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!