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Lions reach semis of Reebok Challenge

  • Lions D Jeremy Davies was named to tourney all-star team.
    Lions D Jeremy Davies was named to tourney all-star team.
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The Lac St-Louis Lions reached the semifinals of the Reebok Challenge Midget AAA tournament in Quebec City before bowing out.

The Lions fell 4-2 to Séminaire St-François Blizzard, the eventual winners, on Saturday night.

Lions forward Vincent Watt finished the tournament five goals and two assists for the Lions, while teammate Paul Emile Cyr had 3-4-7 point totals.

Lions defenceman Jeremy Davies was chosen to the tournament all-star team.

Davies, a Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue resident, had a goal and three assists.

The Lions resume regular-season action this Friday when they play host to the Blizzard.

Game time is 7:30 p.m. at the Dollard Civic Centre.

Dupont hired by Titan: Former Lions coach  Danny Dupont was recently hired as the new head coach of the Acadie Bathurst-Titan of  the QMJHL.

 Dupont had been an assistant coach for the Rimouski Océanic this season.

Tigers on the hunt: The Lac St Louis Tigers recently lived up to their No. 1 ranking when they captured the La Baie Midget Espoir Tournament.

The Tigers, coached by Dan Drolet, defeated the Aiglons de Mont Joli 5-1 in the finals.

Daniel Sprong led the Tigers with two goals and one assist, while Chris Chaddock, Massimo Luciani and J.D. Pogue added single tallies.

Samuel Dove-McFalls collected three assists.

Sprong led the tournament in scoring with eight goals and five assists for 13 points.   Chaddock was second with 7-5-12 point totals, along with Dove-McFalls with three goals and nine assists.

Meanwhile, the Hockey West Island duo of Hunter Moreau and Michael Campoli both had strong tournaments as members of  Hockey Quebec U-15 teams at the midget espoir tournament.

Campoli had two goals and an assist for Team Blanc, coached by former Canadien Pierre Sévigny.

Moreau scored two goals for Team Bleu, coached by Sébastien Bordeleau.

Campoli and Moreau are both 1998-born players with Kirk Mullin’s bantam AA Royals.

The next midget espoir tournament takes place in Châteauguay in February.

jmeagher@montrealgazette.com

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