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The Gillespie's Tree Service Quinte Red Devils OMHA Weekend Recap!
The Gillespie's Tree Service U13 Quinte Red Devils opened their OMHA tournament run with a matchup against a familiar foe in the Central Ontario Wolves. Quinte would strike first as Liam Marion would find the back of the net, assists from Spencer Harold and Lawson Minifie, but from there it was all downhill as COW would notch two of their own to take a 2-1 lead heading into the third. The Red Devils would come out firing, tying the game in the opening minute with Lauchlan Whelan getting the goal, Ewan Dahle and Andrew Laurin would add assists, that would be the only offence Quinte could muster up and go on to lose 5-2 in Game 1. Nathan Ferriss was in net for this match up and would be named the player of the game.
Game 2 Quinte took on the top seed out of the SCTA in Credit River. The Red Devils knew what was at stake as it was a must win from that point on, Trent Clow (Coen Lowry, Lauchlan Whelan) would give Quinte the lead early in the first, they did not stop there as Joey Seguin (Coen Lowry) would add an insurance goal shortly after to make it 2-0 after 1. Quinte got into some penalty trouble which let Credit River back in the game, 2-1 heading into the final frame. The Red Devils stepped up when it mattered most and added two more goals in the third, from Andrew Laurin (Lauchlan Whelan, Andrew Dewar) and Trent Clow (Coen Lowry, Andrew Dewar). Final Score 4-1 with Ryerson Swan taking the win between the pipes and Brechyn Aird was named the player of the game.
Game 3 Quinte faced off against the Burlington Eagles in a crucial must win game,but that seemed to be no issue as they would get off to a quick start with Lawson Minifie (Easton Thompson, Spencer Harold) making it 1-0, shortly after Lauchlan Whelan (Andrew Laurin, Ewan Dahle) would add one of his own to make it 2-0, late in the first Andrew Laurin (Lauchlan Whelan) would give the Red Devils a 3-0 lead, 3-1 after one. In the second frame Coen Lowry (Ewan Dahle, Lawson Minifie) would make it 4-1, the Eagles would score late to make it 4-2 heading into the final period. In the third period Lauchlan Whelan (Brechyn Aird) would get a quick one to make it 5-2 but Burlington would strike back to make it 5-3, Trent Clow ( Andrew Dewar) and Lauchlan Whelan(Andrew Laurin, Maeve Aird) add empties netters to seal the deal and advance Quinte to the OMHA semifinals. Ryerson Swan continued his hot streak in net for this win and Lawson Minifie would be named the player of the game.
The Quinte Red Devils Faced off against the Whitby Wildcats in the OMHA Semi Finals. This game was exciting right from puck drop with both teams trading scoring chances, Quinte carried the pace of play for the majority of the contest getting scoring chance after scoring chance but just couldn't capitalise, the game would stay 0-0 heading into the third and final period. In the third Quinte push and push and finally with 6 minutes left Trent Clow (Maeve Aird, Joey Seguin) would find the back of the net to give Quinte the lead late, but Whitby did not go away as they would tie the game up at one on a power play goal in the final three minutes, regulation solved nothing, 1-1 heading into OT. The Red Devils would go on to lose in overtime. Ryerson Swan kept things tight for us again in net for this semi-final battle and also would take home the player of the game award.
The Bonn Law QRD U12's are OMHA Finalists after a fantastic weekend in Oakville.
The Red Devils went 3-0 in the preliminary round and finished first in their group, heading into Sunday morning. On Friday, The Devils would face The Oshawa Generals in their first game of the tournament. Both teams worked hard, while shaking off the nerves. In a back and forth, competitive game, itwas the Red Devils who won by a score of 3-1. Lighting the lamp in the win; Miller Nicholson, Noah Hughes, Holden Goulah. Chipping in with helpers on the goals was Pettey (3), Hughes (2). Dax Sage was sharp in net for the win and was chosen as player of the game.
In their second game of the day, The Red Devils were fired up and ready to take on Niagara
North. It was Niagara who scored first and took a 1-0 lead into the second period. The Devils
put their foot on the gas and answered back with 4 goals in the second and another in the third,
on their way to a 5-1 win. Goals in the game were scored by Bryce McRae, Brody Grant, Miller
Nicholson, Thomas Marsden, and Holden Goulah. Assists: Nicholson (2), Shea Teather (2),
Hughes, Pettey and James Gullage. Matt Travers was solid between the pipes to earn the win
and was named player of the game.
On Saturday, the Red Devils were looking for one more win against the Halton Hurricanes. Once
again, the Devils found themselves trailing 3-1 in the game, before they settled in and got to
work, coming back to win the game 5-3. Austin Pettey led the way with 2 goals and 2 assists in
the game. Noah Hughes added a pair of goals and Miller Nicholson scored one of his own.
Other assists went to Nicholson (2), Mason Whalen and Edmund Dowling. Sage and Travers
shared the net in the win. Austin Pettey was selected as player of the game.
The Stage was set for Championship Sunday, and the Red Devils would take on their ETA rival, the Central Ontario Wolves in the semi-finals. In a back and forth, action packed game, it was The Wolves who took a 1-0 lead near the end of the first period. Both goalies made several highlight reel saves in a scoreless second period. Miller Nicholson tied the game, assisted by Austin Pettey with 7 minutes left in the third, and the game would end with the score tied 1-1 and heading to OT. The Red Devils came out flying in the OT, and Shea Teather scored the game-winning goal 1:28 into overtime, when he tipped a point shot from Edmund Dowling. Austin Pettey was named player of the game.
The Red Devils would take on The Oakville Rangers in the OMHA Championship game. Once
again, the two teams played a very even tight checking game. Neither team would score in the
first period. Matt Travers made several key saves in the game, and the Devils had some good
chances to score, but it was Oakville who managed to score a goal in each of the next two
periods, to win the game 2-0. Travers was named player of the game.
The coaching staff would like to say how proud they are of each player on the team for a
fantastic season both on and off the ice. We would also like to Thank our wonderful parent
group for their continued support and the way in which the have represented our team from
day one. We would also like to Thank our friends and families who came to support us this
weekend and all season long. These guys will be back in the fight for the red hats again next
With the final OMHA Championships this past weekend, that’s a wrap for all Quinte Red Devils teams. Quinte teams would like to thank all our sponsors for their continued support this season.
ON DECK: Quinte players, coaches and families will gather at the CAA arena on April 18thfor an Awards Ceremony. With the help of our friends at the Belleville Senators, we will celebrate the achievements of the 2022-23 season.