Bayside Chatter: Seawolves win Silver Cup tournamentThis year’s 15th annual Silver Cup hockey tournament saw a lot of very close games, a nice change of pace. Three of the four games were decided by one goal.
By: Steve Gow, Lake County News Chronicle
This year’s 15th annual Silver Cup hockey tournament saw a lot of very close games, a nice change of pace. Three of the four games were decided by one goal.
The championship game between the Seawolves and the Beavers went in favor of the Seawolves 4-3. The Beavers led 2-0 after one and appeared to have the game well in hand. Lucas Small tied it at three and Joe McMillen scored the winning goal late in the game to cap a nice comeback by the Seawolves.
In the third-place game, the Bulldogs prevailed in overtime over the Sioux 4-3 as Ryan DeShaw scored both the equalizer and winning goals.
Names that will now be engraved on the Silver Cup are Mike Nelson, Wade LeBlanc, Shane Billings, Tyson Fultz, Cody Vadnais, Mason DeRoiser, Lucas Small, Joe McMillen, Rebecca Dilley, Marina Carter, and Mark Small, along with the top goaltender of the tournament, Darryl Hansen, who gave up one goal in his four periods of play. Cody Vadnais becomes one of the very few to have their names put on both the Silver Cup and Rink Rat Trophy in the same season.
The Mariners boys began baseball practice Monday and the softball girls will get with their coaches at any time. The weather will probably keep them indoors for a while, unlike last season.
Shane Billings had three goals and an assist in five games at the XPosure Tournament held last weekend at Shattuck St. Mary’s. Taylor Guzzo played for the North team last weekend in the Gopher State Festival held at the Blaine Super Rink.
The winners of the Hobey Baker awards for Silver Bay hockey were Nikki Mealey and Mason DeRoiser. Nikki was also named to the All-State Academic Team.
The Minnesota State High League recently came out with their redistricting of the competitive sections for the next two sports seasons, starting with the 2011-12 season. In hockey there was very little change over all. Section 7A remains unchanged for both the boys and girls. Duluth Marshall has dropped out of the PHM Mirage cooperative, so the Mirage could very well be dropped down to Class A and Section 7A. St. Michael-Albertville has been added to Section 7AA for the boys. The only Class A private school to decide to opt up to AA is Holy Family, which is doing so for both boys and girls hockey. Next week I’ll have the changes for the other Mariners sports.