CeeBees add two more provin­cial ban­ners

Area teams con­clude hockey sea­son with more suc­cess

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BY NI­CHOLAS MERCER

THE COM­PASS

The CeeBees Mi­nor Hockey As­so­ci­a­tion in Har­bour Grace will be adding two more provin­cial ban­ners to the rafters of the S.W. Moores Me­mo­rial Sta­dium.

This is af­ter teams in the atom and ban­tam di­vi­sion picked up provin­cial cham­pi­onships in tour­na­ments April 24-26.

The atom A team went un­de­feated en route to the D di­vi­sion cham­pi­onship on home ice.

“The kids played re­ally well,” said coach Dean Whalen.

The CeeBees were dom­i­nant over the five-team tour­na­ment. The team sur­ren­dered just five goals over six games, while its high pow­ered of­fense pro­duced 27 goals. Har­bour Grace got pro­duc­tion from all play­ers over the tour­na­ment.

In the 4-1 cham­pi­onship vic­tory over the Avalon Celtics, the club got goals from four dif­fer­ent play­ers — Dy­lan Whalen, Reid Deer­ing, Matthew King and Ja­cob Clarke.

De­spite the three-goal spread, Whelan felt his team car­ried much of the play in the cham­pi­onship.

“We did con­trol much of the play and the game could have been a lot more,” he said.

The atom vic­tory at the sta­dium in Har­bour Grace was the sec­ond ban­ner pro­duced on home ice for the as­so­ci­a­tion. Ear­lier in the week, the pee­wee A team picked up a provin­cial ti­tle in its tour­na­ment at the S.W. Moores.

The sta­dium was full as par­ents, grand­par­ents and sib­lings, as well as mem­bers of other CeeBees teams jammed them­selves into the arena to show their sup­port for the atom team.

This pro­duced a big game feel for the pint-sized play­ers and they de­liv­ered.

“It was a great feel­ing and the play­ers re­ally fed off the sup­port of the fans,” said Whelan.

The tour­na­ment

The CeeBees started the tour­na­ment with a lopsided 9-0 de­feat of the Marys­town Mariners. That was fol­lowed by a tight 3-0 de­feat of the Con­cep­tion Bay Re­gional Rene- gades. The win­ning ways con­tin­ued for Har­bour Grace on Day 2 of the com­pe­ti­tion. First, it was a 10-1 de­feat of the Clarenville Cari­bous. Af­ter it was a dra­matic 0-0 tie with the Avalon Celtics.

With their place in the cham­pi­onship se­cured, the CeeBees fin­ished the round-robin with a 3-1 win over the Whit­bourne-based Trin­ity Pla­cen­tia TeePees.

“They came along way from Oc­to­ber un­til now, no doubt,” said Whelan.

Mem­bers of the team are: Denver Neil, Ai­dan Ho­gan, Ja­cob Clarke, Reid Deer­ing, Ri­ley Green, Ryan Jones, Joshua Kennedy, Matthew King, Chris­tian Rear­don, Ri­ley Shute, Dy­lan Whelan, Ni­cholas An­tle, Cameron Byrne, Adrian Green, Ben Ryan, Hunter Saun­ders and Andrew Tay­lor.

Ban­tam vic­to­ri­ous The CeeBees ban­tam B team also went un­de­feated in its ban­tam I di­vi­sion tour­na­ment held at the Trin­ity Pla­cen­tia Sta­dium in Whit­bourne. In the cham­pi­onship, the CeeBees again dou­bled the Goulds 4-2 to take the provin­cial ti­tle.

Mem­bers of the team are: Marvin Youden, Noah Bar­rett, Frank Fin­layson, Brendan Shep­pard, Josh Mercer, Jarod Win­ter, Michael Ma­haney, Mark Tet­ford, Cameron Best, Brody Haynes, Josh Whalen, Mitchell Hunt, Jennifer Pike, Alanna Squires, Liam El­lis, Mitchell Pre­ston, Blake Loveys, Tay­lor Janes and Josh Grif­fin.

nmercer@cb­n­com­pass.ca

Sub­mit­ted photo The CeeBees mi­nor atom A team are atom D di­vi­sion provin­cial champs af­ter a 4-1 vic­tory over the Avalon Celtics at the S.W. Moores Me­mo­rial Sta­dium in Har­bour Grace April 26. Mem­bers of the team are: ice (l-r) — goal­tenders Ai­den Ho­gan and Denver Neil; front — Cameron Byrne, Ben Ryan, Dy­lan Whelan, Hunter Saun­ders, Ryan Jones, Ri­ley Shute and Ni­cholas An­tle; mid­dle — Chris­tian Rear­don, Ja­cob Clarke, Joshua Kennedy, Andrew Tay­lor, Reid Deer­ing, Adrien Green, Matthew King and Ri­ley Green; back — coaches Char­lie Deer­ing, Dean Whelan, Neil Shute, David Kennedy, Randy Rear­don and co-or­di­na­tor Nick Saun­ders.

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