Peddie nets 100th goal in season

 

By Joel Charron

 

It’s been quite the year for Jake Peddie

Not only did Peddie help lead the Amherstburg Atom Minor Stars to their second consecutive Bluewater championship, the young all-star  popped in over 100 goals this season.

Peddie finished with 105 goals and 30 assists on the year and helped the Atom Minor Stars to a 39-12-5 record.

Atom Minor head coach Dennis Emerson called Peddie an “all-around player’ who always puts the team first.

“He’s definitely a leader,” said Emerson. “He always makes sure everyone is ready for the game. He’s a good kid who loves to play hockey.”

According to Emerson, Peddie scored his 100th goal of the season in the last game of the round robin in the Bluewater playoffs.

“It was a good game for him,” said Emerson. “He had six shots on net and the coaching staff told him to deke the next time he shot. Sure enough next time he goes down the ice he deked before he shot and buried it.”

Surrounded by his Atom Minor teammates Jake Peddie (centre) shows off the plaque with the puck in which he scored his 100th goal of the season.

Surrounded by his Atom Minor teammates Jake Peddie (centre) shows off the plaque with the puck in which he scored his 100th goal of the season.

Peddie didn’t learn about his feat until they were in the locker room after the game.

“It’s a pretty cool feeling to score 100 goals in a season,” said Peddie.

Peddie said he never set out to score 100 goals in a season but the puck kept going into the net all season. He credited all his teammates for helping him reach the 100-goal milestone.

Peddie mentioned there no secret to scoring goals.

“You just have to practice,” he said.

With another Bluewater championship and a rare feat under his belt, Peddie has enjoyed his Atom Minor year.

“We all worked hard to win,” said Peddie. ‘It’s been a really fun year.”

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