dr martens air wair Bantam team from Central Newfoundland packs a punch
have a pretty young team and some guys are still learning the game for some guys it their first time playing at a AAA level or at a level where there hitting involved. It took some time for them to adjust, said Canning.
The Ice Jam featured the top Bantam AAA teams from the Atlantic provinces, as well as other provincial teams Tri Pen Ice, Tri Com Thunder and St. John Hitmen. The IcePak finished higher than any other provincial Bantam AAA team and scored more round robin goals.
best players were our best players,
but even when those guys didn have the offensive touch in a particular game, other guys stepped up and scored some big goals, said Canning. a coach, it made me really happy seeing that.
Bradley Blake led the way in the three game round robin with four goals and two assists. Kobe Burt followed with a goal and four helpers,
while Nathan Casey and Marty Bowers collected four points each.
Blake continued his torrid scoring pace in the round of 16 and quarterfinal games, scoring twice and adding three assists.
Goalies Nicholas Bradley and Dinn Mitchell both picked up wins in the round robin, and Dinn played in both playoff games.
When the tournament ended, Burt was given a First Team All Star nod,
while Blake and defenceman Nickolas Dyson picked up Second Team All Star nods.
Canning couldn have been happier for his players.
do that in a tournament with so many great players is amazing. For Kobe to make the First All Star Team means he one of the three best forwards in that tournament, and there are some high ranking players that are on some impressive radars of those in the hockey world that were left off that team, said Canning. and Bradley are go to guys for us, and they really stepped up their games for us. They great leaders,
they the first guys in the corner on the puck, they block shots and did what was needed.
thing about Nick is he a top pairing defenceman it a little harder on him because we put him up against the other team best players, added Canning about Dyson. does that with a smile on his face and he loves that challenge. He had some tough assignments in Halifax, so for him to be named an all star is very impressive.