Tri County Rivercats capture the Maritime Hockey North Junior C Hockey Championship

Woodstock, NB- The 2019 Maritime Hockey North Junior C Championship wrapped up on Sunday in Woodstock, NB with the Tri-County Rivercats holding off the host Western Valley Panthers for a 2-1 overtime win.

To book their ticket in the Junior C Championship the Rivercats beat the Tignish Aces (Hockey PEI) 7-1 and the Western Valley Panthers handed the Kivalliq Canucks (Hockey North) a 5-1 loss.

Also taking place before semi-final action was the Maritime Hockey North Junior Championship Banquet. The teams were fortunate enough to have former NHLer and current Head Coach of the Grand Falls Rapids of the Major Junior Hockey League, Sandy McCarthy as a guest speaker to touch on his Junior C experience and the role it played in his hockey career. The award winners were as follows:

Tournament All Star Team

  • Josh Simpson (Goaltender), Tri-County Rivercats (Hockey New Brunswick)
  • Andrew Pearce (Defence), Kivalliq Canucks (Hockey North)
  • Dominik Reid (Defence), Tri-County Rivercats (Hockey New Brunswick)
  • Will Hall (Forward), Tri County Rivercats (Hockey New Brunswick)
  • Logan Spittle (Forward), Western Valley Panthers (Hockey New Brunswick)
  • Paddy Thompson (Forward), Tri-County Rivercats (Hockey New Brunswick)

Top Scorer: Paddy Thompson (Forward), Tri County Rivercats (Hockey New Brunswick)

Most Sportsmanlike: Ryan McGregor (Forward), Spryfield Attack (Hockey Nova Scotia)

Tournament MVP: Connor Faulkner (Goaltender), Kivalliq Canucks (Hockey North)

The 2019 Maritime Hockey North Junior Championships were a great success with exciting hockey put on by all representing teams and provinces. The host committee and Western Valley Panthers would like to thank all of the sponsors and teams for a fantastic weekend of hockey.