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Truro, Moncton, Sherwood, Thorburn take championship banners

The Truro Green Bearcats defeated the Cumberland Rams to win the atom division at the Corey Bates – Nick Merrill Friendship Minor Hockey Tournament at the Amherst Stadium on March 11. Kathy Lake and Ian and Brenda Merrill present the championship banner to Truro captains (from left) Caleb Marshall, Austyn Burris, Grayson Bond and Cooper Croft.
The Truro Green Bearcats defeated the Cumberland Rams to win the atom division at the Corey Bates – Nick Merrill Friendship Minor Hockey Tournament at the Amherst Stadium on March 11. Kathy Lake and Ian and Brenda Merrill present the championship banner to Truro captains (from left) Caleb Marshall, Austyn Burris, Grayson Bond and Cooper Croft. - Darrell Cole

At Corey Bates – Nick Merrill Friendship Minor Hockey Tournament

AMHERST – Noah Frenette scored 12 seconds into overtime to lift the Moncton Hawks to a 5-4 win over the Cumberland County Rams to win the peewee division at the Corey Bates and Nick Merrill Friendship Minor Hockey Tournament at the Amherst Stadium on March 11.

Moncton led the game throughout before the Rams rallied late in the third period with Nate Atkinson scoring the tying goal off his own rebound with just 31 seconds left.

Angus Nickerson had two goals and two assists for Moncton, which led 1-0 after one period and 2-1 after two. Jesse Flanagan and Antoine Mancuso also scored.

Gregor Millard scored two goals for Cumberland County and he added an assist. Ben Davis had a goal and an assist and Anickin Bouwens also added an assist.

Cumberland County moved into the final with a thrilling overtime 4-3 victory over the New Glasgow Bombers earlier in the day.

Nate Atkinson scored the winner for the Rams with Aiden Harrison, Connor Masters and Jake Walker also scoring. Rylan Fraser had two assists and Mason Sloan one for the Rams. Conrad Robertson, Olan DeYoung and Aiden Green scored for New Glasgow.

Moncton defeated Trenton 5-0 in the other peewee semifinal with Noah Frenette scoring two goals and Carys Jelley, Antoine Mancuso and Angus Nickerson each scoring onnce.

In the atom final, Hayden Doiron scored all three goals as the Truro Green Bearcats defeated the Cumberland Rams 3-1.

Jeremie Hache scored the lone Cumberland County goal with Connor MacDougall adding an assist.

Doiron had three goals and Cooper Croft one as the Green Bearcats defeated the Black Bearcats 4-3 in the semifinal. Matthew Scullion had two goals for the Black Bearcats with Gavin McMullen adding a goal and an assist.

Jeremie Hache had four goals as the Cumberland Rams defeated the Cumberland Golden Knights 8-1 in the other atom semifinal. Ben Scott had two goals and an assist, Raurie Bouwens had goal and an assist and Connor MacDougall scored once.

Nick MacDonald scored for the Golden Knights with Ryan Wilson adding an assist.

In the bantam final, Andrew MacIntyre had three goals and an assist as the Sherwood-Parkdale Falcons defeated the Cumberland Ramblers 5-1.

Izak Longley had a goal an and assist and Nolan Hughes also scored.

Brayden Stevens scored the lone Cumberland Ramblers goal with River Sears-Tower adding an assist.

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