Quinte Red Devils Minor Bantams Silver Stick Champs
Monday, December 03, 2012
Quinte, ON: -
The Duvanco Homes Minor Bantams won the North American Silver Stick Championships in Whitby this weekend! They defeated a very fast and skilled Chicago Mission team by a score of 3-2 in the final. Mackenzie Warren, Brock Bronson, and Jake Wilson and the only assist came from Brady Gilmour. Gilmour was also awarded the tournament MVP award. Anthony Popovich had another strong game in net, stopping 24 shots. Congratulations to the team and Coaching Staff – Patrick Shearer, Terry Gaebel, Brent Huesinkveld, Grant Pope, and Matt White. Here is a game by game summary of the tournament.
The Duvanco Homes Minor Bantams began the 2012 Silver Stick with a 2-1 victory over the Toronto Nationals in Whitby. The game was a rematch of the 2012 OHF Peewee final and once again the Devils prevailed. Brady Gilmour and Scoley Dow scored, and assists came from Ryan Smith, Jakob Brahaney, and Gilmour. Anthony Popovich was very sharp in goal, stopping 23 shots.
The number 2 came up a lot for the Duvanco Homes Minor Bantams on Friday night in Whitby. Game 2 ended in a 2-2 tie with the number 2 ranked team in the United States. Scoring for the devils was Nick Hoey,and Mac Lowry with assists from Jake Wilson, Ryan Fraser, and Keegan Ferguson. Jett Alexander was very solid between the pipes for Quinte.
Brady Gilmour scored 5 straight goals to lead the Duvanco Homes Minor Bantams to a 7-0 victory over Detroit Little Caesars in game 3 at the Whitby Silver Stick Championships. Also leading the way offensively for the Devils were Brock Bronson with 4 assists, Scoley Dow with 3 assists, and Dominic Della Civita with a goal and an assist. The other goal was scored by Colin VanDenHurk, and other assists were provided by Nick Hoey and Jake Wilson. Anthony Popovich posted the shutout in goal for Quinte.
The Duvanco Homes Minor Bantams finished round robin play with a 4-1 win over the Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs, to finish first overall heading into the playoff round. Ryan Smith, Brady Gilmour, Jakob Brahaney, and Colin VanDenHurk scored for the Devils, and Ryan Fraser , Dominic Della Civita, Mackenzie Warren, and Gilmour added assists. Jett Alexander picked up the win between the pipes.
The Duvanco Homes Minor Bantams opened the playoff round with a convincing 4-0 quarter-final win over the Providence Capitals. Mackenzie Warren, Scoley Dow, Jakob Brahaney, and Keegan Ferguson scored for the red and black, and assists came from Brady Gilmour , Brock Bronson, Warren, and Dow. Anthony Popovich recorded his second straight shutout in goal for the Devils.
The Minor Bantams defeated the New Jersey Colonials 3-1 in their semi-final match, and headed for the final! Mackenzie Warren, Brock Bronson, and Brady Gilmour scored for the devils, and assists came from Scoley Dow, Jakob Brahaney, Gilmour , and Bronson. Jett Alexander had a solid game in net picking up the victory.
Submitted by Greg Popovich
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