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Jack Butler
03-18-2009, 08:54 AM
The Soo Greyhounds AAA Bantam host the 2009 All-Ontario Bantam AAA Championships from Mar 23 to Mar 28 at the Essar Centre.
The invitation goes out to everyone to come and enjoy some of the best Bantam hockey played this year.

The teams competing for this years Championship are:
Soo Greyhounds
Nickel City Sons
London Jr. Knights
Thunder Bay Kings
York-Simcoe Express
Toronto Marlboros
Ottawa Jr. 67's

http://soogreyhoundsaaabantams.com/Tournaments/1/Calendar/?Year=2009&Month=3&Day=22

Jack Butler
03-18-2009, 09:22 AM
http://www.saultstar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1482854

Here's a piece from the Sault Star.

Jack Butler
03-21-2009, 12:01 AM
Starts Monday 9:00am, London Knights vs Toronto Marlboros
The Opening Ceremonies at 7:00pm.
The Soo Greyhounds play Nickel City Sons at 8:00pm.
Come out and show the support we are known for in the Sault.
Lots of great hockey at a great price.

Here are the admission charges.
Week Pass Adult $40.00
Week Pass Student (13+)/ Senior (65+) $20.00
Day Pass Adult $10.00
Day Pass Student (13+)/ Senior (65+) $5.00
12 and under Free

GRUMPY
03-21-2009, 01:11 PM
should be some good hockey after what the hounds offered up this past season it'll be great to see hockey.

Slow
03-21-2009, 02:21 PM
Damn, if it was only a week later then we would be on spring break, and I could spend an entire day watching games.

Looks like a great tourney, may try to convince a few friends to head over sometime.

It's nice to see hockey in its pure form, so to speak.

Jack Butler
03-21-2009, 05:24 PM
You bet!
Bantam is a 14 year old age group, although most players have turned 15 in 2009.
They become draft eligible next year in Midget or Minor Midget in some cases.
This is a very high level for kids hockey and worth watching.
Come and watch the future OHL and possibly NHL stars.
I here the Marlboros are the pre tournament favorite.
Should be a great week!

Jack Butler
03-22-2009, 08:15 AM
Hounds To Play Host To OHL Draft Prospects Next Week.

http://www.soonews.ca/viewarticle.php?id=21576

Jack Butler
03-23-2009, 05:25 PM
Opening ceremonies at 7:00pm
Nickel City Sons vs Soo Greyhounds 8:00pm

Add
03-23-2009, 10:31 PM
ah to be 14 again and playing hockey :(

Jack Butler
03-23-2009, 10:32 PM
Mondays Results:
(4-1)
9:00 AM
Toronto Marlboros @ London Jr. Knights
(1-6)
11:00 AM
Soo Greyhounds@ Thunder Bay Kings
(2-3)
1:00 PM
Nickel City Sons@ York-Simcoe Express
(2-3)
3:00 PM
Ottawa Jr. 67's@ Toronto Marlboros
(2-1)
5:00 PM
Thunder Bay Kings@ London Jr. Knights
(3-2)
8:00 PM
Nickel City Sons@ Soo Greyhounds

Jack Butler
03-23-2009, 10:37 PM
Tuesdays Schedule:
10:00 AM York-Simcoe Express @ Ottawa Jr. 67's

12:00 PM
Toronto Marlboros @ Thunder Bay Kings

2:00 PM
Soo Greyhounds @ London Jr. Knights

4:00 PM
Nickel City Sons @ Ottawa Jr. 67's

6:00 PM
York-Simcoe Express @ Toronto Marlboros

8:00 PM
**Skills Competition**
Each team will be providing a player to participate in each of the following categories:
*Puck Handling
*Accuracy
*Fastest Skater
*Hardest Shot
*Shoot Out Competition (skater & goalie)
*Awards will be presented to the winners.

Jack Butler
03-24-2009, 08:29 AM
From the Sault Star.

