Saturday, March 31, 2007


This morning's Ottawa Sun cover got me all excited and then I realized it was refering to my nephew, Mike Fisher, and not me. We're both "Fish" but when we're together Mike is LITTLE FISH and his uncle is BIG FISH.

Last night Mike passed his previous record for points in a season when he scored 2 goals and picked up a helper in the Senators' 5-2 win over the Canadiens. Mike now has 22 goals (tying last year's career high of 22) and 25 assists for 47 points. Last year Mike had 22 goals and 22 assists for 44 points in 68 games. This season he has amassed 47 points in 64 games with an opportunity to add to that total in the final four (4) games.

Do I sound like a proud uncle? Good! I am! I'll get to see Mike play in Ottawa against Jordan Staal and the red-hot Penguins next Thursday.

There'll be mixed emotions in that game but "blood is stronger than water" they say.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Bud Has Great Weekend

My nephew Bud Fisher had a great weekend as the Quinnipiac Bobcats won both games and will play in the ECACHL tournament semi-finals this weekend. CONGRATULATIONS, Bud!

The following story appeared on the Quinnipiac web site:
Quinnipiac University sophomore goaltender Bud Fisher (Peterborough, Ont.) was named ECAC Hockey League Co-Goalie of the Week on Monday afternoon. Fisher stopped 42 of 44 shots over the weekend to lift his club to the ECACHL tournament semifinals for the first time in program history with a sweep of Cornell.

Fisher opened the weekend by notching his third shutout of the year and fifth career blanking in a 1-0 overtime triumph. In all, he turned away 23 shots in that contest.

The next night, he bounced back from a tough first period to stop 19 of 21 shots in a 3-2 win over the Big Red. Most importantly, Fisher stopped all seven Cornell shots in the third period, including a late flurry with the Bobcats protecting a one-goal lead.

The Bobcats now move on to the ECAC Hockey League tournament semifinals, where they will face St. Lawrence on Friday night at the Times Union Center in Albany. The two teams will face off at 4:30 p.m. The winner of that game will advance to Saturday's championship game at 8 p.m. The loser will play in the consolation contest at 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Holy Land Boy Makes NHL Debut

Last night (Friday, March 9th) Ennismore, Ontario native (Peterborough area residents affectionately call Ennismore the "Holy Land") and former Peterborough Pete and Lindsay Muskie, Bryan Young made his NHL debut with the Edmonton Oilers. CONGRATULATIONS, Bryan! "Younger" was one of the most faithful attendees at our MONDAY WE HAVE FISH sessions during his years with the Petes.

We're proud of you, Bryan! All the best!

Breaking the Bread of Life

What a joy to take the Word of God and share it with the Peterborough Petes. This photo was taken at our most recent MONDAY WE HAVE FISH. 23 players attended. Thanks for your prayers!