Top-level girls from 43 of the best teams in the country ascended on Detroit for the Elite Girls Invitational over the weekend. From 19U to 12U, the DEGI is one of LGS Hockey’s most competitive girls’ tournaments of the winter schedule. After nearly 100 games, the best of the best separated themselves as champions of the four divisions.
The 19U Division pitted Belle Tire against the St. Louis Lady Blues in a battle between two Top-20 teams in the country. Belle Tire edged out the Lady Blues 2-1 in the finale, capping off a perfect 6-0-0 weekend record in which they allowed just two goals against.
In the 13-team 16U Division, it was a battle of two hometown teams in Belle Tire and Little Caesars. A high-power offense fueled No. 4-ranked Little Caesars, outscoring No. 14 Belle Tire 6-3 in the championship, and a tournament-high 33 goals in six games.
Also a battle of two Detroit-based teams, the 14U Division pitted Little Caesars and Belle Tire against each other as well. After losing their opening game of the tournament, Little Caesars rolled to five straight wins, scoring four-or-more goals in three of those outings, including the 5-1 decision over Belle Tire in the final.
The No. 1 team in the country asserted its dominance on the 12U Division. After beginning the tournament against Canada’s No. 1 team, Peterborough Ice Kats, The Chicago Mission put together five straight wins, including back-to-back shutouts in the playoffs to win the championship.
With some of the top teams across North America, the Elite Girls Invitational is quickly becoming one of LGS Hockey’s top girls events of the year. For more information on how you can get involved with this event and many others, click HERE.
The Inaugural Freeze in the D showcased 16 girls’ teams across three age groups in Detroit, with teams from throughout the Midwest in action over the weekend. Competing at the 16U, 14U and 10U age groups, these ladies elevated their games at the Kennedy Recreation Center as we named three teams to be champions of the first-year event.
In the 16U Division, the Philadelphia Jr. Flyers only loss of the weekend came in the form of a 3-0 defeat to the Northshore Warhawks during pool play. The two teams collided again in the championship, this time, the Jr. Flyers had just enough to edge out the Warhawks 2-1, avenging their only loss of the weekend and finishing 4-1-0 in the tournament.
Rocky Mountain began the tournament with a 2-1 loss at the hands of Little Caesars-Farmington Hills on Friday. In the rematch, though, it’d be the Roughriders earning a 1-0 victory to win the 14U championship thanks in part to their 20-6 goal differential on the weekend.
In a low-scoring weekend, Honeybaked produced just four goals in its final three games of the tournament, but a 1-0 victory over DSC Wildflowers proved to be just enough to win the 10U Division championship. Honeybaked finished the tournament with a 4-0-1 record.
All three championships came down to one-goal games in what proved to be a closely contested tournament in just its first year. Over the weekend, LGS Hockey hosted five tournaments between Florida, Michigan, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, welcoming more than 300 teams to LEGACY events. Click HERE to find out how you can be a part of next year’s Freeze in the D or one of the other 40+ events hosted by LGS Hockey!
The 2020 Kennedy Memorial welcomed athletes from as far as California, Florida, Michigan, Ontario and Texas, among others, to the New England area where more than 200 teams competed across 15 divisions. In one of LGS Hockey’s largest and longest events of the year, the teams below were able to separate themselves from the pack and take the title during this four-day holiday weekend.
The 16U Division came down to the Texas Tigers and Rogue Warriors, in a rematch of both teams’ opening game. Texas won the first meeting 3-1 on Friday and after winning five straight games over the weekend, topped Rogue again on Monday with a 3-0 win in the championship to finish with a perfect 6-0-0 record.
The Providence Hockey Club defeated Central Mass 5-3 to win the 2005 Elite Division. After skating to two ties in pool play, Providence gave up just five goals in three playoff games to finish the weekend undefeated and take the championship.
