Blyth Brussels Crusaders teams return from tournaments empty-handed
BY SHAWN LOUGHLIN
The U18 Rep Blyth Brussels Crusaders were on the road over the weekend to take part in the Twin Centre Frozen Classic, though they came home empty-handed.
Action for the team began on Jan. 19 with a 3-2 loss at the hands of the Clearview Canucks, followed by a 1-0 win over the Petrolia Oilers later that afternoon.
The next day, the team beat the Saugeen Shores Storm by a score of 6-3, but then lost to the Twin Centre Junior Jacks by a score of 4-3, ending their tournament.
The U11 LL Crusaders were also in tournament action, making their way to St. Marys for the Stonetown Classic Tournament.
The team opened with a 2-2 draw with the host St. Marys team, followed by a 4-0 loss at the hands of the Mitchell Meteors. The next day, the team lost again, falling by a score of 6-1 to the South Huron Sabres, which would end up being their last game of the tournament.
The U9 MD Crusaders were also in tournament action, as part of the New Hamburg Huskies Winter Classic, though scores were not kept for their games. On Jan. 19, the locals took on the Kincardine Kinucks and Ingersoll before taking on the host New Hamburg Huskies and the Hespeler Shamrocks the next day.
In regular season action on Sunday, Jan. 21, the U11 LL Crusaders were on the wrong end of a big score, hot on the heels of their tournament play, losing 13-0 to the Howick Hornets Gold team in Blyth.
The U8 Black team welcomed the Wallace Sabres to Blyth, but a score was not kept for that game. The U11 Rep and U13 Rep Crusaders teams were both in Drayton to play their corresponding Defenders D#1 teams, but scores for those games were unavailable at press time.
Also that day, the U15 LL Crusaders were in Mitchell to play the Meteors, but lost by a score of 3-1.
On Jan. 20, the U7 Black team took on the Mid-Huron Huskies and the U7 White and Burgundy teams took on two Huron-Bruce teams, while the U8 Black team played South Bruce in Brussels and the U8 Burgundy team played Central Perth on the road, though scores for those games were not kept.
The U9 LL team beat the Listowel Cyclones in Brussels by a score of 5-3 and the U15 Rep team welcomed the Shallow Lake Lakers to Brussels, but a score for that game was unavailable at press time.
The U13 LL team was on the road, losing to the Goderich Sailors by a score of 3-0, while the U13 Rep Crusaders beat the Huron-Bruce Blizzard in Lucknow by a score of 7-4 and the U21 team lost to the Shallow Lake Lakers on the road by a score of 5-0.
On Jan. 19, the U21 Crusaders played to a 1-1 tie with the Mid-Huron Huskies in Brussels, while the U11 Rep team lost to the Wingham Ironmen by a score of 9-1, also in Brussels, and the U15 Rep team lost to the Huron-Bruce Blizzard in Lucknow by a score of 15-0.
On Jan. 17, the U13 LL team beat the Wingham Ironmen Yellow team in Blyth by a score of 4-1, while the U15 Rep team lost to the Walkerton Capitals by a score of 7-2, also in Blyth.
The U13 Rep team beat the Kincardine Kinucks D team in Brussels on Jan. 16 by a score of 6-1, while the U18 Rep team was in Ripley to play the Huron-Bruce Blizzard and won by a score of 1-0.
On Jan. 15, the U15 LL Crusaders beat the Listowel Cyclones on the road by a score of 5-1 and the U18 LL Crusaders beat the Listowel Cyclones 1 team, also by a score of 5-1, in Blyth.
Looking ahead, on Jan. 26, the U7 Black and Burgundy teams will play a pair of Sailors teams in Goderich, while the U18 Rep team will play the Bruce Peninsula Predators on the road.
On Jan. 27, the U15 Rep team will head to Dundalk for the South Grey Spartans U15 Rep Tournament, while the U7 Black, White and Burgundy teams will take on three South Huron Sabres teams in regular season action, all in Blyth.
The U9 LL team will play the Meteors in Mitchell and the U8 Black and Burgundy teams will take on two Listowel Cyclones teams on the road and the U9 MD team will play the Listowel Cyclones MD team, also on the road. Also that day, the U11 Rep team will play the Goderich Sailors in Blyth.
The next day, Jan. 28, the U21 team will welcome the Central Perth Predators to Brussels, while the U9 MD team will play the Mid-Huron Huskies MD team in Blyth. The U15 LL team will play the Mid-Huron Huskies 1 team in Seaforth, the U11 LL team will play the Zurich Thunder on the road and the U11 Rep Crusaders will welcome the Saugeen Shores Storm D team to Blyth.
On Jan. 29, the U13 Rep team will play the Mitchell Meteors on the road, while, the next day, the U13 Rep team will play the Wingham Ironmen and the U18 Rep team will play the Listowel Cyclones, both in Brussels.
On Jan. 31, the U15 LL team will play the Central Perth Predators in Blyth, while, on Feb. 1, the U13 LL Crusaders will play the Huron-Bruce Blizzard in Ripley and the U18 LL team will play the Mid-Huron Huskies 2 team in Hensall.
On Jan. 22, the U13 LL team played the Mid-Huron Huskies 2 team in Clinton, the U15 Rep team played the Shallow Lake Lakers on the road and the U18 LL team played the Wingham Ironmen in Blyth. The next day, the U15 LL team played the Sailors in Goderich and the U13 LL team played the Wingham Ironmen Yellow team on the road, followed by games on Jan. 24 between the U9 MD team and the Central Perth Predators MD in Brussels and the U15 LL team and the Goderich Sailors in Blyth. Then, the U18 LL team took on the Central Perth Predators on Jan. 25, but scores for all of those games were unavailable at press time.