Minor Midgets reach quarter finals at Wendy Dufton Memorial Tournament in London.
KKP - Minor Midget
This past weekend the KKP Quinte Red Devil Minor Midgets travelled to London to take on the best of Minor Midget hockey in the Wendy Dufton Memorial Tournament. There were teams representing all the Minor Hockey Associations in the province. The Devils had a tough division going into the tournament but were equal to the challenge.
Game 1 – Barrie Colts (2-1 Win)
There was no score for 36:45 of this 45:00 game but the last 8:15 was a thrilling tilt between two of the leading ETA Teams at the Wendy Dufton Memorial Tournament. The KKP Minor Midgets had the crowd on their feet in a thrilling 2-1 edging of a solid Barrie Jr Colt team.
With only 10 minutes of penalties between the two teams the game was decided by the Men in Black capitalizing on their chances and shutting the door on the opposite side. Scoring the first of those two goals was Zach Wheeler, with a rocket of a shot from the blue, set up nicely Dunkley and Crowe. Devin Morrison was credited with the second and winning effort with help from Hunter and Theo. The goal-tending was stellar again with Evan Morrison in net however, today the goals represented the game perfectly – a solid #TeamFirst victory in which every player played their part with excellent resolve and result!
Game 2 - Halton Hurricanes (3-3 tie)
It was as dramatic as the first game of the round robin with the Devil's late goal playing the spoiler and causing both teams to split the spoils and take one point each. With this tie the Red Devils are leading their division with 3 out of a possible 4 after day one.
Pierce Nelson was in net for this one and helped his team stay even with the Hurricanes of Halton right to the end. With Halton scoring their three goals within an 8 minute spree in the second it was up to the Devils to try to close the gap for the rest of the game.
The Devil's first tally came from a Dawson Baker shot with Warren and Suzuki setting up the goal in the midst of the Halton three. The second goal, shorthanded, would be set up by defencemen Warren and Wheeler with Hunter Leonard finding back mesh. The tying goal which caused the bench and stands to erupt in unison was Baker's second this time with Dunkley collecting the helper. This final goal came with the extra attacker on the ice and a mere 0:32 on the clock!
Game 3 – Mississauga Reps (3-2 Win)
Every game in a Tournament is an important one and in this the Devil's took care of business downing the Mississauga Reps of the GTHL 3-2 in the third game of the Wendy Dufton Tourney in London.
After two tense games this game, after a good night's rest, seemed to just go in the Devil's direction. Although the Reps scored first the Devil's battled back with a goal for Baker assisted by Sherwin and Dunkley. Next in line was Dunkley, unassisted, to take the lead and the Devil's wouldn't look back from there. Poole would add the icing on the proverbial cake with help from teammates Morrison and Warren.
Game 4 – Chatham-Kent Cyclones (4-0 win)
It was a solid #TeamFirst win for the Young Gentlemen Devils in the last game of the round-robin. The Devils witnessed Chatham-Kent make epic comebacks against their divisional rivals but not today. With the win the Devils took top spot in their division and secured a spot in the Quarter Finals at the Dufton.
Scoring for the Devils in this one was Joe Roy, Dawson Baker, Matt Poole, and Hunter Leonard. Helpers were assessed to Crowe (2), Suzuki, Leonard, Wheeler, Morrison, and Baker. Pierce Nelson was strong for his side giving them every chance to keep Chatham at bay and propel the Devils forward on the attack.
Quarter-Finals – York-Simcoe Express (1-0 loss)
Throughout the years when the (2000 birth year) Quinte Red Devils and York-Simcoe Express have met the battles have seemed a little like David and Goliath. The game was tightly contested with both team creating quality chances and having equal share of the gameplay. It was the difference of one powerplay goal in the first period that eventually was the game winner.
The next two league games are against the York-Simcoe Express at St. Andrews College on October 17th , followed by a game in Lindsay on Sunday October 18 against the Central Ontario Wolves. As always you can follow the Minor Midgets @MMidgetDevils on Twitter.
Foley Bus Lines - Minor Peewee
The Foley Bus Lines Minor Peewees pick up another 6 points this past week with wins over Whitby, Peterborough, and Markham.
