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Sir John A Flames win YCMHS Vikings Cook's Cup tournament in come-from-behind overtime win


YARMOUTH – The Sir John A Flames got to hoist the Cook’s Cup after winning the championship on Sunday, Dec. 13, following a late come-from-behind victory over the NKEC Titans in the boys division final.

The Titans were leading the game 2-0 on previous goals by Jonah Vidito and Kyle Keddy when the Flames scored a shorthanded breakaway goal by Michael Anthony with 2:38 remaining in the game to cut the lead in half. Sir John A Flames player Nick Fewer then scored 37 seconds later to tie the game.

The championship final went into overtime with Flames player David Tremblay scoring the winning goal 21 seconds into OT to win the game. The Flames had also won the Cook's Cup in 2013.

This was the second dramatic finish to a championship final at the tournament. In the girls’ division final the Yarmouth Vikings were 1.8 seconds away from winning the girls division championship when the Par-en-Bas Sharks scored to tie the game. After a scoreless overtime PEB won the game in a shootout. Arielle Doucet, who scored a hat-trick in the game, scored both the tie goal and the shootout goal that won the game.

The host Yarmouth Vikings boys varsity team had finished the round robin second in their division but were shut out by NKEC 5-0 in the semi-final. In the other semi-final Sir John A had a 5-2 win over Prince Andrew (last year’s Cook’s Cup winner). Therefore Yarmouth played Prince Andrew in the consolation game. Prince Andrew won the game 4-2, after the Vikings had managed to tie the score 2-2 with goals by Oliver Johansson and Steven Moore. The game could have ended on a sour note with a late third-period dustup between players on the ice with 2.3 seconds left that resulted in several penalties. The clock was run out to end the game.

Afterwards the two teams went to centre ice to line up to shake hands but the on-ice officials weren’t sure that was a good idea and kept the teams separated. But in a true show of sportsmanship and class, players from both teams stretched their hands out to one another past the officials so they could shake hands, and then all players continued to skate up to one another in a group on the ice shaking hands and patting each other on the shoulders to ensure the game ended on a positive note. Much of the crowd in the stands gave the teams a standing ovation.

The Vikings had a 2-1 record in the round robin, with an 8-1 win over the Par-en-Bas Sharks, a 3-1 loss to Sir John A and a 4-2 win over West Kings. The Vikings needed to capture more points than West Kings in that final round robin game to advance to the semi-finals. The Wolverines jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first period but the Vikings exploded offensively in the second period, scoring four unanswered goals – two by Maguire Breton, and singles by Oliver Johansson and Steven Moore. West Kings closed the gap to 4-2 in the third (both of their goals during the game were scored by Brendan Martin), and the Wolverines nearly came within one goal near the end of the third period but the net was off and the 4-3 goal was waived off. With two Vikings players in the box and the West Kings net empty for the extra attacker, during the final minute of the game the Vikings successfully killed off a six-on-three West Kings player advantage to maintain both the lead and the win.

Eleven teams took part in the annual Cook’s Cup – three girls teams and eight boys teams. All games were livestreamed by the MC Media video crew.

In presenting the Cook's Cup trophy – which is a milk jug on which the names of all winning players and coaches are engraved each year, making it a unique trophy when it comes the NSSAF athletics – Randy Cook said his family is grateful to the tournament for still giving his family a connection to Cook's Dairy, which was the title sponsor of the tournament for seven years before the Yarmouth County dairy closed. The family is still lending its name to the tournament, which is also a fundraiser for the YCMHS Vikings varsity boys high school hockey program.

The following are the game results from the Cook’s Cup.

From the boys division:

Thursday, Dec. 10:

Yarmouth 8 – Par-en-Bas 1

Friday, Dec. 11:

NKEC 2 – Park View 1

Sir John A 5 – West Kings 2

Prince Andrew 4 – Eastern Shore 0

West Kings 3 – Par-en-Bas 1

NKEC 7 – Eastern Shore 2

Sir John A 3 – Yarmouth 1

Prince Andrew 7 – Park View 2

Saturday, Dec. 12

Sir John A 10 – Par-en-Bas 1

Park View 5 – Eastern Shore 0

Yarmouth 4 – West Kings 2

NKEC 3 – Prince Andrew 2

Semi-final: Sir John A 5 – Prince Andrew 2

Semi-final: NKEC 5 – Yarmouth 0

Sunday, Dec. 13

Consolation game: Prince Andrew 4 – Yarmouth 2

Championship: Sir John A 3 – NKEC 2 (OT win)

 

Girls’ division:

Yarmouth 5 – Par-en-Bas 4

Par-en-Bas 5 – Avon View 3

Yarmouth 1 – Avon View 0

Girls division final: Par-en-Bas 4 – Yarmouth 3 (shootout win)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Titans were leading the game 2-0 on previous goals by Jonah Vidito and Kyle Keddy when the Flames scored a shorthanded breakaway goal by Michael Anthony with 2:38 remaining in the game to cut the lead in half. Sir John A Flames player Nick Fewer then scored 37 seconds later to tie the game.

