Bantam bring home silver, Midgets finish fourth, and Minor Peewees even series.
Quinte Red Devils Weekly Report – Sunday March 13, 2016
CrossFit Belleville Quinte Red Devils Earn Silver at OMHA Bantam Championships
The CrossFit Belleville Bantams headed to Barrie for the OMHA Championships over the weekend to face the 5th and 6th ranked teams in Ontario (Whitby Wildcats and Barrie Colts respectively), as well as the top two teams in the SCTA - the Halton Hurricanes and the Brampton 45’s.
Game #1 – Quinte Red Devils (4) – Brampton 45’s (1)
On Friday the Red Devils opened up against the Brampton 45’s who were second in the SCTA (South Central AAA) and would play tough against the Devils. The CrossFit Belleville Bantams would open the scoring but Brampton answered right back before the first period ended. The Quinte Red Devils would score the only goal of the second period and would head into the dressing room with the lead into the third. Ethan Taylor was in net for the Bantams and played very well stopping all but one shot he faced. Quinte would score twice more in the third and put the game out of reach.
Goals were scored by Emmet Pierce, Keegan Hunt, Michael Andrews and Daniel Panetta, while assists went to Emmet Pierce(2), Danial Panetta(2), Zach Uens, Michael Andrews and Bailey Matthews
Player of the Game honours went to Daniel Panetta
Game #2 – Quinte Red Devils (5) – Halton Hurricanes (1)
The second game of the OMHA tournament would be against the Halton Hurricanes, the top ranked team and the stingiest defensive team in the SCTA as they had only given up 38 goals in 36 games in regular season play. The Hurricanes would open the scoring just five minutes into the first period but as this Red Devils team has done so many times all season, they battled back and scored 5 unanswered goals to take home the victory. Brennan Bush was in net and continued his great play inside the blue. Goals were scored by Derrick Vos, Cameron Supryka, Dalton Bancroft, Nolan Seto and Michael Andrews while assists went to Derrick Vos, Nolan Seto(2), Ryan Loiselle(2) and Isaac Langdon(3). Player of the Game Honours went to Ryan Loiselle.
Game #3 – Quinte Red Devils (1) – Whitby Wildcats (3)
Saturday would have the Red Devils facing the two top ranked teams back to back as they played the Whitby Wildcats in the first game of the day. Whitby would open the scoring in the first period and would take the lead late into the second period before Quinte answered back with less than two minutes left in the period. The third period was no doubt the worst period these boys have played in a very long time and handed Whitby the victory. Ethan Taylor was in net for the loss.The lone Goal were scored by Michael Andrews while assists went to Logan White and Cardin Guerin. Player of the Game Honours went to Ethan Taylor.
Game #4 – Quinte Red Devils (3) – Barrie Colts (2)
Both of these teams know each other very well as they recently just concluded a 5 game playoff series where the Devils came back in dramatic fashion to overcome a 2-1 game deficit to win the series 3-2. Some irony here as the Red Devils would repeat this same feat as they trailed the Barrie Colts 2-1 heading into the final period with a winner destined for the Gold Medal game and the loser headed to the Bronze Medal Game. Brennan Bush was in net for Bantams and played extremely well as he back stopped and gave his team time to mount yet another comeback against the Colts. The Red Devils would tie the game up early in the third period and would score with less than three minutes remaining, sending them to the Gold Medal Game on Sunday against the Whitby Wildcats.
Goals were scored by Jake Campbell, Logan White and Michael Andrews while assists went to Emmet Pierce, Daniel Panetta, Dalton Bancroft and Cameron Supryka.Player of the Game Honours went to Emmet Pierce.
Gold Medal Game
The CrossFit Belleville Bantams would need a good start in order to put Whitby on their heels and allow our teams strong fore-check and defensive skills to take over the game, this did not happen as Whitby scored first on the power play eight minutes into the game. Ethan Taylor would hold the fort as his teammates gathered their legs. Whitby would score early in the second period and would take a commanding 2-0 lead and a lead that would seem insurmountable to most teams but these Bantam boys have #Resilience and won’t quit. Just before the second period would end the Quinte Red Devils would get on the board and would show they weren’t done playing just yet.
The third period would see the Bantams in some penalty trouble again and Whitby would take a 3-1 lead with less than 9 minutes remaining in the game. There were plenty of good opportunities for the Red Devils but the Whitby goaltender played well. With just over 5 minutes remaining the Devils would come within one goal and sent Ethan Taylor to the bench in the remaining 90 seconds. The Devils came close to tying the game up but the Whitby Wildcats would win OMHA Gold.
Goals were scored by Jake Campbell and Michael Andrews while assists went to Derrick Vos, Emmet Pierce, Logan White and Dalton Bancroft. Player of the Game Honours went to Michael Andrews.
McInroy-Maines Construction Midgets Fall Short in the Bronze Medal Game at OMHA Midget Championships
The McInroy-Maines Midgets hosted the 2016 OMHA Midget AAA Championships, and finished the tournament with a 3-1 loss to the Oakville Rangers in the Bronze medal game. They started the tournament with an impressive 7-4 win over the Ajax-Pickering Raiders. Scoring for the Red Devils were Brandon Forestell, Dawson Ellis, Greg Powles, Greg Thomas, Shelby Rienstra, Logan Drew, and Nick Hoey. Assists came from Tanner Sheppard (2), Dominic Della Civita, Mackenzie Warren, Billy Finney, Nathan Dunkley, Colin VanDenHurk (2), Powles, and Forestell. Anthony Bertucca picked up the win in the net, and Greg Powles was selected as the player of the game.
