Four new champions — the Winnipeg East Railcats, Thunder Bay Queens, Team South Dakota and the Yellow Jackets — were crowned in yet another highly successful hockey tournament from OneHockey.
All told, 14 teams spanning four different age groups converged at the Graham Arena Complex in Rochester, Minnesota, and when the snow settled, new PeeWee, Bantam, U-14 and U-16 champions were honored.
“This was a compete success from A-to-Z,” OneHockey CEO Sebastien Fortier said. “Great competition, smiling kids and parents, and an incredible host city with impeccable arena management. We will be back with a lot more in Rochester, Minnesota.”
Already a world-wide phenomenon, OneHockey will attempt to set a new Guiness World Record for the largest tournament ever at its 2018 Holiday Invite this season. The unprecedented, four-day Christmas vacation event which will feature as many as 1,000 teams in both boys and girls divisions estimated to number more than 23,000 players from 10 countries squaring off on more than 75 sheets of ice is one of the most highly-anticipated events of the upcoming hockey season and this past weekend’s Minnesota State Tournament was yet another great hockey event along the way.
Rochester, Minnesota Tournament Championships
Winnipeg East Railcats 4, Thunder Bay Kings 1 (PeeWee)
Scott Miner, Ashlin Cournoyer, Tyson Vouriot and Lukas Hansen scored while Kyle Todoruk collected two assists as the Railcats skated past the Kings, 4-1, at the Graham Arena Complex in Rochester, MN.
River Leslie-Toogood and Alex Domenico ensured the goals would stand with stellar play in between the pipes for the Railcats. E.J. Paddington scored for the Kings. BOX SCORE
Hansen and Miner were named the Railcats’ Tournament Most Valuable Players. Easton Glousher and Jonathan Beaucage received MVP recognition from the Kings.
Thunder Bay Queens 4, Naperville Sabres 1 (U-14 Girls)
Sydney Mosa’s goal, assisted by Haylie Cote-Stenlund, proved to be the game-winning goal as the Queens defeated the Sabres, 4-1, at the Graham Arena Complex in Rochester, MN.
Bria Filice, Mylee Zechner and Grace Grosjena also found the back of the net for the Queens, which utilized Camryn Williams and Reese Keating in net throughout the tournament. Grosjena finished with a goal and an assist for the Queens. Kaylee Pahr scored for the Sabres, assisted by Brianna Carlini. BOX SCORE
Thunder Bay Queens MVP’s: Grosjean and Darbie Mattson. Naperville Sabres MVP’s: Emily Gasperec and Priya Thachet.
Team South Dakota 6, Winnipeg East Railcats 2 (Bantam)
Kael Delzer picked up two goals and an assist and Isaac Dobesh and Logan Scheel each drew a pair of assists in Team South Dakota’s 6-2 triumph over the Railcats at the Graham Arena Complex in Rochester, MN.
Braydon Jones opened the scoring and Duncan Chisholm, Josh Grosdidier and Marcus Halling also scored for Team South Dakota, which got strong play from goaltenders Ian Pattison and Michael Habbe. Riley Tackaberry and Brandon Werry hit for the Railcats. BOX SCORE
Team South Dakota MVP’s: Delzer and Ben Holmes. Winnipeg East Railcats MVP’s: Tackaberry and Noah Nardella.
Yellow Jackets 7, Sioux Falls Flyers 2 (U-16)
David Wagner scored three goals and assisted on a fourth powering the Yellow Jackets to a 7-2 victory over the Flyers at the Graham Arena Complex in Rochester, MN.
Joel Raupp opened the scoring for the Yellow Jackets, assisted by Aidan Brendle and Stephan Foster, before three straight goals from Wagner. Raupp added his second of the game and Hank Pellikan and Charlie Hirsch capped off the scoring for the Yellow Jackets, which leaned on goalies Chris Hryniewicki and Nate Seminaro in net. Isaac Sarbacker and Dylan Fandel scored for the Flyers. BOX SCORE
Wagner and Brendle were named Most Valuable Players on the Yellow Jackets while Carson Kocmick and Max Martin were named the Sioux Falls Flyers’ MVP’s.
Main Image: The Thunder Bay Queens celebrate their U-14 OneHockey championship on the ice of Graham Arena in Rochester, Minnesota. (Photo courtesy of OneHockey)
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