Bantams win two, Minor Midgets split, Minor peewees tie and lose, Minor Atoms split and Peewees drop their only game.
QRD Weekly Report – Sunday November 1, 2015
KKP - Minor Midget
The KKP Minor Midgets split 2 recent games against ETA East division rivals Oshawa and Clarington.
Oshawa Generals (5-1 win - October 28)
In a tough October schedule with 15 games in 31 days the Devils battled hard and came out with two points on the road in a tilt versus the Gens. It was a physical battle in which Quinte played hard and smart to come out on top. Scoring for the Devils were Matt Sherwin with two goals and Dawson Baker with the same. Joe Roy added a snipe from the blueline to round out the scoring. Assists in this game went to Nate Dunkley (2), Devin Morrison, Zach Wheeler, Nick Zarichny, and Matt Poole. Evan Morrison kept guard of the Devil's net and had a strong showing.
Clarington Toros (4-0 loss – October 30)
Pierce Nelson was on duty for the 3 of the 4 goals in the game at the Rickard Arena and it was his side that suffered the loss in a 2 vs 3 match-up of the Eastern Division of the ETA. The Devils had the lion’s share of chances in this one, but the Toros capitalized on their chances and solidified their win with an empty net goal.
Stay tuned here for more stories from the #TeamFirst KKP Minor Midgets as they set their sights on the remaining two-thirds of the season!
Vanderlaan Building Products - Major Peewee
In their lone game of the week, the Vanderlaan Major Peewee’s come up dry with 0 points. Friday night they battled hard with the Whitby Wildcats, however could not pull off a win. Scoring the only goal for the Devils was Jasper Gilbert unassisted. Dixon Grimes was in the net.
The boys are back in action on the road next weekend, taking on the Kingston Frontenac’s and the Whitby Wildcats.
Foley Bus Lines – Minor Peewee
It was a tough week for the Minor Peewee Devils as they suffered their first loss in ETA action this year against the Pete's, and a tie on the road in Whitby.
On Monday Oct 26, the Devils hosted the Peterborough Pete's in Marmora. The Petes came out on fire with aggressive and close-checking play. The Petes beat the Devils on the board with two goals in the first period to take a 2 to 0 lead. The Devils answered with two goals of their own in the second by Trevor Hoskin and Phoenix Smith. The Petes would also add another in the second to end the period with a one goal lead and a score of 3 to 2. Assisting on the 2nd period goals for the Devils were, Cooper Matthews and Corbin Roach. Peterborough continued strong play into the third by adding another goal and the Devils answered with a goal from Connor Hunt, assisted by Phoenix Smith. In the end, the Devils couldn't capitalize and suffered their first ETA loss this year. Andrew Munro was in goal for the Devils.
On Friday Oct 30, the Foley Bus Liners travelled to Whitby to take on the Wildcats. The Devils got on the board first with an unassisted goal from Corbin Roach early in the first period. The Wildcats answered with a goal of their own on a power play to end the first period in a 1 to 1 tie. The next two periods saw end to end action and neither team could bury the puck in a goaltending duel. Final score was 1-1 as the Devils picked up their only point for the week. Corbin Votary was strong in the Devils net, going the distance in the final two periods of scoreless hockey.
Next action for the Foley Bus Lines Minor Peewee Devils is Nov 6,7 and 8 as they travel to Toronto to complete in the Shanahan Warrior Tournament.
CrossFit Belleville - Bantam
The CrossFit Belleville Bantams played host to the Peterborough Pete's and came away with a 5-2 victory. Ethan Taylor was brilliant in net when called upon during the opening period and the Red Devils opened the scoring in the first minute. The #TeamFirst mind set was beginning to show once again and early in the second they took a 2-0 lead and by the start of the third period it was 4-0.
The Bantams would get away from the defensive structure, #DefenceWins mentality being instilled upon them and allowed Peterborough to score twice before the game would end in a victory. Goals were scored by Bailey Matthews(2), Dalton Bancroft, Emmett Pierce and Logan White while assists went to Emmett Pierce,
Logan White(2), Conner Kennedy(2), Daniel Panetta and Michael Andrews(2).
Next up for the CrossFit Belleville Bantams were the Clarington Toros and the team came out flat in the first period and only managed to get a few shots on the Clarington goalie. The brief intermission before the start of the second period allowed the coaching staff to address their concerns and to serve as a wake-up call. The call was answered as the Red Devils scored 6 seconds into the frame and then added another 47 seconds later to completely deflate the Toros. At the end of the second period it was 4-0 and Brennan Bush who has been stellar all year for the Bantams would earn another shutout on route to an 8-0 win. The goals were scored by Emmett Pierce(2), Michael Andrews(2), Logan White, Daniel Panetta, Ryan Loiselle and Bailey Matthews while assists went to Derrick Vos(2), Dalton Bancroft(2), Cameron Supryka(2), Michael Andrews(2), Keegan Hunt, Conner Kennedy, Daniel Panetta, Bailey Matthews, Ryan Loiselle and Landon McClellan to round out the scoring. A team doesn't win 8-0 without great defensive efforts and the defensive players were great along with Zach Uens and Carden Guerin being left off the game sheet but were accountable in their own end which led to goals for their lines.
On Sunday the CrossFit Belleville Bantams travelled to Lindsay to tangle with the Central Ontario Wolves for the third time this season. Ethan Taylor would get the call between the pipes as he did last time against the Wolves just a few short weeks ago. It was a very slow and sloppy start to the game and unlike past games it carried into the second and the score was 0-0 at the end of two. After a short intermission between the second and third the team came out just as flat as they did in the first two. It wasn't in the cards tonight for the team and they lost 3-0.
Next up for the CrossFit Belleville Bantams will be the Barrie Colts on Saturday, who are undefeated thus far this season and lead the ETA.
Madison Excavating - Minor Atom
The Madison Excavating Minor Atom Red Devils split their games this week. They hosted the Oshawa Generals at the Quinte Sports and Wellness Centre this past Thursday. The Devils and Generals battled back forth throughout the first period of the game. With only 29 seconds left in the first, Jared Langdon put the Devils on the scoreboard with an assist from Kirk Stevenson. The Generals came on strong in the second and managed to sneak 3 goals past the Devils. The third period saw a determined group working to catch up. Langdon found the back of the net again and a third was put in by Nolan Donnelly, assists coming from Gage Butcher and Brody Partridge. Glen McInnes was strong between the pipes, but unfortunately it was the Generals who added one goal to take the win with a 4-3 final.
Sunday the Minor Atoms were back home at RCAF to face the Richmond Hill Coyotes. Ryland Murray potted the first goal of the game with the helper from Braedyn Rogers . While the Devils ended the second down a goal they once again regrouped and came back firing in the third. Liam Philip tied the game with a beauty assisted by Donnelly and Ben Vreugdenhil. Dean Spry was kept busy in the net but the Coyotes couldn't get another one passed. The go ahead unassisted goal for the Devils came from Langdon to seal the 3-2 win for the Minor Atoms.
Next weekend the Madison Excavating Minor Atom Red Devils head to the Shanahan Tournament in Toronto.