AMHERST - Parrsboro Predators claimed both midget and bantam division championship games during the Bluenose tournament Sunday at the Amherst Stadium.
Both games went into overtime with the midget Predators beating out Cumberland Midget Grinders 6-5 and the bantam Predators finishing with a 5-4 win over Cumberland Bantam Lions.
"A lot of these kids know each other," tournament chair Wayne MacKenzie said about the Parrsboro and Cumberland teams. "It's good to see them playing their last tournament of the year on home or close to home ice."
"This was the midget’s first tournament win of the season, and it's nice to see them win, especially because five of the players are finished with minor hockey this year," midget coach Mike Johnson said.
Bantam coach Gregg Matthews said it was a hard win for the team because the team was playing shorthanded.
"This was the midget’s first tournament win of the season, and it's nice to see them win, especially because five of the players are finished with minor hockey this year." - Mike Johnson, midget coach
"We only had 11 players, two of which were goalies," Matthews said. "Most of the teams had three lines while our guys had the one line, which left some of the guys playing quadruple shifts."
Midget A trophies and awards for the tournament were handed out as follows: top scorer - Predator Evan Canning, top defenceman - Predator Ryan Quinn, most sportsmanlike - Grinder Alex Gould and top goalie - Grinder Ryan Hatchard.
Bantam A trophies and awards were as follows: top scorer - Lion Forrest Gallagher, most sportsmanlike - Lion Tristan McKellar, top defenceman - Predator Patrick Quinn, top goalie - Lion Matt Hunter.
MacKenzie said overall the tournament went well with six teams entered in the Bluenose tournament closing out the hockey season at the Amherst Stadium.