hockey season wraps up with House League championships
By Fred Sherwin
local winter minor hockey season wrapped up on Sunday
with the final eight games of the Gloucester Hockey Associations
House League championships.
marquee game of the day, and perhaps the entire weekend,
was the Bantam A final between the Gloucester
Centre Cougars and the Blackburn Stingers, which the Stingers
won behind the MVP performance of their goalie Aaron Trellet,
who picked up the shutout in a 3-0 win.
of the Blackburn Stingers Peewee B team pose
with the District 9
House League championship trophy after downing
the Gloucester Centre Cougars 3-0 during the
District 9 championship weekend. Fred Sherwin/Photo
Tejero scored the opening goal at the 3:39 mark of the
first period on a pass from Mathieu Beauchemin.
then gave his team a two goal cushion late in the third
period with a perfectly placed wrist shot that beat the
Cougar netminder high glove side.
final moments of the game were made interesting when the
Stingers took a penalty, giving the Cougars a two-man
advantage with 1:40 left to go.
was at his absolute best in turning away several close
calls before Tejero was awarded a goal after being tripped
up on his way to a vacant Gloucester Centre net.
Blackburn Stingers had three other teams in the finals,
but all three teams came up on the short end of the score
Novice B team lost 3-1 to the Leitrim Hawks in the B2
final; the Peewee B squad lost 4-3 in the B2 final, also
to a team from Leitrim; and the Midget B team lost 3-1
to the Orléans Blues in the Midget B1 championship
latter game was one of three wins for the Orléans
Minor Hockey Association on the weekend. OMHA teams won
the Peewee A final; the Midget B1 champion-ship; and the
Midget A final. The only game they lost was the Peewee
B1 final, which was won by the Russell Warriors by a 2-0
was the first year that the GHA championship finals were
contested with-out the presence of any teams from the
Cumberland Minor Hockey Association.
CMHA Cumberland Dukes and the Jr. Grads split away from
the GHA at the end of last season to form their own District
and play their RepB games against teams from District
3 in the Lower Ottawa Valley.
teams won the Midget B, Peewee A, and Bantam B House League
3:30 p.m., April 12)
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