CrossFit Belleville – Bantam
The CrossFit Belleville Bantams travelled to Barrie on Saturday to play the first of a home and home game over the weekend to start the second round of playoffs. The team is well prepared to play the top team in the ETA and are matched up well against the Colts who have owned the Devils over the last few seasons. This year’s version of the Red Devils team is resilient and has the horsepower to compete with a team that only lost 5 games all year in regular season.
The game on Saturday would start quicker than the boys were expecting and they found themselves on the wrong side of the play and the puck early on. The CrossFit Belleville Bantams would play better in the second and third period but would eventually lose 5-0 despite out chancing and outplaying the Barrie Colts during the last two periods. Ethan Taylor played well in the net, despite the score.
Sunday would see the CrossFit Belleville Bantams host the Colts in Madoc and guessing by the number of people in the stands there wasn’t much going on in Madoc as the place was packed. Brennan Bush was the difference early on as the Colts came ready to play right from the opening face-off. Michael Andrews would open the scoring on an unassisted short-handed tally that went high glove over the Barrie goalie. The crowd would sit on their hands until the second period when Quinte started to pull away with the game as the hard-nosed in your face line of Ryan Loiselle, Nolan Seto and Bailey Matthews once again put their work boots on and carried the play in the Barrie zone and were finally rewarded for their efforts. Nolan Seto would find the back of the net as Ryan Loiselle and Bailey Matthews worked the give and go from the corner to the slot and over to Nolan on a goal that was well deserved.