take a 3-goal lead midway through the third on an almost replay of their first goal, with the pass from behind the net, with a quick one-timer into the Clams goal.

The Clams would be rewarded with another 5-on-3 late in the game, and this time would capitalize with their second powerplay of the game as the Wings would skate away with the 4-2 victory.

Three Stars:

1) Pat Conacher - he's OK, good thing, and chicks love a bad boy with a scar
2) Patrick O'Rourke - 1G, 1A - done his exams, asset to the Clams offensive
3) Cam McLeod - 1G - newcomer solidifying the blue line

June 24, 2009
2 in a row, 3 of 4
The Drunken Clams look to be in favour of starting the second half of the season, with their second victory in as many games, and look to be turning a page with three wins in their last four games.

Tuesday night pitted the Clams against the newly relocated Atlas Titans team that would see both teams battle to a 2-2 tie after the first period despite the Clams being outmanned by 6 guys on the Titans roster.

The second period saw the Clams explode on the offensive with goals from Patrick O'Rourke, Kyle Putman, Ken Burgess and Jeremy Salomons with his second of the game as the Clams would take a 6-4 lead into the final period.

The Clams would come out strong at the start with Salomons completing the hat-trick and O'Rourke netting his second, with Scott Learmonth putting the Clams ahead 9-4 with the Clams looking to be in the drivers seat. But those 6 extra skaters, coupled with a couple powerplays, would see the Titans press hard to score 5 goals within 3:06 to tie the game back up at 9 a piece. Wade Bowley would prove to be the hero of the game, scoring a powerplay goal with 1.1 seconds remaining to propel the Clams to victory, earning their first winning streak of the season.

Three Stars:

1) Wade Bowley - 1G - first goal of the season comes at a golden opportunity
2) Jeremy Salomons - 3G, 4A - Clams sniper doing what he does best
3) Todd Ganske - 1G, 2A - former captain still leads squad by example

June 17, 2009
Clams start second half with
Wednesday saw the official start of the second half of the season, and the Clams, despite digging down and pulling some members out of the minors, pulled out a convincing, well-played, dominant victory over The Plumbers, who with a win Monday, prevented the Clams from leaping over them in the standings today.

Cory Gravelle would open up the scoring on the powerplay midway through the first, before a controversial shot going over the shoulder of G Nigel Sadal, hitting the corner of the post and crossbar, but the referee standing at the centre line, would somehow supposedly see that puck hit the rear crossbar, giving The Plumbers the tie score before rookie Rane Carnegie would score to put the Clams up 2-1 going into the second.

Pat Conacher would score early in the period for the Clams second powerplay goal of the game, with Carnegie getting his second of the game as the Clams would take a 4-1 lead into the third, as this would prove to be the rookie show with Cam McLeod adding 2 assists.

Rookie Dan Conacher would score early in the third, and Carnegie would score again for hte hat-trick in his first game, and P. Conacher would score the Clams third powerplay goal of the game, and Sadal, although not tested much during the game, would come up with a huge breakaway save to preserve the "shutout", as the Clams would skate away with the 7-1 victory, and their second .500 week as they're starting to show signs of turning around the forgettable first half of the season.

Three Stars:

1) Rane Carnegie - 3G, 1A - part of the rookie 1-2 punch
2) Dan Conacher - 1G, 3A - the setup man for the hat trick
3) Pat Conacher - 2G, 2A - veteran presence on the rookie line

June 16, 2009
Win streak halted at 1
Coming off a huge victory last week, the Clams would come out strong in the first period, with goals from Chris Marcotte and Pat Conacher to take the Clams into the second with a 2-1 lead.

The Clams short bench would take its toll against the much fuller Pylons bench as they would outskate and outscore the tired Clams team 4-2 in the second to lead 5-4 going into the third.

The Pylons would add another in the third to build a 2-0 lead, but with the Clams on a powerplay, and G Nigel Sadal pulled for the extra attacker, the Pylons would take another penalty to give the Clams a 2-man advantage at the end of the period. The Pylons would take advantage of a lucky bounce as the skater would send it down the ice into the open net for a final score of 7-4.

Three Stars:

1) Chris Marcotte - 1G, 2A - speedy forward was a threat all game
2) Pat Conacher - 2G, 1A - doesn't even looked like he missed a whole season
3) Cory Gravelle - 1G, 1A - catching onto his game for the second half

June 12, 2009
No captain, no Ganske....No problem
The Drunken Clams went into action on Thursday night against the Goldmembers hoping to finally put an end to their current 11-game winless streak.

The Goldmembers would strike first early in the game with a breakaway goal, but the Clams would respond back in a hurry and hard with 3 straight goals from Jeremy Salomons, Scott Learmonth, and Patrick O'Rourke before the Goldmembers would add 2 more to send the game tied into the second period.

The Goldmembers would add 3 more to their total to build a commanding lead, but the Clams would not roll over this time with goals from O'Rourke, Ken Burgess and Learmonth to send the game into the final period tied at 6 goals a piece.

The Clams would get some relief and inspiration as Cam Smith would join the team for the third period, with the Goldmembers taking an early lead in the period, Smith would prove to be that little push the Clams would need as they would score 4 straight goals with one of those a Smith blast from the point, and O'Rourke completing the hat-trick as the Clams would end their winless streak with an 11-8 score in a wild shootout style game.

Three Stars:

1) Cam Smith - 1G - big motivation from the veteran Clams leader
2) Patrick O'Rourke - 3G, 1A - big game from the winger fresh off his suspension
3) Wade Bowley - big defensive game, big offensive game getting the pucks to the net to help out the forwards

June 3, 2009
Hot Wings just like Red Wings
Thursday night saw the Drunken Clams taking on the Hot Wings, as both teams would play a tight-checking first period with the only goal by the Hot Wings on the short side of G Nigel Sadal. "I should have been a little tighter on the post to take that opportunity away."

The second period saw the Wings burst out on the offensive with 4 goals in 1:22 to take a commanding lead into the final period.

The third saw the teams exchange goals as the Wings would skate away with a final score of 6-3 in their favour.

Three Stars:

1) Chris Marcotte - 2G - great hockey sense, knows where to be on the ice
2) Ken Burgess - 2A - rookie defenseman getting on the offensive
3) Todd Ganske - 1A, 2 PIM - former Clams captain doing it all, still leading by example

June 1, 2009
Clams so close, just can reach that last rung of the ladder
Monday night matchup saw the Drunken Clams taking on the P. Raiders on the Olympic ice at Centennial. Jeremy Salomons would get things going for the Clams with 2 quick goals early in the game and would finish the hat trick later in the period, and a late goal from Clams rookie Brad Allen would see the Clams take a 4-3 lead into the second.

The second period would be all P. Raiders as they would score 3 unanswered goals to lead 6-4 going into the third.

The Clams would tie things up early in the period, with Salomons putting them ahead, only to see the Raiders taking advantage seconds later of the open guys in front of the net, screening G Nigel Sadal to score 2 quick ones to restore their lead. Todd Ganske would have a glorious opportunity in the final few seconds to tie the game, but would be denied by the goalpost as the Clams would lose another close game by a score of 8-7.

Three Stars:

1) Jeremy Salomons - 4G, 1A - getting his second wind of the season, starting to get pucks into the net
2) Ken Burgess - couple of beauty saves with the goalie out of position, stacking the pads, and a great stand-up save
3) Jason Cote - blocks a sure goal late in the game with Sadal out of position to keep the Clams with a chance to tie it

May 28, 2009
Not a good night
Three Stars:

1) Take your pick of the Rage players who thought they were superstars
2) Chris Marcotte - showed early that the Clams wouldn't take the Rage unsportsmanship lightly
3) Jeremy Salomons - 3G, 1A - starting to get the Clams higher up in the GF column

May 27, 2009
Drunken Clams flushed down the drain
Tuesday night saw the Drunken Clams square off against The Plumbers. The Plumbers would get off to a quick start, with a shot from the outside, saved by G Nigel Sadal, but deflecting right onto the stick of another Plumbers forward who would easily bat it into the open net for the quick lead. The second goal wouldn't be less lucky for The Plumbers, with Sadal fumbling a knuckle puck about 3 times to end up watching it bounce back into the Clams net for a Plumbers 2-0 lead after the first.

The Plumbers would add 2 more in the second to put themselves in a comfortable position with a 4-0 lead, until Scott Learmonth would one-time a quick feed from Jeremy Salomons to get the Clams on the board going into the third.

The Clams would rally strong with goals from Salomons and the first Clams powerplay goal of the season from Pat Conacher, before The Plumbers would score a late one with 1:38 to go in the game to put themselves back up 5-3. With Sadal on the bench for the extra attacker, Todd Ganske would pull the Clams within 1, but The Plumbers would put an end to the comeback bid, with an empty net goal with just a second remaining.

Three Stars:

1) Pat Conacher - 1G, 2A - shedding the rust from his winter-long vacation
2) Jeremy Salomons - 1G, 2A - Clams leading scorer doing what he does best
3) Scott Learmonth - 1G - has a knack for getting open, and proves it with the Clams first goal of the game

May 22, 2009
Drunken Clams fit to be tied
Thursday night saw the Drunken Clams in a rematch of the season opener against the Pylons. That game saw the Pylons walk away with a 7-1 victory over the Clams.

The second game would prove different with the Clams jumping out to an early 2-0 lead with goals from rooke Patrick O'Rourke and sophomore Cory Gravelle to put the Clams in the driver seat going into the second.

The Pylons would not back down, as they would score early in the second, and late in the period to tie the game at 2 a piece going into the final period.

The Pylons would take advantage of a misdirected loose puck that managed it's way out in front to the open guy to take the lead early in the third, but Jeremy Salomons would go to work, doing his best Alexander Ovechkin impression, roofing the puck over the Pylons goalie to tie the game back up, and that's how it would end with the Clams picking up a point in each of the last 2 games.

Three Stars:

1) Ken Burgess, Cam Smith, Todd Ganske, Wade Bowley - the Clams defensive squad was at it's finest this game taking away the rushes, blocking shots, stripping pucks, you name it, they did it.
2) Jeremy Salomons - quick feet, magic hands put in the game tying goal
3) Nigel Sadal - still channeling that good ol' Marty magic comes up with another strong game

May 20, 2009
Good Ol' Marty Magic Shines Tonight
Tuesday night saw the Drunken Clams take on newcomers, Goldmembers in the first day back after the Victoria Day long weekend. Hoping to put an end to a disappointing 4-game losing skid, the Clams came out determined to add to the win column.

The scoring chances in the first period definitely favoured the Goldmembers, but G Nigel Sadal would stand tall, channeling the power of his hero/mentor Martin Brodeur, stopping a couple breakaways, and coming up with a few big pad stack saves to keep the game scoreless going into the second.

The second period again favoured the Goldmembers in regards to scoring chances, but Sadal would prove up to the challenge with the Goldmembers finally beating him on a quick one-timer. He would get a piece of the puck with his pad, but not enough to keep it out of the net with the score 1-0 going into the third.

The Clams would come out firing on all cylinders to start the final period, with Pat Conacher taking a feed from Cory Gravelle and Todd Ganske, and make a nifty move in front of the goaltender to finally put one past him to tie the game.. Scott Learmonth would one-time a pass from Conacher a few minutes later to give the Clams the 2-1 lead midway through the period. But the Goldmembers would not give up, pulling even on a one-time blast on the short side of the Clams goaltender, as both teams would battle hard to a final 2-2 tie.

