Ascension Collegiate brings silver back from Donnini's Cup

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Carbonear Collegiate finish tournament 2-2

It was a silver finish at the Donnini’s Cup held in Grand Falls-Windsor over the weekend for the Ascension Collegiate Astros male hockey team.

 

The Ascension Collegiate Astros goaltender Aaron Osbourne is shown in high school hockey action earlier this season.

The Astros fell 4-1 to a tough Holy Heart of Mary Highlanders squad from St. John’s in the final held at the Joe Byrne Memorial Stadium on Jan. 10.

The win came after Ascension sent the host Exploits Valley High home with a 6-2 victory in the semifinals earlier in the day.

In the round robin, the Astros started the tourney with a 6-3 loss to the Highlanders before bouncing back with a tight 4-3 win over Holy Spirit of Manuels.

That was followed by a 7-6 defeat at the hands of the O’Donel High Patriots from Mount Pearl.

Needing a win to help their chances of qualifying for the playoffs, the Astros outclassed the Gander Collegiate Pilots with a 7-1 victory.

 

Carbonear finishes 2-2

The Carbonear Collegiate Sentinels were the only other local team at the Grand Falls-Windsor tournament.

The team finished the round robin portion of the tourney with a record of two wins and two losses, put could not get themselves into the playoff round.

The Sentinels didn’t have the best first day dropping their opening games with Holy Trinity High (5-4) of Torbay and Exploits Valley High (6-2).

However, the team got in the win column twice on Day 2 to give themselves a chance. The Sentinels defeated St. John’s school Gonzaga High 3-2 before upending Lewisporte Collegiate 8-2.

Organizations: Astros, O’Donel High Patriots, Gander Collegiate Pilots Grand Falls-Windsor

Geographic location: Donnini, Joe Byrne Memorial Stadium, Mount Pearl Torbay

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  • joem
    January 13, 2016 - 12:27

    I guess this tournament wasn't set up like the one in Bay Robert's a little while ago.All the teams from St. John's had their AAA players playing elsewhere and Ascension walked away with the Banner.

    • Astro
      January 14, 2016 - 06:50

      No, at the tournament in GFW ALL teams were missing their Major Midget players. Ascension has 8...Holy Heart has 3. And the tournament in Bay Roberts is booked a full year in advance...WAY before the major midget schedule comes out.