The North Dundas Rockets defeated the Gananoque Islanders to win the Eastern Ontario Super Hockey League Trophy on Sat., April 9, with a capacity crowd watching in the stands of the Chesterville Arena. Shortly after receiving the cup, members of the North Dundas Rockets celebrated by hoisting it high in celebration. Thompson Goddard Photo
CHESTERVILLE – The North Dundas Rockets defeated the Gananoque Islanders to win the Eastern Ontario Super Hockey League Trophy on Sat., April 9, with a capacity crowd watching in the stands of the Chesterville Arena.
The winning goal was scored by No. 66 Brett Gustavsen, a former player with the Carleton Ravens and Ottawa 67’s in the sudden death overtime period. Immediately following the goal, the sounds of Queen’s musical hit “We are the Champions” played over the sound system; fans cheered, and players gathered.
Mitch Gagne, president of the Eastern Ontario Super Hockey League commented during the game, “how all in all it was a fantastic season.” In a post game email, Rob Sadler, coach, and general manager of the North Dundas Rockets noted “It’s been an incredibly successful season and I’m thrilled for the North Dundas Community to be able to celebrate a hockey championship. It’s the first one since 1986 when the Chesterville Flyers won the Junior C title.”
The Eastern Ontario Super Hockey League has six teams each in the East and West Divisions and their website is located at www.eoshl.hockeyshift.com. For more information on the North Dundas Rockets visit their website at www.ndrseniorhockeyclub.com or social media site.
Carolyn Thompson Goddard, grew up in Chesterville and attended North Dundas District High School. After completing her BA in Political Science at Carleton University she has worked as a medical secretary and library technician. In 2020 she graduated from Algonquin College with a diploma in Journalism and has been a reporter and column writer for The Chesterville Record for over 10 years.