SHELBURNE, N.S. – The Shelburne County Bantam A Flames competed at the Mike Schmitt Memorial Tournament in Truro on Dec. 29 and 30 and came home with a 4-1 record and the silver medal.
The Flames opened round robin play with a 7-2 victory over the Pictou Red Crushers. Jagger Kane paced the offence with a goal and two assists. Brady Nickerson, Tylan Foster, JJ MacPhee, Lex Swaine, Cadelin Rose and Nolan Atwood picked up one goal each. Emma Swansburg got the win between pipes.
In the second game the Flames edged the Brookfield Elks 3-1, who were the North Nova league leaders heading into the new year. Jagger Kane, Cadelin Rose and Nolan Atwood each found the back of the net for the victors. Devon Nickerson made some key saves for the win in goal.
The last game of the round robin had the Shelburne squad dump the host Truro Bearcats 8-2. Nick Crowell and Nolan Atwood led the attack with two goals each, while Jagger Kane, Cole Nickerson, Brady Nickerson and Tylan Foster added singles. Affiliate Evan Locke racked up two assists and Emma Swansburg made some key saves early on to keep the Bearcats in check.
The 3-0 record advanced the Flames to the semi-final game, while the 3-0 Dartmouth Whalers squad earned the bye to the final on the better goal differential.