Here is the QRD Weekly Report for the week of Dec 13, 2015.
QRD Weekly Report – Sunday December 13, 2015
ETA Midget All-Star Game
Last weekend, seven members of the McInroy-Maines Midget Red Devils played in the annual ETA Midget All-Star Game. Mackenzie Warren, Colin VanDenHurk, Nick Hoey, Greg Powles, Greg Thomas, Anthony Bertucca, and Sheby Reinstra represented the ETA East in a tight 5-4 loss to the western All-Stars. Behind the bench was Head Coach Ben Hagerman, and assistant coach Curtis Brandt.
McInroy-Maines Construction – Midgets
The McInroy-Maines Construction Ltd Quinte Red Devils Midgets competed this past weekend Dec. 11-13 at the Waterloo Gold Puck Hockey Tournament. The Midgets made a strong presence bowing out in the semi-final game against the Oakville Rangers 5-2. The semi-finals were comprised of 4 teams from the Ontario Minor Hockey Association (3 from the ETA – Quinte, Markham, and North Central and 1 from the SCTA Oakville) demonstrating the OMHA having very strong content within the Ontario Hockey Federation. The Midgets had 4 Wins, no losses and no ties in round-robin play.
A 4-2 win over the Huron-Perth Lakers with goals from Colin Vandenhurk (2), Brandon Forestell, and Tim Morton. Helpers were from Greg Powles, Dawson Ellis, Greg Thomas, Shelby Rienstra, Ryan Fraser, Logan Drew, and Morton. The team welcomed back Ryan Fraser from injury and his play and determination proved to inspire the team along. Sean Storr was awarded the win in net.
The McInroy-Maines Midgets etched out another 4-2 win against Cambridge Hawks in the Friday evening affair. Goals from Tanner Sheppard, Brock Bronson, Rienstra, and Thomas powered the team along with assists from Billy Finney, Nick Hoey, Bronson and Powles. Anthony Bertucca was provided with the win in net.
Facing perennial nemesis, the Toronto Marlboros, the 1st game of Saturday for the Devils was an eventful tilt. Sean Storr, square to the puck all game long would stop all shots faced earning a 1-0 shutout. A power play marker in the middle frame by Sheppard from Hoey proved to be the winner. A strong forecheck also prevented the Marlies from gaining an effective attack and providing great entertainment to all in attendance. The win against the Marlies earned a trip to the semi-finals and division lead.
Anthony Bertucca earned the shutout in game 2 of Saturday’s round-robin play, 2-0. Goals from Thomas and Powles were supported by assists from Domenic Della Civita, and Powles. The players were disciplined in play this game and they strived to ensure good play the following day in the semis.
Game 5 (Semi-final Game)
Oakville Rangers came out to an early 2 goal lead before Sheppard tallied to make it 2-1 with assists from Mackenzie Warren and Bronson. A very close affair with teams playing back and forth, trading goals in the second with Sheppard tallying his second of the game and 4th of the tournament. Oakville’s forecheck allowed them to gain a 4th goal in the 3rd period and despite the Devils mounting an attack, an empty net goal by Oakville sealed the win at 5-2. Storr took the loss despite strong play in net.
The next home league game is Friday night, December 18th at 8:00pm at Yardmen versus Whitby Wildcats. The Devils sit currently in 1st place in the ETA East.
KKP - Minor Midgets
In two games this week the KKP Minor Midgets played the Whitby Wildcats and the Markham Waxers and held their own taking four out of a possible four points.
Dec. 9 (2-1 win over Whitby)
In the usual Wednesday Night in Devil Land the visiting team were the Wildcats of Whitby. Coming off a great win over the previously undefeated York-Simcoe Express the Cats were flying high. The Minor Midget Men quickly demonstrated this game would not have the same result. Although it was a close game the Devils played their style of quick, unrelenting #TeamFirst hockey and reaped the rewards.
Evan Morrison collected the W for his side with help from forwards Dawson and Devin with assists on the Baker/Morrison goals coming from Zarichny, Roy, Boomhower and Leonard.
Dec. 12 (6-3 win over Markham)
The Devils week ended with another home game this time with the visiting Markham Waxers taking up the charge at the Quinte Sports and Wellness Centre - Family Dental Centre Rink. It was a high scoring game with plenty of action on the gamesheet. Scoring for the Devils were Sherwin and Dunkley (2), Grills and Roy with singles and helpers brought to the table by Baker and Dunkley (2), Sherwin, Grills, Leonard, Crowe, Roy and Poole. All of those points gave the Devils the decision and net-minder Nelson the W.
Next up the Devils have a Wednesday home game at 9:15 and two road games in Whitby and Kingston on Saturday and Sunday respectively. After that the Christmas break and the Toronto Marlboros Holiday Classic Tournament! Follow the team on Twitter @MMidgetDevils!
Free Flow Petroleum - Minor Bantam
On Saturday, December 12, 2015, the Free Flow Petroleum Minor Bantams beat the North Central Predators 6-3 in their only competition of the week. Leading Quinte’s charge was Jacob Gilbert, with a beautiful hat-trick. Karsten Leonard, Isaac Langdon and Marshall McFarland scored the remaining goals. Assists for the Red Devils side went to Langdon (2), Adam Thistlethwaite (2), Curtis Dicks, Ben Roger and Jacob Vreugdenhil. Nick McGowan guarded the Quinte net.
Next up, the Oshawa Generals drop by the Wally Dever arena in Belleville at 1 pm on Saturday, December 19. Then, the Free Flow Minor Bantams visit Peterborough on the 20th.