Tough start for Hounds - Pair of losses leave little room for error
http://www.saultstar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1491391

Kings, Marlboros 2-0 to start OHF tournament
http://www.saultstar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1491394

Jack Butler
03-25-2009, 12:52 AM
Tuesday Results:
(1-3)
10:00 AM
York-Simcoe Express @ Ottawa Jr. 67's

(4-0)
12:00 PM
Toronto Marlboros @ Thunder Bay Kings

(2-3)
2:00 PM
Soo Greyhounds @ London Jr. Knights

(2-4)
4:00 PM
Nickel City Sons @ Ottawa Jr. 67's

(1-3)
6:00 PM
York-Simcoe Express @ Toronto Marlboros

Jack Butler
03-25-2009, 01:06 AM
Here is what the Sault Star had to say.

http://www.saultstar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1492997

Jack Butler
03-25-2009, 01:10 AM
Wednesdays Schedule:

10:00 AM
London Jr. Knights @ Ottawa Jr. 67's

12:00 PM
Thunder Bay Kings @ York-Simcoe Express

2:00 PM
Soo Greyhounds @ Toronto Marlboros

4:00 PM
London Jr. Knights @ Nickel City Sons

6:00 PM
Ottawa Jr. 67's @ Thunder Bay Kings

8:00 PM
York-Simcoe Express @ Soo Greyhounds

Jack Butler
03-26-2009, 12:05 AM
Wednesdays Results:

10:00 AM
London Jr. Knights @ Ottawa Jr. 67's
(1-6)
12:00 PM
Thunder Bay Kings @ York-Simcoe Express
(1-5)
2:00 PM
Soo Greyhounds @ Toronto Marlboros
(2-1)
4:00 PM
London Jr. Knights @ Nickel City Sons
(4-3)
6:00 PM
Ottawa Jr. 67's @ Thunder Bay Kings
(5-1)
8:00 PM
York-Simcoe Express @ Soo Greyhounds

Jack Butler
03-26-2009, 12:10 AM
Thursdays Schedule:

9:00 AM
Toronto Marlboros @ Nickel City Sons

11:00 AM
Ottawa Jr. 67's @ Soo Greyhounds

1:00 PM
London Jr. Knights @ York-Simcoe Express

3:00 PM
Thunder Bay Kings @ Nickel City Sons

Semi Finals Friday Night:

6:00 PM
3rd @ 2nd

8:00 PM
4rd @ 1st

Saturdays Finals:

11:00 AM
Bronze @ Bronze

2:00 PM
Gold @ Gold

Jack Butler
03-27-2009, 12:41 AM
Thursdays Results:

(9-0)
9:00 AM
Toronto Marlboros @ Nickel City Sons

(4-2)
11:00 AM
Ottawa Jr. 67's @ Soo Greyhounds

(3-2)
1:00 PM
London Jr. Knights @ York-Simcoe Express

(4-3)
3:00 PM
Thunder Bay Kings @ Nickel City Sons

Jack Butler
03-27-2009, 12:52 AM
Fridays Semi-Final Schedule:

6:00 PM
London Jr. Knights @ Ottawa Jr. 67's

8:00 PM
York-Simcoe Express @ Toronto Marlboros

Saturdays Finals:

11:00 AM
Bronze @ Bronze

2:00 PM
Gold @ Gold

Jack Butler
03-27-2009, 11:32 PM
Fridays Results

(2-1)
6:00PM
London Jr. Knights @ Ottawa Jr. 67's

(2-5)
8:00 PM
York-Simcoe Express @ Toronto Marlboros

Jack Butler
03-27-2009, 11:37 PM
Saturdays Schedule

11:00 AM Bronze Medal Game
York-Simcoe Express @ Ottawa Jr. 67's

2:00 PM Gold Medal Game
London Jr. Knights @ Toronto Marlboros

Jack Butler
03-28-2009, 12:02 AM
Tournament Award Winners:
Following are award winners from the Ontario Hockey Federation Bantam AAA?championships being held at Essar Centre

Most valuable player: Scotty Laughton, Toronto Marlboros.

