For the second tournament in a row the Pee Wee Major Team had to run through the tournament with a depleted bench. Due to suspensions and vacations we ran with 7 forwards, 4 Defensemen, and 1 goalie.
In the round robin we only gave up 1 point to a hot Clarington goalie who stopped 50 + shots for 1 – 1 tie that went into overtime. The team finished as the second seed and set up a great quarter finals match against Ottawa Senators. The Sens came out hard in the first two periods and rolled a full bench against us. In the end the boys stood their ground and came out with a 3 – 0 win.
The semi finals matched us up against the Mississauga Reps and made it the 7th time we have faced them this year. It was a spirited contest with us coming up with a 4 – 1 win.
The Grand championship was the match up most people predicted. Marlies vs. Chicago Mission. With some unbelievable saves from Connor Mckenzie and two highlight reel goals from Lleyton Moore the boys went up 3-0 going into the 3rd. Mission came out strong in the last period but could only put together 1 goal late in the game on a 6 on 4. The team won their 3rd tournament in a row and their 40th straight game without a lost! Connor Mckenzie and Lleyton Moore were the tournament MVP’s.
In other action the Minor Pee Wee team at the Richard Bell Tournament reached the semi-finals before being eliminated by Don Mills and the Minor Bantam team reached the quarter- finals before bowing out to Mississauga Senators.