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Another big weekend for ball hockey in the St. John's metro area

Just about all of them have starred, or continue to star, on the ice, but the Crown Cabinets ball hockey players are pretty good on the floor, too. Witness their win in the Tier 1 division of the provincial ball hockey championship held over the weekend in St. John’s. Of the 18 players on the roster, six are currently playing, or have played, ice hockey professionally, and six more are playing, or have played in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, with two of the latter group — Marcus Power, who recently signed with the ECHL’s Newfoundland Growlers, and Adam Holwell, who attended the Toronto Maple Leafs’ development camp — poised to embark on pro careers. Members of the Crown Cabinets squad include (from left) first row: Evan Mosher, Ryan Delaney, Cody Donaghey, Jordan Escott, Jamie Tobin, Joel Bishop, Scott Bray; second row: Zach O’Brien, Andrew Picco, Brandon Bussey, Adam Holwell, Clark Bishop, Justin Pender, Marcus Power, Stephen D’Abadie, Danny Wicks, Alex Powell and Chris Owens. Mosher and Owens play professionally overseas; Clark Bishop, Donaghey and O’Brien skated in North American pro circuits in 2017-18; and Pender is a former ECHLer. Picco, Joel Bishop, Wicks and Escott are the others who have suited up with QMJHL teams.
Just about all of them have starred, or continue to star, on the ice, but the Crown Cabinets ball hockey players are pretty good on the floor, too. Witness their win in the Tier 1 division of the provincial ball hockey championship held over the weekend in St. John’s. Of the 18 players on the roster, six are currently playing, or have played, ice hockey professionally, and six more are playing, or have played in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, with two of the latter group — Marcus Power, who recently signed with the ECHL’s Newfoundland Growlers, and Adam Holwell, who attended the Toronto Maple Leafs’ development camp — poised to embark on pro careers. Members of the Crown Cabinets squad include (from left) first row: Evan Mosher, Ryan Delaney, Cody Donaghey, Jordan Escott, Jamie Tobin, Joel Bishop, Scott Bray; second row: Zach O’Brien, Andrew Picco, Brandon Bussey, Adam Holwell, Clark Bishop, Justin Pender, Marcus Power, Stephen D’Abadie, Danny Wicks, Alex Powell and Chris Owens. Mosher and Owens play professionally overseas; Clark Bishop, Donaghey and O’Brien skated in North American pro circuits in 2017-18; and Pender is a former ECHLer. Picco, Joel Bishop, Wicks and Escott are the others who have suited up with QMJHL teams. - Contributed

Teams competed for four provincial championships at Goulds Arena

Crown Cabinets of St. John’s defeated Bonavista Cabots 5-1 in the final game to win the Tier I championship in the provincial ball hockey tournament held Sunday at the Goulds Arena.

It was a big weekend for ball hockey — coming on the heels of the world junior championship held in Mount Pearl last week — as the provincial Tier I and II men’s championships were held, along with the under-17 and U15 men’s events. Next weekend, the U13 and U11 tournaments are set for St. John’s.
The Tier I tournament MVP was Justin Pender of Crown, while teammate Zach O’Brien was the top forward. Pat O’Keefe of the St. John’s Thunder was the top defenceman, and Bonavista’s Tristan Gray was named top goalie.
In the Tier II final, it was the Gander Raiders with a 2-1 win over Grand Falls Drug Store in the final. Gander’s Adam Dawe was the MVP. Michael Cooney of Grand Falls was the top forward, and teammate James Dunn was the top goalie. The tournament’s top defenceman was Neville Godwin of G&K Plumbing.
Sunday night, the Metro Minor Ball Hockey Association’s U17s were scheduled to play Labrador Lightning for the under-17 championship, with the Black Horses from the St. John’s-based metro minor association slated to meet Labrador Impact for the U15 crown.

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Edited show G&K Plumbing, not J&K Plumbing as initially reported, was an entry in the Tier II Division

   

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