Wednesday, Jan. 11th - The Seaway Spartans boys hockey team won two games and lost a third at Morrisburg Arena on Wednesday. The Spartans registered a pair of victories with a 4-1 win over the Holy Trinity entry and a 2-1 victory in a somewhat tense competition in the final game of the day over La Citadelle. The locals dropped a decision, to St. Joe’s, on 4-0 shutout score.
Owen Fetterly led the Spartans in goal scoring with a pair in the game against Holy Trinity while Colin Minish notched a single goal and added a pair of assists for three points. Travis McInnis also added a single goal.
Each team managed to score a single goal in the opening period while the Spartans took control of the contest in a one-sided second frame adding three goals. Each team was assessed four penalties through the two periods.
Seaway’s second victory came in their final outing, a somewhat heated contest against La Citadelle’s entry in the day long competition. Neither team scored in the opening period with Seaway’s Brendan Shaver and La Citdelle’s Justin Ledin holding all of the shooters at bay through the opening 25 minute period.
Kendrew Byers opened the game scoring early in the second period when he coraled a lead pass from Brody Smith and wired a shot past Ledin for the 1-0 lead. Brendin Shaver held the spotlight for a good part of the second period turning away the visitors challenge on numerous occasions. That ended with five minutes remaining in the game when Mat Dellane fired a well-screened shot from the point that Shaver never did get to see coming.
As the clock wound down the heated action rose with the Spartans increasing their attack for the victory. Owen Fetterly fired a point shot late in the frame, Ledin allowed a rebound and unfortunately for him Travis McInnis slapped the puck over his outstretched pad for the game winning goal.
Charlan scored the best outing of the day with three victories, the Spartans had a pair of wins, St. Joe’s had a win and a tie, North Dundas had a tie. Charlan was the only team at the tourney that did not suffer a loss and Holy Trinity was the singular team that did not register a win.
Enjoy the 'action' photos we managed to capture from a few of the games . . .
Tuesday, Jan. 9th - The Seaway Spartan Girl’s hockey team won the opening game of league action at Morrisburg Arena on Tuesday this week when they shutout the Charlan entry on a 4-0 score in the full day of competition. The league play saw teams from Tagwi, Holy Trinity, Charlan, La Citadelle, North Dundas, St. Joe’s and Seaway gather at the local arena for a day of intense competition. In a second game during the afternoon the Spartans dropped a lopsided 6-0 contest to St. Joe’s to score an overall split in the day’s action.
Anna Henderson scored a pair of goals in Seaway’s opening game while Martina Lewis and Sarah Backes added the singles.
In the game of the day, the last on the schedule, the North Dundas Devils clashed with the La Citadelle Patriots in an exceptionally entertaining match which the latter won on a very close 4-3 score. North Dundas had earlier scored a 4-1 victory over Tagwi and the Patriots had pounded Charlan on a 10-0 score.
All of the scoring in the final game was done in the first two periods. Sara-Michelle Tremblay opened the game scoring early in the first period for the Patriots when she beat Olivia Salmon on a shot from the edge of the crease. Shana Vandenheen tied the game with six minutes remaining in the period when she knifed a shot through the pads of Agatha Fontaine while being checked on a semi-break-away. Elsiabelle gave the Patriots back the lead with just more than two minutes remaining in the first period. Not to be outdone the Devil’s Delaney Johnston tied the game 40 seconds later to close the first period scoring.
The Patriots took the lead near the opening whistle of the second period when Madison Besner beat Salmon from the goal mouth. This lead too didn’t last long as Vandenheen added her second of the game to tie the score just five minutes in.
Madison Besner scored what turned out to be the winner, and the final goal of the game, midway through the second period. The Devils pulled their netminder late in the final period in an attempt to salvage a tie but the effort failed. The loss was the first for the Devils this season. And interestingly enough, the Patriots have lost only one game through the current campaign.
Note: Photos above from Spartan's game, and below from the Devil's game . . . all can be downloaded free, for keepsakes . . .
Seaway's Spartan Girl's hockey team got off to a tough start for this year's hockey season. Playing without their regular goaltender, and a brave heart in a 'first time ever' goaltender, the girls lost both games on Thursday in tournament action at Chesterville. Facing North Dundas in the opener, first thing in the morning, the Spartans were shut-out on a lopsided 9-0 count.
Following the lunch hour Seaway faced the entry from Holy Trinity, a team which included a number of 'club players'. The Spartans fell behind 2-0 in the opening few minutes then settled in to an entertaining game, eventually coming out on the short end of a 5-1 score. We managed to get a few photos of the action . . .