Top forward: Scotty Laughton, Toronto Marlboros.

Top scorer: Scott Kosmachuk and Christopher Marchese, Toronto Marlboros (tie)

Top defenceman: Adam Pelech, Toronto Marlboros.

Top goaltender: Gianmarco Demeis, Ottawa Jr. 67s.

Most sportsmanlike player: Kurtis Giommi, Soo Jr. Greyhounds


1st All-Star Team

Forwards: Scotty Laughton (Toronto), Scott Kosmachuk (Toronto), Joshua MacDonald (London).

Defenceman: Adam Pelech (Toronto), Alex Gudbranson (Ottawa).

Goal: Gianmarco Demeis (Ottawa).


2nd All-Star Team

Forwards: Christopher Marchese (Toronto), Chris Tierney (York Simcoe), Mitchell Byrne (Nickel City).

Defence: Alex Bontje (York Simcoe), Mason Prout (Thunder Bay).

Goal: Jake Paterson (Toronto).

Jack Butler
03-28-2009, 08:46 AM
Saturdays Schedule

Bronze Medal
11:00 AM
York-Simcoe Express @ Ottawa Jr. 67's

Gold Medal
2:00 PM
London Jr. Knights @ Toronto Marlboros

http://www.saultstar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1500228

GRUMPY
03-29-2009, 10:31 AM
both games were good games

Jack Butler
03-29-2009, 01:03 PM
Grumpy, you were there!
They were fantastic games.
Incredible hockey for 94's or 14 and 15 year old boys.
The Marlboros have a possible 11 or 12 OHL draft picks and maybe 5 or 6 potential NHLers.
All teams had kids that will get to the OHL or NCAA Division 1.
That tournament was the best hockey I watched all year.
Disappointing crowds...man?
Hats off to the tournament organizers Adam Caughill SMHA and Ralph Caria Soo Greyhound AAA Bantams.
Visiting teams and parents all commented that they had never seen anything like.
The strong Canadian Hockey Fraternity was alive and well last week!
All teams went home with great stories after a great experience in Sault Ste. Marie.
Nice...............!

Slow
03-30-2009, 05:15 PM
All teams went home with great stories after a great experience in Sault Ste. Marie.


They told you that on the way out of town??

Cool!!

Jack Butler
03-30-2009, 10:15 PM
Here's is the final article from The Sault Star.

http://www.saultstar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1501469

Jack Butler
03-30-2009, 10:26 PM
They told you that on the way out of town??

Cool!!

Brown said that Sault Ste. Marie was "a great Canadian hockey town from the referees to the volunteers."

http://www.thestar.com/article/610186

Slow
03-31-2009, 04:49 PM
What did the other coaches say?

Jack Butler
03-31-2009, 08:01 PM
About what?

GRUMPY
03-31-2009, 10:07 PM
actually any of the 4 final teams would have made good champs but sadly there can only be one.as for the crowds or lack there of where else are you going to see that good hockey for that price the 2 final games came to a whopping $5 for the two of them

Jack Butler
04-01-2009, 07:22 PM
Ah, so true!
The Toronto Marlboros, IMO, were the cream of the crop.
They looked and played more like a Junior than a Bantam team.
They had 5 kids over 6 feet and 2 of them over 200lbs.....at 14 years old!
I've been in about every barn in the province through my years in hockey.
They are the best Bantam team I have ever seen.

GRUMPY
04-01-2009, 10:43 PM
The thing that I noticed about the other teams mainly was that their players were at the age where you have to score to be a star getting an assist doesn't cut it.Not knocking anyone its a natural stage that almost everyone goes through. I just feel sorry for those hockey fans who missed out on some great hockey at a very good price. You could have taken your whole family for what it cost for one ticket to a Hounds game and seen way better hockey.