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Two Goals & One Win Shy


By Fred Wallace

 Hi, this is Fred Wallace with " Off the Wire ".


A remarkable Minor Hockey season for the Owen Sound Leeder & Associates Attack came to a conclusion on Sunday, essentially just one win and one goal short.

The Leeder & Associate squad was at Kapuskasing for the Ontario Hockey Federation Atom " A " Championship Tournament representing the Ontario Minor Hockey Association as their champion, pitted against 3 other regional champions and the host team from Kapuskasing .

In the preliminary round, Owen Sound went 3 & 1 defeating the Toronto Eagles, Kapuskasing & Waterloo while losing to Tamiskaming Shores.

In the semifinal, the Junior Attack doubled up Kapuskasing  4-2 to earn a berth in the OHF Championship where they were shaded 2-1 by Waterloo.

No question, Leeder & Associates wanted Gold, but had to settle for Silver in a year that featured a combined record of 66 wins, 8 losses & 3 ties.

There's always alteration in Minor Hockey, as in life, and some of the Junior Attack will depart for Triple A, find another activity or be part of family that moves- those are familiar story lines.

But I wonder if the group and Owen Sound Minor Hockey has considered hosting the OHF Tournament in 2 years time when the Atoms have graduated to the Peewee level, which was the age group for the last OHF Tournament held in Owen Sound quite some time ago.


I'm Fred Wallace


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