Monc­ton vic­to­ri­ous in Birth­place of Hockey final

Host team Avon View knocked out of semi­fi­nal on a sin­gle goal

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There were no lo­cal teams in the final at the an­nual Birth­place of Hockey tour­na­ment.

Har­ri­son Trim­ble High School of Monc­ton, N.B. de­feated neigh­bour­ing Ecole Mathieu Martin of Dieppe, 2-1 in a shoot-out.

The two New Brunswick teams were tied af­ter five min­utes in over­time and it took six shots apiece in a shoot-out be­fore the game was de­cided on Nov. 5.

The Avon View Avalanche the semi­fi­nals by a sin­gle goal, as the Sir John A. Mac­Don­ald Flames scored a late goal in their game with Lock­view to knock the Avalanche out af­ter Avon View had been de­feated 4-2 by Har­ri­son Trim­ble.

It was Avon View’s first loss of the tour­na­ment af­ter ty­ing Sir John A. 4-4 and de­feat­ing Lock­view 2-1.

Avon View gar­nered only a sin­gle point from the tied game based on the five-point sys­tem and stood at 7.5 points. But, Sir. John A. gar­nered four out of five points in their win over Lock­view to force a goals for/goals against ra­tio for a tiebreaker af­ter the Avalanche and Flames tied at four in their round-robin.

When this ra­tio was used, the Avalanche had scored eight goals in their three round robin games and al­lowed nine. Sir John A., mean­while, had scored nine goals and it was enough to get them into the semi­fi­nals.

Good tour­na­ment

Avon View Avalanche head Coach Mark Tye said he was grate­ful to all of the vol­un­teers who made the tour­na­ment a re­al­ity.

“We had a great vol­un­teer staff and with­out a doubt one of the, if not the strong­est high school A tour­na­ments to be played any­where in Nova Sco­tia dur­ing the 2017- 2018 hockey sea­son,” Tye said.

Of the 15 games held through­out the tour­na­ment over the week­end, Tye said two were blowouts, but the re­main­der were ex­cit­ing to watch.

“It cer­tainly would have been nice for the home­town Avalanche to be in one of two of Satur­day’s semi­fi­nals and to look and see you missed it by one goal was hard,” he said. “But we have a tal­ented team this sea­son and look­ing for­ward to get­ting back into the Val­ley League Sched­ule.”

The Avalanche headed to Bridge­wa­ter on Nov. 10 to play against Park View Ed­u­ca­tion Cen­tre and re­turned home Nov. 11 to play Yar­mouth.

Final round-robin stand­ings:

Howard Dill Di­vi­sion:

1. Har­ri­son Trim­ble High - 10.5 points

2. Sir John A. - 7.5 points

3. Avon View - 7.5 points

4. Lock­view - 3.5 points

Chook Smith Di­vi­sion:

1. Ecole Mathieu Martin - 10.5 points

2. Mill­wood High - 9.5 points

3. CEC Cougars - 8 points

4. Northum­ber­land Nighthawks - 1 point

ColiN chisholm

Avon View bat­tles it out on the ice with Sir John A Mac­Don­ald.

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