Below is the weekly report for Nov. 28 to Dec. 4 submitted by the Quinte Red Devils AAA minor hockey association
Another successful weekend for the Foley Bus Lines U10 Red Devils with two exhibition wins on Saturday and a League play win on Sunday.
Saturday, they faced off against the Mississauga Reps for two exhibition games at the QSWC. In the first game Quinte would come out on top by a score of 8-3. Red Devil goals were scored by Max Norton (2), Ethan Dowling (2), Evan Andrews (2), Cohen Reid and Noah Gilchrist. Assists in the game went to Reid (2), Gilchrist (2), Norton and Kash Nelson. Lily Groeneveld picked up the win in net. In game two Quinte skated to a 11-1 win. Evan Andrews led the way in the goal department for the Red Devils scoring six times. Other Quinte goal scorers were Graydon Tucker (2), Will Beebe, Ethan Dowling and Mac Brown. Picking up assists were Dowling (3), Cohen Reid, Noah Gilchrist and Andrews. Blake Laurin picked up the win between the pipes.
On Sunday it was back to league play with a home game at the QSWC against Kingston. The game was a back-and-forth battle. Evan Andrews opened the scoring with three minutes left in the first period. Assists went to Will Beebe and Linden Ludolph. 30 seconds later Noah Gilchrist jammed a rebound in the net with Ethan Dowling picking up the assist. That was all the scoring in the first, making it 2-0 for Quinte. Three minutes into the second period Andrews would score again from Linden Ludolph. Kingston would score twice in the frame making the score 3-2 for the Red Devils after two periods. Malkin Courtney would score the third period’s lone goal making the final 4-2 for Quinte. Lily Groeneveld had a great game in net and picked up the win. Evan Andrews was named player of the game.
ON DECK: Thursday, the Foley Bus Lines U10s are at Home (RCAF) at 7pm vs Peterborough. Saturday, they are at home (Marmora) at 2pm vs Central Ontario and Sunday at home (Marmora) vs Oshawa at 12pm.
U16 Pita Pit Quinte Red Devils Go 1-1 at the U16 Showcase in Oakville
The U16 Pita Pit Quinte Red Devils played in Oakville over the weekend where 23 teams from across the ETA AND SCTA played in front of hundreds of pro, junior and university scouts at Joshua’s Creek Arenas. To start their weekend, the Red Devils came out strong and took a 2-1 win against the Barrie Colts. Reece Herman was in nets and goals were scored by Ben Sherwin and Owen Cassidy. Owen Cassidy was also awarded Player of the Game.
On Sunday, the Red Devils played the North Central Predators. It was a close game from start to finish but Quinte fell short, 2-1. Liam Boyer played in nets and Ben Sherwin had Quinte’s goal. Parker Fergusson was named Player of the Game.
ON DECK: The U16 Pita Pit Quinte Red Devils travel to Waterloo to play in the Waterloo Gold Puck Tournament where they’ll take on the Niagara North Stars, Hamilton Junior Bulldogs, Cambridge Hawks and the Sudbury Nickel Capitals. Good luck Red Devils!
A Win and Two Losses for the U15 Free Flow Petroleum Devils this Week
On Wednesday, the Free Flow Petroleum Devils hosted the Kingston Jr. Gaels at the CAA. Jack Foley opened scoring for the Devils in the first period, with Jacob Moore and Graydon Walst drawing assists. The second period would begin with the teams even at one each. Foley hit the net again in the second, assisted by Moore and L. Campbell, but three goals by the Gaels had the Devils in a deficit as the period ended. Foley (Moore) completed his hat trick in the third, but the Red Devils came out on the losing end of a 6-3 tilt, with Cohen Bedore taking the loss in net.
Wednesday also marked the end of the U15’s Movember Campaign, raising awareness and $1,610.00 for men’s health!
On Saturday, the U15s hosted the Peterborough Petes for a midday match. Both teams were held scoreless through the first in a fast-paced game. Early in the second frame, Kaden Koutroulides beat his defender for some open ice and found the back of the net, unassisted. In the final minutes of the second, Koutroulides, assisted by Liam Grant, would score again and the period would end with the Devils up by two. Jack Foley assisted by Ryan Kinghan and Kolby Craig widened Quinte’s lead in the third. The Petes answered with two of their own but Matthew Airhart potted an empty netter from behind the Devils goal line to make the final 4-2. Otsirakatste played a solid game in net for the win.