Three Stars:

1) Nigel Sadal - timely saves kept the Clams in the game early on
2) Pat Conacher - 1G, 1A - the rust from a year down under must be wearing off
3) Ken Burgess - takes a slapshot off the foot late in the third to keep the game tied.

May 14, 2009
Posts are Dawg's best friend
Wednesday night saw the Drunken Clams in action against dvision rival the Ice Dawgs.

The first period would not be kind to the Clams, with a 2-deflection first goal, a quick wraparound attempt, a breakaway blast over the glove of G Nigel Sadal, and a surprise one-timer to give the Dawgs a 4-0 lead going into the second.

The second period would see both teams exchange goals with Pat Conacher finally hitting the netting between ringing shot after shot off the post, but the Dawgs would not back down, ripping another one-timer past Sadal to restore their 4-goal lead into the third.

Clams veteran Jason Cote would pot his first of the season after a perfect pass from Chris Marcotte, and he would make no mistake and keep it away from the metal and hit the twine as the Clams would outscore the Dawgs 2-1 in the final 2 periods.

After the game, Clams F Jeremy Salomons would say "I think I hit more posts today in 1 game than I've hit in an entire season" as he would reminise on hitting at least 6-7 posts in the final period. Dawg's goalie John Munro would be seen hugging his posts before joining the rest of the team in the post-game handshake.

Three Stars:

1) Ice Dawg's Left post
2) Ice Dawg's Right post
3) Ice Dawg's Crossbar

May 11, 2009
Ironman streak is over!!
Due to an illness, Kyle Putman's ironman streak ends at 34 games.

August 21, 2008
Drunken Clams run out of time
Wednesday night saw the Drunken Clams playing the Ice Dawgs in the "B" side semi-final with the winner going onto face the Hot Wings in the division finals.

Both teams were set for a long grueling battle as both teams fought for the victory. The Dawgs would get on the board first as a lucky shot fired towards the Clam net caught G Nigel Sadal off guard and trickled past him to put the Dawgs up by 1.

It would be a tight game after that with both teams trying to score the net goal, and on the Clams only powerplay of the game, D Cam Smith would tee it up from the blue line, and bank it off 2 Dawgs players to even up the score at one a piece.

The tight game would continue into the third, with the Ice Dawgs again on the recieving end of the good luck spectrum with the puck behind the Clams goal, and Sadal sliding across to play the puck on the anticipated outcome, only for the Dawgs skater to fall and convieniently fall the puck still on his stick in front of the open net as he would just slide it in to put the Dawgs up 2-1.

With Sadal pulled for the extra attacker, the Clams would give it everything they had, but would be unable to get the equalizer as the Ice Dawgs now go on to face the Hot Wings in the finals.

Three Stars:

1) Drunken Clams - nothing to be ashamed of in this game, just didn't get the bounces tonight
2) Drunken Clams - everyone came out ready to play and it showed with the best effort to date from the team
3) Chad Munro - Ice Dawgs goaltender - try as they might, the Clams gave everything they had at the goaltender, but he was on top of his game and was the difference tonight

August 12, 2008
Drunken Clams continue to roll along in the playoffs
In another case of deja vu, the Clams after playing their final regular season game against the Streetside Cartel, opened their playoff run against the very same team, almost replaying the script from the winter season of '07-'08, only this time instead of Cartel forfeiting both games, the Drunken Clams would come out victorious in both contests.

F Jason Cote would open the scoring midway through the first with Pat Conacher adding another to take a 2-0 lead into the second.

Sabi Hundle and Jeremy Salomons would each add to the score in the second, with the Cartel finally getting onto the board late in the scond half of the period.

Cartel would reduce the deficit to two early in the third, but the Clams would respond right back with Salomons second of the game, and Chris Marcotte making it 6-2. With a late rush with just seconds to go in the game, Cartel forward Mike Juhasz would push hard to the net to come in alone, slipping the puck into the net for a final score of 6-3.

The Clams advance to the semi-finals next Monday, 8:45 PM at Centennial (Gold) against the Hot Wings

Three Stars:

1) Sabi Hundle - 1G, 2A
2) Jeremy Salomons - 2G, 1A
3) Chris Marcotte - 1G, 1A

August 8, 2008
Drunken Clams clinch playoff spot
Thursday night saw the final game of the regular season for the Drunken Clams with the outcome of the game holding the fate of their playoff berth. With the Rage losing to the Hot Wings the previous night, the Clams needed the victory to clinch a playoff spot.

The Clams would get things started early in the first with Jeremy Salomons scoring his first of two in the period (he'd finish the game with four goals) on an early powerplay, and the Clams would not look back from there, as they were determined not to let Thursday night be their final game of the season, with Cory Gravelle, Sabi Hundle, and Jason Cote all adding to the tally as the Clams would take a 5-1 lead into the second.

The second period would be all Drunken Clams as Wade Bowley would add two, and Cote would score for his second of the game as the score would be 8-1 in the Clams favour going into the third.

In the third, Salomons would add another, followed by Bowley completing the hat-trick, with Salomons potting his fourth, and division leading (tied for second in the league) 46th goal to clinch the victory as the 10-goal deficit would invoke the mercy rule at 7:32 of the period, to clinch the sixth and final playoff spot, as the Thundercats also pulled off the victory to claim fifth spot.

The playoffs begin Monday, August 11, 9:45PM @ Centennial (Gold) vs division leaders, the Hot Wings.

Three Stars:

1) Wade Bowley - 3G, 2A - big blueliner solid defensively, contributing on the scoreboard, coming up big when the Clams needed him most
2) Jeremy Salomons - 4G, 2A - team, and division leading scorer, doing what he does best
3) Kevin Smith - 3A- gritty hard-working player all over the ice, plenty of opportunities, contributes setting up 3 goals

August 6, 2008
Drunken Clams keep playoff hopes alive
Thursday night saw the Drunken Clams fighting for their playoff lives, as they came out with probably their best performance of the year, with everyone pitching in and giving it their all to keep them in the race.

The strong, aggressive forecheck, everyone pitching in on the backcheck had the team playing the way everyone knows their capable of playing every game.

The Clams would come out strong in the first with goals from captain Todd Ganske, Chris Marcotte, Jason Cote, and Jeremy Salomons as the Clams would go out to prove they weren't going down without a fight.

Marcotte and Salomons would add another each, and Sabi Hundle would get on the board in the third to lead the Clams to a 7-4 victory over the Thundercats, along with the Rage losing to the P. Raiders tonight, only trail by a single point for the final playoff spot.

Three Stars:

This was a game where everyone played their best, and really played together as a team.

1) The Drunken Clams
2) The Drunken Clams
3) The Drunken Clams

July 25, 2008
All good things....Salomons sets another team record
The Drunken Clams faced a small setback Thursday night in their push for a playoff spot. After going undefeated for the previous 5 games (3W, 2T), they would find a hurdle they were unable to clear in the P. Raiders.

The Clams would start things off early in the first with F Sabi Hundle scoring a shorthanded goal to put the Clams ahead, but late in the period, the P. Raiders would strike hard, netting 2 goals within the final minute of the period.

Three different scorers would tally in the third, with F Kevin Smith, Cory Gravelle and Jeremy Salomons each hitting the twine. With Salomons goal (he added an assist in the first), he becomes the new Clams single season record holder for most points in a season, to go along with his ongoing goals for in a season as well.

The P. Raiders would answer back everytime, and again striking late in the period to take a 5-4 lead into the third. They would add to that total early in the third to make it 6-4, but with 3:35 to play, F Chris Marcotte would take a feed from Gravelle to bring the Clams within 1, but the P. Raiders would not be discouraged and play harder than ever, taking advantage of a few turnovers, and hard work to beat the defencemen to go in alone, and score 3 more times near the end of the game to close with a final score of 9-5.

Three Stars:

1) Cory Gravelle - 1G, 2A - should have had a few more points, awesome playmaker great with his hands
2) Jeremy Salomons - 1G, 1A - with the two points, becomes the Clams record holder for most points in a season, and I'm sure it'll keep climing
3) Chris Marcotte - 1G - always a threat in the offensive zone

July 18, 2008
Drunken Clams continue push for a playoff spot
Thursday night saw the Drunken Clams looking to continue the push for the playoffs against the team that everyone hates to lose to, longtime division rival, the Stellarton Stars.

The Clams would get things started early again as F Jason Cote would blast a hard one from the point, bouncing off the Stars goaltender, and flipping past him to put the Clams ahead 1-0 less than a minute into the game.

Guess, based on tonight's and Tuesday's games, the old saying is true, just shoot the puck on net, and there's always a chance to get it in.

The Clams would swarm and collect 3 more in the first, 2 from F Jeremy Salomons, and one from Clams rookie F Cory Gravelle. The Stars would capitalize on a failed clearing attempt, putting it past G Nigel Sadal to get the Stars on the board.

The second period would produce no offense as both teams failed to score, with the Clams still up 4-1 to start the third.

The Clams would run into penalty trouble in the third, with the Stars scoring on the first of the period, then late in the game, F Scott Learmonth would take an undisciplined penalty to not only extend the Stars powerplay, but give them a 7 second 2-man advantage, and try as they might, Sadal would keep them from adding to the scoreboard on that late penalty kill.

With the Stars goalie pulled for the extra attacker, they would strike hard, pressuring the Clams deep in their own zone, after a bounce off the initial save, they would manage to tap it in to bring themselves within 1, but a quick pass up the ice from D Pat Conacher to Salomons, and he would complete his hat-trick to ice the game 5-3 for the Clams over the Stars.

Three Stars:

1) Nigel Sadal - team nominated, came up with some big saves at the end to secure the win
2) Jeremy Salomons - 3G, 1A - another hat-trick to add to his season total of 33, which, I forgot t to mention last game, with his 30th goal, he's now the new team leader for that category
3) Cory Gravelle - 1G, 1A - rookie shines on the ice with some fancy stick and footwork, creates opportunities every time he's on the ice

July 16, 2008
Jason
Tuesday night saw the Drunken Clams trying to close the gap for the final playoff spot taking on the first place Streetside Cartel.

The Clams would get things started quickly in the game just 50 seconds into the game, F Jeremy Salomons would win the draw clean deep in the Cartel zone back to D Rory Luhtala who would wind up and roof it over the shoulder of the Cartel goaltender.

Just 6 seconds later, Salomons would take a lead pass from F Jason Cote and blast it into the twine for a quick 2-0 lead. Cartel would answer back for two goals to tie the game, and the teams would exchange tallies with the Clams taking a 5-3 lead into the second.

The second would remain close with no team adding to the scoreboard until Cartel would score with 3:54 remaining and the second period would see a total of 6 goals in that time for both teams to go into the final frame tied at 7 a piece.

Cartel would take the lead on a powerplay opportunity, taking advantage of a bouncing puck to go into the Clams zone on a rare 3-on-1 opportunity, and would make the most of it, going up 8-7.

With the Clams shorthanded for a 4-minute penalty to captain Todd Ganske, Luhtala would jump into the rush with Salomons and Cote, with Cote blasting one from just inside the blueline with only 4 seconds remaining to tie the game up at 8 for the final score.

