Centre Wellington hockey staff wins OMHA championship

FERGUS – The Centre Wellington Fusion (CWF) U18 staff gained the Ontario Minor Hockey Affiliation (OMHA) A Championship in Whitby on April 2. 

One of the best 12 groups within the OMHA battled it out in a match type format to determine the playoff champion.

CWF swept the spherical robin final Friday with wins over the Collingwood Junior Blues and the Whitby Wildcats.

This set CWF up for a bye into the quarterfinals the place they met the New Hamburg Junior Firebirds — a staff they beat the week prior within the Tri-County Championship. 

CWF defeated the Junior Firebirds 5-1. 

The next Sunday morning CWF met the Welland Tigers within the semifinals and gained 2-1, sending them to the ultimate.

CWF performed the Markham Waxers within the championship sport Sunday afternoon. CW fell behind 3-0 earlier than Keegan Detweiler took a feed from Cam Skerritt and scored their first purpose with lower than 10 minutes left within the third interval. 

Tye Sanderson buried a unfastened puck behind the Markham goalie with simply over two minutes left on the clock, bringing CWF inside one.  As time was working out, Eddie McDonald discovered Owen Tovell on the blue line in time for one final shot. 

Tovell scored as time expired to tie the sport and ship it to sudden demise time beyond regulation.

The primary time beyond regulation was met with excellent goaltending in each ends.

The rating remained tied after the primary time beyond regulation.

Simply over two minutes into the second time beyond regulation, Thomas Bendixen discovered Ryan Doerr in movement, whose shot from simply contained in the blue line discovered its well beyond the Markham goalie. CWF gained the nail-biter 4-3.

The staff will compete within the Ontario Hockey Federation Championship match later within the month in Porcupine, Ontario the place they would be the OMHA champion consultant.