RALEIGH, N.C. — OneHockey, a worldwide leader organizing many of the best and most entertaining youth hockey tournaments in the industry, continues to make inroads in all corners of the globe and that tradition continued this past Labor Day weekend in the United States’ Deep South.
Over 250 players from 17 teams spanning Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia converged at the Polar Ice House in Wake Forest from August 31-September 3 and when the ice settled, “four new champions were crowned in Squirt, Pee Wee, Bantam and U-18 divisions.
The tournament, in conjunction with the Carolina Eagles, saw four days of intense ice hockey action on the twin rinks.
“OneHockey put such great tournaments together!” Eagles’ Director of Youth Hockey Operations Jocelyn Langlois said. “It’s well organized, the ambiance is amazing and with everything going on from music, player of the game and on-ice championship ceremony, players and parents always have a blast and the energy in the building is through the roof.”
“Great tournament!” OneHockey CEO Sebastien Fortier said. “The Eagles association is always so great to work with. We have very close finals and everyone seemed very happy. Many newcomers with their first experience with OneHockey. They will be back! Thank you for the Polar Ice House staff as well.”
OneHockey Raleigh Tournament Champions
Hampton Roads Whalers 6, Carolina Eagles 4 (Squirt)
Carolina Eagles 4, Atlanta Phoenix 1 (Pee Wee)
Atlanta Ice Bandits 7, Hampton Roads Whalers 2 (Bantam)
Wilmington Ice Hawks 5, Carolina Eagles 2 (U18)
Written by John Christian Hageny / @JCCSPORTS
Special to HockeyClan
Main Image: U-18 OneHockey Raleigh Tournament Champion Wilmington Ice Hawks. (Photo courtesy of OneHockey)
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