RIVERSIDE, CA — Over 600 players from 42 teams set aside the turkey and stuffing and gave thanks to the hockey gods at OneHockey’s California Thanksgiving Weekend.
Teams spanning nine different divisions from Arizona, California and Mexico hit frozen water at Icetown Riverside, Icetown Carlsbad and Citizens Bank Ice Arena in Ontario, California from Nov. 23-25 and when the ice chips settled nine new champions were crowned by OneHockey.
All told, U-8 North and South, U-10, U-12, U-14, U-14 AA as well as Bantam, Junior Varsity and Varsity OneHockey team champions skated off with the cup in yet another highly successful youth hockey tournament in The Golden State.
“The second annual OneHockey California Thanksgiving tournament was a huge success featuring teams from across California, Arizona, and even a team from Mexico!” Ben Frank, President of Junior Reign Youth Hockey, said.
“Players and families experienced unforgettable and special moments through the OneHockey experience, including the carnival atmosphere with music, a mascot, vendors, player of the game gifts and awards, and, of course, the Stanley cup and apple cider champagne championship celebrations!” Frank said. “Many teams even got to experience playing a game in the AHL Ontario Reign’s professional team rink — Citizens Business Bank Arena!”
“California will never be the same now that OneHockey has arrived,” Frank added. “Word is starting to spread more and more and all of the California events are starting to sell out months in advance. We couldn’t be more excited to have the opportunity to assist in hosting OneHockey tournament in SoCal!”
OneHockey California Thanksgiving Champions
FINAL — Junior Ducks 11, Empire Hockey Club 5
8U North Champions – Jr. Ducks – Maxwell Menke, Noah Weiss
8U North Finalists – Empire – Brayden Gilland, Bodie Smith
FINAL — UTC Piranhas 7, Carlsbad Mavericks 1
8U South Champions – UTC Piranhas – Bradley Bartos
8U South Finalist – Carlsbad Mavericks – Jonathan Schmacher
FINAL — Junior Sun Devils 6, Mission Arizona 1
10U Champions – Jr. Sun Devils Maroon – James Roll, Anton Ariaratnam
10U Finalists – Mission Arizona Red – Benjamin Nuebauer, Logan Hoerr
FINAL — Junior Reign Black 4, Mission Arizona 3
12U Champions – Jr. Reign Black – Matthew Wilt, Skye Murphy
12U Finalists – Mission Arizona – Colon Farrer, Kyle Cwynar
FINAL — Orange County Hockey Club 4, Ontario Moose 2
14U Champions – OCHC – #17, #27
14U Finalists – Ontario Moose – Ryan Glomboske, John Stauffecher
FINAL — Junior Reign 7, Mission Arizona 4
14U AA Champions – Jr. Reign – Logan Burger, Trent Terya
14U AA Finalists – Mission Arizona – Tyler Singpradith, Michael Bird
FINAL — Halcones Hockey 6, Corona Norco Stingrays 1
BN/MD Champions – Halcones Hockey – #17, #21
BN/MD Finalists – Corona Norco Stingrays – Matthew Ower, Branden Julian
FINAL — Carlsbad United 5, Corona Norco Stingrays 2
JV/MD Champions – Carlsbad United – Brance Nakamura, Loudoun Campbell
JV/MD Finalists -Corona Norco Stingrays – #54, #1
FINAL — Corona Norco Stingrays 3, Burbank Cougars 2
VAR/MD Tier Champions – Corona Norco Stingrays – #45, #31
VAR/MD Tier Finalist – Burbank Cougars – #7, #71
Written by John Christian Hageny / @JCCSPORTS
Special to HockeyClan
Main Image: OneHockey California Thanksgiving JV/MD Tournament Champions, Carlsbad United. (Photo courtesy of OneHockey)
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