Feb. 3 Local Sports: DM hoops; Jordan Oldtmers and Welland hockey
Denis Morris Reds’ captains Noah Honsberger and Michael Conlon shown with John Dakin and Pat Woodburn Classic trophy.
REDS TOP TOURNEY
The Denis Morris Reds senior boys basketball team put together a strong defensive effort to grab the title at the John Dakin and Pat Woodburn Classic basketball tournament held at Governor Simcoe Secondary School.
The Reds knocked off the Sir Winston Churchill Bulldogs 54-46 in the final behind 22 points from Dylan Maltby.
“We were down two starters after Michael (Conlon) went down early in the first quarter and Dylan really stepped up for us,” Reds head coach Randy Conlon said. “I’m really happy for him. He’s worked hard all year.”
Noah Honsberger tossed in 18 in the final while Amari Allen had eight. Nate Butler led the Bulldogs with 15 followed by Alexien Evseyev had 10.
On their way to the final DM knocked off the Governor Simcoe Redcoats 44-41 behind 15 from Maltby, nine from Conlon and eight from Thomas Davidson. Matteo Martin and Max Grant each tossed in 10 for the Redcoats.
The Reds also dropped the Thorold Golden Eagles 40-34, led by 18 from Honsberger and nine from Davidson. Nathan Brew led Thorold with eight.
JORDAN OLDTIMERS HOCKEY
Following are Jordan Oldtimers Hockey league results from Jan. 26.
Hawks 9 Canadiens 5
Hawks: Dave Pundyk 2; Todd Cleland; Mike Howarth, Chris Riediger; Adam Hendriks; Andy Smith; Adam Goodbrand and Darren Horton.
Canadiens: John Richards; Curt Peters; Sam Oort; Wayne Wall; Chad Bigger.
Stars 5 Rangers 3
Stars: Jason Rose (2); Jamie Brophy; Noel Buckley; Brody Whetlam.
Rangers: Greg Penney (2); Darren Craig.
Flyers 7 Bruins 5
Flyers: Jeff Dixon (3); Kevin Paul; Jim Bartkiw; Jamie Catterall; Drew Hering.
Bruins: Mike Sheridan (2); Josh Moore; Stuart Hunt; Brett Kunselman.
WELLAND TIGERS HOCKEY
Major peewee As unbeaten
The Welland Telus Tigers major peewee A hockey team was unbeaten in recent action, tying Glancaster 3-3, tripling West Niagara 6-2 and tying first-place Stoney Creek 1-1
Ryan Reeves, Blake Turner and Alexander McQuillan scored against Glancaster. Jackson Heywood with a pair and Ayden Harvey replied for the Bombers.
Jordan Raso and Noah Bovine scored two each for Welland against West Niagara and Everett Hemauer and Alexander McQuillan added singles. For West Niagara, Oliver Wall and Adam Haslam scored.
Tyler Ray netted the lone goal for Welland against Stoney Creek. Tyler Ray scored for Stoney Creek.
Minor atoms finish first
The Welland Shadow Auto Tigers minor atom A hockey team improved to 24-3-1 in divisional play with wins over the Dunnville Mudcats and St. Catharines Falcons.
Welland ended up first in the league.
Against Dunnville: Thomas Russell backstopping the team to the victory; Liam Seguin had a hat trick; Ethan Rousseau recorded a goal and two assists; and, Mark Chambers and Brayden Farr each added a helper.
In the win over St. Catharines, Jackson Gallagher-Temple earned the win in goal; Seguin and Ethan Rousseau each had a goal and an assist; Blake Hudak and Kingsley Lachnit netted goals; and, Hudson Bassi, Mark Chambers and Antonio Mete contributed assists.
Minor peewees unbeaten in four
The Welland 91.7 Giant FM/Country 89 Tigers minor peewee A hockey reeled off three wins and a tie in recent play.
Mason Risto and Carson McComber scored twice and Tanner Cutler, Jared Duerden, Miller Miotto, Chace Buti and Colby Franchetti added single goals in a 9-1 win over West Niagara 9-1. Hendrik Veld replied with the lone Flying Aces tally.
Tyler Laszlo, Julian Belcastro, Risto and Franchetti all found the net in a 4-4 tie with Glancaster. Broderick Hunter, Colton Vanderelzen, Ayden Good and Finnegan Atkinson responded for the Bombers.
Laszlo and Jordan Wright tallied as Welland edged Niagara Falls 2-1. The Tigers thoroughly outplayed and outshot the Flyers but had difficulty beating Jaxon Pendzinski. A late power-play goal from Caleb Miller broke up Braxton Fleguel’s shutout bid with 15.6 seconds to play.
Cutler accounted for each of the first four strikes against the Stoney Creek minor peewee AE Warriors in an 8-0 win that closed out Welland’s regular season with a 24-0-4 record. Miller Miotto scored two more and Buti and Hudson Kipp rounded out the offence with Riley Caron picking up his fourth shutout in league play.