Novice B Braves victorious in home tournament
Pictured in front is Dryden Coleman. Second row from left is: Caleb Grady, Aiden Casselman, Blake Nuttall, Vinny Anderson and Kyan Helmer. Third row from left is: Carter Rolland, Josh MacMillan, Lukas Sullivan, Noah Mainville and Hayden Darling. Back row from left is: assistant coach Joey Sullivan, head coach Todd Anderson and assistant coach John Grady. The NGS Novice B Braves captured the A championship at their home tournament in Finch on Oct. 24. Pictured in front is Dryden Coleman. Second row from left is: Caleb Grady, Aiden Casselman, Blake Nuttall, Vinny Anderson and Kyan Helmer. Third row from left is: Carter Rolland, Josh MacMillan, Lukas Sullivan, Noah Mainville and Hayden Darling. Back row from left is: assistant coach Joey Sullivan, head coach Todd Anderson and assistant coach John Grady.
The NGS Novice B Braves captured the A championship at their home tournament in Finch on Oct. 24, and looked good doing it.
Sporting new jerseys the North-Glen-Stor Braves have purchased this season, the young novice team becomes the association’s first championship team with the new duds.
NGS opened the tournament at North Stormont Arena with a 6-1 victory over the Casselman Vikings. Despite the early-morning start, the Braves shooters were ready for action as they took a 4-0 lead after the first period with goals from Blake Nuttall, two, Caleb Grady and Vinny Anderson. Nuttall capped off a fabulous game scoring another goal in each of the second and third periods. Carter Rolland had three assists in the victory with Anderson, Grady and Josh MacMillan handing out one each. Dryden Coleman was victorious in goal. Casselman spoiled Coleman’s shutout bid with just 1:20 remaining when Cedryk Baril found the back of the net.
In the Braves’ second game, they handled the Nepean Grizzlies 12-0. Nuttall, Grady and Noah Mainville each had two goals while Rolland had a goal and two assists. Lukas Sullivan, Anderson, Aiden Coleman, MacMillan and Hayden Darling all added singles in the win. Grady, MacMillan and Kyan Helmer each had two assists while Dryden Coleman earned the shutout this time around.
In the final, NGS went head-to-head with Lower-St. Lawrence rival Alexandria Glens. The two teams provided some excellent entertainment trading goals in the first period leading to an exciting final. Grady opened the scoring midway through the period for NGS, after an effective give-and-go play with Anderson, only to have Alexandria’s Jacob St. Denis knot the score at 1-1 a minute later. In the second period, the Braves regained the lead when Nuttall scored early on assisted by MacMillan. Heading into the third down by a goal, the Glens didn’t waste any time as Donald McDougald scored under a minute in to make the score 2-2. Grady restored the home side’s lead with 6:30 remaining sliding the puck under the Alexandria goaltender for the eventual game-winning goal. Nuttall capped off his productive tournament after streaking down the wing and filling in an empty-net with 1:06 remaining to seal a 4-2 victory.
In the B final, Casselman defeated North Dundas 2 by a 5-2 score. In the C final, North Dundas 1 defeated Nepean 6-0.
NGS also had some success during a mid-day skills competition as the relay race team of Noah Mainville, Carter Rolland, Blake Nutttall and Vinny Anderson captured the victory. Alexandria’s Cason Deguire was named the top goaltender. North Dundas 1 skater Cole Van Lanen won the shootout event while a Nepean skater captured the accuracy shooting competition.