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ALMAGUIN — The thought of ugly Christmas sweaters could be a good-luck charm for the Peewee Ice Devils.
NOVICE LOCAL LEAGUE
By Connie McCaig
The Novice Ice Devils continued to dominate as they hosted Muskoka’s Wes Finch and Sons Dec. 10 in Burk's Falls. The Ice Devils took an early lead scoring three times in the first period. By the end of the second period, we were up 5-0. During the third, South Muskoka was able to sneak one past our goalie, but we quickly scored another. The team’s hard work gave them another win with a final score of 6-1.
The Novice team has an impressive season on the go with a record of 9-0-0.
Next weekend the Ice Devils head to Bracebridge to face off against South Muskoka’s Blakewood Construction for their final game of 2016. The puck drops at 10 a.m.
PEEWEE LOCAL LEAGUE
By Becki Carleton
With a postgame team Christmas dinner and ugly sweater contest planned, spirits were high heading into a snowy evening showdown with the first place Shamrocks on Sunday at the Bobby Orr Community Centre in Parry Sound, and despite missing a few players, the Peewee Ice Devils came to play.
The game got off to a quick start as Parry Sound opened the scoring before the game was three minutes old, then added another to take a 2-0 lead after one period of play.
Almaguin's Connor McLaren and Brayden Moore bookended a Shamrocks goal in the second to tie the game at 2-2, after two. For Moore, the goal was a fitting end to a beautiful solo rush, as he beat a Parry Sound defender, before deking the Shamrocks goalie and sliding the puck into the back of the net.
With Almaguin serving a third period penalty, Parry Sound once again grabbed the lead, but again the Devils had an answer, this time courtesy of Hayden Snow. Then with only 2:04 remaining in the game, the Shamrocks scored what surely should have been the winner, poking in a loose puck in front of the Almaguin net. However, someone forgot to (cover) Moore and he still had more heroics in him, banging home the tying goal in the final minute to give the visitors a well earned 4-4 tie and a big point in the standings.
Player of the game for Almaguin (and winner of the ugly Christmas sweater contest) with a stellar effort between the pipes was "Buddy" dePeuter.
The Peewee's face one final test prior to the Holidays as they are on the road again next Saturday at 11 a.m. in Gravenhurst to battle South Muskoka C.C. Tatham.
BANTAM LOCAL LEAGUE
By Tena Butticci
For the second weekend in a row, the Bantam LL faced off against the Parry Sound Shamrocks 1. This game would prove to be a challenge for both teams in the penalty box. First period, our Bantams lit up the board with two goals by Kaycee Dinar-Buckmaster, with one assist by Tyler Haggert. Then closing out the first period, one more by Brett Cox-Zamaria, assisted by Tyler Haggert and Breanna Dobbie.
Hitting the ice for second period the Shamrocks were able to come back with two goals.
The Devils, feeling the pressure were able to nail one more, scored by the Cox-Zamaria team, Brett with help from Abby, taking us into the final period with a lead of 4-2.
Third period was a challenge for the Devils as penalties played a big part with the team down two players for half the period, but Kaycee and Tyler increased our lead with two more goals before the Shamrocks came back with two power play goals.
Pulling their goalie and putting the pressure on our net minder, Jordan Watt stood tall protecting his net and denied many shots. Final score was 6-4 in favour of the Devils. Next game before the new year will be Saturday, Dec. 17, in Huntsville with a puck drop scheduled for 8:10 a.m.
On behalf of the players and coaching staff we would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season and remember, keep your stick on the ice.
By Shelly Stillar
Almaguin Midget Rep Ice Devils had a very busy weekend with three games. Friday night we started out at home in Sundridge with a game versus the Huntsville Otters. Always a popular draw for fans to watch these two rival teams go head-to-head and Friday nights game was no exception. With the two teams ending in a draw of 2-2. Our two goals were from Andy Coleman and Sam Baker-Pauley.
Saturday afternoon we were at Port Carling versus the Muskoka Rock. It was a high scoring game for the Ice Devils with a win of 8-3. The Rock becoming frustrated, had three of their players ejected from the game from retaliations. Our captain, Sam Baker-Pauley, had another fabulous game getting himself a hat trick. Sam started us off with the scoring of the first two goals in the first period. The second period brought us another couple goals from Andy Coleman and Bryson Holotuk. The third period brought in the remaining four goals. Aidan Flynn smoked one in from a great pass from Aidan Anger. Sam Baker-Pauley scoring his "hatty" goal, Andy Coleman and followed by Aidan Angers goal.
Sunday had the team over to the Parry Sound Bobby Orr Community Centre versus the Shamrocks. The game was very fast, our goalie Mark Strudwick was fantastic between the pipes, but we came up scoreless after a few chances making the Parry Sound goalie work hard for their 3-0 win.