OneHockey, widely recognized as one of the industry’s best, most entertaining youth hockey tournament hosts, doubled down and hosted a pair of highly successful events in Southern California and Chicago, Illinois this past weekend.
Already a world-wide phenomenon, OneHockey continues to provide outstanding hockey memories that will last a lifetime during its multiple weekend-long youth tournaments and this past weekend was no exception as a multitude of youth hockey teams in multiple age groups were crowned champions on Feb. 19.
All told, over 1,000 players from 70 teams spanning 11 states and Canadian provinces participated in Mite, Squirt, Pee Wee, Bantam, Midget, Varsity and U-18 classifications. Teams from California, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, Ohio, Texas, Utah and Wisconsin joined teams from the Canadian province of Ontario for games at three different rinks from Feb. 16-19 leading up to President’s Day tournament finale where 13 different champions were anointed.
California Championship Recap
Carlsbad Wildcats 1, UTC Piranhas 0 (Mites B)
Mason Smee and Roger Kapner of the Wildcats received tournament most valuable player honors at LA Kings Icetown in Riverside, CA. The Piranhas’ Sam Bukar and Liam Olsen also received recognition.
San Diego Jr. Gulls 7, Ice Plex Penguins 3 (Squirt B)
Cody Betsch and Kaleb Von Gunten from the Gulls were named tournament MVP’s at LA Kings Icetown in Riverside, CA. Chatham Piranian and Maxwell Pagano from the Penguins were also recognized.
California Golden Bears 4, Junior Ice Dogs 3 (Squirt BB)
Lucas Glazer and Jayahn Hihalgo were honored by OneHockey as the tournament most valuable players at LA Kings Icetown in Riverside, CA. The Ice Dogs’ Alexander Noda and Hudson Brown also received recognition.
California Heat 7, Carlsbad Junior Reign 1 (Pee Wee A)
The Heat’s Chris Lundie and Jake Rodriguez were named tournament most valuable players by OneHockey at LA Kings Icetown in Riverside, CA. Holden Ward and Jack Dodson from Carlsbad were also honored.
Fresno Junior Monsters 5, Riverside Junior Reign 3 (Pee Wee B)
Adrian Bogosyan and Jacob Kai Mullaney from the Monsters were named OneHockey tournament MVP’s at LA Kings Icetown in Riverside, CA. The Reign’s Wade Cochran and Houston Cwiek were also recognized.
Junior Condors 6, San Diego Oilers 4 (Bantam B)
Tyler Smith and Tyler Brandt received tournament MVP recognition from OneHockey at LA Kings Icetown in Riverside, CA. James Calin and Ryan Wisbach of the Oilers were also recognized.
Junior Shark High School 2, Fresno Junior Monsters 0 (Midget/JV)
William Brady and Mauricio Brooks were named tournament MVP’s by OneHockey at LA Kings Icetown in Riverside, CA. Fresno Jr. Monsters’ McCaleb Pewitt and Ryan Lemon were also honored.
St John Bosco 5, Reign Junior Black 1 (Varsity)
Andras Toth and Kristian Leska were named tournament MVP’s at LA Kings Icetown in Riverside, CA. Justin Lakin and Aaron Terrazas were also recognized.
Chicago Tournament Recap
Rockford Hockey Club 4, Columbus Blue Jackets 2 (Squirt AA)
Griffin Wendell and Cole Tuminaro received OneHockey tournament MVP recognition at Edge Ice Arena in Bensenville, IL. Cole Vogt and Kolter Leroy of the Blue Jackets were also recognized.
Soo Reps 6, McKinney North Stars 2 (Pee Wee)
Cooper Foster and Connor Haynes from the Soo Reps based out of Sault Ste. Marie received most valuable player recognition from OneHockey at Edge Ice Arena in Bensenville, IL. The North Stars from Texas saw Gunnar Peck, Dakota Brandom and Nate McAlpine honored.
Arrowhead Warhawks 4, Flint Junior Firebirds 1 (Bantam A)
Twin Bridges Lightning 2, McKinney North Stars 1 (Midget)
Brett Bell and Brett Stackpole were honored as most valuable players in the tournament by OneHockey at Edge Ice Arena in Bensenville, IL.
Falcons Hockey Association 1, San Antonio Junior Rampage (U-18 AA)
The Falcons’ Tyler Heinz and Billy Mitchell were recognized by OneHockey as U-18 AA Tournament MVP’s. E.J. Ferris and Gabe Chau were also recognized on the Rampage.
Written by John Christian Hageny / @JCCSPORTS
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Main Image: Junior Shark High School celebrates their One Hockey Midget/JV tournament title on the ice at at LA Kings Icetown in Riverside, CA on Feb. 19, 2018. (Photo courtesy of OneHockey)
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