Blind River

Beavers Celebrate Win with Students

Beavers Celebrate Win with Students
On Wednesday, April 19th, the Blind River Beavers visited Blind River Public School (B.R.P.S) for a pancake breakfast to celebrate their Western Division Championship in the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League.

The Beavers, who were battling for the Copeland-McNamara Championship, have been to B.R.P.S before to help the primary and junior grades with their reading. The staff and students thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated the visit from the Beavers so, they felt they needed to show thanks.

While the Beavers were eating their breakfast, which included pancakes, sausages, juice and of course, maple syrup, the students cheered the Beavers on in preparation for game 3. After they ate, the Grade 1/2 class bestowed them each with a certificate to reward their magnificent work with the students and in the community.

Yianni Liarakos, who is a top scoring forward, feels the reason his team has been so successful is a result of great teamwork and cooperation on the ice.

In addition to visiting schools, the Beavers have helped out other minor hockey teams in the town. Beavers captain Anthony Pullicino said, "I enjoy being in a small town and helping out with the minor hockey teams."

Even though the Beavers lost to the Powassan Voodoos, they were a pleasant addition to the community throughout the hockey season and the fans will be behind them and ready for next year!

Submitted by Mr. Rutland and his Grade 4/5 class at Blind River Public School

Editors note: I was invited to speak to Mr. Rutland's  Grade 4/5 class last week during their language block. The students have been working very hard on writing assignments; learning good writing skills, interview techniques, use of quotes, and of course punctuation and grammar. After talking to the class and reading some of their news stories, I was confident they could handle an assignment. Great job everyone! Your class article is excellent. You nailed the 5Ws, included an appropriate photo, and best of all, got your assignment in before the deadline.  A+