RIDGE MEADOWS DISH
February 23, 2012
Minor Hockey in Ridge Meadows is in full swing of the playoffs and the Juvenile A1 team, affectionately known as the 'Moose' are winding their way through the flurry of teams in order to achieve their ultimate goal of a Provincial Championship. Coached by Derek Ferguson, Derek Bedard and Brady Dysserink all whom are former Moose players.
The Moose have had plenty of playoff experience including a few trips to the Provincials (this year held at the Richmond Ice Centre). The 2008 crushing defeat to Surrey A1 in Prince George weighs heavily on the minds of these eighteen, nineteen and twenty year old. The brass ring was within reach but slipped through in the waning moments of the Championship Game.
Brenden Vogt, a goalie with the Moose is in his final year with the team. He has seen both the good and bad of the team's efforts and always keeps an optimistic approach to the game. When I spoke to Brenden and asked him for a quote, his response was quick and high spirited. "Well hopefully it will go Moose sweep Bruins".
The Moose already 2 points in the lead of the 4 point series will face the Burnaby Winter Club at Planet Ice (Cam Neely rink) on Sunday February 26th. The puck drops at 8:15pm and it is sure to be an exciting game.