Local hockey teams snag silver medals at recent tournaments
The Brock Wild Atom Red squad posted four straight wins to advance to the finals of a tournament in Norwood last weekend.
The Wild first took the ice against one of the host clubs, controlling the pace of play from the opening faceoff and scoring an early goal.
While Norwood battled back to tie it just 20 seconds later, Brock quickly rallied and rolled to a 5-1 win.
The second game of the tournament was also against a Norwood team. Though it proved to be a tougher test, the Wild hung on for a 3-2 victory.
The Wild defeated Prince Edward County by a 4-1 score but finished second in the pool due to a tie-breaker that was determined by penalty minutes.
In the semifinal game, Brock took on a second team from Prince Edward County and emerged with a 3-1 win.
The finals was a rematch of the tournament’s second game, with Brock taking the ice against Norwood White.
It was a back-and-forth affair once again, with the teams battling to a 1-1 draw in regulation.
Unfortunately, a penalty midway through the overtime frame came back to haunt the Wild, as Norwood captured the title with a powerplay goal.
“But the Wild can hold their heads high coming home as Silver Medalists against a lot of high quality teams…Great work by everyone and a big congratulations on bringing home the Silver. You have made Brock very proud,” reads a write-up on the tournament on the Brock Minor Hockey site.
In addition to the success of the Atom Red squad, Brock’s Tyke squad also won silver at the Bob Black Memorial Tournament this past weekend in Oshawa but no game information was available.