Atom AA squad forces game five Minor Atom, Bantam AEs claim OMHA championships
- Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 24 Mar 2006, p. 18, 20
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Two Georgetown Raider teams sewed up Ontario Minor Hockey Association championships on Wednesday evening and another is poised to win one on home ice at the Mold-Masters SportsPlex tonight. The Minor Atom additional entry rep Sports Unlimited Raiders closed out their series with the Aurora Tigers with a 2-1 road victory, winning the best-of-5 matchup 3-1. Jake Spence potted the winning goal in the third period for Georgetown to clinch the OMHA Group 1-3 crown. Like the minor atom AEs, the Georgetown Goebelle MacAdam Alexander Bantam AE Raiders lost the first game of their final series, but rallied with three straight wins over the Caledon Hawks to capture the OMHA Group 1 title. Game 4 on Wednesday at the Mayfield Arena was never in doubt as the Raiders took a 2-0 first period lead and dominated all facets of the contest to post an 8-2 win. Brandon Usher (2), Jacob Krane, Dylan Hanzelka, Dylan Chalmers, Cam Maltby, Mark Giordano and Patrick White all found the back of the Caledon net for Georgetown.
The McMaster's Meats & Deli atom AA Raiders will try to become the fourth GMHA team to earn an OMHA banner in 2006 as they host Uxbridge in game five of their bestof-five tilt tonight (Friday) beginning at 7:30 p.m. Georgetown's atoms trailed 2-1 in the series before pulling off a huge 2-1 away win Wednesday night, as captain Tom Stone scored an unassisted goal with five minutes remaining in regulation time to force game 5. Georgetown goalie Kevin Valdes had made a superb save just prior to Stone's winning marker. Johnathan Haines had the other goal for the atom Raiders, who fell behind 1-0 just 43 seconds into the game. The winner of the series qualifies for the Ontario Hockey Federation Tournament of Champions at Timmins in April. Tonight's game here will also serve as a fund-'Raider' for a member of Georgetown's minor bantam AE team who is battling leukemia. It's expected that the atom AA Raiders will wear pink armbands again in support of Zach Pearson, and the $4 admission fee will be donated to the family.
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- 24 Mar 2006
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- Spence, Jake ; Usher, Brandon ; Krane, Jacob ; Hanzelka, Dylan ; Chalmers, Dylan ; Maltby, Cam ; Giordano, Mark ; White, Patrick ; Valdes, Kevin ; Stone, Tom ; Haines, Johnathan ; Pearson, Zach
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- Ontario Minor Hockey Association ; Mold-Masters SportsPlex ; Mayfield Arena ; McMaster's Meats & Deli
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