The North Dundas Demons added another crown to their season collection here last Tuesday, March 8, when they defeated the NGS Braves 4-1 to claim the Peewee B Rep East Division championship.
With the East Division win, the Demons now advance to the UCMHL championship against the west division champs from Kemptville.
The five-point championship series kicks off Monday, March 21 at 7 p.m. in Winchester. Game two is Tuesday, March 22 at 6:30 p.m. in Kemptville, and game three is back in Winchester on Wednesday, March 23, at 7 p.m.
The Peewee B Rep Demons are one of three partnership teams between the South Dundas and North Dundas Minor Hockey Associations.
This team, that finished the regular East Division season in first place and was the Division’s most sportsmanlike team, has six players from South Dundas including, Owen Fetterly, Ben Lapier, Josh Broad, Emytt Fetterly, Nolan Henry and goaltender Brandon Shaver.
Together with their North Dundas teammates, they have had a great season and are now looking for their final crown.
It took the Demons three games to knock off NGS for the East Division Championship.
The series opened Saturday, March 5 in Winchester, with a 4-2 Demons win.
The Braves held on in Maxville, in game two on Sunday, March 6, with a 1-1 tie that forced the third game back in Chesterville, last Tuesday (March 8).
In the final game, the Demons got on the board in the final minute of the first period with an Adam Barkley shot from the point.
It wasn’t until late in the second period that the Demons offence finally broke through.
With 2:01 left on the clock Cole Eikelboom picked up a loose puck off a scramble and shot it home. Then with 1:40 on the clock, Nolan Henry skated in on the left wing and wristed a shot through the five hole for a 3-0 lead.
The Braves responded, with the clock showing 1:06, but Cole Eikelboom wasn’t finished yet, as he added the Demons fourth and final counter with help from Ben Lapier and Adam Barkley.
Brandon Shaver was in net for the Demons win.
Game two in Maxville, was a close checking affair, and the Demons got their lone goal in the first period from Adam Barkley from a Nolan Henry pass.
The Demons 1-0 lead held until late in the third period when a Gauthier shot from the point beat Demons goalie Jordan Papineau to tie the game 1-1 and force game three back in Chesterville.
The series opened in Winchester, March 5, with a 4-2 Demons win.
After a scoreless first period, the Demons found themselves trailing 2-1 heading into the third.
A third period hat trick performance from Adam Barkley turned it around and gave the Demons the 4-2 comeback victory.
Ben Lapier provided the Demons second period counter and Brandon Shaver handled the goaltending.