p.m., March 12)
end players help get Jr. 67s off to strong start at OHL
By Fred Sherwin
Former Gloucester Ranger William Bitten had
two goals and three assists for the Ottawa
Jr. 67s on the opening day of the OHL Cup
on Wednesday. File photo
Ottawa Jr. 67s quest for the OHL Cup got off to a strong
start on Wednesday with a pair of wins over Team Northern
Ontario and the Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs, and leading the
way were a trio of players with east end connections.
Cumberland Jr. Grad and Orleans Minor Hockey Association
product Cole Carter had a goal and two assists in their
opening game against Northern Ontario. He followed that
up with a pair of assists in a 4-3 win against Hamilton
in Game 2.
Gloucester Ranger William Bitten also had five points
on the first day of the tournament with two goals and
three assists, while former Blackburn Hockey Association
product Alexandre Way had a goal and an assist against
Northern Ontario and added another goal and an assist
against the Bulldogs.
Blackburn Hockey Association product Patrick Steskie played
between the pipes for the Jr. 67s in the win over Northern
former Gloucester Rangers on the Jr. 67s roster include
Etienne Vivash, Keenan Reynolds, Jacob Kendrick, Joey
Larcher, Cole Downer and Alexandre Dionne.
Way, Vivash, Downer and Larcher have been playing together
since Major Atom AA. Kendrick and Dionne joined them the
following year in Minor Peewee.
two early wins under their belts the Jr. 67s will be looking
to keep their unbeaten record intact when they face the
North York Rangers on Thursday in the March Break tournament.
Jr. 67s are hoping to do something no other Ontario East
Minor Hockey League team has done in the 12 year history
of the OHL Cup -- make it to the final.
finishing in first place in the regular season standings,
the Jr. 67s came up short in their quest for the OEMHL
Championship against the second place Ottawa Valley Titans
who are also in the hunt for the OHL Cup.
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