Peewee Rockhounds even the mark in Six Nations
by Randy Pascal
Not only did the Sudbury Peewee Rockhounds managed to post a .500 record in their first tournament action of the season, but they also returned home on a
winning note following play at the 2018 Confederacy Challenge hosted in Six Nations last weekend.
The locals trailed the Simcoe Timberwolves 5-3 after two periods of play in their opening game, but surrendered five unanswered goals in the final frame,
defeated 10-3 in the end. Jacob Barney, Matteo Guerin and Caden McDonald scored for Sudbury.
The Rockhounds took it on the chin in game two, blanked 13-0 by the powerhouse Kahnawake Mohawks, but managed to secure third place in their pool with an
8-5 win over the Sarnia Pacers. Alek Duguay, Joe Gouchie and Jacob Barney showed the way for Sudbury, netting two goals apiece, with solo markers
provided by Brodie Nebonaionquet and Kai D'Amour.
Pitted against the third place team in the opposite pool in their Sunday finale, the Rockhounds made in back to back victories, clipping the Akwesasne Storm
7-5. Barney drilled home his fourth and fifth goals of the weekend, joined in the two-tally club by Joe Gouchie.
Noah Larcher, Alek Duguay and novice call-up Caleb Mead also found the back of the net for the Sudbury crew, which also included goalie Ethan Mourre, as
well as Max Vendette, Xavier Esquimaux-Osawamick, Keegan Adair (call-up) and coaches Steve Gouchie, Brendan Adair and Tim McDonald.