Five new champions were crowned in yet another highly successful hockey tournament from OneHockey in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Over 400 players from 29 teams converged at SportONE Parkview Ice House 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.
“This was a respectable first event in Fort Wayne,” OneHockey’s Shaun Lund said.
“This event will triple in size next year! Thank you to Fort Wayne, Indiana Sports and the Canlan ice staff for their incredible support,” Lund added.
Fort Wayne, Indiana Tournament Championships
Twin Bridges Lightning 3, Chesterfield Falcons 2 (U-16 AA)
Augustine Heithaus’ goal, assisted by Cole Ebersoldt and Kaleb Harropp, proved to be decisive as the Twin Bridges Lightning edged the Chesterfield Falcons in the U-16 AA Championship game at SportONE Parkview Ice House in Fort Wayne, IN.
Harropp scored each of the first two goals for the Lightning, assisted by Heithaus and Phillip Culliberk, respectively. Braden Harwell and Charlie Katke scored for the Falcons.
Goaltender Mason Young and forward Brett Bell received Tournament Most Valuable Player honors.
Fort Wayne Force 4, Twin Bridges Lightning 1 (U-18 AA)
Four different goal-scorers found the back of the net for the Fort Wayne Force in a team effort en route to a 4-1 triumph over the Twin Bridges Lightning in the final of the U-18 AA Championship game at SportONE Parkview Ice House in Fort Wayne, IN.
Michael DiMucci, Louie Knipscheer, Trevor Thorsen and Nick Decker scored in succession for the Force, which utilized goalies Clayton Grinstead and Ben Lurie in between the pipes. Noah Scrum scored for the Lightning.
Ginstead and Nick Decker were named U-18 AA Tournament Most Valuable Players from OneHockey.
Findlay Trojans 4, Fort Wayne Force 3 (Pee Wee A)
Mason Greenawalt’s second goal of the game, assisted by Kellen Wetz, stood as the game-winning goal as the Findlay Trojans slipped past the Fort Wayne Force, 4-3, in the final of the PeeWee A championship game at SportONE Parkview Ice House in Fort Wayne, IN.
Easton Fleitz got the scoring started for the Trojans, which received a goal and two assists from Wetz. Andrew Baumert and Alex Dougherty backstopped the Trojans in net to victory. Dylan Braun scored twice and Boden Stoller also lit the lamp for the Force.
Wetz and Seth Russell were named PeeWee A Tournament Most Valuable Players.
St. Jude Knights 7, Fort Wayne Force 1 (Pee Wee AA)
Billy Buckley led the way with three goals and an assist, powering the St. Jude Knights to a 7-1 victory over the Fort Wayne Force at SportONE Parkview Ice House in Fort Wayne, IN.
Chrise Mase opened the scoring for the Knights, which added a pair of goals from Charlie McClorey and a goal from Kyle Arias. Davis Cline found the back of the net for the Force.
Jack Specht and Matt DiFilippo earned Tournament Most Valuable Player honors from OneHockey.
St. Jude Knights 6, Rochester Rattlers 2 (Bantam)
George Cleary scored twice and Will Renschen added a goal and two assists as the St. Jude Knights skated to a 6-2 triumph over the Rochester Rattlers in the Bantam Tournament Championships at SportONE Parkview Ice House in Fort Wayne, IN.
Anthony Roti and Sean Curtin each chipped in a goal and an assist, Mark Daly found the back of the net, while Brian Jeffers collected a pair of assists in the triumph for the Knights, which utilized goalies Michael Menard and Jacob Stermin in between the pipes. Julius Quenneville and Andrew Brusseau hit for the Rattlers.
Menard and Stermin each received Tournament Most Valuable Player honors from OneHockey.
Main Image: The St. Jude Knights celebrate their OneHockey Bantam Tournament Championship on the ice at SportONE Parkview Ice House in Fort Wayne, IN. (Photo courtesy of OneHockey)
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