Demons capture BC Cup
The North Dundas Atom C1 Demons became the 2018 Bell Capital Cup champions on Mon., Dec. 31 after defeating the Gatineau Cougars in overtime. The team members are, front from left, Code Lesage, Michael Dean, Matthew Seguin, Jack Robinson, Landon Graham and Sydney Robinson. Middle from left, Hunter Holmes, Robert Scott, John Nadobny, Jacob Miller, Anthony Sylvestre, Aiden LeClair and Koen Myers. Back from left, asst. coach Craig LeClair, head coach Chris Sylvestre, asst. coach Jason Lesage and trainer Brad Robinson. Courtesy photo

KANATA—The North Dundas Atom C1 captured the 20th Anniversary 2018 Bell Capital Cup title on Mon., Jan. 31 in the championship game against the Gatineau Cougars. The game was really close, with the Demons edging out the Cougars with a sudden death goal in overtime. The Demons’ Jack Robinson scored the game winning goal at 2:45 into the three-on-three overtime. On the ice at the time was Sydney Robinson (forward) and Anthony Sylvestre (defence) and goaltender Matthew Seguin who was solid for all three periods and ended the tournament as the top goaltender for the division. Sydney Robinson earned the top scorer for the tournament with 17 points throughout the six games.

The Demons’ Bell Cup journey started in the round robin play against the Navigateurs from Aylmer with a 4-1 win, with the player of the game award going to Sydney Robinson and hardest worker award to Jacob Miller. The Demons continued through the second day of the tournament with a 15-0 win against the Nepean Bulldogs (Team C) where Koen Myers scored his first goal of the season, the player of the game was awarded to Myers and hardest worker went to Jack Robinson.  

The day ended with a third win to clinch the Group C with a 9-0 win over the Carleton Place Kings with the player of the game award going to Landon Graham and hardest worker award going to Aiden LeClair.

The playoffs started off with the quarter final versus the Kemptville C1 Panthers. The Demons were victorious with a 2-1 final score. Player of the game was awarded to Anthony Sylvestre and hardest worker was Cody LeSage. The Demons went to the semifinals winning it 6-1 against Les Loups des Collines with Seguin earning the player of the game award, while Robert Scott earned the hardest worker award.

During the second day of the tournament, the Demons participated in the 2018 Bell Cup Skills Competition, showing off their defensive and offensive skills against the other teams in the division. The team took home three of the seven competitions: Top Defensive Power Play Team, Top Defensive Breakaway Relay/Goalie and Top Target Shooter.

The Defensive Power Play team of Anthony Sylvestre and Matthew Seguin defended against three offensive players from the Carleton Place Kings. Sylvestre and Seguin maintained their shootout record during the power play playoffs, while the Demons offensive team of Sydney Robinson, Hunter Holmes and Myers scored on the Carleton Place Kings goalie, allowing Seguin and Sylvestre the defensive win.

Seguin maintained his shutout record throughout the breakaway relay skills playoffs while the offensive team of Jack Robinson and Aiden LeClair was the first of the two teams to score on the Kanata Thrashers goalie, allowing Seguin the win.

In the final event of the competition, John Nadobny thrilled the crowd with his iron nerves to score seven shots in the Target Shoot Competition to clinch the win.

The North Dundas Atom C1 Team was absolutely thrilled with their performance and experiences throughout the four day tournament.