Dec 04, 2014 | Jen Stephen | 1483 views
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MUSKOKA - Check out the following Article By Jack Tynan
The Muskoka Rock Atom Team hosted their first tournament since the merger of Port Carling and North Muskoka club’s, with peewee and atom teams from across Ontario on the Bala, MacTier and Port Carling ice surfaces over three days.
The Muskoka Rock atoms started the tournament on Friday against Temiskaming. The hometown atoms came on strong, quickly filling the Temiskaming net with five goals in the first period, from Tyler Stephen (assisted by Alex Crawford), Dylan Hendrick, Tanner Clifford, Gavin Gammon and Crawford (from Josh Terry).In the second, the Muskoka Rock kept on scoring, with two more goals from Stephen, and goals by Hendrick, Clifford and Crawford for a 10-0 lead. Assists were earned by Terry, Aidan Martin (with two) and Gammon in the period.The Rock then added one more in the third, by Hendrick, assisted by Gavin Eberle, and Cameron Werney stepped into the net and kept Temiskaming to one goal as the Rock won 11-1.Game two against Tweed was a closer matchup.First goalThe Muskoka Rock scored first, from Crawford, assisted by Daynon Cox and Stephen. Stephen then scored a goal of his own in the second, unassisted. Hendrick also scored in the second, assisted by Gammon.In the third, the Rock added one more, Crawford’s second, assisted by Cox and Stephen, with some strong defence from Jax Marshall, for the 4-0 win.For the third game of the tournament, versus Ayr, the Muskoka Rock atoms came on strong and fast again. Terry opened the scoring, unassisted, followed by a goal from Hendrick, assisted by Martin. Two more followed, from Stephen and Hendrick, assisted by Crawford and Clifford, for a 4-0 lead after one.In the second, Hendrick completed a hat trick, assisted by Martin. Crawford, Martin and Stephen also scored, with assists by Stephen and Cox, for an 8-0 lead after two. The Rock finished a 10-0 shutout with goals by Stephen and Crawford in the third, with one assist by Cox. The wins put the Muskoka Rock in the finals, an exciting nail-biter for fans at both ends of the rink on Sunday morning.The game was a battle of the goaltenders as the Muskoka Rock’s Ethan Grigg impressed, flashing his glove to snag high shots and sprawling on the puck during scrambles in the crease. His Shallow Lake counterpart, though, also fought hard to keep the puck out and in the end Shallow Lake snuck one in for a 1-0 win the hard-fought match, giving the Rock the tournament’s silver medal placement.