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Peewees hockey champs complete the sweep

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Luke scoring tie goal in final

Nick the Brick makes another save

Nick the Brick makes another save

By Dan Davies
PEC Kings Peewee BB coach
The PEC Peewee BB  team started last weekend’s Milk tourney trying to upgrade the previous weekend’s successful B championship in Detroit for the Motown Cup.

Friday morning started early against rival Port Hope. The Kings came out flying and by the second period were able to build a 4-1 lead by the end of the second period. Their aggressive nature caught up to them though and allowed Port Hope to crawl back into the game. After taking a few too many penalties Port Hope capitalized to comeback but would be denied the win as the Kings held on for a 4-3 win. Game Puck winner and MVP were Nic Kirby and Riley St.Pierre
Goal scorers Riley St Pierre (2) Ian Harrison (2)

The King’s second game came against the Richmond Carleton West Crusaders was Friday afternoon in Picton. The Kings were taken aback by the size of some of the players as they stepped on the ice.  The Crusaders jumped out to an early 1 goal lead but the Kings were not about to give up.  Despite being out chanced the Kings were able to persevere and tie the game. Action continued with tremendous opportunities at both ends of the ice. Finally the Kings were able to break the stalemate and go up 2-1. Nick McGrayne stood on his head to keep the Crusaders from completing the comeback and the Kings prevailed with another close one. Gamepuck winner and MVP were and Nic McGrayne and Hayden Legere
Goal Scorers Riley St.Pierre and Nick Kirby

Game 3 for the Kings was against previously undefeated Simcoe. The game started out fast-paced again and there was no doubts the Kings were hungry for another win. The Simcoe squad was not big but they provided a huge challenge to match their speed and positional play. The Kings again jumped out to an early 2-0 lead and held on to it until the third period. The temptation to play a physical game was too much again and they found themselves with three men in the penalty box with 5 minutes remaining. They managed to defend a five on three for over 2 minutes until Simcoe finally scored to make it 2-1. With only a couple minutes remaining in the game, there defense killed off the remaining powerplay to end the game at 2-1. Gamepuck winner and MVP went to Thomas Davies and Max Lindsay.
Goal Scorers Dillon Percy and Ben Giroux

Game 4 saw the Kings take on another Ottawa based team, the Golden Knights. The Kings still need to gain some points in this game to ensure a trip to the final. From the time the puck dropped to the end of the game the Kings dominated with their high-end skill and tenacity. The final score was a 7-1 thrashing to ensure their trip to the final. Gamepuck winner and MVP were Ian H and Luc M
Goal scorers were Ian Harrison (2), Luc Mayfield (2) Max Lindsay, Jackson Fox, and Hayden Legere.

The finals saw the Kings have to take on rival Port Hope again in a game that all knew would be a close one. On the line was not only a win for team, but also a 5 year Milk Tournament winning streak for Nic McGrayne in net and 4 year streaks for Davies and Lindsay. The Kings again started out fast and gained the early lead with a goal by Jackson Fox. The Kings out chanced the Phantoms considerably through the first 2 periods but weren’t able to bury the puck and settled for a 1-0 lead going into the third. Port Hope was able to even the score midway through the third on an open rebound and then take a 2-1 lead immediately after on another well played goal by Porthope. With 2-1/2 minutes remaining and the Kings pressing, the Kings took a questionable penalty that would have ended it for most teams. With 30 seconds remaining, Luc Mayfield stepped out of the penalty box and was hit with a 100 foot pass from Legere for the breakaway and goal that would send this game to overtime.
Overtime saw 3 minutes of 4 on 4 play with neither team too willing to make a major mistake and would lead to the often dreaded shootout.
With Riley St. Pierre scoring on the first attempt for the Kings, it came down to Nic McGrayne in net to seal the fate for himself and the Kings, and he did it in style. He held his pads to the post for an ill-fated attempted deke for the win.
Puckwinner and MVP were Ben Giroux and Luc Mayfield

Later that afternoon the Kings were treated to a 10 minute talk by Hockey Hall of Famer Paul Coffey at the Wellington Arena that topped off an already incredible weekend.

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