PeeWee Hornets end up HAPPY in Halifax!, News (Norwood Minor Hockey)

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PeeWee Hornets end up HAPPY in Halifax!
Submitted By Jennifer Barton on Tuesday, April 4, 2017
The Norwood Hornets PeeWee Rep team travelled to Halifax Nova Scotia for a tournament at the end of March.  The team attended the 40th anniversary of the annual SEDMHA hockey tournament, which hosts over 278 teams in all divisions from Novice to Midget.

The PeeWee team represented Norwood Minor Hockey well by finishing the tournament with a Championship win!   

The SEDMHA tournament from March 30 to April 2, saw the Hornets playing some of their best hockey all year as they won 6 straight games to claim the Peewee Odyssey Championship. With 278 teams and some 6,000 participants it is one of the biggest tournaments in Canada with divisions from Novice to Midget. A great effort from the Hornets players made the 32 fans who travelled from Norwood very excited to cheer on their team. The team even had some fans from across the east coast who come to cheer them on. 

The Final Game of the Tournament was played in Coal Harbour, which is the home rink of NHL Stars Sydney Crosby and Nathan MacKinnon!  The amazing facility in Coal Harbour has tributes to both players in the facility.  

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Details and scoring of the Hornets games:

Game 1  - March 30 – Norwood  6   Dartmouth Whalers Navy 0

1st period

no scoring

2nd period

13.16 – Riley Thompson – Colby Hanbidge

8.27 – Marshall Flynn – Riley Thompson

8.20 – Marshall Flynn – Riley Thompson

3rd period

5.26 – Andrew Beriault

2.29 – Mitchell Crowley – Gordon Walsh

2.17 – Marshall Flynn – Riley Thompson 

Good start once the Hornets got their legs going after the long trip to Halifax, Devin Creasy earned the shutout in net, and the Hornets player of the game was Andrew Beriault.

 

Game 2 – March 31  - Norwood  8   Dieppe Memramcook Aigles   0

1st period

10.26 – Henry Walsh – Mitchell Crowley , Brody Graham

2nd period

13.53 – Riley Thompson – Shane Archer

4.53 – Colby Hanbidge

1.40 – Evan Smockum

0.29 – Colby Hanbidge – Marshall Flynn

3rd period

7.49 – Riley Thompson

6.17 – Brody Graham

1.50 – Marshall Flynn

 

Devin Creasy earned his second shutout, Hornets player of the game was Henry Walsh.  The Hornets learned that most of the East Coast team play 3 – 10 minute periods all year and this tournament is 3 – 15 minute periods, so the Hornets seemed to be able to out skate the other teams near the end of most games.

 

Game 3 – March 31 -  Norwood   - 9  Northside Vikings   -  0

1st period

8.40 – Hunter O’Connor – Andrew Beriault

8.32 – Colby Hanbidge

2.03 – Brody Graham – Daniel Begg

2nd period

14.47 – Marshall Flynn – Riley Thompson, Colby Hanbidge

7.47 – Brody Graham

6.45 – Marshall Flynn – Colby Hanbidge

3rd period

11.28 – Marshall Flynn

4.50 – Marshall Flynn – Daniel Begg

1.00 – Brody Graham

 

Devin Creasy picked up his 3rd shutout in a row as well as player of the game award.

 

Game  4 -  April 1  - Norwood  3   Riverview -  2

1st period

14.50 – Riverview – Matthew Tucker

2nd period

no scoring

3rd period

11.29 – Marshall Flynn – Riley Thompson

8.41 – Gordon Walsh – Brody Graham, Mitchell Crowley

6.19 – Riverview – Tyler Cyr

4th Period

1.43 – Marshall Flynn ( SH )

 

Bit of a bizarre game, couple of very young officials who lacked experience struggled with calls on both teams, Marshall Flynn scored the game winner in overtime while we were shorthanded, Marshall was also selected as Hornets game MVP.

 

Game 5  - April 1 -  Norwood  5   Halifax Red   2

1st period

12.02 – Halifax – Sam Payne

11.35 – Colby Hanbidge – Riley Thompson

0.45 – Marshall Flynn – Riley Thompson

2nd period

9.16 – Riley Thompson – Marshall Flynn, Henry Walsh

1.57 – Halifax – Joshua Martin

3rd period

11.08 – Mitchell Crowley

7.14 – Brody Graham

 

Game between the top 2 teams in the group with the winner getting bye to the finals and loser having to play an 8.00 am game Sunday morning in order to get to the finals at 1.30 pm, Halifax is heading to thee provincial finals (same as our OMHA finals ) this next weekend . Brody Graham was the Hornets game MVP.

 

Game 6 – Odyssey Championship Game  - April 1 -  Norwood  4    Shediac / Cap – Pele Predators   3

 

1st period

10.25 – Marshall Flynn – Riley Thompson, Colby Hanbidge

4.04 – Predators – Jacob Brown

2.18 – Brody Graham – Henry Walsh

2nd period

14.26 – Shane Archer

3rd period

14.36 – Predators – Richard Chiasson

12.15 -  Predators – Richard Chissson

3.30 -  Marshall Flynn – Devin Creasy, Colby Hanbidge

 

This one was a wild game, up against a smaller but very quick team from Shediac New Brunswick who were ready to compete , up 4 – 3 with 3 mins and 30 seconds to go the Hornets were given three straight penalties and finished the last minute of the game  2 men short with the Predators pulling there goalie for a 6- 3 advantage power play, Daniel Begg, Henry Walsh, Mitchell Crowley, Riley Thompson and Brody Graham were superb in killing it off and letting us avoid overtime and earning the championship, Riley Thompson was the Hornets game MVP.

All the players received Tournament hoodies, gold medallions and of course the championship banner which will hang at the Community centre.

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While in Halifax the Hornets had some amazing experiences and got to visit Peggy's Cove, and a number of Halifax highlights.  The team also was able to visit the Canadian Navy Training Centre in Halifax, where they received a tour from Todd Leeper a Norwood native but is now stationed in Halifax as member of the Navy.  These were experiences that the players and family members will never forget!  


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