Super Rink Spectacular Champions!
The team headed south for the weekend to participate in the Winona Fire on Ice Tournament. They took the ice Saturday morning before the sun had risen and dispatched the Packers of Austin 4-0. They returned to Bud King Arena 12 hours later and blanked Chisago Lakes by the same 4-0 margin in the nightcap. Championship Sunday featured an afternoon matchup against District 2 rival St. Mary's Point Green. MVI opened the scoring early in the first, but the Saints answered back knotting it at 1. The tie proved to be short lived as MVI scored a minute later to take a lead they would not relinquish. The team kept their foot on the gas and cruised to a 6-1 victory to capture their second tournament championship trophy.
The Squirt C Black team faced Edina in the Championship game on Sunday. Tyler Guerin got MVI on the board first with an end to end rush. Guerin ended up on his back and the puck ended up in the back of the net. Charlie Chmielewski then scored what proved to be the game winner on a scramble in front of the Hornets net. Goaltender Grant Brooks stood tall in net, as he did all weekend, fending off several quality opportunities. It was an exciting finish as MVI was able to hold off a 6 on 4 in the closing seconds to take home the first place hardware.
Great work team!