TPT Blog Day 3 – A successful tournament & a hearty dinner

Tuesday morning was an early one as our alarm clock rang at 7:00am to wake us up for our 7:30am breakfast. After breakfast we had to quick shower up and put on our suits as the bus was picking us up at 8:45am to bring us back to USA Hockey Arena. Our East Division team […]

TPT Blog Day 1 – Travel Day and mingling with the competition

After completing the weekend sweep over the Northeast Generals, six of the Rebels’ players hurried home to get a good night’s sleep. Dom Garcia, Gvido Jansons, Jack Leavy, Andrew Noel, Evgeny Yakovlev and I had an early Sunday morning flight to Detroit, MI to compete in the NAHL’s Top Prospects Tournament. We all met Coach […]

Blackmun to blog on 2017 Top Prospects Tournament

The Rebels have announced today that assistant captain Drew Blackmun will be blogging about next week’s Top Prospects Tournament. Blackmun, along with teammates Dom Garcia, Gvido Jansons, Jack Leavy, Andrew Noel and Evgeny Yakovlev, will be participating in the tournament. All of the Rebels’ players, with the exception of Jansons, will be playing for the […]

Day 12 Blog – Aston … the Rebels have landed

As the Rebels packed up following the final game of the road trip it was bitter sweet. The Alaskan tundra may have been freezing and dark at times but it was an experience that brought the team closer. Memories were made that will last a lifetime and one can’t ask for much more than that. […]

Day 11 Blog – A dreary day

And on the final day God said let there be light! The last day of the ever so long Alaskan road trip was here. Snow was falling and morale was high following a big win on Friday night. However, the last day would turn out to be a dreary one. As any typical Saturday game […]

Day 10 Blog – Game day & Bellant’s big night

Day 10. What a fine, fine day it was. It was your typical game day and to say the boys were focused is an understatement. A light breakfast kick started the day and then it was off to pregame skate. The ice session was short but it was just enough time to get a feel […]

Day 9 Blog – It’s all business as the team focuses on the Ice Dogs

Day 9 was pretty uneventful. We took the day to change our mindset from having fun to focusing on getting the job done on Friday and Saturday nights. After breakfast we headed back to the Big Dipper ice arena for practice. We took our practice back indoors to get a feel for their ice surface […]

Day 8 Blog – Outdoor rink practice, scrimmage and bowling

As the road trip continued, day 8 had much in store. A scrumptious breakfast courtesy of the LaQuinta helped start the morning off right. Some of the boys fired up Belgian waffles in the classic waffle maker. What a treat! After a great breakfast the boys were fortunate enough to visit the University of Alaska […]

Day 7 Blog – Travel day, plane and busing issues

Day 7 was another travel day. We woke up early in the morning and headed to the Soldotna Sports Complex for one last practice in Kenai. We then packed up our gear and headed to the hotel to pack our clothes. After a quick bite to eat we checked into the airport. Traveling through Kenai […]