Below is the weekly report for games Dec. 12-18 submitted by the Quinte Red Devils AAA minor hockey association
It has been a busy month for the Gillespie’s Tree Services QRD U13 Hockey team. The last three games before Christmas were important but doing our part within the community for the Three Oaks Women’s Shelter has been the big focus for our families over the last few weeks.
QRD started the week with an 8-3 win over the Kingston Gaels on Wednesday night which was a full squad effort. On Saturday they handed the visiting Ajax Raiders team an 8-1 loss with Joey Seguin pulling off a 5-goal performance with the support of his teammates. Sunday, we rolled into Oshawa and managed to bring home a tight 1-0 win over the Generals with Ryerson Swan getting the shutout in net. This brings the teams record to 17-3-2.
There has been a lot going on for us in the last thirty days coach Durant remarked, “We report every week on our team, who scores and who gets the win in net, but I feel strongly about building a team first culture. Our focus is always on the ice but off the ice at Christmas, we can have a big impact on families in need too. Alison Wright and Shannon Martin along with the rest of the moms in our group have stepped up and collected toys, clothing, and personal items for the residents of Three Oaks Women Shelter. The families on our team are simply amazing. The players have really embraced helping other children and as a team we really came together and made a difference for these people in need. I am very proud of what we have accomplished on and off the ice this holiday season.”
ON DECK: The U13s return to action against Whitby the first week back in the early new year. The QRD U13 would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
The McInroy Maines U18 team had two games in the schedule this week and secured another 3 points to their standings with a win and a tie.
Saturday had the Devils playing host to the Richmond Hill Coyotes the QSWC. The Coyotes came out strong and scored an early first period game, but it would be their one and only goal of the game as Quinte recouped and tied the game in the second. First goal of the game came from Gage Butcher on the set up from Deacon Ellis and Beau Reade. Securing the victory, the Devils went on to score 3 unanswered goals in the third to make it a 4-1 final. Goals in the third came from Thomas Kuiprers with 2 and Beau Reade with the empty netter. Assisting in the third were Ty McCambridge, Wyatt Gregory and Ben Vreugdenhil. Glen McInnes was between the pipes for the win.
Sunday had the U18s on the road to Markham to face the Waxers in what would be a physical battle between the two teams. Battling through the grind of the Waxers first period, the Devils came out on top after the set with a 1-0 lead. Joey Coates scored for the Devils on the pass from Jared Woolley and Cooper Kellar. The second would see the scoreboard tied and then once again see Quinte take the lead with another shot from Coates assisted by Woolley. Fighting through inconsistency and many minutes of short-handed play, the Devils would in the end have to settle for a tie. Kuipers scored the lone goal of the third, assisted by Vreugdenhil for a 3-3 final. Dean Spry was in net for the tie.
ON DECK: The McInroy Maines U18 Quinte Red Devils will play their final game before the holiday break on Thursday night at the QSWC as they play host to the Ajax Pickering Raiders.
The U16 Pita Pit Quinte Red Devils Volunteer at Gleaners Food Bank
This week and last, members of the U16 Pita Pit Quinte Red Devils volunteered their time helping to sort and stock food at Gleaners food bank. Gleaners is a non-profit organization that serves the Belleville, Trenton, and surrounding communities.
The Red Devils game against the Central Ontario Wolves was cancelled on Thursday due to weather. The rematch is scheduled for the end of January. On Saturday, the Red Devils hosted the York-Simcoe Express at home. The first period was a fairly even match up with the Express scoring only one goal. As the game progressed, the Red Devils struggled to fill the net and York-Simcoe scored two more goals in the second and third taking the win 3-0.
ON DECK: The U16 Pita Pit Quinte Red Devils travel to Whitby on Monday night to take on the Whitby Wildcats and over the holidays, the U16’s will participate in the Toronto Marlies Holiday Classic.
The Free Flow Petroleum Quinte Red Devil U15s with Split Results this Weekend
The Free Flow Petroleum Red Devils played two games this week. Squaring off on Saturday at the QSWC vs. the Richmond Hill Coyotes, the Devils secured a home-ice victory. Scoring for the Devils was Kolby Craig (2), Jack Foley, and Matthew Airhart. Drawing assists on the goals was Blake Brown (2), Graydon Walst, Jacob Moore (2), Jake Campbell, Jack Foley, and Ryan Kinghan. Cohen Bedore earned the 4-0 shutout between the pipes. On Sunday, the Devils traveled to Aurora where they were shutout by the York Simcoe Express. Otsirakatste Brant took the 4-0 loss in net.
