February 4, 2012

Spud AAA Hockey Tournament (Update)

All participants have played their first 2 round robin games and there are some interesting story lines going into Saturday mornings play. In Novice play Kings County and North River will play to determine the winner of their division as they both have 2 and 0 records. Charlottetown Abbies are 2 and 0 as well and sit atop their division. In the Atom Division, Antigonish Bulldogs and Halifax Hawks are both undefeated and will meet at 9:30 to determine who wins that pool. Western and Acadia will play with the winner finishing 1st in their pool as well. Summerside and Dartmouth both need a point to wrap up their respective pools.

In the largest division of the tournament, Peewee, 5 divisions are going as planned as Western, Pownal, Dieppe, Western Valley and Summerside are all undefeated and are the front runners to win their pools. The last pool sees 4 teams with identical 1 and 1 records and tomorrow will be very interesting. Fredericton meets Kings County and Acadia plays the host Charlottetown Abbies.

The New Brunswick and Nova Scotia teams are dominating the Bantam division as all pools are led by teams from the mainland. Western Hurricanes have on both their games by 7 goal margins and face the 1-0-1 Midisle Matrix. New Brunswick's District 6 Flyer's square off with the Nova Jr X-Men to decide their pool. Chebucto/Tasa, Scotsburn and KV Rangers all have 2-0 records to lead their pools.

As usual the Midget AAA division had some unusual results. The Midisle Matrix won both their games by 7 goal spreads and face the East Hants Penguins on Saturday to determine their pool. East Hants also have 2-0 records. The Kenn Valley Spartans, one of the favorites, defeated the TASA Ducks 6-2 but fell to the Kings County Kings by a score of 2-1. Kings County started the year off slow but have played better as of late and sit at 1-0-1 after a 4-4 tie with Sherwood on Thursday night. The defending champion Charlottetown Abbies are 2-0 and face the 2-0 Halifax Hawks to determine the winner of the pool. Bedford Blues and the Cumberland Ramblers tied Friday morning and both need wins and the tie breaker to win their pool. Pownal Red Devils need 1 point to secure their pool.

The top 4 teams in the Novice Division advance to the semi-finals Saturday evening. The other 4 divisions see 8 teams playing in the medal round as the quarterfinals begin between 5 and 6 pm Saturday night. Semi Finals are played Sunday morning with the finals in the afternoon.

- Mike Lord

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