Familiar surroundings proved to be in favour of the hometown Royals on opening day.
The host Corner Brook Royals received a two-goal performance from Brent Eason to defeat Brush and Trowel Stingers 9-1 at the provincial peewee B hockey championship Monday at the Pepsi Centre.
The hometown boys, who finished Day 1 of the tournament with a 1-0-1 record, had a balanced scoring attack with Ryan Murrin, Matthew Burden, Lucas Vincent, Michael White, Tyler Burden, Will Keating and Thomas Stewart picking up goals.
Josh Cook was the lone marksman for the Stingers.
The host Royals opened the tournament with a 3-3 stalemate against the Gander Flyers Monday morning at the Pepsi Centre.
Lucas Vincent, Thomas Stewart and Jessie Hickey provided the goals for the hometown boys.
Adam Mouland had a two-goal game for the Gander representatives, while Eric Hanlon added a single marker to the scoresheet.
Gander finished the day tied with the Royals with identical 1-0-1 record, a 10-0 victory over Max Surge later in the day giving them hope to stay in the mix for the championship crown.
The following is a look at results from other round-robin games played Monday at the Pepsi Centre:
Max Surge 4, Hickman Icemen 2
Daniel Sullivan paved the way for the victors with a two-goal performance, while Jacob Cole and Michael Wedgewood added single markers to the scoring parade.
Austin Martin and William Taylor scored for the Icemen.
Brush & Trowel Stingers 1, Mini-Com Power Selects 1
Nathan Flynn scored for the Stingers to earn a point in the 1-1 tie.
Michael Curran replied for the Selects.
Gander Flyers 10, Max Surge 0
Alex Staples and Adam Mouland scored two goals apiece to lead the charge for the Flyers.
Skylar Saunders, Devon Quinton and Brandon Mason rounded out the scoring for the Gander boys who finished with a win and a tie on Day 1 of the tournament.
Mini-Com Selects 7 , Hickman Icemen 5
Dylan Boland (2), Sean Hickey (2), Landon Young, Matthew King and Mason Jefford provided the offensive punch for the winners.
Patrick Beer (2), Connor Swain, Matthew Renouf and Noah Walsh replied for the Icemen.
The following is a look at other Hockey Newfoundland and Labrador Steele Hotels peewee and midget tournaments beings staged this week:
Min-Com Power Selects lead the charge at the provincial peewee A hockey championship being hosted by Mount Pearl with a 2-0 record after opening day at the Glacier.
The Selects eked out a 6-5 win over Bay Arena in the tournament opener Monday morning at the Glacier before defeating Brush & Trowel Stingers 4-2 in the final round-robin game of the day to go undefeated on Day 1.
The Stingers managed to pick up a single point on the day after earning a 1-1 stalemate with Max Surge, while the only other round-robin contest saw Bay Arena post a 7-4 triumph over the Hickman Motors Icemen.
Deer Lake and CB Regional were perfect on Day 1of the provincial peewee C hockey tournament at the Clarenville Events Centre with both minor hockey centres going for two-for-two.
The Deer Lake squad opened with a 6-2 win over St. John’s before shading Grand Falls-Windsor 4-1 in its second game of the day.
CB Regional downed host Clarenville 7-4 to get off to a positive start before ending the day at 2-0 with a 6-4 victory over St. John’s.
Clarenville managed to pick up a single point in two games after battling Labrador to a 4-4 draw in its second game, while Grand Falls-Windsor played .500 hockey as a result of a 2-1 victory over Labrador.
The host Straits Minor Hockey Association had two wins on opening day of the provincial peewee D hockey tourney at the Straits Arena.
The host team downed Goulds 5-2 in the tournament opener before turning heads with a convincing 8-1 win over Stephenville in the final round-robin game of the day.
Other round-robin games Monday saw Stephenville slip to 0-2 with an 8-1 loss to Trinity Placentia, Goulds eke out a 3-2 win over Avalon Celtics and Trinity Placentia hammer Bay Arena by an 11-3 count.
Lake Melville is 1-1 after one day at the provincial peewee E tournament hosted by CeeBees after posting a 4-3 win over Marystown and a 3-1 loss to Bonavista.
Other round-robin encounters saw host CeeBees beat Northeast 5-1 and Marystown improve to 1-1 by virtue of a 4-3 win over Mount Pearl.
Corner Brook finished at 1-0-1 on the opening day of the provincial peewee F tournament in St. John’s after defeating CB Regional 4-2 and fighting to a 4-4 tie against Gander.
St. John’s is leading the pack with a 2-0 record after a 2-1 victory over St. Pierre and a 3-0 win over Grand Falls-Windsor.
Other round-robin games on Day 1 saw Gander blank Grand Falls-Windsor 5-0 and CB Regional down St. Pierre by an 8-7 score.
Avalon Celtics look to be an favourite at the provincial peewee G hockey tournament in Bishop’s Falls after posting a 3-2 win over host Bishop’s Falls and a convincing 10-2 victory over Northeast on Day 1 of the tournament.
Lewisporte is in the mix with a 2-0 record by virtue of an 8-3 win over Northeast and a 4-3 victory over United Towns.
Southern Shore had a rough start on Day 1, battling United Towns to a 3-3 draw before losing 8-6 to host Bishop’s Falls.
Host St. Anthony picked up a win and a loss Monday at the provincial peewee H tournament at the Polar Centre.
The host team defeated Baie Verte/La Scie 8-2 before losing 10-0 to Deer Lake in the final game of round-play action on opening day.
Bell Island is the leader of the pack after opening the tournament with a brace of wins, downing Mount Pearl 10-6 and upending Beothic 7-3.
In other action, Deer Lake improved to 2-0 with a 10-7 win over Beothic and Baie Verte/La Scie finished at 1-1 after defeating Mount Pearl 6-4.
Host Stephenville had a tough start to Day 1 of the provincial peewee I hockey tournament with a 9-3 loss to Bay D’Espoir in its opener and a 11-1 loss to CB Regional in its second game of the day at the Stephenville Dome.
Springdale had a perfect day with two wins in as many tries, beating Clarenville by a 6-3 margin in its first game and downing Bay D’Espoir 10-3 later in the day.
Labrador West finished the day at 1-1, losing 9-0 to CB Regional before bouncing back later to shade Clarenville 2-1.
Marystown is sharing top spot at the provincial peewee J hockey championship in Goulds with a 2-0 record after one day of action compliments of a 9-1 win over CB Regional and a 10-1 thumping of CeeBees.
Sheshatshiu finished the day with a 2-0 record after downing Churchill Falls 7-1 and upending the host Goulds boys 6-1 in the final game of round-robin play Monday.
Other round-robin games saw Goulds down CeeBees 7-1 and Churchill Falls edge CB Regional 5-2 to finish the day with a 1-1 mark.
Scores from provincial peewee mega tournament games played Monday at the Gander Community Centre are as follows: Gander 3, Grand Falls-Windsor 0; Green Bay South 3, Fogo 0; St. John’s 1, Botwood 0; Gander 5, Twin Towns 0, Green Bay South 3, Grand Falls-Windsor 0; Fogo 5, St. John’s 4 and Twin Towns 3, Botwood 3.
Scores from provincial peewee mega tournament games played at Glovertown Gardens included: Glovertown 4, Clarenville 1, Port aux Basques 3, Twillingate 1; Bay Arena 2, CeeBees 2; Placentia 4, Northeast 2; Twillingate 6, Glovertown 1; Bay Arena 6,. Clarenville 1; CeeBees 10, Placentia 0 and Port aux Basques 10, Northeast 0.