Cougars win silver
The Liverpool Cougars Bantam B hockey team won a silver medal at the Bantam B Provincial Hockey Championship tournament at Queens Place Emera Centre in Liverpool on April 1.
The Thorburn Golden Hawks took the Bantam B Provincial Hockey Championship with a 7-4 win against the Cougars.
Five teams – the Liverpool Cougars, Cheticamp Trail Riders, Chester Ravens, TASA Ducks and Thorburn Golden Hawks – competed in the tournament from March 30 to April 1.
Lowell Baker, the tournament chairman, says the tournament was an outstanding success.
He says one of the things that made it outstanding was the number of volunteers who helped organize things. About 150 volunteers helped in some capacity over the past three and a half months.
The three-day competition kicked off with the Liverpool Cougars playing the Chester Ravens. Liverpool won the game with a score of 13-7.
Liverpool was back on the ice in a game against Thorburn at 8:30 a.m. on March 31. Later in the day, the Cougars took on Cheticamp and lost 3-2.
Nick Legge (assisted by Joel Deighton and Jack Dunlop) scored the first goal for Liverpool in the second period. Dunlop scored the Cougars’ second goal in the third period.
The Cougars won their second last game with a score of 9-1 against the TASA Ducks on April 1.
Baker says the community’s response to the event was positive. The community was tremendous, he adds.
The Cougars improved considerably throughout the year, says Baker. The group of coaches was outstanding, he adds.
A number of awards were presented over the weekend.
Logan Comeau, the Cougars’ goaltender, was chosen as the second all-star team goaltender. Joel Deighton was chosen as a second all-star team forward, and Legge was chosen as a first all-star team forward and the tournament’s top goal scorer.
During the skills competition, Comeau won the showdown goalie award as the goaltender that made the most saves.
Major annual awards were also sented at the tournament.
Nick Legge won the Sue Morash award for being the Queens County Minor Hockey Association player of the year.
Mandi Judge got the President’s Award, which is a high-level sportsmanship award.
The Dwight Wolfe Award ( for best defense) went to Brayden Roy.
Rollie Burgess received the Coach of the Year Award.
Beth Harding got the Anthony Langille Memorial Award for best parent.
The Hannah Connolly Award, for best female player, went to Rachael Hopper.
Finally, the Woodford Family Award, for the best goaltender, went to Lewis Robertson.