Minor Peewees earn silver and Atom reach Semi's at Toronto Jr. Canadiens Tournament.
Quinte Red Devils Weekly Report – Sunday October 4, 2015
Foley Bus Lines - Minor Peewee
The Foley Bus Lines Minor Peewee Red Devils travelled to Toronto this past weekend to compete in the Canadiens Cup. The Devils represented themselves well and had a strong showing, making it to the Finals to take on the host Toronto Junior Canadiens.
On Friday Oct 2, The Foley Busliners opened the tournament with a spectacular performance and defeated the top ranked Mid Fairfield Jr Rangers by score of 3 to 1. Scoring for the Devils were; Phoenix Smith, Donovan McCoy and Trevor Hoskin. Assisting on the Devils goals were Connor Hunt, Blake Ellis and Corbin Roach. Corbin Votary guarded the Devils net with a solid performance allowing only one power play goal.
In game two of the tournament, the Devils faced the Brantford 99ers. Trevor Hoskin and Isaac Brown each scored twice. Donovan McCoy and Cooper Matthews added singles as the Devils defeated the 99ers by a score of 6 to 3. Providing the helpers were; Kendrick Webster with three, Corbin Roach with three, Blake Ellis with a pair, Sami Douglas-Najem, Cooper Matthews, Connor Hunt, Corbin Roach with a pair, and Donovan McCoy. Andrew Munro was rock solid in the Devils cage.
On Saturday Oct 3, The Foley Bus Lines Minor Peewees faced the Buffalo Saints and skated away with a 7 to 2 victory. Lighting the lamp for the Devils were; Isaac Brown with a hat trick trio, Corbin Roach with a pair, Connor Hunt, and Kendrick Webster. Assisting the Devils snipers were; Trevor Hoskin, Kendrick Webster, Cooper Matthews and Connor Hunt. Corbin Votary stood tall once again in the Devils net.
In the final game of the round robin, the Devils faced the Toronto Nats and completed the round undefeated with a score of 6 to 2. Trevor Hoskin scored a pair, while Liam Filip, Isaac Brown, Kendrick Webster and Connor Hunt added singles. Assists went to; Donovan McCoy with a pair, Cooper Matthews, Isaac Brown, Aaron Brown, Trevor Hoskin, Corbin Roach and Kendrick Webster. Andrew Munro guarded the Devils net with another solid performance.
On Sunday Oct 4, the Devils faced the London Jr Knights in the Semi-Final. The Devils dominated the Knights allowing only one goal on a powerplay as they skated to a 5 – 1 victory. Netting the Devils goals were; Aaron Brown, Cooper Matthews, Corbin Roach, Kendrick Webster, and Trevor Hoskin. Assisting the goalscorers were; Kendrick Webster with two, Trevor Hoskin with a pair, Owen Gibson, Liam Filip and Corbin Roach. Corbin Votary was rock solid and made several key saves in the Devils win.
In the Championship Match, the Foley Busliners faced the always strong Toronto Junior Canadiens. The Devils and the Canadiens were the only two teams to go undefeated leading up the Championship Game. The Devils played hard; but in the end, the Canadiens came out on top by a score of 4 to 1. Trevor Hoskin scored the lone goal for the Devils and Andrew Munro was in net as the Devils brought home Silver.
Next action for the Foley Bus Lines Minor Peewee is this Wednesday night on the Yardman Arena as they host the Whitby Wildcats at 630pm.
Bonn Law - Atom
The Bonn Law Major Atoms travelled to the GTA this past weekend for their second tournament of the season hosted by the Toronto Junior Canadiens. The first game of the Canadiens Cup saw the Devils take on the GTHL's North York Rangers in a very early Friday morning match up. The Devils put on a very impressive display of teamwork while dominating the game and skating to a 5-1 win. Jacob Brown handled the goaltending duties for this game and turned away all but one of the Rangers' attempts.
The second game of the tournament saw the Red Devils take on the Elgin Middlesex Chiefs. It was the Chiefs who struck first as the Devils seemed to be feeling the effects of their early morning. The Chiefs then added another and the Devils scored one of their own, but still found themselves trailing by a goal at the end of the first period. The rest of the game was a different story as the Devils found their stride, and tallied three more to take the game 4-2. Tucker McKichan was solid between the pipes to earn the win.
Next up was the Chicago Young Americans. This was a very fast paced back and forth game that saw both teams getting quality chances. Although Chicago was first to get on the scoreboard, the Devils tied things up and took the lead before CYA added one of their own to tie things up again. The game stayed tied until late in the third when CYA managed to take the lead again and added another with less than a minute left. The Devils continued to work hard, but unfortunately ran out of time and fell to CYA 4-2. Despite the loss, Jacob Brown was sharp in the net for the Devils.
