Bantam Bandits rob the competition of gold at Howick tournament

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

The Beverly Bandits Bantam Boy Rep team continued their winning ways, taking gold at the recent Howick Hockey Tournament.

In the opening game, Beverly defeated Bothwell 6-2, with Joel Blanken scoring a hat trick and Brett Ofield, Nick Weaver and Steven Morgenweg adding singles. Beverly next outscored Creemore 5-2, as Blanken notched a pair and Ofield, Steven Laurence and Zack Anderson chipped in with one goal each. In the final against Howick, Ofield scored a pair, while Taylor Jenson and Weaver added singles, in a 4-1 win. Laurence assisted on all four goals.

Unfortunately, Beverly's injury woes continued to mount. Defenseman Lyle Edworthy was lost for the season with a severely broken ankle, after falling awkwardly thanks to a hard, but clean, hit in the final two minutes in the championship match. The game was called as both teams anxiously waited for an ambulance to transport him to McMaster hospital.

In the opening round of the OMHA playoffs, Beverly eliminated defending champion, Norwich, in three straight games, by the scores of 2-0, 2-0 and 3-0.

The Bandits were forced to play with just three defensemen and two lines. Led by captain Jordan Grundy, Ian Clunies and Brandon Desroches, and the fine goaltending of Kelsan Gehlert, who recorded three straight shutouts, the Bandits shut down the Norwich team. Steven Laurence paced the Beverly attack with four goals, while Taylor Jenson notched a pair and Nick Weaver added a single.

Beverly now gets a chance to recover from playing six games in eight days, as they await the winner of the St. Catharines-Arthur series.

-Submitted by Ken Ofield

Bantam Bandits rob the competition of gold at Howick tournament

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

The Beverly Bandits Bantam Boy Rep team continued their winning ways, taking gold at the recent Howick Hockey Tournament.

In the opening game, Beverly defeated Bothwell 6-2, with Joel Blanken scoring a hat trick and Brett Ofield, Nick Weaver and Steven Morgenweg adding singles. Beverly next outscored Creemore 5-2, as Blanken notched a pair and Ofield, Steven Laurence and Zack Anderson chipped in with one goal each. In the final against Howick, Ofield scored a pair, while Taylor Jenson and Weaver added singles, in a 4-1 win. Laurence assisted on all four goals.

Unfortunately, Beverly's injury woes continued to mount. Defenseman Lyle Edworthy was lost for the season with a severely broken ankle, after falling awkwardly thanks to a hard, but clean, hit in the final two minutes in the championship match. The game was called as both teams anxiously waited for an ambulance to transport him to McMaster hospital.

In the opening round of the OMHA playoffs, Beverly eliminated defending champion, Norwich, in three straight games, by the scores of 2-0, 2-0 and 3-0.

The Bandits were forced to play with just three defensemen and two lines. Led by captain Jordan Grundy, Ian Clunies and Brandon Desroches, and the fine goaltending of Kelsan Gehlert, who recorded three straight shutouts, the Bandits shut down the Norwich team. Steven Laurence paced the Beverly attack with four goals, while Taylor Jenson notched a pair and Nick Weaver added a single.

Beverly now gets a chance to recover from playing six games in eight days, as they await the winner of the St. Catharines-Arthur series.

-Submitted by Ken Ofield

Bantam Bandits rob the competition of gold at Howick tournament

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

The Beverly Bandits Bantam Boy Rep team continued their winning ways, taking gold at the recent Howick Hockey Tournament.

In the opening game, Beverly defeated Bothwell 6-2, with Joel Blanken scoring a hat trick and Brett Ofield, Nick Weaver and Steven Morgenweg adding singles. Beverly next outscored Creemore 5-2, as Blanken notched a pair and Ofield, Steven Laurence and Zack Anderson chipped in with one goal each. In the final against Howick, Ofield scored a pair, while Taylor Jenson and Weaver added singles, in a 4-1 win. Laurence assisted on all four goals.

Unfortunately, Beverly's injury woes continued to mount. Defenseman Lyle Edworthy was lost for the season with a severely broken ankle, after falling awkwardly thanks to a hard, but clean, hit in the final two minutes in the championship match. The game was called as both teams anxiously waited for an ambulance to transport him to McMaster hospital.

In the opening round of the OMHA playoffs, Beverly eliminated defending champion, Norwich, in three straight games, by the scores of 2-0, 2-0 and 3-0.

The Bandits were forced to play with just three defensemen and two lines. Led by captain Jordan Grundy, Ian Clunies and Brandon Desroches, and the fine goaltending of Kelsan Gehlert, who recorded three straight shutouts, the Bandits shut down the Norwich team. Steven Laurence paced the Beverly attack with four goals, while Taylor Jenson notched a pair and Nick Weaver added a single.

Beverly now gets a chance to recover from playing six games in eight days, as they await the winner of the St. Catharines-Arthur series.

-Submitted by Ken Ofield