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Dramatic finish highlights Thorold peewee win in Aurora

Submitted by Beth Boekestyn

Despite a slow start, the Thorold Newman Electric and Marine Supply peewee LL1 team roared to an exciting victory in Aurora last weekend.

Taking part in the March Madness tournament, Thorold got off to a rough start on Friday with a loss to the Nepean Raiders 3-1. Goalie Matthew Sorley backstopped the team with a Most Valuable Player performance, despite the loss.

Saturday, the team turned in two well-deserved wins and secured a spot in the semifinals. 

Michael Mongelluzzo earned the MVP award as Thorold downed the home town Aurora Tigers by a 9-1 score.

Thorold then topped Newmarket Telus by a 4-0 score and Wesley Dionne was named the game's most valuable player.

Sunday, the team faced Oshawa in the semifinals and walked away with a 3-1 victory. Hayden Maynard was named MVP in this one.

The final game against Newmarket Snapd was a movie script finish.

The teams battled through three scoreless regulation time periods before heading into overtime.

But the extra frame also failed to settle the battle between the evenly matched opponents, forcing a shootout.

Cole Kelly finally beat the Newmarket goalie while Sorley backed it up by shutting out the Newmarket team through the shootout.

The performance earned Sorley his second MVP of the tournament, and the team took home gold.