Mountaineers wind up with silver at midget D tournament

Chris Quigley
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The Corner Brook Royals claimed silver at the provincial midget B hockey championship Wednesday in Marystown. Team members include, from left (front) Matt Collins and Tyler Gardner; (middle) Matt Parsons, Chris Kelly, Brady Anderson, Tyler Hunt, Brandon Anstey, Marcus Tarbett and Daniel Whitten; (back) assistant coach Tim Anderson, coach Darren Colbourne, Robert Hicks, Andrew Taylor, Scott Delaney, Wilfred Bellows, Matt Colbourne, Ryan Hobbs, Nick Childs and coach Paul Hicks. — Submitted photo

D.J. Pollett-Nurse scored at 9:21 of overtime on Wednesday evening as Trinity Placentia edged the Gros Morne Mountaineers 4-3 to capture the gold medal in the midget D division of the Hockey Newfoundland and Labrador Steele Hotels Easter hockey tournaments at the Bruce II Sports Centre.

Pollett-Nurse also struck in regulation, with Lyndon Thorne providing the other pair of goals for Trinity Placentia.

Luke Parsons, Mateo Gill and Nathan Ellsworth lit the lamp in the losing effort.

Tied 0-0 after one, Trinity Placentia got on the board first, at 2:22 of the second, with Thorne scoring from Pollett-Nurse.

Gill evened it up at 6:28 of the second, from Ellsworth and Jamie Reid, but Thorne put his side up 2-1 at 12:04, again assisted by Pollett-Nurse.

Pollett-Nurse notched an unassisted marker just 1:41 later to send his side into the intermission with a 3-1 advantage.

Parsons cut that lead to 3-2 at 7:04 of the third, with Ellsworth and Gill assisting. Just 29 seconds after that, Ellsworth knotted the game at three, with Parsons drawing the lone assist.

Unfortunately for the Mountaineers, that merely set the stage for Pollett-Nurse’s overtime game-winner, which was assisted by C.J. Reid.

The following is a look at how things unfolded at other provincial midget hockey tournaments held across the province during Easter:


Midget B

The Corner Brook Royals had to settle for silver in Marystown after being shaded 6-3 in the gold-medal game Wednesday.

Deer Lake came away with bronze medals dangling around their necks after being knocked out of gold contention with a 6-3 loss to Corner Brook in the final game of the round-robin.


Midget C

The Straits eked out a 5-3 win over host Northeast to claim top honours at the provincial midget C tournament.

St. Anthony, who lost to the Straits in its final round-robin matchup Wednesday morning, came away with the bronze.


Midget A

The Gander Flyers won the provincial midget A crown with a 4-1 victory over Mount Pearl, while CB Regional skated away the bronze.


Midget E

Southern Shore own bragging rights to the 2014 provincial Midget E crown after shading Avalon 3-1 in the gold-medal matchup.

Host Lewisporte captured the bronze medal.


Midget F

Harbour Breton upended Botwood 6-3 to claim gold as the provincial midget F hockey tournament wrapped up Wednesday in Botwood.

Fogo nabbed bronze.


Midget G

Mount Pearl won the provincial midget G crown with a 5-4 win over Bay Arena Wednesday in Twillingate.

The host Twillingate squad nabbed bronze.


Midget H

The Gander Flyers edged United Towns 4-3 for bragging rights at the provincial midget H tourney staged on Bell Island this week.

Springdale, with a 5-2 loss to Gander in its final round-robin contest Wednesday, claimed the bronze medal.


Midget I

Marystown registered a 5-2 decision over the CeeBees in the gold-medal showdown at the provincial midget I tournament, while the bronze was grabbed by host CB Regional.



Organizations: Hockey Newfoundland and Labrador Steele Hotels Easter

Geographic location: Marystown, Corner Brook, St. Anthony Mount Pearl Bell Island

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