Here is the QRD Weekly Report for the week of Nov 25-Dec 1
Alliance Spray Foam Insulation- Minor Atom
The Alliance Spray Foam Insulation Minor Atom's represented Quinte very well at the International Silver Stick in Whitby this Weekend. The Devils started off their tournament against the Minuteman Flames from Marlborough, MA., on Friday afternoon. The team came out a little flat and the Minuteman Flames took full advantage, and handed the Devils a 7-3 loss. With the Devils backs against the wall, they knew they'd have to go perfect through the rest of the Round Robin, and they did just that. They defeated, the Farmington Hills Little Caesars 4-1, Friday afternoon, and both the Brantford 99er's 5-4, and the Niagara North Stars 4-1.
With a 3-1 record, the Alliance Spray Foam Devils advanced to the Quarter Finals to play the top ranked USA team, the Middlesex Islanders. The Islanders would strike 30 seconds into the game, but the Devils would not give up and ultimately prevailed 5-3. In the Semi's the Red Devils faced the undefeated Oakville Rangers, last year's OMHA champs, and the host of this year OMHA Championships in March. With the Devils looking to leave a lasting impression on the Rangers, they did just that, eliminating the Rangers from the tournament 2-1.
The Final would set up a rematch with the Minuteman Flames. The Devils found themselves down 3-0 before the midway mark of the game, unable to get anything behind the Flames goaltender. They managed to get one back on the power play, but that's as close as they would get, losing the Final 3-1.
Congratulations to the Team for representing themselves very well at such a prestigious tournament.
Foley Bus Lines- Minor Midget
In arguably their biggest test of the season thus far, your Foley Bus Lines Minor Midgets competed in the International Silver Stick event held this past weekend in Whitby that had thirty highly ranked teams from North America attending.
Action for your Devils started up Thursday as they took on their ETA rivals from Ajax-Pickering in a tight checking contest. Regrettably, the boys came out on the wrong end of a 1-0 score putting them behind the eight ball for advancing to the playoff round right from the start.
Fortunately, the boys fate was still in their own hands if they could win out the rest of their divisional games. Friday morning was a new day and QRD managed to get the ball rolling with a 4-1 victory over the GTHL Don Mills Flyers. Next up Friday afternoon was the highly anticipated contest with the number one ranked Toronto Jr. Canadiens. The game did not disappoint as the packed arena saw end to end action until QRD finally banged one home with five minutes left in the third before adding an empty netter for a 2-0 triumph. With other division scores falling into place, the Devils still needed a win Saturday morning over the eighth ranked Hamilton Huskies to advance to the quarter finals. The Devils got on the board in the first only to have the Huskies tie it in the second before the Devils scored two in a three minute span in the third to take the game with a 3-1 score. With a slate full of games still to be played Saturday, all the Devils could do was take in a movie and have a nap before finding out their Saturday evening quarter final opponent, the fourth ranked Toronto Marlboros. After a scoreless first period, the Devils got on the board mid second only to have the Marlboros tie less than a minute later. A new sheet of ice in the third proved to be the difference as the Devils went on to score three unanswered to make the final 4-1 for QRD.
The semi-finals Sunday morning had three American teams and your Regional Quinte Red Devils. The Red/White/Black were up against the top ranked team from the US in Honeybaked from Detroit. Although the Devils got on the board first, Honeybaked scored three unanswered to go ahead three to one. The Devils got one late to close within one but ultimately lost the contest 4-2 to the eventual tournament champion Honeybaked. Overall, a very strong showing for the boys this past weekend versus top competition.
Next Action……QRD heads to the ETA Showcase in Oakville that brings together all of the OMHA teams from the ETA and SCTA to one location for a showcase of games. Your hometown Devils take on the North Central Predators Saturday at 10:30am and then again at 10:30 am Sunday against the Barrie Colts.
Free Flow Petroleum- Minor Peewee
The Free Flow Petroleum Minor Peewees played host to Ajax-Pickering Raiders on Thursday evening. A positive three periods all-around! Three minutes into the game, Jacob Moore put Quinte on the board, with assists to Riley Reid and Jack Foley. The second period and remainder of the game was fast-paced and did not see the scoreboard light up again, until 4 minutes remaining in the game when Foley hit the twine from a Moore and Cooper Kelly set up. Quinte earned the insurance marker from an empty net goal by Matthew Airhart (Kelly). A 3-0 win and shut out going to Katste Brant.
