Two Harbors, MN (January 15)—The MVI Bantam AA club defeated Proctor 5-1 in the Championship game of the North Shore Great Lakes Tournament. Nate Foley opened the scoring in the first period on a power play goal. Quinton Peterson (A-Claridge) followed with a goal late in the first period for a 2-0 lead. Henry Claridge (A-Foley) scored on the power play goal early in the second. George DeMay (A-Claridge) added another and Jake McAlpine closed out the scoring for a 5-1 final for MVI.
MVI allowed only two goals in three games behind the strong goaltending of Elijah Kaasa. The defensive team of Cale Goenner, John Rupert, Luke Morrisette, Joe Woldt, Brian Taft and Griffin Bourassa played excellent hockey and kept the opponents away from the net.
In the first round MVI defeated Neebing (Ont) 8-1 (Goals- DeMay (3), Rogers (2), Foley (2), McAlpine). In the semifinals, MVI downed North Shore 9-0 (Goals-Foley (3), Neururer, Golden, Morrisette, Peterson, DeMay, Rupert).
The MVI Bantam AA enjoys their longest winning streak of the year with five consecutive wins and brings some momentum into an important week ahead. MVI faces neighboring Centennial on Friday and D2 rival White Bear Lake on Sunday.