Game 6: Cole Harbour (HNS) 2 @ St. John’s (HNL) 5

Early in the first period it did not take the Fog Devils long to show the direction the game was going to take. Upon 0:23 into the game Zach O’Brian sunk the games first goal against McCains goaltender Ben Clark. Although Clark’s attempt should not dissmissed as he protected the net from 10 more shots as the Fog Devils only managed to get one more past him as Ryan Walsh #4 scored the periods second and Final goal.

The second period was definitely a “Featuring the Fog Devils” kind of period as all the goals and penalties featured the Fog Devils. St. John’s sunk 3 goals past the McCains starting with Michael Cole’s at the 0:13 second mark, followed by Zach O’Brien’s second game goal at 7:35 and the final from Andrew Ryan at 13:24. However all the penalties resulted in a 12-8 reversal for Cole Harbour in the shots on goal numbers.

Third period play was very even in shots on goal and penalties however Cole Harbour attempted to make a comeback with two close together goals midway through the period. The goals were by Christopher Riguse #11 at 9:15 and Tyler Doyle #14 at 10:48. Shots on goal were 26-21 favouring the Fog Devils.

Returning after two hard fought victories today, this evening’s game will be the “Battle of New Brunswick” with Moncton Flyers (HNB) taking on the hometown Saint John Vito’s (Host) at 8pm. The game will be broadcast live on Rogers TV and Saturday @ 6pm on 96.1 NewSong FM.

Home Team: St. John’s Fog Devils (HNL)

Away Team: Cole Harbour McCains (HNS)

Start Time: 5pm

Arena: Lord Beaverbrook Rink

Referee: TBD

Linesmen: TBD

Goals

1 2 3 OT SO Total
HNL 2 3
0
0
0
5
HNS
0
0
2
0
0
2

Shots on Goal

1 2 3 OT SO Total
HNL 12 8
6
0
0
26
HNS 3 12
6
0
0
21

Goals

First Period

0:23 HNL- Zach O’Brien #9 Assist- Michael Cole #16

13:11 HNL- Ryan Walsh #4 Assist- Dylan Sheldon #6 and Robert Cahill #22 PPG

Second Period

0:13 HNL-  Michael Cole #16 Assist- Zach O’Brien #9

7:34 HNL- Zach O’Brien #9 Assist- Andrew Ryan #19 and Rodney Mahoney #18

13:24 HNL- Andrew Ryan #19 Assist- Zach O’Brien #9 and Steve Gillard #44

Third Period

9:15 HNS- Christopher Riguse #11 Assist-Dane McPhee #16 and Michael Clarke #19

10:48 HNS- Tyler Doyle #14 Assist- Brendan Duke #20 and Mitchell Maynard #4

Penalties

First Period

4:02 HNL- Andrew Sullivan #24 – Elbowing (2:00)

13:28 HNS- Tyler Doyle #14 – Holding (2:00)

16:54 HNS- Brett Baker #3 – High Sticking (2:00)

17:48 HNS- Matthew English #15 – Elbowing (2:00)

Second Period

5:16 HNL- Andrew Sullivan #24 – Cross Checking (2:00)

9:05 HNL- Brandon Bussey #27 – Tripping (2:00)

13:47 HNL- Cody Squires #10 – Kneeing (2:00)

14:23 HNL- Brandon Bussey #27 – Slashing (2:00)

Third Period

12:03 HNL- Mitchell Martin #15 – Hooking (2:00)

12:47 HNS- Brandon Duke #20 – Cross Checking (2:00)

18:24 HNS- Tyler Doyle #14 – Cross Checking (2:00)

18:24 HNL- Steve Gillard #44 – Interference (2:00)

Team MVP Awards

Home: #9 Zach O’Brien

Away: #17 J. P. Harvey

Game 5: Saint John (Host) 2 @ Cornwall (HPEI) 1

g5p1 behind netAlthough the first period was played very disciplined by the Vito’s the periods action began before the puck even dropped as Cornwall’s Dylan McGuigan #19 received a Unsportsmanlike Conduct penalty. The game was played very fast albeit very light on the shots on goal with 4 a piece and none successful.

It did not take much however in the second period for the Vito’s Matt Bursey to lans the only goal of the second period at 0:36. The true heo of the period was the Vito’s goaltender Matthew Murphy who covered 8 amazing saves, many from point blank range.

