DYLAN WELLS AND JORDAN MALETTA/ TELL ALL. QUESTION AND ANSWER PERIOD COMING SOON!

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Example of one question asked – JORDAN what is your favourite movie and why?

JORDAN – “I would have to say my favourite movie is “Dawn of the planet of the Apes”. “I just couldn’t get over the affects and the graphics. Truly an inspiring and moving film. The plot was great and it kept me at the edge of my seat every moment. Some people say that movies such as Gladiator and The Godather are so good, but to me they don’t hold a candle to the Ape movie. I thought that Caesar the Ape was a lot like Ludzy, always bouncing around, and always angry at whoever crossed him. Truly I can say that “Dawn of the planet of the Apes” was my all time favourite. I will always remember that day I saw the magical movie and the long lasting  affect it  has had on my life, not just personal but hockey as well.  When I feel down about my game I think about Caesar the Ape and what he would do if he had skates and my game starts to evolve similar to Caesar. I start getting pucks deep and finishing hits just like Caesar. During the season my teammates call me Caesar or Ape”

ASTORINO COMMITS TO UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA-HUNTSVILLE (NCAA D1)

RLG is Excited to announce Josh Astorino’s commitment to play D1 hockey at University of Alabama-Huntsville.  Astorino was named the OJHL Goaltender of the year. He posted a GAA of 1.93 and a Save Percentage of .936, leading the league in both categories all while amassing 28 wins and only 3 regular season losses in capturing the Buckland cup. Josh has been a student and an instructor at the RLG camps clinics for the last 7 years and becomes RLGS first student to commit to a D1 program. We couldn’t be more excited and more proud of Josh. We have seen so many ups and downs, highs and lows but most importantly  Josh never stopped believing in himself,  and never stopped improving. Sacrifices must be made to be  successful. Goo luck Asty, see you on the ice

DHILLON ATTENDS PENGUINS DEVELOPMENT CAMP

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RLG Would like to wish Niagara Icedogs goaltender Stephen Dhillon good luck this week at the Pittsburgh Penguins Development Camp. Dhillon is coming off an outstanding season in Niagara. He lead the OHL in games played with 59 and also lead the league in saves with (2114) while finishing with a Save Percentage of .914. Best of luck in the Steel City!

WELLS SIGNS WITH OILERS

The Edmonton Oilers have signed goaltender Dylan Wells to a three-year entry level contract.

Wells has just completed his third season with the OHL’s Peterborough Petes, helping the Petes reach the Conference Finals

During the regular season, the 19-year-old Wells appeared in a career high 52 games, registering a 3.07 goals against average and a .916 save percentage. He tied for third in the OHL with 33 wins, and also shared the fourth best save percentage in the OHL at .916, among goaltenders with 30 games or more.

The 6’2″, 182-pound goaltender had an 8-4 record in the playoffs, with a 2.51 GAA, and a .930 SV% over 12 games.

The native of St. Catharines, Ont. was named OHL Playoff Player of the Week on April 17, after registering two road wins and making 66 saves as the Petes completed a four-game sweep of the Kingston Frontenacs. Wells also became the first goaltender in Petes history to score a goal, and ninth OHL goaltender all-time, when he scored a goal into an empty net to clinch a 6-2 victory and series win in Game 4 in Kingston.

Wells opened the playoffs with an eight-game winning streak, in which he had a 1.94 GAA and a .944 SV%.

He was also a finalist for the OHL Goaltender of the Year Award this past season, and was the Petes’ nominee for the Red Tilson Trophy, awarded to the Most Outstanding Player of the Year.

Wells played for Canada Red at the 2014 World Under-17 Challenge in Sarnia-Lambton, Ont. and attended the Hockey Canada Program of Excellence goaltending camp in 2014, 2015 and again in 2016.

Wells was selected by the Oilers in the 5th round, 123rd overall, in the 2016 NHL Draft

Dylan has been a long time student and instructor at RLG and we want to congratulate him on signing!!

stay tuned for live interview with Dylan Wells himself.

LUDZIK SIGNS EXTENSION WITH ICEDOGS

Niagara Falls native Ryan Ludzik is returning to his home town Niagara Icedogs for a third straight season. “Well my family and I am real excited to get this done, the opportunity and platform I have to work from is second to none. The organization is the leagues best from the front office to the head coach and everyone in between. The Burke’s have treated me like nothing but family since day one. I believe family always sticks together and together we will continue the winning way in Niagara”

When asked about future or short term goals Ludzik was short and to the point “plain and simple I want to get results and I want to win. I know we have the staff to deliver and the players as well to win.  I know our coaching staff will do their jobs, so I have to be prepaired to do mine along side them. I want my staff confident in their goalies each and every game, and that means they need to be confident in my ability to get the absolute most out of my guys. I look forward to working with the staff and organization again.

attached below is the link to the article from the Icedogs website

GO DOGS GO!

http://niagaraicedogs.net/article/ryan-ludzik-signs-contract-extension

ASTORINO; RAIDERS WIN OJHL BUCKLAND CUP

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Next up for the Georgetown Raiders is the Dudley Hewitt Cup which starts May 2. The Raiders rode their netminder Josh Astorino who was also named the OJHL “Goalie of the Year” for a long playoff run. Astorino came off a stellar regular season which saw him post a record of 28-3-2, wi a GAA of 1.93 and a SV% of .936.  Astorino kept pace during the playoffs and when it mattered most. Astorino went 9-6-1 during the post season while holding a GAA of 2.32 and a SV% of .926.

Josh has been a long time client and instructor at the RLG summer camps. We would all like to wish him the best of luck at the Dudley Hewitt!!