Lockview Dragons defeat Avalanche, lose to Cheetahs

Dan Boyd info@hantsjournal.ca
Published on March 24, 2014
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<p>Avon View's captain Trevor House put Windsor up 1-0 early in the first period of play against Lockview March 17.</p>

Photos by Carole Morris-Underhill

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<p>Alex Williams deflects a Lockview player's attempt on net early in the first period of play during Avon View's second game in the provincial qualifying series March 17. Lockview won the game 4-3, scoring in the last two minutes.</p>

Photos by Carole Morris-Underhill

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<p>Captain Trevor House puts on the brakes in front of the Avalanche's net in order to block a Lockview player attempting to score.</p>

Photos by Carole Morris-Underhill

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<p>Members of the Avon View Avalanche were ready and focused during their bout against Lockview March 17.</p>

Photos by Carole Morris-Underhill

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<p>An Avon View player quickly collects the rebound during their must-win game against Lockview March 17. The hometown team lost 4-3, with Lockview scoring the game winner in the last two minutes.</p>

Photos by Carole Morris-Underhill

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<p>Avon View's defence didn't make Lockview's job easy when the team came to town March 17 for the second game in the provincial qualifying series. Lockview went on to win the game 4-3, and the best of three series 2-0.</p>

Photos by Carole Morris-Underhill

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<p>Grade 12 Avon View hockey player Brett Wallace steals the puck March 17 during the second game in the provincial qualifying series between the Avalanche and Lockview. Wallace went on to score during Avon View's 4-3 loss.</p>

Photos by Carole Morris-Underhill

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<p>Alex Williams deflects a Lockview player's attempt on net early in the third period during Avon View's second game in the provincial qualifying series March 17. Lockview won the game 4-3, scoring the game winning goal with one minute and 15 seconds remaining.</p>

Photos by Carole Morris-Underhill

The CP Allen Cheetahs, from Bedford, captured their third NSSAF Division I Boys Hockey Championship in the past six seasons on Sunday afternoon, March 23, by sidelining the Lockview Dragons 2-1.

The Dragons advanced to the provincials with a 4-3 win over the Avon View Avalanche on Monday, March 17 at the Hants Exhibition Arena. They won the best of three series 2-0.

The Avalanche improved immensely after losing the opening game of the series 7-1 in Sackville.

Avon View’s team captain Trevor House started the scoring off in the first period, with Lockview’s Daniel Green tying it up before the period ended.

Brady Jacobs and Green scored for Lockview in the middle frame, with Avon View’s House and Brett Wallace scoring to keep the game tied 3-3.

The Avalanche were on the verge of forcing a third and deciding game until the Dragons’ Green scored the winner with 1:15 left in the game.

Despite the setback, this season was a success for the Avalanche. The team demonstrated determination to play at all times.

Wallace and House finished in a tie for the Valley High School Hockey League scoring championship title, with 45 points respectively. Wallace had 28 goals to House's 25.

Goaltender Alex Williams placed second in the league for his goals against average of 2.01.

All three players are graduating this year from Avon View, along with Jake Lloy, Matt Brison, Tristan Horner and Cory Whitney.