Game 2 was a 2-0 loss to the Whitby Wildcats, who were the eventual champions. Goaltender Sean Storr was selected as the player of the game for Quinte. In game three, they got back on the winning track with a wild finish in a 5-4 victory over Oakville Rangers. Trailing 4-3 with a little over a minute left on the clock, Quinte pulled their goalie and Colin VanDenHurk scored a 6 on 4 power play goal to tie the game with 1:02 left on the clock. In a desperate move to avoid the tie and pick up their first win of the tournament, Oakville pulled their goalie, and Shelby Rienstra scored from Nate Dunkley and Dawson Baker to steal the victory. Other goals came from Greg Powles, Mackenzie Warren, and Tanner Sheppard. Additional assist came from VanDenHurk, Sheppard, Warren, and Ryan Fraser. Anthony Bertucca was solid between the pipes for the Red Devils.
The Midgets were blanked 5-0 in game 4, with Dawson Ellis earning player of the game honours, and Sean Storr took the loss between the pipes. In the bronze medal loss, Tim Morton scored the lone goal, and Anthony Bertucca was the goaltender of record. Dawson Baker provided the only assist.
Foley Bus Lines Minor Peewee Red Devils Even the Series With Richmond Hill
After falling behind in the series with a loss and a tie last weekend, the Foley Bus Lines Red Devils have once again shown their ability to overcome adversity and rebounded to tie the series at 5 pts.
In game 3 of the series the Devils hosted the Coyotes on March 9 at the Yardman arena. The Devils found themselves down by one after the opening frame, but rebounded with three goals in the 2nd period from Isaac Brown, Kendrick Webster and Aaron Brown. Assisting on the 2nd period goals were; Liam Filip, Phoenix Smith, Trevor Hoskin, Cooper Matthews, Corbin Roach and Donovan McCoy. The Devils led the game going into the third period by one. Cooper Matthews scored a pair and Trevor Hoskin added a single in the third with assists going to Rheydan McCoy, Trevor Hoskin with a pair and Kendrick Webster with a pair of his own. Final score for the Devils was 6 to 4 as Andrew Munro was sharp in the Devils net for the win.
In game 4, the Bus Liners travelled to Richmond Hill to take on the Coyotes at the Elgin Borrow Centre on March 12. Once again the Coyotes scored first in the opening period to head into the 2nd period with a 1 point lead. The Devils added a goal in the 2nd period by Kendrick Webster on a feed from Cooper Matthews. The Coyotes added a goal of their own in the 2nd to enter the third period with a 1 goal lead. The Coyotes continues to press into the third and were too much for the Devils as they added a third goal and an empty netter to take the game. Final score was 4 to 1 as the Devils fell to the Coyotes and gave the lead in the series back to the Coyotes with a 5 to 3 point lead. Corbin Votary took the loss in the Devils cage.
In Game 5 on March 13, The Red Devil Minor Peewees hosted the Coyotes at the QSWC on Rink A. In a must win game, the Devils came out on fire with 4 quick unanswered goals in the first period. Scoring for the Devils were Isaac Brown, Kendrick Webster, Donovan McCoy, and Corbin Roach with an unbelievable series of dekes through three players and an “undressing” of the Coyote goalie. Assisting on the Devils first period goals were; Sami Douglas-Najem, Phoenix Smith, Donovan McCoy, Corbin Roach and Kendrick Webster. The Devils continued to be relentless in scoring 3 more goals in the 2nd period from Sami Douglas-Najem, Trevor Hoskin and Connor Hunt. Kendrick Webster picked up an assist on the Hoskin goal. Neither team scored in the third period as the Devils net minder; Andrew Munro picked up the shutout victory. The win put the Devils back in the series and forced a 6th and final game on March 14. The Devils will face the Coyotes at the Elgin Borrow Centre with the puck drop scheduled at 630 pm.
Bonn Law - Atom
The Bonn Law Quinte Red Devils Major Atom team were at St. Andrew’s college on Wednesday night for game 3 of their series. In a fast paced opening period, it was the Express who got on the score board first with just over a minute left in the first. The Express would add another goal early in the second to take a two goal lead, before Spencer Cranley put one past their net minder to cut the lead to one. Joey Coates scored less than a minute later on an outstanding solo effort to tie the game at two. Just over a minute later, the Express took the lead back, and added one more before the end of the period to win the game 4-2. The Devil’s worked hard right to the final buzzer and Jacob Brown was sharp in net the whole game despite the loss. Vince Bellavance and Cal Uens each earned an assist in the game.
The Devils were back home on Saturday looking for a win to keep them alive in the series. The boys put forth an outstanding effort right from the get go and Cal Uens opened the scoring with just under two minutes left in the first period assisted by Cranley and Bellavance. The Express answered back, scoring three goals in the second, before Spencer Cranley buried a pass from Nick Oke on the power play near the end of the second period. The Express took back the two goal lead early in the third, but the Devils would not give up. Cal Uens cut the lead to one goal on a pass from Bellevance. The Red Devils pressured hard right until the final buzzer looking to tie the game but could not find the back of the net. The Devils played a solid game giving the Express all they could handle. Jacob Brown was fantastic in net.
The Devils showed great spirit, as they had done all year and would like to thank their family, friends and fans for all of their support throughout the season.