PHOTO COURTESY MAURICE CAPPELLI
First Row (from right to left): James Fitzpatrick, Cameron Conklin, Benjamin Pilon, Emerick Renaud (G), Matt Huber, Xavier Bourdages, Maksim Miklejewski. Second Row: Justin Lavoie, Aidan Weldon, Rafaël Cloutier , Ali Czaja, Julian Cappelli, Alexis Gilbert , Hemrick Carbonneau, Olivier Chevrier. Last Row (Coaches): Maurice Cappelli (Ass't), Brad Conklin (Ass't), Phil Fitzpatrick (Head Coach), François Cloutier (Ass't), and Dominique Pilon (Manager) Missing: Dan Huber (Ass't).
On Sunday, January 24, the HRS Novice A Hawks won the 38th edition of the Dollard des Ormeaux Novice Hockey Tournament. The Hawks opened up the tournament with a 5-0 win over the Lakeshore Leopards on Friday, January 15, and followed up with another convincing 7-2 win over the Côte St. Luc Canucks. In the third game the Hawks fell 2-1 in a very tight game against the Flames de Brossard.
The semifinals featured a very powerful team from Sherbrooke against the HRS Hawks. The game was extremely tight but the Hawks managed to win 2-1 followed by another convincing win in the finals by 5-1 over the Éclairs D'Aylmer to bring home the prestigious DDO Novice Tournament cup.