Atoms Win in Buffalo

The Atom Mississauga Terriers AA hockey team won the Cup tournament in Buffalo during the first weekend of December.

The Terriers had a three win, one loss record in the round-robin. They started with two victories, 5-3 against the Ottawa Sting and 2-0 over the Skaneateles Lakers, then were beaten 3-1 by the Flamborough Sabres. They regained their winning ways by defeating their GTHL rivals, the Mississauga Beast, 5-0. That victory meant they won their division and were given an automatic berth into the Semi-Finals.

The opponent, the Ottawa Sting, who the Terriers defeated in round-robin play, put in an amazing effort. With 20 seconds left the Sting thought they had a victory, but with the goalie pulled the Terriers scored, forcing overtime. Then during the 3 on 3 the Terriers scored, to win and advance to the finals.

That meant another re-match, this time against the Flamborough Sabres who won the first match 3-1. This time the game was completely different, with the Terriers winning the tournament and the game with a 3-0 victory.

Congratulations to Daniel Thomas, Trent Salameh, Mateo Bozzo, Gianni Ursi, Rocco Vitelli, Nate Battaglia, Ryan Van Viegen, Marco Maffei, Hamza Havusic, Ryan So, Giuliano Covassin, Caleb Fournier, Michael Sousa, Marco Marangoni, Ben MacGibbonand and Patrick Darolfi.