TRURO - Jack Lynds enjoyed a successful weekend as a member of Team Nova Scotia at the 18th Atlantic Challenge Cup hockey tournament.
The Truro goaltender helped Nova Scotia win gold in the under-15 male division, and was also the Hard Hat Award recipient for his team.
The award is given to the player on each team who is selected to be the best overall contributor by his/her teammates. It is a prestigious award and has become one of the highlights of the event. The individual chosen must demonstrate outstanding work ethic, a team player first attitude, leadership and a commitment to excellence.
Nova Scotia posted a 2-1-1 record and nipped New Brunswick 3-1 in the championship game.
Lynds played in his team's opening game - a 2-1 loss to New Brunswick and was between the pipes in a 4-4 tie against Newfoundland.
Four other local players also fared well at the event. Goaltender Alex MacDonald of Truro and former Valley resident and defenceman Jared McIsaac, who now lives in Dartmouth, were members of Nova Scotia's under-14 squad that captured gold. Nova Scotia posted a 4-0 record and hammered Newfoundland 9-2 in the final.
Meanwhile, Bible Hill's Julia Schmitt and Julia Scammell of Murray Siding won bronze with Nova Scotia's under-15 female team. Nova Scotia posted a 2-1-1 record and defeated P.E.I. 10-2 in the bronze-medal contest.
Nova Scotia also won gold in the under-17 female division.