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The Belle River Hockey Club would like to extend its deepest gratitude to all the dedicated fans and sponsors who supported our team throughout the past season. Thanks for a great year!

This year is a bittersweet year as the Canadiens end their tenure at Lakeshore Arena and move to their new Arena next year!  Hope to see everyone there, so until then, have a great summer!

Don't forget to check the website for updates as we get closer to Fall.

Canadiens' Season Ends, Essex wins GLJCHL Final!

The Belle River Canadiens ended their season yesterday losing 4-1 to the Essex 73s with the 73's winning their 3rd consecutive Great Lakes Jr. C Hockey Finals.  The Champion Essex 73's won the title in front of a season high attendance of 1089 fans in the final Junior C game to be played at Lakeshore Arena.  On behalf of the Belle River Hockey Organization we wish the Essex 73's the best of luck in representing this area in the Schmalz Cup Championship Series. See everyone next year at the new Arena!

Canadiens drop Game #5, 5-1

The Belle River Canadiens lost Game #5 of the best of 7 GLJCHL Finals, 5-1, in Essex last night going down 3-2 in the series.  Brad Carroll scored the lone Canadien short handed goal in the 3rd period assisted by Zack Bedard.  Mitch Topliffe got the call between the pipes turning away 36 shots on the night.

Game #6 returns to Belle River at the Hab House on Friday, March 14, 2014.  Neither team has yet won on the road and it looks like the first to do that will win the Series.  Puck drops at 7:30pm!  Let's get loud and proud in the Hab House, see you at the rink!

Kanally scores in OT, Series tied at 2 games apiece!

The Hab House was bursting at the seams with a record crowd of 947 on hand to watch their Belle River Canadiens tie the GLJCHL Finals Series at 2 games apiece with an OT win, beating the Essex 73's by a score of 2-1. Both teams gave the fans everything that Play-Off hockey has to give, "What a Series!'.

Essex took an early lead in the first period with a power play goal.  Branden Larocque tied up the game with a shot from the slot beating the Essex goaltender in the second period assisted by Mike Ditty and Brian Johnson.  Both teams battled it out through a scoreless third period bringing on overtime to decide the game.  At 7:51 in overtime Sebastian Kanally scored to seal the win with helpers going to Mike Ditty and Brandon Larocque.  Habs goaltender, Mitch Topeliffe, had a sensational game between the pipes turning away 40 shots including a penalty shot called early in the 3rd period.

The Series continues tomorrow, Tuesday, March 11, 2014 for Game #5 in Essex.  Come on out to Essex to cheer on your Habs.  Puck drops at 7:15pm.  See you at the rink! 

Essex wins Game #3, 3-0 regain Series advantage!

If you are one of the 2209 fans who have attended the last three games of the GLJCHL Finals between the Belle River Canadiens and Essex 73's you have certainly been treated to some very exciting hockey and last nights game was no different.  Both teams played scoreless hockey for 49 minutes before Essex would score on the power play to take the lead in the game.  Both goaltenders were razor sharp with Mitch Topliffe getting the call for Belle River turning away 29 shots allowing 2 goals.  Belle River outshot Essex tallying 40 shots on net although were unable to solve the Essex netminder this night. At the end of the day, the only thing that can be said is "What a Series!"

The Series continues tommorrow Monday, March 10th, 2014 at the Hab House for Game #4.  Calling all fans to come out and support your Habs as they look to tie up the Series with Essex leading 2-1.  Lets get loud at the Hab House.  Puck drops at 7:30pm.  See you at the rink! 

Logan Percy scores game winner! Canadiens take Game #2 to even Series!

Logan Percy scored the game winner with seconds left in a 3-3 game to tie the Play-off final series at a game apiece against the Essex 73's in front of 901 fans at the Hab House.  

Captain Mike Ditty led the Canadiens in points with a goal and 2 assists for 3 points on the night.  Ditty scored first at 8:29 in the first period on the power play assisted by Branden Larocque and Kody Gagnon.  Sebastian Kannally scored at 9:08 with helpers from Ditty and Larocque.  Brenden Crundwell scored at 13:25 on the power play assisted by Zack Bedard and Brad Carroll to make the score 3-0 after the 1st period.

Essex scored 3 goals in the second to tie the game going into the 3rd period where it remained deadlocked until the final seconds of the game with a power play goal from Logan Percy assisted by Brian Johnson and Mike Ditty to take the win.  Mitch Topliffe got the call between the pipes turning away 18 shots for the win!  Head Coach Rob Serviss was very pleased with the heart and composure shown by this young team especially after Essex scored their 3rd goal.

The Series continues tonight, Saturday, March 8, 2014 in Essex for Game #3 with the series tied at 1 game apiece.  Puck drops at 7:15 pm.  See you in Essex! 



Belle River drops first game in Essex, 6-1

The Belle River Canadiens lost the opening match of the GLJCHL finals in Essex by a score of 6-1.  Brenden Crundwell had the lone goal for the Canadiens scored on the power play assisted by Brian Johnson and Branden Larocque.  Mitch Topliffe got the call between the pipes and turned away 45 shots for the loss.

The Canadiens return to the Hab House on Friday, March 7, 2014 for Game #2.  Puck drops at 7:30pm.  Come out and support your Habs!  See you at the rink!

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