Novice Wolves make a name down south
by Randy Pascal
Getting progressively better from start to finish of the St Catharines Warriors Tournament, the Sudbury Novice "AA" Wolves were busy making a name
for themselves down south last weekend.
After falling in the semi-final of their last tournament in London in January, the Novice Wolves enjoyed an excessively competitive slate of preliminary round
games in March. Sudbury opened with a 5-4 loss to the Halton Hills Thunder, played to back to back ties with both the Ajax Knights (3-3) and
Belleville Bulls (4-4), before tripping up the Burlington Cougars 6-4 to secure second place overall.
Come time for the semi-finals, Greyson Hnatiuk would go off in a big way, netting no less than four goals as the Wolves bounced Burlington 6-1, earning a
spot in the gold medal affair. Dacey Dupuis and Preston Hebert rounded out the scoring, with Lukah Labrecque picking up the win between the
The locals kept right on rolling in the rematch with the Thunder, receiving a hat trick from Ryan Thompson and a two goal performance from Hnatiuk en route
to a 7-4 tournament winning victory.
Dacey Dupuis and Eian Koski added one goal apiece, while netminder William Voisin held Halton Hills at bay. Rounding out the Sudbury Novice "AA"
Wolves' roster are Aidan O'Coin , Andrew Roney, Bradley Eady, Devun Panella, Owynn Vaillancourt, Ryan Snow, Ryder Roy, Tayden Smith, Ty Malo, Waylan Croome
and affiliated call-up Robert Restoule from the West Nipissing Sting.
The team staff features head coach Joey Dupuis, assistant coaches Gerry Dupuis, Craig Thompson and Anthony Panella, trainers Pierre
Labrecque and Randy Koski, goaltending coach Kevin Dallaire, and team managers Rob Malo and Lisa Ann Dupuis.
"I asked the players to represent the team, their hometown, themselves and their families," stated coach Dupuis. "The players did not disappoint. We don't win this
if we don't play as a team, and the same goes for the staff."