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PeeWee Kinsmen LL End Year With “W”
Submitted By sdoherty on Sat 04 08, 17
Even NHL players like Clinton/Varna native Ryan O’Reilly get frustrated after a series of losses.  O’Reilly admitted in a recent interview that it’s hard for players to give it their all when the bounces just don’t go their way.  Well – the Kinsmen Crew learned a thing or two about playing through adversity this season when they played the entire second half of the regular season with only one win.     

Unfortunately for the Sailors – that adversity followed them into the Young Canada Week Tournament where they failed to secure a single win during the points-generating games.  The Sailors lost their first game of the tourney 3-0 versus the Saugeen Shores.  Saugeen played an “in-your-face” physical game and although the Sailors held their own in the battles along the boards – they could not find the back of the net against a strong Saugeen net-minder.  

The second game of the tourney saw the Sailors fall to the Seaforth Stars 5-0.  Things were tough for the Sailors in that match-up - the Stars were the hungrier team and Sailor’s Captain, Adam R, was out with a back injury.   

Although still riddled with back pain, the Sailors’ Captain returned for the third and final points-generating game of the tourney against Central Perth.  Despite losing the game 3-1 - the Sailors were motivated by their Captain who managed the team’s first goal of the tourney even though he was far from 100%.  

Adam’s goal buoyed the previously disheartened Sailors and they came together for their final game of the year against the Minto mad Dogs and crushed it.  The Sailors played a great game and got on the score board in the second on an unassisted goal from Spencer W which was quickly followed by another goal from Nolan W (assisted by Hudson VB and Caden B).  Those goals were well deserved by a group of players who played very well all year despite a tough win/loss record.  

The Sailors continued their dominance in the third and notched their final goal on a beauty by Camron P (with assists going to Jaden M and Aidan D).  Again, this was a nice goal by a group of players who continued to give it their all regardless of the score.  In the end - the Sailors managed a 3-0 rout of the Mad Dogs and finished their year with an important win – congrats Sailors!  

On a personal note – I’d like to acknowledge some players who may not have put up big numbers in the tourney but who really displayed a concerted effort throughout: first – Sawyer N had a remarkable season for the Sailors – he is a consistent and dependable team player – very responsible with the puck and always willing to make a pass to an open teammate – thanks Sawyer.  Also, Nolan W played a solid two-way game throughout the tournament and was another player who seemed to persevere through the tough games when the score got away on the team.  Nice attitude Nolan.  

Finally, a shout out to Kaelan E – I don’t know exactly when he flipped the switch this season – but Kaelan was a physical force throughout the YCW tourney and played great defense for the Sailors.  Nice job Kaelan.  All in all – the Sailors had a good year – despite the record the kids had some fun and ended on a high note.  

Thanks again to the coaches and team staff – these volunteer positions are often a thankless undertaking – but they deserve a nod for their commitment to our players.  Below are the final player stats for the entire year (including exhibition, tournaments etc.).  Good luck in the off-season Sailors and I hope to see you on the ice again next year!       

#

FName

LName

# Games

Goals

Assists

Points

PPG

2

Aidan

D.

31

3

3

6

0.19

4

Nolan

W.

36

5

4

9

0.25

5

Hudson

V.

34

5

3

8

0.24

6

Jesse

V.

33

1

3

4

0.12

7

Noah

J.

23

8

4

12

0.52

8

Camron

P.

37

2

2

4

0.11

9

Seth

D.

36

1

2

3

0.08

10

Spencer

W.

37

23

10

33

0.89

11

Caden

B.

37

3

7

10

0.27

12

Adam

R.

36

17

3

20

0.56

14

Jaden

M.

29

9

4

13

0.45

15

Sawyer

N.

37

5

4

9

0.24

16

Kate

J.

37

5

3

8

0.22

17

Liam

D.

35

1

7

8

0.23

18

Kaelan

E.

34

0

1

1

0.03


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