Erin, Norwell to meet in A/AA boys hockey semifinals
KINCARDINE – The two District 4/10 teams in the CWOSSA boys A/AA high school hockey championship tournament each had two wins and a loss on the tournament’s opening day Monday.
The Erin Raiders defeated the Galt Ghosts and the Kincardine Knights by identical 4-1 scores and they were edged 2-1 in a shootout by the St. David Celtics of Waterloo.
The Norwell Varsity Reds of Palmerston blanked the Grey Highlands Lions of Flesherton 2-0 and Pauline Johnson Thunderbirds of Brantford 6-0, but lost 4-2 to the Holy Trinity Titans of Simcoe.
Matt Collette, Chris Ferri, Jake Cuthbert and Jordan Tutt had a goal apiece for Erin in the win over Galt. Collette and Ferri each had two assists while single assists were awarded to Liam McGill, Trevor Griffiths, Tutt and Josh Vagenas.
Josh Vagenas had a goal and an assist against Kincardine while Ethan Seifried, Collette and Ferri added single goals. Darren Eby and Tutt each had an assist.
In the loss to St. David, Erin scored in the first period while the Celtics tied it with 3:30 to go in regulation time and won it in the shootout. Collette had an unassisted goal for Erin.
Norwell scored single goals in the first and second periods in the win over Grey Highlands.
Brett Armstrong and Brodie Hoffele scored the goals while assists went to Isaiah Thornback, Caleb Cribbin, Nole Black and Will Dennison.
The Varsity Reds had four goals in the first period in the win over Pauline Johnson.
Hoffele struck for two of the goals while Dylan Richardson, Parker Miller, Caleb Cribbin and Payton McIsaac also scored. Zach Cribbin and Cody Camm each had two assists while Richardson, Miller, Hoffele, Caleb Cribbin, Armstrong and Thornback each had one assist.
Holy Trinity scored twice in the final six minutes of regulation time for the win over Norwell.
Dennison and Miller each had a goal and an assist for the Varsity Reds while Camm and Boston Will each had one assist.
The Raiders and Varsity Reds are to meet in Tuesday morning’s semifinals while St. David and Holy Trinity were to battle in the other semifinal.
Winners advance to the 2 p.m. final at Kincardine’s Davidson Centre.
- Guelph Sports Journal