We started the week off in the horrendous winter storm on Tuesday, and although many were unable to make it due to road conditions, we had a lot of fun in the Skills Competition! We had several teammates make the final round, Matthew Hart for Goaltending, Maguire Dietrich for Stick handling and Ryerson Fuller in Target Shooting. Ryerson won 3rd overall!!
We went undefeated in our round robin with 2 wins and a tie (which we actually came back from being down 4-0 nearing the end of the 2nd and ended up tying it up with a minute and a half left in the 3rd!)
We matched up well with
PHA Predators on Friday afternoon, winning 3-0, our goalie Matthew Hart was presented with a Shut Out Award!
We then played Elmvale at 7am on Saturday resulting in a 5-5 tie, Maguire Dietrich received a Hat Trick Award!
We played Stittsville Saturday afternoon and won 10-6, Landen Brumwell received a Hat Trick Award!
We were a well decorated team this weekend!!
We then went on to win a very tough, hard fought Semi Finals game Saturday, the kids were exhausted and had been up for over 12 hours at this point, and won 3-2 against Clarington!!!
This morning we met at 7am at the Memorial Centre for the Championship Finals game at 8. We played hard but were out skilled against Almonte. Almonte came into this finals game having only been scored on twice in the tournament, winning every game. We managed to get 3 goals on them but lost 10-3. That alone was a huge feat! Kudos to the Almonte team, coaches and parents who were all very respectful and were a pleasure to lose to! Landen Brumwell received the Game Star Award in the Finals and was presented with a trophy and a tuition from CHE for a one week summer camp!
The team was disappointed and emotions ran high during the game and after. The coaching staff were amazing in complimenting the team on how hard they worked, how great of a weekend we had and how they were all still huge winners in this! Silver in a division of 16 teams that were very well matched and placed in the tournament is incredible and although many left the dressing room this morning feeling down we can only hope that once the emotions settle they will feel nothing but pride to have represented Lindsay MHA and our Atom Black team so well. They were lead by their recently elected Captain Landen Brumwell and Alternates, Ryerson Fuller and Maguire Dietrich, being complimented by other teams and arena staff on their behaviour, politeness and good sportsmanship.
This team has come together and are interacting and playing like a family. They are a great group of kids and parents, and both Jay and myself feel very privledged to have the opportunity to be part of this team and Association. We also can not applause Peterborough LiftLock Tournament enough for hosting such a well run, organized, incredible tournament! We are looking forward to playing again next year!