Sprong on fire for midget espoir Tigers

  • Daniel Sprong in action with Deux Rives bantams last season.
    Daniel Sprong in action with Deux Rives bantams last season.
    Photo credit: Gazette file

He’s ba-a-a-ck!

Teenage hockey prospect Daniel Sprong is back playing hockey in the West Island.

This year the high-flying Sprong is suiting up for the Lac St.Louis midget espoir Tigers.

How is the talented forward doing so far?

Well, in just six games, Sprong has collected nine goals and 10 assists for a league-leading 19 points.

He makes a strong Tigers team, 6-0 and counting, even stronger.

Last year Sprong began the season with the Deux Rives bantam AA team before bolting in mid-season to theUnited States to play for the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Knights.

Sprong was also part of the All State All-Canadians, a hockey mentorship camp for the top 1997-born bantam players in the country.

It will be interesting to see the level of interest in Sprong from major junior teams next year.

He has the talent to go from midget espoirs straight to the Q.

Craig’s list: Speaking of hockey prospects, a couple of former Lac St. Louis Lions forwards – Jonathan Drouin and Anthony Duclair  – appear on Craig’s List, a list of draft eligible prospects compiled by TSN  hockey analyst Craig Button, a former Pierrefonds resident.

Drouin of the Halifax Mooseheads is ranked 13th, while Duclair of the Quebec Remparts is 25th.

Promote powerhouse Cheetahs: Is it time to promote the North Shore Cheetahs to the second division of the Quebec Bantam Football League?

For a second consecutive year, the Cheetahs have gone undefeated and steamrolled the opposition in the Mironowicz Division (or third division) in the process.

The 10-0 Cheetahs outscored the opposition by a whopping margin of 561 to 20 this season. That works to an average win of 56-2.

One argument against promotion is that there is a big difference between divisions 2 and 3 in bantam football.

The Cheetahs played in De La Perralle Division 2 many years ago and finished last. North Shore officials may want to avoid that happening again, but winning by lopsided scores of 50 or more points is not the ideal recipe for development.

If the Cheetahs are to serve as the development team to the North Shore Lions and midget Mustangs, they’ll need to find better opposition.

The Cheetahs players and coaching staff, headed by Wilbert Scott Jr., have done a tremendous job this year and have earned a promotion for 2013.

Beaconsfield hockey meeting: Did you know that Beaconsfield has its own minor hockey association?

The association is holding its Annual General Meeting on Monday, Oct. 29 at the Beaconsfield Recreation Center.

Tino Petalas is the president, but there are some vacant board positions.

Persons eligible to vote are limited to one (1) member per family and/or for coaches and officials to one member per team.

The 7 p.m. meeting is open to parents of Beaconsfieldplayers and Beaconsfield coaches and officials of the Lakeshore Minor Hockey Federation.


  1. By John Lambert

    Funny how no one wants this kid because of his crazy father and the kids attitude. And he ends up in Lakeshore .SO someone goes out and recruits an Espoir player?? Gee I wonder who that could be.. . So much for residency . He won’t be playing for the Lions.. .. He’ll end up in the Q or USHL

  2. By Claude Leonard

    This kid is simply too good for the Espoir League yet he was waved through the Midget AAA League – not only by the Lions but by all teams. He needs to learn how to play in all three zones, but his skill level is indeed outstanding.

  3. the father took $$$$$ from a “sponsor’ and they are playing here cause dad and coach of lions hate each other.Just playing in quebec so he can be eligible for draft in Q,father basically sold his son

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