9 p.m., April 6)
teams claim six more banners on Day 2 of GHA championship
By Fred Sherwin
local minor hockey season wrapped up on Sunday with eight
more GHA House League championships being decided at the
Earl Armstrong Arena.
Orleans Minor Hockey Association added two more banners
to the three they won on Saturday to give them five on
the weekend. The Orleans Peewee A2 team downed the Cumberland
Dukes A3 squad 5-1 to win the Peewee A championship, and
the Juvenile A2 team blew past the Leitrim Hawks 8-1 to
claim the Juvenile banner.
Centre added the Bantam B2 championship to the Novice
A and Atom B1 titles they won on Saturday, and the Cumberland
Dukes won the Bantam B1, Bantam A and Midget B1 championships
to go along with the Peewee B1 banner they claimed the
the first of eight championship match-ups on Sunday, the
Orleans A2 peewee team downed their Cumberland rivals
5-1 on goals by Matthew Houston, who scored a hat trick,
Justine Dallaire and Nicolas Scheunert. Framcois Labelle
scored the lone goal for the Dukes.
Peewee A championship was followed by the Bantam B2 final
which saw the Gloucester Centre B1 team down the Dukes
B2 squad 4-2 on goals by Thomas Fonseca, who had a pair,
Z. Lucas and J Rignault. Alex Prevost and Nick Cousineau
both scored for the Dukes.
Bantam B1 final featured two more teams from Gloucester
Centre and the Cumberland Minor Hockey Association. This
time it was the Dukes who came out the winner as the organization's
B7 team downed the Cougars B2 squad 4-1 on goals by Peter
Kasabri, Emilio Assad, Joshua Tennian and Adam Dufour.
most dramatic game of the day saw two Cumberland Duke
teams battle it out in the Bantam A final. The Dukes A4
team needed a goal from Jacob Toll with 24 seconds left
in rgulation to take their A2 rivals to overtime. It would
take 16 minutes of sudden death hockey before Sam Cronier
finally scored to give the A4 Dukes the win and the championships.
Jeremy Desjardins and Toll had the A4 team's other two
goals, while Thomas Giroux, Antoine Lemay and Noah Maitland
scored for the A2 side.
Cumberland Dukes thrid championship on the day and fourth
of the weekend came in the Midget B2 final in which the
Dukes B8 team shutout the Blackburn Stringers 2-0 on a
pair of third period goals by Francis Nadon and Matthew
Russell Warriors B2 midget team won their assocation's
only championship banner of the weekend when they beat
the Cumberland Dukes B3 team 4-1 in the Midget B1 final.
The Warriors got a pair of goals from Joel Groves to go
along with singles from Cameron Gregg and Liam Dupelle.
Will Monkhouse scored the lone marker for the Dukes.
Metcalfe Jets took home the Midget A banner with a 4-3
win over the Cumberland Dukes A5 team in the pentultimate
final of the weekend, and the Orleans Blues laid claim
to the Juvenile flag with a convincing 8-1 over Leitrim
in the final final of the day.
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