Here is a recap of the second weekend of #XHT16;
The '04s came out of the gate hot to start the tournament, winning both of their Friday matches to start 2-0. However, Saturday proved to be a different story; the club dropped both of their games to level their record at 2-2. The final game was the most exciting game of the tournament; the '04s tied the game with only 12 seconds remaining, and won in overtime! Congrats to all members of the '04 team; Alex O'Brien, Aiden Fleet, Stephen Ryder, Jonathan O'Brien, Seamus Goodyear, Sam "Singles" Power, Carter Stratton, Sam Butler, Charles Walsh, Gavin Pitcher, Ryan Peddle, Evan Bishop, Owen Wright, Ronen Whitten, Andrew Veitch, Tyler Curnew and Jacob Skinner on representing the X in the 6!
The '05s finished the Can Lan May Madness tournament with a record of 2 wins and 3 losses. The second win came in the final game of the tournament, where Clay Ryan put on a goaltending clinic to preserve the 3-0 win. Ryan made a pile of jaw-dropping stops en route to the win; congrats Clay! Members of the winning team included; Clay Ryan, Conor Ryan, Jon Rorke, Colin Singleton, James Chubbs, Gavin Rice, Liam Hodder, Devin Kettlewell, Rhys Sexton, Matthew Curran, Ethan Murphy, Ryken Young, Ryan Roche, Jon Butler, Andrew Kelly, and David "le petit poisson" Fisher! Congrats lads!
The '06s ran into a tough schedule on Day 1, facing off against two very strong teams. If it wasn't for a tremendous goaltending duo of Kade Kingsley and Gavin Murphy, the scores on Day 1 may have been even more lopsided. The squad rebounded on Saturday, dropping a 4-3 decision in the morning and winning by a big score late in the afternoon. The final game was also won by Xtreme, which gave the club a 2-3 record in the tournament. Congrats to the following team members on a fun-filled weekend; Kade Kingsley, Gavin Murphy, Logan Burt, Charlie Thoms, Oliver Manning, Luke Martin, Alex Hanrahan, Noah Hawkins, Cade Parsons, Dylan Levandier, Nathan Bartlett, Andrew Quinlan, Cameron Chafe, Jacob Brockerville, Joe Sullivan, and Jesse Vinicombe!
Coaches Adam Pearcey and Paul Crane received raving reviews from all the parents after the tournament, and for good measure. The coaching staff did a wonderful job with this group despite a winless record; "we had a lot of 2009's on our team, and for most of our players, this was their first time away playing hockey" said Pearcey. Despite some tough defeats, the team remained in good spirits because of the amount of fun that they had in the hotel hallways, in the pool, and around the GTA. Good job guys! Members of the team were; Liam O'Connell, Liam Ryan, Getiso Rogers, Nathan Crane, Jacob Fleet, Aiden Kirkland, Daniel Kirkland, Domonic Winter, Ben Noseworthy, Ben Veitch, Daniel Ozon, Jack Warren, Connor Coates, Rowan Antle, Gavin Carlson, Cameron Haye, and Liam Dillon.
All in all, it was a great weekend in Toronto for the #XHT16. A lot of fun was had by all players, parents, and coaches. A special thanks to all of the team managers (Dawn Bishop for '04, Trina Roche for '05, Nadine Hawkins for '06, and Denise Fleet for '08) for helping out and making our job a LOT easier in 2016. Xtreme would also like to thank all of the assistant coaches (Lorne Walsh, Chris Ryan, Mark Quinlan, Paul Crane) for representing the X with a great deal of professionalism.
See you all in August!