Barrie Midget AA Claim Spot in International Silver Stick Tournament
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Barrie, ON: -
This past weekend a depleted Barrie Midget AA Colts squad battled through illness and injury to go 5-0 in Sudbury and claim a spot in the International Silver Stick Tournament to be held in Sarnia from January 18-20th.
The Colts started the tournament with a 6-2 win over the Root River Rangers. Scorers were Curtis Conrad , Jamie Halnan, Devon Coull, Matt Seeley and Zack Bertucca. Assists to Jeff Regan, Justin Formenton, Conrad, Brady Hubbard, Jake McIntyre and Halnan.
In their second match, the Colts defeated the Copper Cliff Redmen 3-2. Goals to Darren Barrett, Cailean Thornton-Wilson and Hubbard. Regan, Seeley and Formenton with assists.
Game three saw the Colts skate to a 3-1 victory against the Nickel City Rebels. McIntyre, Halnan and Thornton-Wilson had the markers while assists went to Regan, Brady Jacobs, Bertucca and Thornton-Wilson.
The semi-final game was a rematch against the Root River Rangers, which ended with Barrie on the right side of a 5-2 score. Conrad, McIntyre, Coull, Barrett and Halnan
each picked up goals for the Colts. Zach Bertrand , Thornton-Wilson , Bertucca, Barrett and Ethan Barr were awarded assists.
In the Championship Final, the Colts beat the Nickel City Rebels 5-1 on the strength of goals by Bertucca, Halnan, Conrad and Seeley. Assisting were Regan, Formenton, Barrett, Bertucca, Conrad, Hubbard, McIntyre and Halnan.
Garrett Taylor backstopped the team to all five victories. The entire team is to be commended for their perseverance through a tough weekend of mostly shorthanded hockey.
In the photo from left to right: Back Row - Coach Doug Taylor, Asst Coach Roger Gibson, Jamie Halnan, Devon Coull, Jeff Regan, Zack Bertucca, Darren Barrett, Brady Jacobs, Curtis Conrad, Matt Seeley, Brett Gibson, Brendan Riddall, Asst Coach Clayton Bertrand, Manager Al Barr. Middle Row - Garrett Taylor, Ethan Barr, Jake McIntyre, Justin Formenton, Brady Hubbard, Cailean Thornton-Wilson. Front Row - Zach Bertrand, Cole Guthrie.
Submitted by Jeff Riddall
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