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GSW Peewee Majors win Challenge Cup Title

01/22/2018, 9:15am EST
By Jeremy Forest

Congratulations to the Granite State Wild Peewee Majors, who went undefeated in the Can-Am Hockey Challenge Cup Peewee Champions in Montreal, Canada over the weekend of January 13th-14th. 

The tournament started on Friday morning with a 3-1 Wild victory over the Nepean (Ontario) Raiders.  This was followed up by a decisive 7-0 win over the Voorhees NJ Flyers on Friday afternoon. Saturday, in the midst of a 13-inch snow storm, the Wild Peewee Majors earned a hard fought 5-2 win against a tough Greater New Haven Warriors team from New Haven, CT- a team they would face again in the Gold Medal Game.

The Can-Am Hockey Challange Cup Peewee Division Gold Medal Championship game was close in all three periods.  The Greater New Haven Warriors got on the score board first, scoring less than 5 minutes into the game.  The Wild answered back with 45 seconds left in the period on a goal by Jonathan Pelletier. The two teams played a scoreless second period with action going back and forth, but neither team surrendering any goals.  The first goal of the 3rd period was netted by the Wild, as Charlotte Wensley scored 5:16 into the period to go up 2-1.  The Warriors responded with a goal at 9:10 to lock the game again at 2-2, but a goal by Nathan Gagnon just 31 seconds later put the Wild back on top for good.  Jonathan Pelletier iced the victory for the Wild with his second goal coming with just 36 seconds left in the game, giving the Wild Peewee Majors a 4-2 win and the Can-Am Hockey Challange Cup Peewee Division Championship title. 

Wild goaltenders Britton Dunbar and Nathan Levoie showed up big all weekend, stopping a combined 64 of 69  shots they faced durinig the weekend’s action.

The team also brought home hardware in the skills competition with the team of Ryan Dumont, Caleb Marasca, John Joe Reeves and Chase Turcotte winning the team relay race and Jonathan Pelletier taking 2nd in the shootout.

Congrats to the GSW Peewee Majors on a great weekend of hockey!

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