10:30 p.m., Feb. 2)
Peewee 'A' Rangers clinch first place banner with win
over Silver Seven
By Fred Sherwin
The Minor Peewee 'A' Gloucester Rangers clinched
the OEMHL regular season title on Sunday with
a 2-1 win over the Ottawa Valley Silver Seven.
Gloucester Rangers Minor Peewee 'A' team added another
banner to their collection on Sunday, downing the Ottawa
Valley Silver Seven 2-1 to clinch first place in the Ontario
East Minor Hockey League.
Rangers went into the game needing a win or a tie to clinch
the regular season title. They looked to be heading for
the former when Vincent Labelle brole up a 1-1 tie wiith
his 17th goal of the season at the 9:48 mark of the third
the win the Rangers moved eight points clear of Ottawa
Valley. With only two games remaining in the regular season
schedule, they can't be caught.
team's next goal is the OEMHL championship. It would be
the perfect ending to what has so far been a magical season.
It started in September with a championship run in the
Hillcrest Canadians Tournament. They would go on to win
the Capital Fall Classic Tournament in October and then
the Bell Capital Cup in late December.
fifth banner would be the icing on the cake for the young
team, several of whom won a pair of banners with the Rangers'
Major Atom 'A' squad last year. That team only lost one
game during the regular season and then rolled to the
championship in eight games after earning a bye in the
Simon and Vincent Labelle have the added incentive of
wanting to win the championship banner that eluded them
as members of the Major Atom 'AA' team last season.
finishing just four points behind the Kanata Blazers in
the regular season, the two teams met each other in the
final series with the Blazers coming out on top in six
brothers will be looking for a vastly different outcome
when they lead the Minor Peewee 'A' Rangers into the playoffs
later this month.
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