The Well Busters Belleville Bantam AA Bearcats went undefeated to capture the gold medals at the 43rd annual Belleville Bearcats New Year’s Classic held last weekend at the Quinte Sports and Wellness Centre.
In round-robin play, the Bearcats blasted the Barrie Sharks 6-1, and shut out both the Clarington Flames 2-0 and Kingston Ice Wolves 1-0. In the semi-finals Belleville clipped Kingston 2-1, while in the final they edged Barrie 1-0 on a goal by Delany Stoltz with 2:16 remaining in the third period.
Meanwhile, the Peewee AA Bearcats settled for the silver medal after falling 3-1 to the Clarington Flames in the final.
The Bearcats beat Durham West 3-2 in their opening game, then lost 2-0 to the Ottawa Ice, before rebounding to beat the Cornwall Typhoons 2-0 to advance to the playoff where they whipped the Kingston Ice Wolves 4-0 and squeaked past Ottawa 1-0 in the semi-finals.
The Raldane Welding Belleville Minor Bantam AE Bulls picked up a pair of Lakeshore Hockey League wins on the weekend.
Saturday at the Quinte Sports and Wellness Centre, the Bulls dumped the Pickering Panthers 4-1.
Keegan Tugnette, Brody Beaubien, Adam Toop, and Davin Osmond scored for the Bulls, while assists came from Jay Solomon (2), Keegan and Owen Bird. Braeden Reid earned the win in net.
Sunday at QSWC, the Bulls beat the Whitby Wildcats 3-1 on goals by Tugnette, Nicholas Hibbert and Toop. Assists came from Braeden Keegan, Matthew McLennan, Osmond, Logan Manlow, and Beaubien. Spencer Love picked up the win in net.
Steve Bell Roofing beat Loaf N Ale/Griddle Me This 18-14 in one of two matches played Tuesday in the Quinte Regional Dart League.
Coolen’s Crusaders whipped ANAF Dukes 25-7. Legion Wild Card Brewery had the bye.
George Haines shot the Labatt High Take Out with a 149, while perfect 180 scores were tossed by Marilyn Loft and Garry Devolin.
City of Belleville staff continues to monitor the ice thickness and quality on Victoria Park Harbour and will do so throughout the season, providing progress reports to help ensure public safety and skate ability.
The harbour will not open until there is at least seven inches of good sound ice. When the ice reaches this safe depth the “danger thin ice” signage will be removed. Thank you for respecting these restrictions.
TVL info wanted
We are interested in any photos, artifacts, newspaper articles or family stories you might have on the old Trent Valley Hockey League which ran from 1900 to the 1970s.
Our purpose in viewing this information is to assist us in the research we are conducting for the completion of our book on the history of the league.
Please help us preserve our communities important folklore and history.
Contact Stewart Richardson at 905-373-3627 or email Stewart@rmhi.ca