The Aurora King Jays 12U Minor Peewee 'AAA' rep team had a successful August 18-20 playoff weekend, winning the YSBA 'AAA' championship and qualifying for the OBA provincials in Barrie on Labour Day weekend. Five YSBA 'AAA' teams were competing for one provincial spot, with Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Vaughan and Stouffville also in contention.
The Jays started off strong with an 8-1 over Stouffville on Friday night. By odd luck of the draw, the Jays then had back-to-back games with Richmond Hill on Saturday, splitting those games with a 3-1 win followed by a 9-6 loss. This left Aurora, Richmond Hill and Vaughan all with 2-1 records. A draw was held, and Richmond Hill got the bye to Sunday's final leaving Aurora to play Vaughan in the semi-final. The Jays came out strong on Sunday morning with a convincing 9-1 win over Vaughan. This setup a third and deciding game with Richmond Hill for the championship. In a well played game, the Jays prevailed 5-2 to earn their spot at the provincials! Here is a link to the full draw results: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1yQzFvu4xibppbSwdeKag__PVLXPvdFgSsgcpCqT22Ck/pubhtml?gid=482548445
This will be the third straight year that the 2005 team has qualified for provincials: first in 'A' Minor Mosquito two years ago, then in 'AA' Mosquito last year where the team won the provincial championship. The team now gets the chance to compete for the "AAA" provincial championship!