All in all it was a good hockey season — team and player-wise — for the venerable high school from the west end of Sault Ste. Marie.
Korah Colts of the Sault came within an overtime goal of returning home with an AA level, Northern Ontario Secondary Schools Association championship.
Coach Greg Arbour and his Colts took the host Sudbury St. Charles Cardinals to overtime before dropping a 2-1 decision in last week’s NOSSA high school hockey title tilt.
Korah had taken a record of 2-0-1 into the championship game.
The loss ended what was a notable season for Korah, which finished in second place during the regular season. The Colts then lost to the top-seeded St. Mary’s in the championship series of the playoffs.
Individually, Korah had three players who won awards for their performances during the regular season.
Among the major award winners, Korah goalie Dawson Hunter was named the most valuable player from the four teams that comprise the high school hockey program in Sault Ste. Marie.
Others who were recognized by the local high school loop were St. Mary’s Knights forward Dale Armstrong as the player best combining hockey and academic ability and Mateo Perri of Korah as the league’s best defenseman.
Meanwhile, Korah forward Ty Zachary and Central Algoma Huskies goalie Tyler Greco shared rookie-of-the-year honours.
And a pair of skaters, Michael Shaw of Central Algoma and Ethan Johnson of the Superior Heights Steelhawks, were named co-winners of the most gentlemanly player award.
PHOTO: Dawson Carter, Ty Zachary and Mateo Perri of the Korah Colts. (Photo by Allana Plaunt.)