NGS Bantam C Braves win in Spencerville!
The NGS Bantam C Braves captured the A championship at a tournament hosted by the South Grenville Rangers on
January 10. Posing for a team selfie are Nathaniel Noel, Daniel Cantin, Joey Beugger, Caleb Raymond, Derek Haley,
Brayden Casselman, Liam Ault, Joshua McIntyre, Trent Shane, Kate Kelly, Beau Watkins, Zachary Emmons, assistant
coach Erich Beugger, manager Christine Casselman and head coach Todd McIntyre. Absent from photo are: Gabe
Webb and Ethan Canham. Photo submitted by Christine Casselman.
The NGS Bantam C Braves prevailed in an intense A final championship game to win the South Grenville
Minor Hockey Tournament on January 10.
The victory was celebrated after the culmination of an exciting, penalty-filled match ... a shootout
victory over the host Rangers. In the championship game, Beau Watkins scored with 13 seconds
remaining in the first period to give NGS a 1-0 lead. Liam Ault assisted the tally. After leading for most of
the final, the Braves were forced to play into overtime after South Grenville knotted the score at 1-1
with 5:38 remaining. The game moved to a 4 on 4 overtime period, and remained tied after that session.
Next up was 3 on 3. The Braves survived a penalty shot infraction during this period and the game was
sent to a shootout. The Braves won the tie-breaker 3-1.
“The game had it all,” said coach Todd McIntyre. “Three periods of intense hockey full of penalties.
Overtime. A penalty shot. A shootout. Our goaltending was fantastic all day.”
South Grenville was assessed 13 minor penalties in the game while NGS had 9, as well as the penalty
shot infraction during the 3 on 3 overtime session.
Daniel Cantin and Nathaniel Noel teamed up in goal to lead their team to the title.
To open the tournament, the Braves defeated Ottawa Centre 5-2. Watkins scored twice and singles
went to Ault, Joshua McIntyre and Brayden Casselman. Caleb Raymond, with two, Zachary Eamons and
McIntyre each had assists.
In their second game, the Braves faced the West End Hockey League (Ottawa) Muskrats and skated to a
7-2 win. Watkins led the charge once again with four goals and an assist. McIntyre potted two goals and
Ault rounded out the scoring for NGS. Adding assists were Raymond, Kate Kelly, Joey Beugger, with two,
Ault and Casselman.