The Tri Pen Ice peewee AAA team are Atlantic champions.
© Photo by Joe Gibbons/Transcontinental Media
Tri Pen Ice players Dawson Mercer, left, and team captain Kyle Petten celebrate their team's goal in the championship game of the provincial AAA peewee hockey championship Sunday afternoon at the Goulds Arena. The Ice defeated the St. John's Ruckus 5-2 in the final to take the title, and will now represent the province at the Bell Aliant Cup Atlantic peewee championship March 27-30 in Fredericton, N.B. Tri Pen went 5-1 in the provincial tournament, its only loss coming to St. John's Friday (5-4).
This is after the Ice defeated the EDZA East Canadiens of New Brunswick 5-1 in the championship game of Peewee AAA Atlantic Championships at the Grant Harvey Centre in Fredericton, NB on March 30.
Dawson Mercer led the offensive charge for Tri Pen, registering two goals and two assists in the victory. Ethan Crosbie, Shailynn Snow and Kyle Petten added the other goals.
Riley Petten picked up the win in goal.
It was a dramatic tournament for the Ice. The team started the tournament behind the eight ball.
Tri Pen dropped its first two games of the tournament to EDZA East (4-2) and the host EDZA West (3-2).
However, the Ice dug in and turned the tables by rattling off victories in their final two games.
First, Tri Pen doubled the Antigonish Bulldogs of Nova Scotia 4-2. That was followed up by a 6-0 drubbing of the representatives from Summerside, Prince Edward Island to punch its ticket to the finals.
The Ice feature players from minor associations in Clarenville, Whitbourne, Bay Roberts and Harbour Grace.
Members of the team are: Kyle Petten, Dawson Mercer, Shailynn Snow, Ethan Crosbie, Luke Akerman, Dawson Laundry, Lucas Russell, Tyler Dohey, Riley Petten, Caleb Andrews, Riley Mayne, Mark Davis, Taran Leonard, Tyler Greene, Ethan Pollett, Liam Best, Michael Ingram, Lucas Adams and Cole Mackey.
For extensive coverage, keep checking www.cbncompass.ca