The Defender Hockey Tournaments Pittsburgh Summer Sizzler took place this past weekend at the Palmer Imaging Arena and Printscape Arena, showcasing several age divisions, in the region.
In the 10U AA/A division, the TSR Hammerheads emerged as the champions, dominating their final game against Webb's World of Fitness with a resounding 9-2 victory. Easton Machesky was the star of the game, scoring an impressive four out of the nine goals for the Hammerheads.
Moving on to the 14U AA category, the Clubhouse Cards and the Johnstown Red Wings battled it out in an intense final game. It was a close affair, with both teams displaying remarkable skill and determination. In the end, the Clubhouse Cards emerged as the champions, winning the game 2-1. The Cards managed to secure an early lead with a goal in the first period. Lucas Blose extended their advantage to 2-0 with a goal just 49 seconds into the second period. The Red Wings fought hard and managed to score a goal in the third period through Wolfhope, but it wasn't enough to change the outcome of the game.
In the 14U A division, the South Pittsburgh Rebellion showcased their dominance by winning the championship game with an impressive 7-0 score. The Rebellion's Grkman and Vidak were the standout performers, each contributing two goals to their team's resounding victory.
The 16U AA final saw an exciting clash between the Clubhouse Cards and Pittsburgh Elite. It was a closely contested game with both teams giving it their all on the ice. The Clubhouse Cards managed to secure a slim 3-2 victory to claim the championship title. Their consistent performance throughout the game, scoring a goal in each period, helped them secure the win against a determined Pittsburgh Elite squad.
Congratulations to all the teams that competed in the Defender Hockey Tournaments Pittsburgh Summer Sizzler, and to the champions in each division for their outstanding performances.