Thirty Minor Peewee and Peewee “AAA” teams from across Canada and the United States descended on Scotiabank Pond from October 18-20 to compete in the Tom Wilson Peewee Classic. With former participants including the likes of NHL greats like Eric Lindros, Steven Stamkos, and Connor McDavid, teams came prepared to play their hardest.
Don Mills Flyers 1
Oakville Rangers 4
The quarter-finals saw the undefeated Quinte Red Devils upset by Whitby Wildcats in a hard-fought 5-3 final. The Wildcats would be eliminated in the semi-finals after a 4-1 defeat against the Oakville Rangers.
A 4-2 win against a strong Halton Hurricanes squad would be enough for the Don Mills Flyers to punch their ticket to the final against the Oakville Rangers. Up 1-0 early on, the Flyers surrendered four goals to the Rangers in the second and third frames. The road to victory for the Rangers was not an easy one. The Minor Peewee team had to fight past the Whitby Wildcats – a team they had previously lost to in the round-robin – and battle to an overtime victory against the Toronto Red Wings in the quarter-finals.
“This was the first time we’ve won a tournament in three years,” explained Callum Croskery of the victorious team. “We really bonded as a team and helped each other out which helped us win.”
Thanks to the @GTHLHockey for a great @tom_wilso Peewee Classic and @TrueHockey for the great prizes these 4 @GTHLreps were given for winning the shootout portion of the skills competition. pic.twitter.com/F86Jq70hDa
— Beau Moyer (@beau_moyer) October 21, 2019
Hamilton Huskies 0
Mississauga Rebels 4
Undefeated all tournament, the Toronto Young Nationals were upset in a semi-final shootout by the Hamilton Huskies. This left the Huskies with the task of getting past another undefeated team who was determined for a tournament repeat. Winning the tournament last year in the Minor Peewee division, the Mississauga Rebels once again found themselves in the championship final.. Fast and physical play wasn’t enough for the Huskies to get past a determined Rebels team who went back-to-back as Tom Wilson Peewee Classic champions.
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