Three Stars:

1) Jason Cote - 3G, 2A - was very noticeable on the ice, made his presence felt, coming through in the final seconds for the tying goal
2) Jeremy Salomons - 4G, 1A - speedy forward finds his scoring touch again after battling an illness that slowed him down
3) Rory Luhtala - 1G, 2A - moved back to defence after an attempt at forward

July 11, 2008
Clams / Thundercats settle for a draw
In an important pivotal matchup between 6th and 7th place, a Drunken Clams win would pull them within a point for the final playoff spot, and a Thundercats victory would distance them 5 points from the Clams.

Scoring sensation Sabi Hundle, on quite the hot streak lately, would start things off early in the first to put the Clams ahead, and take a 1-0 lead into the second.

The Thundercats would come on strong early in the second, while the Clams would struggle to clear the zone, they would take advantage to even up the score at one a piece.

Forward Cory Gravelle would restore the Clams lead, blasting one past the Cats goalie with assists coming from Cam Smith and Hundle.

The lead would not last long, as Thundercats Mike Ridley would sneak past the Clams defense, go in alone and lure G Nigel Sadal to the outside before quickly switching directions to tie the game up at two each.

Late in the period, Sadal would preserve the tie with a sliding pokecheck that would be cleared away by the Clams. "The guys have been encouraging me to be more aggressive on the puck, and my play has been noticably better the last few games."

Both teams would skate to a scoreless third period, but not without glorious chances from both teams, as the tie would keep the Thundercats 3 points ahead of the Clams for the final playoff spot.

With the last 4 games played strong by the Clams, it looks like they've overcome the last hurdle early in the season, as they look to make a late-season push for the playoffs.

Three Stars:

1) Sabi Hundle - 1G, 1A - forward can do no wrong right now, and it's showing in the Clams team game, and on the scoresheet
2) Jason Cote - big forward was quick on his feet, and had plenty of opportunities to show for it
3) Pat Conacher - defensively sound, breaking up passes, blocking shots, and quick passes to jumpstart the breakout plays

July 10, 2008
Drunken Clams pull out the victory
It's getting down to crunchtime in the Alberta Summer Hockey League with only 9 games remaining and the Drunken Clams sitting in seventh place only 3 points out of the final playoff spot.

With the last few games ending in some disheartening moments, settling for a tie with only a minute remaining, and losing the point for a tie with just a minute to go, the Clams proved they were up to the task, and not going to fade away into the distance, putting together a solid effort for a 7-2 victory over the Hot Wings.

It's no surprise that G Nigel Sadal's been lacking in the confidence department over the last few games, and it would carry over with two soft goals in the first. But, with the season on the line, Sadal would settle down, and do his part to help seal the win. "It was definitely the play of the guys in front of me that won us the game tonight," said Sadal. "They were outskating, outplaying, and outshooting tonight, and in our zone, they all helped out blocking shot after shot. Hopefully with this win under our belt, I can get a bit of confidence built up, to help us down the stretch and get us back into a playoff spot."

The game would also mark the return of captain Todd Ganske, and he was obviously the sparkplug the Clams needed, tallying for the first Clams goal, and adding an assist.

This was a big win for the Clams, and hopefully it'll lead into a much needed streak for the team.

Three Stars:

1) Todd Ganske - 1G, 1A - leader rejoins after a brief layoff and rallies the team to victory
2) Chris Marcotte - Clams rookie was all over the ice, dominant in the offensive zone, and helping out big time back in the defensive zone
3) Sabi Hundle - 3A - getting his scoring touch back, and it shows as the games are getting a little closer and more in the Clams favour

May 24, 2008
Drunken Clams come up short
The Drunken Clams first championship game in team history would prove to be a little disheartening, and a learning experience for the team.

Despite the troubles and inconsistent play early in the season, the Clams would rally and get their game in order, knocking off 6 straight wins to earn themselves a birth into the CAHL championship game.

The Clams would be badly outshot throughout the game, most noticeably in the second, being outshot 19-5, as the Dynasty would finish the game with a 33-16 edge in shots.

The Dynasty it would seem could do no wrong on this night, as everyone of their players that was standing in the crease, somehow, everrytime, the puck would bounce right to their stick as they had an open net everytime.

Despite the loss, the Clams should be proud of themselves for making it this far, as early in the year, some were writing off the season as a whole, but to rally and win the six straight games at the end, it shows steps are being made in the right direction, and it's only a matter of time before this team is raising a championship of thier own.

May 20, 2008
Drunken Clams hold off Rage rally
Tuesday night saw the opening night of the regular season in the Alberta Summer Hockey League with the Rage playing host to the Drunken Clams. The last time these two teams met in the preseason, the Clams skated away with the 9-6 victory.

The Clams would waste no time to start the game taking a 5-2 lead into the second, led by Clams rookie, Cory Gravelle collecting his hat-trick all in the first period.

The Clams would keep the pressure on, outscoring the Rage 2-1 in the second to take a 7-3 lead, and a game well in control into the third and final period.

Could be the overconfidence, but the sloppy play early in the third, quickly allowed the Rage to take advantage of the wide open man in the slot, to score 3 quick goals in less that 2 minutes to bring them back within 1. Midway through the period, they would press hard, striking from the top of the face-off circle to tie the game a 7-a-piece.

The Clams would regroup, retreat back to their game of pressure, puck movement and teamwork to score 2 quick goals 24 seconds apart, as that would prove to be enough this game, with the Clams coming away with a 9-7 victory.

Three Stars:

1) Cory Gravelle - 3G - rookie gets the trick in the first period
2) Sabi Hundle - 1G, 3A - veteran sets up 3 markers while adding one of his own
3) Kevin Smith - 1G, 1A - fist pump says it all, and on a broken skate blade no less

May 16, 2008
Clams advance to championship game with first playoff victory
The Drunken Clams are playing for the CAHL championship next Friday, May 23 at 9:00 PM at Cardel Place, by defeating the Bills in the semi-final game which also represents the first ever Drunken Clams playoff victory in team history.

The Bills would get on the board first with #12 coming in on the breakaway, beating G Nigel Sadal high over the catcher, but the Clams would respond less than a minute later with 2 goals 7 seconds apart by Scott Learmonth and Jeremy Salomons. Cory Chapdelaine and Jason Cote would also add to the tally as the Clams would take a 4-2 lead into the second period.

The second would see the Drunken Clams dominate the game, with crisp stick-to-stick passes, complete dominating pressure on the Bills in their own zone, and plenty of rubber towards the net as Pat Conacher, Travis Ross and Kevin Smith would score to build the lead to 7-3 heading into the final frame.

The overconfidence would begin to show in the third with some sloppy play as, the Bills would score a quick one early in the period, before Mike Bloch would restore the 4-goal cushion.

But the Bills would take advantage of some extra room created by the Clams, scoring two quick goals 18 seconds apart with less than 2 minutes remaining to cause the Clams to start sweating a little, but captain Todd Ganske would seal the victory with a goal with 20 seconds remaining, and Learmonth from a feed from Salomons would send a message to the Dynasty, scoring his second of the game only 9 seconds later to finish off the game, and help secure the Clams first ever playoff victory.

The Championship game will be played Friday, May 23 at 9:00 at Cardel Place against long-time rival, the Dynasty.

Three Stars:

1) Pat Conacher - 1A, 4 PIM - solid defensively, breaking up some rushes, blocking shots, taking penalties to fire up the Clams, this guy can do it all.
2) Jeremy Salomons - 1G, 3A - speedy forward creates chances, for both himself and his teammates
3) Wade Bowley - 2A - big blueliner's booming shot from the point helps tally up the scores on the scoreboard

May 8, 2008
Salomons shows his RAGE in Clams victory
Wednesday saw the second of back-to-back games for the Drunken Clams against new division rival, the Rage. The Rage would take the quick lead, using to their advantage, some timely 2-on-1's, and capping off a 4-period first with a breakaway goal. The Clams would prove not to go down, responding with 3 goals of their own in the first with tallies going to Cam Smith, Jeremy Salomons, and rookie Cory Gravelle, only going into the second down 4-3.

The second would be all Clams, starting with a nice save by G Nigel Sadal on another 2-on-1 in the early seconds of the period, as the Clams would respond with 4 unanswered goals from Smith, Gravelle, Sabi Hundle, and Salomons

The Clams would take a slight blow to their roster with Salomons being ejected early in the third due to the 3-penalty rule. The Clams would not look back, with Wade Bowley blasting one in from the point to give the Clams an 8-5 edge, with the Rage slipping one past Sadal with only 39 seconds remaining.

With the Rage goaltender on the bench for the extra attacker, the Rage would strike hard, attempting to tie the game, but Pat Conacher would seal the victory with some fancy manuvering to score the empty net goal.

Three Stars:

1) Wade Bowley - 1G, 3A - big blueliner has impressive night in his summer season debut
2) Cory Gravelle - 2G, 2A - rookie forward looks like his game is coming back together
3) Sabi Hundle - 1G, 1A - quick feet, fancy puckhandling skills puts the opposing players in a trance

May 6, 2008
Hot Wings roast Drunken Clams
The Drunken Clams were handed their first loss of the young season by way of an 8-3 beating by division rival Hot Wings.

The Clams would get off to a quick start with goals by Travis Ross and Pat Conacher, but some really unlucky bounces in the second favouring the Hot Wings would prove to be the Clams downfall.

Off skates, deflected off sticks, no whistles, screens, you name it, it happened, and it went in past G Nigel Sadal. Not until the third period, the final goal, the Wings finally beat Sadal with a clean shot,

The Clams will regroup for tomorrow's game, and go out to prove that Tuesday's game is behind them.

Three Stars:

1) Pat Conacher - 1G, 1A, 6 PIM - tries to fire up the team getting into a little pushing and shoving
2) Travis Ross - 1G - second goal in as many games, hard-working player always tries to be in the right place at the right time
3) Todd Ganske - captain solid defensively, right there in the offensive zone, but always back on the blueline, never out of place

May 1, 2008
Clams open season with consecutive W's
Fresh off the heels of learning that their winter season playoff game had been forfeited by the other team, resulting in the first ever Drunken Clams playoff win, the Clams came out strong, manhandling the defending ASHL Div. 4 '07 champs, the Stellarton Stars.

Jeremy Salomons would get things started off quickly, taking advantage of some sloppy defensive play by the Stars, to score on 2 consecutive breakaways early in the first period. The Stars would recoup and recover, trying to minimize the turnovers, as the Clams would take their 2-0 lead into the second period.

The Stars would even the score midway through the second period, capitalizing on a rebound kicked directly to the stick of the Stars forward, and then again 2 minutes later, on a missed pokecheck attempt by G Nigel Sadal.

"Of all the times that I never pokecheck, I should have stuck with it. I saw him with his head down, and unfortunately I missed with the lunge, and he moved aside and had the open net to shoot at."

It would prove that it would not get him down, as the Clams would score 2 more late in the period to reclaim the 2-point cushion.

Sadal would hold down the fort as the Stars would come on strong in the third period, especially towards the end, on a Drunken Clams powerplay, somehow managing 5 or 6 shots during the penalty kill, but Sadal would hold them at bay, keeping the puck out to preserve the dominant victory for the Drunken Clams that improves their record to 2-0-0 in the young season.

