The Millbrook Stars Tyke Green teams season came to a close at the Millbrook Arena over this past weekend. The Stars ended their season on a high note after beating the Lindsay Muskies Tyke Black team 3 games to none in a best 3 out of 5 game series.
The Stars playoffs commenced back in mid February as they quickly eliminated the Durham Crusaders 7-1, 6-3 and 4-1 and moved on to Round 2.
Round 2 commenced for the team in early March as the Millbrook Stars started their series against the Lindsay Muskies and got a quick lead in the series by two games after winning 6-3 and 8-4.
On March 21st the Millbrook Stars squared off against the Muskies and were able to fend them off winning by a score of 10-2. The ice pad down on Needlers Lane was packed as the Stars played in front of their home crowd. The match between the two teams saw back and forth action that drew many oohs and aahs from the fans. The Millbrook group got on the board early in the 1st period and didn't look back from there despite playing the majority of the 2nd period shorthanded. If not for the efforts of Landon Kirkwood, Griffin Fisher, Matteo Berardi, Jack Nichols and Troy Hicks on defence the score would have been much closer. These four players dug their corners and swiftly moved the puck up the boards and into the neutral zones where their forwards took care of business.
Starting the scoring was William Simpson followed by Noah Dunlop, Cooper Stephenson and Garrett Jones who all notched solo tallies. Graydon Jones, Tristan Lehman both had hat tricks for the Stars. Assists went to Graydon Jones (2), Tristan Lehman (2), Landon Kirkwood (2), Garrett Jones and Troy Hicks.
Tri County Convenor Ivan Disney presented the Tri County Tyke Championship trophy to Jayden Metcalf who is also to be commended on his efforts and talents in minding the net for the hockey club. After receiving their trophy the team then carried the celebration into the dressing room after some team photos.
Trevor Hammand regrettably was unable to make it to the game due to family commitments. The boys dedicated the play-off victory to him as he was instrumental in helping the team get to where they are at all season long.
The boys are once again to be commended on a stellar hockey season. The team had 33 wins, 5 losses and 2 ties throughout the season. They also won A - Championship trophies for the Baltimore Ice Dogs and Peterborough Tyke Showdown Tournaments. The coaching staff acknowledges the hard work, sportsmanship, team work and efforts that you have put forward this season. You are all true testaments as to what a "team" really is. We are proud of you all!