Roverines, CeeBees golden at under-12 female tourney

Nicholas Mercer
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Teams come home with A, D division banners

The Trinity-Conception-Placentia region has its first provincial minor hockey banners of 2014 season.


HNL Logo (New)

This is after the CeeBees and Bay Arena Roverines under-12 female teams came back from Corner Brook sporting championships in the A and D divisions, respectively, in the female mega tournament April 4-6.

Featuring 20 of the finest female udner-12 teams in the province, competition took part on two ice surfaces,

As it is with the mega tournament format, teams play two preliminary matchups to determine where they will be seeded in the tournament.

The Bay Arena ended up in the A division after finishing the opening round with two wins and no losses.

This would set up a championship showdown with the Conception Bay Regional Renegades.

It was a dramatic final that saw the Renegades come back from a 5-1 deficit to almost forcing an overtime period.

With the Bay Arena clinging to a 5-4, coach Jonathan Reid said his charges refused to let the lead completely slip away.

“They weren’t going to give that goal up,” he said.

When the buzzer sounded, it was a flurry of flying sticks, gloves and helmets as the players rushed to celebrate the victory.

“It was a great tournament for the girls,” said Reid. “It was definitely a team effort.”

Over the course of the tournament, the Roverines went undefeated.

The Roverines laid a 10-0 drubbing on the representatives from Botwood in their opening matchup at the Pepsi Centre on April 4.

Later that day at the Kinsman II Arena, Bay Arena was again on the positive side of a shutout. This time it was Clarenvile II who suffered a 7-0 defeat at the hands of the Roverines.

These two dominating performances set Bay Arena up in the A division.

The first game in their new division was with Conception Bay Regional. The Bay Arena and the Renegades would tie 3-3 in a championship preview.

That was followed up by a 2-1 victory over Marystown.

In its final round robin game of the tournament, Bay Arena soundly defeated Clarenville I 4-0.

CeeBees grab gold

In the championship of the D final, the CeeBees narrowly edged the St. John’s Capitals 2-0.

Although the team captured the provincial banner, things did not start out promising for the players based out of Harbour Grace.

The CeeBees dropped its opening game to CBR (3-0), before rebounding in the form of a 2-2 tie with Churchill Falls.

Both of these games took place at the main arena. The loss and the tie set the CeeBees up in the D division when teams were re-seeded.

In their new division, the CeeBees got its first mark in the win column with a 7-1 victory over Corner Brook.

That was followed by the team’s second victory in the tournament with a razor-thin 1-0 decision over St. John’s.

A second 2-2 tie with Churchill Falls sent the CeeBees into the championship with St. John’s.

Organizations: Renegades, Pepsi Centre

Geographic location: Corner Brook, Botwood, Marystown

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