The Devils had to wait until later in the day for their final round robin match up with the Cumberland Grads. After the morning's loss, they knew this game was a must win if they wanted to get to the Quarter finals on Sunday. Tucker McKichan was in net for the Devils this time and although the Grads snuck one by him early in the game, his stunning performance gave his team the opportunity they needed to battle back. The Devils continued a firing on slot of shots on the Grads' goalie until finally with only a few minutes left, their hard work and determination paid off and they were rewarded with a goal to tie the game. Then, in dramatic fashion, they added another for the 2-1 win.
The Devils finished out the round robin play in 5th place overall out of the 16 teams that participated in this tournament. Their finish was enough to secure the first of two wildcard spots in the Quarter finals the next day where they would face the Whitby Wildcats. The Devils are quite familiar with the Wildcats and were looking forward to an opportunity for redemption after last weekend's loss. The game was a tense back and forth battle that saw both teams exchanging scoring chances along the way, but Jacob Brown sure came to play and was phenomenal for Quinte making several highlight reel saves between the pipes. Both teams fought hard, but when the buzzer sounded at the end of the 3rd, the score remained 0-0. 5 minutes of 4 on 4 overtime and 3 minutes of 3 on 3 overtime decided nothing as the match remained scoreless. Ultimately, the game was decided in a shootout with the Wildcats stealing the win.
Overall, the Devils have a lot to be proud of after this past weekend's performance and look forward to next weekend as they will participate in their home tournament, The Quinte Cup.
Madison Excavating - Minor Atom
The Madison Excavating Minor Atoms were on the road this past Friday in Bowmanville facing the Clarington Toros. In their first league play against the Toros, the Devils were a determined group and out worked the Toros from the start. While both teams were held off the scoreboard for the first period, there was no stopping the quick Devils in the second. Landon Wright opened the scoring with a beauty from Ryland Murray. Liam Philip scored a second for the Devils with the helper going to Jared Langdon. The third period saw the Devils score a couple more quick goals from Brody Partridge and Langdon, with the assists going to Nolan Donnelly(2) and Wright. The Toros tried to tip the scales in their favour with a couple late goals in the third but Dean Spry stood tall in net, securing the 4-3 Devils win.
The season home opener on Sunday had the Devils playing host to the quick paced Markham Waxers. Both teams were kept off the scoreboard until late in the first when Philip found the back of the Waxers net. Assists coming from Langdon and Ben Vreugdenhil. The second period saw both teams battling hard, both facing a few power play opportunities but scoring was saved
for the third period. Glen McInnes faced a flury of shots in the third and the Devils buried another one unassisted from Wright to take a 2-0 lead. The Waxers managed to come back with 2 quick goals in the middle of the period. While the Devils continued to work hard they were unable to score the go ahead goal and finished the game with a 2-2 tie.
Next weekend the Madison Excavating Minor Atoms will play host to the Central Ontario Wolves at RCAF Arena at 3pm Sunday.
Free Flow Petroleum - Minor Bantam
The Free Flow Petroleum Minor Bantam Red Devils extended their unbeaten streak to 5 games this week. On Wednesday, they tied the Markham Waxers 1-1. On Saturday, they skated to 1-0 win over the always-tough Barrie Colts; Maddi Wheeler scored the difference maker.
And on Sunday, the team finished in a 4-4 deadlock with the North Central Predators. Scoring were Isaac Langdon (2), Adam Thistlethwaite, and Jacob Gilbert. Helping out with assists were Zach Lavergne (2), Treyton Finch, Mack Morrish, Curtis Dicks and Jacob Gilbert.
Crossfit - Bantam
It was a very busy week to end the month for the Bantams as they were on the ice 8 out of 9 nights and welcomed October which contains a more structured schedule. Effort, Execution and striving for Excellence were prominent within the team as they focused their sights on Oshawa on Wednesday night.
The #TeamFirst approach is working well and against Oshawa it continued as they won 3-1. The defensive side of their game has been one of the key reasons for the early success. Good defence starts with good goaltending and Brennan Bush was solid again in net as he turned away every shot with the loan goal being a crafty deak by the Oshawa player. The defensive pairings played well as they moved the puck to the forwards who were able to gain the Oshawa zone and maintain pressure in the offensive area.
There wasn’t much time to savour the victory over the Generals as the CrossFit Belleville Bantams hosted the Kingston Frontenacs on Thursday at the QSWC. The #TeamFirst and #Defence-B4-Offence mentality played into the hands of victory once again. The entire Teams’ defensive efforts kept the shots and chances for Kingston to a minimum and the Red Devils skated to a 3-2 victory.
The boys lead the game in every known hockey category-stat and controlled the game but gave Kingston life nearing the mid-point of the third period but stayed calm, cool and collective as they turned on the second gear to stimmy Kingston and only allowed 2 shots in the remaining six minutes. A solidified defensive effort secured the victory and gave the team three wins in their last three games.
