West Kings tops Peter Connell Tournament field

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By John DeCoste

jdecoste@kingscountynews.ca

West Kings went unbeaten  - three wins and a tie -  to capture gold at the Peter Connell Memorial girls’ hockey tournament Dec. 27 and 28 in Berwick. The Wolverines edged Horton 3-2 in the tournament final.

Central Kings hosted the seven-team tournament, which is held annually in memory of Peter Connell, a former CK coach and long-time advocate of female hockey in the Valley.

His daughter Amanda Connell took part in a ceremonial faceoff prior to the opening game of the tournament between Central Kings and West Kings.

On the ice, the Wolverines won two of their three round-robin games, topping CK 10-2 and NKEC 5-1 and playing to a 1-1 draw with Avon View to finish atop the A Division.

Horton emerged as the top team in the B Division, winning all three of its round robin games, 2-1 over Avon View, 2-0 over Middleton and 3-1 over Barrington to join the Titans in the championship game in which West Kings prevailed 3-2.

In an unbalanced schedule, which saw some teams asked to play an extra game after Park View had to pull out prior to the start of the tournament, West Kings finished at 2-0-1, Central Kings at 1-1-1, Avon View at 1-2-1 and NKEC at 0-4.

In the B Division, Horton went 3-0, Middleton 2-1 and Barrington 0-2-1.

In lieu of medals, the tournament organizers made a donation in Peter Connell’s name to the KidSport fund on behalf of all the participants, which was accepted by Amanda Connell.

 

 

Dec. 28 results

West Kings 5 -  Northeast Kings 1

Middleton 4 – Northeast Kings 0

Central Kings  4  - Avon View 0

Horton 3  - Barrington 1

 

Dec. 27 results

West Kings 10 – Central Kings 2

Horton 2 – Avon View 1

Avon View 4 – Northeast Kings 0

Middleton 7 – Barrington 1

West Kings 1 - Avon View 1

Central Kings 2 Barrington 2

Central Kings 5 – Northeast Kings 1

Horton 2 – Middleton 0

Organizations: Apple Dome Arena

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