DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard
A dream season for the Uxbridge Atom ‘A’ Stars came to a close last weekend, with the team winning an All-Ontario championship.
The Stars finished the season in grand style, winning the Ontario Hockey Federation championship in Temiskaming, as the Stars shone brightly against the top teams from across the province, downing the Copper Cliff Redmen in the championship game by a score of 6-2.
The Stars represented Uxbridge well over the course of the season, with Cooper Cargill, Aidan Cavanaugh, Aaron Dawson, Blake Edgerton, Owen Ferraro, Eric Henderson, Joshua Henry, Caden Hewitt, Luke Irven, Leo Kent James Lewis, Andrew Morton, Adam Salo, Tyler Thorne, Trent Underwood, Yakob Wensvoort and Joshua Wilson all displaying great skill and determination en route to the All-Ontario crown.
The Stars didn’t lose two games in a row this season, finishing tied for first place in the Lakeshore League regular season standings with Quinte West, with a record of 24-5-1, outscoring the opposition 146-47. As well, in January, the Stars won an International Silver Stick championship in Sarnia.
In the playoffs, the Stars defeated Whitby Blue, Cobourg and Barrie before getting past Essex in a hard-fought OMHA championship round to punch their ticket to the OHF championship.
The Stars faced tough competition at the tournament, squaring off against the champions from the GTHL, NOHA, Alliance, as well as the host team from Temiskaming.
The Stars had a strong opening game, shutting out Burlington 8-0, before skating to a 3-3 tie against Port Credit later in the day.
The following day, Uxbridge notched a 5-2 victory over Temiskaming, and finishing round robin play with a 7-2 drubbing of Copper Cliff to clinch first place heading into the elimination round.
In a rematch with Port Credit in the semi-finals, Uxbridge skated to a 3-1 victory, setting up their championship showdown with Copper Cliff, culminating in a 6-2 victory.
The Uxbridge Atom ‘A’ Stars was sponsored by Foxfire Equestrian and Cartcon General Contracting for the 2014-15 season.
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