Madison Excavating Minor Peewees win OMHA Championship in Markham – Foley Bus Lines Minor Bantams are Heading to OMHA Championships for the Fourth Time in Five Years!
Madison Excavating - Minor Peewee
The Madison Excavating Minor Peewees travelled to Markham this past weekend on brought home the gold medal at the 2018 OMHA Minor Peewee AAA Championships. On Friday the Red Devils picked up 2 wins, 3-2 over the Hamilton Bulldogs, and 5-2 against the Burlington Eagles.
On Saturday in game 3, the Devils faced the Whitby Wildcats and took their third win by a score of 4-3. Game 4 of the tournament was against the defending champions and host team, the Markham Waxers. The Waxers came out the winners 2-1 but with 3 wins, the Devils were set up to face them again in the gold medal match on Sunday.
The Gold Medal game on Sunday had the Devils ready to battle. It was Quinte who struck first with a goal in the first from Liam Philip, assisted by Landon Wright. The first would end in a 1-0 Devils lead. Early in the second set Jared Langdon would go in unassisted to give Quinte a 2-0 lead in the game. Before the end of the second Markham would even up the score. The third period would start and end with a 2-2 tie forcing overtime. Mike McIvor made many great saves in the Quinte net. One and a half minutes into overtime Thomas Kuipers passed the puck to Ben Vreugdenhil on the point to take a shot that was tipped into the Markham net by Gage Butcher and gave the Quinte Red Devils the victory, and the 2018 OMHA Championship!!!
Foley Bus Lines - Minor Bantam
The Foley Bus Lines Minor Bantams played two games this week in the OMHA Semi Final Series against York Simcoe. The Bus Liners had a 4 points to 0 lead in the 6 point series. The Devils lost in OT in game 3 and took the series with a win in game 4. The win puts the Minor Bantam Devils into the OMHA Championship for the 4th time in 5 years!
On Mar 14, the Bus Liners hosted the Express in game 3 of the series, at the QSWC. The Express came out strong taking a 2 to 0 lead in the first period, before the Red Devils struck with a goal from Parker Stewart to make it a 2 to 1 score going into the second period. Assisting on the Stewart goal were Trevor McDowell and Owen Beck. The Devils tied the game early in the 2nd as Dalyn Wakely scored on feeds from Donovan McCoy and Cooper Matthews. Owen Beck gave the Devils the lead unassisted, but the Express were not about to give up by scoring to even the game going into the 3rd. The Express scored twice early in the third to take a two-goal lead. The Devils fought back as Parker Steward scored his second goal; unassisted, and Kellen Dostaler tied the game on assists from Dalyn Wakely and Aaron Brown. The game went into OT, and it was end to end action before the Express finally scored in the last minute of OT to take the win. Brady Spry and Corbin Votary shared duties in the Devils net. The Express win, put the series at 4 points to 2 in favour of the Devils.
On Mar 17, The Devils travelled to the Bradford Rec Centre to take on the Express in Game 4. Dalyn Wakely opened the scoring for the Devils in the first period on feeds from Noah Richard and Cooper Matthews. The Express evened the game with a goal of their own, but Donovan McCoy gave the Devils the lead on an assist from Owen Beck in the last minute of the first period. The Express evened the game early in the 2nd, but the Devils regained the lead on a goal from Dalyn Wakely, assisted by Owen Beck. It was all Devils in the third period as Dalyn Wakely scored his third and fourth goal of the game! Corbin Votary went the distance in the Devils cage. Final score was 5 to 2, and with the win, the Devils completed the series, 6 pts to 2.
The Series win, gives the Devils a birth into the OMHA Finals hosted by Ajax-Pickering Raiders. The OMHA Championships will take place Mar 23, 24 and 25th at the Pickering Rec Centre at the Delaney Ice Pad.
Game Ready Hockey Development - Bantams
The Bantam’s did not advance beyond the OMHA semi-finals after losing the series in three games to the North Central Predators. The team came close in the first to games losing 3-2 and 4-3, the score of the final game was 7-0.
Scoring for Quinte was Gavin Camp (2), Zack Brooks, Luke LaPalm and Brock Kelsh. Assists from Ethan Broek, Daniel Michaud (4), Luke LaPalm, Clayton Farrow and Nathanial Burelle. Net minding was shared between Ethan Fraser and Dixon Grimes.
The players would like to thank their sponsor Game Ready Hockey and their coaches for a great season.