Bears bounce back from OT loss to gain spot in semifinals

FERGUS – The District 4/10 champion Orangeville Scarlet Bears bounced back to gain a berth in the CWOSSA high school AAA boys’ hockey championship tournament at the Centre Wellington Sportsplex.

The Bears suffered a 2-1 loss in overtime to the Elmira Lancers before downing the Owen Sound Wolves 7-0 in their second game.

With a win and a loss, Orangeville gets into Tuesday’s semifinals where they’ll play the Resurrection Phoenix of Kitchener. The Phoenix finished atop the other pool with wins over the Waterloo-Oxford Crusaders (4-3) of Baden and North Park Trojans (8-1) of Brantford.

Liam Eveleigh scored the overtime winner for Elmira in the victory over Orangeville. Lukas Shantz had scored in the third period for the Lancers after Jake Quinlan connected in the first for Orangeville.

The Bears didn’t have any trouble with Owen Sound as the Wolves had 11 players for the game. Orangeville scored twice in the first and twice in the second while Cole Murray recorded the shutout.

Liam Smith and Trevor Castle scored twice apiece while single goals were netted by Trent Armstrong, Leighton Cooke and Ben Neumann. Quinlan and Robbie Secenj-Williams each had two assists while single assists were awarded to Castle, Ryan Graham, Elgin Cooke, Smith, Cole Teeple, Armstrong, Ben Ferguson and Josh Presley.

Resurrection received goals from Matt Temple, Aidan Brady, Blake Stefan and Stewart Brenner in the win over Waterloo-Oxford. Cole Stannix, Darcy Mosburger and Alex Wagler scored for the Crusaders.

Blake Stephenson and Brenner tallied twice apiece for Resurrection in the win over North Park. Getting single goals were Ethan Januskiewicz, Tayler Rochan, T.J. Ellis and Ethan Hepditch. Jason McKay had the lone goal for the Trojans.

In other games, Elmira defeated Owen Sound 6-1 and Waterloo-Oxford edged North Park 1-0.

Lukas Shantz and Austin Cousineau scored twice each for Elmira in the win over Owen Sound while Lucas Huber and Nolan Hislop had single goals. Hunter Schultz scored the goal for Owen Sound.

Adam Barr had the lone goal of the game between Waterloo-Oxford and North Park.

Tuesday’s semifinals have Orangeville playing Resurrection at 9:30 a.m. and Elmira playing Waterloo-Oxford at 10 a.m.

Semifinal winners will meet in the 2 p.m. final.


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