Hockey / Leitrim Hawks Minor Atom Rep B team win the Championship at the Rochester Thanksgiving Classic Tournament

Leitrim Hawks Minor Atom Rep B team win the Championship at the Rochester Thanksgiving Classic Tournament

Date:  Source: Ottawa B League

The boys got off to a great start winning 6-0 against a very physical Ajax team.  They then went on to beat the Kanata Blazers 6-3 for a 2-0 record which guaranteed us a spot in the finals.  Our third round robin would not matter in the standings but proved to be a tough battle against  the eventual finalists Oakville Rangers and finished tied 2-2.  We knew we would be in tough against the same team in the finals on Sunday as both teams were very evenly matched.  The finals were very exciting, the score was tied 2-2 late in the third period.  The Oakville team took a 3-2 lead with 3:33 left, after taking a timeout, the Hawks responded with 2 goals to go up 4-3 with 1:26 to go.  They pulled their goalie and we managed to hang on for the victory.  It was an unbelievable finish and the Oakville coaches are to be commended on their outstanding show of sportmanship following the game.  Needless to say, it was a very exciting moment and one that the players and coaches will cherish for a long time.