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Red Devils beat Generals, win Minor Midget AAA Gold

By Ontario Minor Hockey Association, 03/09/20, 8:00AM EDT

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OMHA Minor Midget AAA Championship powered by Under Armour


Photo Credit: Kevin Sousa Photography


The host Quinte Red Devils successfully defended home ice to capture the OMHA Minor Midget AAA Championship powered by Under Armour, beating the Oshawa Generals 5-1 in the gold medal game.

This marks the second year in a row that this group of Red Devils has earned gold and #RedHats, winning in Bantam AAA last year.

The Southern Tier Admirals topped the Whitby Wildcats in a close bronze medal game.

Congratulations to all five teams on a weekend filled with great hockey!

PREVIEW

The Minor Midget AAA Championship powered by Under Armour field is set and now five teams from across the Ontario Minor Hockey Association will battle it out for the championship crown and the coveted #RedHats. This will be the last chance for players to showcase their talents in the OMHA before the 2020 OHL Priority Selection. The championship weekend takes place March 6-8 at the Quinte Sport and Wellness Centre in Belleville.

The five teams will face each other in a round robin. From there, the top two teams will square off in the gold medal game and the third and fourth place teams will play for bronze.

The Quinte Red Devils look to defend their championship, winning last year in Bantam over Southern Tier.

Partners for the OMHA AAA Championships powered by Under Armour include Dairy Farmers of Ontario, Gatorade and Axe.

Below is a breakdown of the competing teams.

Niagara North Stars

The North Stars find themselves in low scoring games leaving their margin of error slim to none on both sides of the ice. That discipline will serve them well during this weekend if they can keep teams in check.

Niagara has never been an easy to team to play against this season. They keep every game close which means teams can’t take them lightly or they’ll find themselves on the wrong side of the scoreboard. Their ability to get ahead in one-goal games keeps opponents on their toes. Teams that underestimate them could be in for a rude awakening.

Oshawa Generals


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The Generals turned it on in the second half of the season and ended the year going undefeated in nine of their last 10 games. After securing the fifth and final spot in the weekend in a thrilling wild card game, momentum is now on their side.

This group has shown it has the ability to be the darkhorse. They are ready to shock any team that counts them out.

Quinte Red Devils

The top ranked team all season long, the Red Devils suddenly found themselves hitting a bump in the road just before championship weekend, being pushed to the brink in their quarterfinal matchup. Still, this is an offensive powerhouse and all signs point to them bouncing back instead of this being a change in direction.

They are looking to win their second title in a row after last year’s victory in Bantam and hope to send the local crowd home happy. It will be tough to stop this group that boasts two of the top five scorers in their league.

Southern Tier Admirals


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One of the most consistent teams all year, the Admirals have always been a threat to win it all. After just missing out on a gold medal last year, they find themselves back and in a strong position to finish with a better result.

Southern Tier is one of the most balanced teams in the OMHA on both ends of the ice. They have a tendency to light the lamp and fill the back of the net. This group has already been battle-tested in the post-season which will only help them moving forward.

Whitby Wildcats


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Whitby may have flown under the radar this season but they’ve quietly put together a solid campaign. After defeating last year’s bronze medallists to qualify they’ve kicked the door down and are ready to make a name for themselves this weekend.

The Wildcats check all the boxes of what makes a dangerous team and can easily edge ahead of anybody in close games. There’s no reason why they would stop now.



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