In the 2005 AAA Division, the P.A.L. Blue Knights edged out Wellesley Raiders 4-3 in the final. Four of the Blue Knights’ seven games were decided by two goals or fewer, including the championship as they survived a challenging weekend to post a 7-0-0 record.
Providence Hockey Club Elite topped Woodbridge 4-2 in the 2006 Elite Division championship. As the No. 1 seed, Providence led the tournament wire-to-wire and finished with a 6-0-1 record, never giving up more than two goals against in a single game.
The South Shore Kings posted their third shutout of the tournament against the Reston Raiders to win the 2006 AAA Division on Monday. It was their fourth game of the weekend decided by two goals or fewer and the Kings finished with a 6-0-1 record.
The 2006 Selects Division went to Providence Hockey Club White-South, thanks to a strong defensive effort all weekend. Providence allowed just six goals against in the tournament and shut out the Springfield Jr. Thunderbirds 3-0 in the championship.
Ashburn Extreme survived their rematch with the Boston Jr. Terriers in the 2007 Elite Division championship with a 4-3 win. Finishing with a 6-1-0 record, Ashburn outlasted opponents in the playoffs with a 14-7 goal differential down the stretch.
The 2007 AAA Division came down to overtime between the Minuteman Flames and Greater Boston Jr. Bruins. The Flames’ 29th goal of the tournament proved to be a golden one, as they topped the Bruins in their third one-goal game of the weekend en route to a championship.
After tying 3-3 in their opening game of the tournament, the Green Mountain Glades rattled off six straight wins to take the 2007 Selects Division championship. The last four games of the weekend came down to a narrow margin, including the 2-1 victory over the Florida Jr. Panthers in the championship.
The Assabet Valley Patriots had a nail-biting run to the 2008 Elite Division championship, winning back-to-back one-goal games including a 2-1 decision over the New Jersey Colonials in the finale. Assabet Valley finished with a 7-0-0 record and four of those games decided by just one goal.
In the 2008 AAA Division, North Jersey held Providence Hockey Club to their fewest goals in a single game, but Providence still proved to have just enough in a 2-0 victory. PHC finished with a division-leading 31 goals through seven games over the weekend.
The P.A.L. Jr. Islanders allowed just two goals against in their final three games of the tournament, shutting out the Valley Jr. Warriors Elite 4-0 to win the 2009 Elite Division championship. Going 7-0-0 in the tournament, the Jr. Islanders outscored opponents 39-7 on their way to a title.
The 2009 AAA Division went to the Assabet Patriots Elite 2-1 over the Yale Bulldogs in the championship. After winning all four pool play games by three-or-more goals, all three of the Patriots’ playoff games came down to two goals or fewer, in a very tight playoff run to close the weekend.
Two Boston-based teams squared off in the 2010 Elite Division, with the Jr. Eagles besting the Americans 8-1 in the championship. The Jr. Eagles scored six-or-more goals in every game including the finale, rolling to a 7-0-0 record.
The Long Island Royals scored a tournament-high 46 goals at the Kennedy, and they needed every last one of those tallies to top the South Shore Kings 4-3 in a shootout to determine the 2010 AAA Division. It was the second time the two teams had met over the weekend, with both being close, exciting finishes.
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Over the weekend, LGS Hockey hosted five tournaments between Florida, Michigan, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, welcoming more than 300 teams to LEGACY events. Click HERE to find out how you can be a part of next year’s Kennedy Memorial or one of the other 40+ events hosted by LGS Hockey!
In its second year, the 2020 Mrs. Hockey Invite welcomed 17 of the top girls’ teams at the 12U age group across two separate divisions. Named in honor of Colleen Howe — wife of Mr. Hockey Gordie Howe — this all girls’ event in Tampa, Florida, continues her legacy and spirit by passing the torch to the next generation of females in sports.
With fantastic guest speakers at the opening ceremonies, including Manon Rheaume — the first female to ever play in an NHL game — as well as Colleen’s son and Hockey Hall of Famer Mark Howe, the weekend’s festivities also included an on-ice combine and four days of action-packed games at the AdventHealth Center Ice facility. The Mrs. Hockey Invite once again saw amazing competition on the ice along with great memories and friendships away from the rink, bringing together a diverse group of teams from across North America.
