LEWIS CENTER, OH — Call it a labor of love.
Over 450 players from 31 teams spanning seven U.S. states hit the ice for OneHockey’s inaugural Columbus Labor Day Weekend ice hockey tournament, and when the ice chips settled six new team champions were crowned.
Teams from Georgia, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Virginia converged at the OhioHealth Chiller North ice center for a three-day weekend of festivities August 30-September 1 as youth hockey teams competed in six different age groups.
Making its very first appearance in Ohio’s capital city, OneHockey, among the leaders, world-wide, in organized youth hockey tournaments, delivered yet another smash hit to cap off the summer.
“It was our first time but far from our last time in this beautiful city that I now love,” OneHockey CEO Sebastien Fortier, said. “From the arena staff to the coaches, managers and players, we felt very welcomed this past weekend. It was a very smooth event. We are already planning many more tournaments in Columbus!”
OneHockey Columbus Labor Day Weekend Tournament Champions
FINAL — Battery Hockey 9, North Olmstead 4 (10U AA)
10U AA MVPs – Champions – Battery Hockey – Gabe Sotak, Cooper Berlin
10U AA MVPs – Finalist – North Olmstead – Justin Larson, Blake Schurche
FINAL — Piedmont Predators 6, Carolina Jr. Hurricanes 4 (12U A)
12U A MVPs – Champions – Piedmont Predators – Owen Mullins, Arianna Evans
12U A MVPs – Finalists – Carolina Jr. Hurricanes – Roman Azaletsky, Xavier Rivera
FINAL — Columbus Jr. Blue Jackets 6, The East Side 1 (12U AA)
12U AA MVPs – Champions – Columbus Jr. Blue Jackets – Tristan Bebo, Reed Van Riper
12U AA MVPs – Finalists – The East Side – Leroy Kolter, Payton Gorsuch
FINAL — Potomac Patriots 2, Columbus Jr. Blue Jackets 1 (14U A)
U14 A MVPs – Champions – Potomac Patriots – Landon Blaine, Travis Pylar
U14 A MVPs Finalists – Columbus Jr. Blue Jackets
FINAL — Westmoreland Eagles 7, Knoxville Jr. Ice Bears 1 (14U AA)
U14 AA Champions MVPs – Westmoreland Eagles
U14 AA Finalists MVPs – Knoxville Jr. Ice Bears
FINAL — Chartiers Valley 6, Battery Hockey 0 (U18 A)
U18 A Champions MVPs – Chartiers Valley Varsity – Logan Marnik, Luke Vaughn
U18 A Finalists MVPs – Battery Hockey
Written by John Christian Hageny / @JCCSPORTS
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