(Posted Jan. 1, 2019)
Peewee Rangers capture Bell Capital Cup
By Fred Sherwin
Gloucester Rangers Major Peewee AA team are Bell Capital
Cup champions after beating the Ottawa Valley Silver Seven
in the tournament final on Dec. 30.
Rangers played seven games over two days to win the Cup,
scoring 36 goals along the way while giving up just eight.
The streak included four shutouts.
Gloucester Rangers Major Peewee AA team pose with the Bell Capital Cup after downing the Ottawa Valley Silver Seven 2-1 in the tournament final. Fred Sherwin/Photo
only loss came against the South Park Panthers in the
round robin portion of the tournament.
started things off with an impressive 11-0 win over the
Voisins de Papineau on Friday, Dec. 28. Later the same
day they downed the St. Lawrence Steel with an equally
impressive 7-0 victory. The next morning they beat the
Sudbury Wolves by a 6-0 score. That's 23 goals for and
no goals against in three game.
Rangers appeared to be firing on all cylinders when they
ran into an equally talented South Hills Panthers team
from Bethel Park, Pennsylvania. The result was a 4-1 loss.
a display of the type resilience they've shown all season
long, the Rangers managed to bounce back to beat the Flamborough
Sabres 5-0 in the quarterfinals which set up a rematch
with the Panthers in the semis.
second game between the two combatants turned out to be
a hard fought battle. With a trip to the Canadian Tire
Centre on the line, the Rangers found themselves trailing
the Panthers 3-2 four minutes into the third period.
tying the game on a power play goal by Deklyn Campbell,
the Rangers took advantage of another man advantage opportunity
late in the game to score the go ahead goal. The young
man responsible for the eventual game winner was Benjamin
opponents in the final was a familiar foe. The Rangers
have played the Silver Seven three times during the first
half of the Hockey Eastern Ontario (HEO) regualr season,
beating them twice and losing once..
a scoreless first period in the final, the Rangers managed
to pot a pair of goals in the second stanza on shots from
Campbell and Cormier with each setting up the other.
Silver Seven cut the Rangers' lead in half early in the
third, but they were unable to get the equalizer against
a Gloucester's stubburn defence. The result was the Rangers
second tournament win of the season. They won the Capital
Gold Rush tournament in late September.
team is currently tied for first place in the HEO regular
season standings with the Seaway Valley Rapids, however,
they have a game in hand. A win or a tie in their next
game would move them into first place..
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