In the Tier-I Division, the Massachusetts Spitfires defeated the East Coast Wizards, 2-0 in the championship on Monday. The win capped off a 6-1-0 record over the weekend, as the top-seeded Spitfires posted three straight shutouts in the playoffs to win by the score of 3-0, 1-0 and the victory in the finale. Forward Madison Funk led Massachusetts in scoring with three goals and six points over the weekend while Jacqueline Wright posted a 0.83 goals-against average between the pipes.
The Tier-II Division was decided between the Toronto Leaside Wildcats and Assabet Red Minor. Decided in the third period, Assabet’s Clover Logan scored what proved to be the game-winning goal to finish the weekend with a 4-0-1 record. Four of Assabet’s five games were decided by two goals or fewer in what proved to be a very competitive division across the board.
Little Caesars’ Madelyn Slocum led all scorers with seven goals in five games while Mary Quatrale of the Bay State Breakers compiled nine points in six games to lead the tournament as well.
Over the weekend, LGS Hockey hosted five tournaments between Florida, Michigan, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, welcoming more than 300 teams to LEGACY events. Click HERE to find out how you can be a part of next year’s Mrs. Hockey or one of the other 40+ events hosted by LGS Hockey!
It’s the dog days of January but top teams at the Mid-Winter Classic were red hot this weekend in Detroit! With Divisions from 18U through ‘06-birth years, the MWC serves as a fantastic springboard into the backstretch of teams’ schedules as they home in on the post-season. Teams from Alaska, Maine, Arizona, Ontario and Colorado, among others, converged on Hockeytown, with only the best rising to the top. Get a glance at who grabbed the title across all five divisions below.
Belle Tire went 5-0-0 on the weekend, defeating the Washington Little Caps 2-1 in a shootout to determine the 18U Championship. Belle Tire finished the tournament with a plus-20 goal differential, allowing just six goals against in five games.
In the 16U Division, the Sylvania North Stars pulled away from Belle Tire in the championship with a 5-1 finish. The win capped off an undefeated weekend for the North Stars, as they went 5-0-1 in the tournament, winning the championship as the No. 1 seed.
The 15U Division was decided between two Michigan-based teams, as Belle Tire topped Victory Honda 5-2 in the finale. Belle Tire led the entire tournament in scoring with 32 goals in six games, compiling a 6-0-0 record along the way.
The Soo Jr. Greyhounds shut out the Phoenix Jr. Coyotes 3-0 in the ‘05 Division championship. A 6-0-0 weekend record was fueled by a stingy defensive effort in which the Jr. Greyhounds allowed two goals or less in four of the six tournament games.
South Hills got a chance to avenge its only loss of the tournament on Sunday in the ‘06 Division championship against Compuware. Closing out pool play the previous day, Compuware topped South Hills 3-1 but, in the rematch, it would be the Panthers with a 3-1 win and finishing the tournament with a 4-1-0 record.
The winter tournament season is winding down as the end of January nears. MLK weekend will see FIVE different LGS Hockey events in three separate regions of the country, coming on the heels of the Mid-Winter Classic. Getting ready for spring hockey? Continue your LEGACY HERE.
For those hungry for holiday hockey, the 2019 Frozen Cup welcomed 50 teams across seven divisions in Voorhees, New Jersey. With both team and individual registrants, some groups played on their winter teams while others shared uniforms with teammates they’d just met prior to the tournament. Because of that diverse group of players and teams, the Frozen Cup continually proves to be one of LEGACY’s more dynamic tournaments on the calendar.
In the 16U Division, Team Genesis defeated Selects Hockey Development 2 to win the championship. At 5-1-0, Genesis avenged their only loss of the tournament — a 4-2 defeat to the Alaska Oilers — with a 6-2 decision in the playoff semifinals before going on to win the finale on Sunday.
