Newcastle Stars U11 REP Light Up Harman Park in Home Opener Victory!, News (Newcastle Village Minor Hockey Association)

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U11 Rep | Oct 16, 2023 | Jeff Scott | 1277 views
Newcastle Stars U11 REP Light Up Harman Park in Home Opener Victory!
In an electrifying showdown at Harman Park in Oshawa, the Newcastle Stars U11 unit clashed blades with the Highland Storm for their highly-anticipated home opener.

The Newcastle Stars kicked off their season against the formidable Highland Storm. With the Storm riding the momentum of their first win and Newcastle hinting at greatness from their 2-1-0 pre-season, fans were geared up for some riveting hockey action.

From the first whistle, it was clear that this was going to be a barn burner. #21 LOU CIVELLO of Newcastle lit the lamp early, rifling a shot past the Highland netminder, drawing first blood for the Stars. Not far behind, #87 ETHAN LEERSCHOOL, with his signature agility, sniped one into the net. The crowd went wild, feeling the home team's momentum building up.

However, the Highland Storm weren't going down without a fight. #17 MADDEX REYNOLDS, with jersey #17 flying, managed to bury one for his squad in the second period, showing signs of a potential comeback. But the Stars' forward, #10 GAGE KING, quickly doused those flames with a wicked wrister, keeping the scoreboard tilting in favor of Newcastle.

The third period was where the magic truly happened. #2 ARCHER SCOTT teamed up with #98 CARTER HUTCHISON, delivering a one-two punch that had the crowd on their feet. HUTCHISON wasn’t done, though, as he later went coast-to-coast and went top shelf, sending the puck home and sealing the deal for the Stars.

While goals stole the show, the match wasn't without its fair share of gritty plays. #7 ETHAN DRAKER of Highland found himself in the sin bin after a minor hooking penalty, while Newcastle's own #98 CARTER HUTCHISON took a short trip to the penalty box for slashing. The intensity was real, and every player gave their all.

A special shoutout to Highland's goaltender and Newcastle's netminder #1 OWEN TOMLINSON for  - who stood on their heads making some jaw-dropping saves. Tomlinson's brick wall performance, in particular, was instrumental in Newcastle’s triumph.

In the end, the Newcastle Stars shone bright, delivering a 5-1 win in a performance that surely made Head Coach Neil Watson proud.

Till the next faceoff, here's to the rising stars of Newcastle and an unforgettable home opener victory! 🌟🏒🥅
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