Game 3 – Canadiens face off against Dieppe Eagles!
The Fredericton Peewee AAA Canadiens were back in Hartland Saturday morning for their third game of the EDZA West Tournament! Hoping to clinch their first win of the weekend, the Habs darted on the ice surface with momentum and kept the energy on overdrive during the initial period. Their hard work paid off early on as #9 Andrew Gweon (from #10 Camden Thomson) scored the first goal of the game and put the Canadiens in the lead.
#46 Tyler Leaman (from #14 Zack Graham) avenged an earlier goal by the Eagles in the second period, putting his team back in the lead! Dieppe managed to put two extra digits on the scoreboard before the end of the period, leaving the Canadiens trailing 3 – 2 as the clock struck the twelve minute mark…
The Canadiens fired back in the third and #7 Christian Fraser (from #6 Simon Levert and #10 Camden Thomson) restored hope on the Habs’ bench late in the period. The Eagles came down hard on our defensive zone and, again, added two additional points to their tally before the buzzer rang the game to its 5 – 3 end in their favour.
Congrats to #9 Andrew Gweon for being named Player of the Game!
Game 4 – Canadiens close tournament with a tie!
Rotating lines made things interesting and exciting during the Canadiens’ fourth and final game of the EDZA West Tournament as they challenged the Lewisville Lightning once again this season!
The Canadiens closed off the first period leading 2 – 1, thanks to an awesome rush in the offensive zone by #17 Nathan Rusk (from #18 Jeffrey Theriault) and a well-executed plan by #19 Jack Price (from #17 Nathan Rusk and #18 Jeffrey Theriault)!
The Lightning tied things up in the second but the Habs took a quick lead once again in the third period after #18 Jeffrey Theriault fired a missile right past his opponents’ goaltender! Lewisville retaliated quickly – and twice – within a minute of each goal placing them in the lead for the first time… #19 Jack Price (from #9 Andrew Gweon) came through with a few minutes left to spoil the Lightning’s party and put the Habs at a 4 – 4 par, a spot they held on to until the end of the game!
#18 Jeffrey Theriault was named Player of the Game – Congrats!
Despite the outcome, the Canadiens battled hard over the two days and should be proud of their efforts – Go Habs Go!!!