U18A RENEGADES BRING HOME THE GOLD FROM CLEVELAND!!!, News (Newmarket Minor Hockey)

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Nov 07, 2023 | Chris Neale | 793 views
U18A RENEGADES BRING HOME THE GOLD FROM CLEVELAND!!!
The NMHA U18A team won gold in dramatic fashion Sunday in Cleveland at the Rock N Roll Classic Hockey Tournament.  

After going undefeated in round-robin play we faced a highly ranked Wheatfield Blades team from western New York in the semi-final game. It was a great back and forth game but strong goaltending and team resilience resulted in a 3-1 victory and berth in the championship game on Sunday.  

The gold medal game saw a rematch against game three opponents, the Amherst Knights. That game was a very chippy penalty filled game that resulted in a 4-4 tie. More of the same was expected in the finals.

The boys game out flying and after a solid start some questionable penalties and a few bad bounces resulted in 3-0 deficit halfway through the opening period. 

A timeout allowed the boys to reset and their never say die attitude allowed us to chip away for the balance of the game to end up in a 5-5 tie at the end of regulation. A five-minute 4v4 overtime began with us controlling the play right from the beginning. The opposing team took an ill-timed penalty allowing us to capitalize with the extra man and burying the puck for the tournament win! 

Congratulations to all players, team staff and parents for a successful tournament in Cleveland……One that will not be forgotten by anyone there! 

GO RENEGADES GO!

 
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