Minor Peewees won the
Shanahan Warrior Tournament in Toronto, and the Minor Bantams travelled to the
Windy City and reached the semi-finals at the Bauer World Invitational
Tournament. The minor atoms competed
hard at the Shanahan Warrior Tournament, the peewees had a couple of tough road
losses, and the Atoms won 2 and tied one in regular season play.
Foley Bus Lines Minor Peewee
The Foley Bus Lines Minor Peewee Devils travelled to Toronto this past weekend to compete in the Shanahan Warrior Tournament. 35 teams were completing for the “title” along with the Red Devils, but the Devils proved once again to be number 1 and took home the Title of 2015 Shanahan Warrior Champions.
Friday Nov 6 was the opening day for the tournament where the Devils faced two opponents. In their first matchup, the bus liners faced the hardworking Cambridge Hawks. Devils came out flying and with two goals in the first period by Corbin Roach and Isaac Brown. Assisting on the goals were Trevor Hoskin, Liam Filip and Sami Douglas-Najem. Cambridge would add a goal in the second on a power play, but the Devils would answer with two more of their own. Scoring for the Devils in the 2nd period were Corbin Roach and Cooper Matthews. Assisting on the 2nd period goals were Trevor Hoskin, Connor Hunt and Kendrick Webster. The Devils would add their 5th goal in the third period as Corbin Roach found the back of the net and completed his hat trick. Assisting on the Roach goal was Phoenix Smith. Final Score for the Devils was 5 to 1 as Corbin Votary was solid in the Devils net.
Game 2 on Friday saw the Red Devils take on the Kanata Blazers. The Devils would route the Blazers in this match up as Corbin Roach netted a pair, as did Kendrick Webster. Phoenix Smith, Connor Hunt, Liam Filip, Cooper Matthews and Cole Campbell added singles. Providing the helpers were Isaac Brown and Connor Hunt with two each, Liam Filip, Cole Campbell with a pair, Phoenix Smith, Trevor Hoskin, Cooper Matthews and Aaron Brown. Final score was 9 to 3 in favor of the Devils as Andrew Munro took the win in the Devils cage.
In the third game of the tournament on Saturday Nov 7, the Devils met the Philadelphia Little Flyers. There was little resistance as the Devils attack was relentless and lit the lamp eleven times in a 11 to 0 victory. Connor Hunt completed a hat trick as part of the scoring. Trevor Hoskin, Cooper Matthews with two, Donovan McCoy, Aaron Brown, Kendrick Webster, Liam Filip and Corbin Roach also found the net with Devil goals. Providing assists were; Kendrick Webster with three, Corbin Roach with a pair, Sami Douglas-Najem, Cooper Matthews with a trio, Phoenix Smith, Connor Hunt, and Trevor Hoskin. Andrew Munro provided perfect performance to earn the shut out in the Devils goal.
Game four saw the Devils in a tough match up with the host Mississauga Reps. In end to end action the Devils managed two goals from Donovan McCoy and Corbin Roach on way to an eventual 2 to 2 tie. Owen Gibson and Corbin Roach provided the assists and Corbin Votary went the distance in the Devils cage.
After four games, the Devils found themselves seeded in third place after the regular round and were heading to play off Sunday. In the Quarter-finals on Sunday Nov 8, The Bus Liners faced the tough Middlesex Islanders. The Devils offence produced seven goals in this match as Kendrick Webster recorded another Devil hat trick. Trevor Hoskin scored twice, while Connor Hunt and Liam Filip added singles. Assisting on the Devils goals were Isaac Brown, Cooper Matthews with a pair, Connor Hunt with two , Liam Filip, Aaron Brown, Rheydan McCoy, and Corbin Roach with a set. Corbin Votary was solid in goal for the Devils coming up with huge saves when needed, Final score was 7 to 4 in favor of the Devils.
In the Semi-Final match, the Foley Bus Liners faced the Ottawa Sting in another exciting end to end game. Phoenix Smith, Aaron Brown, Trevor Hoskin and Connor Hunt scored for the Devils. Liam Filip, Rheydan McCoy, Owen Gibson, Sami Douglas-Najem, Kendrick Webster and Connor Hunt provided the helpers on the Devils goals. Andrew Munro had to come up big in the Devils net as the Devils defeated the Sting by a score of 4 to 2.
In the tournament Championship game, the Foley Bus Liners came out flying against the Don Mills Flyers and mounted another 6 goal attack. Scoring for the Devils were; Isaac Brown with a hat trick, Trevor Hoskin with a pair, and Liam Filip. Providing the valuable assists were Phoenix Smith with three, Liam Filip with three, Sami Douglas-Najem with two, Corbin Roach, Isaac Brown, and Aaron Brown. Corbin Votary was stellar in the Devils net stopping all but two shots as the Devils captured Gold and the 2015 Shanahan Warrior Tournament Championship Title with a 6 to 2 win.
