NLSA Molson Challenge Cup



Saturday, October 15, 2011

Ontario virtually stole the Bronze Medal from the NLSA Representatives - Holy Cross .



2011 National "Senior Men's"

Challenge Cup Championships


Date : October 5-10, 2011

Location : Brossard, Quebec


Gord Dunphy Photo

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2011 -NLSA Challenge Cup Champions

Holy Cross Kirby



2011 - Holy Cross Men's Team Performance at
the National Challenge Cup

By

Gord Dunphy



* H.C. - goalkeeper and their defense were outstanding.

* H.C. - completed round robin play with a 1 win 1 loss record.

*H.C. - defeated Alberta in the quarter finals by a 4-0 score.

*H.C. - lost in the semi final 2-1 to B.C. on a Penalty Kick.

* H.C. - In their final contest, they scored two early goals and maintained that lead
for 80 minutes but in the end, they lost to Ontario in the Bronze Medal contest on PK's.

Note : Overall, Holy Cross had a very solid tournament for a relatively young team.


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Video - BC 's PK against Holy Cross

video


Final Score : BC -2 vs NL -1

Date : October 09, 2011

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See Photo's Below by Gord Dunphy


Jon Hawco -Scoring on his PK against Ontario


Ontario win PK shoot-out to clinch Bronze

Ryan Yetman - " Always, always a very steady performer"


Zack Wade had the best game of his career leading Holy Cross
to a 4-0 shut -out victory over Alberta while scoring two goals.
John Douglas was simply outstanding in the tournament as he registered two shut-outs.


Zack Wade scoring against Alberta


John Hawco scored two goals in the tournament and scored on
a PK in the Bronze Medal shoot-out.



Ryan Yetman, Jeff Slaney, Chris Pope, Jeremy Babstock & Andrew Lee
all had a very strong tournament defensively.


Aaron Anstey also had a good tournament and scored
two beautiful goals

Michael Dunn - 2011 NLSA Rookie of the Year.
Scored one goal in the tournament and scored
on a PK in the shoot-out.


# 9 - Matt Breen : Matt scored one goal at the Nationals
NL - 1 vs PEI -0.He also scored in the PK shoot-out.
He has good vision of the field and super passing skills.




Oh ! The sweet taste of victory.



Jeremy Babstock - "Battles"

Hawco and his teammates celebrating a Hawco goal.








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