Maple Leafs win mid-season major midget tourney

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The St. John's Maple Leafs completed a perfect weekend in Whitbourne by downing the host Tri-Pen Osprey 4-1 Sunday in the final game of the provincial major midget hockey league's mid-season tournament.

The Leafs went 4-0 in the tourney, which saw the league's five teams play a total of 10 games over three days at Whitbourne Stadium. The results count in the regular-season standings.

On Sunday, Andrew Paul scored twice for the Maple Leafs (13-5-0) against the Osprey, while Adam Caines and Dylan MacKenzie added single goals

Ethan Street was the only Tri-Pen (6-11-1) player to score on Leafs' goalie Redmond Hunt, who made 21 saves. St. John's outshot Tri-Pen 27-22.

Their weekend showing moves the Maple Leafs to within six points of the league-leading Central IcePak (14-2-4), who downed the St. John's Privateers 8-2 in Sunday's other game.

Central went 3-0-1 in the tourney, its only blemish being a 4-3 overtime loss to the Leafs on Friday.

The Privateers (5-12-1) were winless in their four games, including a 6-3 lsetback to the Leafs on Saturday.

The league's other team, the Western Royals (8-8-2), split their four games over the weekend. Tri-Pen went 1-3.

Friday

Central 4, Tri-Pen 2

Maple Leafs 4, Western 1

Maple Leafs 4, Central 3 (OT)

Western 8, Privateers 2

Saturday

Maple Leafs 6, Privateers 3

Western 5-Tri-Pen 3

Tri-Pen Osprey 6, Privateers 3

Central 5, Western 3

Sunday

Central 8, St. John's Privateers 2

St. John's Maple Leafs 4, Tri-Pen 1

Organizations: Maple Leafs, Leafs on Friday.The Privateers

Geographic location: St. John's, Whitbourne Stadium

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  • Bright Vision
    December 09, 2013 - 15:24

    I have to ask who made the decision to host a tournament in a place where there are no accommodations? Nothing against Whitbourne but when we have to play 2 games in one day, number of hours in between games and no where to stay, what are we supposed to do with players, family etc? Most, if not all teams stayed in St John's, so outside of door and canteen, how did the area benefit? HNL has accommodation expectations for anyone wanting to host All NL tournament so why can't decision makers of this league use same common sense. It is not the best time of year for driving and anyone in that area over the weekend understands what I mean so it makes no sense to put the safety of these players, coaches and families in harms way. It just takes a little common sense.. Jack