Bantam Selects Win Gold at Chedoke Tournament, News (Ancaster Minor Hockey)

PrintNews Article
Click to view full-size image
Bantam Selects Win Gold at Chedoke Tournament
Submitted By AMHL on Tuesday, January 14, 2014
The Ancaster Avalanche Bantam Select hockey team won gold at the 15th Annual Chedoke Christmas Select Tournament defeating  Burlington 4-0 in the final on December 29, 2013.

With a 6-0 season schedule and a Silver Medal tournament performance in London a month earlier, the Bantam Select Avalanche had every reason to be optimistic heading into their Christmas Tournament in Hamilton.  But that optimism soon turned sour after a disappointing 4-3 opening game loss to their rivals from Coronation.  That meant the team would need to take the long way to the championship.   They’d need to win 5 in a row to secure the title.

Led by back to back shutouts from goaltenders Matthew Kong and Quentin DiBenedetto the Avs captured the remaining opening round matches, including a 7-0 victory which featured 2 point performances by Drew Mainprize, Aidan Muir, Mark Randazzo, Cameron Lavell and Marcus Earls.

With winger Andrew Ciuffreda on vacation, the team would need to rely on the remaining 13 skaters if they wanted to win. The Quarter-Finals had the Avs facing little known Garden City.  Ancaster struck early in the 1st when Evan Mahon sent the puck to Quinn Ireland who buried it behind the startled goaltender.  Mitchell Hall and Connor Lalonde would add goals as the Avs beat Garden City 5-1.

In the semi-finals Michael Ariemma’s 2 point performance led the Avs to a thrilling 3-2 win over home town Brantford and a birth in the finals.

Facing Burlington, Ryan Cross opened the scoring on a great feed from Matthew Custeau.  That goal would prove to be the winner as the Avs defeated Burlington 4-0 to capture Gold.  David Wilson was named tournament MVP for his excellent work on defense throughout the six games.  

Congrats to all the boys for a hard fought and well deserved Gold Medal victory.

bantam-select-chedoke-dec-2013.jpg

This article has been viewed 3356 times.
Category Sites
Social Networking
Follow Us On
Visit Ancaster Minor Hockey on Facebook
Quick Links
Manage Subscriptions
Signup to receive email or text messages for the teams you want to follow.
News ArchiveOther Recent Articles
  • 25
    Sep
    Organization
    Hello 2012 Hockey Families - the 9 spots that were open for the U9 Bombers Blue team (Last season’s Ancaster Tyke MD team) have now been filled. The coach for this team is Jeff Sutton. Here are a few details about the team/season. 
  • 21
    Sep
    Organization
    We wish to keep all our members informed as we get new information and move through this different season. The deadline for payment is Friday September 25, the City of Hamilton will now allow the use of benches and we need more coaches/volunteers ...
  • 11
    Sep
    Organization
    Based on guidelines from The Ontario Hockey Federation (OHF) and the City of Hamilton we have structured a season to keep kids playing hockey the best we can. Please note that traditional hockey, as we have come to know it, will not exist this ...
  • 01
    Sep
    Organization
    The AMHL will have less ice-time available than expected due to two recent announcements:  the City of Hamilton will not open Spring Valley Arena and the City is limiting the number of participants to 25 (players and coaches combined) on the ice ...
  • 28
    Aug
    Organization
    The AMHL Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday September 28 beginning at 7pm.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions around group gatherings, the meeting will be held virtually via Zoom. Read more . . .
  • 26
    Aug
    Organization
    The Ontario Hockey Federation (OHF) has released its Return To Play guidelines.  These guidelines provide the framework for a gradual, safe and positive experience for players to return to hockey.  While plans are being finalized for the upcoming ...
  • 01
    Aug
    Organization
    As we approach the first phase of starting hockey activities we ask that all members who are interested in participating in hockey this year register online (no fees) if you have not done so.  It is extremely important to register so we can report ...
  • 06
    Apr
    Organization
    Congratulations to Brett Fullerton on being selected by the Saginaw Spirit as the 278th overall pick in the 2020 OHL draft.
Printed from ancasterminorhockey.com on Monday, September 28, 2020 at 1:34 PM