Cee­Bee Atoms claim gold in Marystown

The Compass - - EDITORIAL OPINION - BY ANDREW ROBIN­SON

The CeeBees Atom team sur­prised its op­po­nent from Bay Roberts in the cham­pi­onship game of a re­cent tour­na­ment in Marystown, re­bound­ing from a 9-0 loss to Bay Arena in round-robin play to win 40, giv­ing the CeeBees the gold medal.

Ac­tion got un­der­way on Feb. 26 with the CeeBees first game against Bay Arena, fol­lowed by a tight 4-3 win against the host Marystown team. That evening, the CeeBees beat the Tri-Pen team from Whit­bourne by an iden­ti­cal 4-3 score.

Those re­sults paved the way for the Feb. 27 gold medal game against Bay Arena. Coach Brian Dono­van said prior to that game, the CeeBees had only man­aged to de­feat Bay Arena once this year.

“ Ev­ery­one put their heart on their sleeve for that game,” said Dono­van.

The gold medal win is the first for that group in five years of play­ing to­gether through var­i­ous lev­els of competition, in­clud­ing two years of squirt play and an­other two years of novice ac­tion.

“ They were hyped up,” he said. “ The bench was rock­ing and the dress­ing room was rock­ing.”

The teams from Har­bour Grace, Bay Roberts, and Whit­bourne will con­tinue to com­pete against each other in a num­ber of tour­na­ments lead­ing up to provin­cials in Grand Falls-Wind­sor, tak­ing place April 27-30.

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