AMHERST, N.S. – The Yarmouth Mariners scored three times in the first period and added two goals in the second and third periods to defeat the Pictou County Crushers to claim the bantam AA championship at the second weekend of the Carter’s Sports Cresting Bluenose Minor Hockey Tournament.
Connor Prouty, Jaden Kerr, Orren Hatfield, Cameron Kerr, Owen Fitzgerald, Owen Penny and Jory Stewart each scored single goals for Yarmouth in the final while Jory Stewart had two assists.
Izaac Deveau recorded the shutout.
In the semifinal, Yarmouth defeated the Truro Bearcats 7-0 with Orren Hatfield scoring two goals and Connor Prouty and Cameron Kerr each adding a goal and an assist.
Pictou County defeated the Cole Harbour Wings 5-3 in the other semifinal with Jayden Duplessis scoring twice.
Austin Galliott scored twice for Cole Harbour.
The host Cumberland County Ramblers went 1-2, opening with an 11-1 loss to Yarmouth. Aidan McBurnie scored the lone goal with Chandler Campbell and Will Harrison adding assists.
The Ramblers defeated the Sydney Steelers 6-1 with Burke Beed scoring two goals and assisting on two others and Avery Shorthall adding a goal and an assist. Aidan McBurnie, Ryder Codling and Ty Beed also scored with James Carr adding an assist.
In their other round robin game, the Ramblers lost 10-2 to Pictou County with Ryder Codling scoring both goals and Aidan McBurnie and Burke Beed adding assists.
In atom A action, the Moncton Hawks defeated the TASA Ducks 6-0 to win the championship with Isaac Beaman and Bryson Robinson each scoring twice and Damdeok Seo and Caleb LeForge each scoring once.
Joshua Philibert picked up the shutout.
Moncton got into the final with a 13-1 win over the host Ramblers in one semifinal.
Alexis Aucoin, Draven Miller, Jansen Guitard and Dimitri Belanger each scored two goals, Bryson Robinson, Carson Legere and Damdeok Seo each scored once.
Ethan Normore scored for Cumberland County with Jaxon Harrison adding an assist.
In the other semifinal, the TASA Ducks defeated the Cape Breton West Islanders 5-1 as Peyton Binder scored three goals.
The Ramblers opened with a 1-1 tie against the East Hants Penguins with Rylan Cousins scoring for the Ramblers.
Ethan Normore had the lone goal and two assists and Evan Bird the assist in a 2-1 loss to Cape Breton West and Ryan Wilson, Ethan Brundage, Jaxon Harrison and Colton Hachey each scored once in a 4-1 win over the Dartmouth Whalers.
Jaxon Harrison and Rylan Cousins each added one assist.
In action from the opening weekend of the tournament, the peewee AAA Ramblers had a win, loss and a tie.
In their opener, Brady Stack scored twice and Kieran Sears once in a 3-3 tie with the Glace Bay Miners. Reece MacDonald had two assists and Lucas Hurley and Sawyer Harvey each had an assist.
The Ramblers defeated the N.B. East Lightning 2-1 with Kieran Sears scoring both goals and Cumberland County lost 6-0 to the East Hants Penguins.
In peewee A play, Will Allen had a goal and an assist and Jake Walker and Brayden Brown single goals as the Ramblers tied the Moncton Hawks 3-3.
The Ramblers also lost 7-0 to the eventual champions, the Bedford Blues, and 8-0 to the Lower Sackville Flyers.
In midget A action, the host Ramblers won their opener with Ty Ingraham scoring two goals in a 4-2 win over the Western Valley Spartans.
Aaron Sjanic and Tyler Baker also scored with Nick Rideout, Matt Fullerton, Madden Miller and Ryan Rideout adding single goals.
Ryan Rideout had the lone goal in a 6-1 loss to the Eastern Shore Mariners.
The score from the Ramblers’ other game was not available.