On Sunday, the Devils traveled to Barrie to face the Colts. The Devils fought hard during the first two periods of play, despite the Colts striking first. Jake Campbell opened scoring for the Devils in second, with Noah Lesser and Airhart drawing assists. J. Campbell again found the back of the net, assisted by Moore and Airhart and the period would end with the Devils behind by one. Foley (Airhart) found the back of the net in third, but the Colts seized control of the game and the match would end 7-3, with Brant taking the loss in net.
ON DECK: The Free Flow Petroleum Devils travel to Toronto this weekend for the Vaughan Kings Classic tournament.
The Quinte U14 E360 Solutions Red Devils went 1 and 1 in two ETA league games this week.
On Wednesday night, the U14s dominated most of the game but needed a powerplay goal from Blake Munnings off a beautiful set up from Ryan Foley to leave Kingston with a 1-0 win over the Junior Gaels. QRD outshot GK 35-15. Lily Reid picked up the shutout between the pipes. Devils of the Day were Chase Cybulskie and Wyatt Whalen.
On Saturday, the U14s were dominated in a 4-1 loss to YSE. Wyatt Whalen scored the only goal with Ryan Foley picking up the assist. Lily Reid took the loss in goal. Devils of the Day were Whalen and Foley.
ON DECK: The Quinte U14 E360 Solutions U14s head North this weekend to play NCP Saturday and the Barrie Colts on Sunday.
Regular Season Games and Tournament Action for the Gillespie’s Tree Service Red Devils
On Wednesday Nov 30 the Kingston Jr Gaels rolled into the CAA arena to face the 12-2-1 Gillespie’s Tree Service Quinte U13 Red Devils. The Red Devils got out to an early lead with goals from Liam Marion and Easton Thompson but this was soon erased as the Red Devils found themselves in penalty trouble. Kingston scored two Power play goals to tie it up. Quinte rallied back with two goals from Captain Lauchlan Whelan to lead the Red Devils to a 4-2 win. Assists went to Andrew Laurin, Coen Lowry and call-up Lawson Minifie. Ryerson Swan was solid in the pipes for the win. Quinte’s next home game is in Marmora against the tough Peterborough Pete’s on Tuesday night but first headed to Hamilton for the Hamilton Jr Bulldogs Tournament.
On Friday the Red Devils battled Huron Perth in the Hamilton Jr Bulldogs Tournament. It was the first of two games that day. Nathan Ferris started in net and got the 5-1 win with a solid performance. Brechyn Aird, Lauchlan Whelan, Joey Seguin, Coen Lowry and Ewan Dahle scored for the Red Devils. Jax Martin, Easton Thompson, Trent Clow, Drew Wright added assists in a strong-played game by the Red Devils.
That night, Quinte faced the hometown Bulldogs and were just too much for the Bulldogs. Lauchlan Whelan scored 3 for the Red Devils as Ewan Dahle, Coen Lowry, Jax Martin and Trent Clow added singles for a 7-3 win. Ryerson Swan was solid in net. Spencer Harold, Andrew Laurin 3, Jax Martin, Liam Marion and Joey Seguin added assists.
On Saturday with two more games on the docket, Quinte faced Waterloo in the morning. Captain Trent Clow had the hot hand and scored 3 for the natural hat trick as the Red Devils won 5-2. Ryder Hooey scored his first off the season from the point and Coen Lowry added the other goal. Nathan Ferris got the win and Easton Thompson, Ewan Dahle, Andrew Laurin 2 and Liam Marion added assists.
That night Quinte faced the farthest team to the west in Ontario the Windsor Jr Spitfires. Ryerson Swan got the start and was solid in the pipes as Quinte won their fourth in a row 5-2. Lauchlan Whelan had 2 goals, Ewan Dahle, Trent Clow and Brechyn Aird scored off the rush with a rocket in the top shelf. Easton Thompson 2, Andrew Laurin, Jax Martin, Joey Seguin, Spencer Harold and Ryder Hooey added assists.
On Sunday morning Quinte faced Kingston for the second time in 5 days but came up short losing 3-2 in the semis. Unfortunately, it wasn’t the result they wanted.
ON DECK: The Quinte Gillespie Tree Service U13s are back home Tuesday in Marmora against the rival Peterborough Petes @ 7pm in Marmora. Thursday night they battle the Central Ontario Wolves @ 6pm in Baltimore and then we see the North Central Predators Saturday @ 12:30 in Baltimore as well.
The Bonn Law QRD U12 Team kicked off the holiday season with a couple of wins and a team turkey dinner this past weekend.
