Hawks fly high at Ice­berg Cup

Up­per Is­land Cove team goes un­de­feated, cap­tures Penton Me­mo­rial Tro­phy

The Compass - - PORTHTE -

Af­ter a four hour bus ex­cur­sion and a short ferry ride from Farewell to Fogo Is­land, the Up­per Is­land Cove Hawks hit the ice on Feb. 3 against the host Fogo Is­lan­ders in the first game of the an­nual Ice­berg Cup Re­cre­ation Hockey Tour­na­ment.

Spurred on by their cheer­ing fans, the Is­lan­ders jumped out to an early one goal lead, but the Hawks had taken the lead 2-1 af­ter the first pe­riod. Af­ter trad­ing goals early in the sec­ond pe­riod, the Hawks added a cou­ple of in­sur­ance mark­ers and held on for a 5-3 vic­tory in the fast paced opener.

The tour­na­ment was a home­com­ing of sorts for a cou­ple of Hawks, which had prompted the Fe­bru­ary visit to the is­land re­treat.

John Drover, cur­rent prin­ci­pal at St. Peter’s School in Up­per Is­land Cove, was a for­mer teacher at Fogo Is­land Academy, and Randy Rear­don has pa­ter­nal fam­ily roots on Fogo Is­land, trac­ing back a cou­ple of gen­er­a­tions.

The Hawks had an­other slow start in Game 2 on Feb. 4, giv­ing up a first goal to a quick team from Gan­der. But the team from Cen­tral couldn’t keep up the pace over the en­tire game as the Hawks re­sponded with six goals in a 6-2 win.

The final round-robin game on Feb. 4 saw the Hawks cruise to an 8- 1 win over an­other team from Gan­der.

Af­ter go­ing 3-0 in the round robin, the Hawks were tied for first place in the six-team tour­na­ment, but ended up as the sec­ond seed based on goal dif­fer­en­tial.

In the semi-fi­nals, the Hawks came out fly­ing and jumped out to a five-goal lead in the first pe­riod against a St. John’s team. The team from the cap­i­tal city couldn’t man­age much of­fence against the Hawks’ strong skat­ing de­fence, fall­ing 8-0 at the final buzzer.

In the cham­pi­onship game, the Hawks ran into the un­de­feated team from Grand Falls Wind­sor. The Hawks again sur­ren­dered the first goal be­fore turn­ing up the heat with five straight goals.

In the end, the short bench from Grand Fall­sWind­sor couldn’t keep pace with the Hawks’ three full lines of short shift­ing play­ers. The Hawks clinched the ti­tle with a con­vinc­ing 7- 2 win, cap­tur­ing the cov­eted Ice­berg Cup, named in mem­ory of Thomas and Emma Penton.

With a 1.60 goals against av­er­age, five wins and a shutout, goal­tender Lee Nose­wor­thy was se­lected team MVP.

The Up­per Is­land Cove Hawks trav­elled to Fogo Is­land for the an­nual Ice­berg Cup Re­cre­ational Hockey Tour­na­ment, Feb. 3-5, and re­turned with the Penton Me­mo­rial Tro­phy. The team went a per­fect 5-0 in the tour­na­ment, outscor­ing their op­po­nents 34-8. Mem­bers of the team are: Front (l-r) – Ian Moores and Char­lie Deer­ing; mid­dle — Glen Drover, Scott Adams, Shawn Drover, John Drover and Lee Nose­wor­thy; back — coach War­ren Til­ley, Todd Mercer, Chris Pet­ten, Jim Hunt, Mark Reynolds, Neil Shute, David Coombs, Randy Rear­don, Michael Adams and An­drew Babb.

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