By Kathy Johnson
THE COAST GUARD
The Shelburne County Flames captured the Hockey Nova Scotia Midget B provincial championship before a hometown crowd in Barrington on Sunday (March 15).
Five teams competed in the three-day tourney, hosted by the Shelburne County Minor Hockey Association.
The Flames opened the tourney with a 10-4 win over the Lunenburg Falcons. Matthew Goodwin racked up a hat trick and two assists for the Flames, earning the offensive MVP game award. Jordan Goreham added two goals and two assists, with a goal and two assists each from Tyler Goreham and Tristan Ross. Dylan Conrad posted a pair of markers. Jacob Blades chipped in a goal and an assist. Shamus Atwood had the win in net. Defensive player of the game went to Tristan Ross.
Shelburne edged the Pictou Maripacs 4-3 in game two. Offensive player of the game, Jordan Goreham, notched a pair of goals for the Flames, with a goal and an assist from Matthew Goodwin and a single marker from Tristan Ross. Defensive player of the game was David Lee Wamback. Wining goalie was Ryan Mader.
The Strait Richmond Pirates shaded the Flames 5-4 in game three. Offensive player of the game Jordan Goreham had two goals with one each from Josh Rapp and Scott Markotich. Flames’ goalie Shamus Atwood was named defensive player of the game for Shelburne.
The Flames came back with a 4-3 overtime against the Chebucto Atlantics to advance to the championship game. Jordan Goreham led the Flames with two goals including the game winner. Offensive player of the game Tyler Goreham had a goal and assist, with a single marker from Jacob Blades. Flames’ goalie Ryan Madar was named defensive player of the game.
Shelburne dumped Pictou 6-2 to win the championship. Jordan Goreham led the Flames with a hat trick and two assists to earn his third offensive player of the game award in the tournament. Tyler Goreham added two goals and two assists, with one marker from Aaron Perry, who was named defensive player of the game. Matthew Goodwin chipped in with four assists. Winning goalie was Shamus Atwood.
Jordan Goreham was named tournament MVP and all-star forward. Ryan Madar was named top goalie for the tourney. Teammate Matthew Goodwin was also named to the tourney all-star lineup.
The Lunenburg Falcons were named most sportsmanlike team, while Chebucto’s Kirk Budden was named most sportsmanlike player.
Also named to the tourney all-star lineup was Lunenburg forward Elliott Ritchey, Pictou defenseman Trent Cormier, Straight Richmond defenseman Brian Johnson and Pictou goalie Brandon Watt.
In the tourney skills competition, the Flames Jordan Goreham won the shootout with Matthew Goodwin winning the fastest forward skating competition, and David Lee Wamback the fastest backward skater. Pictou’s net minder Billy Naugler won the goalie shoot out.
Hockey Nova Scotia representative David Krafve thanked all the volunteers for “running a great tournament. All the teams and fans from away said they were very impressed,” said Krafve. “It was really good sportsmanship all weekend.”
Flames win Midget B Provincial Championship
By Kathy Johnson
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