In the Showcase 16U division, the Minnesota Blades held off Team Wisconsin 4-2, to secure the championship trophy.
In the 18U final, the Blades took the lead on a first period goal by William LeNeave. That lead held up until 8:02 of the third period when Luca Fraulin found the net for the Hounds. The Hounds’ Carson Mackinnon scored a short-handed goal 31 later to secure the 2-1 victory. In the third place game, Shattuck-St. Mary’s defeated Team Copper Country (Houghton-Hancock MI) 4-0, while the Chicago Fury bested the Madison Capitols 4-1 in the Consolation match.
In the 16U Division, the Minnesota Blades scored first on a 2nd period goal by Ben Copeland. Wisconsin’s Jeff Karaczewski tied the game early in the 3rd period but the Blades regained the lead when Sam Walker scored on a penalty shot. The Blades made it 3-1 when Colin Baird scored at 6:37. Wisconsin answered 29 seconds later to make it 3-2 but Ben Copeland’s second goal of the game into an open net clinched the 4-2 win and the Championship for the Blades. It was the third straight 2nd place finish in the Showcase for Team Wisconsin who lost to Shattuck-St Mary’s in its two previous attempts.
Shattuck St. Mary’s took third place honors with a 7-0 win over the Chicago Fury. The Duluth Northern Wings needed a second round shoot-out goal by Dylan Johnson to beat the Madison Capitols 2-1 in the Consolation game.
All games were played at AMSOIL Arena, the DECC Arena and the Duluth Heritage Sports Center. The composite scores follow:
18U Division Round Robin Play
MN Blades 3, Madison Capitols 2
Shattuck-SM 4, KC Mavs Elite 4
Notre Dame 3, Shattuck STM 2 (SO)
Chicago Fury 4, Madison Capitols 1
Shattuck-St. Mary’s 4, Copper Country 0
Notre Dame 2, MN Blades 1
16 U Division Round Robin Play
Team Wisconsin 5, Thunder Bay 1
Shattuck-SM 4, Northern Wings 2
Northern Wings 8, KC Mavs 3
Northern Wings 2, Madison Capitols 1 (SO)
Shattuck-St. Mary’s 7, Chicago Fury 0
MN Blades 4, Team Wisconsin 2
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