Eight new champions were crowned in yet another highly successful hockey tournament from OneHockey in California as over 650 players from 34 teams converged at the LA Kings’ IceTown Rinks in Riverside, CA.
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 tournament in California was yet another great hockey event along the way.
“Our very first one in California, which is my home state,” OneHockey CEO Sebastien Fortier, who resides in nearby Laguna Hills, Ca., said. “We had an opportunity to take over the ice from a club and jumped on the opportunity.”
California Tournament Championship Recaps
California Jr. Reign 3, Ontario Moose 1 (Bantam B)
Adam Smith scored twice and Tristan Winterscheid added a goal and an assist as the Reign skated past the Moose in the championship bout of the OneHockey California Bantam B tournament at the LA Kings’ IceTown Rinks in Riverside, CA.
Jackson Duncan added an assist for the Reign, which went 3-1 with 16 goals scored before the playoffs. Justin Barlow scored for the Moose, assisted by Joshua Garcia and Kody Fitzgerald.
Tyler Longnecker and James Reynolds from the Reign were named OneHockey tournament most valuable players. Fitzgerald and Ulysses Carrillo from the Moose were named honored.
Carlsbad Jr. Reign 5, Ice Dogs 0 (PeeWee A)
Jace Nakamura struck for two goals and an assist, and Dominic Wahl, Jack Dodson and Holden Ward each added a goal and an assist to spark the Reign to the team title at the OneHockey California PeeWee A tournament final at the LA Kings’ IceTown Rinks in Riverside, CA.
Trevor Norris, Figo Lyasch, Ethan Knight and Preston Sarnowski also picked up assists in the triumph for the Reign.
Jonathan Morse and Phillip Hirman from the Reign were named tournament most valuable players by OneHockey. Mathew Mendez and Owen Parks from the Ice Dogs were also recognized.
California Gold Rush 4, Ontario Moose 1 (PeeWee B)
Brady Powell turned in a hat trick to power the Gold Rush to a triumph over the Moose in the OneHockey California PeeWee B tournament championship at the LA Kings’ IceTown Rinks in Riverside, CA.
Anakin Mcgregor also scored for California, assisted by Blake Kakish and Max Dreben. Ivan Ochoa hit for the Moose with an assist from Isaac Faulkner.
Kakish and Powell from the Gold Rush were named tournament most valuable players. Faulkner and Ryan Glomboske from the Moose were also named tournament MVP’s by OneHockey.
California Gold Rush 6, Ontario Moose 0 (Squirt B)
Six different players found the back of the net in a total team effort for the Gold Rush in their triumph over the Moose in the OneHockey California Squirt B tournament championship at the LA Kings’ IceTown Rinks in Riverside, CA.
Jonathan Gomez, Zachary Allen, Logan Dallmen, Mattias Alalan, Declan Ross and Rachel Vincente each scored for the Gold Rush, which got a three-point game from Gomez who also recorded a pair of assists in the victory. Ross, Dustin Cahill and Luc Chantarapan also registered assists for the Gold Rush.
Gold Rush’ Gomez and Ross were named OneHockey tournament most valuable players. Jordan Janeway and Luc Westphal from the Moose were also recognized.
Empire 4, California Jr. Reign 3 SHO (Varsity Midget)
Regulation and overtime wasn’t enough for Empire, which went to a shootout to prevail over the Reign in OneHockey California Varsity Midget tournament finale at the LA Kings’ IceTown Rinks in Riverside, CA.
Tarek Itani had a hand in all three of his team’s goals in regulation, scoring his team’s first two goals of the game before setting up Jesse Cusick for the game-tying goal with nine seconds remaining in the third period. Teddy Clark, Mark Nowag and Dylan Behseresht connected for the Reign. Empire goaltender Jake Sumner stood tall in between the pipes to preserve the victory in the shootout. Rudy Hodgson was nearly as perfect in net for the Reign.
Empire’s Jordan Ballesteros and Cole Diamond were named OneHockey tournament most valuable players. John Chiarelli of the Reign also received recognition.
Newport Mesa Ice Kings 5, Pasadena Maple Leafs 0 (Junior Varsity Midget)
Nicolas Carpino put the Ice Kings on his back, registering three goals and an assist to lift his team past the Maple Leafs in the OneHockey California Junior Varsity Midget tournament championships at the LA Kings’ IceTown Rinks in Riverside, CA.
Joseph Cianfrani and Nicolas Cernich also found the back of the net for the Ice Kings.
Cianfrani and Carpino were named tournament most valuable players by OneHockey. The Maple Leafs’ Leopold Poulain was also named tournament MVP.
California Jr. Reign 13, Anaheim Jr. Ducks 9 (Mites A)
California Gold Rush 4, Riverside Jr. Reign 1 (Mites B)
Main Image: Members of the Carlsbad Jr. Reign celebrate their PeeWee A OneHockey California Tournament Title on the ice of LA Kings’ IceTown Rinks in Riverside, CA. (Photo courtesy of OneHockey)
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