(MISSISSAUGA, ON) – Amherstburg’s St Peter’s ACHS College School was on a mission this past week, playing in the All Saints Invitational Junior (grades 4-6) Hockey Tournament, in Mississauga. The two-day competition hosted twenty schools from all over the Dufferin, Peel, and Caledon area.
Being the only elementary school competing from the Greater Windsor-Essex Region, St Peter’s junior hockey squad put itself under pressure to do well.
Departing this past Tuesday after school, students were exhausted when they arrived at Mary Lake Monastery in King City at around 11:30pm. The players knew that they would have to get up just six hours later to battle for school supremacy against the other well-rested teams.
However, at 6:00am, Wednesday morning, St Peter’s players roared to life, eager to play in this great hockey tournament.
Being placed in Tier 1 after finishing fourth last year, St Peter’s beat All Saints, the host school, by a score of 7-1.
In the second game, the Amherstburg school enjoyed another decisive victory, this time defeating St Simon Stock by a score of 6-2. However, things were about to get very difficult for St Peter’s.
St Peter’s scored first, in game 3 vs St Julia, who then responded by drawing even in the second period. With less than two minutes left to play, St Peter’s scored to go ahead, and then defended well when St Julia pulled their goalie in favour of an extra attacker.
The resulting win allowed St Peter’s to advance to the semi-finals the next day.
Thursday morning, after a bit more rest, St Peter’s battled St Francis of Assisi, this time winning by a score of 3-1. However, the prize game against last year’s champions, St Timothy’s, still lay ahead.
St Timothy’s provided a rough start to the gold medal game by scoring two early goals within the first three minutes. After settling down, St Peter’s finally scored twice to tie the game.
A third goal, early in the third period, by St Timothy’s forced St Peter’s players to reach within themselves for some extra resolve. It took every bit of effort and strength to score again, tying the game at 3.
After a scoreless 20 minutes of overtime period the score remained tied. The goalies from both schools were invincible. However, with just over a minute remaining in the second OT stanza, St Timothy’s passed from behind the net and the puck was deflected off a skate into the net.
St Peter’s ACHS lost 4-3.
Over the course of the tournament, St Peter’s ACHS College School Scored 21 goals in five games and only gave up just 9. The team consisted of players from house league through AAA and played spectacularly.
- Noah Duggan
- TJ Langlois
- JT Langlois
- Kaden Campbell
- Devon Bastien
- James O’Neill
- Cameron Sinasac
- Joseph Giordano
- Beckham Sawchuk
- Tyson Dorey
- Jackson Cole
St Peter’s ACHS College School would like to thank the players for their effort and proudly representing the school.