After 756 games between 348 teams across 19 divisions at 17 different locations over three days, the 2018 Motown Classic proved to be not only the largest LGSHockey event of the year but also the most competitive tournament we’ve seen. It was a long weekend filled with great hockey and at its conclusion, we crowned 19 champions, be sure to check them out!
In the U-18 Temptations Division, Shady Side Academy defeated the 95 Giants with a dominant 5-0 win in the championship. Shady Side posted a perfect 6-0-0 record and holding its opponent to an impressive one-goal-or-less in five of those six victories.
The I.S.S. Kings took the top spot in the U-16 Temptations Division by knocking off M.H.A. 4-2 in the final. The Kings scored three unanswered goals in the third period to cap off a 6-0-0 run through the division.
The U-16 Supremes Division went down to the wire with Team Maryland defeating Little Caesars-FH 2-1 in the championship. After skating to a tie in each of its first two games on Friday, Team Maryland allowed just three goals in the next four games to go 4-0-2 en route to the division title.
The Sylvania North Stars beat the Pittsburgh Predators 3-2 in the U-15 Temptations Division championship. The North Stars won four straight games to claim the championship, posting a 4-0-2 record over the weekend.
Two metro-Detroit teams squared off in the ‘04 Temptations Division, with Honeybaked defeating Compuware 7-5 in the final. Honeybaked went 5-0-1 over the weekend, allowing two-goals-or-less in every game except the championship.
The ‘04 Supremes Division pitted two Chicago-based teams against each other, with the Bulldogs beating the Jets 3-1 in the championship. Four of the Bulldogs’ six tournament games were decided by two-goals-or-less, as they posted a 4-2-0 record on the weekend.
The Toronto Marlboros claimed the ‘05 Temptations Division championship with a 4-3 win over the Chicago Mission, decided by a shootout. The Marlboros gave up just six goals all tournament, going 5-0-1 over the weekend.
The Chicago Young Americans posted back-to-back shutouts on championship Sunday to claim the ‘05 Supremes title over Brampton 45s. After losing their first game of the tournament, the Young Americans rattled off five straight wins to end the weekend.
Three of the final four games for the West Dundee Leafs were decided by just one goal, as they defeated the Chicago Bruins 2-1 in the ‘05 Commodores Division championship. That capped off a perfect 6-0-0 weekend for West Dundee.
In the ‘06 Temptations Division, the Mississauga Senators knocked off fellow Ontario team, Toronto Jr. Canadians 4-2 in the championship. Mississauga posted a 6-0-0 record at the tournament, defeating teams from New York, Chicago and Pittsburgh along the way.
The ‘06 Supremes Division pitted the N.E. Wisconsin Jr. Gamblers against Victory Honda at Royal Oak Ice Arena. The Jr. Gamblers claimed the title with a 5-3 victory in the championship, making it their sixth game of the tournament decided by two-goals-or-less.
The Highland Park Falcons won the ‘06 Commodores Division with a 5-2 win over the Northwest Chargers. This completed a clean sweep for the Falcons, as they went 6-0-0 through the tournament allowing just four goals against over the weekend.
Honeybaked defended its home turf, as one-of-two metro-Detroit teams to win the championship by defeating the Toronto Marlboros in the ‘07 Temptations Division. Posting a perfect 6-0-0 record, Honeybaked knocked off four teams from Ontario including Don Mills, Mercer and the Jr. Canadians before defeating the Marlies for the championship.
In the ‘07 Supremes Division, the Central Ontario Wolves won back-to-back one-goal games including a 3-2 decision over the Chicago Young Americans to take the championship. The Wolves went 6-0-0 allowing two-goals-or-less in five of their six tournament games.
With their fourth shutout of the tournament, the Tampa Bulls claimed the ‘07 Commodores Division with a 3-0 victory over the Rochester Rattlers in the championship game. Tampa allowed just two goals all weekend, going 6-0-0 with a 1-0 final, a 2-0 final and a 3-0 decision in the title game.
The ‘08 Temptations Division was decided by just one goal, with the Chicago Fury topping the Chicago Young Americans 3-2 in the championship. It was the Fury’s tightest game of the tournament, capping off a perfect 6-0-0 weekend.
With a 6-0-0 record, the Highland Park Falcons won their final three games by two-goals-or-less in a competitive ‘08 Supremes Division. The Falcons’ 4-2 win over the Atlanta Kings earned them the championship at Onyx Ice Arena.
In the ‘09 Temptations Division, The Toronto Marlboros outscored the highest-scoring team in the tournament, defeating the Vaughan Kings 4-3 in the championship. Vaughan scored more goals than any other team in any division with 35, but Toronto was able to edge them out for its fifth win of the weekend and posting a 5-0-1 record.
After tying the opening game of the tournament, the Toronto Red Wings won their next five contests to take home the ‘09 Supremes Division championship. Toronto’s final three games were decided by two-goals-or-less, including a 4-3 finish in the semifinal and 3-2 win in the championship over fellow Ontario programs the Windsor Jr. Spitfires and Oakville Rangers.
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