Through out the third period the Vito’s had a difficult time staying out of the penaly box resulting in the final goal in the end of the period to break the shout-out by Cornwall’s Darcy Ashley at 19:53. the Vito’s had just took a 2-0 lead prior to that goal by #22 Aidan Kelly at 18:32, which unfortunately resulted in Matt Bursey heading to the dressing room with an injury after providing an assist to the Kelly goal.  During the The saving graces for the Vito’s in this game seemed to be Matthew Murphy at goal after a inspirational turnaround based on his tough playoff series against the Moncton Flyers. The shots on goal for the game were 20-13 favouing Cornwall.

Great hockey action continues here at the Lord Beaverbrrok Rink in Saint John later today at 5pm with Cole Harbour and St. John’s (HNL). Returning after two hard fought victories today, this evening’s game will be the “Battle of New Brunswick” with Moncton Flyers (HNB) taking on the hometown Saint John Vito’s (Host) at 8pm. The game will be broadcast live on Rogers TV and Saturday @ 6pm on 96.1 NewSong FM.

Home Team: Cornwall Thunder (HPEI)

Away Team: Saint John Vito’s (Host)

Start Time: 1:30pm

Arena: Lord Beaverbrook Rink

Referee: TBD

Linesmen: TBD

Goals

1 2 3 OT SO Total
HPEI
0
0
1
0
0
1
Host 0 1
1
0
0
2

Shots on Goal

1 2 3 OT SO Total
HPEI 4 8
8
0
0
20
Host 4 4
5
0
0
13

Goals

First Period

No Goals

Second Period

0:36 Host- Matt Bursey #20 – Unassisted

Third Period

18:32 Host- Aidan Kelly #22 Assist- Matt Bursey #20

19:53 HPEI- Darcy Ashley #7 Assist- Jordan Costello #11 PPG

Penalties

First Period

0:00 HPEI- Dylan McGuigan #19 – Unsportsmanlike Conduct (2:00)

8:51 HPEI- Matt Myers #22 – Tripping (2:00)

14:50 HPEI- Isaack MacDonald #8 – Tripping (2:00)

Second Period

9:09 Host- Jordan Bruce #18 – Hooking (2:00)

Third Period

0:20 MacKenzie Kierstead #2 – Interferance (2:00)

4:04 Cody Kennedy #11 – Hooking (2:00)

8:46 Robert Green #25 – Slashing (2:00)

Team MVP Awards

Home: Brent Andrews #9

Away: Matthew Murphy #30

Game 4: Cole Harbour 1 vs. Moncton 4

Game 4 Goal 1 HNBG4 24 Ejection

Late in the first period the Moncton Flyers (HNB) took on an early first period lead with a goal by Allain Saulnier. There was solid goal tending at both ends and was definately a fast and physical first period.

In the second period the heavy physical play continued resulting in 5 penalties the most notable coming late in the period when Moncton’s Nick Smith was removed from the game and issued a game misconduct for hitting from behind. Then Cole Harbour’s Michael Crowley took advantage of this by 1:27 later sinking a power play goal at 17:48.

Third period action was not disappointing for Moncton (HNB) as the period started with Cole Harbour’s Jarett Johns being removed from the game for Hitting from Behind. Then later Moncton’s Tyrone Sock took advantage of a 4 on 4 to sink the tie-breaking goal at 11:47, resulting in a power play in which he sunk a power play goal at 12:15. Then near the end of the game Cole Harbour’s Jordon Mock was ejected for High Sticking (2:00), Unsportsmanlike Conduct (2:00), and a Game Misconduct (10:00). Moncton’s Allain Saulnier took advanage of this to sink his second goal of the game durring the power play at 19:43. The shots on goal for the game were 22-12 favouring Moncton.

Great hockey action continues here at the Lord Beaverbrrok Rink in Saint John later today with Saint John (Host) vs. Cornwall (HPEI) at 1:30pm, then Cole Harbour returns at 5pm to take on St. John’s (HNL). Finshing off the evening will be the “Battle of New Brunswick” with Moncton (HNB) vs. Saint John (Host) at 8pm to be broadcast live on Rogers TV and Saturday @ 6pm on NewSong FM.

