Mi­nor Pee­wee AA Pe­tes help Canada beat U.S.

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The Peter­bor­ough Trent Lakes Plumb­ing Mi­nor Pee­wee AA Pe­tes helped Canada de­feat the United States in the Na­tions Cup Tour­na­ment Gold di­vi­sion in Detroit on the week­end.

The Pe­tes posted two wins, two losses and one tie to con­trib­ute five points to the Cana­dian to­tals.

The Pe­tes opened up Fri­day morn­ing with a 4-1 win over the USA’s Kensington Val­ley. Blake Mon­crief scored the first goal as­sisted by Jack Gau­vreau. The Pe­tes scored three unan­swered goals to end the game from Braedan Saxby, Travis Hef­fer­nan and Kaleb Jamieson with as­sists to Aedan Tem­ple, Mon­crief and Tris­tan Boucher with two. An­to­nio Bianco picked up the win in net.

The Pe­tes edged the home­town Detroit Jim­mie Johns 2-1 on Fri­day. Peter­bor­ough built a 2-0 lead with Hef­fer­nan set up by Cameron Reynolds and Katie Belk and Mon­crief scored in the sec­ond pe­riod on a pass from Bouchard. Af­ter the USA scored one, Nathan Sorichetti stood tall shut­ting the door and se­cur­ing the vic­tory. On Satur­day morn­ing the Pe­tes faced their tough­est com­pe­ti­tion from the Chicago Blues, one of the top ranked teams in the USA. Chicago won 3-1. Gau­vreau tied it 1-1 in the sec­ond on a feed from Saxby and Caiden Rogers. Bianco played great fac­ing a num­ber of shots and rushes through­out.

In the Satur­day evening game the Pe­tes tied the Can­ton Rebels 3-3 in the fi­nal round-robin match. Mon­crief, Gau­vreau and Tem­ple scored with as­sists go­ing to Jamieson, Rogers and Mon­crief. Sorichetti was key in goal stop­ping a break­away late in the game to keep it tied.

The Cana­dian side was well ahead af­ter the round-robin in points and went into Championsh­ip Sun­day on a high note. Af­ter teams were all ranked and matches set, the Peter­bor­ough team faced off ver­sus the North­west Charg­ers who edged Peter­bor­ough 3-2.

Both teams led in the back and forth af­fair. Scor­ing for Peter­bor­ough was Brae­den Cou­ture and Jack Davies on as­sists to Jack Burns, Colby Kekki, Ben Gusso and Belk.

A team from Mil­ton de­feated Detroit’s Com­puware in a shootout in the fi­nal game of the tour­na­ment to se­cure Canada’s tour­na­ment win and the Na­tions Cup.

The Pe­tes are coached by Mike Hef­fer­nan, Todd Rogers, Wayne Davies, Pa­trick Ralph and Chris Mon­crief.

SPE­CIAL TO THE EX­AM­INER

The Peter­bor­ough Trent Lakes Plumb­ing Mi­nor Pee­wee AA Pe­tes posted a 2-1-2 record in help­ing Canada de­feat the United States at the Na­tions Cup Tour­na­ment in Detroit Nov. 29 to Dec. 1. Team mem­bers in­clude, front from left, An­to­nio Bianco, Caiden Rogers, Aedan Tem­ple, Jack Davies, Brae­den Cou­ture, Katie Belk, Cameron Reynolds, Blake Mon­crief, Nathan Sorichetti. Back, from left, Travis Hef­fer­nan, Jack Gau­vreau, Colby Kekki, Tris­tan Boucher, Bren­dan Saxby, Jack Burns, Kaleb Jamieson, Ben Gusso.

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