I BELIVE!!! GO ICE GO!!!April 13 2005 at 10:43 PM
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I Believe!!! Go Ice Go!!!
We are a very lucky community here in Cranbrook to have the quality of hockey that we do here. This goes back a long way to the Days of the Cranbrook Royals winning championships from year to year with great success. And who can ever forget the Cranbrook Colts? they won so many championships in their respective league for years and years it was great, if there was a team you hated to play it was the Colts. And the Old Barn was crazy to go to for rival games. The ICE came here and got a taste of the Old Barn days before the contract fulfillment with the new arena was completed. They were OK here for a the first years and some success but who cared, WE HAD A DUB TEAM HERE!!!! whether we won or lost it was so awesome with the crowds pretty much right on top of the players on the bench and the ice. We had many memorable players come through here in those days, many of which went on to play pro and NHL carreers. When the arena was built it was like a transformation from a hick town arena type atmosphere at the games to somehting the ICE took great pride in. They looked awesome out there on that brand new ice with all new Building around it. no more wood benches to sit on right beside the next guy about 2 inches over! This was the real deal now! They started to take over on that ice surface quite well, and found more success through out the league in match ups. So much so that with the wicked goaltending of a young star in Dan Blackburn, along with many other very good players and Ryan McGill as head coach. With none other than Cory Clouston as assistant. We cleaned up in the WHL and made a trip to the Memorial Cup in Halifax! 2 years in the city of Cranbrook and we were going all the way!!! no one seen that one coming. only we lost out in three games straight to the more experienced teams over there that didnt have the HUGE expectations of a "come from no where team" as we were.
2 years later we were back for more in Guelph Ontario! HOLY CRAP! And you guessed it that was the true year of the ICE AGE!!! We brought home the Memorial CUP! The past few years have also been successfull in making a go at good season after good season with making the playoffs every year. Though we couldnt defend the Cup one more time. This season has been such a dream season for the hockey club in the second smallest city in the league, with so many new records set by individual leaders as well as many many new franchise records, HELL,DAWES SCORED 50!! And 50 playoff wins for the fastest in the league ever to reach 50 playoff wins. 54 now and the ICE still going strong!
we have been treated to the greatest season in franchise history this year in my opionion, And if you were lucky enough to catch most of or all of the games, then im sure you feel the same way about this team when I say that I BELIEVE!!! GO ICE GO!!!
Continue the winning tradition and bring it home once more ICE!!!
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