The Major Bantam hockey team travelled Hartford, CT this weekend to take part in the USPHL Thanksgiving Showcase hosted by the Hartford Junior Wolfpack. The team played hard and progressed throughout the weekend posting 1 win, 2 losses and and shootout loss.
Game 1 vs Jersey Hitmen 5-0 Loss
Hard fought game, but the boys were on the wrong end of a few lucky bounces.
Game 2 vs CP Dynamo 3-2 Loss
Very tight game with lots of action at both ends! Goal scores were Mitch Brown and Dawson Blanchard. Ian Wall, Ephram McNutt and Jake Gerhardt chipped in with an apple each. Lane George played well in nets taking the loss.
Game 3 vs Florida Junior Blades 6-5 Shootout Loss
Down 5-2 with less than 5 minutes to go in the game the boys showed a lot of character to battle back and tie it up with two goals in the final minute with an extra attacker to force overtime. 3 on 3 OT had some good end to end action, with no result. It took a ten round shootout to decide the winner with Florida coming out on top. Austin Cameron led the way with 2 goals, while Jake Gerhardt, Ephram McNutt and MItch Brown provide singles. Dawson Blanchard (2), Augie Ashley, Cole Burbidge chipped in with the assists. Ryan Branch had a great game in the nets, allowing just 2 goals on ten attempts in the shootout.
Game 4 vs Hartford Junior Wolfpack 7-0 Win
The boys came out flying building off their effort from last game! It was a complete team effort to finish off a great weekend of progress! Burbidge led the way with 2G, with singles coming from McNutt, Brown, Crocker, Cameron and Blanchard. Assists came from Ashley(2), McNutt, Blanchard, Crocker and Yutaro Sasaki. Lane George was a wall in net securing the donut for the fellas! #NewbridgePride