On Friday, the Red Devils travelled to Bolton, to play two exhibition games against the talented Elgin Middlesex Canucks. The Canucks came out flying in game #1 and carried a 1-0 lead into the second period. Matt Travers went to work, closing the door between the pipes, and the QRD offence kicked in, scoring 5 unanswered goals in the final two periods for a 5-1 win. Miller Nicholson scored a pair of goals to get his team on the board, before Noah Hughes, Shea Teather and Brody Grant all added singles. Chipping in with assists was Mason Whalen (3), Holden Goulah, James Gullage, Edmund Dowling, Bryce MaRae and Noah Hughes.
In the second game of the day, The Red Devils fell behind three times in the game and were down 5-4 heading into the 3rd period. The Red Devils were able to stick to their game, and kept their foot on the gas, scoring 3 unanswered goals in the third period, to win the game 8-5. Miller Nicholson led the way with a hat trick in the game. Brody Grant and Shea Teather each added a pair of goals, and Noah Hughes added a single. Assisting on the goals; Thomas Marsden (2), James Gullage (2), Mason Whalen, Jaxson Plummer, Austin Pettey, Mason Whalen, and Noah Hughes. Dax Sage was solid in net for the win.
The Red Devils enjoyed a rare quiet weekend, which included practice Saturday, followed by their team Christmas celebration. The boys enjoyed a much-deserved rest, as they gear up for the busiest part of their season, with 9 games scheduled between now and The Christmas Break.
ON DECK: Thursday 6:00 pm @ Colborne vs Whitby. Double Header Saturday @ Belleville 12:30 vs Barrie & 7:00 pm Vs Oshawa.
Seven Games and Six Wins for the U11 Madison Excavating Red Devils this Week
While the game against the Peterborough Petes might have been delayed by ten days due to an interruption from Mother Nature, that only fuelled the Madison Excavating Quinte Red Devils U11s to put forth an even more determined effort during the rescheduled game. QRD hosted the Petes in Madoc this past Tuesday and did not disappoint. Coulter Watson would make his mark with under five minutes left in the first period, scoring the first goal of the game, and what would end up being the game-winner. Minutes later, Everett Brown would add an insurance marker, allowing the Devils to end the first period with a two-goal lead. The second period played out in a similar fashion, with QRD scoring two more consecutive goals. Max Bucknell found the back of the net first, followed shortly after with a tally from Cooper Plumley. Spirits and energy were high as QRD would begin the third period with a four-goal lead. Not even two minutes in, and Plumley was at it again, scoring his second goal of the game and the fifth for QRD. When the final buzzer sounded, the QRD fans went wild, excited by the 5-0 victory. Between the pipes, Hayden Tripp earned his second shutout of the season.
Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs 30th Annual Hockey Classic Tournament Recap: December 2nd-4th
The Madison Excavating QRD U11s had a busy and highly successful weekend, as they travelled to Hamilton and competed in their third tournament of the 2022-2023 season. The QRD U11s finished with a 5-1-0 record after round robin play. The boys had five wins under their belts after the quarter-final game, but unfortunately lost in the semi-final game to the London Jr. Knights. The game was extremely close, and the boys should be extremely proud of their efforts throughout the entire weekend.
Friday, December 2nd: Game 1
The Madison Excavating QRD U11s started off strong with a win against the Clarington Toros to begin the tournament. The first period nearly finished without a goal from either side. With just two seconds left, Blake McManus would change that, burying the puck in the back of Clarington’s net with the game-winning goal. Period two would see fierce competition from both teams, but neither side would score. QRD altered that narrative with a second goal in the third period from Cooper Plumley. In net, Ben Larmer successfully earned his second shutout of the season.
Friday, December 2nd: Game 2
Later that evening, QRD would take on the Gloucester Rangers. Regardless of the late-night game, QRD was ready to bring it. At the end of period one, QRD was in the lead with the lone goal from Dylan Chalk. The Rangers managed to tie it up briefly in the second period, however, QRD rallied minutes later with the game-winning goal from Reed Kavanagh. It was downhill from there for the Rangers. The final three minutes of the period would see Cooper Plumley score two goals. He then opened the scoring in the third period too, with a hat trick. QRD was sitting pretty with their four-goal lead. Then, with only two minutes and ten seconds left in the game, Blake Sills would blast a puck past Gloucester’s goalie, scoring the sixth goal for QRD. The game ended in a 6-1 victory for QRD, the team’s second win that day. Between the pipes, Hayden Tripp helped to secure the win.
