It was an exciting night of hockey action this evening at the Sportsplex in Brandon, MB as the Wendy's Summer Hockey League Division 1 champion was crowned. A couple of hundred rowdy and raucous fans took in the night's action as the Domino's Packers toppled the Browns Social House Contenders 8-4. Dominos scored the first 5 goals of the game before Browns stormed back with 3 unanswered goals of their own in the final minute of the 2nd period narrowing the gap to 5-3. Dominos regrouped and rallied to score a couple of early markers to start the third putting the game out of reach.
Philadelphia Flyers draft pick, Travis Sanheim led the charge offensively with 3 goals and an assist in helping the Packers claim their first ever championship. Former Brandon Wheat King Shayne Wiebe and Florida Panthers prospect Jayce Hawrlyuk also had 4 points (1g, 3a) in the game. Five different skaters register 2 points for Browns Social House including Scott Glennie, Quinton Lisowy, Dan Chartrand, Josh Kobelka and Tyler Coutler. Browns had reached the finals after earlier in the week thrashing Tastee's Badgers 20-1 while Domino's advanced after defeating last year's champions Houston's Scramblers 15-9.
Tonight's win was especially gratifying to Marian University forward, and Brandon product, Cole McCaig who captured his first division 1 title after having competed in the previous 4 championship finals, losing all 4. McCaig tells bdnmb.ca that he thinks the last time he won a game that meant this much to him was back in bantam.