Three Stars:

1) Jeremy Salomons - 3G, 1A - quick feet, quicker hands, takes advantage of 2 early breakaways
2) Rory Luhtala - rookie defenceman, blocking shots, broke up a couple late 2-on-1's
3) Nigel Sadal - sorry guys, usually I don't give myself a star, but just for that third period, I think I deserve this one.

April 29, 2008
Drunken Clams open season with a win
The Drunken Clams opened the 2008 Alberta Summer Hockey Season going against the grain of past seasons, finally posting in the win column in the opening game.

From the first faceoff, the Drunken Clams would use their speed to their advantage right from the get go, proving to be too much for The Plumbers as the forwards would swarm the net with constant pressure, and using the point to their advantage to set up and get in front of the net creating traffic.

The newly formed line of Jason Cote-Chris Marcotte-Jeremy Salomons would prove to be a dominating force in the first game out together, combining for 6 goals, and 11 points through the night.

It would be a solid team effort that would win the game for the Clams, with stand up defensive efforts from captains Todd Ganske and Cam Smith, and newcomers Pat Huynh and Rory Luhtala, all pitching in to keep the shots against down, and scoring chances slim.

Three Stars:

1) Jeremy Salomons - 2G, 2A - speedy winger dazzles on the ice
2) Chris Marcotte - 3G, 1A - newcomer wastes no time showing he can contribute
3) Jason Cote - 1G, 2A - finds instant chemistry no matter who's on his line

April 21, 2008
Clams win 3-straight, take down Bills
Tuesday night action saw the Drunken Clams battle the Bills in a see-saw matchup that saw both teams short-benched due to the Calgary Flames playoff game the same night.

All those previous nights when the Clams were so shortbenched, that they'd only have 1 or 2 spares on the bench, finally paid off and they endured the grind, and came ahead in the third in a hard-fought battle, in a game that saw no shortage of action as the Bills outshot the Clams 47-44 through the 3 frames in what would become a wild shootout of a game.

The Clams skaters would take advantage of the shortened bench on both sides, and take it to the Bills goalie, as Scott Learmonth would score 10 points to take claim to leading scorer on the team and place the new team record for most points in a game, and Cam Smith (1G, 4A), Jeremy Salomons (2G, 4A), Jason Cote (3G, 1A), and Pat Conacher (3A) would all have big games for Clams.

The first 2 periods saw the teams exchange goals equally as the score was tied 10-10 going into the third, with G Nigel Sadal locking down the Clams net in the period as the Clams would skate away with a 13-10 victory.

Three Stars:

1) Scott Learmonth - 5G, 5A - Sets new team record for most points in a game, ties for assists in a game
2) Cam Smith - 1G, 4A - rugged blueliner making his presence felt
3) Jeremy Salomons - 2G, 4A - speedy forward makes teams pay with his quick feet

April 10, 2008
Clams roll on, win second straight
Monday night was definitely a game with playoff intensity written all over it. Both teams battled hard in a tight checking game with the Clams edging out the Hoolio's 5-4, to avenge an earlier one-sided loss.

First period, Clams F Cory Chapdelaine would strike first taking a pass from F Jason Cote and F Evan McDade to one-time the puck past the Hoolio's goaltender. F Scott Learmonth would redirect a feed from F Jeremy Salomons to build the lead to two going into the second period.

Hoolio's sniper Dave Lawrence would take advantage of some lucky breakaway feeds, twice beating G Nigel Sadal to even up game at 2. But McDade would respond quickly, feeding the puck over to Clams sniper Cote to put the Clams ahead going into the final frame.

McDade would one-time a beautiful feed from Chapdelaine and Cote to restore the Clams two goal lead before Hoolio's Lawrence would again strike, putting 2 more past Sadal to tie the game back up at four a piece.

F Dan Conacher would work some of his magic in the Hoolio's zone, finding F Travis Ross out in front of the net, who would pot in his fifth of the season to put the Clams up by 1.

Sadal would stand tall after that, and lockdown the Hoolio's chances, finally robbing Lawrence for a chance for his fifth goal, stretching out his pad late in the period to uphold the lead, as the Clams would go on to win their second game in a row, both excellent team efforts on everyone's part.

Three Stars:

1) Cory Chapdelaine - 1G, 1A - solid and silent, scores early to open the scoring
2) Jason Cote - 1G, 2A - big winner putting together a point streak with 5 points in his last 2 games
3) Evan McDade - 1G, 2A - Clams leading scorer shows why again setting up some big plays, and checking hard at both ends of the ice

March 20, 2008
Ganske "C"s Clams To Victory
Wednesday saw the Clams break out of their slump, with a big return to the win column. Led by the motivational leadership of captain Todd Ganske, along with a hat-trick by Denis Charbonneau, and a 9-point night for the brother combo of Pat and Dan Conacher.

The Stars would get things started early on, with a play miscue between G Nigel Sadal and Wade Bowley, but would respond right back with Scott Learmonth skating in to tie it back up quickly.

Trailing early in the second 3-1, the Stars would get fortunate to get a couple of bounces their way, as a bouncing puck hopped over Charbonneaus stick allowing the Stars in on a breakaway, and moments later, a rare 2-on-0 opportunity would tie the game back up at 3.

Learmonth would do his thing again, skating in, with a quick backhander put the Clams back up again, and this time they would not look back.

The teams would exchange goals for the remainder of the second and early in the third, with the Stars only trailing by 1 with a minute remaining in the game. Taking a time-out, they would pull their goalie to try to even up the score, but some fine defensive play by the Clams and P. Conacher would seal the win with the empty netter.

Next game up is against the Dynasty in another Monday night late game, with the Clams hoping to build on this game with another win.

March 12, 2008
Night of 1000 bounces, Part 2
So the first game with this title, the good thing was that we never scored on ourselves.

Today's game, after we stopped scoring on ourselves, it was a good, close game. The first period was 99.9% Bills, as they would fire all they had at G Nigel Sadal, making good on their fourth and fifth attempts, after the first 3 deflection goals off of Clams players.

The Clams would hold their own in the second, with Sadal, probably playing his best game of the season to date, which hopefully is a step in the right direction, stopping 3 or 4 breakaway saves in the period. The Bills would finally get one past him on the breakaway late in the third period. After some questionable calls made, the Bills would end up with a full 2-minute 5-on-3 advantage midway through the period, and the Clams would come close to killing off the whole thing, but a stray pass in front to an open Bills player would end that with 21 seconds remaining in the penalties.

The third period saw the Bills looking for the kill as they'd attempt time after time for the lead pass to the cherry-picker, but the Clams defence would shut them down and intercept most of the attempts.

The game was a close game, definitely one of the better ones of late for the Clams, so hopefully this is a step in the right direction, as the standings are very slow to update, and with the playoff schedule out, only the top 4 teams of the 6 make the playoffs.

March 4, 2008
WTF???
So the referees must have been too busy writing up more penalties to give us a copy of the game sheet.

On a continuing rebuilding year for the Drunken Clams, and the quest for that exclusive draft pick, there's still three positives we can take away from this game.

1) We've yet to be shut out in a game
2) Single digit goals against
3) At least it wasn't the Hoolio's first win

February 27, 2008
Night of 1000 bounces
The only bad bounce that didn't happen was someone scoring on themselves.

February 19, 2008
Clams die-hards come out for a leisurely skate
Three Stars:

1) Scott Learmonth, Mike Bloch, Cory Chapdelaine, Adam Nosworthy, Jeremy Salomons - all 5 get 1st star for showing up
2) Chad Wolkowski - gets second star for switching allegiances for the one game
3) Nigel Sadal - only other roster member, peppered with 62 shots

February 14, 2008
Drunken Clams show glimpse of former glory
After countless games of tired, short-benched games, the Drunken Clams had a pleasant surprise in being able to ice at least 2 lines, in this case 3 for tonight.

The extra rest in between shifts would show, as the Clams returned to former glory, showing the speed and finesse that made them successful in the past, dominating the game from beginning to end against the North Stars.

Brian Baisi would get things started off quickly, redirecting a pass from Jeremy Salomons in mid-air behind the Stars goalie, only 10 seconds into the game.

The Stars would tie it up shortly after that, after a misplayed shot bounced off G Nigel Sadal's pad, and trickle past the goal line. The Clams would not look back from that point, scoring 5 unanswered goals, until a late miscue would put the Stars back on the board late in the third period.

The Drunken Clams would finish thier game by a score of 7-2, hopefully showing signs that they were ready to turn a corner down the stretch to the playoffs.

Next game up is a late one, on Family day against an old rival, the Dynasty.

Three Stars:

1) Jared George - 2G, 1A - Clams rookie impressive in his debut
2) Cam Smith - 2A - Hard-working Clam game in, game out, never gives up
3) Kevin Smith - 1A - The gritty play must run in family, as he would never give up on the puck

February 6, 2008
Bills prove too much for Drunken Clams
A week after posting a big win, and getting an important 2 points, the Clams were squaring off against the Bills, who won the first meeting in the first game of the season 12-3 over the Clams.

The Clams would jump out to a great start, with D Peter Bridgeman potting 2, both over the blocker of the Bills goaltender to build the Clams lead to 2-0 early in the game.

The Bills would rally back and restrategize, taking advantage of the open high forward, as they would score on two straight breakaway attempts, both through the legs of Clams G Nigel Sadal.

The third Bills goal would be an unlucky bounce against the Clams, as just a shot from the corner, would somehow bounce over the pad of Sadal and just barely trickle in past the goal line to give the Bills a 3-2 lead.

The Clams would battle back, and newcomer, Brian Baisi, would pot 2 goals, 19 seconds apart for the Clams to take a 4-3 lead into the second.

The Bills would really take advantage of that high winger "cherry-picking" as they would get rewarded with breakaway after breakaway and succeeding in scoring. "I wanted to get at least one, and I did late in the period," said Sadal after the game. "I've got to get back to the basics, that 6-week layoff really set me back. It's back to some off-ice conditioning and stretching, not only to help us down the stretch here, but also for the upcoming summer season."

Sadal would finally find his form in the third, with 2 big glove saves, and a diving acrobatic save off of a bad rebound, but it would prove to be too little, too late as the Clams would lose by a final score of 10-7.

Three stars:

1) Peter Bridgeman - 2G - two top corner blasts early in the game from the booming blueliner
2) Brian Baisi - 2G, 6 PIM - Newly acquired speedster finds the twine twice, sets the tone with some physical play
3) Sabi Hundle - 2A - could have had a few more if they all would have worked out

January 29, 2008
Much improved Clams team downs Hoolio's
A week after G Nigel Sadal was called out for his poor play, he responded with a solid game, making 26 saves for his first win in 3 games after coming back from a 6-week layoff for personal reasons.

"I felt good out there, and the guys played a great game in front of me, to really help me out back there," said Sadal after the game. "Hopefully, we can keep up this kind of effort for the playoff stretch."

Despite a 6-10-1 record, the Clams remain in second place in the newly formed Division 3 in the CAHL. Player of the game was captain Todd Ganske with 4 assists, showing off the hands, claiming that he should have been in Atlanta this weekend for the All-Star classic.

