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Bluewater Sharks Tykes Win Championship

May 8,  2012

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The Bluewater Shark (2005s) Tykes were crowned Champions at the Port Huron Spring Challenge Hockey Tournament over the weekend.  The Sharks avenged a previous loss and defeated the Port Huron Flags 7 4 to capture the title.  The Sharks trailed 4-3 entering the 3rd period before scoring two shorthanded goals and an empty netter to seal the victory.

Brayden DeGelas led the attack with 5 goals.  Bo Doxtator and Landon Buckingham picked up singles.  Garrett Pearce and Adam Osler each had two assists while Alex Cannon, Nolan Mumford, Jaxon Priddle, Ryan Pageau, Aaron Highfield, Tre Altiman, Ryan Vidler, and Tyler Jaques each had one assist.  Carter La Rocque came up with key saves in the win.  Hardest workers of the game went to DeGelas and La Rocque.

During Round Robin play the Sharks went 2 wins and 1 loss, before advancing to the Championship game.  Game 1 saw the Sharks defeat the Fraser Falcons 12 1.  Scoring for the Sharks were DeGelas and Vidler with three, Altiman with two and singles from Pearce, Mumford and Priddle.  Assists went to Pearce with four, Vidler with three, DeGelas, Altiman, Priddle with two and Pageau, Doxtator, Jaques, Buckingham and Osler one each.  La Rocque picked up the win between the pipes.  Hardest Worker awards went to Doxtator and Vidler.

The Sharks were beaten 14 - 6 by the Port Huron Flags during the second round robin game.  DeGelas replied with 5 goals while Doxtator picked up a single.  DeGelas earned hardest worker of the game award.

Game three had the Sharks bouncing back with an 11 2 victory over the Bluewater Stars.  DeGelas continued his solid tournament with 7 goals.  Altiman chipped in with two goals while Cannon and Mumford picked up singles.  Buckingham had two assists and Pearce, Priddle, Pageau, Vidler and Jaques picked up an assist each.  La Rocque earned the victory in net.  Player of the game award went to Adam Osler and Jaxon Priddle.

The Sharks travel to Toronto next weekend to compete in the Canlan Future Stars Tournament.