On Oct 7th, the Busliners hosted Whitby at the Yardman Arena for first time since last year’s OMHA Championship. The Busliners came through with flying colours once again as they doubled the Wild Cats by a score of 4 to 2 in front of the home crowd. Scoring for the Devils were; Kendrick Webster, Connor Hunt and Trevor Hoskin with a pair. Assisting on the goals were Donovan McCoy with two, Cooper Matthews with two, Cole Campbell and Tevor Hoskin. Corbin Votary was solid in the Devils cage to help with the win.
On Oct 10th, the Minor Peewee Devils hosted the Peterborough Petes at the Yardman Arena. The Devils went on a rampage, outscoring the Petes by a score of 12 to 1. Trevor Hoskin collected a hat trick, Liam Filip scored twice, Corbin Roach lit the lamp twice, and singles were added by Kendrick Webster, Blake Ellis, Phoenix Smith, Owen Gibson, and Cooper Matthews. Providing the helpers were; Cooper Matthews with three, Trevor Hoskin with a pair, Kendrick Webster with two, Owen Gibson, Aaron Brown with two, Isaac Brown, Donovan McCoy with two, Corbin Roach, Connor Hunt, Cole Campbell, Blake Ellis, and Sami Douglas-Najem. Andrew Munro stood tall and was near perfect in the Devils net.
The Foley Busliner Devils travelled to Markham on Sunday Oct 11 to tackle the Waxers. The Devils skated to a solid 5 to 1 victory over the Waxers as Phoenix Smith scored twice; with Connor Hunt, Cole Campbell, and Trevor Hoskin each adding singles. Assisting on the Devils goals were, Cole Campbell, Corbin Roach with a pair, Trevor Hoskin, Kendrick Webster, Blake Ellis, and Connor Hunt. It was another day at the office for Corbin Votary who was sharpe in the Devils net.
Next action for the Foley Bus Lines Minor Peewees is Wednesday night; Oct 14, as the Devils host the Central Ontario Wolves on the Yardman Arena.
Madison Excavating - Minor Atom
The Madison Excavating Minor Atom Red Devils played host on Sunday of the Thanksgiving weekend to the Central Ontario Wolves. The Devils were quick off the draw against the Wolves, dominating the game to take a 13-0 win. The shut out going to Dean Spry. Red Devil goals went to Kirk Stevenson(4) Jared Langdon(3), Nolan Donnelly, Gage Butcher, Landon Wright, Liam Philip, Brody Partridge and Ben Vreugdenhil. Assisting in the game were Deacon Ellis(2), Stevenson(2), Vreugdenhil(2), Braedyn Rogers (2), Ty McCambridge, Butcher and Langdon.
Next league play for the Minor Atoms is in Richmond Hill on Saturday, October 17th at 2pm and back home at RCAF Sunday, October 18th at 3pm versus the Peterborough Petes.
CrossFit Belleville - Bantam
The Bantams would like to thank their Team sponsor CrossFit Belleville and their bag sponsor
Al White Landscaping and Excavating for all of their continued support over the last few years.
The players would also like to thank McKenzie for the “tunes” that has helped motivate them to a 4 and 1 winning record thus far at home. The Bantams played host to the Oshawa Generals on Thursday night and played well enough to win.
Good teams find ways to win and this is what the boys accomplished. When effort, execution and #TeamFirst approach are present each and every shift, in each and every game, the game is played in the oppositions end, more offensive opportunities are generated and fewer shots on goal are allowed. Great teams win and win convincingly night in night out and this is the benchmark that is being established for the boys but obtaining this goal hasn't been executed consistently each and every game on the ice
Brennan Bush stopped all but 2 shots on the night as he played well and the defensive efforts of Derrick Vos, Keegan Hunt and Zac Uens kept the Generals at the perimeters' edge while Conner Kennedy, Cameron Supryka and Cardin Guerin kept Oshawa guessing on the breakout plays as they moved the puck to the forward groupings. The CrossFit Bantams won 4-2 and faced the Clarington Toros on Saturday.
The Red Devils came out strong and carried the flow of the game and wanted to build on their winning ways but Clarington wasn’t rolling over easily. The CrossFit Belleville Bantams scored late in the first period to take the lead, a lead they would never relinquish. Ethan Taylor stopped all but 2 shots as the Red Devils won 4-2. The forward lines maintained a steady fore-check and kept the pressure deep.
The CrossFit Belleville Bantams will travel to Aurora on Saturday as they will be hosted by the York-Simcoe Express at St. Andrews College.