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Atom A Crushers goal medal winners

The Pictou County Atom A Crushers were the gold medal winners in the 2015 Antigonish Automobile Dealers Association ‘A’ tournament over the weekend, earning a 5-0 record.

The Atom A Crushers won gold in an Antigonish tournament over the weekend. SUBMITTED

The Crushers first faced the TASA Ducks on Friday afternoon, defeating them 4-3. 

Seth Gallant had a hat trick and Reese Smith added a single to round off the scoring. Adam Farrell and Brendan Avery picked up assists.

Early Saturday, the Crushers faced off against the Acadia Axemen and won with a score of 9-6.  Gallant, Cameron MacKinnon, Nikos Bonvie, and Farrell each had a pair of goals with Ben Wallace netting a single. 

Assists went to Bonvie (2), Gallant (2), Brennan Dalton (2), Farrell, Brent Chapman and Wallace. 

The Crushers won their third game of the tournament, shutting out the East Hants Penguins 7-0.  

Scoring for the Crushers was Wallace (2), Bonvie, Gallant (2), MacKinnon, and Ian Reynolds.  Gallant, Chapman, and Peyton Clements had assists.  

Undefeated in round robin play, the Crushers were in first place heading into the semi-finals.  Once again, they faced off against the Acadia Axemen.

Crushers finished the first period with a 3-0 lead.  

Gallant scored the first two goals with assists from Dylan Kontuk on the first and Chapman on the second.   

Farrell netted the third from Wallace.  

In the second period, the Crushers scored four more to take the lead 7-0 with goals from Farrell, unassisted, Wallace from Farrell, Chapman from Bonvie, and Gallant from Chapman.  But at the end of the second period, the Axemen netted two to finish the second with a score of 7-2.  

The Axemen didn’t go down without a fight scoring three more in the third. Clements added one more for the Crushers, assisted by Bonvie, to get the 8-5 win.   

The Crushers met the Northside Vikings in the championship game. 

The game saw back and forth action throughout. 

At the beginning of the third period, Crushers were leading 8-5. 

Scoring for the Crushers in the first two periods was Bonvie with a hat trick, Reynolds with a pair, and Murphy, Clements and Smith with singles. 

Murphy (2), Gallant, Clements (2), MacKinnon, Conrad Robertson, and Avery had assists.  In the third period, Kontuk added a single, unassisted, for the Crushers.  

The Vikings netted three more to bring them within one while the Crushers dealt with some penalty trouble, but it wasn’t enough. 

The Pictou County Atom A Crushers defended the lead, and won the gold medal game with a final score of 9-8.

Cole Battist and Jacob MacLeod were strong between the pipes sharing all five games.



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