The Huron-Perth Lakers AAA Minor Midget hockey team travelled to Markham over the Thanksgiving weekend to play in the Markham Majors Fall Classic Hockey Tournament and came home with the Championship trophy & rings for all the players.
The Lakers played their first game on Friday against the Sudbury Jr. Wolves and dominated the game outshooting the Wolves 30 to 12 but came up against a hot Sudbury goaltender and settled for a 1-1 tie. The lone Huron-Perth goal was scored by Dean Klomp
(St. Mary's) assisted by Brendan Childerley
(Stratford) & Braden Connolly
(Seaforth). Baird Kelly
(Stratford) was the Huron-Perth goalie. Joel Bowman
(Listowel) played a strong game on defence and was awarded the player of the game.
The second game of the day was against the host Markham Majors team and the Lakers came out flat losing by a score of 3-1. The Lakers lone goal was scored by Tyler Durst
(Goderich) assisted by Haden Campbell
(Stratford) & Dean Klomp
. Greg Dodds
(Wingham) protected the crease for the Lakers. Sean Consitt
(Hensall) earned the player of the game award with a strong defensive effort.
The Championship game was played on Sunday afternoon with a rematch against the undefeated host team Markham Majors. The Lakers earned the Championship trophy with a hard-fought 5-2 win over the Majors. Reid Oliver
opened the scoring assisted by Young
scored his 2nd goal of the game, once again assisted by Patrick McLellan
. Braden Connolly
scored the winning goal of the game & his 2nd goal of the tournament assisted by Consitt
. Haden Campbell
scored the last 2 goals of the game with assists going to Klomp
, & Young
. Baird Kelly
held the Lakers in the game with several outstanding saves and earned the player of the game award.
The Lakers next regular season games are in Goderich on Saturday, Oct 13 against the Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs and on Sunday, Oct 14 against the Hamilton Reps.