LONDONBANDITS – MIDGET MD WIN 2011 DAN PULMAN TOURNAMENT
For the first time playing against true MD
teams, the Bandits went 4-1, outscored their opposition 16-7, and won the
tournament in a hard-fought 2-1 final against Sarnia.
The weekend saw several wonderful things.
First, the boys won 4 straight games, raising their overall won-loss record for
the season to 5-8-1. Two, the goal-tending was spectacular, Kody and Kurtis
allowing just 6 goals between them over the five-game tournament and posting an
overall 93.6% save percentage. Kurtis' breakaway snag against Woolwich in the
semi-final, and Kody's two pad-coming-out-of-nowhere saves in the final minutes
of the final will never be forgotten, both preserving wins in one-goal
games. Three, the penalty killers successfully killed 25 of 29 penalties
(86.2%). Four, the power-play was brilliant, scoring 6 goals on 15 chances
(40%). And fifth, the scoring was spread around, led by Jarrett with 4, Josh
and Austin both with 3, Clayton and Connor McKay with 2, and singles by Connor
Lyttle and Chris. Added to that were several dangerous rushes and hard point
shots by the defensemen, all of whom had great chances.
With the win, the Bandits have really
started the year’s tournament schedule off with a bang.
Minor Atom A - Georgetown Best of the Best Tournament Champions
on winning the Georgetown Best of the Best tournament. We started
slowly on Friday with a 2-2 tie against the Burlington Bulldogs but
rebounded with an 8-0 win over the Guelph Jr. Storm on Friday night.
The Bandits won the MacNair showdown on Saturday afternoon by beating
Georgetown Raiders 6-1. That set up two games against the Burlington
Eagles on Sunday. The Bandits dropped their final round robin game to
Burlington 4-0 in a game that saw the boys have every break go the other
way. In the finals on Sunday
afternoon everyone was ready and came to play. The Bandits were up 2-0
after two periods on goals by Alex MacLeod and Logan Mastrandrea and
were playing great hockey. In the third, Burlington scored with 7:00
minutes left to make it interesting in the final few minutes. Game MVP
Andrew Kozachuk stood his ground in net and made several game saving
stops in the final few minutes to preserve the victory. It was a great
team effort and all players contributed equally to the win. The parents
and kids had a great weekend and the final game was icing on the cake.
Way to go Boys!!
_______________________________________________________________________________Minor Midget A - Toronto Avalanche Thanksgiving Champions!
Congratulations to all the players on a tremendous weekend in Toronto.
Opening with a 2-0 victory over the Ottawa Sting, the Bandits didn't look back, stringing together 3 consecutive shutout victories. The Ottawa win was followed by a 5-0 win over the Guelph Jr Storm and a 4-0 win over the host Toronto Avalanche.
The great goaltending and team play didn't stop there. Including their 4-0 semi-final win over the Sarnia Sting, the team posted an impressive 22 Goals for and only 3 against after 6 games. Way to go boys!