Virtua posted a 5-0 shutout over Selects Hockey Development 1 to win the 05 Division championship. It was their only shutout of the weekend and their largest margin of victory after playing in three previous games decided by just one goal.
The 06 Division was dominated by Glazing Dynamics, after they won the championship 7-0 over Surge Hockey. Dynamics scored five-or-more goals in every game of the tournament, compiling a perfect 6-0-0 record.
In the 07 Division, Virtua allowed just three goals against in their final four games of the tournament edging out the New York Rangers Quebec 1-0 in the championship. Virtua finished the weekend with a 6-0-0 record with a plus-16 goal differential.
The Swag Kings defeated the New Jersey Rockets 5-2 in the 08 Division championship. Swag survived a 6-5 shootout decision in the semifinal round before taking the title and finishing the weekend with a 4-2-0 record.
The 09 Division was represented by 621 Hockey after they knocked off Philadelphia Hockey Club 5-4 in the championship. Compiling a 6-0-0 record during the tournament 621 Hockey scored five-or-more goals in every game, including the finale.
Mayhem reigned in the 10 Division after they defeated Selects Hockey Development 1 in the championship. SHD 1 handled Mayhem 6-1 in the final game of pool play, but it was Mayhem edging out SHD 1 in the rematch 4-3, with medals and banners on the line.
The Frozen Cup grew in size and interest in 2019, serving as an evaluation opportunity and consideration for our Selects Hockey spring teams. Accepting both team and individual registrants, the tournament offers holiday hockey for anyone interested in competing during the winter break. Click HERE to learn more about upcoming LGS Hockey events.
In two separate locations over the weekend, LGS Hockey opened up the big rinks to the little tykes to compete in full-ice action. More than 20 teams rocked in Rochester, New York, at Mite Full-Ice and 17 others showed up in East Lansing, Michigan, for the Capital Cup. For many, it was their first look at the 200-foot game and champions elevated to the top of their respective divisions.
Starting with Mite Full-Ice…
The Rochester Coalition won the 2011 Elite Division with a 9-3 victory over Depew Lightning. Rochester went 6-0-0 on the weekend and scored a tournament-high 46 goals during that run.
The 2011 AAA Division came down to a battle of two unbeatens betweeen the Hollydell Hurricanes and the New York Knights. A 7-3 decision in the finale for Hollydell would cap off a perfect 6-0-0 weekend for the Hurricanes.
In the 2011/12 Mix Division, it was the Jr. ROCO – Hogan squad avenging their only loss of the tournament with a 3-1 win over Ashburn in the championship. The two teams met in the first game of the weekend, a 9-2 tilt that went Ashburn’s way but it was ROCO getting even with the title on the line.
Coming from the Capital Cup…
The Detroit Flames shined in the Platinum Division, scoring seven or more goals in each of their five tournament games, including a 7-0 win over the North Stars – Peffer. The Flames went 5-0-0 on the weekend, allowing just seven goals against.
The Gold Division finale was a rematch between North Stars – Blue and the West Dundee Leafs. In their first matchup, the North Stars edged out West Dundee 5-4 on Friday morning, and when they met again in the championship, Michigan got the best of the Leafs again with a 3-1 win.
There was another championship rematch in the Silver Division as well with North Stars – Brady and the Naperville Jr. Sabres. The first go-round went the North Stars way in a high-scoring 9-5 decision but the rematch in the final would be much lower scoring at 5-3 and tipped in favor of the Jr. Sabres.
Full-ice opportunities like Capital Cup and Mite Full-Ice are unique opportunities for kids who typically play cross-ice games to get their first taste of the 200-foot game. LGS Hockey continues to grow and develop opportunities for the youngest group of youth hockey players with these events and other upcoming events up HERE.
