9 a.m., April 6)
end teams claim six banners on opening day of GHA championship
By Fred Sherwin
Members of the Gloucester Centre Cougars B2
Atom team pose for a post-game picture after
winning the Gloucester Hockey Association
Atom B1 House League championship on Saturday.
end teams won six of the 10 banners up for grabs on the
opening day of the Gloucester Hockey Association House
League championships on Saturday.
Orleans Minor Hockey Association led the way with three
banners, the Gloucester Centre Hockey Association took
home two flags and the Cumberland Minor Hockey Association
won the sixth championship.
Orleans Blues B1 Novice team started the ball rolling
with a 2-0 win over the Blues B2 team in the Novice B1
final. Kyle Letourneau and Tristan Smith-Holder both scored
for the winning team, while Cohen Lesperance-Spack was
credited with the shutout.
Orleans Falcons B2 Peewee squad pulled off their own miracle
on ice to beat the Blackburn Stingers in the Peewee B2
Austin Thomas broke a scoreless tie with a goal at the
6:21 mark of the third period, the Stingers looked as
if they were heading for the win until the Falcons' Fabien
Lefebvre scored with 12 seconds left on the clock to send
the game into overtime. Lefebvre then scored a 1:07 into
the extra session to give the Falcons the win.
the Orleans peewee team came through with the most exciting
win of the day, the Orleans Rush Atom C team delivered
the most lopsided win in downing the Cumberland Dukes
7-0 in the Atom C championship game.
Poulin and William Carr both scored a pair of goals for
the Rush, while Nolan Bradimore, Jérémie
Blais, Shashwat Adhikari and Jérémy Lapolice
all added singles.
Centre's first of two championships came in the Novice
A final against the Cumberland Dukes. Jordan Mosgrove
and Riley Bloom both scored for the Cougars, while Jacob
Marleau got the lone goal for the Dukes.
Atom B1 final pitted the Gloucester Centre B1 team against
the Gloucester Centre B2 team with the B2 team coming
out the winner on an overtime goal by Connor Quinlan.
B1 team got on the board first with a goal from Sacha
Arsenault at the 9:07 mark of the second period. The B2
squad tied the game just over a minute later on a goal
by Jamal Khan, and then took the lead on a goal by Charbel
Merhej with a second left to go in the period.
score remained 2-1 in favour of the B1 team until late
in the third period when Nicolas Ermakov scored for the
B2 side to send the game into overtime. Quinlan's winner
came on a perfect pass from Khan.
the most entertaining game of the day was the Atom A final
in which the Metcalfe Jets needed overtime to beat a game
Cumberland Diukes team.
Jets jumped out to a 2-0 lead thanks to the efforts of
their leading scorer Tyler Melvin who began the season
with the Gloucester Rangers 'AA' team. Melvin's superior
skills were abundantly evident on both of the Jets' early
goals which he scored after weaving his way through the
entire Dukes team.
than wilt in the face of a seemingly superior offensive
force, the Dukes answered back in the third period with
a pair of goals of their own. The first was a short-handed
effort by Evan Doucette with the Dukes two men down. Nathan
Monpremier scored the leveler just over a minute later.
the game looking to be heading to overtime, Melvin struck
again to give the Jets the lead with 1:04 left in the
game. He then set up Kylin Tobin for an empty net goal
with 22 seconds left.
the final championship game of the day, the Cumberland
Dukes B6 peewee team downed the Leitrim Hawks B5 squad
3-2 on goals by Philippe Bonsant, Braeden Fling and Sean
Celroux to give the Cumberland Minor Hockey Association
its first win of the weekend.
at the Earl Armstrong Arena will continue on Sunday with
eight more finals at the peewee, bantam, midget and juvenile
story was made possible thanks to their generous support
of our local business partners.)
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