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Quinte Red Devils Weekly Report – Sunday January 24, 2016
McInroy-Maines Construction - Midget
McInroy-Maines Construction Midget collected a win and a tie this week in ETA action. On Friday Jan. 22 at RCAF they played to a 5-5 tie with Clarington Toros. Anthony Bertucca handled the goaltending duties and goals were provided by Nick Hoey, Greg Thomas, Ryan Fraser, Brandon Forestell, and Mackenzie Warren. Helpers went to Shelby Rienstra (3A), Logan Drew, Warren and Forestell.
On Sunday in Lindsay the midget Red Devils picked up a tough 5-3 win against Central Ontario Wolves with Sean Storr between the pipes. Scorers were Greg Thomas (2), Colin Vandenhurk, Tanner Sheppard, and Brock Bronson. Assists came from Mackenzie Warren, Brandon Forestell, Sheppard, and Thomas. Next up is Saturday Jan. 30 at 7pm at the Yardmen against York Simcoe Express.
On Saturday Jan. 23, Colin Vandenhurk and Mackenzie Warren competed in the SCTA-ETA All-Star game in St. Catherines. The SCTA prevailed by a score of 3-2. It was a very close game with good physicality and puck movement. The cross-league All-Star game is played annually as part of the SCTA / OMHA Minor Midget Showcase Weekend. The event offers College, Junior A / B, and OHL scouts another look at the midget talent pool in the OMHA.
KKP – Minor Midget
In a trio of home games last week, the minor midget Red Devils managed to take 4 points to secure a playoff spot.
Jan. 16 - (4-3 Win vs Whitby)
In their last trip to the Quinte Sports and Wellness Centre the always competitive Whitby Wildcats came out flying. The Devils not to be dismayed by this daring display fought back and took both points from Whitby. Scoring for the Devils were Madoka Suzuki and Nathan Dunkley both with two goals. The helpers were provided by Baker (3), Wheeler, Citrullo, Dunkley and Suzuki.
Jan. 20 - (1-1 Tie vs Clarington)
The minor midgets tied with Clarington and clinched a playoff spot securing them no less than 4th spot in a tightly contested division. Scoring the lone goal for the Devils was Dunkley with help from Baker.
Jan. 23 - (3-3 Tie vs Oshawa)
It was another tie for the Devils proving the importance of sticking to the game plan and the competitiveness of the ETA-East. Scoring for the Devils were Matt Sherwin, Dawson Baker and Nick Zarichny. Helpers were provided by Baker, Dunkley, Morrison and Suzuki.
Jan. 24 - (4-3 Loss vs Central Ontario)
Not an ideal way to end a season but the loss to Central leaves the Devils hungry for the playoffs. Scoring for the Devils was Devin Morrison, Zach Wheeler and Matt Poole. Helpers were provided by Crowe, Poole (2), Morrison and Dunkley.
Free Flow Petroleum - Minor Bantam
The Free Flow Petroleum Minor Bantams stepped into sole possession of second place in the ETA Eastern Division this week - taking 2 out of 3 games.
On Wednesday, Jan. 20, the Red Devils beat the visiting Peterborough Petes 3-0. Scoring for the home side were Jacob Vreugdenhil, Gavyn Stevenson and Treyton Finch. Assisting were Maddi Wheeler (2), Vreugdenhil, Marshall McFarland and Zach Lavergne. Nick McGowan earned the shut-out.
On Friday, Jan. 22, the team travelled to Bowmanville to take on the division-leading Clarington Toros, but came out on the losing end of a hard-fought 2-1 match. Isaac Langdon had Quinte’s only marker, unassisted.
On Saturday, Jan. 23, Quinte turned things around with a 4-1 win over the Oshawa Generals. Langdon (2), Adam Thistlethwaite and Vreugdenhil contributed to the goal tally, while McFarland, Langdon, Stevenson, Curtis Dicks, Karsten Leonard, Jacob Gilbert and Cole McGuire all helped out with assists.
With that, the team remains the stingiest in the entire ETA…with the least goals against (only 48, after 29 games played). Great patience and guidance from coaches Brent Heusinkveld and Terry Gaebel is paying off.
Bonn Law - Atom
The Bonn Law Quinte Red Devils Major Atom team collected 3 out of 4 points this weekend. On Friday night the Devils were in Kingston to take on the Frontenacs. The Devils were looking to even the score with the Fronts, after losing to them at home the last time the two teams met. The Devils came out flying and controlled the play for most of the game. Tucker Mckichan made a huge save on a penalty shot near the end of the first period when the game was still scoreless, to give his team all the momentum. The Devils scored two goals in the second period and two more in the third to win the game 4-0. Cal Uens had a four point night, including a goal and three assists. Also scoring for the Devils was Spencer Cranley and Ethan Quick. Collecting the other assists on the goals was Vince Bellavance (2), Christopher Brydges, Tyson Carr and Duncan Schneider. Tucker Mckichan was outstanding in net to earn the shutout.
On Sunday, the Devils travelled to Oshawa and looked like a completely different team in the 3-3 tie. Ethan Quick, Jack Dever and Ben Lynch did the scoring for the Devils. Assisting on the goals were Ethan Osborne, Carr, Quick and Cranley. Jacob Brown handled the goal tending duties for the team.
