It is the way that every team envisions starting the upcoming hockey season. Defending the NEAJBHL Title, not for the first time but for the Third Time! The 2012-2013 season witnessed the most successful campaign in Cold Lake Ice History! Not only did they capture their third straight League Championship, but they also claimed their first Provincial Bronze Medal!
This season we bid farewell to some of the most successful and decorated players in Team history. Last years' Captain, Niko Bourget, who secured a hockey scholarship from Concordia University who competes in the ACAC, three time goaltender of the year, Dusty Hyde, fan favourite, Ashton Restau, and the hardest hitting player, Matt Laboucane. All four players had extremely successful Cold Lake Ice Careers and will be deeply missed by the team and the fans!
The departure of key players also brings the excitement of fresh new faces looking to make huge impacts and contributions to the Champion Ice. The team is also very pleased to welcome back League MVP and leading goal scorer, Dallas Ansell, who looks to improve on his numbers from last season. With no changes behind the bench, the familiar faces of Brad Paice and Corey Wandler return as Associate Coaches, and Kim Sydora will be back for her second year as Head Trainer. As for myself, I was more than happy to sign on for another term with this Team and will strive to capture the elusive provincial Gold medal!
This season will be filled with excitement and energy! The team takes great pride in bringing a high level of Junior Hockey to the City of Cold Lake and will continue to do so for many years to come. A fourth straight Championship will be the only acceptable result for this organization. This will ensure that no other team wants to enter into the loudest, most intimidating barn in the league: The Home of The Cold Lake Ice!!
Neil Langridge Head Coach and General Manager Cold Lake Jr B Ice
Congralulations to the 2012/2013 N.E.A.J.B.H.L. Champs!!!
President, Cold Lake Ice
The Cold Lake Ice are a Junior "B" Ice Hockey team based in Cold Lake, Alberta, Canada. They are members of the North Eastern Alberta Junior B Hockey League (NEAJBHL). They play their home games at the new Cold Lake Events Centre.