The third installment of LGS Hockey’s LEGACY Fights Cancer tournament series, this past weekend’s event proved to be an impressive way to cap off a spectacular effort to raise funds and cancer awareness in partnership with the American Cancer Society. On the heels of LEGACY Fights Cancer-Detroit (April 26 – 28) and LEGACY Fights Cancer-WNY (Sept. 6-8), this weekend’s event in Voorhees, N.J., coincided with Breast Cancer Awareness Month and participants from as far at Florida and Texas joined in the fight against cancer.
In an effort to “Pink the Rink,” 42 teams sported anything from pink team socks to pink hockey tape while competing on the ice from the U-18 to U-10 Divisions. With several big winners both on and off the ice, we take a moment to highlight our champions from this weekend’s LEGACY Fights Cancer-East Coast.
In the U-18 Division, it was a rematch of a Friday game that resulted in the Bayonne Rangers’ only loss of the weekend to Flyers Youth, decided by a shootout. In the championship though, Bayonne avenged that loss by topping the Flyers 3-1 to take the top spot.
Two Flyers Youth teams squared off in the U-16 AA Division, with Black defeating Orange in a nail-biting 1-0 finish. Flyers Youth-Black finished the weekend with a 4-1-0 record and avenged their only loss in a previous game to Orange on Friday.
The Atlanta Phoenix took home the U-16 A Division championship with a 3-2 win over the Reston Raiders. Scoring six-or-more goals in four of their five games this weekend, the Phoenix posted a perfect 5-0-0 record at LFC.
In the U-14 AA Division, Flyers Youth shut out Hollydell 4-0, posting back-to-back shutouts in the playoff and surrendering just three total goals in the tournament going 5-0-0 on the weekend.
The Devils Youth claimed the U-12 Division championship in a 3-2 shootout win over Wissahickon Warriors. Five of the Devils’ six games were decided by 2-goals-or-fewer, going 3-2-0 in a very competitive division.
Team Philadelphia defended its home turf with a 5-0 win over the Jaguars. After losing their opener on Friday, Team Philadelphia rattled off five straight wins, finishing 5-1-0 on the weekend
In the U-10 Division, the Princeton Tigers Black defeated Flyers Youth 5-2 in the final, going 5-1-0 on the weekend with an offensive performance averaging 6.5 goals per game.
Hosting more than 150 teams at three different LEGACY Fights Cancer tournaments in three separate location from Detroit to New York and New Jersey, LGSHockey hopes to raise a total of more than $20,000 dollars in 2018 through these efforts in collaboration with Coaches vs. Cancer and the American Cancer Society. To find out how you can help join the fight against cancer, CLICK HERE!