Peewee Ramblers win SEDMHA
DARTMOUTH Bronson Beaton scored the tying goal and the eventual game-winner as the Cumberland County Jungle Jims Ramblers defeated the Dartmouth Whalers 5-3 to capture the Peewee AA title at the SEDMHA minor hockey tournament on Sunday.
Beaton had two goals for the Ramblers, who avenged an earlier loss to the Whalers scoring twice in both the second and third periods to overcome a 1-0 deficit. Joel Boyle picked up game MVP honours with a goal and two assists while Andrew Skinner and Kyle Merritt also scored.
Zac Black picked up three assists for the Ramblers while Justus MacPhee and Jaret Collins each had two helpers. Merritt and Trevor Johnson added single assists.
The Ramblers earned a spot in the final earlier Sunday with a 4-3 win over the provincial Peewee AA champion Eastern Shore Mariners as Beaton had a goal and two assists and Collins added a goal and an assist.
Jordan Terris and Robert Fraser also scored for the Ramblers while Black had three assists with Skinner adding a single assist.
Cumberland County opened the tournament on Thursday with a 5-4 win over the Chebucto Atlantics with Black scoring his second goal of the game 45 seconds into overtime.
Beaton and MacPhee also scored while Collins had two assists and Beaton and Zack Rushton each chipped in one.
In their second tournament game, Black scored his second overtime winner in as many games as the Ramblers edged Lower Sackville 2-1. MacPhee also scored for Cumberland County while Merritt, Rushton and Beaton added assists.
Collins scored two goals and Sage Walton had a single marker as the Rambelrs edged the Halifax Hawks 3-2 on Friday. Beaton and Bryan Grue added assists.
Beaton and Collins each had a goal and an assist as the Ramblers defeated Eastern Shore 4-1 with Black and Walton also scoring and Skinner and Peter Beaton adding assists.
In their other game, the Ramblers lost 4-3 to Dartmouth with Collins scoring once and assisting on another and Black scoring once. Bronson Beaton had two assists with Peter Beaton adding a single helper.