Napanee U13 and U11 Stars finish third at Provincial OMHA Finals

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Two Napanee Stars’ teams competed at the Provincial OMHA Final Weekend Tournament in Halton Hills for Tier 2 Finalists with similar results.  They both were strong competitors in their round robin finishing first or second in the strongest group, to play in the semi-finals, but did not advance. Third in the province was a very respectable place to reach for these Napanee representatives.

-The Goodyear U13 Napanee Stars lost 8-3 to Wallaceburg in the semi-finals on Sunday morning. Grayson Rowe scored a pair, and Tripp Deacon also tallied. Earlier, facing East Lampton, the eventual champions in the eight team series, they tied 2-2, with Maddux Hartwick tallying both goals for the Stars, the latter one with 17 seconds remaining.  Saturday morning, they needed similar heroics by Harwick with two minutes left for a 6-5 win over Drayton.  They were up 5-1 late in the second on goals by Ben Babcock, Chase Castignier, Callum Gibbons (two) and Hartwick, but could not contain their opponents.  Later Saturday, facing Penetang, they made it look easy with a 5-0 shutout to finish first in their group (2-0-1). Goal scorers were Hartwick (two), Keegan Wilde (2), and Deacon.

-The Cpk Interior Products U11 Napanee Stars were edged 2-1 in their semi-final contest with Mid-Huron on Sunday. The first period was scoreless, but they gave up a power play goal in the second. Max Girouard tied the score early in the third, but the boys gave up a goal with 7:04 remaining to end their hunt for gold. Earlier on Friday, they dominated Wasaga Beach 3-0 as Hunter O’Hoski, Girouard, and Ira Bellegarde hit the scoreboard.  Saturday, they were shut out 6-0 by a tough Mount Forest squad, the eventual winners.  They came back with a strong performance to tie Newcastle 5-5, thanks to goals by Luke Dunn (2), Girouard, Hunter Armstrong and O’Hoski allowing them to move to the semi-finals. They were (1-1-1) in the round robin to place second of four teams. 

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