Thousands hit the ice this week
Glovertown and Lewisporte host Peewee mega tournament
Staff and volunteers at Glovertown Gardens and Lewisporte Stadium worked this week to host a peewee hockey mega tournament. Lewisporte was filling in as host after an ammonia leak shut down the original host – Gander’s Steele Community Centre.
Round robin play divided 16 teams into four divisions. Divisions 1 and 4 played in Glovertown while divisions 2 and 3 faced off in Lewisporte. In division 4, The Bonavista Cabots took gold, Stephenville took silver, and Sheshatshui took bronze. In division 3, gold went to Grand Falls-Windsor, silver to Harbour Grace, and bronze to Marystown. In division 2 Beothic beat out Green Bay South for gold, leaving Greeen Bay South with silver while Gander took bronze. In division 1, Twillingate, defeated a combined team from Glovertown and Bay d’Espoir for gold in a shootout, leaving Bay d’Espoir/Glovertown with silver. Placentia took bronze.
It wasn’t the only hockey happening over Easter holidays in the province. Close to 5,500 players and 350 teams laced up and took to the ice for tournaments this week.
‘Glovertown’s Avery Moulton (wearing the Bay d’Espoir colours) and Twillingate’s Hunter Brown quarrel for the puck during the first period of play in Glovertown Wednesday.
Twillingate’s Carter Lambert (left) follows Blizzard player Ethan Organ into the Blizzard side of the ice in Wednesday’s first Twillingate vs Bay d’Espoir game. Lambert seems to eye a team member out of the frame.