Home Team: Moncton Flyers (HNB)

Away Team: Cole Harbour McCains (HNS)

Start Time: 10am

Arena: Lord Beaverbrook Rink

Referee: TBD

Linesmen: TBD

Goals

1 2 3 OT SO Total
HNB 1
0
3
0
0
4
HNS
0
1
0
0
0
1

Shots on Goal

1 2 3 OT SO Total
HNB 6
7
9
0
0
22
HNS 4
3
5
0
0
12

Goals

First Period

18:56 HNB- Allain Saulnier #19 Assist- Alex Saulnier #21

Second Period

17:48 HNS- Michael Crowley #21 Assist- Theodore Hannah #6 PPG

Third Period

11:47 HNB- Tyrone Sock #3 Assist- Allain Saunier #19

12:15 HNB- Tyrone Sock #3 Assist- Alex Saulnier #21 and Jean-Marc Legere #16

19:43 HNB- Allain Saunier #19 Assist- Gino Goguen #12 and Pierre Durepos #23

Penalties

First Period

3:58 HNS- Regean Martin #11 – Holding (2:00)

12:49 HNS- Alexander Scully #4 – Tripping (2:00)

Second Period

4:31 HNB- Alex Saulnier #21 – Holding (2:00)

8:47 HNS- Dane McPhee #16 – Illegal Equipment (2:00)

11:48 HNB- Christan Garland #10 – Interference (2:00)

13:26 HNS- Jordan Mock #8 – Roughing (2:00)

16:21 HNB- Nick Smith #24 – Hitting from Behind (2:00 + Game Misconduct)

Third Period

3:05 HNS- Jarret John #5 – Hitting from Behind (2:00 + Game  Misconduct)

9:49 HNB- Jean-Marc Leger #16 – Holding (2:00)

10:31 HNS- Christopher Riguse #11 – Cross Checking (2:00)

15:38 HNB- Sawyer Hannay #27 – Tripping (2:00)

18:57 HNS- Jordan Mock #8 – High Sticking (2:00) / Unsportsmanlike Conduct (2:00) / Game Misconduct (10:00)

Team MVP Awards

Home: Tyrone Sock #3

Away: Theodore Hannah #6

Game 3: St. John’s 5 @ Saint John 2

img_0025If an image could say a thousand words than all you need is this first picture to describe this 1st period here tonight at the Lord Beaverbrook Rink. The Fog Devils coming from their tired first game loss, left Saint John behind with a 3-1 score at the end of the 1st period St. John’s goals were by Michael Cole (x2) and Robert Cale with one goal by Vito’s Greg Edgecome.

In the second period action the Fog Devils (Gillard) and Vito’s (Carter) end the period one goal a peace. However the Fog Devils were out-shot. (8-6) Will this mean the Fog Devils have run out of steam to keep their 4-2 lead? Only the 3rd period will tell.

Despite being almost 2-1 out-shot in the third period the Fog Devils not only managed to hold on to their lead, but increased it with a final fifth goal (Bussey) late in the 5th period.

Play continues tomorrow starting with Cole Harbour (HNS) vs. Moncton (HNB) at 10am, followed by Saint John (Host) vs. Cornwall (HPEI) at 1:30pm, then Cole Harbour returns at 5pm to take on St. John’s (HNL). Finishing off the evening will be the “Battle of New Brunswick” with Moncton (HNB) vs. Saint John (Host) at 8pm to be broadcast live on Rogers TV and Saturday @ 6pm on NewSong FM.

Home Team: Saint John Vito’s (Host)

Away Team: St. John’s Fog Devils (HPEI)

Start Time: 8pm

Arena: Lord Beaverbrook Rink

Referee: Ryan Murphy

Linesmen: Michael Homer

Goals

1 2 3 OT SO Total
Host 1 1
0
0
0
2
HNL 3 1 1
0
0
5

Shots on Goal

1 2 3 OT SO Total
Host 6 8 12
0
0
26
HNL
10
6 7
0
0
23

Goals

First Period

0:32 HNL- Michael Cole #16 Assist- Andrew Ryan #19

1:42 Host- Greg Edgecombe #14 Assist- Mike Richard #9 and Andrew Dolan #16

6:47 HNL- Michael Cole #16 (Unassisted) PPG

13:23 HNL- Robert Cale #22 Assist- Mitchell Martin #15

Second Period

6:50 Host- Josh Carter #19 Assist- Robert Green #25

17:47 HNL- Steve Gillard #44 Assist- Andrew Sullivan #24 and Ryan Walsh #4 PPG

Third Period

16:17 HNL- Brandon Bussey #27 Assist- Cody Squires #10 and Marcus Power#8

Penalties

First Period

2:55 Host- Jared Hicks #10 – interference (2:00)

4:48 Host- Robert Green #25 – interference (2:00) / Slashing (2:00)

7:30 Host- Jordan Bruce #18 – Cross-Checking (2:00)

10:39 HNL- Steve Gillard #44 – Tripping (2:00)

