With two squads in the CC regional finals on the April 3-4 weekend, NDG looked to have a good shot at at least one championship. It was not to be, however, as both the Atom and Peewee Tigers had victory snatched from their grasp at the last possible moment.
The Atoms were the first to go down to the wire, tied 3-3 with Fédé l’est in regulation of the final game. Despite carrying some momentum into the extra frame after a solid third, the Tigers couldn’t hold off a potent Fédé attack and fell 4-3.
“We got as far as we did because of team defence, smart passing, and the kids all really playing together as a team,” said Tigers manager Daniel Rosenfeld. “It was heartbreaking, but I will say to see the kids’ smiles despite losing always brings a high level of satisfaction.”
Next up, the NDG Peewees faced their own rivals from Fédé l’est, taking the game into extra time with a late NDG goal to tie it at two apiece. The Tigers’ rivals were once again too strong in the fourth period, and despite a strong effort, NDG again lost in OT, this time 3-2.
NDG Hockey general assembly
NDG Hockey’s AGM will be held on Wednesday, May 5 at 7 pm at the Royal Canadian Legion, 5455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. Executive positions to be filled include 1st Vice President (two years), Treasurer (two years), 3rd Vice President (two years), and six director spots (one year).
Any adult of the NDG Minor Hockey Association or any of the Hurricanes or the Maroons de Montréal associations, living in the area of the NDG Minor Hockey Association is eligible. To be eligible, they must have a child registered in one of these associations during the 2009-2010 season, or have acted as a volunteer for one of these associations in that period.
Ballots can be downloaded at www.ndghockey.com.
A new hockey arrival
NDG Hockey’s first family, the Lambtons, had a new addition recently. Dawson girls hockey team assistant coach Andrea Lambton and her husband, Montreal Blitz Espoir head coach Dan Drolet welcomed their daughter, Olivia Breanne on Apr. 7. She weighed in at 7 lbs, 9 oz. Everyone is doing great, including proud grandmother Margaret Lambton.
Congratulations to the family… considering her bloodlines, it’s only a matter of time before little Olivia is on the ice.
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