Minor Peewee Predators Eliminate the Barrie Colts, News (North Central Predators AAA)

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Mar 04, 2013 | R.Foshay | 3177 views
Minor Peewee Predators Eliminate the Barrie Colts
Our Minor Peewee predators defeated Barrie 2-1 in the fifth and deciding game of their first round OMHA series In Barrie on Sunday evening.

The series was tied at two games apiece with our boys taking game one 4-1 and game four 2-1 while Barrie won game two 2-1 and game three 3-2 setting the stage for the dramatic final game.

Netminders Joe Howe and Caden Markle were outstanding throughout the series allowing a stingy 8 goals in 5 games. Howe was stellar in nets in our game four win 2-1 and Markle was equally as good in game five winning 2-1!

Defensemen Mitchell Russell (C), Bo Prentice, Nick Holenski, Jeff Johnson and Matt Zebedee contained Barrie's forwards all series long. Holenski and Johnson also chipped in offensively with a goal apiece. The d-corps provided our club with a physical presence.

The "Greyhound Line" comprised of Mario Cardile, Ryan Graf-Sakasov and Lucas Hunter were a constant source of forechecking pressure and combined to score a critical goal in game 3. Kobe Roe scored in game one and had the winner in game four, while linemates Gavin Courtemanche and Phil Daoust contributed in all three areas of the ice....Daoust chipped in with a key goal in game one while Courtemanche stood out all over the ice.Forwards Kyle Kuznik and Will Prentice scored key goals in game one while the line's centre iceman Calan Tanzi-Foshay connected in game 3 and with under a minute to play scored the winning goal in the deciding fifth game.

The coaching staff led by HC Kevin Russell, assistants Marcel Daoust, Mark Zebedee, Robb Prentice and trainer Craig Markle are extremely proud of the total team effort displayed throughout the series. 

We now face the provincially # 5 ranked Whitby Wildcats in round two of the OMHA's.