The Mississauga Senators organization would like to congratulate the Bantam Sens on their tournament win in the Bauer Music City Invitation Tournament in Nashville, Tennessee. The tournament ran from Friday, December 30, 2016 to Sunday, January 1, 2017 and the Senators had an excellent tournament, coming out victorious in the end.
All of the players contributed to make the tournament a success. Coach Jason Payne says “The Nashville trip it was a great experience for all the boys. We went undefeated in the tournament but had some hard battles especially against the host team. These battles were on the ice with the teams, as well as with the referees. But the boys persevered and fought through to win. Aidan Hughes played phenomenal, Yaroslav Lazarev was a scoring machine and the Defense played phenomenal the whole tournament as well as goaltender Alex Mbuyi who posted consecutive shutouts. In the two games against the TPH Thunder (host team) we had to fend off 5 minutes 5-3 PK in the 3rd game and an 8 minute 5 on 3 in the final and we’re very successful not allowing any goals and winning the final 1-0 “.
The Senators went a perfect 5-0 throughout the tournament coming out with a 1-0 win against Thunder Hockey in the finals. The team worked hard and well together throughout the entire tournament ending with a well-deserved finish.
The Bantam Senators are currently 4-18-4 in their regular season and are looking to continue improving as the playoffs approach. It has been an eventful season for the Senators so far. “We have had numerous amounts of injuries and suspensions and have not had a full wind up most of the season. But the boys keep battling in working hard and developing to become better hockey players. Hopefully with the amount of teaching and developing that the boys are ready for their next steps may it be hockey or life in general” says coach Payne.
This is the first tournament win for the team and hope to continue their winning streak as they head to Buffalo, New York in a couple weeks as their final tournament of the season.
The Senator organization is incredibly proud of the Bantam’s bringing home the gold from Nashville. Best of luck to the Bantam’s as they continue with the rest of the season.
!Go Senators go!
Game #1: Mississauga Senators vs Pittsburgh Icemen: 3-2
Game #2: Mississauga Senators vs Nashville Jr. Predators: 6-0
Game #3: Mississauga Senators vs Thunder Hockey: 4-1
Game #4: Mississauga Senators vs Tristate Spartans: 1-0 (game 4)
Finals: Mississauga Senators vs Thunder Hockey: 1-0 (game 5)