GOLDEN WEEKEND FOR HOCKEY NOVA SCOTIA TEAMS AT ATLANTIC CHAMPIONSHIPS
Apr. 8, 2019
DARTMOUTH — It was a golden weekend for Hockey Nova Scotia teams at Atlantic championships across the region.
Four of the seven teams from Nova Scotia that competed at the five Atlantic tournaments this past weekend captured gold.
MAJOR MIDGET ATLANTICS CHAMPIONS: Halifax McDonald’s (Macs)
FEMALE MAJOR MIDGET ATLANTICS CHAMPIONS: Station Six Fire
MAJOR BANTAM ATLANTICS CHAMPIONS: ACCEL Physio Major Bantams
PEEWEE AAA ATLANTICS CHAMPIONS: Bedford Blues
HALIFAX MCDONALD'S (MACS)
The Halifax Macs are TELUS Cup-bound after defeating the Kensington Wild 4-1 in the gold medal final at Major Midget Atlantics in Charlottetown, PE.
This year’s event takes place from April 22-28 in Thunder Bay, Ont.
(PHOTO: Halifax Macs celebrate Atlantic title victory.)
STATION SIX FIRE
The Nova Scotia Female Midget Hockey League's (NSFMHL) Station Six Fire will also represent Nova Scotia and the region on the national stage.
Station Six topped the Northern Lightning 5-2 in the championship game at Female Midget Atlantics in Bathurst, N.B.
(PHOTO: Station Six Fire capture gold in Bathurst.)
The Fire will now represent Atlantic Canada at the Esso Cup in Sudbury, Ont. from April 21-27.
ACCEL PHYSIO MAJOR BANTAMS
The Halifax-based ACCEL Physio Major Bantams defeated Prince Edward Island’s Central Attack 5-1 on Sunday afternoon at the St. Margaret’s Centre in Upper Tantallon, N.S.
(PHOTO: ACCEL Physio Major Bantams win gold in Upper Tantallon.)
Josh O'Connor and Zachary Lorette each chipped in a goal and two assists in the victory while netminder Sebastian Lever earned the win in goal.
On Sunday afternoon, the Bedford Blues bested the St. John’s Hitmen 4-1 in the gold medal game at Peewee AAA Atlantics at the Pictou County Wellness Centre in New Glasgow.
Coen Miller led the way for the reigning Nova Scotia provincial champions, scoring twice and adding an assist in the victory.
(PHOTO: Bedford Blues capture Peewee AAA Atlantic crown.)
Jackson Hurley made 10 saves between the pipes for Bedford in the victory.
The three other Nova Scotia-based teams that were in action on Sunday also brought some hardware home.
The Fundy-Highland Selects were silver medalists at Female Bantam Atlantics in Clarenville, N.L.
The Selects fell 1-0 to the NB East Rockets in overtime of the championship final.
PICTOU COUNTY CRUSHERS
At Peewee AAA Atlantics at the Pictou County Wellness Centre in New Glasgow, N.S., the host Pictou County Crushers edged Prince Edward Island’s Kings County Kings 6-5 in the bronze medal game.
The 2019 Major Bantam AAA Atlantic Hockey Championship was held from April 4-7 at the St. Margaret’s Centre in Upper Tantallon, N.S.
The host Gulls handed the Dieppe Flyers a 4-3 loss to claim bronze.
Hockey Nova Scotia would like to congratulate all of the teams that proudly represented the branch over the weekend.
We would also like to wish the Halifax Macs and the Station Six Fire all the best as they prepare for nationals!