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NCL Weekly Notes: November 24 to 30, 2014

Strong finishes pace Dollard to undefeated weekend
The Dollard 16U boys went 2-1-0 (W/D/ L) over the weekend in Montreal, using late spurts to overcome their opponents. In their first match, Dollard fought uphill all game long, as they trailed behind the visiting Ottawa Titans 9-7 at the half, 14-10 at the end of three and 16–12 with under 5 minutes to play. Dollard continued to press forward but still found themselves trailing by 2 with just over a minute to play. William Chapman was able to bring the Montrealers within one and, with just 44 seconds to play, Jéremie Coté scored his 5th goal in the game to tie the score at 17-17. That proved to be the final score in a hard-fought tie.
After a convincing win over Capital Wave in their 2nd match, Dollard staged a rematch with the Titans, on Sunday morning. The teams once again proved to be evenly matched and, with 5 minutes to play in the 4th, the score was one again deadlocked, 15 all. This time around, Dollard’s late push was too much for the Titans to hold back and Dollard scored 5 consecutive goals to pull off a 20-15 victory.
16U Boys’ Teams battling for top spot in the East
The Boys’ 16U Eastern Conference looks like it might feature a tight 3-way race between Dollard, CAMO, and the Ottawa Titans. Those 3 teams have won all their matches against other teams in the conference while splitting evenly the games played amongst themselves. With only two spots available at the National Final in May, these teams might be fighting right to the finish.
Duhaime stands out with the Titans
The 16U Titans’ Milan Duhaime was a force to be reckoned with in Montreal. He scored 9 goals in the 17-17 tie with Dollard, another 6 in a 15-14 Titans win over CAMO, and added 5 more in his team’s final game rematch against Dollard. Duhaime’s 20 goals easily set the pace for the weekend and his 28 total goals in 5 regular season games make him the leading scorer in the 16U boys category.
Strong start for CAMO’s 16U Girls
The Girls’ 16U Eastern Conference also started regular season play in Montreal over the weekend at the Complexe Sportif Claude-Robillard. CAMO’s girls look like they may be a top contender in the East this year, giving up only 10 goals combined in their two games against Golden Horseshoe and Capital Wave. CAMO’s strong start is particularly impressive when considering that Capital Wave and Golden Horseshoe were undefeated in their other matches.
To watch next weekend:
16U Western Conference Event
Surrey Sport and Leisure Complex, 16555 Fraser Hwy, Surrey, BC V4N 0E9
LIVE on ViaSport TV on Friday, December 5 from 9:20 am - 7:30 pm PST and Saturday, December 6 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm PST



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