Local Team Wins Hockey Tournament

Local Team Wins Hockey Tournament


Front row (from left) Nicholas Keppler, Drew Butler, Andrew Stone, Matt Stewart, John Dwyer, Clay Shapiro, Henry Chastain, Willie Leidolf; middle row (from left) Lewey Adeson, Devan Abercrombie, Ian Rush, Ryan Scott, Duke Roach; back row (from left) Coaches Bob Wakefield, Rob Stewart and Bill Dwyer.

The Northern Virginia Ice Dog PeeWee A hockey team capped off a 4-0 weekend in York, Pa., with a 3-2 victory over the Lehigh Valley Comets to win the championship trophy over Thanksgiving weekend.

The Ice Dogs played some tough defense all weekend while allowing only 28 shots total to reach their goalie Matt Stewart in all four games. Stewart played solid all weekend picking up a shutout in game three in a 2-0 win over York and posting a 1.75 goals against average for the tournament.

Northern Virginia started strong on Friday with a 6-3 win over Lehigh Valley with Duke Roach leading the way with two goals and an assist. In game two, Henry Chastain got the Dogs going early with two quick goals and they never looked back, beating the Metro Maple Leafs 7-2. Stewart led the Ice Dogs to a shutout in game three with the help of defenseman Lewey Adeson.

In the championship game, Andrew Stone earned the MVP award with two spectacular assists, including one on the game-winning goal. During the four games, all 12 Ice Dog skaters got their name on the score sheet. Davon Abercrombie led the way with nine points and Chastain led all goal scorers with five. The Ice Dogs will be in tournament action again Dec. 27-29 in the Crabtown Showdown in Annapolis, Md. For more info on the NoVa Ice Dogs, visit www.nova-icedogs.com.