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Rebels win Atom AA Boys Silver Stick Final
andrew brethauer January 22nd, 2012

Sarnia, ON - The Nickel City Rebels needed overtime to win the Atom AA Boys Silver Stick Championship Sunday afternoon, defeating the Toledo Cherokee 2-1.

The game would be a goalie duel between the Cherokee's Devon Bobak, and the Rebels Austin Pawluk, as neither goalie would allow a goal in the first two periods of play, taking the game into the third still tied at 0-0.

Toledo had a chance to go ahead as Collin Spencer had a breakaway chance but was stopped by Pawluk. The puck would then go back the other way where Jamie Wahamaa would get his own breakaway and he would make a mistake, sending a wrist shot past Bobak for the 1-0 Rebels lead.

The Cherokee would look for the equalizer, and with a scramble in front of the net, the puck would come out onto the stick of Lewis Rowan who would get it past Pawluk to tie the game at 1-1.

Overtime would be required, but it wouldn't last long, as 16 seconds into the period, Landon Thomson would break past the defence and cut across the top of the crease, sliding the puck past Bobak, and giving the Rebels a 2-1 overtime victory for the Atom AA Championship.

Nickel City went 2-1-0 in the round robin, defeating the Florida Jr. Everblades 11-2, shutting out the Michigan Nationals 6-0, but lost their third game 4-2 to the Troy Sting. They would play the Montgomery Blue Devils in the semi-finals where they would advance to the finals with a 4-3 win.

Toledo went 2-0-1 in their round robin games, defeating the Hershey Jr. Bears 3-1, the London Jr. Knights 2-1, and tied the Blue Water Stars 4-4. They would take on the Mississauga Jets in the semi-finals and win 3-2.


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