Here is the weekly report for the week ending Sunday Dec 3, 2023...
The Breakaway Fuels U10 Red Devils are the champions of the 31st annual Hamilton Steel Classic.
The young Devils kicked things off on Friday with round robin wins over the Mississauga Rebels and Cambridge Hawks with scores of 5-3 and 9-2 respectively. Over the course of the day the offense found its groove and the boys would carry that into Saturday with convincing back-to-back 11-0 wins over the Markham Majors and Credit River Capitals.
With the round robin portion completed the kids headed into Sunday with the first place seeding. The semifinals saw them square off once again against the Rebels. Although Friday’s game was a back and forth affair, in this one the Quinte kids continued their powerful attack and skated to an 8-3 win. Kai Mackie led the way with 5 goals and two assists. Other scorers were Tripp Plumley, Ethan Dowling and Jackson Simpson. Assists went to Dowling (3), Jax Scott, Reid Haley, McKinley Gunning and Kolton Solmes. Deacon Vos got the win. With that win it was off to the finals!
Three and a half hours later the boys faced off against the hometown Hamilton Steel and they came out on fire with Kolton Solmes scoring just 23 seconds in with Dowling drawing the assist. Dowling would find the back of the net three minutes later, tipping in a Silas Templar point shot. Jax Scott followed that up with the Devils third goal shortly after the midway mark of the first period. They would add three more in the second by Mackie, Avery Thickson and Mason Cooke with Dowling, Reid Haley and Ryder Bradford drawing assists. Heading into the third with a comfortable 6-2 lead the kids kept their foot on the gas and added two more by Greyson Rennie and Jackson Simpson for a championship final score of 8-2. Jordan Andrews earned the finals victory.
ON DECK: Next weekend sees the Breakaway Fuels boys get back to league play with a double header on Saturday against the Barrie Colts. Game one at noon in Marmora and game two at 6pm at the Quinte Sports and Wellness Centre.
U16 Free Flow Petroleum Devils Notch 3 Wins this Week
On Wednesday, the Devils hosted the Kingston Junior Gaels at QSWC. Liam Campbell opened scoring late in the first on a feed from Matt Hicks. The second frame would have the Devils up by three, as Ryan Kinghan (Ulrick Desgagné and Noah Lesser) found the net, followed by Campbell (Jean-Cristoph Lemieux and Maddox Dagenais). Dagenais lit the lamp unassisted and Kingston would capitalize on two power plays to get on the board before the end of the second. Desgagné (unassisted) would find the empty net at the end of the third as the match wrapped up 5-3 for the Devils, with Noah Groeneveld taking the win in net.
On Saturday, the Devils headed to Rama to face the North Central Predators. A slow start and penalty trouble put the Devils down by one, but Campbell (Lemieux and Dagenais) would open the scoring for five unanswered goals over the remaining 40 minutes of play. Also hitting the twine was Matthew Airhart (Kinghan), Dagenais (Airhart and Lemieux), Lemieux on an impressive solo effort, and Moore (Desgagné and Airhart) on a very nice play. Otsirakatste Brant provided key support in net to secure the 5-2 victory.
Sunday, the Devils again faced off against the Predators. Scoreless through the first, Lemieux opened scoring just over a minute into the second frame on a helper from Rhett Colson. Lesser (Dagenais and Lemieux), Martin Brassard (Dagenais), and Airhart (unassisted) all found the net, putting the Devils up by four heading into the third. The Predators would get on the board midway through the third period. Desgagné (Lemieux and Fournier) found the net in the final minute of play. Groeneveld in net with a strong game for the 5-1 win.
ON DECK: The Free Flow Petroleum U16s have another three-game week, heading to Kingston on Tuesday, hosting Barrie on Saturday, and traveling to Markham Sunday.
U15s Sweep Weekend Series With Barrie
The Quinte U15 E-360 Solutions Red Devils bounced back from a 3-1 loss to Barrie last weekend with convincing 4-1 and 5-1 victories over the Colts this weekend.
