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2011-2012 Yankee Conference Program of the Year
2008-2009 South Shore Conference Program of the Year
Peewee A's Win Bronze in Lake Placid
Brewins Take On Lake Placid
At least once in the life of every U.S. born hockey player, one must make the pilgrimage to Lake Placid and worship at the altar of the Miracle. Earlier this month four (4) Brewins teams, including the Pee Wee A team that I am blessed to coach, realized that dream. In my opinion, it was a journey well worth taking.
Like so many before us, our adventure began with the traditional family skate on Thursday afternoon. An opportunity for parents, siblings and other supporters to venture out on to the 1980 ice and experience some of the magic. As those are the people primarily responsible for our players being involved in our program and being present at the tournament, the family skate is a fitting “thank you,” and one well earned.
On Thursday evening, one and all were treated to an Olympic-style Opening Ceremony that help to highlight the importance of our trip. As I stood with the players on the ice watching the lighting of the tournament flame, the raising of the flags and the playing of the Anthems, I couldn’t help but feel a sense of pride in our team and excitement for the coming games. The faces of our players and the other coaches led me to think they felt it too.
On Thursday night, after a long day, our team was tasked with playing the Rye Rangers out of New York in our first game. We did not know this at the time, but the Rangers would prove to be the toughest team in our bracket. Despite the difficult challenge, our players managed to fight back twice from one goal deficits to gain a hard fought 2-2 tie. Tristan Lauper and Will Harrop lit the lamp for the Brewins, while goalie Julian Horton turned aside 20 shots.
In our next game (on Friday morning), we took on the Bowie Brewins. Our club was firing on all cylinders in that game and came away with a lopsided 8-1 victory. Harrop, Bobby Quill and Jackson Morse each tallied 2 goals, while Lauper and Aden Ashley added solo goals. Morse (3), Ethan DeNormand (2), Riley Perkins, Brandon Borges, Quill, Cory DelGiudice, Jack Dion and Lauper all had assists in the victory.
Later that same day, the team continued its winning ways by sweeping the Skills Competition. Horton grabbed the top spot in the goalie shootout, Harrop took home the hardware in the players’ shootout and the team of Matt Kennedy, Sullivan Kenneally, Morse and Quill were first in the relay race.
The team took a bit of a step back in its late game on Friday, losing to a tough Red Bank Generals club out of New Jersey. The Generals would go on to lose in the gold medal final (3-1) to the Rangers, so certainly no shame in that loss. To their credit though, the team rebounded on Saturday morning with a hard fought 2-1 victory over the Montclair Blues from New Jersey. Quill and Kennedy led the scoring for the Brewins, while Horton stopped 24 shots. Borges, Perkins and Ashley provided assists.
The victory over the Blues landed our team in Sunday’s Bronze medal game against…the Blues. Our Brewins played a much stronger game on Sunday, controlled the match throughout and won 4-2. The game was highlighted by the goal scoring of Matt Martineau (hat trick) and Harrop (1), with Dion (2), Harrop (2), Kenneally, Borges and Perkins adding assists.
In much the same way as those young men in 1980, the Brewins Pee Wee A team trekked to Lake Placid in search of a gold medal. And although we came home with the Bronze, the journey to that medal, the lessons learned, the friendship strengthened and the memories made were no less important. Therefore, a big thank you is owed to Can/Am, our players, their families and Lake Placid itself (even that God-awful hill) for giving us a small taste of the Miracle.
All 2018-19 Mite players and goalies are being asked to return for the second tryout on 3/19 and will need to bring their tryout number and a light and dark jersey, as players may switch colors from previous sessions. Please attend the session based on your tryout number listed below:
Group 1 - 5pm Session
Group 2 - 6pm Session
* All goalies trying out for Mites should plan to attend both the 5pm and 6pm sessions.
If you were not at a previous tryout and would like to tryout, please register and attend the group 1 tryout at 5pm.
All 2018-19 PeeWee players and goalies are being asked to return for the second tryout on 3/19 and will need to bring their tryout number and a light and dark jersey, as players may switch colors from previous sessions. Please attend the session based on your tryout number listed below: