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39th Annual: The Grub Box Atom Tournament

01/29/2017, 8:00pm CST
By Admin

The 39th Annual installment of The Grub Box Atom Tournament was a huge success.  (Read more...)

Fifteen teams from across the region battled in modified round robin to begin the tournament.

The Pas Huskies
Dauphin Kings
Swan Valley Stamps
Flin Flon Peds Threads Bombers
Thompson King Miners
Cross Lake Islanders

Norway House Northstars
Thompson King Miners
Flin Flon Northland Ford Bombers
Hudson Bay Hunters
Cross Lake Islanders
The Pas Huskies

Snow Lake / Gillam
Flin Flon Bombers
OCN Blizzard

The Grub Box Tournament Champions

Photo by Heather King Pidskalny

Photo by Jackie Carnegie

Our local teams did well, with Huskies AA going undefeated in round robin, Huskies A winning a commanding game against Islanders, the Blizzard B winning its pool.

Due to tournament rules regarding goals for/against, the AA were edged out of opportunity to play for gold by one goal against them in their strong victory over the Kings, amounting to .002 in the standings.

In the playoffs, the AA team won the Twin Motors Cup (3rd), the A team was finalist for the Fortune Electric Cup (B-side) in an exciting game which was decided by "come from behind" Flin Flon goal, and Blizzard won the Tri Family Health Cup.

For full review of games and skills and drills results, please visit the tournament page.

Photo by Jasmin Titterton

Perhaps the most inspiring moment of the weekend, was the presentation of a donation to the Bornia Family.  Mitch Bornia is one of the employees at the RHJA, and his family recently lost their home in a fire.  The Atom program wanted to do something to help, so at the skills and drills, they ran a special 50/50, with all proceeds to his family.  In addition, the teams topped up the donation to $500, as well as collecting additional donations from the Yaremko, Blakeston & Lagimodiere families.

All in all, it was a great weekend of hockey, and TPMHA would like to thank The Grub Box for its unwavering support for almost 4 decades, all the other sponsors for our trophies and raffle table, as well as all the volunteers that ran the event.  Thanks also to the players, parents, spectators, and all those that travelled into our communities.

The Grub Box's 40th Annual Atom Tournament is scheduled for 2018.

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