The OMHA Playdowns are in full swing. Five QRD teams have made it through to the second round, while 3 teams continue to battle in round 1.
QRD Weekly Report – Sunday February 21, 2016 – Playoff Edition
KKP - Minor Midgets
The KKP Minor Midgets took a 3-1 lead in points in their second round OMHA Playdown series with York-Simcoe Express. Game 1 on Saturday ended in a 3-3 tie at the QSWC, with Matthew Poole scoring all three goals for the Devils. Assists came from Dawson Baker (2), Zach Wheeler, Joe Roy, Nate Dunkley and Nate Boomhower. Pierce Nelson was sensational between the pipes.
Game 2 was in Aurora where Nathan Dunkley potted two goals, with singles going to Matt Sherwin, Dawson Baker, Zach Wheeler, Joe Roy, and Theo Citrullo. Assists were provided by Braydon Crowe (2), Baker (2), Malcom Warren (2), Madoka Suzuki, Nate Dunkley, and Devin Morrison. Evan Morrison was rock solid in goal for the Red Devils. Game 3 is slated for Thursday night at St. Andrews College in Aurora.
Foley Bus Lines - Minor Peewee
The Foley Bus Lines Minor Peewee Red Devils started their 2016 playoff season against the Kingston Jr. Frontenacs. In the best of five series, the Red Devils have taken a 2 game lead over the Fronts with back to back wins last weekend.
On Saturday Feb 20, the Bus Liners hosted Kingston in game one of the series at the Yardman arena. The Red Devils took a 1 goal lead in the first period as Liam Filip scored with assists from Pheonix Smith and Sami Douglas-Najem. The Devils continued to fill the Kingston net in the second period as Trevor Hoskin scored twice with the helpers going to Liam Filip and Blake Ellis. The third period saw 4 more goals from the Devils offense as Kendrick Webster, Marcus Asimis, Corbin Roach and Connor Hunt lit the lamp. Assisting on the third period goals were; Trevor Hoskin with two, Donovan McCoy, Blake Ellis, Aaron Brown and Marcus Asimis. Corbin Votary turned away all shots by the Frontenacs in the Devils cage until 45 seconds left in the game when the Fronts scored with a 5 on 3 advantage. Final score was 7 to 1 for the Devils
On Sunday Feb 21, The Foley Bus Lines Minor Peewees travelled to Kingston for game 2. The first period ended with both teams scoring only one goal. Scoring for the Devils was Donovan McCoy with the assist going to Liam Filip. The Devils rallied for 7 goals in the second period, while Kingston adding one of their own. Scoring for the Devils in the second period were; Isaac Brown with two, Donovan McCoy with his second of the game, Liam Filip, and Trevor Hoskin with 3 for the hat trick. Assisting on the Red Devil goals were; Liam Filip, Isaac Brown, Phoenix Smith, Rheydan McCoy, and Kendrick Webster with two. Each team scored singles in the third period. Cole Campbell scored for the Bus Liners on feeds from Trevor Hoskin and Cooper Matthews. Andrew Munro was solid in the Devils net for the win. Final score was 9 to 3 for the Devils.
Next action for the Foley Bus Lines Red Devils is Thursday Feb 25 in Belleville at the Quinte SWC. Puck drops at 6:45pm.
CrossFit Belleville - Bantam
The CrossFit Belleville Bantams advanced to the second round of the OMHA Playdowns with an 8-2 win over Kingston in game 3 of their 6 point series. At the end of the first period it was 2-1 for Quinte as they never relinquished the lead after the first few seconds of the game. Brennan Bush was in net and played extremely well while giving his team the confidence it needed to carry the game into Kingston’s end. The goals were scored by Jake Campbell(2), Michael Andrews, Dalton Bancroft, Daniel Panetta, Zach Uens, Nolan Seto and Emmet Pierce and assists went to Emmet Pierce(4), Logan White(2), Daniel Panetta, Jake Campbell, Dalton Bancroft, Cameron Supryka and Michael Andrews(2).
Next up for the CrossFit Belleville Bantams will be the Barrie Colts, a team the Red Devils have not fared well against. The Bantams have managed only 1 victory in the last six games against the Colts stretching back over the last two ETA seasons and playoffs last year.
Madison Excavating - Minor Atom
The Madison Excavating Minor Atoms began and finished the first round of playoffs this week with a convincing 3 wins over Peterborough. The three wins this week have added to the Devils winning streak, giving them a solid 13 straight wins and a convincing 19 wins in the last 20 games played.
With home ice advantage, the Minor Atoms hosted the Peterborough Petes on Wednesday at the QSWC. Both teams came out ready to do battle but it was the Devils who got on the scoreboard first with a beauty shot by Landon Wright, assisted by Kirk Stevenson. Liam Philip found the back of
the Petes net a minute later to round up the first. The Petes kept up the pressure and tucked one past the Devils netminder but Philip answered back with another unassisted. The third period was riddled with penalties for both teams and a number of power play opportunities gave both teams the
chance to add a few more to the scoreboard. In the end the Devils came out victorious with a 6-4 win. Adding to the tally in the third were Gage Butcher, Philip added another for the hat trick and Brody Partridge. Assisting for the Devils were Jared Langdon, Stevenson and Wright. Dean Spry was solid between the pipes.
