Hamilton’s Chedoke Novice Express claimed the Dick Catterall March Break hockey tournament championship, going undefeated.
The team played through round-robin action with a record of two wins, no losses and one tie. Chedoke opened with a 10-4 win over the Acton Chargers, a 2-0 blanking of the Jordan Lions and a 2-2 stalemate against the Kiwanis Stars.
That record put Chedoke Express into first place going into the semi-finals and up against the Acton Chargers again. This time the Chargers proved a tougher opponent and the Express needed overtime for a 3-2 win. After killing off a two-man disadvantage, Rhyan Laengerer came through with the overtime winner.
Ben Puskas and Adam Dufour had the other goals for Chedoke.
In the final, a tough home Jordan Lions team fell 5-0 to the Express with Dufour (2), Laengerer, Mason Giovannangeli, and Preston Swan scoring. With some superb goaltending, Andrew Colombe got the shutout.