It was an extremely busy Sunday afternoon, as week 1 of the AAA Source for Sports Hockey Challenge ended, with champions being decided in 6-different age divisions. At the conclusion of the tournament each player received tournament t-shirts, while players on winning teams also received championship medals. Wheat Kings spotted taking in the action included Tyler Coulter and James Shearer, while Winnipeg Jet draft choice Jordy Stallard was present as well.
2010 Champion: Ice Kings
The Ice Kings had an easy time of as they rolled over a team from Parkland 15-1, in the youngest age group in the tournament. Talon Scinocca lead all scorers with 6 goals and an assist in the final. Austin Hargraves and Brayden Hamm had big afternoons as well, both chipping in with 2 goals and 2 assists. Cooper Dryden made 10 saves in picking up the win. Dylan Anderson scored the lone Parkland goal. Earlier in the day Parkland had defeated the Central Plains Capitals to advance to the championship final, while the Ice Kings reached double digits in goals in each of their 5-games played over the weekend.
2009 Champion: Legacy
Legacy captured the 2009 division upending the MB Steel 4-3 in a hotly contested battle. Trea Peterson scored with just under 8 minutes left to secure the win. Jorey Reichmuth scored twice in the contest for Legacy, who had earlier lost to the Steel 9-1 in round robin action. Aubrey Cuvelier, Asher Gingras, and Karter Hermenagildo each registered 1goal & 1 assist in a losing cause. Gingras also lead the division in scoring racking up an impressive 22 points in 5 games.
2008 Champion: Yellowhead
The team from Yellowhead received 3 goals from Cole Hunter to upset East Central in an exciting game played at Westman Place. East Central was favoured heading into the afternoons final having defeated Yellowhead 9-3 earlier in the tournament. Dexen Routledge also scored twice for Yellowhead while Kaleb Sheesby & Ben Bowtell dented the twice for East Central. Cole Hunter was outstanding all weekend ending up with 14 goals in 5 games.
2007 Champion: Surge
The 2007 Champion Surge received 2 goals each from Tyce Penrod and Cooper Flath in dispensing of the Southwest Jets 8-1. The Surge were met with little resistance all weekend long as they won all 5 of their games, outscoring their opponents 53-4 in the process. Ten different Surge skaters picked up points in the final, while the two teams combined for 28 penalty minutes. Ty Tosh was the lone goal scorer for the Jets to beat Surge goalie Corben Schnurr.
2006 Champion: MB Hawks
The 2006 final had a little bit of everything including a massive comeback, a fan ejection, huge momentum changes and a shoot out to determine a champion. Eventually the MB Hawks received a shootout goal from Marlen Edwards to beat the Southwest Jets, 7-6. The Hawks had jumped out to a quick 5-0 lead, only to see their lead disappear in a wild 3rd period. The Jets, down 6-3, rallied to score three late 3rd period goals to tie the game at 6. A five minute 3 on 3 overtime period settled nothing, so a shootout was required to decide a winner.
2005 Champion: Bakken Oilers
Olan Endres scored at 18:45 of the 3rd period as the Bakken Oilers upended the Punishes in the 2005 finale. The Punishers actually held a 2-0 lead going into the 3rd period before a strong Oiler offense came alive, scoring all 3 of their goals in the final frame. Brock Jones and Carson Skarperud also scored for Bakken, who did not lose a game all weekend. Calder Crossin and Parker Ewart scored 2nd period goals for the Punishers. The game featured only 4 minor penalties.