LAKE PLACID – The North Dundas Atom “B” Rep Demons captured the gold medal earlier this month at the CAN/AM tournament in Lake Placid, N.Y.
The gold medal was the Demons’ second of their season after they won the CAN/AM tournament in Montreal late last year.
The Demons led off the tournament with a victory over Cornwall, defeating the Colts 4-1.
Cornwall opened the scoring in the first period when Dash Adams scored from Nathan Hartle and Clayton Benedict.
The Demons responded with three unanswered goals in the second period.
Ben Drew beat the Cornwall goalie at 8:46 in the middle frame to start the scoring spree. Ryan Wilson picked up an assist on the goal.
Five minutes later, Drew Sleeth put the Demons on top after being set up by Cole Jones and Jake Weber.
Jones picked up his second point of the game after he scored to seal the victory for North Dundas. Sleeth chipped in the assist on Jones’ goal.
North Dundas 3 – Schenectady 2
The Demons then faced Schenectady, N.Y. in their next game, picking up a 3-2 victory.
Schenectady opened the scoring 47 seconds into the game after Michael Nocera put the puck in the Demons’ net.
North Dundas responded nine minutes later when Sleeth scored his second goal of the tournament. Markus Bols and Ryder Minion added assists.
The Demons fell behind in the middle frame after Vincent Rossetti scored for Schenectady.
Down by a goal entering the third period, the Demons scored twice to secure the victory.
Gavin Eikelboom and Drew both beat Schenectady goalie Carter Irving to put North Dundas on top.
North Dundas 5 – AZ Hockey Union 3
North Dundas then defeated Arizona Hockey Union 5-3 to win the gold medal.
The Demons opened with two first period goals to give North Dundas an early lead.
Eikelboom and Jay-Zeus Mbarushimana were the goal scorers.
Arizona came within a goal in the second period after a goal from Brady Ishu.
Shortly after, Sleeth restored the two-goal lead for the Demons.
The final period saw Drew score at 6:46, giving North Dundas a 4-1 lead. Nathon Epps added an assist.
Arizona scored two goals less than three minutes later to put them within a goal of the Demons.
Mbarushimana sealed the championship victory with a goal in the dying seconds for the Demons’ fifth goal.