Atom AE Stars win must-win Game 5 to advance to next round of playoffs

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The Napanee Congers Plumbing Atom AE advanced to the second round of playoffs after winning Game 5 by a score of 2-0 facing Ennismore on Monday. Aiden Lollar got the winner on a backhand along the ice early in the second period.  Jaden McNanee and Caleb Scrimshaw assisted. Hudson Conger scored the other one, picking up a loose puck, and sliding it home. Earlier, they had played three road games, with a 6-3 win on Friday. They led from the outset on goals by Conger with two, Liam Mulder also with two, and singles to Quinn McConnell and Cooper Deramo. The boys took it to their opponents again Saturday with a 6-1 win.  Lollar notched a pair, while Jacob Lyons tallied two power-play markers.  Mulder and McNamee added the others. Sunday was less successful, as they were shut out 6-0. They will get a short break after playing four times in four nights.

-Up by 2-0 in games, the Napanee Canadian Tire Peewee AE team closed out the series with a 9-0 shutout of Ennismore. Tivon James would score the winner, from Nate Vanberkel, nine minutes into the game. Drew Osborne would score the first of two in the second frame. In a three minute stretch late in the second, Cruz Maracle, Ashton Hoyte, Gavin Raney, Lucas Asselstine, and James netted five goals to put it out of reach. Asselstine finished with a second tally to close out Ennismore’s season. Next up is Lindsay.

-The Country Butcher Shop Peewee BBs topped Lindsay 5-3 to begin their OMHA playoffs. Their balanced attack saw five different snipers contribute goals. Owen Kish scored in the first, but they trailed after a period. Kohen Cutler evened things at one with assists to Kish and Liam Birney and Mitchel Turner put them ahead temporarily. Tie Wood would score the winner late in the second, before Dylan Kemp assured the win with an empty net tally.

-Sunday, the Calderwood Automation Bantam BBs controlled Stirling 5-0.  Luc Amat scored the winner 19 seconds in picking up Gavin Brooks’ rebound.  Zered Haller tallied from the side of the net, set up by Jake Wood. Jack Osborne tipped Ty Kemp’s point shot to make it 3-0. Spencer Cranley went high- glove side, and Cameron Pierson fired from down low to close out the scoring. The Stars led in shots 26-13.  Earlier, the boys edged Stirling at home 4-3. Jayden Holden scored as they traded goals in period one. Cranley chose to shoot high over the blocker on a 2-on-1 in the second. Wood tallied as well to match their opponents two goals. Cranley got the winner on a fine play in the third, as he grabbed a puck at the blue line, walked in, and deked the netminder. They outshot their guests 39-25. Their next contest is in Stirling tonight.

-The Napanee Windoorman Midget BBs were solid in game one as they defeated Lindsay 5-2 at the SPC. After giving up a power play in the first, the boys came back strong. Caden Holmes rattled one off the post, and Quinton Pierce buried the rebound. Connor Brooks’ point shot was tipped by Oronyathe Green and Nolan Gunter repeated the feat when John Hearns blasted a shot from the point.  Brooks put one under the crossbar set up by Pierce and Gunter, and Bryan Christie was able to tip Marshall Maracle’s shot from the blue line. The shots favoured the locals 40-15. Game 3 was in Lindsay last night. Results weren’t known at press time.

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