Ashdale Eagles take inaugural AVHS ball hockey championship title

Dan Boyd info@hantsjournal.ca
Published on May 27, 2014
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<p>This will be the team to beat next year when Avon View hosts its ball hockey tournament. The day of competition serves as a fundraiser for the high school's ice hockey team. Pictured here are, from left, Mark Dill, Carter Swain, Jeremy Parker, Brandon Parker and Nick Parker.</p>

Photos by Carole Morris-Underhill

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<p>The second place team in the inaugural AV ball hockey tournament consisted of, from left, Jake Galbraith, Cameron Ross, Chris Illsley, John Daniels, Brandon Ross, Andrew Redden and Mark Swain.</p>

Photos by Carole Morris-Underhill

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<p>Avon View's inaugural ball hockey tournament, held May 24, saw sixteams vying for bragging rights.</p>

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<p>In the semi-final match up, Nick Parker attempts to sneak the ball past the goaltender.</p>

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<p>Brothers Carter Swain, left, and Mark Swain look to the sky to see where the ball went after Carter took a shot on net May 24.</p>

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<p>Jake Galbraith and Michael Dill battle for control of the ball during the championship ball hockey match at Avon View May 24.</p>

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<p>Brothers Carter Swain, left, and Mark Swain battled for control of the ball during the championship match at Avon View May 24.</p>

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<p>Former Valley Maple Leafs teammates Brandon Parker, left, and Jake Galbraith faced off against one another during the championship ball hockey final May 24.</p>

Photos by Carole Morris-Underhill

The Ashdale Eagles are the inaugural champions of the first Avon View Avalanche High School Boys’ Ball Hockey Championship Tournament.

The daylong fundraiser was held at the local high school May 24.

The championship team consisted of Nick Parker, Brandon Parker, Jeremy Parker, Carter Swain, and Michael Dill. They went 3-2 in a six-team round robin and defeated Peter MacDougall's team, who also went 3-2, in the tournament semi-final. They went on to defeating Brandon Ross' team from Falmouth in overtime in the championship game.

Entering the championship game, the Falmouth team finished 4-1.

The other three tournament entries who failed to make the playoff round were Steve Swinamer's unit, Team Kelley, and a fired up minor hockey team known as the Road Sharks. The Road Sharks, which featured Zach Eldridge and Davey Whitehead, defeated the Eagles in overtime in one of the tournament's round-robin games.

The Avalanche hockey team hopes to make the ball hockey tournament an annual fundraiser.