Cougars win sil­ver

The Queens County Advance - - SPORTS - By Aethne Hinch­liffe

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.

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