Broom­ball kids score medals

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Eastern On­tario youth broom­ball teams had strong re­sults at the re­cent 2019 Fed­er­a­tion of Broom­ball As­so­ci­a­tions of (FBAO) ju­nior pro­vin­cial cham­pi­onships, with 8 of 12 win­ning medals.

The Feb. 8-10 tour­na­ment, held in Bar­rie, brought to­gether ath­letes rang­ing from 7 to 19 years of age, and 51 teams from across the prov­ince.

In all, the lo­cal squads cap­tured 3 gold medals, 2 sil­vers, and 3 bronzes.

Pee­wee

The Eastern Rebels mixed pee­wee team con­sisted of kids ages 7-12. Of the 14 squads com­pet­ing in this divi­sion, the Rebels showed their tal­ent and skills by de­fend­ing their pro­vin­cial ti­tle for the fourth con­sec­u­tive year.

The Rebels cap­tured gold fol­low­ing five shut-out games.

An­other team from this re­gion, the Blue Beasts, clawed its way up the stand­ings from sev­enth place to sec­ond place.

They fe­ro­ciously bat­tled the Eastern Rebels in the fi­nal, los­ing 1-0, for sil­ver.

The Ball­b­roomers team, con­sist­ing mostly of the youngest eastern play­ers, took to the ice with a lot of heart, but was knocked out just be­fore the con­so­la­tion bronze medal game.

Ban­tam

The ban­tam War­riors girls team, which we fea­tured in the Feb. 20 edi­tion of was a united force on the ice, with quick strate­gic plays that se­cured them the win in ev­ery game, re­sult­ing in the girls snag­ging gold.

While the Stealth ban­tam boys played hard ev­ery game, and de­spite their cun­ning skills, the team suf­fered a heart-break­ing 1-0 loss to the Mild­may Un­der­dogs, fin­ish­ing fourth.

Mid­get

The Stealth mid­get girls strove to de­fend their pro­vin­cial cham­pi­onship, but fell short in a sud­den- death over­time game against the Blyth Bul­lets.

The girls fin­ished the com­pe­ti­tion with bronze.

The mid­get boys Stealth were also bronze medal­lists, fol­low­ing a spir­ited over­time con­test with the Kil­syth Fly­ers.

Ju­ve­nile

In the ju­ve­nile girls divi­sion, the Se­away Val­ley Devils out­played ev­ery team but one in their divi­sion, en route to win­ning sil­ver again this year.

The Eastern Thun­der ju­ve­nile girls played with agility and strength, bring­ing home bronze.

Within the ju­ve­nile boys group, the Sting suc­cess­fully de­fended its pro­vin­cial ti­tle, win­ning for the fourth con­sec­u­tive year.

The War­riors played some very spir­ited games, com­ing in fourth, while the Val­ley Gam­blers ended their com­pe­ti­tion sixth of the 10 ju­ve­nile boys teams.

All play­ers would like to send a spe­cial thank you to their coaches, train­ers, and team man­agers for all the time and ef­fort spent get­ting them ready for this pro­vin­cial tour­na­ment.

Teams also thank their spon­sors and in­di­vid­ual donors.

SEAN BRAY PHOTO

PITCH BAT­TLE: The Bar Flies Kenny MacMil­lan (black jer­sey) strives to hold off the chal­lenge of Pine Grove’s An­drew Ca­puto, as team­mate Hugh Ma­cLeod sup­ports the play. For ad­di­tional pho­tos from both semi­fi­nal matches, please see our on­line gallery at glen­gar­rynews.ca/pho­tos

MEDAL­LISTS: PEE­WEE)

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