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Silver Stick Silver Medallists!
Submitted By Karen Gibb on Thursday, January 20, 2011
The Cherrey Bus Lines Minor Bantam A Warriors participated in the Silver Stick Finals in Newmarket this weekend. The team had two wins and one loss in pool play, won the Semi-Final game and lost a heartbreaker in the Finals against the number one ranked Uxbridge Stars. The team opened the tournament with two wins on Friday. They beat the Midwest Bulldogs 4 - 2 in the first game. Having fallen 1 - 0 in the first, the Warriors went up 3 - 2 on two goals by Josh Hill, with Maverick Petrie and Brandon Taylor assisting, and a goal by Jared Prekup, assisted by Sean Hood Tidman and Dillon Ossendryver. A late goal by Hood Tidman in the third made it 4 -2, with Hill and Ossendryver assisting. More...
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The team beat host team Newmarket 7 - 4 Friday night in a game that saw many contribute to the scoring. Greg Hansford had two, while Hill, Petrie, Ossendryver, Liam Kelly and Evan Metelski netted one apiece. Petrie also added 4 assists, while Hansford, Kelly, Nic Strangway, Kieran Wintle, Taylor, Hood Tidman, Metelski each drew assists.

 

The team dropped their final game of pool play, 3 - 0 to the Uxbridge Stars and earned a place in the Semi-Final game against Oakville. After a scoreless first, the team went up 2 - 0 on two by Liam Kelly, assisted by Taylor and Wade Niezen. Tyler Johnson earned the shutout.

 

The team then faced Uxbridge Stars in the Championships. The Stars got two goals in the first. With twelve minutes on the clock, an unassisted rocket fired by Maverick Petrie blew past the goalie. Despite breathing new life into the Warriors, it was their only goal of the game, and the only goal let in by Uxbridge for the entire tournament. The Warriors went home with the silver medal. Coach Jamie Petrie applauded the boys efforts over the weekend.

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