Ennismore Juveniles win Silver Stick International
by Robert Campbell
The last time the Ennismore Juvenile Robert Young Construction Eagles entered the Silver Stick International Tournament was in 1992 when they won the “A” Division.
Over this past weekend the Juveniles travelled to Mooretown to take part in the same tournament.
The Eagles moved up a division once again into the A category and as in 1992 came away International Champions defeating Erie North Shore in the finals 1-0 on a goal scored by Pat Young assisted by Nick Saltern and Riley Campbell. Brandon Timperio picked up the shut out.
The Eagles lost their first game of the tournament and the season to the same Erie North Shore Team 2-1. Cole Murduff scored assisted by Ian Cummings with Aaron Poast taking the hard fought loss in net.
In game two the Eagles fought to a 0-0 tie with East Gwillimbury with Timperio again holding the opponents scoreless.
In game three the Eagles Defeated the Newcastle Stars 6-2. Murduff picked up two goals, Robbie Wallbridge, Ian Cummings, Nick Saltern and Pat Doherty added singles. Assists went to Riley Campbell 3, Wallbridge 2, Pat Young and Clayton Pearce. Aaron Poast picked up the win in net.
This division was the closest in the 32 team tournament, with first place having 18 points and three teams tied with 17. When the dust had settled the Eagles finished second which meant a rematch with Newcastle Sunday morning in the semi-finals.
The Eagles once again controlled the game defeating the Stars 7-2. Scoring was Riley Campbell 2, Alex Payette, Nick Saltern, Ian Cummings, Robbie Walbridge and Tyler Roy.
Brandon Timperio picked up the win in net moving the Eagles to the finals.
Coach Matt Bell stated the first loss of the season in the first game was a reality check for the boys and brought out their character as they just got stronger as the tournament progressed.
The boys have something to be proud of; it is not very often that you get a chance to play in the International Tournament let alone win it.
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