Snowbound tournament finalists.
The Renfrew Metro bantam house hockey team travelled to Leitrim in a snowstorm Dec. 27. Five games later, they were tournament finalists. Behind goaltender Connery Campbell from left are Hunter Wright, Dawson Campbell, Braedon Vincent, Jacob Freemark, Justin Virgin, Charlie Strader, Reid Hall, Eric McIntyre and Evan Zohr. In back is the coaching staff of assistant coach Carl Wright, trainer Bob Hall, manager Rob Zohr and coach Scott Campbell.
Photo courtesy of Scott Campbell
All involved in minor hockey have those days they remember for a life time.
For the Renfrew Metro bantam house hockey team, one of those memorable days will be Dec. 27, 2012.
“We played in a wild tournament in Leitrim yesterday that saw (us) play five games in one day! Our first game was at 8:30 am, with our last at 10 p.m.,” coach Scott Campbell said on Friday.
“We were the finalist in this 12-team tourney.”
Metro defeated the host Leitrim squad 2-1, blanked Vankleek Hill 5-0, downed Metcalfe 7-2 and outscored Ottawa South 5-3 in the semifinal.
They eventually lost in the final 4-1 to Stittsville.
“With the crazy weather, we started the first game with only six skaters and no goalie for the first period,” Campbell noted.
“This was a wild day with some awesome hockey. My nine players just ran out of legs against a three-line team in the final,” the coach added.
Dawson Campbell had eight goals and six assists on the day for Metro.
Braedon Vincent collected six goals and five helpers, and Evan Zohr three goals and five assists.
Start of the first game excluded, Connery Campbell backstopped Metro to the final.