Division 3 regionals in Bridgewater this weekend
© Jonathan Riley
The Digby Mariners high school hockey team ended the regular season with a 9-4 win on Saturday and a 3-9 loss on Sunday.
They beat the Middleton Monarchs in Middleton on Saturday, Feb. 23. The Mariners won all three games against the last-place Monarchs this season. They also beat the sixth-place Horton Griffins once.
Digby was leading 4-0 towards the end of the first but Middleton managed one with two minutes left in the period. Middleton narrowed the lead a little in the second to 5-3 but Digby had another 4-1 period to bury the Monarchs.
Captain Myles Creighton led the Mariners with two goals and two assists. Jajie Alaku and Devin Hubely each had two goals, Tanner Robinson had one and two assists and Chris Demaine had one and one. Ryan Connell also had a goal.
Two other Digby squads were in Middleton. Cheering from the Peewee house team and the Bantam C team helped the Mariners to the win.
The Mariners played their last league game against the second-place West Kings Wolverines at home in Digby, on Sunday, Feb. 24.
The Mariners hung with the Wolverines for the first period. Myles Creighton had a short-handed goal in the first frame and Noah Thomas made it 3-2 with the last goal of the first.
Tanner Robinson scored early in the third but the rest was all Wolverines.
Sunday’s game was for a make-up game and worth four-points.
The Mariners ended the regular season in seventh place with a 4-12 record, five points ahead of the Monarchs and four points behind the Griffins.
The Mariners are off to Division 3 regionals in Bridgewater on Friday, March 1.
Digby will play each of Par-en-bas, Middleton and Bridgewater once at regionals. Then the top two play for first and second and both go to provincials.
The bottom two play for third and fourth. The third place team plays a Division 4 team from Halifax and the winner of that goes on to provincials in Port Hood in Cape Breton.
The Mariners are 10-2-0 against Division 3 teams this year.
The Mariners are also planning one last home game on Sunday, March 10 at 1 p.m. but haven’t arranged an opposing team just yet.