Saturday, December 3rd: Game 1
Late Saturday afternoon, QRD would go head-to-head with the Credit River Capitals. The first period was coming to a close when Kade Osterhout scored, not one, but two back-to-back goals, allowing QRD to begin period two with a two-goal lead. Early in the second period, the Capitals would then score, igniting a fire under the QRD boys. Coulter Watson would bury a puck about five minutes after Credit River’s first goal. Roughly five minutes after that, the Capitals would score two back-to-back goals in quick succession. Kade Osterhout then finished off his hat trick, to which the Capitals again responded. It was a four-goal tie going into the third period. After some back-and-forth action for the first nine and a half minutes of the period, the Capitals would score their fifth and final goal of the game. Two minutes later, Everett Brown would score QRD’s fifth goal to tie things up once again. In the final forty-eight seconds of the game, Kade Osterhout found the back of the net again, scoring his fourth goal of the game; the game-winning goal. The game ended in a 6-5 victory for QRD – their third win of the tournament. Goaltender, Ben Larmer, made some timely saves and worked hard to keep the game close.
Saturday, December 3rd: Game 2
Saturday evening would again end in success, as QRD took on the Waterloo Wolves. The first period would see both teams fighting hard to score, but neither had success. The second period, however, was dominated by QRD. A mere twenty-seven seconds into the second, Kade Whelan would find the back of the net, opening the scoring for QRD. With five minutes and twenty-seconds left in the second, Everett Brown would score the game-winning goal. Kade Osterhout then added an insurance marker a little over two minutes later, and QRD took a 3-0 lead after two periods. In the third, Waterloo would make a feeble attempt at a comeback, with their lone goal coming early on. QRD answered the lone Waterloo goal with one from Robbie Robinson. The game ended in a 4-1 win for QRD, solidifying their spot in a quarter-final game on Sunday. In net, Hayden Tripp made some stellar saves and helped to secure the win.
Sunday, December 4th: Game 1
After a late game on Saturday night, QRD was back on the ice early Sunday morning for a quarter-final game against the Niagara North Stars. The winning streak would continue, with another amazing game from QRD. Things got off to a rocky start, with the North Stars being the sole goal-scorers in the first period. QRD would pick things up quickly, however, in the second period. Two minutes in, Dylan Chalk blasted the puck past Niagara’s goalie, opening the scoring for QRD. About four minutes later, Kade Osterhout would add an insurance marker to give QRD a 2-1 lead. The North Stars would tie things up four minutes later with a second goal of their own. Everett Brown then buried the puck with one minute and thirty-eight seconds left in the period. QRD was not done either. With only nine seconds until the end of period two, Kade Whelan would score the game-winning goal. QRD began the third period with a 4-2 lead. Three minutes into the third, Kade Whelan found the back of the net for the second time, followed up by a Robbie Robinson bomb from the point, extending QRD’s lead to 6-2. The North Stars would make one final plea to get back onto the scoreboard, with a final goal coming two minutes and seventeen seconds before the final buzzer. QRD would earn their fifth win of the tournament, and a spot in a semi-final game, with a final score of 6-3. In net, Ben Larmer displayed some excellent goaltending skills, helping to earn the win.
Sunday, December 4th: Game 2
It was feeling like déja vu for QRD. They were once again head-to-head with the London Jr. Knights, but this time for a semi-final game rather than the quarter-final game that they matched up in a couple of weeks ago in a tournament in Niagara Falls. The first period was a challenging one for QRD. The Knights would score three consecutive goals and finish the first period with a three-goal lead. Their steam had run out, however, and they failed to score another goal for the rest of the game. The second period would see a lone goal, skillfully scored by Max Bucknell, with only one minute and twenty-two seconds left until the end of the period. QRD continued to battle back in the third, when Blake McManus buried a shot from the point with just over ten minutes to play. There was a glimmer of hope for QRD, but unfortunately, the semi-final game ended with their only loss this weekend; the final score being 3-2 for the Knights. In net, Hayden Tripp worked hard to keep his team in the game.
Despite not moving on to the finals, the team should be incredibly proud of making it to the semi-finals. With a phenomenal display of teamwork, QRD netted twenty-six goals this weekend and only allowed twelve goals against. Moreover, the team continued to build on their strengths and had great success overall.
Coach’s Corner with Head Coach Andrew Brown
“What a great weekend of hockey and team building. We brought our consistency and drive to be better to another level. Coaches are very proud and a special shout out to both goaltenders on a great weekend.”
ON DECK: Saturday, December 10th @ Whitby Wildcats