After winning the Lakeshore League finals, the Northumberland Nighthawks MTW HVAC & Plumbing U13 AA team has qualified for their Ontario Minor Hockey Association Championship Weekend in Kingston from April 7-9.
It’s the second straight trip to the OMHA tournament for a number of the Nighthawks, which competed for the championship last year as U12 players.
This year, the U13 Nighthawks finished atop the Lakeshore League regular season standings with a 21-4-5 record.
Their round-robin schedule for the OMHA Championship Weekend at the Invista Centre in Kingston is: Friday, April 7 – 11 a.m. against the Barrie Colts and 6:30 p.m. against the Burlington Eagles; and Saturday, April 8 at 2 p.m. against the Halton Hills Thunder.
Also competing will be the Tecumseh-Shoreline Eagles, Stouffville Clippers, Oakville Rangers and Peterborough.
Semifinals are scheduled for Sunday, April 9 at 9:30 and 9:45 a.m. followed by the OMHA championship final at 3 p.m.
Pictured above in the U13 AA Nighthawks team photo are: (from left) trainer Tyler Parker, Xavier Philips, Lucas Jones, Kaiden Woodman, Landyn Walsh. Sam Clarke, Lawson Minifie, Jack Beebe, Kylan Jones, Mason Mann, Colton Donnan, Riley Press, Brady Shepard, Simon Fisher, Mason Vanhuizen, Landon Lafontaine,assistant coach Noah Vandervinne and head coach Mike Smith. Absent from photo: goaltender Merrick Linn and assistant coaches Todd Marion and Ryan Shepherd.