Tri Pen ban­tam Ice se­lect ros­ter

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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.

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