The 2019 Nation’s Cup Tier-II tournament over Thanksgiving weekend proved to be the biggest and best yet in the series between the U.S. and Canada. The two countries squared off across 21 divisions with USA capturing a slight edge in total, taking the Cup in 13 divisions while Canada claimed eight. Take a look at who took the Nation’s Cup and how each country got it done at each of the divisions below.
The 16U-15U Division was decided by just a half of a point, as the U.S. totaled 6.5 points in Sunday’s matchups to claim the championship. Three of the five games resulted in ties, but it was Rogue Hockey’s 3-1 win in the 2-vs-2 matchup worth four points that proved to be the determining factor in winning the division for USA.
Canada would carry points in five of the six games on Sunday, earning the 16U Girls’ Division championship. Victories in each of the first four games tallied up enough points to clinch the Nation’s Cup with two games to spare, as Peterborough’s 6-2 win worth four points in the standings would seal the deal for the Canadians.
The 14U Girls’ Division came down to the final game between AYR Rockets and Little Caesars, as Canada carried a slight 6-5 edge in points prior to the matchup. A 4-2 win by Little Caesars, however, would earn the U.S. the championship in thrilling fashion in front of a packed crowd at Novi Ice Arena.
Separated by three points in the standings and with five points on the line in the 1-vs-1 matchup between the Northwest Chargers and Burlington Eagles, the 05 Gold Division would be decided in the final contest. The championship would go in favor of the Chargers, as they did just enough to earn the victory for USA.
Canada took the first matchup of the 05 Silver Division with Lambeth defeating South Hills 5-3 Sunday morning. However, USA would rattle off wins in the next five straight games to earn the edge and win the championship in dominating fashion.
Back-to-back wins in the four-point game and five-point game by Glen Elyn and Cleveland pulled off a comeback win for USA in the 05 Bronze Division. It proved to be one of the most balanced divisions of the tournament, with a 9-6-5 record through pool play in favor of the U.S.
The 06 Gold Division started out in favor of the U.S., with American teams taking four of the first five games. However, victories by Cambridge Hawks and Ajax Knights in the 2-vs-2 and 1-vs-1 matchups respectively, took the win back for Canada to claim the championship.
USA made a clean sweep of the 06 Silver Division, winning all seven Sunday matchups to shut out Canada. While on the surface, it comes off as a dominant performance by the U.S., five of those seven games were decided by three goals or fewer in competitive Sunday contests.
The five-game series to determine the 06 Bronze Division went right down to the wire with Niagara Jr. Purple Eagles and Waterloo Wolves Black battling for the final five points in the standings. USA carried a slight 6-4 edge in points prior to the 1-vs-1 matchup, but the Wolves’ 3-2 win would earn Canada the final points and championship.
Pool play in the 07 Gold Division finished completely even, with a 14-14-4 record between the two countries through Saturday’s games. The championship series on the final day of the tournament would be handled by the U.S. though, as the Americans ripped off six consecutive wins between the 7-vs-7 and 2-vs-2 matchups to clinch the championship.
Canada won crucial matchups in the 5-vs-5, 4-vs-4 and 3-vs-3 games by Flamborough-Dundas, Barrie Colts Blue and Guelph to win the 07 Silver Division championship. The Barrie Colts White 4-1 win in the finale capped off Canada’s performance.
Separated by one point heading into the final matchup, Canada carried a slight edge over USA in the 07 Bronze Division. A 3-2 win by the Cincinnati Swords over Barrie Colts would earn the U.S. the championship in the final game at John Lindell Ice Arena.
In the largest division of the tournament, the 08 Gold Division matchups had 55 points up for grabs on the final day of the weekend. Countries alternated victories in the final four matchups as the standings lead bounced back and forth, before the Milton Winterhawks’ and Compuware skated to a 3-3 tie, earning the deciding five points and championship in favor of USA.
Just one win separated the two countries in 08 Silver Division pool play, with a 14-13-5 record in favor of the Americans. On Sunday, crucial wins by Cheektowaga, Affton, Toledo and Fire Wagon would compile enough points for the U.S. to clinch the championship before Team Ohio finished off the tournament with a 5-3 win over Riverside.
