The Mount Pearl Senior High Huskies got goals from three different players to defeat the Queen Elizabeth Pioneers from C.B.S. 3-1 to win the third annual Royal Newfoundland Regiment Memorial High School Hockey Tournament — the Beaumont Hamel Centennial Cup — at the Paradise Double Ice Complex Sunday.
The tournament, hosted by the Holy Spirit Falcons of C.B.S., honours the Royal Newfoundland Regiment soldiers during the First World War.
Lucas Osmond, Nick French and Alexander French scored for the Huskies. Kent Gillingham replied.
Semifinal play saw the Huskies beat the Holy Heart Highlanders of St. John’s 4-1. Osmond, Alexander French, with a shorthanded effort, Nick Gosse, Ian McIntosh scored for Mount Pearl, while Jakob Hann had the lone goal for Heart.
The Pioneers advanced with a 1-0 win over Mount Pearl’s O’Donel Patriots. Gillingham scored the game’s only goal.
The tournament drew 16 teams from across the island. The playoffs were known as the Trail of the Caribou championship playoff series, with the four remaining teams winning one of four Trail of the Caribou banners in honor of battles the Regiment fought in including Courtai, Masnieres, Monchy-le-Preus and Gueudecourt.