KKP Minor Midgets win first round series with Clarington; McInroy –Maines Midgets and Crossfit Belleville Bantams both establish 2-0 series leads over Kingston, and five more OMHA Playdown series are set to start this week.
Quinte Red Devils Weekly Report – Sunday Feb 14, 2016
KKP – Minor Midget
The KKP Minor Midgets won their first round OMHA Playdown series against the Clarington Toros on Sunday afternoon, with a convincing 5-1 road victory. The series was tied at 2 wins each, and the Red Devils were coming off of a 6-1 loss to the defending OMHA Champion Toros on Saturday afternoon at the QSWC. They were firing on all cylinders with 2 goals from Nate Dunkley, and single goals from Matthew Poole, and Madoka Suzuki. Evan Morrison handled the goaltending duties for the Red Devils. Next up for the minor midgets are the powerful York-Simcoe Express. The Express are ranked second in the 2016 OHL Cup Rankings.
McInroy-Maines Construction - Midget
The McInroy-Maines Midgets were able to pull off the first 2 wins in their preliminary OMHA series with Kingston this past weekend. On Saturday evening at the Yardmen the Midgets won 3-1 with goals from Shelby Rienstra, Mack Warren and Domenic Della Civita. Assists went to Brandon Forestell, Nick Hoey, Billy Finny, and Greg Thomas. Sean Storr was solid in net for the win.
On Sunday night in Kingston, the Devils won in overtime to claim a 3-2 win with Anthony Bertucca having a strong game between the pipes. Logan Drew scored in the OT frame assisted by Marc Thiffault. Other goals were from Colin Vandenhurk and Brock Bronson, assisted by Vandenhurk. The Midgets can sweep Kingston on Wednesday February 17th, 8pm at Yardmen with a win.
Foley Bus Lines - Minor Peewee
The Foley Bus Lines Minor Peewee Red Devils having already clinched first place in the ETA over a week ago, finished their regular season on a positive note with a convincing win over the Clarington Toros. Title Sponsor; Duane Foley made the trip from Madoc and was in attendance to cheer on the Red Devils.
On Saturday Feb 13, the Foley Bus Liners hosted the Clarington Toros at the QSWC in Belleville. The Devils came out on fire and taking control by lighting the lamp four times in the first frame. Opening the scoring was AP Player; Marcus Asimis on a rebound from Sami Douglas-Najem. Less than a minute later, Corbin Roach found the back of the Toro net with Blake Ellis and Aaron Brown providing the assists. Just 53 seconds later, Cole Campbell punched one in with help from Sami Douglas-Najem and Marcus Asimis. With two minutes left in the first period Phoenix Smith added the fourth of the period on feeds from Isaac Brown and Liam Filip. The Devils saw some penalty trouble in the second period but managed another point as Kendrick Webster scored with assists going to Trevor Hoskin and Marcus Asimis. Phoenix Smith would score his second of the game early in the third period while Isaac Brown and Liam Filip provided the helpers once again. Despite pressure at time from the Toros, Andrew Munro turned away all shots from the Toros in the Devils cage to earn the shut out. 6 to 0 was the final score for the Foley Bus Liners.
Following the game, the Red Devils were ushered to the Wellington Duke’s coach bus waiting outside where Duane Foley of Foley Bus Lines was waiting. The boys boarded the bus and were chauffeured by Duane himself to Madoc where he treated the boys to dinner at Burnside’s Madoc Dairy. The boys had a chance to pose for some pictures with Duane and their 2015 Championship banner. On the return trip to Belleville, Duane had lots of treats for the boys on the bus for desert. Duane’s continued hospitality, support and generosity as the Minor Peewee Team Sponsor is greatly appreciated. On behalf of the entire team, coaching staff, and parent group, we extend a resounding thank you to Duane Foley and Foley Bus Lines.
The Foley Bus Lines Minor Peewee Red Devils will now face the Kingston Jr. Frontenacs in the first round of the play offs. The series kicks off on Feb 20 at the Yardman Arena with the puck drop scheduled for 5:30pm.
Madison Excavating - Minor Atom
The Madison Excavating Minor Atoms closed up their regular season number one in the ETA East. The Devils hosted the Central Ontario Wolves in Marmora Wednesday, January 3. The Wolves came out ready to play, catching the Devils off gaurd with 2 goals in the first.
The second period saw the Devils begin to regroup and tie up the game with goals from Thomas Kuipers and Gage Butcher, asssists from Ben Vreugdenhil, Brody Partridge and Liam Philip.
Butcher would go on to add 3 more goals in the third to give the Devils the lead with 2 assists from Jared Langdon to give the Devils the 5-3 win. Goal tending duties were shared by Glen McInnes
and Dean Spry.
