end teams capture 11 House League divisional championships
By Fred Sherwin
House League teams from the east end capped their season
by winning a Gloucester Hockey Association (GHA) District
9 division championship on the weekend.
GHA includes seven local hockey associations including
the Cumberland Minor Hockey Association, the Glocester
Centre Minor Hockey Association, the Orleans Minor Hockey
Association, the Blackburn Minor Hockey Association, the
Leitrim Minor Hockey Association, the Metcalfe Minor Hockey
Association, and the Russell Minor Hockey Association.
Cumberland Minor Hockey Association led the way winning
six championship banners in the Atom B2, Peewee B2, Peewee
A, Bantam B2, Midget B2 and Midget B1 divisions, six other
CMHA teams skated off the ice with silver medals having
made it to the finals.
Gloucester Centre Cougars had five teams in the finals
and two emerged victorious. The Novice A team beat the
Blackburn Stingers 4-0 on a pair goals by Hunter Nowana,
and singles from Kalai Uutuval and Izsak Hill, and the
Atom C team beat the Leitrim Hawks 2-1 in double overtime
on a pair of goals by Noah Mikovich.
Orleans Minor Hockey Association also won a pair of championship
banners. The first came in the Peewee C final which saw
the Orleans Rush jump out to a 3-0 first period lead on
goals by Ryan Godin (2) and Vincent Roy before hanging
on for a 3-2 win.
The OMHA's second title came in the Peewee B1 divusion
where Orleans beat Leitrim 2-1 on Jacob Bowles overtime
Blackburn Stingers Bantam A team avenged their Atom B2
clubmates 5-3 loss to the Cumberland Dukes earlier in
the day by dominating the Gloucester Centre Cougars 3-0
on goals by Bradley Lemieux, Joey Beaulne and James Wilson.
Justin Boulianne earned the shutout in net for the Stingers.
losing the Atom A and B1 division finals to a pair of
Leitrim teams, Cumberland won its second championship
banner in the Peewee B2 division when the Dukes B5 team
defeated the Metcalf Jets B3 squad 5-1 on goals by William
Loyer, Patrick Schwilden, Alex Chambers and Ryan Bani,
who had a pair.
next two championships came in the Peewee A and Bantam
B2 divisions. The Dukes' Peewee A1 team beat theur A3
clubmates 2-0 on a pair of third period goals by Nicolas
Lefebvre and Gage Worrell, in the first all Cumberland
final of the weekend, and the B1 team downed the Leitrim
B4 squad 3-2 in double overtime to capture the Bantam
Caron opened the scoring for the bantam Dukes on a pass
from Isaak Landry late in the opening period, and then
he returned the favour, setting up a goal by Landry to
give the Dukes a 2-1 lead in the second. Leitrim eventually
tied the game midway through the third to set up the double
overtime winner by Andre McGregor.
final two banners came in the Midget B1 and B2 divisions.
In the B1 final, the Dukes B4 team beat the B10 team 4-1,
and in the B2 final the B6 team upset their B1 clubmates
Cumberland Dukes Atom B8 team was among six
Cumberland Minor Hockey Association teams
that won a District 9 House League championship
on the weekend. Photo supplied
9:30 a.m., April 11)
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