Gold for Glovertown

Eight-game tour­na­ment draws teams from across New­found­land

The Beacon (Gander) - - News - BY ME­GAN FROST SPE­CIAL TO THE BEA­CON

Atom hockey teams from Glovertown, Clarenville, Marys­town and Cor­ner Brook joined in Glovertown this week­end for an eight-game tour­na­ment.

On Sun­day morn­ing the Glovertown Tor­na­does de­feated the Marys­town Mariners 4-2 in the cham­pi­onship game to take the gold medal. The Tor­na­does went into the game with four wins and no loses, while Marys­town went in with three wins and one loss.

Both teams were feel­ing con­fi­dent be­fore the game with Glovertown shut­ting out Cor­ner Brook and Marys­town shut­ting out Clarenville in Satur­day’s last two games.

Marys­town’s Ni­cholas Fran­cis scored the first goal of the game and an­other in the first pe­riod. De­spite some good stick han­dling, the Mariners could not score again. The Tor­na­does were able to cre­ate sev­eral Tor­nado Braden Black­wood and Mariner David Miller in the vis­i­tors’ end dur­ing the first pe­riod of the cham­pi­onship game.

break­aways and scored one goal cour­tesy of Jay­den Denty and three goals by Braden Black­wood.

Im­pres­sive goal­tend­ing on both sides stopped sev­eral more would-be scores on net.

ME­GAN FROST PHOTO

Gold-medal win­ners: Glovertown Tor­na­does. Back, from left: Andy Poole (coach), Lind­say Keat­ing (man­ager), Emma Thorn­hill, Miguel Fur­long, Jack­son Keat­ing, Lo­gan Sim­monds, Jay­den Glover, Jay­den Denty, Le­land Ralph, Ge­or­gia Collins, Jamie Collins (coach), Den­nis Thorn­hill (coach) and Yolanda Collins (trainer). Sec­ond row: Braden Black­wood, Braden Collins, Quinn Moul­ton, So­phie Brown and Noah Brif­fett. Front: Aaron Brif­fett and Henry Poole.

ME­GAN FROST PHOTO

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