Bull­dogs start sea­son strong

Pee­wee AA pick up sil­ver at Mary Tavenor Me­mo­rial tour­na­ment

The Compass - - SPORTS - BY NICHOLAS MERCER THE COM­PASS

The Con­cep­tion Bay North Bull­dogs pee­wee AA team has started its 2013 sea­son on a pos­i­tive note.

The Bull­dogs picked up the sil­ver medal in the fi­nal of the Mary Tavenor Me­mo­rial Tour­na­ment held in Cor­ner Brook on July 5-7 af­ter the team was nar­rowly de­feated 86 by the St. John’s Cap­i­tals AAA pee­wee team.

“De­spite the loss, it was a great start to the sea­son for the pee­wee team,” said coach Scott Adams.

En route to the fi­nal, the Bull­dogs de­feated the Cor­ner Brook AAA Barons, the St. John’s AA quad and the AAA rep­re­sen­ta­tives from Gan­der, be­fore go­ing toe to toe with the top-ranked pee­wee team in the prov­ince.

First base­man Colby Adams was named the team’s most spir­ited player.

In the Ban­tam di­vi­sion of the tour­ney, the ban­tam AA Bull­dogs fin­ished in a three-way tie for secnd place in their

di­vi­sion af­ter fin­ish­ing the round robin por­tion of the tournamet with one win and two losses.

The ban­tam Bull­dogs met the St. John’s AAA Cap­i­tals in the semi fi­nals, drop­ping a 5-0 de­ci­sion. How­ever, the score does in­di­cate the com­pet­i­tive­ness of the game, as the Bull­dogs held the Caps score­less through the first four in­nings.

Cen­tre-fielder Johnny Smith was se­lected the Bull­dogs most spir­ited player

In the mos­quito di­vi­sion, the AA Bull­dogs were un­able to pick up a win and went 0-4 in the tour­na­ment.

Even with the losses, each player showed marked im­prove­ment from be­gin­ning to end and are look­ing for bet­ter re­sults in three up­com­ing tour­na­ments prior to their provin­cials later this sum­mer.

Madi­son Coombs and Hil­lary Rear­don were jointly se­lected as the most spir­ited play­ers.

Provin­cial girls

Five fe­male play­ers from the Bull­dogs pro­gram are mem­bers of the provin­cial ban­tam girls’ team.

The team took part in the tour­na­ment and posted one win and two losses but failed to make the crossovers.

The team is cur­rently gear­ing up for the 2013 Un­der16 Girls In­vi­ta­tional Cham­pi­onships, set to go Aug. 22 in Bed­ford, Nova Sco­tia.

nmercer@cb­n­com­pass.ca

Sub­mit­ted Photo

DAN­GLING TO GOLD — The Up­per Is­land Cove Hawks went un­de­feated en route to the cham­pi­onship in the Dan­glers (un­der-13) di­vi­sion at the Play On street hockey tour­na­ment at Me­mo­rial Univer­sity in St. John’s on June 22. The Hawks de­feated de­fend­ing cham­pi­ons St. John’s Bre­ton 6-0 in the fi­nal and were un­de­feated in the tour­na­ment. Mem­bers of the team are: front (l-r) Nicholas Dono­van and Josh Mercer; back — Lu­cas Adams, Trent Drover, Colin Jones, Aaron Os­borne.

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