Prep Tournament – Boston, Massachusetts
On the morning of September 19th, the Prep boys boarded their bus and headed for Boston, knowing just 24 hours later they would be the first ever group to hit the ice as the Prep team in CIHA’s 9 year history! An exciting and proud moment for all of those involved.
The moment would finally arrive when the boys took to the ice for a 1:30pm puck drop against the Long Island Royals on Friday, September 20th. While a strong effort, the boys would fall 6-3. Saturday would bring a pair of games. First up was the New Hampshire Jr Monarchs at 11:00am where the boys were a bit overmatched and fell 8-1. Then came the Cyclones at 5:40pm, a much better effort but they just fell short 3-2. They would finish their tournament on Sunday morning at 7:30am, however, they would get shutout 5-0 by the New Jersey Colonials.
Despite the losses, this was no doubt an enjoyable experience for the players and coaching staff. The team had a bit of downtime and explored Boston while also celebrating Nicolas Odermatt and Athletic Therapist Marie-Pierre’s birthday over the weekend.
You can bet that these boys will come back to Boston hungrier and more determined for the Beantown Classic in October!
Midget Green (5)
Nikita Tiatinkin led charge with a hat-trick while adding an assist and Rylan Donovan was sharp in goal making 32 saves. Artur Zaripov and Slava Melikov were your other goal scorers.
Midget White (4)
A three goal 1st period was all White really needed as they controlled this one from start to finish. Ernests Berzins and Ilnar Fakhrutdinov each scored a pair of goals while Eric Villeneuve made 31 saves.
Midget White (5)
Midget White found themselves down 5-1 after the 1st period and were never able to recover in this one. Alexey Mikhaylov scored a hat-trick while Spencer Beloff and Gion Coray chipped in with a pair of points.
Midget Green (0)
It was a tough evening for Midget Green as they fired 24 shots on goal but couldn’t find the back of the net.
In a span of 1 minute in the 3rd period, Ottawa scored 3 goals and the Bantam’s were never able to recover. Defensemen Alex Boileau and Daniel Johnson had the goals while Brian Chun had 2 assists in the loss.
The Bantam’s picked up their first win of the season in a game that had just about everything. The team’s combined for 30 penalty minutes and 15 goals in this throwback game. Teito Ishigaki and Daniel Johnson had 4 point games while 5 other players also had multi-point efforts. Alex Cloutier was in goal for the win.
Midget AA (1) (Pre-season)
Danil Sayamov scored his team’s lone goal in pre-season action. Coach Markus Leikkari noted on his team’s greatly improved play over the past couple of weeks. A good sign that the team is coming together and will be ready to go for the start of the regular season.
|Prep U18 vs Hill U18||5:00pm||Benson Centre|
|Prep U18 vs Mount U16||1:00pm||Benson Centre|
|Bantam vs Mount||3:45pm||Benson Centre|
|Prep U18 vs Hill U16||10:45am||Benson Centre|
|Midget White vs Nepean||4:15pm||Bell Sensplex|
|Midget Green vs Brockville||6:15pm||Bell Sensplex|
|Bantam vs Mount||6:15pm||Benson Centre|
|Prep U18 vs Mount U18||8:00am||Benson Centre|
|Midget Green vs Smiths Falls||6:00pm||CIHA|
|Midget White vs Kanata||9:00pm||CIHA|
|Midget AA vs Seaway Valley (Pre-season)||9:00pm||CIHA|