Free Flow Petroleum Minor Bantam
On Tuesday, November 3, the Free Flow Petroleum Minor Bantams beat the Whitby Wildcats 3-1, in league play. Jacob Vreugdenhil (2) and Maddi Wheeler scored, while Isaac Langdon, Karsten Leonard and Zach Lavergne assisted.
On Thursday, November 5, the Red Devils rolled into the Windy City, Chicago, Illinois, to participate in the Bauer World Invite - in a field of 32 Elite American and Canadian teams. In a warm-up showcase game against the tournament host, Chicago Mission, in front of an electric packed house with several NHL alumni looking on, the team fell 5-1. Gavyn Stevenson contributed Quinte’s only goal.
Then, in the real action over the next three days, Quinte won 4 out of 5 to land themselves in the semi-finals against the Toronto Marlboros. After an incredibly well-played match, the Marlies took the game by a score of only 2-0. The round-robin play saw Quinte beat the San Diego Gulls (3-0), the Rocky Mountain Roughriders (Colorado;4-2), the St Louis AAA Blues (2-1) and the Chicago Fury (2-1). The sole loss came at the hands of Detroit Belle Tire (2-1).
Ethan McDonnell and Nick McGowan split the goaltending duties, with equally outstanding performances. Scoring the tournament goals for Quinte were Langdon (5), Vreugdenhil (2), Marshall McFarland (2), Leonard and Wheeler. Assists came from Ben Roger, Jacob Gilbert and Caleb Rock. The rest of the supporting cast, all of whom were integral to the successful weekend, were Cole McGuire, Mack Morrish, Curtis Dicks, Adam Thistlethwaite, Treyton Finch, and Connor MacGregor. QRD and the Quinte area can be proud of how they were represented.
Last week they picked up a 3-2 victory over the Kingston Frontenacs on Wednesday, October 28. In what always seems like a spirited family feud with our Kingston cousins, it was a tough match yet again. Scoring for Quinte were Jacob Vreugdenhil, Jacob Gilbert and Karsten Leonard. Caleb Rock, Treyton Finch and Connor McGregor helped with assists.
On Saturday, October 31, the minor bantams lost 4-2 to the Barrie Colts. Maddi Wheeler and Leonard notched the goals in this one, while Vreugdenhil assisted on both and Leonard helped on one. Ethan McDonnell played an outstanding game in net, and kept it close.
On Sunday, November 1, the team matched the still undefeated York-Simcoe Express in a 4-4 tie. This time, it was Nick McGowan, the other half of Quinte’s envied goaltending duo, frustrating the opposition attacks. Special applause to the effort of Gavyn Stevenson, who at one point chased the power-playing Express around their own end for almost half the penalty.
Bonn Law - Major Atom
The Bonn Law Quinte Red Devils Major Atom team picked up 5 of a possible 6 points in league play this past week. On Wednesday, the Devils were at home to The Peterborough Pete’s. Ben Lynch opened the scoring for the home team less than two minutes into the first period, but the Pete’s fought back and scored a pair of their own before the end of the first. Nick Oke scored early in the second period to tie the game, and Jack Dever and Joey Coates both found the back of the net before the end of the second period to give the Devils a 4-3 lead. Christopher Brydges and Cal Uens each scored a goal in the third, and while the Pete’s notched one more of their own, The Devils took the win 6-4. Adding helpers on the goals was Brydges (2), Oke (2), Dever, Ben Danford, Josh Cunningham and Tyson Carr. Jacob Brown was solid in net for the Devils.
On Saturday November 8, the Red Devils travelled to Clarington to take on the home team Toros. The teams exchanges chances in the first period, and Jacob Brown turned away the Toros offence. Ethan Quick scored an unassisted beauty in the second period, to put his team up by a goal. Solid defensive play of the team allowed them to carry the one goal lead into the third period. With just over a minute left in the game, Spencer Cranley tipped a cal Uens shot, and the Devils would skate to a 2-0 win. Jacob Brown was sharp in net to earn the shutout.
On Sunday November 8, the Devils were in Peterborough to take on the determined Pete’s in their home barn. It was the Pete’s who scored first on the power play in the first period. Jack Dever scored the lone goal in the second, assisted by Nick Oke and Ethan Osborne, and the game was tied heading into the third period. In the third period Ethan Quick tipped a Duncan Schneider point shot past Pete’s net minder. Later in the period Ben Lynch scored on an unassisted effort to give his team the lead. The Pete’s would not back down and managed to score two of their own and the game ended in a 3-3 tie. Tucker McKichan was solid on net for the team.
Last week the Bonn Law Quinte Red Devils Major Atom team earned 4 of a possible 6 points in a busy week of league play. The Devils were home on Wednesday night to play the Clarington Toros for the first time this season. The Devils took full control of the game early on, with their relentless fore-check and team play. Cal Uens had a 4 point night, including 2 goals and 2 assists in the 4-2 win. Tucker McKichan was sharp between the pipes and stopped a penalty shot when the game was 2-1. Also scoring for the Devils was Vince Bellavance and Ethan Osborne. Adding additional helpers on the goals was Osborne, Spencer Cranley, Clayton Rose and Ethan Quick.
