Impressive Showing by Bantam Reps at International Silver Stick Finals In Forest, News (Listowel Minor Hockey Association)

PrintNews Article
Click to view full-size image
Impressive Showing by Bantam Reps at International Silver Stick Finals In Forest
Submitted By Claude Leroux on Tuesday, January 23, 2018
The Listowel Cyclone Bantam Reps arrived at the International Silver Stick Finals for their first game in Thedford Friday morning expecting to play some competitive hockey, have fun and make a few memories. To the surprise of everyone, including first place Ottawa West Knights,they ended up Finalists.

Friday’s action pitted the Cyclones against the Wallaceburg Lakers. The boys were a bit travel
weary, and didn’t get off to a great start, scoring too late in the game to pull out a win. Final
score 6-3 for Wallaceburg. Next up, the Cycs met the Brandon Bulls, all the way from Tampa
Bay, Florida. A strong effort offensively, and finally getting the power play working, led the Cycs
to a 6-1 victory.
Saturday morning, the Cyclones met the Penetang Flames. Though the boys worked hard and
stayed out of the box for the duration of the game, the Cycs were unable to get past the strong
Penetang defense and lost 1-0. Luckily, the Cyclones managed to gain a spot in the semi finals
as the fourth place team. Unfortunately, this meant they would play against the only undefeated
team in the tournament; the first place Ottawa West Knights.
Undeterred, the Cyclones took to the ice for the semi final that evening. The Cyclones struck
first early in the game with a power play goal. By the end of the second period, the Golden
Knights tied it up, bringing the crowd to the edge of their seats. With 5 minutes left in the third,
The Knights struck again, pulling ahead 2-1. Finding themselves on a 5 on 3 power play, with
1:33 on the clock, and a hundred to one shot, the Cyclones tied up the game. With the
momentum in their favour, it only took the Cycs 45 seconds to strike again, pulling ahead to 3-2,
with only 48 seconds left on the clock. With our strong goaltending and solid defense, the
Golden Knights would not find another scoring chance. And with that, the Cyclone Bantam
Reps were off to the International Silver Stick Finals, where they would again meet the
Penetang Flames.
The boys worked hard to get to International Finals and wanted so badly to grace the halls of
the Steve Kerr Memorial Arena with the coveted Silver Stick. Unfortunately, scoring chances
against the Flames came too late, and finding ourselves too often on the penalty kill ate up the
clock. The journey would end with a 3-1 loss, with an empty net goal being the final nail in the
coffin with 15 seconds remaining.
While the loss will hang with the boys for quite some time, the pride that their parents and
coaches feel will last longer. The Bantam Rep Cyclones have shown us what is possible when
you play unselfishly and give it your all. We couldn’t be prouder to call these boys International
Silver Stick Finalists.

Bantam_Rep_SilverStick.JPG
This article has been viewed 646 times.
News ArchiveOther Recent Articles
  • 09
    Aug
    Organization
    Please be advised there will be a Sports Guard program through Dr. Rossi & Dr. Trainor from Aug 27th-Sept 14th. Special discounted rates apply during this time frame. See attached for more information.
  • 09
    Aug
    Organization
    Should you child require equipment for Tryouts or NPHS training please contact Manny or arrange pickup before Wednesday Aug 15th. Manny 5192744978
  • 28
    May
    Organization
    Greetings LMHA Families. There will be registration tonight @skmc from 6-8pm and May 30th @skmc from 6-8pm.
  • 18
    Apr
    Organization
    It was an exciting season for Listowel Minor Hockey, with the move to the new SKMC in December. Playing in the areas best arena is something all the organization’s players are very grateful and proud of. Thank you to the complex fundraising ...
  • 18
    Apr
    Organization
    As you know we had a collection at the banquet to donate on behalf on LMHA players and parents to the Humboldt Broncos gofundme program. Today LMHA made a donation of $1921.46 to this fund. We would like to thank each an every one who donated at the ...
  • 08
    Apr
    Organization
    On Friday evening, just north of Tisdale, Saskatchewan, the unimaginable happened.  The Humboldt Broncos, a Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League team, were travelling to a playoff game in a neighboring town when their bus was involved in a horrific ...
  • 02
    Apr
    Organization
    The Listowel Atom Rep Cyclones are the 2017-18 OMHA 'B' champions, after beating the Ingersoll Express 6-2 on points in the All-Ontario final series. Congratulations!!!
  • 01
    Apr
    Organization
    Cyclone fans went to Palmerston Arena Tuesday night expecting a contest.  After losing to the MadDogs twice in the regular season, the Cycs knew they had to dig deep to perform in the playoffs.  But if there is one thing this team knows, it’s how to ...
Printed from listowelminorhockey.ca on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 7:26 AM