On behalf of the Barrie AAA Zone Executive, we would like to congratulate the players and team staff of the Minor Atom team on winning the OMHA Championship.
OMHA Tournament Recap & Message from Todd Larmon, Head Coach of the Barrie Colts Minor Atom AAA team:
We did it!! After a grueling weekend of top flight hockey against some very tough competition, our boys are OMHA CHAMPIONS!!
In their morning game on Friday, the boys defeated the Halton Hurricanes 11-2 to start the tournament off with a bang, and as the score suggests, put forth a dominant effort in the win. In their next game later that same day, they took on a tough Oakville Rangers team, securing their second win by a score of 5-3 and closing out Day One in first place.
Day Two saw the boys take on the Peterborough Petes, whom they had just defeated in their ETA playoffs. The team looked extremely poised on route to a 6-0 win, securing a spot in the Championship game in the process. In their fourth and final round-robin game, the team tied the Central Ontario Wolves 5-5 with an electrifying last-second goal, knocking the Wolves out of the tournament and finishing the round-robin in first place with 7 out of a possible 8 points.
In the gold medal game, the boys truly put on a display of speed, power, grit and resiliency, building up a 4-0 lead early in the second period. After Peterborough clawed their way back with two power play goals going into the intermission, the team came out flying in the third period. It wasn't long before the boys scored 2 more goals to put the game out of reach for good, winning the second OMHA championship in Barrie AAA Zone history.