Amherstburg’s St. Peter’s ACHS College School takes home silver after losing in double overtime

 

 

Special to the RTT

 

St. Peter’s ACHS College School was on a mission this past week playing in the All Saints Invitational Junior (Grades 4-6) Hockey Tournament out in Mississauga.

The two-day hockey tournament in Mississauga hosted twenty schools from all over the Dufferin, Peel and Caledon area. Being the only elementary school competing from the Greater Windsor-Essex region, the St. Peter’s ACHS College School Junior Hockey Team put itself under pressure to do well.

St. Peter's ACHS College School celebrate their silver medal at the All Saints Invitational Junior Hockey Tournament held in Mississauga last weekend.

St. Peter’s ACHS College School celebrate their silver medal at the All Saints Invitational Junior Hockey Tournament held in Mississauga last weekend.

Departing this past Tuesday after school, students were exhausted when they arrived at Mary Lake in King at around 11:30 p.m. The players knew that they would have to get up six hours later to battle for school supremacy against the other well rested junior hockey teams. However, at 6 a.m. Wednesday morning, St. Peter’s ACHS players roared to life eager to play in this great hockey tournament.

Being placed in “Tier One” after finishing fourth last year, St. Peter’s ACHS beat the host school (All Saints) by a score of 7-1. In the second game St. Peter’s ACHS College School had another decisive victory beating St. Simon Stock by a score of 6-2.

However, things were about to get very difficult for St. Peter’s hockey team. In the third game St. Peter’s ACHS scored first against St. Julia who responded back by tying the game in the second period. With less than two minutes left in the game St. Peter’s ACHS scored to go ahead two to one. Even with the goalie out and providing an extra attacker, St. Julia was unable to score again allowing St. Peter’s ACHS to advance into the semi finals the next day.

Thursday morning after a bit more rest, St. Peter’s ACHS College battled against St. Francis of Assisi winning 3-1. However, the prize game against last year’s Champions (St. Timothy) still lay still ahead.

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The St. Peter’s team gets a between periods pep talk from head master Peter Thyrring.

The championship game was off to a rough start with St. Timothy’s scoring two goals within the first three minutes of the game. After settling down, St. Peter’s ACHS was finally able to score twice tying the game 2-2. A third goal early in the third period by St. Timothy’s forced St. Peter’s ACHS players to reach where they had never reached before. It took every bit of effort and strength to score again tying the game at 3-3. After a full over time period the score remained the same. Goalies from both schools were invincible. However, with just over a minute remaining in the second over time, St. Timothy passed from behind the net where the puck was deflected off a skate into the net. St. Peter’s ACHS lost 4-3.

St. Peter’s ACHS College School Scored 21 goals in five games and only gave up nine. The team consisted of players from house league through “AAA” and played spectacular. The players – Noah Duggan, T.J. and J.T. Langlois, Kaden Campbell, Devon Bastien, James O’Neill, Cameron Sinasac, Joseph Giordano, Beckham Sawchuk, Tyson Dorey and Jackson Cole – played great.

St. Peter’s ACHS College School thanks you for your effort and is proud of you. Job well done!

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