The Akwesasne Storm Peewees came out on top at last weekend’s Legends of Lacrosse Memorial
Tournament in St. Catharines,
Ontario. Ranked sixth overall, the Storm Peewees beat other top-ranked OLA teams Whitby 2 and Cambridge, then survived a rash of penalties and an equipment challenge late in the third period to tie St. Catharines to advance to the semi-final against Clarington on Sunday.
Tehokwirathe Barreiro led the way against Clarington in the semi-final, with five goals and an assist. Trysen Sunday had a goal and five assists, and other singles came from Tristen Shoniker, Brett Bucktooth Jr., Carey Terrrance (1 g, 2a), Jimmy Sullivan (1 g, 1a) and Garyn John (1g, 2a).
The Storm faced rival Oshawa in the championship game. After falling behind 2-1 at the end of the first period, the Storm charged back and worked their way to a 5-2 final. Sunday scored 2 goals, as Terrance, Sullivan and Fire Swamp contributed a goal each. Jet Jock, Kade Herne, Carsten Mitchell, John and Bucktooth each had an assist. Goaltender Ethan Seymour gave stellar performances all weekend, finishing the tournament with four assists and a 3.9 goals-against average.
The Akwesasne Storm Peewees, including head coach Greg Phillips and bench staff Teio Seymour, Tsiorasa Barreiro and trainer Rana Swamp, would like to thank all parents and our sponsor, the USP Store-Akwesasne for their continued support!