The Major Bantam AA Avalanche won the Kingston
Canadians Tournament (Nov 7-9) by defeating the Newmarket Redmen 3-2 in the
The Avalanche started the tournament slowly and finished with a 1-2-1 record after the round robin to grab the 4th and final playoff spot. They faced the Kingston Canadians in the semis, the top team after the round-robin games with a 4-0 record, 23 goals for and only 3 against. In their round robin match-up, the Canadians soundly beat the Avalanche 6-0.
In the semi’s, the Avalanche came to play and skated hard both ways to hold the powerful Canadians to a 1-1 draw after regulation. The 5 minute overtime solved nothing but the Avalanche snipers found the back of the net twice in the shootout to win the game and advance to the championship. In the finals against Newmarket, the Avalanche overcame a 2-1 deficit in the third period to score twice and capture the gold medal.
Game 1: Avalanche 1, Seaway Valley Rapids (Ottawa) 1
Game 2: Humber Valley Sharks 4, Avalanche 1
Game 3: Kingston Canadians 6, Avalanche 0
Game 4: Avalanche 3, Belleville Bulls 1
Game 5: Semi-finals: Avalanche 2, Kingston Canadians 1 (shoot-out)
Game 6: Finals: Avalanche 3, Newmarket Redmen 2
The coaches are extremely proud of the boys’ focus, determination, effort and great team play throughout the tournament.
1st row: Misha Koroscil, Eric DiSalvia
2nd row: Jadon Aguanno, Akshay Maharaj, Matt Valaitis, Rich Walters, Angus MacDonald
3rd row: Jacob Stampfli, Graham Hebscher, Connor Goode, Hugh Workman
Standing: Coach John MacDonald, Kyle Cranston, Cameron Paveo, Cameron Fitzpatrick, Callum MacDonald, Jordan Contant, Jo Luc Melatti, Coach Rich Walters, Coach Dan Contant