CCM World Hockey Invite Crowns New Girls Hockey Team Champions in Detroit

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DETROIT — Over 100 girls ice hockey teams — 1,900 players spanning U-12, U-14, U-16 and U-19 Tier I and Tier II age groups — played 230 games at six different rinks over the course of a three-day whirlwind of action in Motor City this past weekend at the 2018 CCM World Girls Hockey Invite presented by 200×85 hockey.

Teams from United States and Canada representing Alaska, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Wisconsin and Ontario hit the ice from Nov. 9-11, and when the ice chips settled, eight new champions were crowned.

“The 2018 CCM World Hockey Invite Detroit Girls Tournament was a huge success this past weekend. The first snowfall of the year added even more tournament atmosphere where some players were able to see snow for the first time!” Julie Pardoski, 200×85 Chairperson for Girls Ice Hockey Events, said.

“We had over 100 teams participating from as far as Alaska to Florida in the Tier 1 and Tier 2 age classifications. We had exciting overtimes and shootouts in the semifinal games which shows the competitive level of this event,” Pardoski said.


Games were played at Suburban Ice (Farmington Hills and Macomb), Onyx Ice Arena in Rochester, John Lindell Ice Arena in Royal Oak as well as Hazel Park and Novi Arena.

“We at 200×85 would like to thank all of the teams, players and parents for traveling to the Metro Detroit Area to compete in one of the biggest girls tournament in the world!” Pardoski added. “We graciously thank the wonderful sponsors and the support of our many arena on-ice and off-ice staff. We can’t wait for next year’s event!”

Related: 2017 CCM World Invite Girls Ice Hockey Tournament a Smashing Success

Related: 200×85 Leads the Way as New Champions are Crowned at CCM World Invite Chicago


Belle Tire 5, Little Caesars 1 (U-19, Tier I) — FINAL

Camille Kahra and Mikayla Lantto each tallied a goal and an assist among five different goal scorers as Belle Tire defeated Little Caesars in the U-19 Tier I final at John Lindell Ice Arena in Royal Oak, MI.

Barbora Hrusova opened the scoring for Little Caesars just 38 seconds into the game, but Makenna Wiljanen tied it up for Belle Tire 25 seconds later. Lantto and Anna Segedi connected 17 seconds apart with less than five minutes remaining in the opening frame as Belle Tire skated into the first intermission with a 3-1 lead. Delanie Goniwiecha made it 4-1 Belle Tire in the second period.

Honeybaked 5, Omaha Lady Jr. Lancers 1 (U-19, Tier II) — FINAL

Nicole Stefanick scored twice and Savannah Bollitier picked up a pair of assists as Honeybaked skated to victory over the Omaha Lady Jr. Lancers in the U-19 Tier II championship at Onyx Rochester Ice Arena.

Jena Rice snapped a scoreless tie after one period of play when she connected 1:38 into the second assisted by Kaylee Keledijan. After Stefanick made it 2-0, Olivia Hudson put Honeybaked up by three before Kayla Flanigan found the back of the net for the Jr. Lancers with 3:23 left in the middle frame. Skylar Vokes also scored for Honeybaked in the third.

St. Louis Jr. Blues 3, Milwaukee Jr. Admirals 0 (U-16, Tier I) — FINAL

Kaitlin Finnegan scored twice and the Blues defense delivered as shutdown performance as St. Louis defeated the Milwaukee Jr. Admirals in the U-16 Tier I finale at Onyx Rochester Ice Arena.

Finnegan opened the scoring 6:58 into the game and Sydney Poisson doubled it just 1:09 before the end of the first period in Rochester. Finnegan tallied her second of the game with 7:39 remaining in regulation, assisted by K.C. Brooks and Joy Dunne.

Kalkaska K-Stars 3, North York Storm 0 (U-16, Tier II) — FINAL

Sarah Lamb broke the ice 21 seconds into the third period and scored again with 2:04 remaining as the Kalkaska K-Stars shut out the North York Storm in the U-16 Tier II championship at Onyx Rochester Ice Arena.

Abby Popa capped the scoring for the K-Stars with 1:50 left in the final frame.

Chicago Mission 3, Little Caesars 1 (U-14, Tier I) — FINAL

Brynn Levinson scored twice during a three-goal flurry in the second period as the Chicago Mission skated past Little Caesars at Novi Ice Arena.

Levinson put the Mission on the board 4:27 into the second before Junfel Zhu made it 2-0 with an assist from Brie Jump just 5:02 later. Levinson put a stamp on it when she converted with 2:43 left in the middle frame. Cassie Hall broke the shutout bid with 10:15 left in the third period.

Florida Alliance 5, Stoney Creek Sabres 1 (U-14, Tier II) — FINAL

Zoe Puc completed the hat trick with 36 seconds left as the Florida Alliance cruised to victory in the final of the CCM Hockey U-14, Tier II championship game at Onyx Rochester Ice Arena.

After Sophie Mielko struck first for the Stoney Creek Sabres at 10:16 of the first period, Jordan Ray put the Alliance on the board with 2:13 left in the opening frame, assisted by Alexis Fitzsimmons. Puc put Florida ahead to stay with her first of three goals with 2:29 left in the second before hitting twice in the third. Ray finished with two goals and an assist while Fitzsimmons tallied three assists in the triumph.

Whitby Wolves 2, Chicago Mission 0 (U-12, Tier I) — FINAL

at Suburban Ice in Farmington Hills, MI.

Sault Ste. Marie Wildcats 6, St. Thomas Panthers 3 (U-12, Tier II) — FINAL

Martina Pucci scored three goals and assisted on a fourth powering the Wildcats as they doubled up the Panthers in the U-12 Tier II championship bout at Suburban Ice in Farmington Hills, MI.

After Allie Tales put St. Thomas on the board first 9:49 into the game, Ava Provenzano tied it up with her first of two goals 24 seconds later. Bianca Biagini also scored for Sault Ste. Marie, which received two assists from Isabella Fata. Danica Kidder and Paige Smith also scored for the Panthers.



Written by John Christian Hageny / @JCCSPORTS

Special to HockeyClan



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