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Algonquin Hawks soar at 2016 SPHL Police Cup
2016-01-26

Just a single goal would separate the winners from the non-winners in three of the four finals, as the Sudbury Playground Hockey League (SPHL) hosted their annual Police Cup earlier this month.

The Peewee affair proved to be the most riveting of the tightly contested finals, as Austin Mader scored in the final minute of play, lifting the Algonquin Hawks to a 2-1 win over the Westmount Wolverines.

Noah Van Bekkum broke the ice with a first period goal for Westmount, only to see Maxim Dumais pull Algonquin even in the second. It was an identical 2-1 score that would flash across the scoreboard of the Novice final as well, as the Lo-Ellen Lightning clipped the Cedar Park Wings.

William Moore and Christopher Groulx handled the scoring for Lo-Ellen, while Mathieu Vaillancourt replied in a losing cause for the Wings. Only a touch more scoring in the Bantam championship encounter as Jack Nykilchyk scored twice, lifting the Algonquin Hawks to a 3-2 win over the Cedar Park Wings.

Samuel Gore drilled home the remaining tally for the Hawks, with Cedar Park answering with goals from Noah Gascon and Carter Ouellette. In the only game decided by more than one goal, the Algonquin Hawks rode a three-goal performance from Brandon Scott) to victory, beating the Cedar Park Wings 5-2 in the Atom final.

Eric Dixon and Peter Guerra chipped in with one goal apiece for the Hawks, with Tyrone Johnson and Emma Dawson countering for the Wings. SPHL regular season action continues each and every weekend, with playoffs set for February and March.

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