The South Stormont Selects Novice B1 team won their second gold medal of the season at the Arnprior hockey tournament. “What a way to finish a picture perfect season”, said Coach Ken McLeod. “The boys played their hearts out in the 16 team tourney, playing 5 games in 2 days”, added McLeod.
Hockey Canada recently launched the Century Tour to commemorate its 100th anniversary. A 20,000-square-foot interactive hockey experience caravan will visit approximately 100 communities across Canada. The #CenturyTour launched in Ottawa on July 1, 2014 and has since criss-crossed the country, wrapping up at the end of May 2015. Hockey Canada’s goal is to engage more than one million fans over the course of the year.
On Friday January 23, it arrives at the Long Sault Arena as part of the 2015 Jimmy MacDonell Atom Winter Classic. Hours are as follows:
- Friday January 23, 4-8PM
- Saturday January 24, 11AM-7PM
- Sunday January 25, 10AM-4PM
Click here for more information on the event in Long Sault.
Fans visiting the #CenturyTour will be immersed in the excitement, history and energy that is Canadian hockey, including a state-of-the-art interactive timeline of milestone hockey moments and artifacts, on-ice experiences on a one-third scale synthetic ice rink, programs and activities specifically developed for kids, families and newcomers to the game, and a celebration of both Team Canada and local community hockey leaders.
Atom C1’s first game was Monday at 10am against the undefeated Rockland Nats. Early in the first period Rockland scored the first goal and the Selects responded with 5 to finish the first game 5-1.
Their second game was on Monday at 1pm against the Penguins De Hull. Our goalie made some spectacular saves and earning his first shut out ending the game 4-0.
The third game of the round robin on Tuesday against the Leitrim Hawks C1 where all the kids showed their skill. The final score was 11-0 for the Selects, earning them first place in their pool after the round robin.
On Thursday Jan 1 the Selects played in the quarter final game against the Stittsville Snipers and came away with another shut out, winning 8-0 and moving on to the semi finals where they met a very determined West End Warriors team. Consistent play by the Selects was no match for them and with another shut out they won 8-0.
On Friday Jan 2, the Selects met the Forte Coulogne Comets team at the Canadian Tire Center for the gold medal game. The Comets team were competitive and fast. The Selects opened with the first goal by Owen Beauregard at 4:52 in the first period. Only 1 minute later at 3:52 Beauregard netted a second goal assisted by Cullan Wheeler allowing the Selects to take the lead 2-0. The Forte Coulogne team then snuck one by at 1:31 ending the first period 2-1. The second period was scoreless in an even match. The third period opened with a goal by fort Coulogne with 8 minutes remaining on the clock, tying the game 2-2. But the Selects team, comprised of mostly atom minors never stopped skating and 52 seconds later, a pass from Ian McCosham, to Lorne Wheeler, to Cullan Wheeler got them the winning goal. The kids were able to keep to hold the comets from scoring earning them the gold.
No win was possible without the stellar play of all players especially the defence, holding the opponents to a total of 3 goals against for the entire tournament.