Bedrock Mortgage Corp - Elmvale Coyotes U11B Have a Strong Showing at Their First Tournament of the Season
The Elmvale Coyotes U11 B Rep team sponsored by Don Stoddard at Bedrock Mortgage Corp., travelled to Prince Edward County for the Milk Tournament on Friday October 27th-29th.
The team led by Head Coach Adam Kuypers, Assistant Coaches Paul Craddock and Brandon Godin and Trainer Brett KleinGebbinck, made a strong debut against the Frontenac Flyers. Although the Coyotes outshot their opponents and dominated the play, they were down 2-0 going into the 3rd. Defenseman Ryan Dziama would score the first goal of the tournament for Elmvale from the point. Shots were also fired by right wing Logan Phillips. A goal by center Kolton KleinGebbinck from defenseman Kohen Archer brought the final score to L 3-2.
The next match against the Stirling Blues gave the U11 Coyotes their only win of the tournament W 5-1. Wingers Kohen Weiss and Cole Foster scored with shots by Ben Kuypers and big saves by the goalie Eli Daniels. Fans saw excellent defensive play by Charlie Coughlin and L.J Noble and centers Max Champion and Gibson Godin won battles and faceoffs for the team.
Elmvale faced the Midland Centennials in the 3rd game in another close match up where the Coyotes seemed to have the advantage. Nash Rockey had a great breakaway shot. In the end, Midland scored the winning goal from a bad bounce with a final L 3-2.
The fans were howling for the quarter final match up that saw the Coyotes face the Paris Wolves. The Wolves proved to be the toughest opponents for the Coyotes, though the coyotes held their ground. Reed Dermott would score just minutes into the game giving Elmvale an early advantage. Up 4-2 in the second period after two impressive goals by Ryan Dziama, the Coyotes held their lead going into the 3rd. After some tough calls and a power play goal, Paris tied the game with minutes to go. A disappointing end to the tournament with a loss of 6-4. The U11 Rep B team played some great hockey, showed some Coyote and Halloween spirit and had a lot of fun. Thank you to the team manager Sherry Lee Champion for all of her efforts behind the scenes and artistic ability.
(Writer: Theresa Dermott)