November 19, 2011

Monctonian Day 2 Wrap Up

Day 2 is all over for the Minor Division of the Monctonian AAA Challenge. Playoff match ups are set and begin at 9am tomorrow morning. The Truro Bearcats grabbed the top seed on the strength of their goal scorers as they tallied 23 times in their 3 wins and only allowed 1 goal against. The Calgary Minor Bruins edged the defending champions by 1 goal as they finished 3-0 with a goals for - goals against differential of +15. Truro and Calgary will await the winners of the 2 wildcard games early tomorrow morning. In the first wild card game the 1-0-2 Charlottetown Abbies will play the Western Regals who also have a 1-0-2 record. Both teams are from Prince Edward Island. In the other wild card game The Bedford Blues match up against the North West Bulls. 
Truro will play the winner of the Bedford North West game and Calgary will play the winner between Charlottetown. The other quarter final matchups see another all PEI match up with Mid-Isle Matrix and Sherwood Falcons locking horns. The Calgary Stamps and Saint John Phantoms will meet in the last quarterfinal game of the day. All 4 games are at 2:15 and the semifinals are at 8:30pm. Championship will be contested Sunday morning at 11:30.
The major midget teams had the evening off for the most part. 40 players played in the QMJHL prospects game. Team Blue defeated Team Orange 7-3. Andrew Mergl of the Saint John Vitos was stellar in goal for Team orange during the second half of the game. Charlottetowns Kameron Kielly scored twice for Blue and added a helper. After the game the teams had a shootout for the scouts. Team blue was victorious as well 10-7.
Major Midget Round Robin wraps up at 2 pm. Wild card games begin at 4:30.

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