King's-Edgehill wins Red Cup Showcase in Cape Breton

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King’s-Edgehill School, Windsor, captured the 37th edition of the Red Cup Showcase on Sunday.

The tournament victory for KES was their eighth (2014, 2010, 2005, 2001, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1994). That ties them with the Redmen for the most Red Cup titles.

Matt Prosper scored the winner for KES in the second period to ensure the victory in front of about 500 fans. Mike Jachimowicz opened the scoring for the champs in the first.

“We came in here knowing every game was going to be difficult,” said KES head coach Jeff MacLeod. “Looking back, we didn’t think we’d run the table like this, but we took it game by game, and the guys played hard every game. It’s tough competition here, so we’re very excited with what happened at the end of the day.”

Adam Crowe was the lone scorer for the Lions. Leo Hayes pressed in the final minutes with the net empty and on the power play, but couldn’t score the equalizer on KES netminder and tournament MVP Philip Miller.

“They’re a strong, New Brunswick team,” said KES' Neal MacQuarrie, a Cape Bretoner. “It was 2-1, they pulled their goalie and it got pretty tense, but we held our composure pretty good. The boys are pretty strong in those situations and it was just a good effort from the whole team.”

Miller finished with 25 stops in the win, while Lions netminder Brett Barrett, named top goaltender of the tournament, made 21 saves in the loss.

In the consolation, the Riverview Redmen were dealt a 3-0 loss to the Lockview Dragons of Fall River.

Ryan Huestis deflected 29 pucks for the shutout. Brady Jacobs, Connor Mannette and Alex Roach all found the back of the next for victors.

Michael O’Rielly made 19 saves in the Riverview cage.

King’s-Edgehill and Leo Hayes finished atop their respective divisions with 3-0 records to advance to the final. Second-place teams Riverview and Lockview sported records of 2-1 to meet in the consolation.

Organizations: Edgehill School

Geographic location: Cape Breton, New Brunswick, Fall River

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