Bears shut-out Centennial in home opener

November 2, 2016   ·   0 Comments

9-0 win over Guelph team

The Orangeville District Secondary School Bears boys hockey team opened the season with a huge 9-0 win over the Spartans from Centennial Collegiate in Guelph.

As in most school sports, due to the yearly change of players, sometimes you don’t know how competitive a team is going to be until they actually play a few games, but it looks like the Bears have a very strong squad this season.

“We were playing good out there,” summed up Bears forward Dakota Zarudny. “We were good in our own end and we had a lot of opportunities in the offensive zone. We were able to finish.”

O-ville goalie Mason Kameka got the shut-out helped by some strong defence who harassed the Guelph team every time they crossed the blue line.

Bears goals came from Kyle Waters for two, Dakota Zarudny for two, Jake Quinlan for two, and Kyle Whitton, Trevor Castle, and Elgin Cooke for singles.

“We’ve got a good team. We’re deeper than we’ve been in other years,” said Bears coach Justin Davis. “It’s nice to have a third line of young guys who like to hit and play hard. You never know in high school hockey. It’s year to year as some graduate. We got lucky in that Kyle Waters has decided to come back.”

Waters, a grade 12 student, has Junior level experience and has returned to the school for his final year.

The Bears will be back on home ice at Tony Rose arena on Thursday, November 17, to host Bishop Macdonnell.

Game time is 2:00 p.m.

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