Canada controlled the eight-team 08 Bronze Division going 3-0-1 on championship Sunday. Milton Winterhawks White went 5-0 on the weekend, posting four shutouts in five games including a 1-0 win over Columbus in the 1-vs-1 matchup.
In the 09 Gold Division, Canada’s victories in six of the seven Sunday matchups clinched the championship. The Oshawa Generals got things rolling for their country in the 7-vs-7 matchup, with Ajax, Milton, Kent, Tecumseh and the Soo keeping it in Canada’s favor.
The U.S. and Canada would tie 2-2 in a matchup between Tampa and Humber Valley to begin Sunday’s matchups in the 09 Silver Division. Canadian teams would rip off wins in the next seven straight games, however, en route to a commanding championship victory.
The 09 Bronze Division finale ended in a 4-4 tie, with the Eastside Bulldogs and Waterloo Wolves splitting the five points. That split would be the only points USA picked up in the five matchups on Sunday though, as Canada won the rest of the outings to claim a decisive championship.
Canada won the first four Sunday matchups of the 10 Gold Division to take a commanding 10-point lead in the standings race. Wins by the Columbus Capitals, PSM Force and Naperville Sabres in the final three matchups would swing the pendulum back in favor of the U.S., as the Americans earned the champions with an 18-10 advantage in points.
The final game of the 10 Silver Division proved to be the deciding contest between St. Jude and Woolwich. Canada had a 10-5 advantage prior to the matchup, but a 3-2 win worth six points in favor of St. Jude proved to be just enough for the U.S. to eek out the win in the game and the series.
Niagara Jr. Purple Eagles earned the 2-1 victory over Milton in the 10 Bronze Division 1-vs-1 matchup. However, prior wins by Oakville, Oakridge and Riverside compiled enough points for Canada to clinch the win, giving the Canadians the championship.
With 256 teams in this year’s event, the Nation’s Cup series has grown to be one of our biggest tournaments of the year while also being the most unique in nature. While both complex and competitive, the Nation’s Cup pits some of the best teams from the U.S. and Canada against each other in a thrilling tournament format unlike any other event in youth sports. Learn more about the Nation’s Cup HERE.
The 2020 World Selects Invitational (WSI) in Philadelphia will host 40 elite-level 15U teams from around the world, featuring the best players in the ‘05-birth year at the premier international tournament of the season. In addition to the 15U Division, there will be a 16-team ’04 Division that will run parallel to the rest of the tournament, occupying four rinks in the New Jersey area including the Virtua Flyers Skate Zones in Voorhees and Pennsauken, as well as the Igloo Ice Skating Rink in Mount Laurel and Hollydell in Sewell.
Hosted by LEGACY Global Hockey, this year’s WSI will have teams from 10 different countries at an event that serves as a launching point for many bantam-aged players at the earliest stage of their careers before pursuing a future in junior and professional hockey. In the past six years, this tournament has featured nearly 800 CHL Draft picks including 522 in the OHL, 117 in the QMJHL and 144 in the WHL as well as 385 picks in the USHL Draft. In 2019, first overall draft picks Shane Wright (OHL), Matthew Savoie (WHL) and Carter Schade (USHL) had all previously played in the WSI in Philadelphia.
With more than 200 scouts from the NHL, NCAA and junior leagues in attendance, the international stage at the WSI regularly features the next crop of up-and-coming elite players. Nearly 100 players have been selected in the last four NHL Drafts, including five first-round picks in 2019. Additionally, the number of players that have gone on to make Division-I college commitments has eclipsed 330 in total, with that number increasing each month.
The 2020 tournament is expecting 28 North American-based teams with a player pool spanning from British Columbia to Florida as well as 12 European teams from Russia, Sweden, Norway and Czech Republic among others.
For further information regarding the World Selects Invitational Tournament, please contact Mitch Larnerd at email@example.com. Additional tournament information and other LEGACY Global Hockey events can be found at www.LGSHockey.com.
