Back (Left to Right) - Andrew Bartett(Coach), Cam Zappitelli, Joel Zieroth, Josh Oberg, Brandon Stanley, Mike Hodgkinson, Troy Williams, Randy Desserre(Coach)
Middle Row (Left to Right|) - Austin Madussi, Trey Palermo, Brendan Bartlett, Tyler Boon, Trevor Kavanaugh, Matt Kellar
Front Row (Left to RIght) - Brady Desserre, Devon Caren (Missing Zack Lugli)
(Courtesy of Steve Boon)
The Dryden Holiday Inn Bantam AA Paperkings wrapped up a stellar season by winning their 4th and 5th championships in Brandon and Thunder Bay recently. Dryden beat the Fort Frances Canadians 4-1 in the March 5th championship game at the Thunder Bay Norwest Stars of Tomorrow Tournament. They had goals from Trevor Kavanaugh, Tyler Boon, Troy Williams and Joel Zeiroth.
Earlier in the season, they'd travelled west to capture gold at the Brandon Tournament of Champions on the February 17-20 weekend. Dryden defeated the MacDonald Lightning 4-0 in that Bantam AA Championship. Brady Desserre picked up the win in net in both finals.
Dryden finishes the year with 5 gold and 2 silver and a final 53-5-4 record. The Paperkings also end the year ranked 2nd out of all Bantam AA teams in Ontario just behind the Mississauga 97AA Terriers according to MyHockeyRankings, the main amateur hockey ranking organization in North America.
Gold - Dryden Bantam AA Tournament, Fort Frances Bantam AA Tournament, Sault Steel City Bantam AA Classic, Brandon Bantam AA Tournament of Champions, Thunder Bay Norwest Stars of Tomorrow Bantam AA Tournament
Silver - Morris Manitoba Bantam AA Showcase, Kenora Thistles Bantam AA Classic
For more information:
Ontario AA Rankings