The Digby Mariners high school hockey team made it to the semi-finals at the Glenn Murray Memorial tournament in Bridgewater.
The Mariners started the two-day tournament Friday, Nov. 16 with an11-2 loss to Par-en-bas.
Digby’s goal scorers were Bradley O'Neil and Ryan Milbury.
Digby exchange student Christophe Hébert broke his wrist during the first game.
They also lost their coach Richard Ross who stepped down after the second period. The boys were only down 4-2 at that point.
Assistant coach Kevin Rogers stepped in for the remainder of the tournament and will stay for the rest of the season.
[Editor's note: Alan Griffiths has since taken over as head coach.]
Assistants Mike Ferguson and Jeremy Thompson are also still with the team.
The Mariners lost a 3-2 squeaker to Cole Harbour Saturday morning.
Tanner Robinson scored for Digby, assisted by Myles Creighton and Marco Pernigo got Digby’s second, assisted by Craig Oliver.
The Mariners managed a convincing 8-3 win over the Bridgewater Vikings later Saturday.
Tanner Robinson had a hattrick and an assist. Noah Thomas had three assists. Bradley O’Neil put two pucks in the net, one unassisted.
Devin Hubely had two goals, Myles Creighton and Logan Carman each had two assists and Ryan Doucette had an unassisted goal.
That win put the Mariners into the semifinals against Cole Harbour.
The Digby team lost another close one to Cole Harbour, this one 6-5.
Tanner had another hattrick and an assist, Myles had two assists, Logan scored unassisted and Devin had a goal. Alan Eaton, Morgan Millbury, Brad Melanson and Bradley O’Neil all had one assist.
Troy Connell says the team regrouped well after the first game.
“They rallied and played well for the next three games as the scores indicate,” he says. “They came together and played very exciting games all weekend. A huge thank you to those stepped up.”
The Mariners are scheduled to play in Kingston on Friday, Nov. 23 and are home again 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24 against the North Kings Titans.