Here is the QRD Weekly Report for the week of Feb 10-16...
Foley Bus Lines- Minor Midget (U16)
In a series that needed all five games, the Foley Bus Lines Minor Midget Devils managed to take the clinching game five at home this past Sunday to move past the Barrie Colts and into the OMHA semi-finals. Game one versus the Colts was to begin in Quinte but mother nature had her say and moved the start to Barrie where the Devils came out a bit sluggish after their first round bye week.
Fortunately, the Devils finally got one late in first before adding another before the buzzer taking a two goal lead into the second period. The second came up blanks and the Devils added two late in the third to take the opener on the road 4-0. Game two had the Devils right back at it the next day after a late return from Barrie the night before. Although the Devils were able to get out to a couple leads in the game, it was all gone with the blink of an eye as the Colts scored with nine seconds left in regulation to tie the contest and then twenty-four seconds in to overtime to take the game with a 5-4 final.
With the weather cancelled game prior, the Devils found themselves back at home for a mid-week game three where the 04’s filled the net with three in the second before adding an empty netter to take the contest 4-0 and putting themselves up four points to two in the six point series. This past Saturday, the Devils hit the road to Barrie again looking to close out the series in game four, but the Colts wanted no part of that as they poured in three power play goals plus another and an empty netter to take the game with a 5-1 final pushing the series to the brink back in Quinte for Sunday.
With another late night disappointing drive in the snow from Barrie, the Devils could have come out flat Sunday but a pre-game line juggle due to an unfortunate injury had the boys flying as they jumped out to a five to one lead by the middle of the second before cruising to a 7-4 triumph and the series win.
Next action……The Devils take on the always tough Oshawa Generals in the OMHA semi-finals in another six point series. Fortunately, the Minor Midget Devils host the OMHA Championships March 6-8th in Belleville at the QSWC but want to go in hot with a series win versus the Generals.
Pita Pit- Major Peewee (U13)
The Pita Pit Peewees would finish off their regular season on Saturday afternoon against the Ajax-Pickering Raiders. Down 1-0 the Devils would score 3 unanswered goals to take a 3-1 lead. The Raiders clawed their way back to tie it up at 3-3 but the Red Devils would keep pushing the play and battled hard to come out with a 5-3 victory.
Goal scorers were Ben Sherwin with 2. Evan Erwin, Andrew MacNiel, and Deke Osterhout.
Assists- Osterhout 2, Owen Cassidy 2, Kaiden Harmon, Sherwin, Erwin and Mason Musclow. Liam Boyer was in net for the W.
The Pita Pit Peewees will start their first round playoff series on Saturday in Napanee at 2 clock against the Richmond Hill Coyotes.
World Elite Training- Major Atom (U11)
After receiving a bye for the first round of playoffs, the World Elite Training Atoms started the second round of playoffs facing off against the Ajax-Pickering Raiders.
Game 1 was held on Saturday in Madoc. The first goal came in the second period when Chase Cybulskie found the back of the net. Jonas McCoy fired in the second goal of the game. At the end of the second period, the Devils were up 2-1. It was Cybulskie again in the third period and Nate Rashotte ended the game with an empty netter. Assists went to Blake Munnings, Keegan Goulah, and Ty Leavitt. Charlie Vos got the 4-1 win in net.
The Devils hit the road for game 2 in Ajax on Sunday. It was a back and forth game between the two teams. Cybulskie fired in a rebound from Rashotte to start things off in the first period. The Raiders fired back with their own two goals, but it was Cybuskie again with the rebound from Goulah to tie things up in the third. The game would end in a tie sending the teams into overtime. Jake Gawley scored the game winner from Wyatt Whalen. Lily Reid got the 3-2 overtime win in net.
Quinte leads the series 2-0 against the Raiders. On Wednesday, Quinte hosts Ajax Pickering in Madoc where they are hoping for a win to sweep the series. Go Devils Go!
Free Flow Petroleum- Minor Peewee (U12)
On Thursday night, the Free Flow Petroleum Minor Peewees hosted the Oshawa Generals, in their first game of playoff action. Quick to hit the scoreboard was Kaden Koutroulides from Jack Foley. The second period offered only one more goal, as Owen Rivers (from Foley), brought the home team into the 3rd period with a 2-0 lead. Keeping a hold on the lead, but not letting off, the visitors levelled out the score, 2-1. In third period play, Riley Reid (from Matthew Airhart) hit the twine, forcing Oshawa's hand to pull their goalie. Two more insurance markers by Quinte's Carson Lynch and Airhart, and one more Oshawa goal, ended the game with a score of 5-2. Katste Brant with a strong showing in net, for the QRD win.
Sunday afternoon it was the Devils turn to take the road for game two in Oshawa. Not with the desired outcome, the series returns to Quinte with a home-ice advantage in Napanee, on Tuesday. Scoring for Quinte in the game two 6-3 loss: Foley (Cunningham and Moore), Moore (Airhart) and Cunningham (Airhart).
Heads up and game faces on, Tuesday is a great day for a home ice victory! Let's go Minor Peewees!!