Tri Pen bantam Ice select roster
The defending bantam AAA provincial champion Tri Pen Ice are ready to begin the new season.
The team made its final selections ahead of starting the season last weekend with a kick-off tournament in at the Windsor Arena in Grand FallsWindsor.
The Ice finished last season with a record of 23 wins, three losses and two overtime losses. That brought them to a first place finish in the inaugural season of the provincial league.
From that team, Tri Pen returns eight regulars, as well as a number of players who served as AP players last season. The most coveted among them would be leading scorer Dawson Mercer.
The second-year forward registered 43 points (20 goals, 23 assists) in 28 regular season contests with the Ice. In the playoffs, he notched 13 points in just five games.
This season he’ll get help from returning forwards Luke Akerman, Shailynn Snow, Ethan Crosbie, Dawson Laundry and Josh Neil. Tri Pen pee- wee Ice leading scorer Reilly Mayne is sure to figure into the scoring for the bantam Ice this season, while David Hibbs, Taran Leonard, Cole Mackey and Braedon Carlson round out the forward group.
There are big shoes to fill for the forwards, as league most valuable player Kyle Petten will be playing prep school hockey this winter.
Returning defencemen Liam Best, Lucas Russell and Ethan Pollett will be joined on the blue-line by Tyler Dohey, Liam Gregory and Corey Parsons.
In goal, the Ice will feature one of the finest goaltenders in the league with Riley Petten. The second-year man put up a more than solid 11-1-2 record last season with a 1.69 goals against average.
Helping him out in goal will be Colby Loveless.
Some 70 motorcycle enthusiasts hit the highway and headed to Carbonear from St. John’s as a part of the Sam Jeffers Memorial Ride on Sept. 18. The largest ever group for the ride, they were remembering Const. Sam Jeffers of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary from Freshwater, Conception Bay. Police officers, firefighters and border services agents, along with members of various motorcycle groups, including the Newfound Riders and the Relic Riders, took part in the event. Shown here are, from left, Newfound Riders president Mel Strong, making a donation to Jeffers’ family representative David Jeffers, as well Carbonear Mayor George Butt. Jeffers and Butt are holding Sam Jeffers Ride patches.