LGS Hockey’s largest girls’ hockey tournament of the year occupied Rochester, New York, over the weekend with more than 130 teams assembling for Fire on Ice. With 14 different divisions across five age groups, we take a look at who brought the heat to Western New York.
In the 19U Tier-I Division, the hometown Selects Academy topped Niagara Jr. Purple Eagles with a 5-3 win to take the championship. Selects went 4-0-1 on the weekend while posting two shutouts and scoring four-or-more goals in each of their tournament games.
Ottawa Valley claimed the 19U Tier-II Division with a 5-1 win over the Kanata Rangers. After falling 3-2 in their opening game of the tournament, the Thunder rattled off five consecutive wins to claim the championship as a 3-seed.
The 17U Tier-I Division was decided by way of a shootout, as the Pittsburgh Penguins Elite ousted the Cornwall Typhoons 2-1 in the finale. PPE thrived in low-scoring affairs, producing just 12 goals for and allowing a stingy six goals against in their six tournament games.
Potsdam capped off a perfect 6-0-0 weekend with a 6-2 win over Glenview in the 17U Tier-II Championship. The Icestorm offense scored 30 goals over the weekend, including six-or-more goals in four of the six tournament games.
In the 17U Tier-III Division, the Lambeth Lady Lancers shut out Brantford 5-0 in the championship. The shutout was Lambeth’s third of the tournament as the Lancers finished the weekend with a 5-1-0 record.
The Pittsburgh Penguins Elite defeated the Agility Blades 4-1 in the 14U Tier-I finale. It was the second time in as many days that PPE knocked off the Russian-based Blades squad, going 6-0-0 as the top seed in the division.
The 14U Tier-II Fire Division championship was a 2-1 thriller with Whitby defeating Nepean. It was the fourth one-goal game that Whitby played over the weekend, including a 1-0 semifinal over the East Coast Wizards.
The Perinton Blades won the 14U Tier-II Ice Division with a 2-0 shutout of the Rome Grizzlies. Perinton allowed one goal against in their opening game of the tournament and proceeded to play 15 consecutive periods of shutout hockey with a 6-0-0 record.
The East Coast Wizards topped Toronto Leaside 2-0 in the 14U Tier-III Division finale. The teams were two of the highest-scoring offenses in the entire tournament but it was the Wizards’ defense that shut down Toronto in the end.
In the 12U Tier-I Division, the Massachusetts Spitfires beat Oakville 2-1 to win the championship. As the top seed in the division, Massachusetts led the tournament wire-to-wire and had just enough left to knock off the 6-seeded Hornets.
In a battle of unbeatens, the 12U Tier-II Division championship did not disappoint. The Stoney Creek Sabres defeated Markham Stouffville in a nail-biting 2-1 decision to take the championship and finish the weekend with a 6-0-0 record.
The Stratford Aces scored four-or-more goals in five tournament games including the 7-1 finish in the 12U Tier-III Division championship. As the 2-seed in the playoffs, the Aces upset top-seeded Mississauga to go 6-0-0 on the weekend.
The 10U Tier-I Division came down to just one goal, as Whitby defeated Stoney Creek 1-0 in the championship. The victory avenged their only loss of the weekend, a 2-1 decision at the hands of the Sabres but the championship rematch would ultimately go Whitby’s way.
In the 10U Tier-II Division, Stoney Creek defeated Skaneateles to claim the title. The Sabres allowed just three goals against in the five games leading up to the championship and finished the weekend with a perfect 6-0-0 record.
The 2019 Fire on Ice tournament saw roughly 143 games decided by two goals or fewer, in what was one of the most competitive years in the history of the event. For the first time ever, it also featured a team from Russia, the 14U Agility Blades and 131 other teams from as far as Arizona and California in addition to a wealth of East Coast teams, Midwest programs and Ontario. Want even more from Fire on Ice? Click HERE!