Sentinels lose out in semi-finals of Confederation Cup
Carbonear Collegiate had the best showing at the Confederation Cup among the two locals teams that participated, reaching the tier II semi- finals of the 27- team tournament held from Feb. 7-12.
The Sentinels ran into eventual champions, the Northhumberland High Nighthawks, dropping a close 4-2 decision in the playoff game.
The Carbonear team got goals from Jesse Morris and Greg Donnelly, while Jared Watt, Dustin Bowron, Brett Connors and Craig Matteson replied for the Nova Scotia team.
It was Carbonear who ended the run of the Ascension Collegiate Astrols of Bay Roberts in the tournament.
Getting goals from Greg Donnelly ( 2 ) , C o lin Thomas ( 2) and Matthew Legge, the Sentinels soundly beat the Astros 5- 1 in a crossover playoff game. Brady Barrett had the lone goal for Ascension.
Carbonear finished the roundrobin with a record of two wins, one loss and one tie, with wins over Holy Trinity ( 4- 2) and Inverness ( 7- 5). The Sentinels dropped a 2- 1 deci- sion to Leo Burke High and tied Dorset High 3-3.
Ascension went 3-1 prior to the loss to Carbonear, beating Gander Collegiate (6-5), Corner Brook High Gold (9-1) and Pearson Academy (63 ) . T h e A st r o s l o s s cam e to Parkview High (5-2).
Sportsmanship awards were given out to a player from each team in the tournament. Cody Batten picked up the award for Ascension, whi l e Greg King picked up the award for Carbonear Collegiate.