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PeeWee MDs John MacDonald Champs
Submitted By Paul Jones on Sunday, October 15, 2017
What a fantastic week of hockey that resulted in the PeeWee MD team winning the MD tournament in St. Catharines

The team started off with a tough game against what has become a rival team from Hamilton.  The team played hard and managed numerous shots, but we unable to find the back of the net.  Game resulted in a 2-1 loss, but we knew we were in the game and just didn't get the bounces.  Such is hockey, and we agreed it would be better to get the bounces in the last game, rather than the first.

Next up, the London Nationals.  There were times during this game where we looked great and times when we were dreadful.  Fortunately we were better more often, and came away with a 4-3 win against the London team who had a number of skilled players.  The win was good, but scoring some goals certainly helped our confidence.

Our third game was against the hometown St. Catharines Hurricanes.  We came out flying, moved the puck well, and came away with a lopsided 5-0 win.  The shutout was crucial to helping the team move on to the championship, as our next game was against an undefeated team from Woolwich, and after 3 games we were tied with Hamilton after they had played 4.  We needed a win or tie to get to the championship.

Sunday morning we matched up against the Woolwich Wildcats.  They step onto the ice and both their goalies were giants.  The Wildcats had only surrendered 2 goals in their first 3 games, so we new we had our work cut out for us.  This didn't phase the Jr. Navy Vets as we battled hard, and thanks to a late goal in the third period, we managed to tie 2-2.  This set us up with a rematch against Woolwich in the afternoon.

What a final.  Woolwich came out strong and took it to us early, but we did not let anything by the goalie.  We scored the all important 1st goal on an end-to-end rush, and never looked back.  We got up by two goals, and every time the opposition came close to making a game of it, we answered back.  We scored into an empty net late in the game to give us a 5-2 win.

Congratulations to the players, coaches, and parents for a great and memorable weekend of hockey.