A much needed and deserved night off on Friday then the CrossFit Belleville Bantams were driving down the 401 on Saturday to Clarington to take on the Toros for a matinee affair. This is a repeated statement ….. The #TeamFirst and #Defence-B4-Offence mentality played into the hands of victory once again. It took almost the entire period and with 1:26 remaining in the first period before Clarington salvaged a shot on net and it was from the blue-line.
The Toros managed less than 10 shots in the game as the forward group played extremely well in their own end and just as imperative they were able to stifle the offensive efforts of Clarington in the neutral zone coverage. Brennan Bush was in net to earn the shout-out but it was a collective Team effort, Team defence and a strong effort by the “D” groupings that allowed the shut out to occur. The Red Devils skated to a 6-0 win and now have a 6 win and 1 loss ETA record for the season.
On Sunday the CrossFit Bantams were hosted by the Whitby Wildcats in the first of four meetings this season between the two teams that will no doubt help determine who will finish first in the East. In years past Whitby has always been first and Quinte second and the season matchups were typically split or favoured Whitby. Tonight was no different as the Wildcats skated to a 6-3 win over the Red Devils to take sole possession of first place.
McInroy Maines - Midget
The MInroy Maines Major Midgets took all four points this weekend against Barrie and North Central.
On Saturday night the Devils beat a hungry Barrie squad 4-2 with goals from Nick Hoey, Tanner Sheppard, Colin Vandenhurk and Shelby Rienstra with the goals. Billy Finney, Greg Thomas and Greg Powles (2) had the assists. Anthony Bertucca had a stellar performance in the cage.
Sunday in Rama, the boys faced another tough opponent after going down 2-0 in the first the boys battled back and won the game 5-2. Dawson Ellis lead the charge with 2 goals, Tanner Sheppard, Shelby Rienstra and Dominic Della Civita had the goals. Greg Powles,Shelby Rienstra, Tim Morton, Colin Vandenhurk, Mack Warren and Brock Bronson had the assists with Sean Storr standing tall in the cage.
The Devils are back home this weekend for two games hosting Central Wolves Friday at the RCAF arena 8:00 start. Saturday the Richmond Hill Coyotes are at the Yardman for a 7:30 start.
KKP – Minor Midget
Wednesday Sept 30th (3-3 Tie v Central Ontario Wolves)
This midweek game started on a sobering note. In the early hours of Tuesday the Central Captain Braydon Leeking lost his mother to a courageous battle from cancer. Honouring Dawn Leeking and all those we know and love who have battled the disease the KKP Minor Midgets observed a moment of silence before the first puck dropped. As with all major events in these young athletes lives, the game started with a reminder of the community of families that is minor hockey.
With the starting whistle Central jumped out to a quick 1-0 lead but in the second Nate Boomhower answered back with the help of Devin Morrison to tie the game at 1. Matt Sherwin added two more with assists going to Roy, Dunkley and Zarichny. The Devils turned aside the relentless attack of the Wolves but a courageous unassisted effort by Leeking found its mark past goaltender Nelson. Sparked by their Captains play the Wolves would add another to complete the comeback for a 3-3 final. To a stunned Devil's side although it felt like a loss the crowd stood and saluted a great effort by a brave young man and his team. The Devil's supporters were also happy to collect over $160 for the Canadian Cancer Society in lieu of a 50/50. Regardless of the outcome the game and it's atmosphere were a great reminder that we are just one big hockey family.
Saturday Oct 3rd (4-1 Loss v Barrie Jr. Colts)
It wasn't the prettiest game and it resulted no points for the Devils but like all losses it was a great opportunity to learn and grow. The Devils played well on the big ice of the Yardmen but with the Jr. Colts capitalizing on all their chances the Devils couldn't recover. Scoring the lone goal for Quinte was Devin Morrison with help from Matt Poole and Nate Boomhower. Evan Morrison guarded the crease well in this one for the Devils.
With that game behind them they looked forward to a tilt with the Petes.
Sunday Oct 4th (5-0 Win v Peterborough Petes)
In the third of three games this week the Devils downed the Petes in a 5-0 win on the road. It was a balanced attack that saw the Young Gentlemen Devils dominate the scorekeeper's sheet on the back of net-minder Pierce Nelson. Nelson who was credited a shutout for his team turned aside 15 shots alone in the first and kept the Petes at bay for the remaining forty. Scoring for the Devils were Devin Morrison with one goal and two helpers, with Poole, Dunkley, Baker, and Boomhower adding singles. Leonard, Sherwin, and Roy added single points with their assists.
The Devils take their 3-1-1 record into a break where they travel to London to compete in the Wendy Dufton Memorial Tournament on October 9th. For news, scores and all things Devil follow @QuinteRedDevil and the Gentlemen Devil