Ice Dogs Hockey opened up the first month of tournament play sending 7 teams to the April CCT events... Spring Showdown (April 22-24) and Toronto Cup (April 29-May 1).
Teams participating in the Spring Showdown included: 2013 (U10) AA, 2008 (U15) A, 2007 (U16) - Team 1 AA, both U18 (04, 05, 06) A Teams.
Teams participating in the Toronto Cup were: 2007 (U16) - Team 2 (A division) & 2009 (U14) - Team 1 (A division).
At the Spring Showdown results were as follows...
The U10 team coached by Daryl Bat won its first ever tournament game and completed the weekend with a 1-2-2 record in AA play. The team showed great improvement over last season where it struggled to win a game in A division action. The U10 team is scheduled to play its next to tournament June 10-12 at CCT Bring your Best.
U10 Team Sponsored by Effective Automation Systems
The U15 team coached by Neil Richardson completed a perfect 5-0-0 weekend to claim the Championship. In the final the Ice Dogs put up a 4-1 win over Springhawks HC. Tosh Smith led the team in scoring with 7 G, 1A in 5 games. Team members for the championship winning team were... Kamden Elson (#9), Graham Richardson (#10), Jack Piper (#15), Gavin Haas, Thomas Blackmore (#11), Jasper Holenski, Auston McLeod (#18), Jacob Johnson (#2), Bryson Yardy (#4), G - Gleb Khalvine, Josh Newell (#99), Tosh Smith (#13), G - Callum Newell (#30), Brodie Ritchie (#8).
U15 Team Sponsored by Veritas Legal Services
In U16 action our AA team competed hard all weekend and entered Sunday with a chance to claim its first Championship of the season. In the final however the team sponsored by Desjardins Insurance - Murray Hofstetter would drop a 5-3 decision to the Kanata Wolverines. Tanner Thayer lead the Ice Dogs in scoring on the weekend putting up 8 points over 5 games. Our U16 AA team coached by Kevin Culhane has many new players in the program. This team will play its next tournament action May 27-29 at the Memorial Holiday Classic.
U18 Teams would compete head-to-head in Spring Showdown Final!
In the U18 division the Ice Dogs would send two teams to compete in the 6 team division. Our U18 - Team BLACK was made up of 2006 aged players (with some 04 players) and Team RED was made up of mainly our 2005 aged players. Neither team would loose a game in the round robin with both also posting victories in the semi-final to set-up the head-to-head championship game! The Championship was close as expected... tied 2-2 through regulation time, no scoring in the 3-on-3 OT to send the game to a shootout. In the shootout Caleb Tiffin-Seminara would score the only goal to give Team RED the win. Over the weekend Alex Lucas lead all scorers putting up 9 points in 6 games (3 G, 6 A) for team BLACK. The Line of Lucas, Robert Hoffman and Liam Raven had 20 points. For team RED scoring was spread out with Caleb Tiffin-Seminara scoring 6 goals and 8 points. Matt Worsley put up 8 points as well followed by Jacob Budney, Sam Reda, Kaden Goggins and Kevin Demeules all with 6 points on the weekend.
U18 (RED) Team sponsored by John Eplett - Re/Max
Team Members include: Back Row (L to R) Aiden MacDonald (#71), Sam Reda (#90), Matt Bush (#13), Cam Carruthers (#78), Matthew Eplett (#76), Brock Muise (#2). Front Row (L to R) Aiden O'Connell (#80), Caleb Tiffin-Seminara (#10), Kaden Goggins (#86), Lucas McLean (#17), Kevin Demeules (#88), Matthew Worsley (#77), Jacob Budney (#11), Parker McLelland (#93), G - Austin Serbinek (#33). Bench Staff includes: Brian Worsley (Coach), John Eplett, Mike Demeules.
In Toronto Cup action the Ice Dogs would send two teams to complete.
The U16 (2007) A Team coached by Coyer Yateman capped a off a spectacular first tourney going 3-0-2 over its 5 games including a 5-2 win to take the Championship Final. Reece Cordeiro lead the Ice Dogs attack with 8 points (4G, 4A) on the weekend. Mason Bard chipped in 6 points on 2 G & 4 A. Ryan Warwick had a hat trick in game #1 of the RR to get the team rolling. Team Members include: Back Row (L to R) Ryan Warwick (#19) , Jacob Hazel (#10), Hiland Monague (#15), Reece Cordeiro (#55), Michael Murphy (#12), Mason Bard (#14), Brett Wilkins (#5), Justin Blanchet (#27), Holden Kidner (#13). Middle Row (L to R) Parker Orr (#6), Julian White (#8), Jackson Hawrelak (#18), Carson Copegog (#2), Ryder Bjaanes (#88), Dylan Craddock-Beckett (#11). Front Row are Goalies Aaron Wilson (#1) and Ethan Yateman (#37). Team Manager is Scott Bjaanes.
U16 (2007 - Team 2) Team sponsored by Taylor Solutions
The U14 (2009) A Team coached by Aaron Tryon went 2-3-0 over its 5 games. The team concluded the weekend with a 3-0 win to take the Consolation title. The team sponsored by Tryon Construction & Millwood Logistics will compete in back to back weekends as they take to the ice in the May Madness tournament starting Friday.
Congrats to all teams on a successful start to the spring season!