Hamilton’s Major Midget Express Select Team rode into London for the Bryon Optimist Competitive Tournament this past weekend (Jan. 30).
Facing off against some excellent competitors from the Toronto and London areas, the Chedoke boys provided the crowd with some heart pounding excitement.
The Express opened the tournament with an 8-4 win over the Nationals. Scoring for Hamilton were Jacob Metham with three, and Michael Woolfson, with two, while Colin Gonci, Philip Lucek, and Jacob McCarthy added singles.
Chedoke fell 5-1 to Forest Hill. Josh Begbie had the Chedoke goal.
The Express rebounded with a 3-2 win over the North York Kinights. Scoring for Chedoke were Carter Copeland, Carter Hudecki, and Woolfson. Adriel Cabasan earned the shutout in a 2-0 win over Etobicoke Bulldogs. Scoring were Gonci and McCarthy.
In the semi-finals, Chedoke steamed to an 8-1 decision over Leaside Flames with goals from Woolfson, 2, and Begbie, Copland, Gonci, McCarthy, Metham, and Jacob Underwood.
In the championship game, the Chedoke Express rode tO a 5-1 win over Forest Hill. With goals were Copeland, 2, Metham, Chris Nardi, and Woolfson.
Sharing goaltending duties with Cabasan was Liam Dart.