G: Chisholm from Leavitt and Munnings
G: Whalen from Rowat and Foley
G: Leavitt from Clute and Rashotte
G: Rashotte unassisted
Lily Reid was solid in goal in the win
Devils of the Day: #all19, game shirts to Mac Chisholm and Lily Reid
G: Sherwin unassisted
G: Sherwin Shorthanded, unassisted
G: Fisher from Rowat and Clute
G: Rashotte unassisted
G: Fisher from Tracze and Cybulskie
Charlie Vos from solid in goal in the win
Devils of the Day: #all19, game shirts to Charlie Vos and Ryan Sherwin
The Gillespie's Tree Service U14 Quinte Red Devils got back into regular season action after their Silver Stick weekend and added 4 points to their win column!!
They started the weekend off in Baltimore on Saturday where they faced a tough Whitby Wildcats who had already beat them earlier in the season, however this didn’t stop them from playing a fantastic game. The Devils walked away with a 2-1 win with Gayle leading the way in net. Goals were scored by M. Aird and Laurin, while assists were added by Minifie, Seguin, Dahle and Dewar.
A quick turnaround saw the team back in action on Sunday in Belleville against the Oshawa Generals, the Devils wasted no time cracking the game wide open as they ended up taking the contest 10-1 with Ferriss getting the win in net. Goals were scored by Whelan (3), Minifie (2), Clow, Dahle, Beebe, Laurin and Jones. Assists were added by Dahle (2), Laurin (2), Peeters (2), Seguin (2), Harold, Jones, Kennedy, Whelan, B. Aird, Beebe and Clow.
ON DECK: The Red Devils are back in action on Thursday and Saturday this week and hope to keep their winning ways on track!
A Regular Season Win and Tournament Play for the Madison Excavating U12s this Week
In a mid-week match-up on home ice, the Madison Excavating U12 Quinte Red Devilsfaced off against the Clarington Toros on Wednesday. Both teams battled fiercely from the beginning, yet the first period remained goalless. In the second period, Quinte took advantage of two powerplays, netting two goals, and then adding a third to the tally before the frame was over. The Toros were not to be silenced, attempting a comeback in the third period with a well-executed goal. Despite their efforts, time was not on their side, and the Red Devils secured the 3-1 victory.
The Madison Excavating QRD U12s also had a busy three days in Hamilton, competing in their third tournament of the 2023-2024 season, the 31st Annual Hamilton Steel Hockey Classic. The team finished with a 3-0-1 record after round-robin play, securing their spot in the quarter-final game on Sunday.
On Friday, December 1st, In the first game of the tournament, QRD dominated the Amherst Knights from New York, with a commanding 7-2 victory, setting a strong tone for the remainder of the weekend. Later that afternoon, QRD faced the Toronto Young Nationals, the 7th-ranked team in the province. The intense battle ended in a 5-5 tie, highlighting Quinte’s resilience against top-tier competition.
The following morning, Saturday, December 2nd, Quinte faced the Guelph Gryphons and secured another decisive win, finishing with a 6-2 score. In the evening, QRD found themselves going head-to-head with the Peterborough Petes. The game proved to be a crucial encounter; the Devils emerging triumphant with a 3-1 win, thereby securing their spot in the quarter-final game.
Early Sunday morning, QRD brought their best to the quarter-final game against the Grey-Bruce Highlanders. In their only loss of the weekend, the Quinte Red Devils fought hard, but fell short with a 2-1 defeat, concluding their journey in the tournament. Despite not moving on to the semi-finals, the Red Devils showcased skill, determination, and resilience throughout the entire weekend.
Coach’s Corner with Head Coach, Evan Osterhout: “The team had a great week of hockey and team building. The players are developing good habits on a consistent basis, which is very encouraging for the coaching staff.”