Hawks - 8
Mammoth - 10
Stefan Zamurovic opened up the scoring in the High School championship game off a great feed from Holden Patterson. Jackson Reynolds followed up with a breakaway with a rip to the corner after throwing a fake past Noah Smith. Jackson added two more, earning a hat trick just one period in. The Mammoth quickly jumped out to a 3 -0 lead and looked to be pulling away. However, the Hawks quickly regrouped with 3 goals by Dodson Piotrowski and Jackson Cook to make it 5-3 at the end of the 1st period. Brock Schaffner scored and the Mammoth picked up right where they left off early in the 2nd period, then Jackson Reynolds scored his 4th goal short handed, extending their lead to 4. Ben Drennan then scored his first goal of the day on a beautiful dodge and Holden Patterson added his second for Mammoth as they began to coast. Jackson Reynolds pushed the lead to 7, with his 5th goal of the day. With 3:10 to go in the 2nd, Dodson Piotrowski finally broke the drought for the Hawks, then Jackson Cook scored on the Power Play, cutting the lead 5 going into the 3rd and final period. Parker Hylton had 16 saves in the 2nd period, anchoring a solid Mammoth defense. Dodson Piotrowski scored halfway through the 3rd period, cutting the Mammoth lead to 4, then Jackson Cook scored his 3rd goal on the Hawks power play. Mammoth’s lead was cut to 3 with 5 minutes to go. Dodson Piotrowski then ran through three defenders and scored with 2 minutes to go, giving the Hawks life, but the Mammoth won the face-off and held onto possession - securing the championship.
MVP's: Parker Hylton, Jackson Reynolds, Holden Patterson
Cavaliers - 8
Evergreen - 12
Right out of the gate, Matt Han took the ball off a rebound and beat the Evergreen keeper, Nick Levy to put the Cavaliers on the board first. After a successful penalty kill, James Gartland cut through the middle of the defense and scored for Evergreen, knotting up the game at one a piece. Maddux Teliaferro scored off a give-and-go from Jack Markert for the Cavaliers, putting them up one. However, the lead was short lived as Cole Jones scored the equalizer 40 seconds later for Evergreen. After Kyle Iamsuri made a huge stop for the Cavs, Jack Markert scores his first on a nice inside roll to put the Cavs back up 3-2. Only seconds later, Carter Diamond puts home a beautiful bounce pass from Gartland to equalize. A few minutes later, Carson Boyle shakes the cage to put Evergreen on top 4-3! Nick Levy then made a huge save to keep Evergreen on top, only to have Kyle Iamsuri make a phenomenal cross-crease save of his own to keep the deficit at 1! Both goalies continued to make stops for the next few minutes, until Maddux Taliaferro runs the break beautifully for the Cavaliers and ties things up at 4 a side. Evergreen’s Carson Boyle threads a beautiful pass through to Cole Jones who fakes and finishes inside to make things 5-4. Seconds later, Carson Boyle decides to take the shot this time around, ripping it by Iamsuri to give Evergreen the 2 goal lead. Jack Markert says enough is enough and ends Evergreens 3 goal run with a beautiful dodge and finish inside to cut the Cavaliers deficit to 1. With a minute left in the 2nd period, the Cavaliers man-up fails to convert and ends up interfering with the goalie to make it 4v4. The Cavaliers took advantage of the open field and equalized the game heading into the 3rd on Jack Markert’s hat-trick goal! In a 6-6 game at the start of the third, Carson Boyle gets in on the hat-trick fun to put Evergreen up 7-6! Carter Diamond decides to take matters into his own hands and scores 2 more to give Evergreen a 3 goal lead with 11 minutes left in the 3rd. Nick Levy makes 5 incredible saves in a row, until Jack Market breaks the save streak with an overhand rip to the top corner. After some insurance goals from Cole Jones and Carter Diamond, Evergreens goalie Nick Levy makes 4 more incredible stops in a row to keep the lead at 5. His performance ends up making the win comfortable at the end in a 12-8 Evergreen Championship!
MVP: Carson Boyle
Rush - 10
Stealth - 5
Charlie Ball, on a great feed from Chris Strycharz got things going for the Stealth in the Future Elites Championship game. After Peyton Booth scored for the Rush, Charlie Ball scored his second goal in an inside finish, giving the Stealth the lead for a second time. The Rush, behind Peyton Booth’s second goal took control towards the end of the period, going into intermission up 3-2. Peyton Booth earned his hat trick 45 seconds into the 2nd period with a power play goal. Charlie Ball, on a fantastic hitch and step, blew a scorching shot past the goalie, bring the Stealth within one. Then seconds later, Jack Bonello beat the net minder to tie the game. Jack Bonello added a shorthanded goal before Peyton Booth scored back-to-back for the Rush, putting them up two going into the second intermission. In a rarely seen turn of events, Aidan Linnartz scores on the penalty shot, after he took a big hit in the act of shooting by Stealth’s Charlie Ball. Chase Robertson, a late arrival to the game, quickly made his presence known, scoring on the power play to put the Rush up 4. Then Ryan Kehoe added his first 25 seconds later putting the Rush up five with 9 minutes go to. Rush were able to hold possession throughout the third period holding on for the comfortable win and title!
MVP: Peyton Booth