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PeeWee ‘AAA’ team struggling

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The Northwest Stars are taking their bumps in the early going of the Ontario PeeWee ‘AAA’ championships in Thunder Bay.

The Stars—a team of 19 area PeeWee standouts, including seven players from the local KC ‘AA’ rep team—were blanked twice yesterday in opening play of the seven-team event.

They lost 4-0 to the Sudbury Lakers and then 13-0 to the Toronto Jr. Canadiens.

Local KCs on the regional team include centres Tyler Miller and Eric Soucy, wingers Paul Dobransky and Brian White, and defencemen Danny Chapman, Tyson Kadikoff, and Kevin Plett.

The team hit the ice against the Whitby Wildcats this morning (the outcome wasn’t known by press time) and then will face the Kingston Predators tonight.

They’ll wrap up round-robin play against the Elgin Chiefs tomorrow morning and then against the host Thunder Bay Kings on Thursday afternoon.

The top four teams will advance to the medal round starting Friday.

Including yesterday’s two games, the regional team only has four competitive games under their belt since being put together earlier this winter.

They dropped both games to the Thunder Bay Kings in qualifying action two weeks ago in Kenora.

The team has yet to score a goal.

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