Elite 8

Midget Majors host Elite 8 Brandy Peddie Memorial Tournament



The Amherstburg Stars midget major team was busy on the weekend, as the hockey team hosted the annual Elite 8 Brandy Peddie Memorial Tournament.

In addition to the Amherstburg Stars, the tournament featured some stiff competition from around this area and from around the province. Other teams included the defending OHF champion Bradford Bulldogs, the Erie North Shore Storm, the Essex Ravens, the Grimsby Peach Kings, the Innisfil Winterhawks, the London Jr. Mustangs and the St. Thomas Stars.

All games were played at the Libro Centre.

Amherstburg’s Ayden Drago (left) gets a third period scoring chance last Saturday morning against the Innisfil Winterhawks.

Amherstburg got off to a fast start Friday afternoon as they hosted the Erie North Shore Storm. The Stars beat Erie North Shore 5-1.

The scoring continued Saturday morning for the local Stars, as they defeated the Innisfil Winterhawks 6-1. The Stars played well in this contest with Dean DeLuca picking up a hat trick in the game. Amherstburg led 2-0 after one period on goals by Colton Taylor and Max Clifford and built a 5-0 lead after two periods with DeLuca scoring all three second period goals. Isaac Hammond scored in the third with Innisfil breaking the shutout in the final seconds for its goal.

The Stars lost their final game of the round-robin 4-1 Saturday night to London but advanced to the tournament semi-finals Sunday morning against Bradford. Unfortunately for Amherstburg, it was Bradford who picked up the 3-1 win to advance to the finals.

London defeated Bradford 6-3 in the finals.

Amherstburg Midget Majors open season with 11-4-1 record


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The defending OMHA Champion Amherstburg Midget Majors have opened the season with an impressive 11-4-1 record and will look to continue their strong start by hosting the Brandy Peddie Elite 8 Tournament this coming weekend at the Libro Centre.

The tournament is a multi-division tournament organized by AMHA Rep Chris Bozin, which will see twelve of the best midget teams in the province in action all weekend.


On Saturday night at the Libro Centre, the Midget Majors continued their regular season with a game against a strong AA team from Kent. With a great crowd on hand, the Midget Majors would open the scoring five minutes into the second period with a shorthanded goal off the stick of Jacob DeLuca, after an outstanding effort by Cole Zelle to create the turnover. Kent would even the score five minutes later after a defensive breakdown by the Midget Majors. David Desormeaux would restore the one goal lead for the Stars with just 37 seconds left in the second period, with assists from Max Clifford and Isaac Hammond.

Franco Morrone put one home for the Stars to give them a two goal lead five minutes into the third period, after picking up a loose puck in the neutral zone and streaking down the wing. Jacob Menard would secure a very important 4-1 victory with an empty net goal late in the third. Daniel Miceli was solid in net for the Midget Majors as the win improved their season record to 11-4-1.

The Midget Majors hope to continue their early season success this coming weekend against some of the best Midget Teams in the province. Check out amherstburghockey.com for a full tournament schedule.