Here is the Weekly Report for the week ending Sunday November 12, 2023...
Two big wins for the Gillespie's Tree Service U14s
The Gillespie's Tree Service U14 Quinte Red Devils had two big games this weekend as they were looking to build on a solid week the previous week. The team kicked off the weekend on Saturday in Belleville for a home game against the neighbouring rivals Clarington. After a back and forth first two periods the score was 3-1 with Quinte in the lead, the Devils opening the scoring wide open in the third period and finishing the game with a decisive 7-2 victory. Goals came in bunches for the Devils with Clow (2), M. Aird, Minifie, Seguin, Laurin and Dahle all scoring, Whelan (5), Minifie (2), Kennedy, Dewar, Clow and M. Aird all grabbing helpers. Gayle got the win in net.
The following afternoon the Red Devils traveled to Ajax to face the Whitby Wildcats for the first time this season, the team ran into a strong opponent and ended up losing the bout 4-3 with goals coming from Dahle, M. Aird and Laurin. Assists were added by Minifie (2), Laurin, B. Aird and Seguin. Ferriss was in net for this matchup.
ON DECK: The team will be back in action this weekend for two games on Saturday and Sunday.
U16 Free Flow Petroleum Devils skate to split results this weekend
The Free Flow Petroleum U16s began the weekend hosting the North Central Predators on Saturday. After a slow start, Maddox Dagenais (Liam Campbell and Jean-Cristoph Lemieux) opened scoring for Quinte in the second frame. The Predators answered back and briefly managed to secure the lead. Matt Hicks, on a feed from Lucas Ferguson, came up with the equalizer and before the end of the period, Dagenais (Campbell and Mickael Fournier) would put the Devils up by one. The Devils kept rolling in the third period with goals from Campbell (Matthew Airhart), Liam Grant (Quinn MacDonald and Airhart), and Lemieux (Dagenais and Jacob Moore). Noah Groeneveld was in net for the 6-2 win.
On Sunday, the Devils traveled to Aurora to face the York Simcoe Express. Despite a solid start, the team was not able to generate much offence and the first frame ended with a two-goal deficit. Matthew Airhart (Ulrick Desgagné and Grant) cut YSE’s lead in half, but YSE would find the net once more before the end of the second period. Penalties in the third led to another YSE goal. In the last minute of play, Martin Brassard (Wyatt Albright and Hicks) would light the lamp for Quinte once more. Otsiratkatste Brant took the 4-1 loss in net.
ON DECK: The Free Flow Petroleum Devils have a busy schedule this week, visiting the Central Ontario Wolves on Tuesday before hosting Oshawa on Wednesday and Barrie on Saturday at the Quinte Sports and Wellness Centre.
The Quinte U15 E360 Solutions Red Devils went 1 and 3 at the Ottawa Myers Automotive tournament this weekend.
Game One vs Toronto Red Wings
A back and forth game, the Devils came out on the wrong end of a 4-2 decision.
Game Two vs Hamilton Steel
Despite dominating most of the game, the Red Devils simply could not find the back of the net after giving up an early goal in a 2-0 loss.
Game Three vs Ottawa Myers
The Red Devils came out flying, scoring early and often in an 8-1 win over Ottawa area powerhouse Ottawa Meyers.
Nate Rashotte picked up 5 points in the win.
U12 Madison Excavating Devils were in Niagara for the North Front Row Classic Tournament
The Madison Excavating QRD U12s had a busy three days in Niagara, competing in their second tournament of the 2023-2024 season. The team finished with a 2-2-0 record after round-robin play, securing their spot in the quarter-final game on Sunday. While the Devils did not move on to the semi-finals, they fought hard and played well against some of the best teams in the province.
The Madison Excavating QRD U12s kicked off the tournament on Friday playing Ontario’s fifth-ranked team, the Vaughan Kings. The Kings got on the board midway through the first period, and then capitalized on a powerplay goal three minutes later, giving them a 2-0 lead after the first frame. QRD battled back in the second period, cutting Vaughan’s lead in half, with a powerplay marker of their own. Just over a minute later, however, the Kings regained their two-goal lead heading into the third. With just over eight minutes left in the game, QRD capitalized on another powerplay, bringing the score to 3-2. The Kings tightened up their defence and QRD was unable to tie the game, resulting in a 3-2 loss.
Later that afternoon, QRD took on the 2023 OMHA finalists, the Niagara North Stars. The first period saw lots of back-and-forth hockey, with scoring chances at both ends. Neither team, however, was able to sneak one by the tendies. QRD ran into some penalty trouble in the second period, and the North Stars capitalized on their fourth powerplay of the period, banging one in with only one second remaining in the period. Niagara then added an insurance marker in the third, and the game ended in a 2-0 loss for Quinte.
