Osprey bow out in round-of-16 at IceJam
The Tri Pen Osprey’s strong play in round-robin action earned the team a playoff berth at the 2017 East Coast IceJam tournament in Halifax.
However, the team’s good fortune didn’t continue in the round of 16, where the Osprey fell 6-3 against Newbridge Academy. Liam Leonard led the way for the major-midget team, recording two goals. Kyle Petten provided the other goal for the Osprey.
In the round-robin portion of the five- day tournament held Jan. 1115, the big difference maker was the team’s goalie. In three games, Riley Petten allowed a mere three goals. His play helped the Osprey earn two wins and a tie, leaving the team ranked third heading into the playoffs.
In the team’s first game, Tri Pen tied the South Shore Mustangs 2- 2. Kyle Petten and Ryan Petten scored for Tri Pen. Next the Osprey shutout the Miramichi Rivermen 3- 0, with Leonard, Matthew Brown and Ryon Williams supplying the goals.
In the team’s final game of the round- robin portion, Kyle Petten scored in overtime to secure a 2-1 win over Cape Breton Unionized Tradesmen. Leonard scored the tying goal in the second period.