The hometown Red Wings mean business.
The Deer Lake Red Wings picked up a win and a tie on the opening day of the provincial bantam C hockey championship at the Hodder Memorial Recreation Complex.
Josh Oake, Jacob Bennett and Jonathon Anderson all had two-goal games as the Red Wings defeated the Corner Brook Royals 7-5 Thursday night in the final game of round-robin play in Deer Lake.
Cameron Lafitte scored the other goal for the hometown boys.
Liam Smith notched a hat trick for the Royals, who went 1-1 on Day 1, while single markers were added to the scoring parade by Ryan Roche and Andrew Bruce.
The hometown Red Wings opened the tournament with an exciting 1-1 tie against the Stephenville Jets in a goaltending duel between Deer Lake’s Nick Campbell and Jordi Green at the other end of the rink.
Both goalies earned player-of-the-game honours for their respective teams in what will probably be one of the lowest-scoring games of the tournament.
The game was scoreless until Tristan Dower-Nichols scored from Jacob Bennett and Jonathon Anderson with just over three minutes left in regulation time. Stephenville salvaged a point when George Young scored from Ethan Retieffe and Adam Canning with just 50 seconds left on the clock.
The following is a look at other round-robin games played on the first day of the provincial bantam C hockey championship in Deer Lake:
Clarenville 5, CB Regional 2
Matthew Brown and Liam Leonard scored two goals apiece for the Clarenville boys, while the other goal was supplied by Noah…