Oct 09, 2012- 4:44 PM
Leading the local contingent were the Nickel City Major Peewee Sons, putting together a six-game winning streak that culminated with a 5-4 victory over the Ottawa Jr. 67's in the championship game.
The Sons had already knocked off the Lambton Jr. Sting (6-1), Rochester Monarchs (8-1), Ottawa Senators (4-2) and Huron Perth Lakers (8-2) before earning a berth in the finals with a 3-0 shutout of the Brantford 99ers.
The Nickel City Minor Midget Sons also walked away pretty pleased with their performance, posting a record of 2-1-1 in round robin play and earning a spot in the semifinals.
There, the team met their northern rivals, doubled 4-2 by the Soo Thunder. The powerful Sault Ste. Marie crew went on to capture the tournament title, blasting the Upper Canada Cyclones 8-1 in the final.
Nickel City opened with a scoreless tie with the Toronto Nationals, lost 5-2 to the Southern Tier Admirals and closed preliminary pool play with victories over the Sun County Panthers (4-1) and Quinte Red Devils (3-0).
Meanwhile, in Minor Peewee play, the northern boys struggled to get untracked. The Nickel City Minor Peewee Sons bounced back from losses to the Hamilton Huskies (2-1) and Rochester Monarchs (6-1), earning draws with both the Southern Tier Admirals (1-1) and the Peterborough Petes (2-2).
The Sudbury Minor Peewee Wolves went 0-4, losing to the Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs (6-1), the Kanata Blazers (10-1), the Burlington Eagles (8-1) and the Sun County Panthers (9-0).
Local AAA action this week sees the Minor Peewee Wolves welcoming the North Bay Trappers to town for a three-game set, with the teams meeting twice on Saturday (2:30 and 8 p.m.) as well as Sunday morning (11 a.m.). All games are at the Carmichael Arena, as the Countryside ice pads will be filled from Friday morning until Sunday afternoon with the 26th edition of the Sudbury 80's Tournament.