Saturday morning, QRD would go head-to-head with the Central Ontario Wolves. QRD went up 1-0 when they scored early in the second period. They then took advantage of an early third period powerplay, to extend their lead to 2-0. They were determined to get a tick in the win column. The Wolves, not ready to back down, answered with a goal of their own a minute and a half later, cutting Quinte’s lead to one. With eight minutes left in the frame, QRD continued to pressure, scoring their third goal of the game, and securing the 3-1 victory.
That afternoon, the U12 Devils would have a tilt against another OMHA east team, the Ajax-Pickering Raiders. Quinte came out hard, knowing that a win could push them through to the quarter-finals on Sunday. With a minute and a half left in the first period, QRD got on the board, taking a 1-0 lead into the second period. Period two saw the Red Devils in some penalty trouble, and the Raiders were able to squeak in a powerplay goal to tie the game at one. Determined to earn the win, QRD found their offensive flare and scored three unanswered goals in the third period, earning a 4-1 win.
In a high-stakes quarter-final game on Sunday, QRD would face Ontario’s fourth-ranked team, the Mississauga Rebels. Mississauga’s special teams were the story of the game. They managed to score two powerplay goals in the first period. In the second frame, the Rebels added a short-handed goal to their tally. Neither team could break through the others’ defences in the third, leading to a 3-0 loss for QRD. Although QRD did not move on to semi-finals, it was not for lack of effort. The team showed incredible strength and resilience against some very tough opponents.
Coach’s Corner with Head Coach, Evan Osterhout: “Commitment to team defence versus some strong competition was the goal for the weekend. Although the team came up short on Sunday, they played for each other and made some good strides for the rest of the season.”
ON DECK: Friday, November 17th @ North Central Predators
The 417 Bus Line U11 Red Devils Keep Rolling
The team picked up two wins this past weekend, improving their league record to 7-0.Saturday was a home game at the CAA against the Barrie Colts. After a close game for the first two periods, the Red Devils would pull away in the third. They skated to a 5-2 win. Goals were scored by Cohen Reid (2), Kash Nelson, Noah Gilchrist and Will Beebe. Picking up assists were Nelson, Gilchrist, Max Norton, Evan Andrews and Matt Dawson. Lily Groeneveld was rock solid in net picking up the win and was also named Player of the Game.
Sunday they travelled to St.Andrew’s College in Aurora to take on the York-Simcoe Express. The first period was scoreless after both teams traded chances. In the second period Evan Andrews would score from Brayden Straughan. The score after the 2nd period was 1-0 for Quinte. The Express would tie the game with just under eight minutes left in the game but Kash Nelson would give the Red Devils the lead 30 seconds later, with Will Beebe and Max Norton assisting. Nelson would score his second goal of the game two minutes later, with Beebe and Mac Brown assisting. That would make the final 3-1 for Quinte. Blake Laurin was strong between the pipes, picking up the win. Graydon Tucker was named Player of the Game.
ON DECK: The 417 Bus Line U11 Red Devils have a busy week coming up with four road games in five days. Wednesday they are in Clarington to take on the Toros. Friday, they head north to play the Barrie Colts. Saturday it’s an afternoon match up in Orillia, taking on the North Central Predators and Sunday they travel to Whitby to take on the Wildcats.
Breakaway Fuels U10s Win Both Games This Weekend
The Breakaway Fuels U10 Red Devils had two league play wins this weekend. On Saturday they hosted the Markham Waxers. The first period was dominated by the young Devils but ended with just a slim 1-0 lead. The second period saw the kids put their foot on the gas and score 5 more times and take a 6-1 lead into the third. Three more unanswered goals in the third and the boys found themselves on the right side of a 9-1 win. Goal scorers on the day were Kolton Solmes (4), Ethan Dowling (3), Tripp Plumley and Jackson Simpson. Assists went to Kai Mackie (4), Dowling (3), Evan VanEgmond, Silas Templar, Reid Haley and Mason Cooke. Jordan Andrews stood tall in the net for the victory. Top Devil for the day was Silas Templar.
On Sunday the team hit the highway for an afternoon tilt with the Ajax Pickering Raiders. Once again they dominated the first and found themselves with another 1-0 lead at the first buzzer on a goal by Plumley, assisted by VanEgmond. The second period saw the two teams trade goals. Kai Mackie put the team up 2-0 with an assist from Wade Robinson but Ajax answered late in the frame. The third was mainly all Quinte as they found the back of the net three times. Haley, Mackie and Simpson did the third period scoring with assists going to Dowling, Simpson, Cooke (2), Haley and Greyson Rennie. A late goal by Ajax gave us a final score of 5-2. Deacon Vos was strong in net throughout the game. Top Devil went to Jackson Simpson.
ON DECK: A busy week ahead for the Breakaway Fuels boys as they host Peterborough on Wednesday at CAA, North Central Saturday in Marmora and then back on the road to Whitby for Sunday afternoon.