Jeremy Bishop helps province claim silver in Saskatoon

Dave Kearsey dkearsey@thewesternstar.com
Published on August 17, 2014

SASKATOON  Jeremy Bishop had to settle for a silver medal in Saskatoon.

Newfoundland and Labrador Black Horse, featuring Corner Brook resident Jeremy Bishop and former National Hockey Leaguer Terry Ryan, lost 10-1 to the Montreal Red Lite in the gold-medal showdown at the 2014 Canadian men’s A ball hockey championship Saturday afternoon.

Ryan scored the only goal for Black Horse at 14:19 of the second period on a setup from Bishop and senior hockey league star Jordan Escott at the Credit Union Centre in Saskatoon.

Nelson Vargas-Dias had a hat trick and Yannick Labonte had a two-goal performance for the undefeated Montreal squad.

Steve Taddero, Simon Ghilarducci, Martin Frechette, Nicolas Guertin and Kevin Kuzmarski rounded out the scoring parade.

The Newfoundland and Labrador contingent edged the Edmonton Savages 2-1 in its first game of the elimination round Friday before upending the Manitoba Selects 5-2 in the semifinal round later in the day to advance to the final.

Bishop potted four goals and an assist to lead Black Horse to a record of two wins, one loss and one tie during the preliminary round. His offensive prowess included a hat trick in a 3-1 win over Vancouver HC in an early preliminary matchup.