HUNTSVILLE - The Huntsville Algonquin Outfitters Peewee AE Otters put together a successful weekend in capturing their Muskoka Parry Sound league championship.
The Huntsville Peewee AE Otters celebrate winning the Muskoka Parry Sound league title.
The team finished first overall in the regular season in the peewee AE division with a record above .500 and entered the weekend tournament as slight favourites.
The coaching staff of Dean Hall, Todd Jones, Steve Norman, Doug Brandt, and Scott Joiner did an amazing job keeping the players focused throughout the weekend.
Game 1 had an offensive charge by Colin Jones who scored both goals in the 2-0 victory over South Muskoka. Quinton Strood, Logan Voyer, Matt Joiner and Terryn Fetterly registered assists. Goalie Josh Lawson was unstoppable and registered a well-deserved shutout.
Game 2 was a hard-fought battle resulting in a 3-2 loss to the Highland Storm.
Colin Jones and Cole Clarke registered the two goals with assists from Matt Joiner, Cooper Ludlow, Fetterly and Kieryn Morrison.
Game 3 was a must-win to put the team into a final playoff position.
A rough game played by the Almaguin Ice Devils resulted in a 4-0 win for the Otters. Goals were tallied by Voyer and Jones. Morrison was on fire registering two goals as well as adding an assist along with Fetterly, Ross Johnson, Strood, Joiner, Blake Schmitz and Ludlow.
Lawson registered his second shutout of the day keeping Almaguin off the scoreboard.
Huntsville met Highland Storm for a grudge match for the championship in a game that had the crowd on its feet.
The Otters came out to play. After 32 minutes of play, goaltender Aidan Todd remained unnerved delivering a standout performance and the final score was 2-1 for the Otters. A solid feed from behind the net by Strood had Jones registering the first goal. Kyler Campbell and Dylan Lawrence worked their magic in front of the Highland Storm net, allowing Johnson to put the game-winning goal in the net.
Captain Ashley Ferrante anchored the defensive charge with Jacob Hall, Carson Pearse and Josh Norman offering strong support and keeping the scores low all weekend long.
At the end of the day, the team will sleep well. An amazing weekend of hockey and some truly amazing memories for a great group of kids. Next on the agenda are the Ontario Minor Hockey Association playdowns. The players and coaches would like to thank all of their supporters and keep the high fives going.
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