ON DECK: The Free Flow Petroleum Quinte Red Devil U15s take a break in game play until January 8th when they travel to Markham to face the Waxers.
The Quinte E360 Solutions U14s Split 2 Games
The Quinte E360 Solutions Red Devils split two ETA league games this week, with Dawson Thompson picking up his first ever win as a QRD Guest Coach.
GK 3 – QRD 1
Shots on Goal: QRD 32 – GK 12
Devils of the Day: Isaac Tracze, Jake Gawley, Pierson Clute
QRD 4 – COW 0
Shots on Goal: QRD 25 – COW 12
G: Colson, Whalen, Fisher, Foley
A: Colson, Foley, Clute, Cybulskie, Munnings
Shutout: Lily Reid (8th of the season)
Devils of the Day: Blake Munnings, Ryan Foley and guest coach Dawson Thompson
ON DECK: The Quinte E360 Solutions Red Devils GK at QRD, Wednesday, 8:15 at QSWC FDC
3 of 4 Points in ETA League Play this Week for the Madison Excavating U11 Quinte Red Devils
On Saturday, the Madison Excavating U11 Quinte Red Devils headed to Barrie for a game against the Colts. After QRD beat them on home ice seven weeks ago, upsetting their winning streak, the Colts came out ready to play. The QRD boys were also prepared, dominating the first period, and playing a strong game overall. Blake McManus opened things up with a beauty goal from the point, twenty seconds into the game. Eight minutes later, Everett Brown added an insurance marker, giving QRD a 2-0 lead. It was looking like the period would end with that score, until the Colts squeaked in their first goal of the game, with just twenty-eight seconds before the end of the first. The Colts then scored a power play goal halfway through the second period, to which Cooper Plumley answered, four minutes later, off a feed from Kade Osterhout. The score was 3-2 for QRD going into the third period, and tensions were high. Unfortunately, Barrie managed to tie things up on another power play goal, and the game ended with a score of 3-3. Hayden Tripp worked hard between the pipes, helping to keep things close.
On Sunday, the Madison Excavating U11 Quinte Red Devils battled the North Central Predators in Rama. The two teams battled back and forth through the first half of the game. It wasn’t until eight seconds before the end of the second period that the first goal of the game would be scored. Dylan Chalk went hard to the net and tapped in a great feed from Kade Whelan, giving QRD a 1-0 lead. The Predators evened things up just eleven seconds into the third, with their first goal of the game. The Predators scored their second goal five minutes later, putting immense pressure on QRD to answer back. With six minutes and thirty-nine seconds until the final buzzer, Chalk would bury his second of the game, tying things up at two. The game ended with a final score of 2-2; QRD’s second tie of the weekend. Ben Larmer made some timely saves in net, helping to pick up the tie.
Coach’s Corner with Head Coach Andrew Brown: “A really competitive end to our season block leading up to the holidays. The coaches are very proud of the effort and commitment during phase one of the season. A big thank-you and Happy Holidays to all of our families, supporters, and sponsors.”
ON DECK: The Madison Excavating U11 Quinte Red Devils will travel to Ajax to take on the Ajax-Pickering Raiders on January 7th, 2023.
The Foley Bus Lines U10 Red Devils Head into The Holiday Break With A Perfect Record Of 15-0
On Saturday the team headed to Whitby to take on the Wildcats. It was a thrilling back and forth battle. Ethan Dowling would open up the scoring four minutes into the game with a rebound goal coming from a Kash Nelson shot. That would be the first period’s lone goal making the score 1-0 Red Devils after the first period. Jaxon Elrick would score an unassisted coast to coast goal six minutes into the second period making it 2-0 for Quinte. Whitby would answer just over a minute later making the score 2-1 for the Red Devils. It was just over a minute later that Noah Gilchrist won an offensive zone faceoff to Evan Andrews, who slid the puck over to Max Norton who would bury it. The score after two periods was 3-1 for the Red Devils.
Quinte would find themselves in penalty trouble for most of the third period. Whitby managed a power play goal three minutes into the frame making it 3-2 for Quinte. The rest of the period Whitby would have their chances to tie the game but Lily Groeneveld shut the door. The final score would be a 3-2 win for Quinte. Lily Groeneveld picked up the win in net and Jaxon Elrick was named player of the game.
ON DECK: The Foley Bus Lines U10 Red Devils are now on a two-week Christmas game break. They are back in action on Saturday, January 07 in Lindsay at 2:15pm to take on the Central Ontario Wolves. Sunday, January 08 they head to Oshawa to take on the Generals at 3pm.