2012Feb 1

2012 Laurentian University SPAD Hockey Tournament: A Great Success!

SPAD Tournament A big Success

The 2012 Laurentian University SPAD Hockey Tournament was full of tough competition, and plenty of excitement! The first day began bright and early at 7 am, with the RG Rangers taking on the Pucking Beauties for the Mixed Division and BDC taking on the defending champions Skoal Pike for the Competitive Division. Every team was eager and excited to get on the ice in hopes of starting off the tournament with win number one. The second day of the tournament, seen some of the highest scoring games of the entire tournament with Dirty Mike & the Boys losing to the V.E Rebels by a score of 8-4, and the Flying Frenchmen dominating the Beaver Blaster 7-0. Finals began at 8 am sharp Friday morning with the Pucking Beauties taking on Off in the Showers, and Welcome to the Jungle taking on the Pylons. One of the hardest battles of the tournament came during the semi-finals between the Sudbury Sharp Shooters and the Wheeling Nailers from the competitive division, it came down to 45.2 seconds left in overtime when the Wheeling Nailers were able to score and earn their ticket to the finals. At the end of the tournament it was Skoal Pike who took the championship title for the third year straight in the Competitive Division, and Off in the Showers took their first championship win in the Mixed Division.

The annual Faculty versus Staff Game was held between finals on Friday, and it was nothing short of fierce competition and rivalry to determine who would hold bragging rights until next year. In the end, it was the Staff who took a 7-1 win over the Faculty. Following the game, Ray Coutu stated “This game is the hi-lite of the year for the players! After the game the Faculty members were already looking forward to next year’s match to redeem themselves.”

We would like to thank all of this year’s sponsors including, Laurentian University Office of the President Dominic Giroux, Point to Point Communications, Dog House Sports Bar and Eatery, Laurentian University Printing Services, Dabba Development Inc, Vrab’s Independent Grocers, SGA, Southridge Mall and Gloria’s Restaurant.

As well, the tournament committee would like to give a huge thanks to all the volunteers and players who helped make the tournament a success! A special thank you to Jackie and Olivia for arriving each day full of energy to do the announcing and score keeping at the Carmichael Arena. Look for a facebook group and sign-up dates in the fall around campus to put your team in. We hope to see each and every one of you out at the tournament again next year!

 

Team Celebration

Great Action at the Tournament

2012 Mixed Division Champs!

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