Madison Excavating Minor Atoms win Nations Cup Tournament in Rochester; Crossfit-Belleville Bantams take Gold at the Oshawa Challenge; and KKP Minor Midgets are the guests of the Owen Sound Attack.
CrossFit Belleville - Bantams
The CrossFit Belleville Bantams were guests at the Oshawa Challenge over the weekend and were the top ranked team in the tournament. The Bantams did not disappoint as they finished first in their division on route to a perfect 6-0 record during the tournament.
Game #1 – Brantford 99’ers (2-1 Win)
Ethan Taylor was in net for the Red Devils and was only beaten once on route to the victory. The goal scorers were Bailey Matthews and Conner Kennedy while assists went to Nolan Seto, Michael Andrews and Carden Guerin with two in the opening game.
Game #2 – Wheatfield Blades (6-1 Win)
Brennan Bush was in goal for the Bantams as the Red Devils cruised to a 6-1 win. Jake Campbell led the way with three goals, Logan White, Zach Uens and Derrick Vos each had singles for the Quinte cause. Assists in the game went to Emmet Pierce, Daniel Panetta, Zach Uens, Dalton Bancroft(2), Logan White, Cameron Supryka, Conner Kennedy(2) and Nolan Seto with two.
Game #3 – Soo Greyhounds (5-1 Win)
The CrossFit Belleville Bantams came out with three straight goals in the first period before allowing the Greyhounds to score as they beat Ethan Taylor on a nice slap shot that was destined for the back of the net. The Red Devils would answer back twice and put the game out of reach early in the third period. Goals were scored by Michael Andrews, Daniel Panetta, Dalton Bancroft, Logan White and Nolan Seto while assists went to Carden Guerin, Michael Andrews, Keegan Hunt(2), Emmet Pierce, Ryan Loiselle and Isaac Langdon.
Game #4 – Chatham-Kent Cyclones (5-1 Win)
The Red Devils faced are tougher opponent against the Cyclones and it was a close game in the first period as the Red Devils took a 2-0 lead but allowed the Cyclones to cut the lead in half before the end of the period. The Cyclones tested Brennan Bush several times but he was equal to the task and stoned them during the last two periods allowing his teammates to skate to their fourth victory in as many games. Goals were scored by Jake Campbell, Emmet Pierce, Daniel Panetta, Dalton Bancroft and Michael Andrews while assists went to Emmet Pierce, Cameron Supryka(3), Jake Campbell, Ryan Loiselle, Michael Andrews, Zach Uens and Logan White.
Game #5 – Semi-Finals - Niagara North Stars (4-2 Win)
The Red Devils came out somewhat flat in the early minutes of the period and gave up the first goal. Ethan Taylor was net and played extremely well and kept his team in the game as they tried to find their legs. The Devils were able to gain some momentum and scored the next three goals on route to the victory. Goals were scored by Daniel Panetta, Keegan Hunt, Michael Andrews and Ryan Loiselle while assists went to Jake Campbell, Emmet Pierce, Michael Andrews, Zach Uens, Logan Whit and Cameron Supryka.
Game #6 – Finals – Sun County Panthers (3-2 Win)
This was the toughest match of the tournament and one of the few teams to match the size, speed and skill of the Red Devils. Brennan Bush was in not for the Red Devils and played as well as any goalie could have and kept his team in the game. Both goals for the Panthers were screened-deflections of sort and Brennan stopped every shot he saw in the game. Goals were scored by Logan White, Michael Andrews(2) , while assists went to Derrick Vos, Cameron Supryka, Logan White and Emmet Pierce.
Next up in ETA League play for the CrossFit Belleville Bantams will be the Kingston Frontenacs in Kingston on Wednesday night.
Madison Excavating - Minor Atom
The Madison Excavating Minor Atoms traveled to Rochester this past weekend to compete for the Nations Cup. The tournament format had the Devils representing Canada, alongside other Ontario teams, and competing all weekend against American counterparts.
Game one on Friday had the Devils face the Lakeland Hawks from Waterford, Michigan. The first period had the two teams battling back and forth but it was the Devils who came alive in the second period with a goal from Carson Campbell assisted by Brody Partridge. Exactly one minute later Ryland Murray went in on his own to give the Devils a 2 goal lead. The third period saw the Devils add another 3 to the scoreboard to make it a 5-0 win. Adding goals in the third were Liam Philip, Ben Vreugdenhil and Nolan Donnelly. Assits came from Kirk Stevenson, Campbell, Landon Wright and Deacon Ellis. Dean Spry stood tall and recorded the shut out.
