The Fredericton Price Auto AAA Peewee Canadiens travelled to Hartland and Florenceville-Bristol on Friday and Saturday to take part in the annual EDZA West Peewee AAA Tournament! Ten teams from across the province were set to battle on ice for the Championship title! The Canadiens quickly established themselves as a force to be reckoned with!
Following a stellar performance, #1 Zachary Major got a well-deserved 1 – 0 shutout in the first game featuring the Canadiens against their Southeastern rivals, the Dieppe Eagles, early Friday morning in Hartland. Packed with action moments throughout the match, this game quickly made news around town! #11 Quinn Gorman scored the Canadiens’ sole goal with 1:22 remaining in the second period following a skillfully well executed deke of the Eagles’ goaltender!
#7 Peter Reynolds’ hat trick in Game 2 of the tournament put the Canadiens a few goals shy of claiming their second win of the meet as they faced the Moncton Hawks! #35 Joey Cormier made countless saves against a formidable adversary that relentlessly made its way in the Habs’ zone, eventually capturing the 5 – 3 win but not without having to battle through hardworking Frederictonians lines!
Had it not been for the three goals the Lewisville Lightning scored late in the third period of the Canadiens’ third game early Saturday afternoon in Florenceville-Bristol, #11 Quinn Gorman (from #7 Peter Reynolds) would again have made his last minute goal in the second period lead his teammates to victory! Despite the 3 – 1 loss, the Canadiens made a name for themselves during this encounter against one of the strongest teams in the tournament!
The Habs dominated in the first two periods of their fourth match against the West Kent Aces. The latter gained a 2 – nil advantage quickly in the first but this only triggered fierce retaliation from the Canadiens who closed off the second period leading 4 -3 over their counterparts! Teamwork and chemistry allowed the Habs’ #7 Peter Reynolds to clinch two (from #3 Matthew Inch and #2 Mackenzie Johnston) and for #11 Quinn Gorman and #10 Cam Thomson to add one each! Unfortunately, the Aces regrouped in between the second and the final periods and came out barreling down in the Canadiens’ defensive zone, avenging their earlier misfortune by tallying several goals and closing the game with a 7 – 4 score in their favour…
The Fredericton Price Auto AAA Canadiens should nonetheless be proud of their performance and consistent team effort throughout the 2014 EDZA West Peewee Tournament!