The Lorette Comets are Hanover Tache Junior Hockey League champions.

Travis Victor scored the go-ahead goal with 9:03 left as Lorette defeated the Springfield Xtreme 2-1 Tuesday night in Oakbank.

Jonah Cook also scored the Comets who took the best-of-seven final four games to two.

"It's such a great feeling," said Lorette forward Jesse Fraser. "We worked so hard all year and it's a great way to cap it off."

The Comets enjoyed a 1-0 lead until Curtis Metzler scored the equalizer just 26 seconds into the third period.

"I was thinking the worst," said Lorette goaltender Travis Bonnefoy after the Xtreme finally got on the board. "I thought the series was going to go to seven. I don't know how we scored that last one, but that just turned everyone's momentum around. That was huge."

Bonnefoy made 26 saves in game six.

Springfield's Zack Blank faced 20 shots.

"I think it came down to some opportune bounces that we couldn't seem to get," answered Xtreme coach Kevin Augustine when asked what the difference was in game six. "It happens in hockey. There was not quit in the room. We went right to the final buzzer and in the end we lost to a very, very good team. I'm hoping the boys in the room that are back next year can learn from this."

It's the Comets first HTJHL title in six years.

"We've been through so many tough games this season, on the road or at home, it didn't matter," said Lorette coach Jesse Pelletier. "The league parity was next to none. I think that battle throughout the entire year molded us for this moment. It wasn't a pretty one out there today by any means but a win, is a win."

The Comets played six road games in the playoffs and won five of them including Tuesday nights championship clincher in Oakbank.


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Tuesday, October 23rd

WHSFL
Junior Varsity Division
Quarterfinals
SRSS vs Dakota
@ Steinbach, 4 p.m.

WHSHL
Vincent Massey 4 SRSS 2

MJHL
Selkirk at Wpg Blues, 7 p.m.
Swan Valley at Virden, 8 p.m.

WHL
Brandon at Lethbridge, 8 p.m.

NHL
Arizona at Columbus, 6 p.m.
Florida at N.Y. Rangers, 6 p.m.
Calgary at Montreal, 6:30 p.m.
Boston at Ottawa, 6:30 p.m.
San Jose at Nashville, 7 p.m.
Anaheim at Chicago, 7:30 p.m.
Los Angeles at Dallas, 7:30 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Edmonton, 8 p.m.

Major League Baseball
World Series
Los Angeles at Boston, 7:09 p.m.
(1st game in best of 7 series)

NBA
Philadelphia at Detroit, 6 p.m.
L.A. Clippers at New Orleans, 7 p.m.
Sacramento at Denver, 8 p.m.

Wednesday, October 24th

WWHSHL
SRSS vs Murdock MacKay
@ Steinbach, 4 p.m.

MJHL
Portage at Steinbach, 8 p.m.
Waywayseecappo at Neepawa, 8 p.m.

HTJHL
Lorette at Grunthal, 8 p.m.

Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League
Eastman at Kenora, 7:30 p.m.

WHL
Brandon at Kootenay, 8 p.m.

NHL
Toronto at Winnipeg, 6 p.m.
Florida at N.Y. Islanders, 6 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Colorado, 8:30 p.m.
Vancouver at Vegas, 9 p.m.

Major League Baseball
World Series
Los Angeles at Boston, 7:09 p.m.
(game 2 in best of 7 series)

NBA
Dallas at Atlanta, 6 p.m.
Brooklyn at Cleveland, 6 p.m.
New York at Miami, 6:30 p.m.
Minnesota at Toronto, 6:30 p.m.
Utah at Houston, 7 p.m.
Charlotte at Chicago, 7 p.m.
Indiana at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m.
Philadelphia at Milwaukee, 8:30 p.m.
L.A. Lakers at Phoenix, 9 p.m.
Memphis at Sacramento, 9 p.m.
Washington at Golden State, 9:30 p.m.

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