The Clams welcomed back Jeremy Salomons into the fold, and he pitched in with a big effort, netting 4 goals and adding an assist.

Blueliner Peter Bridgeman tried his hand at forward for the game, and responded by tallying 2 goals in the first period.

Next up for the Clams is a rematch from the first game of the season against the Bills.

Three Stars:

1) Todd Ganske - 4A - player of the game, shows off his vision on the ice, setting up Salomons for 3 and Sabi Hundle for 1.
2) Jeremy Salomons - 4G, 1A - summer season leading scorer returns in his first game for the winter season, helping out in a big way.
3) Nigel Sadal - 3GA, .897GAA - responds from an off-night last week with some timely saves, even playing the puck on one occasion.

January 23, 2008
Drunken Clams owner/gm/coach calls out Sadal for poor play
Goaltender Nigel Sadal must play better if the Drunken Clams hope to end their recent slide, team ownership said Tuesday. "I know Nigel really wants to get on the same roll he was on (last winter and summer season)"

"I can't explain it. I've just got to get back to the basics," Sadal said after the Clams 10-3 defeat to the Blues. "I've got to work on being square to the shooter, not giving up those rebounds, and especially, keeping my stick on the ice."

"Good goalies give their teams the chance to win, and that's what I've got to work on, making those key saves early in the game, getting my confidence back up, and not starting the game feeling like our backs are to the wall from the start."

"in his defense," Clams alternate captain Cam Smith told reporters after the game. "We've been outshot 98-38 in the last two games, so it's not fair to let all the blame fall on his shoulders."

Smith, the Clams player-of-the-game with 2 goals and an assist added, "It's up to us as a team to help him out a little more, give him a little more support, and help him build his confidence back up."

Clams alternate captain, Cory Chapdelaine, who finished the game with a goal and assist, said afterwards, "We win as a team, and we lose as a team. He had a pretty rough start, but from the second half of the first, he was a little more focused. He's always been there to back us up, and he's in a little rut right now, but he'll get out of it. Good goalie's always do"

The Drunken Clams hit the ice again on Monday, January 28 against the Hoolio's team. The last time these two teams met, it ended on a sour note with F Sabi Hundle being suspended for 3 games for fighting.

Three Stars:

1) Cam Smith - 2G, 1A - one of the most consistent, hardest-working, two-way players on the Clams lineup
2) Cory Chapdelaine - 1G, 1A - good heads up hockey, knows where he needs to be when he's on the ice
3) Pat Conacher - couldn't quite bury his chances, but good positional play, and hard-work make him a dangerous player on the ice.

December 13, 2007
Drunken Clams vs Rockets
Detailed news write-ups will return in the new year.

Happy Birthday to Jason!!

December 4, 2007
Clams battle with Hoolio's down at the schoolyard
Monday night saw the Drunken Clams with back-to-back wins for the first time in this young season with a 14-4 victory over the lowly Hoolio's team.

The Hoolio's would get things started with a screened shot beating Clams G Nigel Sadal over his right shoulder, but the Clams would forge ahead and not look back after that, connecting for 5 goals in the first period.

The second period would see #16 Pat Conacher score his third of the game for his first career hat-trick, as the Clams would add on another 5 goals to their total in the game.

Clams captain #19 Todd Ganske would strike early in the third for his third of the game, completing his first career hat-trick. He would add another in the third for a career game 4 goals and adding 2 assists to bring his game point total to 6.

The third period would take a turn for the worst with F Sabi Hundle squaring off against Hoolio's forward Ryan Silliker. The offense carries a minimum three-game suspension, so the Clams will wait for the official word.

Three Stars:

1) #19 Todd Ganske - 4G, 2A - career night for first-year Clams captain
2) #16 Pat Conacher - 3G, 2A - career night for Clams forward, netting his first hat-trick
3) #11 Jason Cote - 4A - quick hands, quick feet, set-up man connects with Clams snipers throughout the game

November 29, 2007
Clams hang on to end losing skid
After a lengthy layoff, the Drunken Clams were back in action Wednesday night, getting out of this slump, the main thought in their minds as they faced off against the North Stars.

Despite a shortened bench, the Clams controlled the majority of the play in the first period, quickly building to take a 4-0 lead into the second with goals from Cam Smith, Mike Bloch, Evan McDade, and Scott Learmonth, getting himself back on the scoresheet after going goalless in 7 games after collecting two in his impressive debut.

The Stars would not get down, and come out a new team in the second, quickly scoring with a deflection off the point shot over Clams G Nigel Sadal's outstretched leg. That would build some confidence in the Stars team, and they would get a little boost from a couple of soft goals allowed by Sadal, who finished the game with 23 saves.

''It definitely wasn't my best effort, but we got two points out of it,'' Sadal said. ''It's a good sign when we can play that way and still get the two points.''

Clams leading scorer, Evan McDade would have three glorious chances in the second period, all three times, getting stopped by the North Stars goaltender. Although, the second attempt, McDade would get robbed yet again, as the goalie's catcher was clearly in the back of the net when he caught the puck, but with the referee out of position, and the lack of the instant replay camera's, it would stand as no goal. He would finally beat the goaltender in the third, capping his game-point total at 6 (2G, 4A).

“The opportunity was there and it's not something that you'd write up, but I'll take it any way I can,'' McDade said. ''The most important thing is getting the win."

''We needed it really bad.''

Game notes......F Mike Bloch, after going 39 games without a goal, had a hat trick in the game and now has four goals in his last two games.

Three Stars:

1) #18 Cam Smith - 1G, 2A - player of the game, and for good reason, defensively solid on the blueline, highlight moment was the quick hustle back to knock the puck away on a sure breakaway moment for the Stars.
2) #91 Evan McDade - 2G, 4A - a few Swedish flashbacks in the second, good two-way effort, excellent backchecking stifling the Stars forwards.
3) #87 Mike Bloch - 3G, 1A - big night for the Clams forward, finally gets a star.

November 20, 2007
Drunken Clams, Dynasty clash at Mount Pleasant
Late Monday night saw the Drunken Clams facing an old rival in the Dynasty, in their first meeting since late last winter season in the NCHL.

The Clams would get things started in the game with #18 Cam Smith taking a perfect past from #88 Denis Charbonneau, and blasting it in on the blocker side of the Dynasty goaltender.

Clams G Nigel Sadal would look to rebound from a poor outing last game with a strong first period, stopping 11 of 12 shots, the only one squeaking out and the Dynasty skater banging it into the open net. He would finish the game with 27 saves, but it would prove to be just one save short.

"We got into penalty trouble and lost momentum and didn't have a lot of scoring chances after that," said Clams goaltender Nigel Sadal. "We did a good job on them in the first half of the game. After that we started giving them time and space."

A couple of highlights of the night for the Clams would be #6 Adam Nosworthy, notching his first career goal for the Clams with a blast from the point through the 5-hole of the Dynasty goaltender. #87 Mike Bloch, not hitting the twine since the first game of last season, finally connected, and put one past the Dynasty goalie late in the game.

"I've been getting a lot of chances but haven't been able to put it in the net," he said. "It's nice to get that first one out of the way."

With the score 6-5 for the Clams going into the third, they would be on the recieving end of some bad luck as a missed shot would bounce off the glass back in front of the net, and off a Clams defenseman, and just out of reach of Sadal to tie the game at six.

The Dynasty with 1:04 left would win a faceoff deep in the Clams zone, and with a quick shot through traffic in front of the net, would get the game-winning goal despite a terrific effort throughout the game from the entire Clams team.

"We thought we were close to breaking through," said Clams F Evan McDade, who now had a 6-game (8G, 6A) point streak broken. "We were just throwing pucks at the net and working hard and getting chances. If we can keep up with this effort from this point, the bounces will start going our way"

Three Stars:

1) #16 Pat Conacher - 2G, 1A - Consistent performer game in and game out
2) #6 Adam Nosworthy - 1G, 1A - Hulking blueliner, huge defensive efforts, pitching in on the scoresheet with first career goal
3) #30 Nigel Sadal - 27 saves - couldn't carry over effort from the first period, but still somehow gets player of the game honours.

November 13, 2007
Turnovers costly as Clams lose again
Monday night saw the Drunken Clams, fresh off a comeback that saw them force a tie despite being down 4-0, squaring off the Blades of Steel.

The Blades would take full advantage of turnovers in the Drunken Clams zone as it would prove to be costly, as they would take a 4-1 lead into the second period.

''Our execution today was very poor,'' Drunken Clams captain Todd Ganske said following the game. ''We struggled to make 10-foot passes. We had a lot of tired looking players out there. It's not an excuse, it's just a reality of where we're at.''

The Clams would not fare much better in the second, with the Blades taking capitalizing on the turnovers scoring four more goals in the second, including a fatal misplay by G Nigel Sadal.

"We have to get it turned around," said Sadal. "Everybody talks about rock bottom - if we're not at it, we're close. It's not going to get any easier."

The Clams would play a solid third period, hopefully giving themselves something to build on for next Monday's game against former rivals, the Dynasty.

''We know we have to play hard for 42 minutes,'' F Sabi Hundle said. ''Nothing is for free in this league. We paid the price for it and now we're just trying to move up in the standings.''

The one bright spot, as he's consistently been now in his third season with the Clams was F Evan McDade who finished the game with 2 goals, adding to his total to 8G and 14 points in just 6 games, earning himself the player of the game for his effort tonight.

"He just outskated everybody on the ice,'' F Cam Smith said. ''He was by far the best skater on the ice.''

Three Stars:

1) #91 Evan Mcdade - 2G - Clams best player tonight, consistently gives a solid effort every game
2) #19 Todd Ganske - 1A - Clams captain solid filling in on the blue line for the third period
3) #18 Cam Smith - 1G - another great outing for the big power forward showing patience and speed when needed

November 7, 2007
Clams overcome weak first to even up with Streetside Cartel
Tuesday night action saw the Drunken Clams playing the Streetside Cartel, who, for those that remember, the Clams defeated in the summer season by a score of 10-6.

Cartel appeared to pick up a few more players over the months, as they had a well-stocked bench, and it would prove to be an advantage as they'd rack up a 4-0 lead in the first before #22 Wade Bowley would strike to get the Clams on the board, down 4-1 going into the second.

With the score 1-0, #91 Evan McDade appeared to score the even-up goal with the puck hitting the twine before bouncing back out to the Cartel goaltender. The referee would first motion for the goal, then seeing it with the goaltender, was quick to wave it off.

The Clams would get their game going in the second, playing vintage Clams hockey, gritty, and as a team scoring 2 goals by midway through the second to bring the Clams within one. Penalty trouble would prove fatal, as Cartel would reclaim their 2-goal lead late in the second taking a 5-3 lead into the third.

McDade appeared to score yet again halfway through the third, only to have the referee yet again wave it off. He would not let it get to him, pressing hard, McDade would finally deposit one that would count on the scoresheet to bring the Clams within one.

With Clams G Nigel Sadal on the bench for the extra attacker, #16 Pat Conacher would be rewarded for his hard work scoring with 0:24 left to bring the Clams even with Cartel, ending the game in a 5-5 tie, and being named the Clams player of the game for the second game in a row.

