Chedoke takes the Express to championship


Hamilton’s Chedoke Novice Express claimed the Dick Catterall March Break hockey tournament championship, going undefeated.

The 2014 Chedoke Novice Express are:  goalies Mason Bowen and Andrew Colombe; (front row - Ben Puskas, Ryland Speksnyder, Rhyan Laengerer, Kirby Croley, Ethan McCleary, Seth Dumond, Adam Dufour, Hudson Gloyn, Luke LeBlanc, Logan Mancini, Gabriel Chiarot, Preston Swan; (back row) - Mason Giovannangeli, Connor Forester, Kelly Fitzgerald-Carr, Aiden Milne; coaches: Kevin Gloyn, Todd Bowen, Mark Dufour, Ollie Laengerer. (Photo: Chedoke Express)

The 2014 Chedoke Novice Express are: goalies Mason Bowen and Andrew Colombe; (front row – Ben Puskas, Ryland Speksnyder, Rhyan Laengerer, Kirby Croley, Ethan McCleary, Seth Dumond, Adam Dufour, Hudson Gloyn, Luke LeBlanc, Logan Mancini, Gabriel Chiarot, Preston Swan; (back row) – Mason Giovannangeli, Connor Forester, Kelly Fitzgerald-Carr, Aiden Milne; coaches: Kevin Gloyn, Todd Bowen, Mark Dufour, Ollie Laengerer. (Photo: Chedoke Express)

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.