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Hounds 18U, Blades 16U Prevail in Hi & S Showcase

By Tournaments, 10/26/17, 11:00AM CDT


The Athol Murray College of Notre Dame Hounds (Wilcox, Sask.) netted two third period goals 31 seconds apart, to take a hard-fought 2-1 victory over the Minnesota Blades in the 18U championship of the 2014 Holiday Inn & Suites Tier 1 Midget Hockey Showcase, held during Oct. 24-26, in Duluth MN.

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
Notre Dame 5, Chicago Fury 2
Shattuck-SM 4, Northern Wings 0
KC Mavs Elite 1, Copper Country 1
MN Blades 5, Chicago Fury 3
Madison Capitols 1, Notre Dame 1
Shattuck-SM 5, Copper Country 0
Northern Wings 4, KC Mavs Elite 3

Shattuck-SM 4, KC Mavs Elite 4
Capitols 5, Chicago Fury 2
Copper Country 2, Northern  Wings 1
Notre Dame 4, MN Blades 4

Playoff Round

Notre Dame 3, Shattuck STM 2  (SO)
Chicago Fury 5,  KC Mavs Elite 1 
Madison Capitols 6, Northern Wings 2 
MN Blades  4,  Copper Country 3


Chicago Fury 4, Madison Capitols 1

Third Place

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
MN Blades 6, KC Mavs Elite 1
Shattuck-SM 7, Madison Capitols 1
Chicago Fury 6, Northern Wings 0
MN Blades 4, Team Wisconsin 1
Thunder Bay 2, KC Mavs Elite 0
Northern Wings 4, Capitols 1
Shattuck-SM 2, Chicago Fury 2

Shattuck-SM 4, Northern Wings 2
Madison Capitols 2, Chicago Fury 1
Minnesota Blades 3, Thunder Bay 0
Team Wisconsin 5, KV Mavs Elite 1

Playoff Round

Northern Wings 8, KC Mavs 3
Madison Capitols 4, Thunder Bay 3
Team Wisconsin 4, Shattuck 3 (OT)
MN Blades 2, Chicago Fury 0


Northern Wings 2, Madison Capitols 1 (SO)

Third Place

Shattuck-St. Mary’s 7, Chicago Fury 0


MN Blades 4, Team Wisconsin 2