Purton is top Senator

The KPMG Senators are the new champions of youth hockey.

The squad won the championship game of the WestTel Youth Roller Hockey League on Tuesday. The match was played on the WestTel Arena of King’s Sports Centre at 5pm.

The game was originally scheduled for Wednesday evening. However due to the majority of players being off-island the game was moved ahead.

In the final, the Senators took down the top-seeded Citco Canadiens 5-2 to claim the crown.

Following a brief training session on Monday the teams were in top form.

Ben Ashman of the Senators was the star of the game. He slotted home three goals past acclaimed goalie prodigy Dylan Windsor of the Canadiens for a back-breaking hat-trick.

Joe Purton nabbed the other two goals for the Senators. The championship is the first for the club.

Meanwhile Alex Agemian and Kevin Lepage each had a goal for the Canadiens.

Dylan Merren of the Senators was the lone player to spend time in the pine box as he was whistled for a tripping penalty.

Coming into the final, the Canadiens were a heavy favourite. The side was at the top of the league with a record of 6-3-1 and led the league in goals scored (43) and fewest goals allowed (31).

Meanwhile the Senators had an average record of 5-4-1. The telling stat about the squad was they allowed the second fewest goals with a mere 34.

The Senators’ win marks the second straight year an underdog has won. In last year’s final, the Appleby Sharks capped off an epic playoff run with an upset of league frontrunner Five Continent Leafs.

King’s Athletic Director Raymond Singh said the final was a perfect end for a great season.

‘Last night’s championship game, although a little rushed, was a fantastic showing of the growth that our youth hockey program has seen. One of my personal favourite moments was seeing the fans hanging from the glass to get a better view of the game.

‘Congratulations to the KPMG Senators on a big underdog win over the season’s most dominant team the Citco Canadiens.’

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