Teams from elsewhere captured the Bantam AA and Bantam A divisions on Sunday to close the 34th annual Pictou County Memorial Bantam Hockey Tournament at the Pictou County Wellness Centre.
The N.B. East entry from Moncton and area won the Bantam AA honours by defeating the Antigonish Bulldogs in the division final.
The Bulldogs eliminated the Pictou County Crushers with a 7-4 victory earlier on Sunday in their semifinal match.
The Crushers led 2-1 after the first period on goals by Ross Martin and Adam Farrell, but the Bulldogs scored four straight goals in the second period to take the lead.
Dylan Kontuk and Chris Avery also scored for the Crushers.
The Crushers opened the tournament on Friday with a 3-1 victory over the Cole Harbour Red Wings on two goals by Jacoby Beadle and one by Miles Farnsworth.
Farrell scored twice and Farnsworth got the other goal later on Friday as the Crushers shut out the Sydney Steelers 3-0.
The Crushers were able to advance to the playoffs despite a 3-2 loss to the Strait-Richmond Pirates on Saturday. Avery and Farrell scored the Crushers’ goals.
The Pictou County Bantam A Crusher also went 2-1 in the preliminary round but were unable to reach the semifinals.
The Crushers answered a 5-0 loss to the Dartmouth Whalers with a 5-0 triumph against the Cape Breton County Islanders. Dawson MacKay and Willem Fraser each scored twice for the Crushers. Gavin Bourque also scored.
MacKay scored one goal and assisted on the other by Aidan Hahn as the Crushers edged Halifax 2-1.
Halifax defeated Dartmouth 3-1 in the championship game.
Members of the Pictou County Bantam AA Crushers swarm the Cole Harbour Red Wings net on Friday in the first game of the 2018 Bantam Memorial hockey tournament at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The Crushers won the game 3-1. (Goodwin photo)