Astros go astray at Gosse tour­ney

The Compass - - SPORTS - PHO­TOS AND TEXT BY TERRY ROBERTS

The 23rd Wes­ley Gosse Me­mo­rial high school hockey tour­na­ment was staged Nov. 2124 at the Bay Arena in Bay Roberts. The tour­ney is hosted by the As­cen­sion Col­le­giate Astros, and is played in mem­ory of the late Wes­ley Gosse of Spa­niard’s Bay, a well-known ed­u­ca­tor and sports leader in the re­gion. The Astros were de­fend­ing champs, and was look­ing for the team’s 14th ti­tle. How­ever, the host team lost a nail-biter in the cross-overs to the even­tual champs, Queen El­iz­a­beth. The host team got off to a good start on Nov. 21 in Game 1 with a 2-1 vic­tory over St. Kevin’s of the Goulds, with Riely Deer­ing scor­ing both Astro goals. Here are some im­ages from the open­ing tilt. For more re­lated to the Wes­ley Gosse tour­na­ment, see Pages A8, A9 and B12.

Ref­eree Mark An­stey leads the of­fi­ci­at­ing crew onto the ice. He is fol­lowed by line­se­man James Keefe and David Crane.

Astro coach Paul Gosse (left) and goal­tender Kyle Cronin.

Astro coach Trevor Dixon (right) and his charges cel­e­brate fol­low­ing a goal by Riely Deer­ing in the first pe­riod. At left is Brady Bar­rett, Astro cap­tain.

Ryan Daw­son (fore­ground) and Char­lie Spicer lead the Astros from their dress­ing room prior to the start of Game 1 against the St. Kevin’s Mav­er­icks.

The Astros be­gin to cel­e­brate af­ter Riely Deer­ing pots his sec­ond goal. The tally turned out to be the win­ner.

Ryan Daw­son (fore­ground) and Char­lie Spicer lead the Astros from their dress­ing room prior to the start of Game 1 against the St. Kevin’s Mav­er­icks.

Adam Oates (fore­ground) and Michael Critch.

Nick Roberts, a mem­ber of the St. Kevin’s Mav­er­icks hockey team, looks on from the bench. Roberts is from Spa­niard’s Bay, but goes to school in the St. John’s re­gion, where he also plays ma­jor midget hockey.

Astro coaches Paul Gosse (right) and Ron Nose­wor­thy.

Ryan Daw­son waits for the puck drop.

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