Over 1,900 players representing 15 states in the U.S. and two provinces in Canada were on hand at the Girl’s CCM Hockey World Invite in Detroit this past weekend and when the ice settled, eight new champions were crowned.
A total of 105 Tier I and Tier II Girls teams spanning U-12, U-14, U-16 and U-19 divisions played on 14 sheets of ice in seven different arenas in Michigan at the prestigious ice hockey tournament from Nov. 10-12 and once again HockeyClan captured all the action.
“As expected, the weekend featured exciting, enthusiastic hockey at all levels – 12U through 19U Tier 1 and Tier 2,” Tournament Director Julie Pardoski said. “It was exciting to walk into each rink and see so many female hockey players. I heard a lot of comments from our regular club teams that they couldn’t believe how good the games were. I hope all the players enjoyed the competition and the camaraderie. We want to continue to grow this event to make it a forum for the best players to demonstrate their abilities in an intensely competitive environment.”
Division – Champion – Final Score
U-12 Tier I Little Caesars 2, Stoney Creek Sabres 1
Cassie Hall’s goal, assisted by Addison Spitz with 4:30 left in the first period, proved decisive as Little Caesars hung on to defeat the Stoney Creek Sabres, 2-1, in the final of the U-12 Tier I Tournament at Taylor SportsPlex in Taylor, MI.
Meya Ferracciolo opened the scoring 5:38 into the fame for Little Caesars, assisted by Hall. Layla Rushforth scored for the Sabres, assisted by Alexia Hill. Ava McIllMurray and Cailey O’Farrell provided Little Caesars with a solid tandem in between the pipes en route to victory.
U-12 Tier II St. Clair Shores 3, Belle Tire 0
Maddie Slocum collected a goal and an assist and St. Clair broke through with two goals in the second period to execute a 3-0 triumph over Belle Tire in the U-12 Tier II Championship bout at Taylor SportsPlex in Taylor, MI.
Slocum and Rosa Van Goethem scored less than three minutes apart in the second frame and Nina Garic added another goal in the third period for St. Clair, which leaned on goalies Trisha Piku and Brooklyn Peshl in net throughout the tournament. Ava Banko performed admirably in between the pipes for Belle Tire.
U-14 Tier I Chicago Mission 3, Burlington Barracudas 2 (SHO)
Sophia Mcbane converted in the shootout as the Chicago Mission skated off with a 3-2 triumph and the U-14 Tier I championship in a victory over Burlington at Onyx Ice Arena in Rochester, MI.
Veronica Bac gave Chicago a 1-0 led with her goal, assisted by Mcbane, with one second remaining in the first period. The goal stood until the third period when Olivia Muhn and Madeline Suitor scored 7:23 apart to give the Barracudas a brief 2-1 lead. On the ensuing face-off, however, Bac connected for her second goal of the game just 15 seconds later. Madison Gagliano set up the game-tying goal, which came with 5:11 remaining in regulation. After a scoreless overtime session, Mcbane proved to be the hero in the shootout.
U-14 Tier II Burlington Barracudas 2, Oakville Hornets 0
Maggie Docherty ended 43:52 of scoreless hockey when she found the back of the net with 1:08 remaining in regulation and Hayden Serniuk provided an insurance goal just 28 seconds later as the Burlington Barracudas defeated the Oakville Hornets, 2-0, in the final of the U-14 Tier II Championships at Novi Ice Arena in Movi, MI.
Kristen Hazlett and Jodie Fitzgerald assisted on Docherty’s game-winning goal for the Barracudas, which utilized Mackenzie Addley and Kieran Theodoropoulos in between the pipes throughout the tournament. Lauren Muscat performed well in net for the Hornets.
U-16 Tier I Dallas Stars 3, Little Caesars 2 (OT)
Riena Jahnke’s unassisted goal, with 1:30 remaining in overtime, lifted the Dallas Stars to a dramatic, 3-2, triumph over Little Caesars in the final of the U-16 Tier I championship at Onyx Ice Arena in Rochester, MI.
Jahnke’s goal completed the comeback for the Stars, which scored twice in the third period. Courtney Hall gave Little Caesars a 1-0 lead in the first period. The goal stood until Carlie Foxhoven tied it for the Stars 2:22 into the third period. Hannah Schotten gave Dallas their first lead of the game with 6:50 remaining, but Kirsten Simms hit to tie the game for Little Caesars just 1:22 later to tie the game at 2-2 and force sudden-death in the extra session. Goaltender Kendall Parker got the start and preserved the victory in net for the Stars.
U-16 Tier II Cambridge Roadrunners 1, Anchorage North Stars 0
Megan Bailey’s goal, assisted by Louise De Andrade with 5:31 remaining in regulation, broke the ice and Cambridge kept the door closed en route to a 2-1 triumph over Anchorage in the final of the U-16 Tier II Championship game at Suburban Ice in Farmington Hills, MI.
Roadrunner goaltenders Martina Doyle and Emma Beadle stood tall throughout the tournament and especially in the championship bout to record the shutout in net. Rachel Symms performed admirably in between the pipes for the North Stars.
U-19 Tier I Belle Tire 4, Stanstead College 1
Anna Fairman scored twice — the first one on a penalty shot — to lead Belle Tire to the title with a 4-1 victory over Stanstead College in the U-19 Tier I Championship at John Lindell Ice Arena in Royal Oak, MI.
Mikayla Lantto and Kenzie D’Ascenzo also found the back of the net for Belle Tire, which utilized goalies Hannah Turnage and Frankie Sanchez throughout the tournament. Marianne Picard scored for Stanstead College.
U-19 Tier II Sabre Hockey 2, Petoskey Piranhas 1 (OT)
Emma Olsen’s goal, assisted by Kaylie Burck 5:28 into overtime, lifted Sabre Hockey to a dramatic, 2-1, victory over the Petoskey Piranhas in sudden-death fashion in the championship bout of the U-19 Tier II Tournament at John Lindell Ice Arena in Royal Oak, MI.
Katie Trudeau gave Sabre Hockey a 1-0 lead 12:09 into the first period, assisted by Halley Wilhelm and Kennedy Kiecker, but Lauren Beckett scored to tie it and force overtime with her unassisted goal with 12:09 remaining in the third period. Sabre goaltenders Sarah Regovic and Annette Sciciowicz stood tall throughout the tournament for the champions.
Main Image: The U-16 Tier II Tournament Champion Cambridge Roadrunners celebrate their 1-0 triumph over Anchorage at Suburban Ice in Farmington Hills, MI. (Photo courtesy of 200×85)
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