The championship final went into overtime with Flames player David Tremblay scoring the winning goal 21 seconds into OT to win the game. The Flames had also won the Cook's Cup in 2013.

This was the second dramatic finish to a championship final at the tournament. In the girls’ division final the Yarmouth Vikings were 1.8 seconds away from winning the girls division championship when the Par-en-Bas Sharks scored to tie the game. After a scoreless overtime PEB won the game in a shootout. Arielle Doucet, who scored a hat-trick in the game, scored both the tie goal and the shootout goal that won the game.

The host Yarmouth Vikings boys varsity team had finished the round robin second in their division but were shut out by NKEC 5-0 in the semi-final. In the other semi-final Sir John A had a 5-2 win over Prince Andrew (last year’s Cook’s Cup winner). Therefore Yarmouth played Prince Andrew in the consolation game. Prince Andrew won the game 4-2, after the Vikings had managed to tie the score 2-2 with goals by Oliver Johansson and Steven Moore. The game could have ended on a sour note with a late third-period dustup between players on the ice with 2.3 seconds left that resulted in several penalties. The clock was run out to end the game.

Afterwards the two teams went to centre ice to line up to shake hands but the on-ice officials weren’t sure that was a good idea and kept the teams separated. But in a true show of sportsmanship and class, players from both teams stretched their hands out to one another past the officials so they could shake hands, and then all players continued to skate up to one another in a group on the ice shaking hands and patting each other on the shoulders to ensure the game ended on a positive note. Much of the crowd in the stands gave the teams a standing ovation.

The Vikings had a 2-1 record in the round robin, with an 8-1 win over the Par-en-Bas Sharks, a 3-1 loss to Sir John A and a 4-2 win over West Kings. The Vikings needed to capture more points than West Kings in that final round robin game to advance to the semi-finals. The Wolverines jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first period but the Vikings exploded offensively in the second period, scoring four unanswered goals – two by Maguire Breton, and singles by Oliver Johansson and Steven Moore. West Kings closed the gap to 4-2 in the third (both of their goals during the game were scored by Brendan Martin), and the Wolverines nearly came within one goal near the end of the third period but the net was off and the 4-3 goal was waived off. With two Vikings players in the box and the West Kings net empty for the extra attacker, during the final minute of the game the Vikings successfully killed off a six-on-three West Kings player advantage to maintain both the lead and the win.

Eleven teams took part in the annual Cook’s Cup – three girls teams and eight boys teams. All games were livestreamed by the MC Media video crew.

In presenting the Cook's Cup trophy – which is a milk jug on which the names of all winning players and coaches are engraved each year, making it a unique trophy when it comes the NSSAF athletics – Randy Cook said his family is grateful to the tournament for still giving his family a connection to Cook's Dairy, which was the title sponsor of the tournament for seven years before the Yarmouth County dairy closed. The family is still lending its name to the tournament, which is also a fundraiser for the YCMHS Vikings varsity boys high school hockey program.

The following are the game results from the Cook’s Cup.

From the boys division:

Thursday, Dec. 10:

Yarmouth 8 – Par-en-Bas 1

Friday, Dec. 11:

NKEC 2 – Park View 1

Sir John A 5 – West Kings 2

Prince Andrew 4 – Eastern Shore 0

West Kings 3 – Par-en-Bas 1

NKEC 7 – Eastern Shore 2

Sir John A 3 – Yarmouth 1

Prince Andrew 7 – Park View 2

Saturday, Dec. 12

Sir John A 10 – Par-en-Bas 1

Park View 5 – Eastern Shore 0

Yarmouth 4 – West Kings 2

NKEC 3 – Prince Andrew 2

Semi-final: Sir John A 5 – Prince Andrew 2

Semi-final: NKEC 5 – Yarmouth 0

Sunday, Dec. 13

Consolation game: Prince Andrew 4 – Yarmouth 2

Championship: Sir John A 3 – NKEC 2 (OT win)

 

Girls’ division:

Yarmouth 5 – Par-en-Bas 4

Par-en-Bas 5 – Avon View 3

Yarmouth 1 – Avon View 0

Girls division final: Par-en-Bas 4 – Yarmouth 3 (shootout win)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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