Danglers win 35-and-under event at Donald Keddy

Published on April 2, 2014
Over the weekend at the Donald Keddy Memorial Hockey Tournament it was the Danglers that won the Gentlemen’s Division trophy with an 8-7 win over Berwick in the 35-and-under event. Front row from left: Sean Murphy, Aaron Cameron, Ryan Boucher, Craig Stevens, Matt Beaver and Keith Walters (goalie). Back row from left: Aaron Akitt, Scott Leaverman, Derek McCarron; Chad Anderson, Terry Forbes, Mark Tanner and James Cooley. Coach Brent MacDonald is pictured behind the team. 

The second weekend of the Donald Keddy Memorial Hockey Tournament wrapped up on Sunday with what organizers said was a game worthy of a championship match. 

In the first semifinal, Hunters, winners of the A Division were beat 4-3 in a shootout by Danglers (Halifax), winners of B Division. Berwick (Westville), winners of D Division put out the Westville Four Stars, winners of C Division in the second semifinal.

The championship game between the Danglers and Berwick looked like it was going to be a cake-walk for the Danglers when they were leading 3-0 within the first six minutes, and by the end of the first period they were up 5-1. 

However, Berwick wasn’t finished like a lot of spectators thought because things changed shortly after the start of the second period when Berwick put in four unanswered goals to tie the game 5-5.

The spectators were treated to an exciting finish when the Danglers went up 6-5 only to have Berwick tie it up once more. Again the Danglers went ahead, but Berwick tied it up 7-7. 

Unfortunately, success was not in the cards for Berwick because the Danglers scored the winning goal with three minutes remaining. Try as they did, coming close on a couple of tries, they could not score and the Danglers won the Gentlemen’s Division trophy and the game 8-7.