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PeeWee Rep Team wins bronze at Glencoe
Submitted By Joanne Johnston on Sun 10 26, 08
The Goderich Lions Club PeeWee Rep team brought home the bronze medal after losing only one game by one goal in the Glencoe Ice Kats Tournament  held October 24-26, 2008.

The boy's first game was Friday night at 9pm.  They would meet up with a tough team from Lambton Shores and were defeated 4-3 by the Eagles.  The game was a close one and could have gone either way.  Scoring for Goderich was Jamie Huber and Brandon Johnston (2).

The second game would see the boys meet up with the Lucan Irish.  The boys were on fire this game and would defeat the Irish 4-0.  Great offence and great defence were key in this game.   The boys controlled the play through most of the game.
Scoring for Goderich was Taylor Helesic, DJ Stevenson (with a beautiful wrap around tucked neatly in the corner of the net) and Brandon Johnston (2).

The 3rd and deciding game of the round robin would be played on Sunday morning at 9am.  The boys knew they had to win to advance to the finals and would come out flyng.  The game was a physical game and would see many crushing blows being handed out.  The boys would stay focused and come out on top 5-4.  Scoring for Goderich was Ian Simpson,  with a beautiful wraparound of his own, DJ Stevenson and Brandon Johnston, with his first hat trick of the season.  The line of Johnston, Huber and Fraser were on fire with beautiful, unselfish passing.  The game was not without sacrifice as the Sailors would lose one of their defenseman, Chad Kernighan with an ankle injury that would see him sidelined for the rest of the tournament.

The boys would have to wait to see the outcome of the remainder of the games as the tournament was set up for the top two teams in each pool to play off for the gold medal and the 2nd two teams in each pool would play off for the bronze medal.   They boys would not be able to play for gold due to losing their first game to Lambton Shores by one goal.

They were keen to keep playing as a team and would come out hot in the first period, taking an early two-goal lead.  Scoring for Goderich was Harry Parsons, with his first of the tournament and Jamie Huber.  The lead would be short lived as the Sailors would find themselves in penalty trouble.  At the end of the first period, it was 2-2.  The second period again was plagued with penalties (we won't mention any names right Brandon and Jake!) and the Sailors would find  themselves down 3-2 however they continued to play with passion and would tie it up when Jamie Huber would find the twine for his 2nd of the afternoon.    

The third period continued with much of the same but the Kings would tie up the game to make it 3-3.  However, a quick release by Rylan Lamb would find the back of the net to make it 4-3 for the boys in red.  The game continued to be played at a fast and physical pace and with 1 minute left in the game, the Kings would opt to pull their goalie for a 6th skater.  The Sailors tried a couple of times to hit the open net, but one shot rolled just to the right of the empty net and the next breakawy would see the puck veer to the left and our forward, Luke would end up in the net, due to interference by the Kings defender.  However, with one last ditch attempt the Sailors would find themselves with a two-goal lead as Jamie Huber would roof the puck past the Kings netminder to score his 3rd goal of the game late in the 3rd.  The game would end 5-3 for the Sailors.

MVP of the final game went to Jamie Huber.  Congratulations Jamie on a great tournament.

Sharing the goaltending duties were Brady Bowman and Jordan Johnson.  Way to go Brady and Jordan, you kept us in it.




 
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