Madison Excavating - Minor Atom
The Madison Excavating Minor Atom Quinte Red Devils had a busy week in league play - winning all 3 games, taking 6 points and securing the number one spot in the East.
A mid-week match up against Peterbourgh in Marmora on Wednesday saw the Devils still flying high on their recent successes and quick on the puck against the Petes.
Ben Vreugdenhil opened up the scoring on a pass from Landon Wright and Ty McCambridge. Nolan Donnelly added another before the end of the first, assisted by Brody
Partridge to make it 2-0 Devils. The second period saw a lot of scoring opportunities for the Red Devils and it was Thomas Kuipers who capitalized on the set up from McCambridge to make it
3-0. Another goal from Kuipers, assisted by Partridge and McCambridge secured the 4-0 win for the Devils and the shut out for goaltender Dean Spry.
On Saturday, the Devils hosted the number one Oshawa Generals. The Generals came out strong and had the Devils on the defense. A late goal in the first gave the Generals the first goal of the game. The Devils regrouped and poured on the offense in the second with a tying goal from Partridge, assisted by Kuipers. Donnelly added the go ahead goal before the end of the second on the set up from Partridge and Kuipers. The Generals battled hard trying to recapture the lead but Dean Spry stood on his head in the net to keep them from gaining another goal. An empty netter scored by Jared Langdon, assisted by Gage Butcher secured the 3-1 win over Oshawa.
The Minor Atoms were back in action Sunday at RCAF to host the York-Simcoe Express. The Express wasted no time and scored 15 seconds into the game but the Devils were a determined group and went to work to turn on the offense. An unassisted goal by Langdon late in the first evened the score 1-1. The second period saw the two teams exchanging scoring opportunities but it was Liam Philip on a pass from Carson Campbell that gave the Devils the lead for the first time in the game. Less than 2 minutes later the Devils added some security with a third goal making it 3-1 with a second goal from Langdon assisted by Kuipers and Braedyn Rogers. Glen McInnes helped the Devils to hold on to the lead with some big saves in net in the third. This win secured the first place spot for the Devils.
The Madison Excavating Minor Atoms are back in action on Saturday as they head to Peterborough to face the Petes. Sunday the Devils will be back home at RCAF at 3pm to host the Clarington Toros.
Foley Bus Lines – Minor Peewee
The Eastern Conference of the ETA continues to see a battle from week to week, in a race for first place between Whitby and Quinte. The Foley Bus Liners continue to hold on, despite a tough loss to Whitby and two wins against York Simco and Clarington. The Red Devils now have a 7 pt lead with only five games remaining in the regular season.
On Wednesday Jan 20, the Minor Peewee Red Devils hosted the division rival Whitby Wildcats at the Yardman Arena. The Devils had some difficulty coming out of the gates and found themselves on their heels as Whitby scored 3 quick goals in the first period. The Devils began to regain composure and battle back in the second period with three goals of their own, as Trevor Hoskin scored twice and Corbin Roach added another. Assisting on the goals were; Liam Filip, Kendrick Webster, Donovan McCoy, Corbin Roach and Trevor Hoskin. Whitby added another goal to pull ahead by one as the second period ended. Despite great pressure in the third period by the Devils, they could not bury the puck in the Wild Cat net as Whitby held on for the 4 to 3 win. Corbin Votary and Andrew Munro shared the duties in the Devils goal.
On Saturday Jan 23, the Foley Bus Lines Minor Peewees hosted the York Simcoe Express at the Yardman Arena. The home game was also marked as the annual Sponsor Appreciation Day with several team sponsors and supporters in the crowd. A ceremonial puck drop and the playing of Oh Canada started the evenings activities. The Red Devils managed to score first as Aaron Brown lit the lamp in the first period on a feed from Corbin Roach. The rest of the game saw a defensive battle between the two teams as it remained scoreless. The Bus Liners held on for the 1 to 0 victory. Picking up the much deserved shutout was Andrew Munro in the Devils goal. Following the game, families of the players, sponsors and supporters gathered at the Quinte Sports and Wellness Centre to meet the players and coaches. Food and speeches were part of the festivities, along with the unveiling of the Foley Bus Lines Championship Banner which recognizes the OMHA and OHF accomplishments of the team from the 2014-2015 season. The banner will be erected to the rafters at the QSWC in the near future.
On Sunday Jan 24, the Red Devils travelled to Clarington to take on the Toros. Hungry for much needed points to hang on to a playoff spot, the Toros provided a fast paced game to the final buzzer. The Devils scored first as Donovan McCoy netted the only goal of the first period with helpers going to Phoenix Smith and Owen Gibson. The Toros would tie the game early in the 2nd period with a goal of their own. Phoenix Smith and Owen Gibson found the back of the Toro's net before the end of the second period to make it a 3 to 1 game going into the 3rd frame. The Toros scored the only goal in the 3rd period to pull within one and added pressure late in the game, but the Devils held on to take the win. Corbin Votary made key saves in the Devils cage to ward off the late effort by the Toros.
Next action for the Foley Bus Lines Minor Peewees is Wednesday Jan 27, as they host the Kingston Jr. Frontenacs at the Yardman Arena. Puck drop is scheduled for 6:30pm.