Thorburn major winner at Christmas Tournament

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Goldenhawks win three of five divisions in annual Westville tourney

WESTVILLE – Thorburn Minor Hockey will need to make room for three more banners at the Ivor MacDonald Memorial Arena after a big weekend in Westville.

Goldenhawk teams were in four of the five division finals yesterday, winning three of those finals.

They started with a 4-3 win over the Pictou County Selects in the peewee rec final.

Gary Jones led the team with a pair, while Sara MacDonald and Hunter Fitzpatrick had a goal apiece.

The Selects had single tallies from Hannah Fraser, Megan Petipas and Madison Sample.

In the days next final their peewee B team doubled up on New Glasgow, winning 6-3.

Leading the Goldenhawks with a pair was Aaren MacDonald. Scoring a goal apiece were: Andrew Goswell, Hayden Butler, Charlie MacLean and Connor Dewar.

Clark Robertson scored twice for New Glasgow, with Sam Decoff adding a lone goal.

Their final banner win of the day came in the third game of the day, although the Pictou Maripacs didn’t make it easy for them. Thorburn won 3-2 to capture the bantam rec title.

Aiden Whitewood scored twice in his team’s win, while Joey Swalloe scored once.

Evan MacCarthy and John Musick each scored for Pictou.

Truro was the team that kept the Goldenhawks from going four-for-four to start the final day of the Westville Christmas Tournament.

In the midget C championship the Bearcats shutout Thorburn 3-0 to win the Bradley Crowther Memorial, which was named in honour of Crowther at last season’s tournament.

The Bearcats goals came off three different sticks with Anthony Sutherland, Justin Sutherland and Kevin Hamlin scoring for the Truro club.

In the midget A final the host Westville Miners took on the Pictou County Crushers.

Pictou County edged the hosts 3-2.

Organizations: Pictou County Selects

Geographic location: New Glasgow, Madison, Pictou County

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  • Sicakandtired
    January 06, 2014 - 13:02

    It's a bit harsh to term 11 & 12 year-old kids 'rednecked hillbillies'. I was there, too, and was sickened by certain parents yelling at the 15 year-old ref and at the kids. It happens constantly. It makes me sick to my stomach but it will never change.

  • Concerned
    January 06, 2014 - 11:41

    @Spectator. You obviously were part on the winning team. I am very concerned at your comments. I am a Hockey Mom from Westville and no affiliation to any of the PeeWee B teams. I was at the rink for this game and I have no idea what you are talking about. What I witnessed was a competitive game of hockey and certainly an excited bunch of kids for winning the tournament. I did not see any mocking of the sorts. The one thing I did notice was the remarkable sportsmanship shown by the Thorburn Head Coach who instead of lining up for a team picture with the banner, took the time to walk over to the opposing bench to shake the hands of each of the opposing coaches. This was classy as far as I was concerned. I certainly hope that none of the 12 year old kids read your comment in which you had to resort to name calling. This says more about you then it does the kids you are speaking about.

  • Spectator
    December 31, 2013 - 21:53

    I witnessed a despicable display of poor sportsmanship by the Thorburn Peewee B team as they mocked the losing team after medal presentations. Their coaches should be suspended for allowing this behaviour. In this day and age has nothing changed? The players behaved like redneck hillbillies.