The Hurley’s Hawks have not been in
the WestTel Youth Roller Hockey League long. But they have skated enough to
have built up an appetite for a championship.
Now the squad can get its belly
full of praise thanks to goalie Mark Weston and Coach Chris Moser. With a bevy
of saves Weston held his own and made Moser’s tactics look genius as Hurley’s
beat the Appleby Sharks 6-4.
The PeeWee division final saw
plenty of drama on the ice, much to the pleasure of many fans at rink-side and
watching on www.csa.ky. Appleby played with all the bravado of a number one
seed as checks and shots came in bunches. Leading the fray in particular was
Adam Stainrod and Andrew Antonysraj, who were the Sharks dynamic scoring duo
However Hurley’s were in control by
the end of the first period and never looked back. Much of that dominance came
from the stick of Finn Walker, the league’s leading scorer in the regular
season. He had five goals in the match and got help pressuring Appleby goalie
Dylan Bostock from Nicole Whittaker and Mack Moser.
Mack’s dad and Hurley’s head coach
Chris Moser said he was proud of his team for their success.
“This team has never given up all
year long,” Moser said. “We lost one of the best defensive players at the
beginning of the year and played with a short bench all year long. It just goes
to show you how much my kids wanted to win this game. They truly stepped up
when they needed to. Mark Weston made a spectacular glove save in the final
minutes to win the game for us.
“Appleby played a great game. I
believe their checking line scored two or three of their four goals. I must
say, it is nice to see another team other than the Leafs or the Sharks win the
Kings Athletic Director Ray Singh
said the final provided an exciting new champion.
“The championship game was an
awesome finish to a great Peewee season,” Singh said. “Both teams played their
hearts out and left it all on the court. Congratulations to the players and
coaches of the Hurley’s Hawks on a tremendous underdog finish.”