By Doug Kennedy
I dropped the ball last week when I missed mentioning that our Kincardine atom team won the Silver Stick in Wingham, which is a great accomplishment. The Canadian Tire atom team won all five games to win the championship. They won the final game 3-1 over a tough Listowel team. They defeated Twin Centers 6-1 and Tavistock 8-0 in the quarter final. The Centers are usually tough to beat in the Silver Stick. In the round robin, Kincardine defeated Mitchell 5- 1 and BCH 3-0. Head coach Jeremy McQuillin said the kids played some of their best hockey of the season. They now go to the International Silver Stick tournament in Watford in January.
The Miller Insurance Midgets won the Parry Sound midget tournament this past weekend. In the round robin, they defeated Thunder Bay 7-0 and Penetang 5-3. Saturday night, they tied Delhi 2-2 to move on to the semi-finals. They defeated Dunnville 3-0 in the semi-final. In the final, they defeated Listowel 3-2. The Midgets have lost one game this year, during the Silver Stick final against Twin Centers. John Graham got the shutout against Thunder Bay in the first game. Holden Stevenson opened the scoring with a nice shot from the point. In that game, Jordan Beisel and Jordan Moulton had two goals each. Single goals went to Nolan MacKinnon and Kyle Smeltzer. Moulton had three assists and Liam Colhoun had four assists. On Saturday against Penetang, Liam Colhoun opened the scoring with a shorthanded goal. Jacob Cuillerier, Colhoun, Moulton and Ethan Vollmer added one each. Assists went to Beisel, Mack Beisel, Jami Thompson (two) and Kurtis Smeltzer. Gordie Reaume picked up the win in net. Saturday night they tied Delhi 2-2. Beisel and Nolan MacKinnon both scored. Sunday morning, Moulton, Cuillerier and Smeltzer all scored in the 3-0 win over Dunnville. In the final against Listowel, Moulton, Colhoun and Carson Boettinger all scored. John Graham picked up the win in net in both Sunday games.
The Ripley Wolves split their weekend games with one win and one loss. They had their first loss of the season when they lost in Clinton 3-2. Clinton has won the league the last four years and is currently in third place behind Ripley and Saugeen Shores. Friday night in Clinton, the Radars jumped out to a 2-0 lead midway through the second period. Tyson Soers made it 2- 1 with assists going to Pat Lobby and Gerritt Satosek.The Radars went ahead 3- 1 midway through the third period. The Wolves pulled to within one point, when Keaton Willis scored with assists going to Garrett Meurs and Brent Walton. Jason Hamilton stopped 32 of 35 shots for the Wolves.
On Sunday afternoon at home, the Wolves defeated Petrolia 9-2. Garret Meurs and Brett Catto had two goals each to lead the way. Singles went to Adam Alexander, Dan Nicolof, JD Falconer and Cody Britton. Assists went to Keaton Willis, Alexander, Nick Seiler, Falconer (three), Satosek (two), Kevin Boyd (two), Hunter Robbins Gibbons, Jordan Turcotte, Meurs, Catto and Payton Dunlop. Gatlin Burt stopped 20 shots to pick up the win in net.
Wolves assistant coach Shawn Burrows was in a bad car accident driving to the Wolves game in Elora a couple of weeks ago. He is still in the hospital. The Wolves and Bulldogs are raising some money to help with his recovery. Shawn has been a volunteer coach his entire adult life, with minor hockey, the Bulldogs and the Wolves. Our thoughts and prayers are with Shawn through his recovery. The Wolves play Durham at 5 p.m. on Dec. 21. and the Bulldogs play Wingham that night at 7:30 p.m. with a dance to follow. It will be a good night to be at the rink to support Shawn.
The Bulldogs split a pair of games on the weekend. Friday night at home they defeated an improved Walkerton Hawks team 4-3. Jamie Brock got the win in net stopping 38 of 41 shots. Logan Swanton, Brett Burrows, Jordan Caskenette and Brady Stewart scored for the Bulldogs. Assists went to Brett Angel (three) and Jake Fair had one.
On Saturday in Hanover, the Barons broke a 2-2 tie midway through the third period to take a 3-2 lead and then added a fourth goal a few minutes later. Sean Andrus took the loss in net, stopping 28 of 32 shots. Logan Freiburger and Kaleb Marin scored for the Bulldogs. Assists went to Swanton, Caskenette and Freiburger.
Next weekend, the Bulldogs play three games. They travel to Wingham Friday night to play the first place Ironmen, Saturday they host Hanover at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday they host Goderich at 3:30 p.m.
Our atom C girls team lost in the semi-finals of a tournament in Peterborough this past weekend. They won four games in the round robin play on Friday and Saturday. In the first game on Friday, they defeated Ennismore 6-0 and later that day beat Mount Forest 1-0. On Saturday, they defeated Oshawa Lady Greys 3-2 and the Bancroft Jets 4-0. In the semi-final on Sunday morning, the girls defeated Georgia Golden Hawks 4-0. In the semi-final, they won 2-0 against the Glengarry Highlanders. This was a great accomplishment as they were competing in the B division.