On Saturday, the team hit the road, venturing up to meet up with York-Simcoe Express, with whom they continue to battle in the league standings. Twas very much evident that the long drive had no impact on Quinte's focus; the team was dialed in and prepared to play. Ryland Cunningham scored the only goal of the first period, a set up from Foley and Kelly. The second period, continued Quinte domination. Goals were scored by Kolby Craig (Airhart and Owen Rivers), Reid (Tavin MacDonald and Kelly), and Kaden Koutroulides (Cunningham and Foley). Not letting down, Quinte scored one more in the third by Foley (Rivers and Craig). A second shut out for Brant and a 5-0 win for the team!
Shout out to the Minor Peewee AP goalies Hudson Hicks and Brady MacDonald for their support. Speedy recovery wishes to QRD goalie Cohen Bedore.
2 games, 6 strong periods of play, 4 points and two shutouts! Amazing work, team. Keep the momentum going!
McInroy Maines Construction- Major Midget
The Quinte McInroy-Maines Midget Red Devils played three games in four days in ETA league play this week.
On Thursday, the Devils defeated a feisty Oshawa Generals squad 4-3. Alex Lucas picked up the win in goal. Lucas Culhane (2 G, 1 A) and Nate Burelle (1 G, 2 A) each had three points while Zack Brooks added a goal in the win. Cayde Culhane, Gavin Camp, Beckett Palmer-Stephen and Hunter Hall also picked up assists. Isaac Uens, Trotty Davis and Alex Lucas picked up Devils of the Day honours.
On Saturday, the Devils defeated RHC 2-0.
Nate Burelle and Kyle McMechan scored for the Devils while Zack Brooks and Beckett Palmer-Stephen picked up assists. Ethan Fraser was outstanding in goal, picking up his third shutout of the season. Devils of the day were Fraser, Caleb Joskow, Michael Patrick and Logan James.
On Sunday, a flat Red Devils squad picked up a point with a 3-3 tie against NCP. Reid Trueman, Nate Burelle and Beckett Palmer-Stephen scored while Lucas Culhane (2), Burelle, Palmer-Stephen, Caleb Joskow and Cayde Culhane picked up assists. Alex Lucas was in net.
QRD forward Lucas Culhane was selected to represent the Devils in the ETA-SCTA all star game in Oakville on Saturday, December 7th. Culhane has 38 points in 23 games this season in league and tournament play.
Bonn Law- Major Bantam
The Bonn Law Major Bantams had a busy weekend playing 3 games in 3 days and securing 6 points to remain first in their division.
Ethan Beattie started in net on Friday night for the 8-1 win over the Peterborough Petes and again on Sunday afternoon in the 9-4 win over Central Ontario Wolves. Aidan Crowley was credited for the 6-1 win against Central Ontario Wolves on Saturday afternoon.
Every player on the team contributed to the strong offensive effort this past weekend with points as follows:
Cal Uens (6G, 3A), Jack Dever (6G), Ethan Quick (3G, 5A), Ethan Miedema (9 A), Carter McKee (2 A), Justin Murdoch (3 G, 1A), Ethan Osborne (1G, 2A), Nick Oke (1A), Trent Williams (1A), Aiden Haller Brady (1A), Ben Davy (2A), Christopher Brydges (1G, 2A), Tyson Carr (1G, 1A), Liam Rampersad (2G,1A), Duncan Schneider (1A).
The boys have a quieter week this week hosting the Ajax Pickering Raiders Saturday at 3:30 at the Mackay arena.
World Elite Training- Major Atom
Due to the winter weather, The World Elite Training Atom's played one game this week. On Saturday, the team traveled to Richmond Hill to take on the Coyote's and were hoping to bring home a win.
The devils were down a goal at the end of the first period. Wyatt Whalen shot in a rebound from Pierson Clute to tie the game 1-1. Unfortunately, that was the lone goal of the game and Coyotes took the 4-1 win.
The Atoms have a busy week with three games on the schedule. They face off against the Kingston Jr. Gaels on Friday followed by two home games vs. the Ajax-Pickering Raiders and the Oshawa Generals.
Madison Excavating- Minor Bantam
The Madison Excavating Minor Bantams were on the road to Whitby this past weekend to participate in the SilverStick.
The team opened the weekend games with a familiar match up with the Markham Waxers. Unfortunately the Devils were unable to repeat last week’s domination over the Waxers and succumbed to a 4-1 loss.
Game two had Quinte face the Philadelphia Jr. Flyers team. The Devils took a strong 4-0 win with lots of back and forth game play.
Saturday’s game one had the Devils meet up with the Syracuse Nationals. A tight battle end to end but Quinte come out with another win as they beat the Nats 2-0.
Final game of the tournament had the Devils take on the Toronto Marlies. Quinte would be unable to match up on the scoreboard and took a 4-1 loss.
The Madison Excavating Minor Bantams will host the Barrie Colts next Sunday at QSWC.