Saturday had the Devils on the road to Peterborough for game 2 of the series. The Minor Atoms took a commanding lead in the game and wasted no time getting on the scoreboard making it a 3-0 game before the end of the first. Scoring for the Devils in the first were Philip, Ryland Murray and Thomas Kuipers with the helpers coming from Stevenson, Partridge and Braedyn Rogers. Stevenson added 2 more goals in the second and another from Langdon gave the Devils a 6-0 lead by the end of the period. Assisting in the second were Philip with two and Butcher with one. The Petes tried to claw back from their deficit by sneaking two past the Devils but the Devils answered back with another two from Langdon and Murray, both unassisted, to finish the game with a 8-2 Devils win.
Back home on Sunday to host the Petes, both teams were fast on the puck and with the Petes battling to stay in the playoffs the pressure was on Quinte to finish the series. Ty McCambridge opened up the Devils scoring, capitalizing on a Peterborough change, to shoot a beauty past the Pete's goalkeeper and make it a 1-0 Devils lead. The Petes came back to tie up the game early in the second but the Red Devils were unshaken and battled back with two of their own goals in the second to once again take the lead. Goals in the second came from Wright, assisted by Nolan Donnelly and Philip, assisted by Butcher and Stevenson. Dean Spry made some key saves in the third and Philip added his second of the game to round out the score at 4-1 final and a sweep of the series.
The Madison Excavating Red Devils will continue on into the second round of the OMHA Playdowns some time next week.
Free Flow Petroleum - Minor Bantam
On February 20, the Free Flow Petroleum Minor Bantams started their 2016 playoff run with a 3-1 victory over the Central Ontario Wolves. Scoring for Quinte were Marshall McFarland, Jacob Vreugdenhil and Jacob Gilbert. Assisting the effort were Cole McGuire, Curtis Dicks, and Vreugdenhil (2). Game 2 of the series ended in a 2-2 draw, which saw the Central Ontario squad even the game on a power play and with their goalie pulled. Adam Thistlethwaite and Vreugdenhil claimed Quinte’s goals, on helpers from Dicks, McGuire, and Isaac Langdon.
Game 3 goes this Thursday, February 25 in Lindsay, and Game 4 brings the action back to the Yardmen arena on Saturday, February 27 at 1 pm.
McInroy-Maines Construction - Midget
The Quinte Red Devils McInroy-Maines Midgets swept Kingston in the first round of their OMHA playoffs 3 games straight with a 2-1 win. Game 3 entered the final period tied at 0-0, with Kingston scoring at the 16:33 mark. Not until the final 45 seconds of the game were the Devils able to tie the game with a goal by Colin Vandenhurk assisted by Mackenzie Warren. The winning goal occurred 16 seconds later on a nice pass from Shelby Rienstra, with Logan Drew getting his second straight game winning goal. Sean Storr was strong in net to take the win.
Next up is a second round series with the Ajax-Pickering Raiders.
The Midgets will host the OMHA Championships March 11-13 at the Yardmen Arena.
Bonn Law - Atom
The Bonn Law Quinte Red Devils Major Atom Team showed that they were all heart this weekend, as they completed the sweep in their series with the Clarington Toros.
The Devils were in Marmora on Wednesday evening to open the series, and the boys were on top of their game from the start. The Devils scored the first three goals of the game, before Clarington answered back with one of their own. Quinte scored one more before the end of the third, to win the game 4-1. Scoring for the Devils was Spencer Cranley, Nick Oke, Cal Uens and Christopher Brydges. Adding helpers on the goals was Ben Danford, Clayton Rose, Jack Dever, Ethan Quick, and Spencer Cranley. Tucker McKichan was sharp in net for the win.
The Devils were on the road Saturday for game two, and although they got on the board first, they found themselves down 3-1 heading into the third period. The Boys played their hearts out to complete the comeback in the third period, as they went on to win the game 4-3. Cal Uens had an outstanding game, scoring a hat trick and adding an assist. Spencer Cranley also scored for the Devils. Nick Oke, Vince Bellavance, Ethan Osborne, Christopher Brydges and Spencer Cranley all had assists in the game. Jacob Brown stood tall in net to earn the win.
The Devils were at home on Sunday and looking to end the series. The teams played a fast paced, tight checking first period where neither team could find the back of the net. It was the Toros who opened the scoring half way through the second period, but Cal Uens was quick to fire one past the Toros net minder, just a minute later to even the score. The Toros added two more goals in the second and once again, the Devils found themselves down 3-1 heading into the third period. The Devils would not give up, and for the second straight game they scored three goals in the third period to win the game and complete the sweep in the series. Also scoring for the Devils was Josh Cunningham, Christopher Brydges and Vince Bellevance with the game winner, with just 22 seconds left in the game. Adding assists on the goals was Spencer Cranley (2), Ethan Quick, Nick Oke, and Vince Bellavance. Tucker McKichan was solid between the pipes in the win.
The Devils will face the winner of Richmond Hill and York Simcoe in the OMHA Semi Finals.