Foley Bus Lines Bantams named OMHA Team of the Month!
Foley Bus Lines- Major Bantam
The Foley Bus Lines Major Bantams have been named Ontario Minor Hockey Association team of the month for January. This award is sponsored by Gatorade and awarded by the OMHA to a team that reaches an extraordinary level of excellence. The Red Devils have been featured on the OMHA’s Twitter and Instagram accounts.
This group of boys, several of which have played together for many years, and others who are new teammates, are working very hard to achieve their goals set out at the beginning of the current season.
Each year our team comes up with a saying and this year they chose Team Success = Individual Success.
Hockey is a TEAM sport and you can’t achieve your individual goals without your Teammates, Line mates Parents and Coaches. Our team works very hard on and off the ice. From shooting pucks and stickhandling at home, to dryland training, to reviewing game video, or even renting ice on their own to improve skating. These are just a few examples of the extra work these players are willing to put forth to be part of a successful TEAM!
With 53 games played to date the boys are 40 – 6 – 7 with 241 GF and 88 GA. They are currently ranked 5th in the Province and 12th in Canada. They have clinched a playoff position and finished 1st in the ETA. But they have higher expectations to come!!!
On Tuesday the Red Devils travelled to Kingston to take on the Frontenacs. The final score was Quinte 4 & Kingston 2. The boys travelled again on Friday to Oshawa. The Devils outscored the Generals 3-1 to take the win.
The last regular season game is in Lindsay on Sunday the 17th against Central Ontario.
The Pond at Rhino Sports & Playland- Minor Atom
The Rhino Sports Minor Atoms faced off against Whitby for their final regular season game. It was a hard fought game, but the devils couldn't get past the wildcats and took a 7-0 loss.
The team finished their 36 game regular season with 24 wins, 9 losses and 3 ties which placed them second in their division. The boys are ready to take on Clarington for their first play off game in Madoc on Saturday! Go Quinte Go!
Bonn Law- Minor Bantam
The Bonn Law Minor Bantams finished their regular season this past weekend with a 27-6-3 record, leading the East division by 10 points and finishing first overall.
The boys travelled to Kingston on Friday night and took the 5-3 win with Aidan Crowley in net. Scoring was provided by Ethan Miedema (2), Aiden Haller Brady (2) and Ethan Quick with helpers to Cal Uens (2), Ethan Quick and Ben Davy.
They tied the Wildcats 2-2 on Saturday night in Whitby with Liam Murphy in net. A hard fought battle saw Miedema and Davy finding the back of the net with assists credited to Christopher Brydges (2).
The boys look to take on the Peterborough Petes in the first round of playoffs. Schedule TBD.
McInroy Maines- Major Midget
The McInroy Maines Major Midgets, had a difficult weekend taking two losses, losing 2-1 to Whitby and 5-0 to Markham and being eliminated from OMHA Playdown contention missing the playdowns by 2 points in the east division.
Despite this disappointment, the team has developed and came together as a group over the season, showing vast improvement as a team, individuals and most importantly, as people. We will continue to play in the ETA Playoffs, first round against the Oshawa Generals.
Game 1 in Belleville QSWC, FDC Pad- 5:45pm February 16
Free Flow Petroleum- Minor Midget
The Free Flow Petroleum Minor Midget Quinte Red Devils had an action packed week. They beat out the Peterborough Petes 3 games to 1 in the first round of the OMHA play downs. Then played three matches against the second round opponents the North Central Predators.
In the fourth and final game of round one of playoffs the team defeated Peterborough in a 3-0 shutout. Zack Brooks sniped the first goal in the last minute of play in the first period while Daniel Michaud and Connor Brooks notched assists. Shortly into the second period Jett Butler found the back of the net with a pass from Luke LaPalm on a power play. Connor Brooks point shot later in the second with a pass from Michaud sealed the score at 3-0. Ethan Fraser played great to earn the shutout in net.
Friday night the team travelled to Orillia to play the first game of the second series against the North Central Predators. Quinte's Zack Brooks was first to score midway through the first period with assists from Clayton Farrow and Nathaniel Burelle. NCP went on to score two power play goals in the second to take the lead going into the third period. Another goal from NCP in the third left Quinte trailing 3-1. However the boys didn't give up and Michaud scored a short handed breakaway goal from a long pass by Ben White. Next LaPalm tipped one in on a power play with assists to Zack and Connor Brooks. The game went into overtime with Quinte coming away with the win when Burelle found the back of the net with an assist from Michaud. Ethan Fraser had a great game between the pipes. Final score 4-3 QRD.
The second matchup of the series was the next evening back at home. A pass from Ben White to Zack Brooks on a power play midway through the first period put Quinte on the board first. NCP scored before the period ended to tie it up. The second period was scoreless until the four minute mark when the Preds scored again to take the lead and then again in the third. Michaud registered a point in the third but Quinte lost with a final score of 3-2. Fraser was in net.
Game three saw the teams back at it again Sunday night in Trenton. First period action saw the Preds take the lead. Second period Michaud found the back of the net, White and Zack Brooks notched assists on the power play to tie it up. Quinte continued to score in the third period with LaPalm scoring twice and Dalyn Wakely and Michaud (2) picking up assists. Cole Lavender made the final score 4-1 QRD with an empty net goal. Alex Lucas registered the win in net.
Quinte leads the series 2 games to 1. Game 4 will be held February 24th at 4.30pm at Rama