2014Jan 29

39th Annual @LU_SPAD Hockey Tournament: The Recap!


SPAD HOCKEY #2This past week, from Wednesday January 22nd-Friday January 24th, 2014, the 39th Annual SPAD Hockey Tournament took place at Countryside Arena in Sudbury, Ontario. The week was an extremely busy week for many SPAD Students, especially the 3rd year organizing committee. This years tournament combined the tradition activities of


Cassidy Stewart, a competitor of the RedBull Top Shelf Shooutout

the SPAD Tournament, along with many new exciting activities based around the tournament. The 39th annual included a RedBull Top Shelf shootout and a PS3/XBOX 360 games room.

The first day of the tournament, Wednesday, included the majority of the round robin games of both the mixed and competitive divisions. The day ran very smoothly, with no time delays due to weather or missing teams, which has been an issue of the past. The tournament was able to complete all of the games scheduled for the day, and the tournament was off to a roaring start. Both tournaments started off with very competitive battles between all of the teams.

The second day off the tournament was much of the same, but the playoff rounds began at the end off the day. all of the competitive teams made the playoff rounds, while only the last placed team in each division of mixed were eliminated from the playoffs.


Legault Electric Lighting, Winners of the competitive division.

The final day of the tournament concluded each division with the finals being played around 3:15 pm. A big congratulations goes out to “Washed Up” and  “Legault Electric Lighting”, winners of the mixed and competitive divisions respectively. The final day also included the annual Staff vs. Professor game, a yearly battle between the Staff and Professors of Laurentian University. The conclusion of the final day also brought the conclusion of the great raffle table put together by the organizing committee with the unbelievable help of their many great sponsors. The raffle prize winners included:

Signed Sudbury Wolves Hockey Stick+Biznasty shirt+$10 Marble Slab Gift Card – Shelby Lively, Molson Coors Cooler Bag Combo (2 draws) – Steph Bonin and Kathleen Zinn, Molson Coors Winter Jackets (2 draws) – Mark Norris and Marc Trottier), Gloria’s Gift Basket – Paul Valliant, T-shirt+$10 Gift card combo (4 draws) – Matt Lalonde, Brianne Pankoff, Caroline Rankin and Jon McQueen, 4 Wolves Tickets+$25 Vrabs gift card+T-shirt (2 draws) – Mike Benoit and Niki Schwartz , Reebox Hockey Bag+TML T-shirt – Pat Pilon, Toaster/Coffee Maker – Alan Russel , Molson Canadian Dufflebag+Snapback+T-shirt – Ryan Benoit , Gagnon Optician $125 gift cards – Dana Ellis , 1 hour massage+Snapback – Christel Pilon, Goodlife Fitness gym bag – Riley Kluppel , Signed Nick Foligno Jersey – Brittany Billsborough

The organizing committee would like to extend a big thank-you to all of those who helped out and made this years tournament the success that it was. The committee would first like to thank all of the volunteers who gave up their time to help the event run as smoothly as it did. They would also like to thank all of the sponsors who made this event possible 1545211_10153741104230113_1518307507_nincluding:

RedBull Top Shelf, Laurentian University President’s Office, SGA and Printing Services, Pluckers, Perkins/Travelodge, Molson Canadian/Coors, Pro-Am Sports Excellence, Skaters Edge, Toppers Pizza, Desjardins Bank, Dibrina Sure Group, Dr. Claudio Candusso Family Dentistry, Gagnon Opticians, Gloria’s, Urban Windows and Doors, Subway, Vrab’s Independent and GoodLife Fitness.

For any pictures, sponsorship or scores that you missed from the tournament, or any other info that you are missing from last week, please visit www.spadhockey.com.

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