8:30 a.m., Dec. 31)
two east end teams left in the hunt at Bell Capital Cup
The Cumberland Dukes Cole Dittman (14) maneuvres
around a South End Crush defender during their
Peewee House A game on Saturday. Fred Sherwin/Photo
then there were two. Only two local teams are still in
the running for a championship banner at the Bell Capital
Cup after what was a difficult day for area teams on Sunday.
Gloucester Rangers Minor Peewee AA squad earned a bye
into the Minor Peewee AAA semi-finals after finishing
in first place in the group round of the competition with
a 3-1 record.
Rangers will face the Rochester Monarchs in the semi-finals.
The Monarchs have yet to lose a game in the tournament
and are coming off a 6-1 win over P.A.L. Silver Shields
in the quarterfinals.
other east end team with a shot at a Bell Capital Cup
banner are the Gloucester Rangers Major Atom AA squad
which earned a bye into the Major Atom AAA semi-finals
where they will face the Nepean Raiders.
Ramgers teams are hoping to advance to the championship
round of the tournament which will be played at Scotiabank
Place later in the day on Monday.
four other local teams, their Bell Capital Cup jpurney
came to a disappointing end on Sunday. The Gloucester
Orleans Blues RepB Minor Peewee team lost 3-0 to the Ottawa
Sting in the Minor Peewee A quarterfinals and the Gloucester
Rangers Minor Atom Green team fell 5-2 to the Ottawa Silver
Seven Black in the Minor Atom AA semi-finals.
Cumberland Jr. Grads also failed to nake it through the
Minor Atom AA semi-finals, losing 2-1 to the Kanata Blazers.after
downing the Kingston Canadians 3-2 in overtime in the
quarters, and the Orleans Ice Hogs lost 2-0 to the South
End Vikings in the round of 16.
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