Three Stars:

1) #91 - Evan McDade - 2G - should have technically had 4 goals, but who's counting?
2) #22 - Wade Bowley - 1G, 2A - strong shot from the point helps the forwards out getting lots of rebounds
3) #16 - Pat Conacher - 1G, 1A - could the player of the game not be included in the three star selection?

November 1, 2007
Shortbenched, Clams come up short
Wednesday night saw the Drunken Clams, at an 11:15PM ice time, on Halloween no less, would start the game with one spare on the bench. #18 Cam Smith and #16 Pat Conacher would join the game shortly after the first started, seems they visited the wrong arena to start.

They would fall one more person short shortly after, as #8 Scott Learmonth, though unintentional, would be ejected from the game for checking from behind.

With the Clams down 5-0 after the first, they would attempt to mount a comeback, with #11 Jason Cote leading the way, scoring 2 of the 3 second period goals. It would not be enough though, as fatigue from the short bench and late ice time would take their toll on the team.

Next up is on Tuesday night against the Streetside Cartel.

Three Stars:

1) #11 - Jason Cote - 2G - sniper pots a couple in the second period
2) #3 - Cody McDade - 1G, 1A - picks up a couple points in his season debut
3) #91 Evan McDade - takes one for the team, serving G Nigel Sadal's roughing penalty

October 24, 2007
Potter's hammer Drunken Clams
Tuesday night action saw the Drunken Clams get manhandled by the Potters in a 6-2 defeat. The speedier Potter's team would take a 2-0 lead into the second period.

The game would get more physical from there with #87 Mike Bloch taking a 4 minute roughing penalty taking exception to the Potter's landing a blow on #88 Denis Charbonneau's face. Teams would exchange powerplays in the second, with the Potter's scoring the only PP goal of the game.

The third period saw a lot of back and forth action with both teams exchanging goals, with the Potter's claiming the win. The bright spot of the game would be the play of Clam's goaltender #30 Nigel Sadal, who, in the losing effort, had his best game of the season to date.

Next game up is against the Ice Storm on Halloween night.

Three Stars:

1) #30 Nigel Sadal - strongest outing of the young season for the Clams goaltender
2) #91 Evan McDade - 1G - couple of good chances, Potter's goalie just got the tip of the pad on his penalty shot
3) #16 Pat Conacher - 1G - "naked guy" returns, scores in his season debut

October 16, 2007
Drunken Clams Crowned
Monday night action saw the Drunken Clams taking on the King's Krue, falling short in a 6-3 King's Krue victory. With the loss, the Clams walk away playing their best game so far in the young season.

The Krue would get things started very early on with two quick goals, the first on an open net, and the second with Clams G Nigel Sadal terribly out of position. The third Krue goal was probably going wide, but caught Sadal under the arm redirecting it off the post into the Clams net. "I'd definitely like to have both of those back," Sadal said after the game. "I've got to get more focused early on, and prevent us with the early hole to climb out of."

The Clams would draw back even, with D Denis Charbonneau potting his second of the year with a big windup from the blueline. The Clams would gladly welcome back the team grinder, F Travis Ross, providing the Clams with some much needed gritty play. Ross would finish the night with a goal and assist in his season debut.

F Cory Chapdelaine would score his fourth of the year to tie the game, showing that his transistion from defence to forward is the best thing for the team, providing offence in both games he's played in so far. "I just tried to get open and get ready for and make contact with it," said Chapdelaine. "I got all of it really. It's always nice to play with guys that can put the puck on your stick. It makes it easier for everybody."

The King's Krue would pressure hard in the closing moments of the second period, with their hard work paying off with just 30 seconds, with the Krue player swinging, getting just enough of it to lift it over the shoulder of Sadal. They would add an empty net goal in the third to claim the victory.

Next game up for the Clam's is Tuesday, October 23 - 10:15 - back at Cardel place.

Three Stars:

1) #14 Travis Ross - 1G, 1A - Strong season debut for the team grinder
2) #88 Denis Charbonneau - 1G - Big Clams blueliner solid in his offensive and defensive play
3) #6 Adam Nosworthy - Solid Clams blueliner, big defensive plays

October 9, 2007
The visor does the
Monday night action saw the Drunken Clams picking up their first victory of the season, 13-7 against the Hoolio's, with #7 Cory Chapdelaine leading the way with the natural hat trick and adding an assist for 4 points in his first game of the season.

Also making his season debut, was #73 Russ Gardiner starting things off with his first of the season, and adding an assist for 2 points on the night.

#91 Evan McDade would have a tremendous impact on the outcome of the game, scoring twice and adding 5 assists for 7 points to tie the current Drunken Clams team record of points in a game, also tying the record of assists in a game as well. Highlight of the night would be late in the third period, as McDade would fight off 3 Hoolio's attackers, despite the Drunken Clams being short two skaters, as he would end walking in alone, potting his second of the night.

Three Stars:

1) #7 Cory Chapdelaine - 3G, 1A - new visor pays huge dividends
2) #91 Evan McDade - 2G, 5A - record-tying night for the talented centreman
3) #94 Peter Bridgeman - 1G, 2A - rookie defenseman contributes on the scoresheet

October 3, 2007
Drunken Clams rookie impresses in defeat
Monday night action saw opening night action in the CAHL with the Drunken Clams squaring off against the Bills. The Clams would be sporting some fresh faces this season with D Peter Bridgeman joining the defensive ranks, and rookie F Scott Learmouth debuting, hoping to crack a spot in the roster.

The Drunken Clams would keep to their trend, losing the opening game of the season, as rust, fatigue, lack of chemistry, shoddy goaltending at times would all play factors to the defeat, as well as underestimating a younger, faster Bills team.

After beating G Nigel Sadal through the padding with a quick wrist shot 5:20 into the game, the Bills would not look back, and take a 5-0 lead into the second period. The Clams would regroup going into the next frame, with rookie Learmouth shining, blasting in two goals past the Bills goaltender. Learmouth would add an assist on F Evan McDade's first of the young season in the third, and finishing off the night with 3 points in his debut.

The Clams would not fare so well, losing the first game by a score of 11-3. They'll regroup, and next game is on Thanksgiving Monday, only time will tell if a turkey dinner is the new magic ingredient.

Three Stars:

1) #8 Scott Learmouth - 2G, 1A - Rookie impresses in his debut
2) #91 Evan McDade - 1G, 1A - Previous top scorer shows last season was no fluke
3) #87 Mike Bloch - 1A - blocks a hard point shot, takes a penalty, and gets an assist

August 14, 2007
Clams power past the Stars
Monday night saw the final regular season game for both the Drunken Clams and the Stellarton Stars. The Clams have seen their level of play escalate in the past three games, and they would try to make it four tonight.

The Stars would strike first taking advantage of an early 5-on-3 taking a 1-0 lead into the second.The Clams would score early in the second to tie it up on a goal from #6 Jeremy Salomons with assists going to #22 Wade Bowley and #17 Jason Saby.

The Stars would take advantage of a lucky bounce off the back boards to reclaim their 1-goal lead, but #91 Evan McDade would score a late powerplay goal, with assists coming from #73 Russ Gardiner and #16 Pat Conacher with just 0:11 to go in the period to draw even at 2-2 going into the third. "You get that power-play goal, there's a lot of life," McDade said. "You feel, 'OK, you've kind of broke his bubble, and let's go get another one."

TSN turning point of the night would see E. McDade seconds into the third skate in over the Stars blueline and blast one over the glove of the Stars goaltender, and there would be no looking back from that point, as the Clams would score 3 powerplay goals in the third, to claim a 6-3 victory, and take a tremendous 4-game win streak into the playoffs.

First playoff game will be played Tuesday night at 8:00PM against the Calgary Hornets at the Murray Copot arena.

Three Stars:

1. Jeremy Salomons - 2G, 1A - Speedy centreman creates powerplay attempts with quick feet and hands
2. Evan McDade - 2G - easily one of the best all-around players on the Drunken Clams
3. Sabi Hundle - 1A, 4 PIM, jealous of Russ Gardiner, tries to prove that he's the fire under the team

August 9, 2007
Clams clinch berth in the playoffs
Wednesday night action saw the Drunken Clams squaring off against the Calgary Hornets.

The Drunken Clams, needing only a point or a Kodiaks loss, would not settle for letting the Kodiaks decide their playoff fate, coming out strong from the opening faceoff, pressuring the Hornets in their own zone, moving the puck around the ice well that has made them so successful on their recent surge, and excellent defensive zone play, all factors in a great outing rewarding the Clams with a trip to the ASHL playoffs.

The Hornets would take advantage of a non-warmup from G Nigel Sadal, scoring two weaker goals in the first, coming out of the first period with the game tied at two a piece.

The Drunken Clams would not look back after that, with the newly created line of Cory Chapdelaine - Evan McDade - Travis Ross really creating some noise out on the ice, moving the puck well between each other, and really taking it to the Calgary Hornets, combining for 10 points on the night.

After a shaky first period, despite the lack of pre-game warm-up, Sadal would stand his ground for the last two periods, including a desperation swarm late in the third from the Hornets.

Next game up is the last regular season game for both teams involved, the Drunken Clams and the Stellarton Stars.

Three Stars:

1. Evan McDade - 1G, 2A - Quick feet, excellent hands, good vision, key contributor of the night, got robbed of his third assist, setting up....
2. Travis Ross - 3G - Hardest working player for the Clams all season, really gets rewarded tonight, hitting the twine 3 times for his first hat trick.
3. Russ Gardiner - 1A, 2PIM - Clams enforcer, really set the tone early in the game, getting in the Hornets goaltender's face, letting them know the Clams weren't backing down from anything.

August 2, 2007
Another strong Drunken Clams outing puts the Kodiaks on the edge
With the Drunken Clams finally beating the Kodiaks in their final meeting of the regular season, the Kodiaks are now on the verge of not making the final playoff spot.

Combined with a Clams win on Tuesday, and a Kodiaks loss, with the Clams winning tonight, they are now 4 points up on the Kodiaks, and all they need in their final 2 games is just a single point to clinch a playoff spot.

It was another tremendous effort from the Clams, now with the last 2 games, seeing the passing game come back into play, and it has resulted favourably for the Clams, now winning their previous 2 straight games. Along with another strong performance from G Nigel Sadal, the Clams are looking good down the stretch.

Three Stars:

1. Evan McDade - 3G - Excellent performance tonight, good puck movement, making the most of his opportunities in front of the net.
2. Jeremy Salomons - 3A - Speedy winger, good puck control, threat to the Kodiaks all night
3. Pat Conacher - 1G, 1A - Excellent play at both ends of the ice, threat to the Kodiaks all night

July 31, 2007
Drunken Clams shutout The Plumbers
Tuesday night action saw the Drunken Clams facing off against The Plumbers in what would need to be a must-win game for the Drunken Clams to keep their playoff hopes alive.

The Clams would strike early in the game with #26 Sabi Hundle taking a pass from #91 Evan McDade and #17 Jason Saby only at 4:28 into the game. The Clams, shortbenched due to a couple of late scratches, would not give up, bringing back their passing game that made them successful early in the season, with E. McDade adding another late in the first, leading the Clams into the second with a 2-0 lead.

