The Pipeline Show is excited to bring you a series of guest player blogs by some of the top players eligible for the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. For a complete recap of the blogs so far, click on '2009 Guest Blogs' under 'Labels' down the right-hand side of your screen. To date we have heard from John Moore, defenceman with the Chicago Steel in the USHL, and Ethan Werek of the Kingston Frontenacs. More will be announced shortly but first, here is the second installment of 'Werek's World'.
Hello again... we have completed another successful weekend here in Kingston but I should probably start by filling you in with our team’s prior weekend.
We went on the road and did the Sarnia and London trip. I have to say it was my favorite “roadie” of the year. We stayed in an awesome hotel and got to play at the JLC in front of a packed house. We started off with a win against Peterborough, and then bussed down to Sarnia where we ran into a hot goalie and lost 2-1. The next day we had a matinee match against London. We kept up with them until the third when the ref’s decided to get some TV time on Sportsnet by awarding us an endless amount of penalties. We lost that game 7-2, but we competed hard and it was a good weekend for the team.
On the bus we usually stick to the same movies. I think on every bus trip this year we’ve watched “Step Brothers” and we’re at the point now where the team’s saying the lines as the movie is playing.
We have a pretty tough schedule ending off our season; Friday’s game is the first of 7 games in 9 days. We started it off on Friday at home where we beat Sudbury.
Saturday morning we were off to Mississauga where we lost 4-3 in a fast paced game. We ended the weekend off at home in Kingston where we went into the third period down 2-0. We were down 3-2 with 12 seconds left when we thought we'd tied it up-- but it was disallowed as it was called a high stick. But that didn’t stop us. With 1 second left we tied the game from a point shot from the point that hit one of their guys, went off my glove, then off one of the Barrie guys skate and in. We ended up winning the game in a shoot out.
Well I’m going to have to end my blog here as I have to finish up writing a paper for Politics that’s due tomorrow. Until next time!
Ethan Werek is ranked 24th overall by International Scouting Services (Feb '09) and 43rd in North America by NHL Central Scouting (mid-term rankings). The 6.05' and 191 lbs forward currently has 29 goals and 56 points in 62 games this year with Kingston.
(photos courtesy: The Kingston Frontenacs)