Messer’s goals help Leafs seal title

Five-Continents Leafs is the king of the Youth Roller Hockey League season after a pulsating 7-4 championship sealing victory over Citco Canadians.

The match at the King’s Sports Centre last Tuesday night was a thriller. Leafs hero scorer was Chris Messer who hit five goals. Ben Ashman and Estafania McDermott got the other goals. Ben Black got a hat-trick for Canadians and Alex Agemian the other.

Raymond Singh, athletic director at King’s, said: ‘Not enough can be said about our first youth roller hockey season, or the way that it ended. Given the amount of work, time and financing that was put forth by the various members of our community, I’m pretty sure that I can say on behalf of everyone that this truly was a historic and memorable season.’

Singh has seen significant changes in the brief time youth hockey has existed. One significant development was getting gear.

‘The dads were saying: ‘God help us if we take our boys home with missing teeth’. Any number of things could have crippled this programme at its inception, but thanks to an enormous community support and a little luck, it prevailed.’

Singh singled out for praise the five members of the youth roller hockey committee who worked tirelessly to raise sponsorship; Dave Champoux, Nigel Windsor, Julian Black, Patrick Agemian and Nicola Agemian. ‘Thanks also to our team sponsors KPMG, Five-Continents, Citco and Appleby who helped fund our program,’ he said.

He also congratulated KPMG Senators on winning the firsts ever Youth Roller Hockey Championship 5-4 over the Five-Continents Leafs. Coach Kevin Lloyd said: ‘Having lost to the Leafs 17-1 earlier in the season, just being in the final game was a huge success.

Singh added: ‘I’ve been in Cayman for a little less than two years and this weekend was hands down my best three days yet. As a group we’ve accomplished something very big and we’ve set the mark pretty high for our future seasons, but I have no doubt that after what we saw this season, reaching that mark is a goal easily accomplished.’

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