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Tatamagouche Titans conquer Wayne Waugh tournament

The Tatamagouche Titans bantam C squad captured the Wayne Waugh memorial hockey tournament after a 3-2 victory over the Westville Miners in the final. Members of the Titans are, front, Josie Cameron; middle, from left, Kaidan Johnson, Chase Tattrie, Evan Langille, Kennedy Cook, Breanna Lepper-Belliveau, Emery Sinclair, Caity Hiltz, Sumara Purdy-MacKenzie, Mikayla Tattrie and Lyle White; back, assistant coach Kathleen Johnson, coach Paul Cook, Ashton Bonnyman, Jonathan Murray, Cody MacKay, Aiden Millet, Caden Laurie, Maddy Lepper, Robin Dewar, Olivia MacLean, assistant coach Ian Langille and goalie coach Curtis Cameron.
The Tatamagouche Titans bantam C squad captured the Wayne Waugh memorial hockey tournament after a 3-2 victory over the Westville Miners in the final. Members of the Titans are, front, Josie Cameron; middle, from left, Kaidan Johnson, Chase Tattrie, Evan Langille, Kennedy Cook, Breanna Lepper-Belliveau, Emery Sinclair, Caity Hiltz, Sumara Purdy-MacKenzie, Mikayla Tattrie and Lyle White; back, assistant coach Kathleen Johnson, coach Paul Cook, Ashton Bonnyman, Jonathan Murray, Cody MacKay, Aiden Millet, Caden Laurie, Maddy Lepper, Robin Dewar, Olivia MacLean, assistant coach Ian Langille and goalie coach Curtis Cameron. - Contributed

TATAMAGOUCHE, N.S. – The Tatamagouche Titans bantam C hockey team won the Wayne Waugh memorial tournament in dramatic fashion.

The Titans edged the Westville Miners 3-2 in overtime in the championship game to claim the banner for the first time in 13 years.

In the final, the Titans trailed 2-1 late in the game when Cody MacKay found the back of the net to tie it. In overtime, Kaiden Johnson potted the tournament-winning goal at 2:25, on a pass from MacKay, to give the host team the title. Johnson had the other goal for the Titans in the second period.

Tatamagouche posted a 1-1-1 record in preliminary action and earned a berth in the final based on goals for and against.

In Game 1, the Titans routed the Glace Bay Miners 10-4. Caden Laurie scored four times, while MacKay notched a hat trick. Lyle White fired home a pair and Johnson added a single marker. Assists went to MacKay, with three, Johnson, Evan Langille, Brenna Lepper-Belliveau, Maddy Lepper, Chase Tarrie, Emery Sinclair and Olivia MacLean.

In their second contest, the Titans ran into penalty trouble and suffered a 5-4 loss to the Miners. Johnson, with two, MacKay, and Sinclair scored for Tatamagouche, while assists went to Sinclair and Olivia MacLean, with two each, and Tattrie.

In a 2-2 tie with Stellarton, White and Johnson netted goals, while Laurie had two assists.

The Titans are a group of 19 players (10 boys, nine girls) of all different skill levels, four of which are playing hockey for the first time this season.

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