2002-03 Alumni Game

On January 18, 2003 the fourth annual Ryerson Rams Alumni hockey game was held at Lakeshore Lions Arena in South Etobicoke between the two teams listed below. After a two year drought, Team Blue captured it’s first victory under the new “Blue vs. White” format, by defeating Team White 6-5 in a thriller of a match.

Both teams were very evenly balanced and, although it was a fairly high scoring game, with four goals being scored in under two minutes during the second period, the goaltending was superb at both ends of the rink. One highlight that had the whole rink buzzing was a sliding foot save by Team Blue goalie, Gordon Beall, to rob Team White of sure goal late in the third period.

Players of the game, as selected by “Super Fan” Susan Barrett, were Ian Richardson from Team White and Frank Sheffield from Team Blue. Player of the Game, as selected by the scorekeeper & timekeeper, was Frank Sheffield.

Due to the apparent closure of The Red Cactus Bar & Grill, the planned venue for or post game activities, the “meeting” was moved to The Blue Lagoon Bar & Grill on Lakeshore Blvd. and 20th St. One highlight of the “meeting” was multi-talented Darren Matias’ karaoke imitation of Johnny Cash. Enough said.

Box Scores
Team White Team Blue
GoalAssistTimePeriod GoalAssistTimePeriod
MieleRichardson, Gabbana11:141 CoburnSikkema1:382
RichardsonMiele2:072 LynchMatias, Sheffield2:362
GabbanaPfaff11:572 SheffieldMatias, Lynch3:032
BarrettRichardson5:313 SheffieldSturino, Little1:043
GabbanaRichardson, Miele10:363 SheffieldLynch6:163
     LynchSheffield8:383
Scoring1st P.2nd P.3rd P.O/TTotal
Team White12205
Team Blue03306
Alumni Game 2003 - Team Lineups
Game Athletic Therapist - Grant Woods
Team Blue
Last NameFirst NameYears PlayedPos Num
MatiasDarren1985-1989D16
SturinoChris 1995-2000D14
MitrovicMick 1994-1996D99
DowneyBob1974D2
SheffieldFranklin R1975-1979F79
CoburnWalter1972-1974F11
LittleRon1982-1986F13
SikkemaJon2001-2002F25
CookJustin1998-2002F23
NycilchukTim1983-1984F10
LynchKevin1991-1992F18
BeallGordie1976-1978G1
Team White
Last NameFirst NameYears Played Pos Num
KantzavelosPetro1994-1996D24
HoodJim1967-1969D88
ArmsterMike1980-1982D18
PfaffJoe1969-1972D4
KotackJason1997-2001F20
ArbourJohn1976-1980F11
MieleAnthony1994-1998F9
GabbanaMichael1993-1996F25
BarrettMike1975-1976F16
DuboisDavidProgram DirectorF99
RichardsonIan1992-1996F14
StoddartBob1967-1969G1