On Saturday, Jan 6, the Red Devils took to the road for their final match of regular season ETA action. The Devils travelled to Lindsay for a second bout with the Wolves for the week.
This game was a much different game for the Devils as they caught their stride again and made quick business of tipping the scoreboard in their favour. Philip opened up the scoring with an
unassisted goal, followed by another a minute later from Partridge, assisted by Kuipers and Ty McCambridge. The Wolves notched one before the close of the first but it would be their only one of the game as the Devils went on to take an 11-1 win. Scoring the remaining goals for the Devils were Kirk Stevenson, Partridge (3), Kuipers, McCambridge, Nolan Donnelly, Carson Campbell and Butcher. Assists from Vreugdenhil, Butcher (2), Donnelly (2), Langdon, Kuipers and Partridge. Glen McInnes was in net.
The Madison Excavating Red Devils will begin the first round of playoffs in a series against Peterborough this week.
Free Flow Petroleum - Minor Bantam
The Free Flow Petroleum Minor Bantams ended a great regular season (20-9-6) with a couple of tough one-goal defeats. On February 13, the Clarington Toros were on the winning side of the 3-2 decision. Gavyn Stevenson and Marshall McFarland netted Quinte’s goals. Connor MacGregor, Cole McGuire and Jacob Vreugdenhil assisted.
On February 14, the Red Devils fell to the Peterborough Jr. Petes, 4-3. The team now regroups to face the Central Ontario Wolves in the first round of playoffs, starting next Saturday in Lindsay. Action returns to the Yardmen Arena in Belleville on Sunday, February 21 at 1:30.
Bonn Law - Atom
The Bonn Law Quinte Red Devils Major Atom Team split their final two league games this past weekend with the Clarington Toros. On Saturay the Devils were in Clarington where they played a solid game, but didn’t get the bounces and fell 4-1 to the Toros. Ethan Osborne scored the lone goal for the Devils, when he buried the rebound on a point shot from Ben Danford. Vincent Bellavance picked up an assist on the goal. Tucker McKichan was in net for the Devils.
On Sunday, the Devils were at home to the Toros and skated to a 6-3 Win. After a scoreless first period, the Devils found themselves down by a goal early in the second period. Ethan Osborne scored a pair of goals in the next 13 seconds to give his team the lead, and Ben Lynch added another goal before the end of the period to put his team a head by a pair. The Devils added three more goals in the third period from Josh Cunningham, Cal Uens and Nick Oke. Chipping in with helpers on the goals was Tyson Carr (2), Ethan Quick, Nick Oke, Spencer Cranley, Joey Coates, Vincent Bellavance and Ben Lynch. Jacob Brown earned the win between the pipes.
The Red Devils will face Clarington in the first round of the playoffs, starting in Marmora on Wednesday @ 7:00 pm and Napanee on Sunday at 4:00.
CrossFit Belleville - Bantam
The CrossFit Belleville Bantams started the playoffs with a 6-2 victory against the Kingston Frontenacs on Saturday Feb 13. The Bantams came ready to play and started strong against their ETA East and 401 rivals. They were shorthanded with Carden Guerin and Ryan Loiselle out with a suspension and an upper body injury and both players were missed by their team mates heading into the playoffs.
The Red Devils would open the scoring in the first period and wouldn't surrender the lead the rest of the game. Brennan Bush would stand tall in net stopping all shots he would face in the first period and all but two in the entire game. Brennan would earn his first career playoff victory on route to a 6-2 victory for the Red Devils.
The goal scoring was led by Derrick Vos with two, Bailey Matthews, Michael Andrews, Logan White and Daniel Panetta would round out the scoring. Assists went to Emmet Pierce (2), Logan White, Connor Kennedy, Dalton Bancroft (2), Cameron Supryka, Zach Uens and Michael Andrews.
Game 2 on Sunday in Kingston ended in a 3-0 shutout victory for Quinte. Once again the Red Devils found themselves shorthanded with Guerin, Loiselle and Keegan Hunt not in the line-up for the bantams due to suspensions and injuries and this would leave the defensive core two players short.
The collective effort of the D-Men (Connor Kennedy, Derrick Vos, Cameron Supryka and Zach Uens) would be tested but as they have done all year, they stood their ground, while allowing Ethan Taylor to back stop a 3-0 victory. Ethan would be the difference during some penalty kill time during the second period when the Bantams were down two men and Kingston was unable to score.
The opening goal was scored by Michael Andrews and Daniel Panetta would add another in the second period, Zach Uens would round out the scoring in the third period while assists went to Emmet Pierce (2), Jake Campbell and Bailey Matthews.
The next game for the CrossFit Belleville Bantams will be on Wednesday February 17, 2016 at the Quinte Wellness Center.