THREE EAGLES TEAMS WIN TOURNAMENTS IN OCTOBER!, News (Burlington City Rep Hockey Club)

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Oct 24, 2023 | Kyle Mundell | 632 views
THREE EAGLES TEAMS WIN TOURNAMENTS IN OCTOBER!
The Burlington Eagles have had a successful October so far, with three teams winning three tournaments in successive weekends! The U16 AA Gold team was victorious in Pittsburgh, the U18 AAA team won the Ottawa Senators showcase, and the U15 AA team took home the Kawartha Early Bird tournament last weekend.

Travelling to Pittsburgh during Canadian Thanksgiving and Columbus Day weekend, the Under 16 AA Gold Eagles won the Columbus Day Clash in undefeated fashion! Going 4-0 in the round robin against the Mt. Lebanon Hornets and DME Swamp Rabbits gave them a direct line to the final. After the two other teams battled in a semi-final, the Eagles then defeated the DME Swamp Rabbits for a third time, 5-1, to win the tournament. A great weekend for the Eagles outscoring their opponents 27-7 over the five games, and congratulations to the team!

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The Under 18 AAA team travelled to Ottawa to compete in the U18 AAA Ottawa Senators Showcase as the defending champions. Two wins against the Toronto Red Wings and Ottawa Valley Titans, and a 1-1 draw against the North Central Predators was enough to put the Eagles through to the Round of 16 where they faced off against their league rivals the Oakville Rangers. A tight battle that went to overtime was solved very quickly as the Eagles scored 20 seconds in to move on to the quarter-finals. Jumping immediately into the cars and driving straight to other facility to play the Markham Waxers, where the Eagles moved through with a 4-0 victory.

Waking up on the Sunday for the semi-finals the Eagles came up against the Peterborough Petes. Despite going down 1-0 early in the 2nd period, the Eagles scored three unanswered goals to win the game 3-1 and move to the finals! The championship game was against the Elgin-Middlesex Canucks who were yet to lose a game after dropping their opener of the tournament. The same formula from the morning game worked, as the Eagles were down 1-0 after the first period, but came back to score four answered goals to win the tournament 4-1! Congratulations to all the players, coaches, and parents on a successful and grueling weekend.

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Finally, our Under 15 AA team went up to Peterborough to compete in the Kawartha Early Bird tournament. Going 3-0 in the round robin with wins over the Mississauga North Stars (4-3), Ajax-Pickering Raiders (3-1), and the Northumberland Nighthawks (5-1) put the Eagles in the quarter-finals against the Woolwich Wildcats. Their first shutout win of the weekend (3-0) moved the Eagles onto the semi-finals and a Sunday game.

The Ottawa Sting were the next opponents for the Eagles early Sunday afternoon, and the Eagles pulled out another shutout victory (3-0) to move onto the championship game. A very quick turnaround put the Eagles up against the London Junior Knights Green team in the final, who were also undefeated up to that point with four wins and a tie. Despite going down 2-0, the Eagles were able to claw back and tie the game up and force it to overtime. With 9 seconds left in OT, the Eagles scored to win the game and the tournament 3-2! Congratulations to all the players, coaches, and parents on an incredible weekend in Peterborough.

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