With 24 teams at LGS Hockey’s inaugural MLK Memorial event, the tournament — and Mother Nature — provided unique challenges for all participants both on and off the ice. With winter storm Harper bearing down on the East Coast and leaving 14 inches of snow in its wake, the rink-to-hotel-and-back commute proved to be as much of a challenge as defeating opponents on the ice.
In the 2010 Elite Division, TP3 Hockey defeated Islanders Hockey 4-2 to win the championship. With a 6-0-0 record over the weekend, TP3 relied on an offensive attack in which they scored 40 goals, never totaling fewer than four in any game.
The 2010 AAA Division was decided by just one goal, as the Valley Junior Chiefs topped the Greater Boston Vipers 5-4 in the championship. It proved to be a tight division, as the champion Chiefs had four games decided by two goals or less en route to a 6-0-0 record.
The Hamilton Huskies defeated Bridge Hockey 7-0 to win the 2011 Division title. With a high-powered offense, Hamilton scored seven-or-more goals in each of their six games to claim the championship at Lynch Arena.
An action-packed weekend full of challenges and celebrations, the inaugural 2019 MLK Memorial proved to be a tremendous event in just its first year. With 24 teams across three different divisions, this year’s event promises to grow in size and reach with participants from across North America. Want even more from the MLK? CLICK HERE for complete tournament information, standings and winners.