INNISFIL - The Fowler Construction Peewee’s took part in their first tournament of the year this past weekend in Innisfil. On Friday night they were matched with Barrie and came out strong and played a very even first period that saw goalie Ethan Rodger make a number of outstanding saves.
Ben Fox makes a save during his shutout in the Peewee’s Consolation Championship 2-0 victory over Bradford.
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With 39 seconds left in the period, Aiden Dudas slid a pass into the crease and Casey Stevens connected to make it a 1-0 lead. Early in the second, Barrie blocked a shot from the point which created a breakaway and allowed them to tie the game. Later that same shift, Stevens bounced the puck around the defence, curled into the corner and came out front catching the side of the net to retake the lead.
Our PeeWee’s then gave up a short -handed goal and in the third period Barrie took the lead for the first time while on a two-man power play. Dudas answered with his own short-handed goal to tie the game. However, Barrie capped the scoring during a breakaway during the first shift of the third period and the game ended in a 4-3 loss.
Game 2 saw the PeeWee’s take on the host Innisfil team who took an early one goal lead. Lyle Archer took advantage of the Innisfil defence colliding with each other and leaving him all alone with the goalie and Archer made no mistake in a hard high shot. Connor Lewis then scored from the point on a power play. Stevens scored from a feed into the slot from Dudas to round out the scoring for the first period. Tomaz Cigler scored first in the second period from a bad angle and the lead was increased to 5-1 on a successful Dudas breakaway. Then the tempo of the game changed with Innisfil scoring four straight goals in the second period to tie the game. In the third period, Cigler scored his second of the game to retake the lead, but Innisfil tied the game with less than six minutes left. Dudas completed his hat trick while converting on another breakaway giving Parry Sound 7-6 victory.
Bradford was the next team for our boys to take on and this time little scoring occurred. Michael Evans got the lone goal of the first period but Bradford tied the game in the third. With a little over three minutes left in the game, Dudas scored to retake the lead. Innisfil pulled their goalie, and Ethan Priaulx took a shot that travelled the length of the rink and crossed the goal-line with less than one second in the game to end the game in a 3-1 win.
Although Parry Sound was in a three-way tie for first place in the round robin, goals for and against calculations put us in third place and for the second straight game, saw us meeting Bradford in the Consolation final.
This was a scoreless game until 8:48 in the third period when Stevens scored on a Connor Davidson, Dudas play in front of the net. Priaulx added an insurance goal with a shot from the point. Ben Fox was stellar in net and earned a shutout in the 2-0 victory which made Parry Sound the consolation champions.
Parry Sound also performed brilliantly in the skills competition with Ethan Rodger winning the goalie competition and the Aiden Dudas-Casey Stevens-Cole Willis combination easily winning the three-on-one competition. The speed skating relay team of Connor Davidson, Leif Wilson, Joel Bishop and Lyle Archer were two seconds away from winning when Archer was pushed and lost balance.