The Rockford area PeeWee House hockey team (11- and 12-year-olds) have started their season with an amazing 17-0 record. Virtually unheard of at any level of hockey, this team is Rockford proud and Ram tough. The team is made up of (front row, l–r) Grant Gabriel, Jacob Devries, Bradley Barnard, Brendan Coolbaugh, Nick Rethamel, Ryan Caron, Joey Benda; (back) Assistant Coach Dave Gabriel, Matthew Baker, Joel Pietila, Jeff Benda, Cam Hendrie, Nick Rogers, Assistant Coach Jukka Pietila; (back center) Coach Jay Benda; (not pictured) Cam Latour and Ryan Wolfe.
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