CeeBees add two more provincial banners
Area teams conclude hockey season with more success
BY NICHOLAS MERCER
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 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.
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.