The St. Marys Firefighter Peewee BB team entered the 64th Annual Mitchell Peewee Tournament as defending champions. After opening the tournament with a decisive 7-0 win against the Mount Forest Rams, the Rock faced an old foe in Dorchester. A back and forth battle led to two rounds of OT which couldn’t break the tie. A nine round shootout ensued with Dorchester taking the game 5-4. With a unique tournament format, the tough loss meant the Rock were forced to take the long path to make the final.
On Saturday, the boys faced 3 must win games and came to play. Knocking out home town Mitchell with a 4-2 win and sending Mount Forest home with a 2-0 win, the Rock finished off a long day by sending the Oro Thunder packing after a 2-0 win.
Tournament Sunday would see the Rock face a strong Ilderton Jets team in the semi-final. Down by 1 with less than a minute to play, the boys scored to force OT. After two OT’s, a shootout loomed. The Rock managed to take the shootout and 4-3 win earning a return to the final. The Rock playing in their 7th game faced a well rested Dorchester team playing their 4th game but the Rock had something left in the tank. The boys rattled off 5 goals to win 5-1 and defend the championship.
Congratulations to all the players, coaches and parents for a great weekend of hockey.