Crusaders Hockey Pag
The boys hockey team had a great season culminating in an OFSAA championship performance. They worked really hard, not just as individual players, but as a whole team. In KASSAA season play, they showed domination against LaSalle, Sydenham, Regi, Bayridge, and Napanee. The team played well but could not get past LaSalle in the last KASSAA championship game.
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This season the boys went 7-2 in KASSAA play. They went 5-1 in regular season play and 2-1 in the playoffs; after a tough KASSAA final defeat to La Salle. The Crusaders finished in a three way tie for first with FSS and LSS as each school concluded the regular season with a record of 5-1, but fortunately the Crusaders came out as the top seed. The boys won there quarter final game against BSS in nail biting fashion, narrowly winning in a shootout. In the semi's the boys played a solid all around game defeating NDSS 3-1. For the 10th time in 11 years the Crusaders would be back fighting for KASSAA gold in the finals and playing LSS for the third year in a row. Unfortunately the Crusaders lost 3-0 in a game filled with missed opportunities, but there season was not over as LSS is a AA school and the Crusaders are AAA. The Crusaders traveled to Barrie to compete at OFSAA for the 8th time in 11 years. The boys went into the tournament as the 8th seed. The first game of the tournament the Crusaders played the Sacred Heart Huskies (14th seed) winning 2-0 in a well played game by goalie Nolan Lalonde and the rest of the Crusaders. Next up were the 2nd seeded Medway Cowboys, in a hard fought back and forth game the boys fell 2-0. After a strong showing on Day 1 the boys were confident and looking to crack a spot in the quarter finals. The boys versed Cobourg Collegiate the 11th seed to finish out the round robin; after a slow start the boys were down 2-1 going into the 3rd but after an inspiring speech by Coach White the boys came out playing there best period of the season scoring 3 unanswered goals winning 4-2. The Crusaders moved on to the quarter finals facing a talented Lawrence Park CI Panthers team; even after tremendous play the Crusaders unfortunately came up short losing 4-2 resulting in the end of there season.
2018 OFSAA Silver Medalists
For the first time in Holy Cross senior boy’s history, the boys returned home with OFSAA silver hockey medals in the 2018 Boys AAA hockey championships. During the round robin, the Crusader boys finished 1-1-1 advancing to the quarter finals. In the quarterfinals, our crusader boys dominated against Grand River, winning with 6 goals by Jacob Jefferies, Matt Sager, Tyson Fletcher, Aidan Johnson and Jarryd Herron. During the semifinal game, HC beat 3rd seed Holy trinity 3-2. Jarryd Herron opened the scoring in the first 42 seconds of the game, followed by Aidan Johnson and Jackson Hay. In the OFSAA championship game the boys lost 3-1, to the 1st seed Brooklin Bears. Evan Jamieson scored for the crusaders and Andrew Lumb was outstanding in goal. Congratulations to Mr. Clarke, Mr. White, Mr. Switzer and the Crusader boys for a successful and memorable hockey season for 2018.
The boys went 8-3 this year in KASSAA play, going 6-2 in the regular season, then 2-1 in playoffs; losing in the finals to Lasalle. Playing hard all year, the boys ultimately went to shootout four times (Regi, Frontenac, Frontenac, Napanee) and went a perfect 4-0. At the end of the regular season, there was a 3-way tie between HC, Regi, and Lasalle; due to tiebreaker regulations, HC finished in 4th place. The boys werent phased as they beat frontenac 4-3 in a shootout, going down to Frontenac's 5th shooter. Following a hard fought win, they beat the odds, winning 4-3 against 1st seeded Napanee District and bringing them to the Kassa Finals for the 8th time in 9 years. Unfortunately the boys were unable to knock off the Lasalle Black Knights, losing 4-1 after a back and forth game of chances. Their season wasn't over however, since they played a AA team in the finals, they clinched their 8th OFSAA berth in the past 10 years, and head to Missisauga March 20th. The boys competed well in all three games, unfortunately losing them all in nailbiter fashion. Losing to the first seeded team, as well as the team that won antique bronze.
The Boys hockey team had a very successful season easily defeating BSS, SHS and the Regi Panthers, with many shutouts. The boys easily triumphed over both LaSalle in semi-final play and over Frontenac in the KASAA finals, advancing them to OFSAA in Windsor. In a close quarter-final OFSAA game, the hockey team saw their season end.
This hockey season was a very successful one for the Crusader boys. starting off with a perfect 6-0 season. The team easily beat Bayridge 10-0, LCVI 13-0, LaSalle 3-2, Sydenham 8-1, Napamee 4-0, Frotenac 1-0, Regi 1-0, KCVI 3-2, and again LaSalle 6-1 in the KASSAA semi-finals. They only lost to Frotenac in the KASSAA finals. Although the Crusader boys lost 11 players from the 2014 squad, the new look Crusaders performed very well this year.
This hockey season has been a very successful one for the Crusader boys. Capping off a perfect 10-0 season the boys' hockey team battled to win the KASSAA championship against LaSalle, winning 2-0. Seeing this win showed how the team came together over the season and played like a family. This allowed the team to move on to EOASSAA, where they easily won their fourth consecutive Eastern Ontario title with an 11-1 victory over the Thousand Island Pirates. This amazing win sent the team to Sudbury to comptete in the OFSAA finals.