The second game on Friday had the Devils caught off guard by a fast and aggressive Michigan Suburban Stars team. The Devils fell behind early in the first 2-0. Partridge scored for Quinte but the Devils were not able to come back from behind. An empty netter sealed the loss for the Devils making it 4-1. Glen McInnes worked hard in the net.
Saturday had the Devils face the Cleveland Barons in game one. Again the Devils were a bit slow to start scoring but once they did they didn't slow down. Devils won a decisive 9-0 and Spry recorded his second shut out of the tournament. Scoring for the Devils were Wright(2), Philip(2), Jared Langdon(3) and Thomas Kuipers(2). Assists came from Ty McCambridge, Wright, Isaac Krentz, Philip, Campbell(2) and Stevenson.
Game two, the Red Devils competed against the speedy Rochester Grizzlies. Quinte was determined and strong on the puck making it 3-0 before the end of the first. By the end of the game the Devils took a commanding 8-1 win. McInnes recorded the win in net. Goals came from Kuipers, Campbell, Krentz, Gage Butcher, Vreugdenhil, Partridge, Murray and Braedyn Rogers. Assisting in the games were Krentz, Donnelly, Campbell, Murray and Langdon(2).
By the end of round robin play the Canadian teams had generated the win in points over the American teams. The Red Devils earned themselves the 1st place overall for the Canadians and the chance to play for the Championship against the number one seeded American team.
Sunday's Championship game had the Devils facing the strong Suburban Stars once again for a rematch. The Devils were determined to take the win this time. The Stars came on strong and potted 2 quick goals midway through the first. It was Philip who went in unassisted to make it a 2-1 game before the end of the first. The second period saw the Stars add 2 more to give them a 4-1 lead. Once again before the end of the period the Devils added a goal from Campbell, assisted by Philip, to make it a 2 goal difference. With a big crowd cheering and chanting for their countries, the Red Devils dug deep and while short handed Wright went in on an assist from Philip to narrow the gap to one goal. With the fans still roaring and still playing shorthanded, Murray took a pass from Campbell and tied the game. With just over 5 minutes left in the game Langdon went in on a pass from Butcher to sink the go ahead goal. Spry made some key saves in the net late in the game to maintain the lead. As the clock ticked down, the other Canadian players gathered to cheer on their country-mates, and the Red Devils took the 5-4 win and the Nations Cup Championship.
The Madison Excavating Minor Atoms will look to carry on their winning streak as they head to Oshawa to face the Generals in league play on Friday, January 15th at 7pm.
KKP - Minor Midget
The KKP Minor Midgets had the great privilege of joining the OHL Owen Sound Attack for a weekend and a taste of Ontario Hockey League. Saturday started with a practice lead by Attack head coach Ryan McGill and his assistant coach Brad Tiley. The Devils worked hard in a focussed effort towards perfect practice. The drills were slowed down until everyone was accurately fulfilling their duties then at the right time pace was added. At full speed the Devils performed well and earned a well deserved team meal. There was lots of time for team bonding and the young gentlemen Devils made the most it. Saturday night they saw the Owen Sound Attack take on the visiting Kingston Frontenacs and the over capacity crowd saw the Attack lose a heart-breaker in over time. The Minor Midgets learned a lot this weekend and applied it well in their only game of the week Sunday night.
Sunday January 10th (5-3 win over Richmond Hill)
The KKP Minor Midgets found themselves down 2-0 early to ETA-West rival Coyotes. It was a rude awakening from their great weekend in Owen Sound but the boys summoned up the courage and battled back. It was a key two points with only a few games remain in the season and a fitting end to a great weekend. Scoring for the Devils in this one were Dunkley, Wheeler, Baker, Boomhower, and Suzuki. Assists were provided by Baker (2), Leonard, Zarichny, Sherwin, Morrison, Dunkley and Warren.
A big thank you to General Manager Dale DeGray and the whole Owen Sound Attack organization for a once in a lifetime experience for our Minor Midget Devils!
The Devils have home games this week against Clarington on Wednesday at 9:15 and against Whitby on Saturday at 4:15 at the Quinte Sports and Wellness Centre. To follow the Devils check out quintedevils.com or on Twitter @MMidgetDevils!
