St. Clair Shores
Way to Go / Season Glory
For the 2001-2002 season:
The Girls 19-Under Saintes led by head coach Don Benson and assistant coach Joe Gamache were Runners-Up in the State Tier II Division Finals held March 10 in Chelsea Michigan. The Saintes posted a division best 3-0-1 record going into the Finals by tying Ann Arbor, defeating Jackson, and beating Grand Rapids twice, before losing in a 3-1 nail biter against Jackson in the Final on Sunday.
This was Coach Benson's second consecutive trip to the Finals, after leading last years Saintes 15-Under team to the State Championship. Look for more good things to come from the Saintes Girls programs in the future.
(awaiting picture courtesy of Hoffa Digital Photography Shop, Almont)
WTG 2/20/2002 - The Mite Icebreakers Team 101 were the Cleveland Sports Weekend Mite A/B Tournament Champions January 25-27. They won 2 games vs. Great Lakes Black Hawks and Wexford Mustangs (Mite Select) and lost to the Elyria Panthers but met the Panthers again in the championship game and defeated them 5-3. Here they are in all their glory... Way to go Icebreakers!
WTG 2/1/2002 - The SCS Mite Buffaloes, team 104, were the finalist's in the Cheyboygan Challenge Cup held over the weekend of January 25-27, 2002. The Buffaloes won their division & complied a 3-0 record with 2 shutouts in the round robin games. The 3-0 record included a 3-1 victory over the previously unbeaten Gaylord Mite A travel team. In the semi-finals the Buffaloes recorded their 4th shutout beating a team from Escanaba. The finals saw a rematch against the Gaylord team. The game was outstanding as the two teams were tied 2-2 after regulation. The game moved to a 5 minute overtime and the score remained tied. The two teams then faced off with THREE rounds of 5 man shoot outs. After the first shoot out the score was 4-4. After the second shoot out the score was 5-5. In the third and final shootout the Gaylord team was able to pull out a 7-6 victory. It was a great game, hats off to the entire team. Here they are below:
WTG 1/21/2002 - The Bantam A Saints of Roger Horrie have done it again. Heading west to the Great Lakes Tournament series showdown in Holland, they swept the round robin convincingly outscoring their opposition 22-3 (Elmhurst, IL, Northwest Chicago Chargers and Kalamazoo K-Wings) before falling in the championships to Sylvania Ohio by a 2-4 score. Way To Go SAINTS!
WTG 1/10/2002 - The Jr. C Saints played in the Vic Teal Christmas Tournament in St. Catharines, Ontario December 27-30. They won all four of their games in pool play against Orono, West Lincoln, Niagara-on-the-Lake, and St. Catharines. In semifinal play the Saints beat East Gwillemberry 5-1 to play in the finals against St. Catharines. The championship game was decided in overtime by Captain Jim Grunow who scored on a pass from Brian Broggi for a 4-3 win. Jim Grunow was also named the tournament MVP. Here they are after their successful stint. WAY TO GO JUNIOR C!
WTG 1/3/2002 - Team 104, the SCS Mite Buffaloes were champions in the "Hockeytown Holiday Tournament" held in Troy, Dec 26-29. The Buffaloes breezed thru the round robin games with a 3-0 record including a 7-0 shutout. In the championship game the Buffaloes beat Royal Oak 5-3. Congratualtions go out to the entire team and the coaching staff!
Way to go Buffaloes! Here they are with their trophy -
WTG 1/3/2002 - Team 304, the Pee Wee Falcons posted a perfect 5-0 record in winning the Grand Traverse Invitational Pee Wee Tournament in Traverse City the weekend of December 14-16. Explosive offense and strong defense led the way as the Falcons outscored their opponents 20-4 and outshot them 109-56. The Falcons defeated the Kentwood Wings 6-0, the Berkley Bruins 4-1, and Traverse City - Rico's Cafe 4-2 in the preliminary rounds. In the semi-final game they shutout the Traverse City - Taho Lakers 4-0. In the final game the opponent was Little Caesar's rival, the Mt. Clemens Patriots. In a close game the Falcons won 2-1. Game MVPs were Jeff Sell, Andrew Zito, Jack Smoke, Joe Kozlinski and Zach Mutart respectively. Way to go guys!
Here they are...THE FALCONS-
WTG 12/18/2001 - to Team 304, the Falcons, who posted a 4-1 record in winning the Great Lakes Sports City Thanksgiving Tournament. After losing their opening game 5-2 to the USA Blizzard, the Falcons then defeated the Troy Rangers 4-1and the Grosse Pointe Oilers 5-1 in the qualifying rounds. In the semi-finals, they outscored the Rochester Racers 7-5. In the final game the Falcons met the Rangers again, this time shutting them out, 1-0. Way to go guys!
WTG 12/11/2001 - to the 'Midget BB' Saint Clair Shores Battling Beavers won the 8th Annual City Sports Center 2001 Thanksgiving Tournament with a combined record of 4-0-1. Goaltender Stephen Stortz (3-0-0, 1 shutout), who played 3 games while Jeff Woodbury played 2
(1-0-1), was named tournament MVP.
WTG 9/30/2001 - to The Bantam A team 410 who won it all outscoring their opponents 32-2 in Taylor. Here they are with their trophy-
WTG 9/23/2001- to The Pee Wee A team 310 who finished as Finalists in the Sports Weekend Earlybird tourney. Here they are with their trophy-
WTG 9/23/2001- to Team 410 Bantam A also finishing as Finalists in the Sports Weekend Earlybird tourney. Check them out on their website here. Here they are with their trophy-
WTG 7/20/2001-to Roger Horrie's Bantam A Spring team 410 who wrapped up 1st place in the Spring Shootout with an 12-1-1 record as well as winning the Spring Playoffs with a 5-3 win over Ann Arbor.
WTG to SCSHA past President, Bill Stevelink, who was elected as an International Director for Silver Stick Hockey. This is an EXTREME honor for Bill to become a member of the board of directors of this prestigious hockey organization. PLUS Bill gets to wear a jazzy green blazer.
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