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 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.