Oshawa Peewee AA Ball Hockey Team Takes Provincial Crown

OSHAWA — Oshawa captured its first peewee AA provincial title in ball hockey since 2001 by downing Newmarket in the championship game played in Oshawa in July.

Facing a division consisting of Penetang, Newmarket, Brampton and West Hill, the team struggled to get through round-robin play, but stepped it up come playoff time.

A semifinal against the reigning champs, Penetang, sparked the boys to rally and win 3-2 to advance to the AA championship, where they defeated Newmarket.

OSHAWA — The Oshawa peewee AA ball hockey team won a provincial championship on home floor in 2016. Pictured behind goalie Sean Grey are, from left, front row: Zack Laurin, Nick Blais, Tristan Peart, Cole Burrows; Second row: coach Sean McGuire, coach Mike Lemere, Josh Zupanic, Gabe Savage, Brendan Browne, Austin Jordan, Ethan Hamlyn, Brayden McGuire, Darius Visockas, coach Dan Blais; Back row: Westin Bartlett, Jake Lemere, Hayden Webster and Ryan Nickerson. Aug. 2, 2016

OSHAWA — The Oshawa peewee AA ball hockey team won a provincial championship on home floor in 2016. Pictured behind goalie Sean Grey are, from left, front row: Zack Laurin, Nick Blais, Tristan Peart, Cole Burrows; Second row: coach Sean McGuire, coach Mike Lemere, Josh Zupanic, Gabe Savage, Brendan Browne, Austin Jordan, Ethan Hamlyn, Brayden McGuire, Darius Visockas, coach Dan Blais; Back row: Westin Bartlett, Jake Lemere, Hayden Webster and Ryan Nickerson. Aug. 2, 2016

"I still can't get the smile off my face,” said head coach Sean McGuire in a press release.

Success in the tournament also went to Oshawa atom A for winning the A title, atom B for winning the B championship and the peewee B team for capturing the top BB spot.

The all-girls’ round-robin for U10, U12, U14 and U16 resulted in the U12s securing the gold medal and U10, U14 and U16 taking the silver. History was made when a second U14 girls’ team played in the main tournament.

In previous provincial play in Mississauga, Oshawa’s tyke team advanced to the AA semifinal and the novices took the A crown.

Oshawa Ball Hockey has now finished another very successful season.

Via Durham Region.