Championship Games Recap

Over the weekend of June 7-9, the Summer Sizzler Hershey tournament brought competitive youth hockey to the forefront in Hershey, PA. Teams from the 10U to 18U divisions displayed their skills and determination, providing spectators with a series of intense and closely contested matches. The atmosphere was electric as teams battled for the championship titles, with standout performances defining the tournament.

10U A Championship

The Hollydell Selects edged out the Brandywine Outlaws 7-5 in a thrilling 10U A final. The game saw a flurry of activity in the second period where both teams scored four goals each, ramping up the intensity. The Selects secured their win with two crucial goals in the third period, showcasing their ability to perform under pressure.

10U B Championship

In a dramatic 10U B showdown, Aviator Hockey clinched a narrow 4-3 victory over West Chester Wolverines ’15 Selects in overtime. After a scoreless first period and an evenly matched second period, the game extended into overtime where Aviator Hockey found the back of the net, maintaining their undefeated status in the tournament.

12U A Championship

The East Coast Yeti took home the 12U A title with a well-earned 5-3 victory over Team Atlas. After a tight match through two periods, the Yeti pulled away in the third, netting two goals to secure their win. Their performance was marked by strategic plays and a strong finish, underscoring their prowess and determination throughout the tournament.

12U B Championship

CNY Squid dominated the HLH Elite (Minor) in the 12U B final, cruising to an 11-1 victory. The Squid’s offensive onslaught was particularly impressive in the second period, where they scored four goals, effectively sealing their victory early. This win highlighted their depth and offensive capabilities, making them the clear champions of their division.

14U A Championship

In the 14U A championship, HLH Elite (Major) showcased their dominance by defeating Central Penn Panthers with a decisive 11-2 score. The game was effectively in HLH Elite’s control from the start, with a rapid three-goal lead in the first period setting the tone. Their aggressive and coordinated play continued throughout the match, leaving no doubt about their superiority.

14U B Championship

Brandywine Outlaws executed a perfect game plan in the 14U B final, shutting out Navy Youth Hockey 6-0. Their defense was impenetrable, while the offense took advantage of every opportunity, scoring consistently across all three periods. This comprehensive victory demonstrated the Outlaws’ all-round strength and tactical execution.

16U A Championship

The East Coast Vikings displayed sheer dominance in the 16U A division, overpowering KLA Steelheads with a resounding 12-2 victory. The Vikings set an aggressive pace from the start, leading 5-1 by the end of the first period and continuing their scoring spree throughout the game. Their relentless attack and solid defense showcased their championship caliber.

16U AA Championship

In a compelling 16U AA final, Palmer Polar Bears emerged victorious over Brandywine Outlaws, winning 8-2. The Polar Bears dominated from the start, establishing an early lead and never letting up. Their strategic offensive plays and tight defense were key to their success, making them the undisputed champions of their division.

18U AA Championship

Red Bank Lumberjacks clinched the 18U AA championship with a solid 4-1 victory against Tri City Eagles (Orange). The Lumberjacks led from the first period and built on their momentum, effectively managing the game and securing the win with a strong third-period performance. Their tactical approach and consistent effort throughout the tournament paid off, earning them the top spot.

The Summer Sizzler Hershey concluded with each division witnessing strong performances and memorable moments. The tournament not only showcased the skills and competitive spirit of the participants but also highlighted the strategic elements of youth hockey, making it a significant event in the hockey calendar.