The Tri Pen Ice peewee AAA team are Atlantic champions.
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.
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