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Digby Bantam Ravens are twice golden

<p>The Digby Bantam Ravens are Greenwood’s March Break Tournament champions after going 5-0 for the gold over the weekend.</p>
<p>The Digby Bantam Ravens are Greenwood’s March Break Tournament champions after going 5-0 for the gold over the weekend.</p>

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By Karla Kelly FOR THE DIGBY COURIER NovaNewsNow.com

The Digby Bantam Ravens hockey team is once again golden after collecting their second championship banner in less than a month.

Coming off an exciting regular season finish winning the Annapolis Valley Minor Hockey Championship banner on March 2, the Ravens took to the ice one last time to win Greenwood’s March Break Tournament Bantam Division March 14, 15 and 16.

Coach Wes Trimper said the team placed first in round robin play, winning all four games Friday and Saturday and into Sunday.

The Ravens sunk the Dartmouth Whalers –Sea Lions 14-2, slipped by the Middleton Mustangs 7-5, and downed the Dartmouth Flyers 9-3.

Trimper said their closest round robin match came at the gloves of the Greenwood Bombers.

“The round robin play against Greenwood was a squeaker winning by one goal and playing catch up a couple of times during the game,” Trimper said. “We edged the Bombers 5-4.”

The Ravens met Greenwood again in the championship game and they shot down Bombers 6-0 to take the banner.

Scoring for the Ravens were Noah Titus with two goals, Logan Bell-Meuse, Cody VanTassel, Corbin Beviss and Ethan Thomas notching one apiece for the win.

Trimper said the game was a lot closer than the scoreboard indicated.

“It wasn’t an easy win,” he said. “Their goalies played a good game and were hard to beat but consistent battling for the puck, driving the net, good fore-checking, outstanding defensive play and great goaltending prevailed.”

MVPs for the games throughout the tournament were Corbin Beviss, Braden Trimper, Jacob Murphy, Logan Bell-Meuse and Jesse Robicheau.  

The tournament held a skills competition during the weekend consisting of five different skill challenges which included three skating drills and two goal tending drills. 

Ethan Cook of the Digby Ravens came in first overall for the skating competition.   

Ashley Leonard, Logan Bell-Meuse’s mother said it was definitely an exciting weekend and a great way to finish off the season.

“Every player gave their best to bring home the gold,” Leonard said. “It's been a privilege to cheer on the Bantams and help on the bench when needed this season. They are a great team and great group of kids.”

Trimper said it was another great weekend of hockey.

 “So proud of our team,” added Trimper.

By Karla Kelly FOR THE DIGBY COURIER NovaNewsNow.com

The Digby Bantam Ravens hockey team is once again golden after collecting their second championship banner in less than a month.

Coming off an exciting regular season finish winning the Annapolis Valley Minor Hockey Championship banner on March 2, the Ravens took to the ice one last time to win Greenwood’s March Break Tournament Bantam Division March 14, 15 and 16.

Coach Wes Trimper said the team placed first in round robin play, winning all four games Friday and Saturday and into Sunday.

The Ravens sunk the Dartmouth Whalers –Sea Lions 14-2, slipped by the Middleton Mustangs 7-5, and downed the Dartmouth Flyers 9-3.

Trimper said their closest round robin match came at the gloves of the Greenwood Bombers.

“The round robin play against Greenwood was a squeaker winning by one goal and playing catch up a couple of times during the game,” Trimper said. “We edged the Bombers 5-4.”

The Ravens met Greenwood again in the championship game and they shot down Bombers 6-0 to take the banner.

Scoring for the Ravens were Noah Titus with two goals, Logan Bell-Meuse, Cody VanTassel, Corbin Beviss and Ethan Thomas notching one apiece for the win.

Trimper said the game was a lot closer than the scoreboard indicated.

“It wasn’t an easy win,” he said. “Their goalies played a good game and were hard to beat but consistent battling for the puck, driving the net, good fore-checking, outstanding defensive play and great goaltending prevailed.”

MVPs for the games throughout the tournament were Corbin Beviss, Braden Trimper, Jacob Murphy, Logan Bell-Meuse and Jesse Robicheau.  

The tournament held a skills competition during the weekend consisting of five different skill challenges which included three skating drills and two goal tending drills. 

Ethan Cook of the Digby Ravens came in first overall for the skating competition.   

Ashley Leonard, Logan Bell-Meuse’s mother said it was definitely an exciting weekend and a great way to finish off the season.

“Every player gave their best to bring home the gold,” Leonard said. “It's been a privilege to cheer on the Bantams and help on the bench when needed this season. They are a great team and great group of kids.”

Trimper said it was another great weekend of hockey.

 “So proud of our team,” added Trimper.

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