The Red Devils travelled to Peterborough for a Friday night tilt with the Petes. Once again, the team brought their A game and took a 5-0 lead early in the third period. The Petes got on the score board with a pair of goals in the third, but the Devils earned the 5-2 win. Lighting the lamp for the Devils was Tyson Carr, Vince Bellavance, Cal Uens, Jack Dever and Spencer Cranley. Assisting on the goals was Ben Lynch, Nick Oke, Christopher Brydges, Bellavance (2), Uens (2) and Cranley. Jacob Brown was solid in net to earn the win.
On Sunday the Devils were home to the Whitby Wildcats in a matchup between the top two teams in the east. The game proved to be an exciting, fast paced battle that had fans in the edge of their seats. Vince Bellavance opened the scoring for the home team in the first shift of the game, assisted by Uens and Cranley. The Wild Cats responded with a goal of their own shortly after that, but Uens scored an unassisted goal just 21 seconds later to put the home team back on top. Whitby scored two more goals in the second and one early in the third to take a 4-2 lead. With a power play and the goalie out, Spencer Cranley found the back of the net to bring his team within a goal in the final minute of the game. The Devils had good pressure and pulled the goalie again to try and tie the game, but the Wild cats sealed the win with an empty net goal in the final seconds of the game. Tucker Mckichan was solid in net for the Devils in the 5-3 loss.
Vanderlaan Building Products – Peewee
It was a tough weekend for the Vanderlaan Major Peewee’s. They suffered two losses on the road this weekend.
Friday night the Devils travelled to Kingston to take on the Frontenac’s, it was a tough game however the end result was a 2- 1 loss. Quinte’s only goal was unassisted from Ben White. Devil’s travelled to Whitby on Saturday to try a pull 2 out 4 points this weekend however they could not find the back of the net. Hard played game still resulted in a 3- 0 loss.
The Devil’s are back in action next weekend for a lone home game Sunday, against the North Central Predators.
Madison Excavating - Minor Atom
The Madison Excavating Minor Atoms traveled to Toronto this past weekend to participate in the renowned Shanahan Tournament.
The first game of the tournament on Friday had the Devils facing the talented Pittsburgh Penguins Elite team. The teams were well matched, battling back and forth creating numerous scoring opportunities, but it was an unassisted beauty from Jared Langdon that ignited the game. The Penguins managed to tie the game before the end of the first and then took the lead early in the second. The quick Devils responded 36 seconds later with a goal from the point by Braedyn Rogers, assisted by Ryland Murray, to tie it back up. Langdon sealed his hat trick tucking 2 more into the Pittsburgh net, with assists from Gage Butcher (2) and Kirk Stevenson, making it 4-2 Devils. Later in the third the Devils ran into some tough luck and were left tied 4-4 at the end of regular play. 3 minutes of overtime 3 on 3 left both teams still tied. Dean Spry was solid in net for the team.
Game 2 on Friday saw the Devils meeting up with the Sun County Panthers. The Panthers caught the Devils off guard and tallied 2 quick goals in the first. In the second, Langdon started the Devils scoring again with an unassisted goal. Nolan Donnelly added another to tie up the score with the set up from Butcher. The Panthers managed to sneak one more in before the end of the second. The third period saw a hard fought battle but in the end the Devils succumbed to the 3-2 loss.
Saturday saw a revived group of Red Devils taking on the Guelph Jr. Gryphons in an early morning match up. The Devils dominated the game from beginning to end with a win of 7-0. Glen McInnes held strong in net and recorded the shut out. Scoring for the Devils were Murray, Rogers, Brody Partridge, Butcher(2), Langdon and Carson Campbell. Assists came from Thomas Kuipers, Langdon(2), Donnelly and Ty McCambridge.
Game 2 on Saturday saw another international match up as the Devils took on the Syracuse Nationals. For the third time in the tournament, Langdon started the scoring with an unassisted goal early in the first. Liam Philip and Rogers each added goals in the first with assists from Murray (2) and Philip. The Nationals matched a few goals and with another goal from Kirk Stevenson in the second the score was 4-4 going into the third. The Devils took over the game in the third adding another 5 goals to make it a strong 9-5 victory. Third period goals came from Partridge, Butcher Stevenson and 2 more from Philip for the hat trick. Assisting were Butcher, Stevenson(2), Langdon(2), Landon Wright and Kuipers.
While the Devils came up just short in their division of moving on to Sunday play in the semi-finals this young team has much to be proud of. Their dedicated play and strong showing this weekend will propel them forward in their efforts in league play. On the road this upcoming week, the Minor Atoms are in Clarington on Tuesday, November 10th at 6pm to take on the Toros. Saturday, November 14th the Devils will be in Markham to face the Waxers at 5:15pm.