It's great to see the Catholic boys back on the ice this week even though we still aren't sure what the pot at the end of rainbow is.
Contrary to what they're calling it on your local TV station, there is no such animal as the District 8 boys hockey league, so as far as I can tell, these games between Rez, St. Mary's, St. Benedict, St. David and Monsignor Doyle are exhibition contests.
My best guess at this point is these games will count toward a playoff system for determining what team or teams will compete at the OFSAA qualifier that will be held if CWOSSA championships don't take place.
I'm waiting for official word from D8 to see where these games are leading, so stay tuned.
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Speaking of District 8, here's a release on Wednesday's midget boys basketball championship.
CAMBRIDGE - The St. Benedict Saints needed double overtime but in the end repeated as District 8 midget boys basketball champions on Wednesday They edged Resurrection 37-36 in a nail-bitter on their home court.
This marks the fifth midget boys championship for the Saints since D8 play began in 1990 and their second since play resumed after a midget boys basketball went on hiatus from 1999-2006. St. Benedict also beat Resurrection in last year's final.
St. Benedict earned its way to the afternoon final with a 45-10 win over St. David in the semifinals this morning. Resurrection advanced by topping St. Mary’s 40-18 in the other semifinal game.
St. Benedict’s Mohamed Hajjo poured in nine points in the final to lead the Saints to the victory. Resurrection’s Alex Garcia was the Phoenix’s top player posting eight points in the loss. Garcia was also named the Tournament MVP collecting a total of 21 points in the one-day tournament.
In the third-place game, St. Mary’s toppled St. David’s 45-10.
St. Benedict was the envy of the D8 midget league this season posting a perfect 6-0 record in league play while leading the league in offence and defence. Resurrection was seeded No. 2 with a 4-2 record.