Second Period

4:25 Host- Robert Green #25 – Slashing (2:00)

7:06 Host- Matt Bursey #20- Slashing (2:00)

11:30 HNL- Brandon Bussey #27 – Tripping (2:00)

12:12 HNL- Ryan Walsh #4 – Hooking (2:00)

16:42 Host- Aidan Kelly #22 – interference (2:00)

16:42 HNL- Cody Squires #10 – Delay of Game (5:00)

16:42 Host- Matt Bursey #20 – Delay of Game (5:00)

Third Period

0:55 Host- Robert Green #25 – Holding (2:00)

2:23 HNL- John Bursey #2 – Roughing (2:00)

4:46 HNL- Zach O’Brien #9 – Unsportsmanlike Conduct Diving (2:00)

15:03 Host- Cody Kennedy #11 – Tripping (2:00)

17:46 HNL- Jacob Pitcher #11 – Slashing (2:00)

Team MVP Awards

Home:

Away:

Game 2: HPEI 3 @ HNS 2

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After the first period of play the Cole Harbour McCains have a 2-0 lead over the Cornwall Thunder. The goals were scored by Dillman and Mock. Cornwall seamed to be hindered by heavy penalties. During the second period the tables turned as Cole Harbour started receiving the penalties and Cornwall coming back with two goals from Costello and Smallman tied the game up 2-2. The game was quickly decided in the first 30 seconds of the third period with a game misconduct penalty by Cole Harbour’s Matthew English for checking from behind. Foiled immediately by the tie-breaking goal at 0:30 in the third period by Brody McDonald. The shots on goal for the game were 24-23 for Cole Harbour.

Coming up at 7:30pm here at the LBR will be the opening ceremonies at 7:30pm followed by at 8pm the play resumes with the Fog Devils facing the Host team Saint John Vito’s.

Home Team: Cole Harbour McCains (HNS)

Away Team: Cornwall Superior Sanitation Thunder (HPEI)

Start Time: 4pm

Arena: Lord Beaverbrook Rink

Referee: TBD

Linesmen: TBD

Goals

1 2 3 OT SO Total
HNS 2
0
0
0
0
2
HPEI
0
2 1
0
0
3

Shots on Goal

1 2 3 OT SO Total
HNS 11 8 5
0
0
24
HPEI 9 7 7
0
0
23

Goals

First Period

15:27 HNS- Luke Dillman #22 Assist- J.P. Harvey #17 and Jordan Mock #8

18:50 HNS- Jordan Mock #8 Assist- J.P Harvey #17  and Luke Dillman #22

Second Period

4:33 HPEI- Jordan Costello #11 PPG

9:38 HPEI- Jason Smallman #28 Assist- Zachery Evans-Renaud #3

Third Period

0:30 HPEI- Brody McDonald #18 Assist- Jordan Costello #11 and Darcy Ashley #7 PPG

Penalties

First Period

6:07 HPEI- Matt Kelly #2 – Hooking (2:00)

10:36 HNS- Jordan Mock #8 – Tripping (2:00)

11:04 HPEI- Spencer Montgomery #14 – Boarding (2:00)

19:48 HPEI- Kendall Costello #4 – Hooking (2:00)

Second Period

4:13 HNS- Mitchell Manyard #4 – Goaltender Interference (2:00)

5:10 HNS- Jordan Mock #8 – Boarding (2:00)

12:34 HPEI- Brandon Carter  #16 – Holding (2:00)

18:51 HNS- Michael Crawley #21 – Hooking (2:00)

Third Period

0:17 HNS- Matthew English #15 – Checking from Behind (Game Misconduct)

Team MVP Awards

Home: Luke Dillman #22

Away: Jordan Costello #11

Game 1 HNL 3 at HNB 4

After the first period of play the Moncton Flyers have a 1-0 lead over the St. John’s Fog Devils. The first goal (pictured below) was by Alex Saulnier assisted by Allain Saulnier at 15:28.

The second period was full of action as the scoring at the end of the period the Flyers have a single goal lead with a 4-3 score tied up at 3 goals a piece.  The goals this period were score by HNL- Michael Cole #16 Assist- Alex Powell # 5 and Zach O’Brien #9, HNB- Alex Saulnier #21 Assist- Gino Goguen #12 (Photo Below), HNB- Pierre Durepos #23 Assist- Gino Goguen #12 (Power Play Goal), HNL- Andrew Ryan #19 Assist- Zach O’Brien #9 and John Bursey #2, HNL-  Andrew Sullivan #24 Assist- Brandon Bussey #27, and HNB- Allain Saulnier #19 Assist- Alex Saulnier #21 Gino Gouen #12 (Power Play Goal). Third period action resulted in no goals.

