A local hockey team built with players from Mount Pearl, Paradise, and Conception Bay South are wrapping up a nearly impeccable season. The Thunder, representing HockeyNL, won gold at the U13 AAA Atlantic Championships in PEI held May 5-8. In five games, the Thunder scored 30 goals, and were only scored against five times. In the local NL AAA, the provincial champions boast a record of 150 goals for and just 13 goals against in 17 games. In the back row, from left to right, are assistant coach Lucas Osmond, Gavin Carlson (Mt. Pearl), assistant coach Justin Parsons, AJ Simmonds (Paradise), Thomas McCarthy (CBS), Landon Baird (CBS), Parker Banks (CBS), Jack Hutchings (Mt. Pearl), Ryan Jewer (Paradise), Leanne Haye (Manager), and head coach Shane Skinner. In the front row, from left to right, are Drew Moores (CBS), Cameron Spurrell (CBS), Ryan O’Toole (CBS), Graham Cleary (CBS), Grayden Bath (Paradise), Cameron Haye (CBS), Ethan Jones (Paradise), Quinn Norman (CBS), Liam O’Connell (Mt. Pearl), and Ben Power (Paradise).
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