Wild nabs cham­pi­onship

The Glengarry News - - Sports In The Glens - – Sean Bray

The Eastern On­tario Wild ma­jor pee­wee ‘AAA’ hockey team claimed the OEMHL cham­pi­onship on Mon­day night in Ot­tawa, with a 3-2 vic­tory over the Ot­tawa Ju­nior 67’s.

Dun­ve­gan’s Joe Vre­betic was be­tween the pipes to back­stop the se­ries-clinch­ing vic­tory.

The Wild trailed into the sec­ond pe­riod, when Yanik Crete scored to tie, set up by Tris­tan Turpin who found the back of the net early in the third to give the Wild a lead they would not re­lin­quish. Ma­son

Carter earned the helper on the play.

With just un­der 11 min­utes re­main­ing in the game, Alexan­dros Ros­sides pot­ted what would be the game- win­ning marker, as­sisted by Pa­tryk Kost­trzewa and Wil­liam Fitzsim­mons. Ot­tawa added a late one to round out the scor­ing.

The cham­pi­onship se­ries opened March 16 in Cas­sel­man, where the Wild skated to a 4-2 win. The squad fol­lowed that up three days later in Ot­tawa, with a 2-1 vic­tory and then a 2-2 tie in Cas­sel­man on March 21.

That draw gave Ot­tawa what would be the only point of the se­ries for the 67’s, as Eastern On­tario took the crown with seven points.

The team is coached by Carl Robillard.

Next up is the pro­vin­cial cham­pi­onship tour­na­ment, slated for April 6-10 in Alis­ton, north of Toronto.

PHOTO COUR­TESY COSTA ZAR­IFI

THE GANG: Coaches and play­ers gather around the Vanier Cup, at the be­gin­ning of a March 21 work­out at the dome. The ses­sion fea­tured CIS coaches, along with those from the Glen­garry Gaels football club, and capped off a win­ter of in­door train­ing, as the Gaels get ready for the up­com­ing spring out­door sea­son.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Canada

© PressReader. All rights reserved.