It was a fitting moment all around – the son of the tournament’s namesake playing a hand in the win, and one of the most dominant teams in Nova Scotia peewee hockey again proving their superiority.
Joining the team on the ice were Brayden’s sister, Julia, and his mother, Karyn, following the Pye Chevrolet Peewee AAA Bearcats’ 5-2 over the Moncton Hawks in the Mike Schmitt Memorial Tournament final.
The Bearcats, who are 11-0 in league play this season, went undefeated throughout the tournament. Their closest game came in their final round robin contest, tying the Hawks 4-4. Later Monday night, they bounced back with five goals from five different players to win the championship.
Nick Marshall and Sam Archibald opened the scoring in the first period, with Nick Gallant adding one in the second period. Brandon Forbes and Merle Putnam scored in the third to put the game away. Marshall, Owen Mullen and Sam Rogers added assists.
The Pye’s club also earned wins in the round robin against the Bedford Blues, 4-1, and Northwest Bulls, 5-3.