Bay Roberts players see first championship victory with Bishop’s College School

The BCS Bears won the James McCreath championship for the first time last week

Published on March 16, 2017

The Bishop's College School Bears after winning the championship.

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The Bishop’s College School’s under-18 varsity hockey team in Quebec took Zachary Bennett and Dawson Mercer, both originally from Bay Roberts, under their wing over the past two years.

Bennett plays defence for the team, while Mercer plays forward. Both Bennett and Mercer are cousins, having grown up in Bay Roberts before moving to Quebec to attend BCS.

This week, the Bears, with the help of Mercer and Bennett, managed to capture the National Independent School Invitational Championship.

The Bears entered the tournament ranked fifth, but worked their way through the opposition, beating top-ranked St. Andrews College in the semi-finals 3-2 in overtime.

This brought BCS to the finals for the very first time, where they shared the ice with Upper Canada College. The game saw BCS demonstrate impressive determination right up to the end, finishing the game 3-0, and winning them the NISIC championship.

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