The first weekend of February seen loads of activity within Marystown Minor Hockey. Sobeys Peewee 1 All-Star team travelled to Gander to participate in the Mary Browns Peewee Invitational. There were 6 teams in the tourney. The team started Friday afternoon playing Grand Falls Cataracts holding them in a 1-1 tie until the game had a turn in the last minute of action and they lost 3-1. Back on the ice Saturday morning they tied Gander Flyers 1-1 and Won against Corner Brook Royals 3-1. This placed the Mariners in a position to show in the Semi-Finals Sunday morning. It was a crazy nail-biter of a game. There was no score with 3 mins left in the third period. Gander popped one in the Mariners net, but the Mariners bounced back and fired one right passed their goalie tying the game up with 1 min left to the game. They played 5-minute OT, and the went through 5 shooters in a shootout. The Mariners had a loss finishing 3rd out of 6 teams in the event. At home, at the Kaetlyn Osmond Arena, the Insight Consulting Atom 2 All-Star team was host to a 5-team tournament. They had wins and losses but advanced to the Bronze medal game, Scoring against Trinity Placentia Teepees 2-1.
Monday night House League was a slightly quiet this week as our Wally Drake’s Trucking Midget and Scotiabank U20 Female Divisions were writing Mid Term Exams. The Castle Building Supplies U15 Female Division were also on the ice. BDO played Remax. It was a solid game having a tie at the conclusion of three periods. Players of the week were Abigail Higdon of BDO and Shelby Appleby of Remax.
Tuesday evening our little Tim Horton Timbits were on the ice for practice, the little Timbit Islanders, Timbit Canucks, and Timbit Sharks are developing along. Players of the Week this week were Daxton Matthews, Benjamin Nickerson, and Nicholas Picco.
Wednesday night Grant Thornton Peewee Division had a game with Canadian Tire playing Community Credit Union. It was a remarkable game with some good passing and plays. The game resulted in a 6-6 tie game. Players of the Week were James Stewart of Community Credit Union and Jackson Walsh of Canadian Tire.
Thursday night the Pike’s Building Supplies Bantam Division were skating it out on the ice. Clear Focus Optical took on Mary Browns. Great fast paced game with Clear Focus Optical taking the lead at the conclusion of the second period jumping ahead and ending the game with a 5-2 finish. Players of the Week were Jaden Smith of Mary Browns and Liam Smith of Clear Focus Optical. Scotiabank U20 Female got in one game this week during Midterms. Pizza Delight and Robin’s/2-4-1 hit the ice right after Bantam and Robin’s/2-4-1 took the win over Pizza Delight. Hickman Motors Players of the week were Cynthia Ball of Pizza Delight and Sophie Price for Robin’s/2-4-1.
Friday Night is regularly a popular night at the Kaetlyn Osmond Arena as our McDonalds AtoMc Atom Division, Grant Thornton Peewees and Pike’s One Stop Shop U12 Female Division have their game night. First to start scratching up the ice were the McDonalds AtoMc Black and White teams. It’s been a battle for the McDonald’s AtoMc Black all season, but they have been bouncing back lately and this week they had 4-2 Win over the McDonald’s AtoMc White team. Players of the Week were Jake Smith of McDonald’s AtoMc Black and Liam Murphy of McDonald’s AtoMc White. Next, the Grant Thornton Peewee Division were gearing to go as the MMHA Hockey Moms and Dads were playing the Canadian Tire. MMHA Hockey Moms and Dads were on fire getting a 9-3 Win over Canadian Tire. MMHA Hockey Moms and Dads Player of the Week was Riley Power-Walsh. Pike’s One Stop Shop U12 Female Division was on as quickly as the ice was cleared all fixed for their turn whipping the pucks at the net. U12 Female Canadian Tire played The Paint Shop. Canadian Tire took the 3-0 Win. MacBeth & Associates Players of the Week were Goalie Jaelyn Brenton of Canadian Tire and Madison Slaney of The Paint Shop.
Saturday morning before the weekend tournament started our Canadian Tire Novice Division had practice. Picco & White Players of the Week were Kendra Clarke of Scotiabank, Tanner Butler of Extreme Pita/Ziggy Peel Goods, Mackenzie Clarke of Brenton Group, and Kurtis Badcock of Hotel Marystown.
MMHA Peewee 2 All-Stars were hosting this past weekend with 5 teams travelling to the Peninsula. The Peewee 2 went unbeaten in their round robin games and proceeded on to the crossovers Sunday morning. Unfortunately, they received a loss and didn’t advance but did pay off for Bronze. They had a strong tournament with a 4th place finish. U15 Female All-Stars were in Harbour Grace. They lost to Bonavista 1-0 in round robin play but faced them again in the final. Great games with loads of back and forth but the girls clenched the GOLD with a 3-0 Win! Bantam 2 were in Clarenville. They had a tie and 2 big wins in round robin play and moved up to the championship game and had a Big Win over Host Clarenville taking the GOLD with a 7-2 Win! Continuing a slightly further West, our Insight Consulting Atom 2 All-Star team were playing in Glovertown. They had 2 wins and a tie in regular round-robin play and pushed on to Championship game. They got a loss to Host Glovertown but returned home with a Silver medal.
Special shout out to the Marystown Central High Clippers who competed in the 20th Anniversary Confederation Cup. The series started on Thursday and the boys advanced right to Championship Sunday! It was a nail-biter, gut-wrenching game to observe as the guys passed through regulation time, and 5-minute OT with NO Score!!! It led to a shootout and Clippers clenched the GOLD as 5th shooter Patrick Farrell put one in the back of the Deer Lake Lakers net. History was made at this 20th Anniversary Confederation cup as this was the First time the cup ever left the Avalon Peninsula!!
Provincials were released this past week as well and our U12 Female All-Stars will be hosting Female Provincial “B” March 23-25, 2018 and Wayfair Midget 2 All-Stars will be hosting Midget “I” April 2-4, 2018. It is another momentous week recorded in our Minor Hockey book. Stay tuned for Minor Hockey News each week. Don’t forget to look at out our site at www.marystownminorhockey.com