U14AA Takes Gold in London!
09 Nov, 2015, Monday
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The U14AA's went through the round robin going 3-1 with their only loss to Richmond Hill. After winning their first ranking game, against Glouscter Cumberland, 4-3, they suffered a 6-5 loss to Richmond Hill. Guelph quickly turned things around the next morning with a 2-0 victory over Ottawa, and finishing the round robin with a convincing 7-2 victory over the host London. This victory gave Guelph a birth in the final on Sunday where they were able to avenge their loss to Richmond Hill with a 4-1 victory taking the gold medal. Guelph did have an edge with some inspirational tips and cheers from one of their biggest fans below.
The U19AA's suffered their first loss of the season in the final against Waterloo, losing 4-3 in Overtime. The team began strong with a 6-1 victory over Cambridge, followed up with a 4-2 win over Richmond Hill. With only one game Saturday, Guelph went on to play undefeated Waterloo, and skated to a 3-3 tie. Sunday morning, Guelph romped host London 8-2 setting the stage for a rematch in the final that afternoon against Waterloo. This was a close game all the way through with both teams trading goals and chances. Not surprising, the round robin game the day before ended up in a 3-3 tie. These two teams will battle it out over the course of the season, as both teams are expected to rank highly in the U19AA standings.
The U12PP's went 1-3 in the round robin, only losing 6-5 to Richmond Hill Friday. followed by a 5-4 loss to Whitby with only 30 seconds to play. Saturday morning Guelph kept Ottawa close at 1-1 with 5 minutes to play, then a fluke bounce made it 2-1. Ottawa later iced it with a goal in the dying seconds. They finished up the round robin on a positive note with a 4-2 win over Forest. The U12's were matched up against some of the better teams in the province and the team got better as the games progressed.
The U19A's also went 1-2-1 over the weekend beginning with a 5-1 loss to Kitchener, followed up with a 3-3 tie against host London. Guelph began Saturday on a high note with a 3-1 win over Ayr keeping their chances alive. However, Guelph was in tough aganst division leading Forest and succombed to a 7-3 defeat, all but eliminating their chance to play for gold.
It was a good week for all teams getting that first tournament out of the way. The U14AA's are off to Nepean the weekend of Nov 20th, and most of the teams are away the first weekend in December at various tournaments in Missisauga, Pickering and Ottawa.