ST THOMAS MINOR ATOM STARS GO 4-0 TO SWEEP THE ALLIANCE SEMI-FINALS TO FACE THE OAKRIDGE AEROS IN THE BRISTOL CHAMPIONSHIP, News, Minor Atom A ('02), U10-U11 Travel, 2011-2012 (St. Thomas Minor Hockey)

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ST THOMAS MINOR ATOM STARS GO 4-0 TO SWEEP THE ALLIANCE SEMI-FINALS TO FACE THE OAKRIDGE AEROS IN THE BRISTOL CHAMPIONSHIP
Submitted By dale nurse on Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The MINOR ATOM STARS dominated the round robin Alliance Semi-Finals:

Winning Game 1 against Sarnia Jr Sting 5-3

Winning Game 2 against Woodstock Navy Vets 7-0



Winning Game 3 against Sarnia Jr Sting 4-2
Winning Game 4 against Woodstock Navy Vets 4-2

Both of the STARS goalies had some fantastic moves to ensure the TEAM wins.  Maclane Stringle just settled right into play and kept his cool and focused on the task at hand.  Mack had a lot of challengers going to the STARS net, but he stopped them cold, not giving up an inch at the sides of the net.  Even though Mac was down on the ice he got the pad out to kick away a certain goal.  Ryan Bonter got into the groove and stripped the puck away from anyone coming close to the net.   Ryan had the blocker and stick and body all in the right position, came out to challenge a 2 on 1 breakaway and slid across stopping the pass.  GREAT JOB GOALIES!!!

 

The defense of the STARS was on fire during the semi-final round.  They were either killing penalties off effectively or moving the puck out of our end to spring the forwards off the boards and down the ice.  Not only did they play their defensive positions well, but also came end to end creating chances for the TEAM.  Mike Roth and Josh Niles were so determined to be the first ones to the pucks as they raced and fought for control in the corners.  Jeff Carr and Evan Clarke always had their heads up and looking to see who was open to spring the STARS up the ice.  James Martin and Colton Wiacek; while guarding the STARS net tied up anyone that wanted to stand there and were also burning up the ice and blistering shots at the oppositions net.  James also went coast to coast getting another goal in the series.  Colton raced from his blue line down the boards and sent a long shot in that found the back of the net.

 

Goal production and smart plays were made by the entire STARS TEAM.  It is really great to see the boys share and pass that puck around; giving all of the STARS fans reasons to cheer loudly.  Jack Pigram sped into the zone, getting a pass from Kyle Wiebe and Brennen Smith.  Jack skated hard in and then shifted and shot just above the goalies shoulder.  Hunter Nurse fought long and hard for the puck in the corners making pass after pass to the front of the net and had a great flip shot from the side to bury another for the STARS.  Hunter had 3 goals and 3 assists in the semis.  Keavan Milmine was up to his usual moves on the ice and kept his stick down and fought the defense for the puck at the crease and smacked another in.  Keavan had 3 goals and 1 assist in the semis.  Brennan Bradley skated circles around his opponents leaving them in the dust.  Brennan setup many plays to the net and got 2 assists.  Ethan Miron had many breakaways down the ice, one resulting in totaling faking out the goalie and pocketing the puck in the back of the net.  Ethan M shot 5 goals and 3 assists.  Brennen Smith had some totally awesome games in the semi creating chances for the STARS.  Brennen controlled the puck down the ice and deaked the defense to the net and wristed another to the top shelf and in.  Brennen had 1 goal and 6 assists.  Jayce Smith played some great heads up hockey, breaking out of the defensive zone and creating the cross ice passes to the other forwards springing them to the net.  Jayce got 2 assists in the semi.  Ethan Georgijev skated down the ice along the boards, bounced the puck around the defense off the boards and continued to the net where he got the rebound and then smacked it in.  Ethan G had 2 goals and 2 assists for the series.  Kyle Wiebe showed some real guts and determination that the STARS were going to win this series and never gave up on the play.  Kyle racked up 3 goals and 3 assists for the series win.

 

Even though the MINOR ATOM STARS dominated the scoreboard these were tough and challenging games for the TEAM.  Both Sarnia and Woodstock did not want to bow out without a fight.  The boys really played a hard series and thru their determination and will to win are going on to the Alliance Bristol Championships.  Take that TEAM spirit all the way and play hard for ST THOMAS.

 

Come out and cheer the boys on!!!

 

GO STARS!!!!

 

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