The Holy Cross boy's hockey team had a great start to the season. There was a rduced KASSAA season, so the hockey coaches set up some exhibition games with schools beyond the Kingston region. In the game against Napanee Josh Leblanc scored 4 goals with the assistcance from his line mates Zach Masterson and Tyson O'Toole. Jacob Morely and Max Brunner added goals to the 6-1 victory. The team continued on to EOSSAA in Cornwall where they were in a 3-way tie in the standings, and wee narrowly defeated to the goals for rulings.
The Holy Cross Boys Hockey team played an outstanding year. Winning a finals game against Bayridge 7-3 on Feb. 23rd. Then later on, on Feb. 29th, they beat out the Napanee Golden Hawks 3-2 at the Invista centre during a semi finals game. With Mark Bonner in nt making key saves, it gave Brian Ridgley, Adam Alcorn and Hayden Verbeek just what they needed to score goals and win the game. Moving on to the KASSAA finals on March 5th against Regi, they beat their arch rivals 3-1 and moved on to host the EOSSAA AAA Hockey Championships on March 6th, Defeating Fellowes 4-1 and St. Joseph's 4-1 in the Championship game. The team moved on to compete at the all-Ontario OFSAA chapionships in Peterborough.
The boys hockey team had a record breaking perfct 8-0 season. The Crusaders had great optimism for the KASSAA finals and entered with great energy and confidence. They won 3-0 against the Napanee Golden Hawks and advanced to the EOSSAA championships in Pembroke, Ontario. After a long day of competition the boys won all of their games, and gained the coveted EOSSAA Cup. Through winning the EOSSAA Championship they advanced to the OFSAA championship.
Boys Hockey this season started off with great ambition. They had fulll intentions of going to OFSSAA once again, but with a better ranking. With the first game score of 4-2 against KCVI, the Crusaders lead a slow yet successful start They managed to boost their confidence with a winning game of 5-1 against Sydneham, then a score of 10-1 against LaSalle. A slow start up after break with a score of 3-2 against Regi, forced the boys to bring it back. Leading player, grade nine player Alex Tonge, scored four goals in three games, helping the team make it to the semi-finals where HC lost to Frontenac.
The Crusaders Boys Hockey Team captured this year's KASSAA and EOSSAA titles and headed to the OFSAA championships with a 13-1-1 record on the season. This team saw eleven new faces join their squad, five from Grade Nine. Although young, this team was full of talent. The team finished first in the regular season play with a 7-1 record. A highlight of the season was defeating Regi 1-0 in overtime to capture the 2009 KASSAA Championship.
This year the boys Hockey team at Holy Cross has held up the reputation of previous teams by beating teams from Sydenham, LaSalle, Napanee, Bayridge, and Ernestown. This was an experienced team, as many of the boys have been on the team for their entire high school career. They bring lots of determination, teamwork, and support to the team resulting in the success they achieve. They played against KCVI for the KASSAA championship.
The boys hockey team had a good mix of senior and junior players. They all played to their fullest, and during every game, they pushed themselves to the maximum, plsying to the best of their ability. Their season paid off as they maintained victory throughout most of their games. The team gradually progressed into full force becoming great competition for the other teams. At press time the Boys' team had completed a three day tournament in Toronto, with 4 wins and no losses which took them to the finals where they unfortunately came up short.
With many key veterans returning to this year's team and many promising grade nines filling in the open spots, our boys were able to ice the best team in years. This team had high expectations going into the season with hope to knock out last year's champs, the Regi Panthers, and win their second KASSAA title in 3 years. The boys started the season off with a big win over rival school Regi 3-1 and continued the winning streak knocking off Frotenac by a tight score of 3-2. With great team paly and spectacular performances from the players, the team finished the season with a 9-0 record, but were defeated by Regi.
Chris Van Laren
With few veterans on the team this year the boys had a hard fought season. The team started out their season with a loss against Napanee but came back to tie with Frontenac and took the win from Bayridge, Ernestown, and LaSalle. Despite their hard work and well fought games throughout the season, the boys were eleminated in the semifinals by Frotenac with a score of 5-2.
The Boys hockey team started off their season with a crucial come-from-behind victory against Bayridge. The boys continued their winning ways with
an impressive first place finish in the Beatrice Gardens tournament in Toronto. They competed against 20 other teams from across the province. The team
worked very hard and achieved great things this year.
The Boy's Hockey Team enjoyed a very successful season. They dominated the ice with extreme skill and determination, which led them to win against LaSalle,
Nappanee, LCVI, and KCVI. They fought hard and it proved to be a challenge for opposing teams. The boys always managed to pull through tough situations.
They demonstrated determination when challenged by their opponents and they showed great team work.
The Crusaders played and fought hard to leave a lasting impression on all their opponents this year. The boys had a slow start with an early loss in the season opener. They picked things up shortly after with a strong victory over Sydenham winning 5-0. The Crusaders entered the KASSAA championships, however afer a hard fought battle they fell short losing to Nappanee.
Ed Van Herpt
Ed Van Herpt