Vanderlaan Building Products - Peewees
The Vanderlaan Major Peewees took 3 out of 4 possible points this weekend.
Friday night Quinte battled back from a 2-0 deficit against the Peterbourgh Petes , for the tie. First goal coming from Aiden Treverton, assisted by Brock Kelsh, and Lucas Culhane. The tying goal scored by Lucas Culhane, assisted by Brock Kelsh, and Aiden Treverton. Dixon Grimes in the net.
Sunday Quinte beat the Clarington Toros with a 3-2 victory. Alex Case opened the scoring assisted by Nate Huffman. Daniel Michaud and Aiden Treverton also picking up goals. The helpers were from Carter Cassidy, Alex Case, and Nate Burelle. Ethan Fraser was between the pipes.
Next action is Monday Dec/14 in Madoc against the Kingston Jr Frontenacs.
Bonn Law - Atom
The Bonn Law Quinte Red Devils Major Atom team took part in the Vaughn Kings Classic tournament this past this weekend, where they faced the home team Vaughn Kings, the Mississauga Rebels, The North Franklin Shamrocks and Detroit Little Caesars.
In the early Friday morning match up with the Kings, the Devils were down by two goals heading into the second period. Ben Lynch got his team back in the game when he fired a shot past the Kings goalie early in the second period. The Kings would add two of their own before the end of the second. Spencer Cranley scored in the third period, but the Devils allowed two more after that in a 7-2 loss. Adding helpers on the goals was Spencer Cranley and Ethan Quick. Jacob Brown was steady in net for the Devils.
Later in the day, the Devils met up with the Mississauga Rebels and quickly fell behind by three goals. Duncan Schneider scored on a blast from the point in the second period, and the Devils skated hard after gaining some momentum from the goal. The Rebels added one more in the third, and although the Devils continued to pressure, they could not find the back of the net again in a 4-1 loss. Tucker McKichan handled the goal tending duties for his team.
On Saturday, the Devils were up against the North Franklin Shamrocks, and once again found themselves down by three goals after the first period. This time though, the team came alive after Christopher Brydges scored on a hard point shot after taking a bullet pass from Ethan Quick half way through the second period. The Team scored three more goals in the next five minutes and were up by a goal heading into the third period. The Shamrocks scored on a penalty shot in the third, but the Devils added four more of their own as they skated to an 8-4 win. Cal uens scored a hat trick in the game, while Ethan Osborne, Tyson Carr, Ben Lynch and Vincent Bellavance each added singles. Chipping in with the helpers on the goals was Duncan Schneider (2), Tyson Carr, Ethan Quick and Bellavance. Jacob Brown was in net for the Devils in the win.
In their fourth game of the tournament, the Devils would meet the skilled Little Caesars team from Detroit. In a back and forth battle, that had fans on the edge of their seats, the teams were scoreless after the first period. It was Detroit who scored two goals in less than a minute to start the second period, but Ethan Quick scored shortly after that, on the power play to get his team back in the game. Jack Dever found the back of the net to tie the game before the end of the period. Although the Devils continued to press hard, Detroit scored 4 goals in the final period to win the game 6-2. Assisting on the goals was Uens (2) and Dever. Tucker McKichan was between the pipes for the Red Devils.
The team looks forward to hosting the Richmond Hill Coyotes in league play in December 20th @ 4:00 in Napanee, before they take a break for Christmas.
Madison Excavating - Minor Atom
The Madison Excavating Minor Atom team faced a busy week in league play and came away with 3 points.
Thursday night had the Devils playing host to the Oshawa Generals. The first period was fast paced, with the Devils generating lots of scoring chances in the Oshawa end. It was midway through the second when Jared Langdon capitalized on one of those chances and notched the first goal of the game. Assisted by Thomas Kuipers and Braedyn Rogers. The Generals turned up their offense in the third and managed 2 goals early in the third to shift the lead. The Devils battled hard right to the last seconds of play in the third but could not come back from behind. Taking the 2-1 loss. Glen McInnes was in net.
Game number two of the week had the Devils on the road to Lindsay to take on the Central Ontario Wolves. The Devils came on strong from the first drop of the puck and scored less than 2 minutes into the game. The strong offense and solid defense continued from beginning to end of the game giving the Devils a 12-0 win. Dean Spry recorded the shut out. Scoring for the Devils were Ryland Murray (2), Langdon, Kuipers (3), Brody Partridge (3), Landon Wright, Rogers and Ben Vreugdenhil. Assists came from Liam Philip (2), Deacon Ellis (2), Partridge, Ty McCambridge (2), Nolan Donnelly, Kuipers (2), Vreugdenhil (2), Gage Butcher, Langdon (3), Wright, Rogers and Kirk Stevenson.
Sunday had the Red Devils back home at RCAF to face the Whitby Wildcats. The Devils were a determined team - keeping the Wildcats hemmed in their end throughout the game. Langdon tallied an unassisted goal to give the Devils the lead late in the first. The battle continued back and forth through the second - Glen McInnes made some big saves to maintain the Devils lead. Stevenson found the five hole, assisted by Wright in the second to give the Devils a 2-0 lead. The third period had the two teams continuing to match speed and scoring chances. The Wildcats managed to make it 2-1 and it was an unfortunate bounce that tied it up 2-2. Despite sustained pressure and many opportunities the bounces did not favour the Devils and they had to accept the tie.
The Madison Excavating Minor Atoms are on the road next weekend with a game in Peterborough Saturday and then back up to face Clarington on Sunday.