E. McDade would add his second of the game, 1:36 into the second from assists from Hundle and Saby, adding to the much improved passing game of the Clams. ''It is hard,'' E. Mcdade said finishing with 2G, 1A. ''This is the time you live to play. This is the best time of hockey. It's not going to be fun sitting back. I'll try not to watch because it won't be fun watching other teams play.''

The Clams would fall into penalty trouble late into the second, dealing with a 4-minute 5-on-3 disadvantage, but they would not lay down, with the penalty kill standing strong, with a few key saves from G Nigel Sadal, keeping The Plumbers with the goosegg. The Clams would successfully kill of 5 powerplays, including the 4-minute 5-on-3, defeating The Plumbers by a score of 3-0 as Sadal would earn his first shutout of the season to get the Clams back into the playoff race. "I saw the puck well but also I think in the first period we got fortunate a couple of times," he said. "But to get a shutout you have to be fortunate sometimes (referring to an early crossbar) and the guys really played well. It's a team game, and we came out tonight, and played like the team we are."

"We're here to get points and shake off the Kodiaks, " said Sadal, recording his second career shutout "That's why you play..to be the best."

"We didn't talk about it at all, for superstitious reasons I guess," Saby said, finishing the game with 2 assists. "But we were all aware. going into the third period, we looked around and realized that we needed to dig in and play smart hockey."

Next game up is against the playoff spot rival Kodiaks on Thursday night.

Three Stars:

1) #30 Nigel Sadal - Strong comeback game, played well on the 6-minute 2-man disadvantage to keep The Plumbers off the board, including a facemask save late in the third to preserve the shutout.
2) #91 Evan McDade - 2G, 1A - strong play all game, showing no rust from his holidays, showing the finesse that made him leading scorer during the winter season.
3) #17 Jason Saby - 2A - Misses on two glorious open-net attempts, but it's only a matter of time before he connects.

July 26, 2007
Charbonneau's steal the show
Wednesday night saw the Drunken Clams try to get back on the winning side as they took on the Hot Wings. With the lineup ravaged by holidays, they would look to the past winter season, calling up the Charbonneau brothers, Denis and Phil from the sidelines to try and turn their fortunes around.

The game would start out no better as a couple quick goals would have the Clams down early to start the game, and the Hot Wings would add another on their second 5-on-3 of the game to take a 3-0 lead into the second.

The Drunken Clams would get on the board in the second, with Jeremy Salomons winning a faceoff draw back to Denis who would wrist a shot past Wings goaltender Kevin Shaw to erase the zero on the Clams side of the scoreboard.

The Clams powerplay would click in the third, breaking the streak of 5 scoreless third periods, lead by none other than Denis and Phil. With Denis leading the rush on a rare Clams powerplay, from the corner feeding brother Phil who would fire one into the twine of the Hot Wings net.

Denis would add his second of the game on the powerplay from a nice feed from teammates Pat Conacher and Cam Smith late into the third period. That would be all the Clams could muster as the Hot Wings would take the game by a score of 9-3, and with the Kodiaks winning earlier, leaving the Clams and Kodiaks tied for the fifth and final playoff spot, with the Kodiaks holding the slight edge with the one extra victory.

Next game up is against the Plumbers on Tuesday night. It's crunch time for the Clams, as they'll need to collect as many points as they can in their final 4 games to clinch a playoff spot.

Notes: With his highstick penalty early in the first, #27 Lawrence Parish takes the PIM in a season all to himself with 32.

Three Stars:

1) Denis Charbonneau - 2G, 1A - steps into his first game of the summer showing no signs of rust, a force all game, showing the Clams how valuable he is to the team, proving that earlier in the week agreeing to a no-trade clause with GM Nigel Sadal was no mistake
2) Phil Charbonneau - 1G - back on the blueline, showing glimpses of the Bobby Orr-esque plays that made him a key contributor to the team
3) Jeremy Salomons - 2A - speedy centreman, collecting two assists, setting up some key plays

July 23, 2007
Zero
Next game is against the Hot Wings on Wednesday night.

Three Stars:

1. Mike Wall - Stars - not tested, but a shutout's a shutout
2. Mike Magega - Stars - 3G, 1A
3. Curt Straub - Stars - 4A

July 19, 2007
Drunken Clams grounded
A disappointing third period effort by the Drunken Clams resulted in the last place Kodiaks walking away with the 6-3 victory, moving only 2 points behind the Clams for the final playoff spot.

After a 3-3 first period scoring flurry, both teams would hold their own defensively in the second, both teams held to a scoreless second period.

An unfortunate 5-on-3 advantage for the Kodiaks late in the third would prove to be the end of the night for the Clams, as the Kodiaks would score twice on the man advantage to seal the victory.

No goals again in the third period raises some eyebrows on the team, as the Clams have now gone 4 straight games without scoring a goal in the third period.

"Not sure what it is," Captain Jason Saby would say after the game. "The effort is there for the most part, we just can't seem to find the magic in the third period, and right now fighting for a playoff spot, we need to dig down deeper, and collect as many points as we can in these last six games."

One thing the Clams need to work on that's been drifting away these last few games is their passing game. The only goal that included any assists was exactly what the Clams need to work on, Jeremy Salomons finding Evan McDade who would fire the puck at the net and Jason Saby banging in the rebound. Even the second goal, even though no assists, it was the second attempt by Cam Smith driving to the net that would result in the goal. Most of the times the assists aren't recorded, but a goal or assist are both worth the same point, and the more goals we get as a team, the better chance we have at winning the game.

Three Stars;

1) Jason Saby - 1G - Collects his second of the season using Pat Conacher's philosophy, "stick on the ice"
2) Cam Smith - 1G - Great second attempt results in a shorthanded goal
3) Evan McDade - 1A - Great vision on the ice, a key player for the Clams, plays the game by using his teammates

July 18, 2007
"Shorthanded" Clams come up short
Tuesday night action saw the Drunken Clams taking on the Calgary Hornets. The Clams would strike first with #26 Sabi Hundle scoring his second shorthanded goal in as many games early in the first. #91 Evan McDade would complete a beautiful tic-tac-toe play fed by #18 Cam Smith and #7 Cory Chapdelaine to build the lead to 2-0.

The Hornets would strike back quickly, taking advantage of an open skater every opportunity taking a 3-2 lead into the second. #6 Jeremy Salomons would add the second shorthanded goal of the night midway through the second, with #16 Pat Conacher adding another towards the end of the period to trail 4-5 going into the third.

The Clams would follow a disappointing trend, not able to score in the third period for the third straight game, finishing the game short with the Hornets taking the 5-4 victory.

Three Stars:

1) Cam Smith - 1A - multiple set-up attempts, beautiful pass from behind the net to E. McDade for the goal.
2) Cory Chapdelaine - 1A - solid blueliner, blocking shots, clearing passes
3) Nigel Sadal - sorry guys, I'd normally never consider myself for the star, but 3 saved breakaways, and not our best game played.

July 12, 2007
Drunken Clams PK clogs up The Plumbers
Early Wednesday night action saw the Drunken Clams take on the second place Plumbers with both teams taking one of the two previous games.

#26 Sabi Hundle would get things started just over 2 minutes into the game with a shot to the blocker side besting the Plumbers goaltender.

The Clams would put up some unusual penalty numbers taking a total of 10 penalties during the game, but the Clams stellar PK would do its job well, not allowing one powerplay goal by the Plumbers.

Scary moment of the game would see Clams G Nigel Sadal take a stiff leg shot to the head, but would shake it off and come up with some big saves on the future penalty kills, and rebounding nicely from the poor performance on Monday night.

The teams would exchange goals in the first and second, and play to a 2-2 tie to finish the game.

Next up for the Clams is the Calgary Hornets on Tuesday night.

Three Stars:

1) Sabi Hundle - 2G - quick skater confuses his attackers with his moves
2) Cam Smith - 1A - versatile skater, fills in on D when teammate Wade Bowley goes out with a broken skate
3) Pat Conacher - 1A - speedy skater, plenty of opportunities, plays hard, gritty Clams hockey

July 10, 2007
Clams
Two really bad bounces, Clams G Nigel Sadal should have had, that's the story. Time to rebound on Wednesday, we're playing The Plumbers.

Three Stars:

1) Wings #29 Kevin Shaw - timely saves kept the Wings in the game, probably single-handedly won the game
2) #26 Sabi Hundle - 1G - drives to the net, potting the only Clams shot that beat Shaw
3) #11 Jason Cote - 1G - on the night of bad bounces, banks one off the Wings defenseman for the tally

July 5, 2007
Drunken Clams defeat Stars, claim elusive .500 record
Thursday night action saw the Drunken Clams squaring off against the Stellarton Stars for the fourth time this season with the Stars holding a 2-0-1 series lead.

Despite not having the offensive firepower of leading scorer Jeremy Salomons in the lineup, the Clams would show no signs of missing him winning the game by a score of 9-4.

The Marmot line would take advantage of the absence of Salomons and collecting 9 points between the three of Pat Conacher-Cam Smith-Travis Ross. Before a slight dip in the last outing, the Marmot line showed why the Clams reached the .500 mark for the first time this regular season. "Skippy (Ross) just keeps plugging away," Smith said after the game. "To me it's a gutsy effort, he's a big part of the reason we're having the success we're having as a line and team."

The Clams would welcome back defenseman Wade Bowley after missing the last game, and his big shot from the point would find a familiar home in the back of the Stars net on a powerplay early in the third.

Clams G Nigel Sadal would have a strong game, and one of his strongest performances, keeping the Stars off the board on all four powerplay opportunities, coming up with two big breakaway saves in the second perod. "I'm just trying to play with a little more focus, and I just want to be able to give us the chance to win every game. I lost it a little in the third, and unfortunately they scored on that opportunity, but I'll learn from it, and anticipate it better next time."

Next up for the Clams is the Hot Wings. Season series 1-1-0.

Three Stars:

1. #14 Travis Ross - 1G, 2A - should have had a couple more points, plays the gritty style leading to a ton of turnovers and plenty of scoring opportunities for everyone on the ice with him.
2. #16 Pat Conacher - 2G, 2A - flying on the ice every shift, works hard down low, creating the turnovers, rewarded with a beautiful wraparound attempt early in the second.
3. #19 Todd Ganske - 2A - how can this guy not be a star? He even managed an assist while sitting on the bench. Takes some special skills to pull that off.

July 4, 2007
Drunken Clams sting Hornets
Tuesday night action saw records being tied or broken, as the Drunken Clams squared off against a short-benched Calgary Hornets squad. Previous action saw the Clams squeak out a 7-6 victory, and they would look to build on that as they continued to battle to get above the .500 mark this season.

#6 Jeremy Salomons would score 6 goals on the night, passing the record previous held by #91 Evan McDade of 5, but Evan would tie another record by collecting 5 assists to tie #9 Glenn Walker from the winter season. #26 Sabi Hundle would also collect 5 assists to lay claim to the record, setting a 3-way tie for the title.

The Clams would build to an 8-1 victory, before the Hornets would take advantage of a penalty shot for their second goal, and a once-in-a-lifetime whack at the puck sending directly into the very top corner of the net for their fourth goal.

On a record-breaking night, #27 Lawrence Parish would do his best to add his name to the record books, collecting 14 minutes in penalties, twice this year achieving 14 leaving him 1 shy of besting the previous records held by #73 Russ Gardiner and #3 Cody McDade. With those 14 minutes, he would also extend his team lead by a total of 30 minutes, tieing himself with #88 Denis Charbonneau.

