Chad Nychuk of the Man-Sask. Wolfpack, left, tangles with Joey Moffat of the Manitoba Storm at Westman Place on Sunday during the 2001 age division final in the Source for Sports AAA Hockey Challenge. (JAMES O'CONNOR/BRANDON SUN)
The Manitoba Storm blew through the competition en route to the Source for Sports AAA Hockey Challenge 2003-born age group championship this weekend at the Keystone Centre.
Cody Gudnason, Braeden Lewis, Myles Sobry and Tyson Zimmer all scored in the second period of Sunday’s championship game at Westman Place as the Westman-based Storm beat the Man-Sask. Wolfpack 4-3.
Martin Shea and Reid Eric both played 30 minutes in net during the final with Shea making 17 saves on 19 shots. Eric only faced two shots in the game.
2003 Age Group:
Manitoba Storm 25
Mallard Stars 0
Hunter Wallace scored six goals and set up two more in the Storm’s semifinal win on Saturday. Karsyn Fluker and Grady Lane both had six-point games for the Storm. Shea stopped eight shots for the shutout.
Man-Sask. Wolfpack 9
Manitoba Colts 1
Riley Niven, Ryan Rathgeber and Ryland Maier all scored twice and Todd Pankratz had one goal and four helpers to lead the Wolfpack to the final. Colby Bear replied for the Colts.
Manitoba Mustangs 6
Manitoba Thunderbolts 4
Joel Purdom’s two goals and one assist paced the Mustangs to fifth place. Teagan Hapichuk led the Thunderbolts with a pair of goals.
2002 Age Group:
Man-Sask. Wolfpack 9
Keystone Coyotes 3
Daemon Hunt scored three goals and set up another as the Wolfpack beat the Westman-based Coyotes for the 2002 age group championship on Sunday at Westman Place. Tyson Kozak led the Coyotes with a goal and an assist. Lex Friesen and Owen Murray also scored for Keystone.
Third Place Game
Northern Predators 5
Parkwest Predators 1
Zach Cain’s hat trick set the pace for the Northern Predators as they won the bronze medal. Josh Peppler replied for Parkwest.
Keystone Coyotes 7
Parkwest Predators 6
Mitchell Thiessen and Calder Anderson both scored in the final minute of the third period to lift the Coyotes in their semifinal on Saturday. Thiessen finished the game with four goals and one assist while Anderson had four helpers to go with his game-winning goal. Briley Wood led the Predators with three goals and one assist.
Man-Sask Wolfpack 3
Northern Predators 1
Brody Wilson, Jonah Regier and Monty Driver all scored to lift the Wolfpack to the final. Brooklyn Anderson replied for the Predators.
2001 Age Group
Man-Sask. Wolfpack 4
Manitoba Storm 3
Cole Muir’s two goals paced the Wolfpack to the 2001 age group championship on Sunday. Tristen Robins, Joey Moffat and Mark Liwiski replied for the Westman-based Storm.
Manitoba Storm 7
Saskatoon Blues 1
Robins netted a hat trick and Drayson Collyer added two goals for the Storm in their semifinal win on Saturday. Caleb Cherry replied for Saskatoon.
Man-Sask Wolfpack 17
Manitoba Thunder 0
Muir scored a hat trick while Parker Malchuk and Chad Nychuk both had six-point games for the Wolfpack. Trent Miner stopped 13 shots for the shutout.
» Brandon Sun
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition May 7, 2012