BLAINE, MN — In Minnesota, hockey more than a state of mind — it’s a way of life.
Over 300 players from 21 teams spanning eight U.S. states converged at Schwan Super Rink in suburban Minneapolis-St. Paul, and when the ice chips settled four new champions were crowned by OneHockey at the “Minneapolis Summer Slam.”
Among the world-wide leaders of organized youth hockey tournaments, OneHockey once again set the standard crowning champions in four divisions concluding the three-day event from May 31-June 2: 2005, 2006, U-16 (2003 and 2004 birth years) and U-19 (2000, 2001 and 2002).
The Blue Army Hockey Club from Mendota Heights, Minnesota captured tournament titles in 2005 and 2006 divisions.
After running its 7th Minnesota “Gone Wild” Tournament in January, it’s easy to see why teams and players keep coming back to the State of Hockey.
“Schwan Super Rink is home for us and will always be,” OneHockey CEO Sebastien Fortier said. “Pete Carlson is incredible. The staff is the best in the business and the faculty a 10-out-of-10.
“Wow — incredible level of hockey, especially at the 2006 level,” Fortier said. “So many NHL Prospects.”
OneHockey Minneapolis Tournament Champions
FINAL — Blue Army Hockey Club 5, Metro Whalers 2
2005 Champions – Blue Army Hockey Club –
2005 Finalists – Metro Whalers – Simon Siedle, Ben Miller, MVPs
FINAL — Blue Army Hockey Club 5, Windy City Stars 1 (2006)
2006 Champions – Blue Army Hockey Club –
2006 Finalists – Windy City Selects – Nick Ferrari, Hayden Surrette. MVPs
FINAL — O&S Cattle 2, Omaha Tropics 1 (U16)
U16 Champions- O&S Cattle – Ricky Nelson, Ethan Dahlmeir, MVPs
U16 Finalists – Omaha Tropics – Ben Doran, Dakota Lenz, MVPs
FINAL — Twin Cities Crusaders 4, Texas Selects 3 (U19)
U19 Champions – Twin Cities Crusaders — Luke Morrisette, Luke Ortloff, MVPs
U19 Finalists – Texas Selects – Taylor Bowman, Julian Gonzalez, MVPs
Written by John Christian Hageny / @JCCSPORTS
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