The Gillespie’s Tree Service U14 Quinte Red Devils took a trip this weekend to play games #6 and #7 of the 10-game playoff round robin! 

The first match of the weekend was in Innisfil where they faced off against the Barrie Jr. Colts. After a hard-fought game, the Devils dropped this one 5-4 in overtime. Goals came from Whelan, Minifie, Clow and Dahle, helpers were added by Clow (2), Minifie, Dewar, Harold, Laurin, and B. Aird. Ferriss was in net for this matchup.  

With a quick turnaround less then 24 hours later the squad was facing off against the North Central Predators. The Devils walked away with a convincing 9-2 win with goals coming from Laurin (2), Dahle (2), Peeters, Jones, Clow,  B. Aird and Whelan. Helpers were added by Laurin (2), Dahle (2), Fisher (2), Dewar (2), Whelan (2), Peeters, Clow, B. Aird, Lowry, Kennedy and Seguin. Gayle getting the win in net. 

ON DECK: The Devils finish the playoff round robin with their final three games this week.


Three Playoff Wins for the Madison Excavating U12s this Week!

Week three of playoffs for the Madison Excavating U12 Quinte Red Devils began in Little Britain on Wednesday night, as the boys faced off against the Central Ontario Wolves for game five. Just one minute and forty-seven seconds into the first period, the Wolves seized an early lead, setting the tone for an intense battle. Midway through the second, the Wolves managed to find the back of the net once again, off a double deflection. Displaying resilience, the Devils mounted a comeback, responding with a goal of their own approximately three minutes after the Wolves’ second score. Heading into the final period with the tally standing at 2-1 in favour of COW, the Devils launched a relentless comeback effort. Just two minutes and twelve seconds into the third period, Quinte tied the game up at two. With momentum in their favour, QRD continued to apply pressure, capitalizing on a powerplay opportunity to take a 3-2 lead. With three seconds left on the clock, the Devils added an insurance marker, scoring an empty-net goal and solidifying a 4-2 victory over the Wolves.

For playoff game six, the Devils found themselves in Whitby on Saturday afternoon for a tilt with the Wildcats. The game unfolded with a tense first period, during which neither team managed to find the back of the net. In the second period, it was the Wildcats who struck first, breaking the deadlock with the first goal of the game. The Devils quickly answered back, however, evening the score just four minutes later. In the final frame, Whitby capitalized on two powerplay opportunities, netting a pair of goals to take a 3-1 lead, putting QRD in a precarious position. The Devils rallied, scoring a crucial goal with just over eight minutes left on the clock, narrowing the gap and injecting a renewed sense of hope into the team. QRD thought they tied the game with forty seconds left, however, the ref waved it off due to a high stick. The team re-focused and continued to apply pressure, which paid off, as they netted a game-tying powerplay goal just twenty-six seconds before the final buzzer. Heading into overtime with the score tied at three, QRD continued their offensive push, which culminated in a game-winning goal just thirty-one seconds into the extra frame, sealing their remarkable 4-3 victory over the Wildcats.

In playoff game number seven, the Devils were back on home ice in Madoc on Sunday afternoon, facing off against the Central Ontario Wolves for the second time that week. The Devils were first to strike, capitalizing on a powerplay opportunity just four minutes and sixteen seconds into the first period. Despite numerous scoring opportunities and attempts from both sides, neither team managed to find the back of the net for the remainder of the game. As the final buzzer sounded, it was the Devils who emerged victorious, securing a 1-0 shutout win over the Wolves – QRD’s third consecutive win of the week. 

Coach’s Corner with Head Coach, Evan Osterhout: “It was an exciting week for the team and the players are ‘all in’.”

ON DECK: Wednesday, March 13th @ Clarington Toros (6:30pm – Darlington Sports Centre).


The 417 Bus Line U11 Red Devils Have Three Playoff Wins

The team won all three of their playoff games, to improve their playoff record to 4-0

Thursday night Quinte hosted the Kingston Jr. Gaels at a packed and loud RCAF. This was an entertaining game right from puck drop. The Red Devils found themselves down 2-0 but came back to win the game 3-2 in overtime. Scoring for Quinte were Ryker Thompson, Noah Gilchrist and Cohen Reid.Picking up assists were Lily Groeneveld and Jaxon Elrick. Groeneveld was in net for the win and Reid was named the Devil of The Day.

Saturday was a home game in Marmora against the North Central Predators. The Red Devils skated to a 6-2 win. Scoring for Quinte were Kash Nelson (2), Will Beebe (2), Jaxon Elrick and Mac Brown. Picking up assists were Max Norton (2), Cohen Reid (2), Nelson, Noah Gilchrist, Malkin Courtney, Will Beebe and Ryker Thompson. Blake Laurin was in net for the win and Nelson was named the Devil of The Day.

Sunday the team travelled to Markham to take on the Waxers. The Red Devils came out on top 5-1. Scoring for Quinte were Graydon Tucker (2), Max Norton, Kash Nelson and Will Beebe. Picking up assists were Mac Brown (2), Nelson, Cohen Reid, Jaxon Elrick, Braydon Struaghan and Malkin Courtney. Lily Groeneveld was in net for the win and Tucker was named the Devil of The Day.

ON DECK: The 417 Bus Line U11 Red Devils are in Oshawa on Wednesday night, Saturday they are at home (Marmora – 12pm) vs. Markham and Sunday at North Central.


The Breakaway Fuels U10s Win Three in Convincing Fashion

The Breakaway Fuels U10s grabbed three more playoff wins while surrendering just two goals.

The week started Thursday night in Baltimore when the young devils hosted the Oshawa Generals.  They would score one in the first before opening the game up with 5 straight in the second.  The Generals wouldn’t give up and would score a pair in the third to match the two Quinte would score.  Final score was 8-2.  Deacon Vos would grab the win in net and Kolton Solmes would take home the fork for his solid 40-minute effort.

Saturday would find the boys hosting the North Central Predators at the Keeler Centre in Colborne. This game was all Devils as the kids would score on their first 4 shifts and go on to score 5 goals in each period to post a 15-0 win.  Jordan Andrews grabbed the win between the pipes and the entire team would be awarded the Devils fork for a complete team effort and continuing to play QRD hockey despite the lopsided score.

Sunday found the Breakaway boys in a rematch with the Generals in Oshawa.  This was a tight checking affair from the start and despite chances from both teams the game would remain scoreless until late in the second when Quinte would score two quick ones on the same shift.  The third period was all Quinte, and they would score 4 more to pick up their second straight shutout with a 6-0 win.  Deacon Vos picked up the win in net and along with Kai Mackie would take home the Devils fork.

ON DECK: With an 8-0 playoff record the Breakaway Fuels U10 Red Devils have just two playoff games left next weekend.  Saturday has them in Marmora for their final home game of the year against the Markham Waxers and Sunday has them on a long road trip north to take on the Predators in North Central in a St Patrick’s Day battle.