Bay Arena hosts Midget A In­vi­ta­tional

The Compass - - SPORTS -

The Bay Arena hosted their Midget “A” Rovers In­vi­ta­tional Tour­na­ment March 13 -17. The tour­na­ment, the first in sev­eral years, saw the Goulds Pac­ers, Marys­town Mariners, Har­bour Grace Cee Bees, Clarenville Cari­bous, Pla­cen­tia Lions, and the Bay Arena Rovers com­pete for the Wood­ward Motors Midget A tro­phy.

The Rovers played their first game on Fri­day evening with a 7 - 1 victory over the Har­bour Grace Cee Bees, and then on Satur­day af­ter­noon, an­other win of 12 to 1 over the Pla­cen­tia Lions.

The third game played against the Clarenville Cari­bous, proved to be a tougher bat­tle with the Cari­bous tak­ing a victory of 9 - 4 over the Rovers.

The Cham­pi­onship game on Sun­day found the Rovers in sec­ond place to chal­lenge the first place Cari­bous once again.

This game was score­less af­ter the first pe­riod, but by 11:57 in the sec­ond, Rovers’ No. 11 Bradley Mercer scored the game opener, with as­sists from Ja­cob Lewis (No. 27), and No. 16. As­sis­tant Cap­tain Michael Brad­bury.

At 8:08 of the third pe­riod, Phillip Rus­sell (No. 14) scored the sec­ond goal for the Rovers, with the as­sist again by Michael Brad­bury. Within 40 sec­onds Tyler Hill (No. 15) scored a third goal for the Rovers, as­sisted by Cap­tain Justin Nose­wor­thy ( No. 10). The fi­nal unan­swered goal of the game was an empty net­ter scored by No. 8, Ryan Bar­rett, as­sisted by Tyler Hill.

Goal­tender Tony Bellerose (No. 1) took the shutout and the Bay Arena Rovers took the cham­pi­onship ti­tle with a 4 - 0 victory over the Caribuos.

Photo sub­mit­ted

ROVERS CHAM­PI­ONS - Mem­bers of Midget A Rovers are: Goalies left to right: Tony Bellerose and Jeff Young. Kneel­ing, from left: Gar­rett Simms, Rob­bie Earle, As­sis­tant Cap­tain Phillip Rus­sell, Cap­tain Justin Nose­wor­thy, As­sis­tant Cap­tains Justin An­drews and Michael Brad­bury, Ryan Bar­rett. Stand­ing from left: Man­ager Perry Mercer, As­sis­tant Coach Glenn Brad­bury, Jar­rod Dawe, Ja­cob Lewis, Tyler Smith, Michael An­drews, Ben Mercer, Bradley Mercer, Aaron Churchill, Tyler Hill, Nick Earle, Ed­ward Bad­cock, Coach Scott Earle and Trainer Norm Hill.

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