Asher Gingras' hockey season just ended last weekend as he played in the Brick Tournament in Edmonton. During that tournament, Asher put up one point in six games. The Brandonite has lots of local ties. His dad lived just down the road in McCreary.
Prior to the Edmonton, Asher put together a season that most dream about. Playing with the Brandon Atom A1 Storm, the 10-year-old combined for more than 100 points in league and tournament play. The team also had a lot of success. They won the Dauphin tournament and placed second in their three other tournaments. In the league finals, they came up short as they lost both games in the best of three.
In the provincials, Asher and the rest of the Storm finished in fourth place, but Gingras put together a weekend he won't soon forget. He scored 16 goals and added four assists in just four games.
"It was really fun playing with the Storm. I got to play with so many great people and we had a pretty good season," said Gingras.
When it comes to why he had so much success with his Atom team, Asher is quick to say he had a lot of help.
"My dad helped me so much. Whatever I needed to work on, he did anything he could for me," Gingras continued.
Asher continued his busy hockey lifestyle into the spring. He played for the Manitoba Jr. Jets and they played six tournaments. Just like he did with the Storm, Asher kept up his offensive production with the Jr. Jets.
In a tournament in Toronto, Gingras racked up four goals and four assists in four games. The team also played four Winnipeg tournaments. In those tournaments, Asher had 38 points (28G) in 20 games played. He led two of the tournaments in goals and tied for points in one and led the other in points.
As Asher prepares for the upcoming season, he'll take part in one more camp. Moving forward, he knows the key to having extended success is playing in both ends of the ice.
"I have to play better defensively going forward, so I'll be working on that," concluded Gingras.