Bantam Wolves ousted in thriller
Peter Clark, Renfrew Mercury
Holding the hardware.
The Renfrew Minor Midget Timberwolves are Upper Ottawa Valley Hockey League 2012-13 regular season champions. In front row from left are affiliate Ben Kubiseski, Billy Karras, affiliate Carter Blimkie, Justin Knight-Locke and Kevin Crozier; and back row, Nick Hazen, Justin Visinski, Justin Pearse, Carson Barber, Austin Scheuneman, Devon Barber, Patrick Bruzas, UOVMHL convenor George Vigus, Adam Wright, Auston Pierce and Matt Stuart. Will Vincent and Matt Lacharity are missing from the photo.
February 17, 2013
The 2012-13 Upper Ottawa Valley Hockey League playoff trail came to an end for three Renfrew rep teams last week.
The Atom Timberwolves dropped a 6-3 decision to the Petawawa Patriots in game two of their four-point quarterfinal series Saturday.
Kelson Hart, Carter Sammon and Justin Schutt were Renfrew goalgetters.
Johnathan Roach and Summer Simons both yielded three goals.
An amazing last six minutes eventually led to the Bantam Wolves elimination.
The Wolves trailed the Muskrat Voyageurs 1-0 for the longest time before the wild conclusion led to a 5-3 Muskrat victory.
Nicholas Fleguel and John Agnew tied the game at 1-1 and 2-2. Ben Kubiseski then gave the Bantam Wolves the lead for the first time with 1:41 remaining.
But lo and behold, only five seconds later, Nathan Dulong pulled Muskrat even, and Kalum Kennedy put the visitors ahead only 13 seconds after that.
The Wolves Carter Blimkie was between the pipes for four goals. The fifth came into an empty net.
Pembroke broke open a 2-1 game with goals seven seconds apart in a 7-1 win over the Major Midget Timberwolves. Adam Martin scored while Travis Lemay and Chloe Eady shared goaltending duties in the Renfrew team’s final game of 2012-13.
The Peewee Wolves advance to the next round with a 5-2 win in Petawawa. Luke Moran backstopped the triumph.
The Novice and Minor Midget Timberwolves are awaiting opponents as both earned a bye through the opening round of the playoffs.
The Minor Midget Wolves capped off a 16-1-and-1 regular season with a 5-0 win in Pembroke Feb. 9.
Billy Karras had three goals and Carson Barber three assists for Renfrew. Justin Visinski and Kevin Crozier supplied single markers.
Bantam Wolves affiliate Carter Blimkie chalked up the shutout.
The Minor Midget Wolves also went 1-and-2 in the Arnprior tournament.
The Wolves lost 5-1 to Cumberland and 3-0 to Orleans. They also defeated Kemptville 3-0 behind Patrick Bruzas’s ninth shutout.
Karras, Barber, Matt Stuart and Adam Wright scored Renfrew goals.
Fraser’s wrapped up its bantam house opening-round series in two straight with a 2-1 win in Arnprior.
Cole Turcotte notched both goals. Jordan Vandersleen guarded the goalcrease.
Metro’s season ended with 4-2 and 4-1 setbacks to Deep River.
Evan Zohr, Jacob Freemark and Braedon Vincent were Metro snipers. Connery Campbell was in goal.
Fulton’s claimed the local peewee match-up with a second 2-0 win over NAPA.
Brett Clouthier and Nicholas Wright scored in support of Mason Lynch’s second shutout of the series and seventh of the season.
Canadian Tire captured their atom playoff 5-1 in points over Deep River after a 1-1 deadlock and 2-0 win behind Meadow Congdon’s ninth shutout last week.
Brandon McCrea scored in both games. Haydon Moore added the single Canadian Tire marker.
Farrell’s trails Barry’s Bay 3-1 in points as a result of a 2-2 tie and 5-3 loss.
Olivia Smart had two goals while Maxx Steele, Alec McCallum and Easton McDonald collected solos.
Katie Brydges backstopped the two games.
Pizzeria B champs
The novice house hockey playoffs ended for Renfrew Pizzeria with 1-0 and 4-0 loses to Deep River, but the Renfrew squad did return home Saturday with B hardware from the Cobden novice tournament.
After opening with a 4-1 setback to Barry’s Bay, Renfrew Pizzeria doubled Eganville 8-4 and topped Pembroke 3-0, buoyed by Hope Simons’ fourth shutout of the year.
Kenny Ingram had a four-goal game and a two-goal game en route to the B title.
Stephan Brisco added a pair. Singles came from Colby Campbell, Bo Stevenson Isaac Stewart and Aaron Sarsfield.
Campbell added three assists.
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