Free Flow Petroleum - Minor Bantam
On Tuesday, January 5, 2016, the Free Flow Petroleum Minor Bantams continued their steady climb in the ETA standings with a firm 6-0 lashing of the Oshawa Jr. Generals. Leading Quinte’s charge were Maddi Wheeler and Marshall McFarland - with 2 goals each. Karsten Leonard and Curtis Dicks also tallied for the Red Devils. In the obvious team-wide effort, 8 additional skaters provided assists (for a total of 12 names on the winning side of the game sheet) - including Cole McGuire, Jacob Gilbert, Gavyn Stevenson, Treyton Finch, Jacob Vreugdenhil, Zach Lavergne, Isaac Langdon and Ben Roger. Closing the door on the few opposition chances - and taking home the shutout - was Nick McGowan.
Vanderlaan Building Products -Peewee
Vanderlaan Major Peewee’s only action of the week resulted in 2 points, with a 6-1 win over the Clarington Toro’s. Quinte dominated throughout the game. Ben White opened the scoring in the first with the helpers coming from Daniel Michaud and Lucas Culhane. In the second Quinte was able to pop a couple more in the back of the net. Aiden Treverton and Lucas Culhane each with a goal, assists coming from Nate Burelle and Lucas Culhane. The third period was the strongest period for the Devil’s , Lucas Culhane, Aiden Treverton, and Daniel Michaud adding to the score sheet, assists from Brock Kelsh (2), Tanner Smith, and Ben White. Dixon Grimes picks up the win in the net.
The Vanderlaan Major Peewees will be participating in the Limestone City Cup, January 15-17.
Foley Bus Lines - Minor Peewee
The Foley Bus Lines Minor Peewees come home with 4 points from two games on the road this week against the Oshawa Generals and the Kingston Jr. Frontinacs. Strong defense and goaltending allowing only two goals, and relentless offence to net 16 was this week’s formula.
On Thursday January 7, the Devils rolled into Oshawa at the Campus Ice Centre to take on the Generals. The Devils found the back of the Generals cage 10 times while allowing only one goal in the lop sided match. Trevor Hoskin, Corbin Roach and Isaac Brown each scored a pair of goals; while, Cole Campbell, Kendrick Webster, Cooper Matthews and Liam Filip each netted singles. Assisting on the Devils goals were; Sami Douglas-Najem with a pair, Kendrick Webster with a pair, Connor Hunt, Cooper Matthews, Rheydan McCoy, Donovan McCoy, Trevor Hoskin and Corbin Roach. Andrew Munro provided rock solid goaltending in the Devils net.
On Saturday January 9, the Foley Bus Liners took to the ice in Kingston at the Kinsmen Arena against the Jr. Frontenacs. Once again the Devils allowed only one goal while placing 6 in the Frontenacs net. Lighting the lamp for the Devils were; Cooper Matthews, Connor Hunt, Donovan McCoy, Kendrick Webster, Corbin Roach and Trevor Hoskin. The helpers went to; Sami Douglas-Najem with two, Corbin Roach, Connor Hunt, Cooper Matthews, Aaron Brown and Kendrick Webster. Corbin Votary stood tall in the Devils cage making key saves when needed.
Next action for the Foley Bus Lines Red Devils is Jan 15-17 as they travel to Toronto's Westwood Arena to compete in the Border Battle Tournament where they will face the top 5 teams in the U.S.A.
Bonn Law - Atom
The Bonn Law Major Atoms had a tough weekend in league play which ultimately resulted in two losses for the team. On Saturday, the Devils travelled to Richmond Hill to take on the Coyotes where they struggled to find the back of the net. Despite many opportunities, the Devils could not beat a hot Richmond Hill goalie and suffered at 2-0 loss. Tucker McKichan handled the goaltending duties for this game.
On Sunday, the Devils played host to current ETA leader, the York Simcoe Express. This game proved to be a tight battle which saw both teams exchange scoring opportunities, but it was the Express that were able to capitalize and took the win by a score of 4-1. Scoring the lone goal for the Devils was Ben Lynch, assisted by Nick Oke and Spencer Cranley. Jacob Brown was between the pipes for the Devils. Next up for the Atoms is a trip to Sarnia to take part in the International Silver Stick Finals from Jan 15-17.