As­cen­sion falls short in ball hockey

The Compass - - EDITORIAL OPINION -

A lucky bounce here or there, and the As­cen­sion Col­le­giate Astros boys’ ball hockey team might have ad­vanced to the cham­pi­onship game of the Boys’ 4A tour­na­ment in Stephenville

But the Bay Roberts squad fell short, win­ning one game and los­ing a pair in the six-team tour­na­ment, held April 15-16.

Fac­ing Lewis­porte Col­le­giate in the play­off round, As­cen­sion lost a tight one by a score of 8-7. Bradley Bishop net­ted a hat trick, Cody Batten scored a pair, and Rob­bie Earle and Gar­rett Simms each scored one goal for the Astros.

The Astros got off to a strong start in its first game of roundrobin play, de­feat­ing Meni­hek High from Labrador City 13-7. Batten and Bishop led the way for As­cen­sion with four goals each. Andrew Neil and Phillip Rus­sell each notched a pair of goals, while Simms chipped in with a sin­gle for the Astros.

It lost its next game to Dis­cov­ery Col­le­giate from Bon­av­ista by a score of 7-4. Jor­dan Drover, Earle, Batten and Rus­sell all scored for As­cen­sion.

Tony Bel­larose was in net for all three games As­cen­sion played.

Mount Pearl Se­nior High won the cham­pi­onship game by de­feat­ing Dis­cov­ery Col­le­giate 6-5 in dou­ble overtime.

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