Edge Gatineau in sudden-death overtime

OTTAWA – Early mornings and long days at the rink may not sound like an ideal vacation for some, but for members of the North Dundas Atom “C1” Demons it’s been a time to remember.

The local entry in this year’s 20th anniversary Bell Capital Cup came away as champions in its division, clinching the title Sun., Dec. 30.

In a close game, the Demons edged the Gatineau Cougars with a sudden-death overtime goal off the stick of Jack Robinson 2:45 into the three-on-three extra session. Sydney Robinson and Anthony Sylvestre were on the ice at the time of Robinson’s goal.

The North Dundas Atom “C1” are 2018 Bell Capital Cup champions. Pictured are: Cody Lesage (front, left), Michael Dean, Matthew Seguin, Jack Robinson, Landon Graham, and Sydney Robinson. Middle row: Hunter Holmes (left), Robert Scott, John Nadobny, Jacob Miller, Anthony Sylvestre, Aiden Leclair, and Koen Myers. Back row: Craig Leclair (assistant coach, left), Chris Sylvestre (head coach), Jason Lesage (assistant coach), and Brad Robinson (trainer). Courtesy Photo

Goaltender Matthew Seguin was solid between the pipes, ending the tournament as the top puck stopper in the atom division. Sydney Robinson, meanwhile, earned the top scorer title, bagging 17 points throughout six games played.

The Demons’ journey at the tournament got underway Thurs., Dec. 27 against the Aylmer Navigateurs. Sydney Robinson was named “player of the game” and Jacob Miller was the “hardest worker” in the 4-1 win.

North Dundas’ winning ways continued Fri., Dec. 28 with a 15-0 dismantling of the Nepean Bulldogs. Amidst the parade to the net, Koen Myers scored his first goal of the season, earning the “player of the game” title in the process. Jack Robinson was deemed the “hardest worker.”

Day two of the tournament continued with a 9-0 win against the Carleton Place Kings. Landon Graham was “player of the game,” and Aiden Leclair was the “hardest worker.”

The quarterfinals (Sat., Dec. 29) pitted the Demons against the Kemptville “C1” Panthers. North Dundas was again victorious, eking out a 2-1 victory. The “player of the game” was Sylvestre, and Cody Lesage was the “hardest worker.”

Les Loups des Collines was the opponent in the semi-finals, and again North Dundas claimed victory, this time by a 6-1 score. Matt Seguin was “player of the game,” and Robert Scott was the “hardest worker.”