MINOR HOCKEY ROUND-UP Nov 14 - G&CC Atoms, News (St. Marys Minor Hockey)

PrintNews Article
Click to view full-size image
MINOR HOCKEY ROUND-UP Nov 14 - G&CC Atoms
Submitted By Pete Frehner on Wednesday, November 14, 2018
By Pat Payton

Big weekend for Walsh, G&CC Atoms in Huntsville.  
‘BB’ teams collects four shutout wins in Rep. tournament victory 



HUNTSVILLE - It was a weekend to remember for goalie Julian Walsh and his St. Marys Golf and Country Club ‘BB’ Atom teammates here at the Huntsville Atom tournament on the weekend of Nov. 9-11.

Reg Clinton’s charges won all five of their games, including four by shutout victories, en route to winning the Rep. tournament. In their five games, the G&CC Atoms out-scored their opposition 26-2, and Walsh posted shutouts in four of the games.

“It was mostly team defence,” coach Clinton replied when asked why his team allowed such few goals in the tourney. “The forwards were coming back and helping out defensively and we got good goaltending when we needed it. When we did have any breakdowns, Julian was right there. He made some really big timely saves.”

The Atom Rock opened the tourney with a convincing 9-0 victory over the Englehart Express (from the Timiskaming District) in their opener Friday afternoon.

Pacing a well-balanced scoring attack were Simon Greig, Finn Wright and Sam Johnson, with two goals apiece. The singles came off the sticks of Ty Wheeler, Brody Higham and Jared Ballantyne. Chipping in two assists each were Evan Ballantyne, Myles Clinton, Owen Dittmer, Danny Switzer and Nathan Wolfkamp.

St. Marys built period leads of 2-0 and 6-0. Two of their second-period goals came just six seconds apart. Walsh picked up the shutout.

Defeat ‘A’ team

In their second game Saturday morning, the G&CC Atoms emerged with a hard-fought 3-2 victory over North Durham Warriors, an ‘A’ team.

Brody Higham’s late third-period goal was the game winner. Simon Greig and Sam Johnson scored the other St. Marys goals. The teams entered the final period deadlocked 2-2.

The Atoms kept rolling late Saturday afternoon, and knocked off Waterford Wildcats 6-0 to improve their round-robin record to 3-0.

The Rock built period leads of 1-0 and 4-0. Sharing the scoring were Sam Johnson, Finn Wright, Ty Wheeler, Jared Ballantyne, Myles Clinton and Simon Greig.

In the semi-finals Sunday morning, the G&CC squad broke it open late in a 6-0 win over Midland Centennials, a long-time OMHA opponent.

Evan Ballantyne and Connor Wheeler each fired a pair of goals for St. Marys, with Simon Greig and Jared Ballantyne adding the singles.

It was 2-0 for the Rock heading into the final 15 minutes.

G_CC_Atoms_win_Huntsville.jpeg.jpg

The Golf and Country Club 'BB' Atoms pose with the championship trophy and medals after winning the Huntsville Rep. tournament last weekend. Reg Clinton's squad won four of their games by shutouts, and out-scored their opposition 26-2 in their five games in Huntsville.  (Payton Photo)

Close final game

The championship game was another close contest, that was eventually decided in the final frame.

Third-period goals by Danny Switzer and Evan Ballantyne lifted the G&CC Atoms to a gritty 2-0 victory over the Porcupine Jr. Gold Kings from Timmins. Walsh recorded his third straight shutout in the win.

Coach Clinton noted that all three lines contributed to the scoring.

“We scored all kinds of different goals in the tournament,” he said. “We got dirty goals, we got pretty goals, and goals from good plays and good breakouts out of our own end.”

Clinton and his team now have their sights sets on the Regional Silver Stick tournament in Pelham, Dec. 27-29.

Note: Special mention. Atoms’ parent rep. Paul Taylor was reported to be “really excited” after the team won the recent Huntsville tournament.




This article has been viewed 754 times.
News ArchiveOther Recent Articles
  • 30
    Jul
    Organization
    Just a reminder to please read the Registration Info before proceeding to register your child. If your child is OMHA, or a U7 Player, please register using Spordle. If your child is OWHA, please register using RAMP. Links to both can be ...
  • 27
    Jul
    Organization
    St. Marys Minor Hockey Association is pleased to announce that Registration for the 2021-2022 season is now open from July 27 - Aug. 22. For OMHA including all U7 players, this year brings with it a new registration portal (Spordle) that we hope ...
  • 15
    Jun
    Organization
    As we all recall, our season came to an abrupt end last year and many of our players were not able to attend their year end games and championships. SMMHA would like to recognize these players for their achievements during the 2019-2020 ...
  • 07
    Jun
    Organization
    It goes without saying that like any amateur sports association, SMMHA wouldn't be able to run without the generous support of our sponsors. With their assistance, our Association is able to provide successful hockey programs to many young players ...
  • 03
    Jun
    Organization
    We are looking for volunteers to be a part of our Coaches Committee!  The SMMHA Coaches Committee is responsible for identifying and selecting coaches for all teams, determining division structure/team player numbers, preparing for and monitoring ...
  • 27
    May
    Organization
    There are less than two weeks before our Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, June 8th. The AGM will follow our regular monthly meeting scheduled to start at 7:00pm. All members of SMMHA are encouraged to attend these meetings as there will be ...
  • 15
    May
    Organization
    SMMHA needs your help!  We are looking for new volunteers to fill various positions in our association. If we don't have people to fill these critical positions, we may potentially need to revisit some of the current programs and initiatives we ...
  • 03
    May
    Organization
    St. Marys Minor Hockey will be holding its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, June 8th, 2021 following the regular monthly meeting at 7pm by an online meeting. All members of the SMMHA Community are welcome to be a part of the meeting.  Please email ...
Printed from smmha.ca on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at 5:28 PM