Bears fall short of tournament victory
FINAL TOURNAMENT. The Kris Clement Memorial Bantam AE/Minor Midget Tournament was held in Bracebridge Dec. 15 and 16. The final game on Sunday Dec. 16 was against the South Muskoka Bears with a win 4-2 by Innisfil Winter Hawks at the Bracebridge Memorial Arena. (Photo by Bev McMullen)
December 19, 2012
It was a close shave, but two hometown hockey teams came in just short of victory in a weekend tournament.
The South Muskoka Bears’ Minor Midget and Bantam AE fell just short of first place during the first annual Kris Clement Memorial tournament in Bracebridge this past weekend. Eight teams from across the province took part in the 16-game, two-day tournament, which was named after a Bracebridge resident who died in an automobile accident in 2010.
“Both South Muskoka Bears teams battled to make it to the finals, only to let the victory slip away in the final minutes of play,” South Muskoka Minor Hockey tournaments director Wayne Ferguson said in a release.
In the end, the hometown Minor Midget team fell by a score of 4-2 against the Innisfil Nighthawks, falling short of being crowned the Minor Midget Champion. The Bantam AE team also fell 4-2 to the Owen Sound Jr. Attack.
Opening ceremonies for the game were kicked off by Bracebridge town crier Bruce Kruger. Clement’s mother, Kim, was also on hand to present the trophies to the winning teams.
Ferguson extended a special thanks to arena staff, referees, sponsors and parents who volunteered their time to make the tournament a success.
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