After 5 well-played hockey games in and around Duluth and Superior, the Stillwater Junior Gold 16 Black team took home the title in the 2018 Colder By the Lake tournament, a 22-team affair that included teams from across Minnesota and 3 Canadian teams. The Ponies compiled the best point total in the 4 pool games, defeating Farmington 8-1 and White Bear Lake U16 11-3 on Friday. The team continued their high level of play in defeating White Bear Lake Jr Gold B 9-3 and Moorhead 5-1 on Saturday.
The team entered the final day of head-to-head play as the #1 seed, matched against the #2 seed Fort Francis Midget Canadians. The Ponies started the game in convincing fashion, racing out to a 3-0 lead after the 1st period, a highlight including goalie Mason Day turning away a penalty shot. The team picked up a goal in both the 2nd and 3rd periods before surrendering a late goal to Fort Francis with less than 3 minutes to play. The Junior Gold 16 Black team has now placed 3rd in the Edina John Reimann tournament and won the Hudson Raider Cup tournament this season. Congratulations!
2018 Colder By the Lake Champions!