TRENTON — Going undefeated is not easy for any team, but that’s what the Trenton Peewee C Steelers have done all season.
The Steelers completed their 2018-19 season with four wins at the Port Hawkesbury March Break minor hockey tournament this week to remain unbeaten with 46 wins and one tie. They outscored their opposition by 343 goal for and 66 goals against.
Members of the Steelers shared what they feel has helped them achieve success.
“We have a good passing team and we have a lot of good players and we use all our players,” team captain Ethan MacKay said.
“I was confident we weren’t going to lose because our team works well together,” alternative captain Jake Maloney said.
Alternate Landon Martin said familiarity has helped the team to its success.
“We’ve played together for a long time,” he said. “It feels pretty good to win all season.”
Derrick MacKay and Caden MacDonald shared the Steelers’ goaltending duties.
“It’s been good playing goalie but I like playing out too,” MacDonald said.
“We play about half and half,” MacKay said. “I probably like being a goalie more, so maybe I’ll be a goalie next season.”
Steelers coach Freddy MacKay said he is impressed with how the team has worked for what it has achieved.
“We had three solid forward lines,” he said. “Every kid gave 100 per cent at practice and during games. From the first hockey practice, every kid wanted to be there.”
Ethan MacKay, who was named most valuable player in Port Hawkesbury, fired four goals and Maloney added three goals in the Steelers’ 12-2 victory over Baddeck.
Maloney and Seth Francis each scored three goals in the Steelers’ 11-0 victory over Cape Breton County.
Ethan MacKay collected five goals and four assists and Maloney added four goals as the Steelers outscored Strait-Richmond 15-2.
Ethan MacKay and Maloney each scored twice as the Steelers won their third game 6-1 against Baddeck.
The Steelers previously defeated the Brookfield Elks 11-2 on March 12 in Brookfield to improve their record.
Maloney and Martin each scored three goals, while Ethan MacKay added two goals.
Derrick MacKay, Francis, and Brett Butler notched singles.
Members of the Steelers gathered before their last games of the hockey season in a March Break tournament in Port Hawkesbury. From the left, front are: alternate Jake Maloney, captain Ethan MacKay and alternate Landon Martin. Back row: goalies Caden MacDonald and Derrick MacKay and coach Freddy MacKay. (Goodwin photo)