Three Stars:

1) #6 Jeremy Salomons - 6G, 1A - setting a new team record for goals in a game, has a strong night, finding twine every opportunity he had
2) #91 Evan McDade - 5A - relieved of goal-scoring record, but claims a piece of an existing record collecting 5 assists to tie with former linemate #9 Glenn Walker
3) #26 Sabi Hundle - 5A - ties assists in a game record with E. McDade and Walker, adds in his attempt to individually claim the team's assist record

June 29, 2007
Clams square even with Kodiaks
Thursday night early gametime action saw both teams on the shortbenched situation. The two teams would battle to a 5-5 tie, with Clams F Jeremy Salomons leading the way with 4G, 1A.

Clams F Russ Gardiner showed everyone that he really was ready to play like the Rusty of 15 years ago, turning back the clock, and doing some terrific stickwork at the end of the first. All of his hard work would be rewarded with him finding the back of the twine of the Kodiaks net at the 8:54 mark of the third period.

The Kodiaks would take advantage of a lucky bounce, throwing it out in front ot the net, rewarded with it bouncing off Clams D Todd Ganske's skate, slipping through a sprawled Clams G Nigel Sadal.

The lead would be short-lived, as the Clams penalty kill unit of Salomons and F Travis Ross would do some great work together in the Kodiaks zone, pressuring to keep the puck in on the penalty kill, with Ross breaking up a lead pass, and slipping it over to Salomons for the tying goal.

Tempers would flare up towards the end of the game, but it would all end civilized.

Next game up for the Clams is the Calgary Hornets on Tuesday night.

Three Stars:

1. Jeremy Salomons - 4G, 1A - leads the way, quick footwork, fancy stickwork, excellent team play
2. Travis Ross - 2A - really coming into his own, good pressure in the Kodiaks end, refuses to give up on a puck
3. Cam Smith - fills in on the blueline, excellent in his own end, creating chances in the offensive end

June 27, 2007
Plumbers defeat Clams
Tuesday night action saw the Drunken Clams square off against The Plumbers. Last time these two teams met, the Clams walked away with a 6-3 victory.

Playing on the Olympic sized iced at Calgary Centennial Arenas, the Clams would see themselves a little on the narrow reserve list, with #87 Mike Bloch seeing his first action of the season to bring the Clams to 10 skaters.

The Clam would downplay the short bench situation, and would do everything they could to put a puck past the Plumbers goaltender with #16 Pat Conacher taking a perfect feed from #6 Jeremy Salomons an putting it past the goaltender early in the third to make it a 2-1 game. That would be as close as the Clams would get as the Plumbers would take advantage of the tired Clams skaters and use their speed, and take the game by a score of 3-1.

Three Stars:

1. Pat Conacher - Menace to the Plumbers goaltender all night
2. Todd Ganske - Rugged blueliner logged some big ice time, including a 7-minute shift in the third.
3. Jason Cote - Numerous attempts, good speed, puck handling

June 21, 2007
"Shrek" returns; Clams roast Wings
\Wednesday night action saw the Clams, after a disappointing 8-4 loss to the wings while shortbenched, saw the return of Captain Shrek from Far Far Away, to lead the team to a 8-1 BBQ of the Hot Wings.

Shrek's visit in Far Far Away, while he tended to his Ogrely duties, must have been a bit sidetracked thinking of all the troubles back home as F Pat Conacher fed him time and time again only to seem distracted every time, missing golden opportunities to pad his stats.

The Marmot Line, consisting of Conacher, Cam Smith and Travis Ross came up huge again for the Clams leading the way combining for 7 points on the night.

''We grinded it out,'' Smith said after the game. ''We've been battling to get our game together, and we've come a long ways from the start of the season."

Clams G Nigel Sadal finally had a game where he let in a total amount of goals in the lower digit numbers. "I finally got the one off my back that I hadn't had in a while and it's nice to play with a little confidence. Hopefully it'll keep up for the next few games here, and we can pull together some more wins."

Next game up for the Clams sees them squaring off against The Plumbers, with the season series led by the Clams at 1-0-1, The Plumbers are sure to come out with their "A" game.

Three Stars:

1. Marmot Line - 2G, 5A - coming up huge during the game, pitching in when the Clams need them the most.
2. Todd Ganske - 1A - steps up huge on the shortened blueline, numerous attempts to score, excellent man-to-man coverage in his own end
3. Jason Cote - 2G - in his own words "I mixed the batter, and came back to spread the icing"; scores the first goal of the game, and the last.



June 19, 2007
Drunken Clams shoot for the Stars
In a hard fought, great effort, excellently played game, the Clams and Stars squared off in a 5-5 result on Monday night.

The Stars would open the scoring on a rare shorthanded opportunity, and add another to take a 2-0 lead into the second period. The Clams, led by some excellent play by F Jeremy Solomans and F Evan McDade to even the game up early in the second on two quick goals 12 seconds apart.

The Stars would counter back with 2 more goals later in the period, only to see the Marmot line, led by F Travis Ross, sliding a pass across the crease over to F Cam Smith who would easily deposit the puck into the open twine in the Stars net to bring the Clams within one heading into the third.

The Clams would strike on the powerplay early in the third to even the game at four, with Solomans scoring from a beautiful feed from F Jason Cote less than two minutes later to take their first lead of the game. The Stars would capitalize on their own powerplay attempt, scoring off a big rebound with 4:38 left to play in the game to even the game at five, and that's how the game would finish.

Three Stars:

1. Travis Ross - 1A - little big guy coming up huge in the offensive end, never gives up on the puck, creates some opportunistic turnovers.
2. Wade Bowley - 2A - Towering blueliner, cannon from the point, huge strength on the blueline
3. Jeremy Salomons - 3G - Quick speed through the neutral zone, offensive zone, leaves opposing blueliners wondering what's going on.

June 15, 2007
Drunken Clams left seeing Stars
Thursday night action was admittedly by the whole team, probably our worst performance of the season. Taking a 7-5 lead late in the third only to sit back and watch it vanish, and the winning goal with 10 seconds to go on a "questionable" missed too-many-men call left the Clams gazing, watching the Stars climb higher into first place.

The one bright spot of the game was the rekindled magic from the Marmot line on Travis Ross-Cam Smith-Pat Conacher combining for 6 points and was a menace to the Stars all night, with hardworking Travis Ross collecting his first 2 goals of the season, and ultimately taking a tripping penalty, l;eaving the most sportsmanlike player of the '06-'07 season out of the running for this summer's award.

Next game up is Monday, the second game of the back-to-back against the Stellarton Stars, and the Clams will be looking to rebound from a disappointing performance.

Three Stars:

1. Travis Ross - 2G - hardworking grinder member of the Marmot line
2. Pat Conacher - 2G, 1A - hardworking member of the Marmot line
3. Tie - Cam Smith 1A - the glue that holds the Marmot line together
Sabi Hundle - 2G, 2A - strong second efforts lead to his contributions

June 8, 2007
Clams continue to swarm in the third to defeat the Hornets
Thursday night action saw the Drunken Clams return to the W column of the standings defeating the Calgary Hornets 7-6.

The Hornets would capitalize on a usual slow start by the Clams taking a 2-0 lead into the second period. The Clams would rally back showing their grit and determination, scoring their first powerplay goal of the game to take a 4-3 lead late in the second, before the Hornets would sting the Clams for 3 straight goals within a 63 second span to take a 6-4 lead into the third period.

The Clams would regroup in the intermission, pulling out those stingers with #3 Cody McDade scoring early in the period to pull the Clams within one, and defenseman #22 Wade Bowley capitalizing on a 5-on-3 powerplay to pull the Clams even midway through the period.

Clams centre #91 Evan McDade would show some great grit and second effort motivation, diving for a puck off the faceoff to lift it over the glove of the Calgary Hornets goaltender in what would prove to be the game-winning goal. "I had to make up for some earlier lack of discipline moments in the season, and show to the new guys exactly what makes Evan McDade a top-notch performer."

The end of the third period would end in such a wild flurry activity with the Clams already down, the Hornets would pull their goalie for an extra attacker and a 6-on-4 opportunity. The game would end with Clams G Nigel Sadal standing up and giving the crossbar the biggest smooch of his career.

Next game up for the Clams is Tuesday night against the Beavers.

Three Stars:

1) Pat Conacher - 1G - a driving force all game, never giving up on the puck (Clams 2-0 in his two games returning, let's hope his head doesn't swell too big)
2) Wade Bowley - 2G, 1A - 6 points in the last 2 games, an effective blueliner, great firepower on the powerplay
3) Travis Ross - Excellent down low in the corners, always does his best to beat their guy to the puck, and successful the majority of the time

January 1, 1900
Drunken Clams bested by Thundercats
Monday night action saw the Drunken Clams (0-2-0) face off against the division leading Thundercats (2-0-0). Both teams would strike early with #18 Cam Smith's first of the regular season, before the Thundercats would flex their muscles to take a 6-1 lead into the third period.

#11 Jason Cote would add a goal midway through the third, before the Clams would be awarded a rare powerplay attempt towards the end of the period, capitalizing on a beautiful tic-tac-toe play with #6 Jeremy Salomons scoring with the assists coming from Smith and #26 Sabi Hundle to bring the Clams within 5 late in the game. The Thundercats would go on to win the game by a final score of 8-3.

Next up for the Clams on Wednesday night is The Plumbers (formerly The Cowboys), in their last tilt, they split a 2-2 decision.

January 1, 1900
Naked guy returns, Clams unclog the drains
Wednesday night saw the second game between the Drunken Clams and The Plumbers with both teams walking away from the first game with a 2-2 tie, with the Clams besting The Plumbers to even the season series in their best complete effort of the young season.

#6 Jeremy Salomons had a huge night with 4 goals and adding an assist with his first goal coming just 39 seconds into the game with an incredible wraparound attempt. He would add another in the first and complete the natural hat-trick just 1:51 into the second.

#16 Pat Conacher (aka The Naked Guy) returned to the Clams in a big way, finishing with 2 assists as the Clams ended their team record-tying 3 game losing streak, finishing the game by a score of 6-3, prompting rumours that he's the missing link. Only time will tell....

#73 Russ Gardiner had a strong game, complete with a number of opportunities to find the twine, finally doing so at 11:47 of the third to regain the Clams 3-goal lead.

POST GAME NOTES: The Clams headed onto the ice, only having one spare, as #27 Lawrence Parish had forgotten to bring his red jersey as the Plumbers only have whites, only to be pleasantly rewarded with the team arriving by waves just prior to the opening face-off. Summer hockey....happens all the time......Russ Gardiner continues to get the shaft, and moves further down the goon line as now Parish and Jason Cote both get more-involved than old Rusty in some on-ice squirmishes with Parish even dropping the gloves and still playing the game up to today. "Fucking NCHL" is the response we always get from Russ.....

Three Stars:

1. #6 Jeremy Salomons - 4G, 1A
2. #73 Russ Gardiner (self-proclaimed) - 1G
3. #16 Pat Conacher (2A revives Clams winning ways)

Next up for the Drunken Clams is the Hot Wings Tuesday night.

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