Five new champions were crowned in yet another highly successful hockey tournament from OneHockey in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Over 225 players from 15 teams converged at Twin Ponds East and when the ice settled, five new teams were crowned OneHockey Tournament Champions.
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 Minnesota State Tournament was yet another great hockey event along the way.
Most recently, OneHockey has run highly successful tournaments in Indiana, Minnesota and Illinois and made a return trip to Pennsylvania this past weekend for the first time since running its highly successful “Summer Challenge” in August.
This past weekend, the Alleghany Badgers (Squirt A), New Jersey Colonials (Squirt AA), Connecticut Condors (PeeWee A), Carolina Eagles (Bantam A) and Syracuse Eagles (Bantam AA) celebrated titles. Check out the championship video recap with write-ups on each of the finals below:
Hershey, Pennsylvania Tournament Champions
New Jersey Colonials 6, Connecticut Condors 2 (Squirt AA)
Ian Aitkenhead accounted for four goals and Ryan Tartaglione scored twice to lead the New Jersey Colonials to a 6-2 triumph over the Connecticut Condors in capturing the Squirt AA OneHockey Tournament at Twin Ponds East Rink in Harrisburg, Pa.
Jack Conrod, Alex Shilkrot and Nicholas Desiderio picked up assists on the goals for the Colonials. Teddy Gargano had a goal and an assist on teammate Owen Burke’s goal.
Colonials’ Rasmus Bergman and Carden Lippman were named Tournament Most Valuable Players. Finn O’Connell and Nick Eberhart of the Condors were also recognized.
Connecticut Condors 6, Harford North Stars 2 (PeeWee A)
Brandon Chan turned in a hat trick and Blake Burke and Daniel Ginolfi each added a goal and an assist as the Connecticut Condors skated past the Harford North Stars from Maryland, 6-2, in the final of the PeeWee A OneHockey Tournament at Twin Ponds East Rink in Harrisburg, Pa.
Mason Lupo and Henry Feinstein picked up also picked up assists for the Condors. Elliott Schaller and Liam Kansler found the back of the net for the North Stars, which also got an assist on one of the goals from Brooks Imirie.
Ginolfi and his Condors teammate Nick Petrizzi were named Tournament Most Valuable Players. Kansler and Bradley Palm of the North Stars were also recognized.
Syracuse Valley Eagles 4, Hamburg Hawks 0 (Bantam AA)
Spencer Sasenbury accounted for three of his team’s goals while his defense and goaltenders shut down the opposition in a 4-0 triumph over the Hamburg Hawks from Western New York in the Bantam AA Championship bout at Twin Ponds East Rink in Harrisburg, Pa.
Kacy Lenox also connected for the Valley Eagles, which received assists from Jack Buff, Matthew Carner and Benjamin Wiley in the victory.
Sasenbury and his Valley Eagles teammate Luke Dwyer were named Tournament Most Valuable Players. Gavin Lucas and Kyle Kacmarski from the Hawks were also recognized.
Carolina Eagles 3, Metro Maple Leafs 1 (Bantam A)
Noah Campbell registered a goal and an assist to lift the Carolina Eagles to a 3-1 triumph over the Metro Maple Leafs in the final of the OneHockey Bantam A Tournament at Twin Ponds East Rink in Harrisburg, Pa.
Layne Singletary and Adam Brown also lit the lamp for the Eagles from North Carolina, which also saw Olin Mangum also pick up an assist in the victory. Ryan Conaway scored for the Metro Maple Leafs of Pennsylvania, assisted by Ethan Niesz.
Brown and his Eagles teammate Kyle Matthews were named Tournament Most Valuable Players. Conaway and Riley Caldarella from the Maple Leafs were also recognized.
Allegheny Badgers 6, Long Island Gulls 2 (Squirt A)
Luca Lapiana and Carden Lippmann of the Allegheny Badgers were named OneHockey Squirt A Tournament Most Valuable Players. Thomas Azzariti and Devin Lane from the Long Island Gulls were also recognized by OneHockey.
Main Image: The Allegheny Badgers celebrate their OneHockey Squirt A Hershey Tournament Title. (Photo courtesy of OneHockey)
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