U13 Avalanche Select Win Innisfil Tournament, News (Ancaster Minor Hockey)

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Nov 14, 2023 | AMHL | 554 views
U13 Avalanche Select Win Innisfil Tournament
The U13 Avalanche spent the weekend of November 10-12 in their 1st tournament of the season at the Innisfil Winterhawks Fall Classic.

The team would go 3-1 in pool play, with the loss suffered at the hands of a talented Nepean (Ottawa) team.  This record was good enough for second place in the tournament, teeing up a rematch, and Championship Game against Nepean.


Nepean had scored the game's first goal fairly early, keeping the Avalanche at bay for much of the game. The Nepean goaltender was "lights out" and frustrated a talented and offensive juggernaut in the Avalanche.  In the final two minutes of the game, with Nepean up 1-0, the Avalanche would go on the powerplay.  The goaltender was pulled for a 6 on 4 powerplay and one final Hail Mary after a timeout was called.  The Avalanche would line up at the face off in the Nepean end, win it back to the point and get the puck to the front of the net, where it found the back of the net by the Avalanche.  Tie game.  OT was needed to solve this championship match.  


A 3 on 3 OT period would demonstrate the skill and speed of the Avalanche, but also continued to highlight the amazing work of the Nepean netminder.  With 40 seconds left to play in OT, the Avalanche would walk in on a breakaway, and this time, make no mistake.  The Avalanche win the Winterhawks Classic 2-1 in dramatic fashion !!!  


Congrats to our U13 Ancaster Avalanche for a tremendous and gritty performance !!!


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