Bantam A Rustlers win BWC tourney

Final win of 2-0 over Burnaby Winter Club gives Remembrance Day title

The Rustlers celebrate after downing the host team 2-0 in the final Monday.

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Matthew Trulsen made 36 saves to backstop the Ridge Meadows Rustlers to a 2-0 win over host Burnaby Winter Club in the final of a bantam A hockey tournament on Monday, Remembrance Day.

The game was tied 0-0 after two periods. Justin Beauchamp scored with 3.38 left in the third, assisted by Tyler Kujala and Nick Thomson, to break the deadlock.

Ian Macdonald then scored into an empty net with 45 seconds left.

The BWC A2 team, which had been undefeated in the tournament, outshot Ridge 36-13.

The Ridge A1 squad advanced to the final with a 1-0 shootout win over Burnaby Minor.

The game remained tied after a five-minute, 4-on-4 overtime.

Taylor Lewis then scored the shootout winner.

Darian Sommerfeld earned the shutout win, making three saves in the shootout.

The Rustlers opened the tournament with a 3-0 victory over the Portland Junior Winterhawks. Next they fell 3-1 to BWC, but rebounded with a 6-1 win over Semiahmoo. Ridge then defeated the Vancouver Thunderbirds 2-1.

Members of the team include Sebastian England, Jack Voncina, Emmett Garrett, Devon Taylor, Tyler Kujala, Nick Thomson, Parker Eales, Dylan Tonks, Sean McCloskey, Lars Craik, Ryan Butler and Colton Nikiforuk.

The team is coached by Mitch Bartley, with help from Justin Fuller and Kyle McCarthy.

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