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Maple Leafs, Osprey tops in provincial major midget hockey tourney


The St. John’s Maple Leafs and Tri-Pen Osprey both posted a 3-1 records over the weekend in the first of four Newfoundland Major Midget Hockey League tournaments scheduled for the 2014-15 season.The five-team midget circuit staged a pre-season tournament, and each team will play host to a tournament this year in addition to the regular league schedule.

Ryan Ricketts (left) of the Central IcePak tries to keep the puck away from Stephen Mallard of the St. John’s Privateers during their game in a provincial major midget hockey league tournament at Goulds Arena Saturday.

The Central IcePak foiled the Leafs’ chances at a perfect record, scoring a 4-2 win over St. John’s at the Goulds Arena on Thanksgiving Day Monday.

Scottie Greene led the IcePak attack with two goals. Kyle Champion and Jared Lush netted singles. Matthew Smith and Grant Thompson replied.

The Osprey registered a 5-0 shutout win over the Western Kings Monday morning at the Goulds rink.

Conal McNamara led the winners with a pair of goals. Andrew Churchill, Ryan Dawson and Cass Warren netted singles.

The IcePak and Western Kings were both 2-2, and the St. John’s Privateers were winless in four games.

Other results

Western 9, Privateers 2

GS: Western — Brady Griffin (3), Ryan Gillam (2), Robert Hicks,

George Young, Mateo Short, James Penney; SJP — Pierce Halliday, Joel Bishop

Central 5, Privateers 3

GS: Central — Jared Lush (2), Scott Green (1 and 2), Kyle Champion, Nick Fitzgerald; SJP — Aaron Peddle (2), Adam Nolan

SJMP 7, Tri-Pen 3

GS: SJMP — Iain Gamba (2), Kyle McGrath (2), Cody Langmead, Daniel Toope, Blake Fudge; TP — Conal McNamara, Nathan Duffett, Ryan Dawson

Western 7, Central 2

GS: Western — Michael Lundrigan (3), Iain Pilgrim (1 and 2),  Robert Hicks, Jalen Gillard, James Penney; Central — Jared Lush, Kyle Champion

SJMP 5, Privateers 2

GS: SJMP — Grant Thompson (2), Iain Gamba, Kyle McGrath, Dylan Guy; SJP — Max French, Colin Chafe

Tri Pen 11, Central 3

GS: Tri-Pen — Nathan Duffett (3), Riley Deering (2 and 1), Conal McNamara, Ryan Dawson, Andrew Churchill, Lyndon Thorne, Cameron Simms, Ethan Street; Central — Andrew Mercer, Riley Gill, Kyle Regular

SJMP 5, Western 4 (SO)

GS: SJMP — Andrew Barron (1 and 2), Matt Smith, Dylan Guy,

Kyle McGrath (shoot-out winner); Western — Brady Griffin, Brandon Sexton,  James Penney, Ryan Gillam

Tri-Pen 6, Privateers 2

GS: Tri-Pen – Cameron Simms (2), Andrew Churchill, Ryan Petten, Nathan Duffett, Riley Deering (penalty shot); SJP — Max French, Shamus Sloane

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