First Champions of TORHS 2011 Crowned

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Published on July 04, 2011 with No Comments

So far the 2 championship games have not dissapointed in the least.

Bantam AAA showcased Mission Black Ice against Green Eggs & Ham.  Black Ice got off to an early 2-0 lead, but Green Eggs would come back with a late 1st period goal to cut the lead to 2-1 at the half.  John Schiavo extended the lead to 3-1, but a power play goal with 3 minutes left by Green Eggs made the margin just 1 late.  The Black Ice goalies received a penalty with just over 1 minute left in regulation, and after pulling their goalie for an extra attacker, Green Eggs & Ham put a flurry of shots towards the net.  Schiavo came up with 2 huge blocks, and Brendan McLean turned away everything they through at him, and Black Ice hung on for the organizations 25th National Championship.

Bantam AAA Awards:

High Scorer – John Schiavo, Mission Black Ice
Top Goalie – Hunter Stafford, Green Eggs & Ham
MVP – Joshua Weger, Mission Black Ice
Revision Defenseman Award – Shane Fox, Mission Black Ice

Junior AAA has won the “game of the day” award so far as Mission Black Ice took on Tour Excitement.  Excitment got up early 1-0, but Black Ice came storming back with 3 straight goals.  With the score 3-1 and 4 minutes left, Excitement got huge goals from Kyle Novak and Vinny Cafone to send the game to O.T.  The extra session was up and down, and Black Ice got their best 2 chances short handed.  Immediately following the power play opportunity, Kyle Novak fed a great pass through the crease to Cody Baugh for the game winner, and Tour Excitement would take home the Junior AAA title.

Junior AAA Awards:

High Scorer – Vinny Cafone, Tour Excitement
Top Goalie – Brenden Jones, Mission Black Ice
MVP – Kyle Novak, Tour Excitement
Revision Defenseman Award – Jeff Kotcher, Mission Black Ice

The Adult Bronze Championship is now under way with La-Tex Snipers leading 3-1 with 10 minutes left.  Coming up shortly will be the Midget AAA Championship between the Tour Excitement and the Tour Bordercats……stay tuned for updates.

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