11:30 a.m., Jan. 3)
Dukes capture Bell Capital Cup peewee HL championship
By Fred Sherwin
Cumberland Dukes peewee A5 team capped a near perfect
run at the Bell Capital Cup with a 4-1 win over the Westend
Savages in Saturday's peewee House League final.
Dukes jumped all over the Savages in the first period
scoring all four of their goals in the first 14 minutes
of the game.
Wilson opened the scoring seven minutes into the first
period on a text-book wrist shot that beat the Westend
goalie high top shelf.
McDermid then scored what would turn out to be the eventual
game winner 1:38 later on a slapshot from the left faceoff
circle that caught the inside of the far post.
more goals by Roman Lombardi and Mathieu Rondeau with
less than two minutes to go in the period emptied whatever
wind was left in Westend's sails.
Savages finally got on the board with 4.1 seconds left
in the period, but by then the damage had already been
remainder of the game was a defensive affair with neither
team able to improve on the score and the Dukes were able
to skate off as champions.
was named the game's first star for scoring the game-winning
goal and Wilson received third star honours.
Dukes had a 2-0-1 record in the round robin portion of
the tournament to finish first in their group.
downing the Nepean Blades 6-2 in the quarterfinals they
faced their stiffest test of the tournament in the semis
against the Kanata All-Stars.
Dukes looked to have the game in hand after Wilson gave
them a 3-1 lead late in the second period, but a goal
by Kanata's Max Alvarado 39 seconds later would make for
an interesting final 15 minutes. Try as they did, however,
the All-Stars were unable to score the equalizer and the
Dukes advanced to the final.
of the biggest reasons for the Dukes success was the team's
ability to get production from throughout the lineup.
No fewer than nine different players scored during the
tournament, and 12 different players had least one point.
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