The final scores for the game were 4-3 Moncton giving the Flyers a two point lead in the round robin standings. The shots on goal for the game were 24-20 for the St. John’s Fog Devils.

Coming up at 4pm here at the LBR will be HPEI’s Cornwall Thunder at HNS Cole Harbour Major Midgets.

Followed by the opening ceremonies at 7:30pm and at 8pm the play resumes with the Fog Devils facing the Host team Saint John Vito’s.

Home Team: Moncton Mark’s Work Wearhouse Flyers (HNB)

Away Team: St. John’s Fog Devils (HNL)

Start Time: 1pm

Arena: Lord Beaverbrook Rink

Referee: Jeff Hopkins

Linesmen: David Connell and Matt Kingston

Goals

1 2 3 OT SO Total
HNB 1 3 0 4
HNL 0 3 0 3

Shots on Goal

1 2 3 OT SO Total
HNB 8 8 4 20
HNL 7 9 8 24

Goals

First Period

15:28 HNB- Alex Saulnier #21 Assist- Allain Saulnier #19

Second Period

1:08 HNL- Michael Cole #16 Assist- Alex Powell # 5 and Zach O’Brien #9

3:35 HNB- Alex Saulnier #21 Assist- Gino Goguen #12

6:45 HNB- Pierre Durepos #23 Assist- Gino Goguen #12 PPG

14:15 HNL- Andrew Ryan #19 Assist- Zach O’Brien #9 and John Bursey #2

14:35 HNL-  Andrew Sullivan #24 Assist- Brandon Bussey #27

19:29 HNB- Allain Saulnier #19 Assist- Alex Saulnier #21 Gino Goguen #12 PPG

Penalties

First Period

3:00 HNB- Rejean Martan #11 – Tripping (2:00)

8:24 HNB- Nick Smith #24 – Hooking (2:00)

13:25 HNB- Matt Leblanc #9 – Goaltender Interference (2:00)

Second Period

6:10 HNL- Ryan Walsh #4 – Hooking (2:00)

15:01 HNB- Jordan Murray #26 – Bench Misconduct (2:00)

18:51 HNL- Andrew Sullivan #24 – Tripping (2:00)

Third Period

3:17 HNB- Gino Goguen #12 – Unsportsmanlike Misconduct (2:00)

3:17 HNL- Steve Gillard #44 – Holding (2:00)

10:07 HNB- Gino Goguen #12 – Holding Stick (2:00)

Team MVP Awards

Home: Allain Saulnier #19

Away: Michael Cole #16

Tournament Committee Welcomes Participating Teams

The Tournament committee and host team Saint John Vito’s would like to welcome and announce the participants in this year’s 2009 Atlantic Major Midget regional this weekend at the Lord Beaverbrook Rink.

This years host team the Saint John Vito’s will be joined by the Hockey New Brunswick provincial title winning Moncton Mark’s Work Wearhouse Flyers after winning a 4-0 series against the Vito’s. Joining the Flyers and Vito’s from the NB-PEI Major Midget Hockey League will be Hockey PEI’s Cornwall Superior Sanitation Thunder, after their 4-0 series with the Charlottetown Mark’s Work Wearhouse Islanders.

Representing Hockey Newfoundland and Labrador is the St. John’s Fog Devils after a 4-0 series win in the Newfoundland & Labrador Major Midget AAA Hockey Championship over the Tri-Pen Frost at the Bay Arena in Bay Roberts.

Finishing off the list of the list of contenders is the returning 2008 championship team Cole Harbour McCain Major Midgets representing Hockey Nova Scotia. The McCains had one of the closest final series with a 4-1 series against the Halifax McDonalds Major Midgets.

The tournament kicks off Thursday April 2nd at 1pm with the HNL Fog Devils against the HNB Flyers. The second game will feature the HPEI Thunder against HNS Cole Harbour Major Midgets at 4pm. Then finishing of the evening will be HNL Fog Devils against the Host team Saint John Vito’s. The Opening Ceremonies will be held at 7:30pm prior to the HNL vs. Host game.

The Atlantic Major Midget Regionals will determine the Atlantic Region contender to the Telus Cup National Midget Championship, to be held at the Selkirk Recreation Complex in Selkirk / Winnipeg, MB from April 20-26.

Additional event information can be obtained at the official tournament website, www.majormidgetatlantics2009.ca.