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Bauer Motown Champions!
The 16U AA Dallas Penguins traveled to Detroit to play in the Bauer Motown Classic (formerly Warrior AAA) tournament. The Penguins started pool play against St. Clair Shores winning 5-0. The team posted 2 short handed goals on 4 penalty kills.
Next up Friday afternoon was the Naperville Sabres CSDHL team. The Penguins won 4-1. The final game of pool play was an early morning game against the Michigan Ice Hawks. The team wasn’t at their best and lost 1-2.
This forced a 3 way tie in pool play for the right to proceed into playoff quarterfinals. The tie breaker was goal quotient and the pens scored the most goals and gave up the fewest – putting us pool winner and a guaranteed spot in the quarterfinals. The top 8 included the 5 pool winners and 3 wildcards. 2 of the 3 wildcards came from the Penguins bracket - something that rarely happens in tournament play. The Penguins ended up as Seed #5 going into the quarterfinals.
The Pens played #4 seed Carolina Stars in the quarter finals and won a close game 2-1. Sunday morning brought the semi-finals against the Ted Reeve Thunder from Toronto. This team was undefeated coming into the semi-finals and ended last season ranked #2 in the Ontario rankings. The Penguins played strong and won 3-0.
The Championship game Sunday afternoon put the Penguins against the #1 ranked USA team, Chicago Blues. The Penguins were ready and took a 2-0 lead in the first period. Chicago came out for the 2nd playing more physical and scored one goal 8 minutes into the half. The Penguins weren’t deterred and scored again with 5 minutes left in the game. Chicago took penalties allowing the Penguins to control the puck for the last minute of the game – ending the game with a 5 on 3 advantage.
This was a first – a Texas team winning this tournament at Midget. The team also posted 18 goals in 6 games; allowing only 5 goals against. Congratulations to all the players on an amazing weekend!
Winter Clash Champions
16U AA Wins 3rd tourney of season
The Dallas Penguins 16U AA team competed in the Dallas Stars Winter Clash tournament December 9-11, 2016 bringing home the championship!
The Penguins faced 6 teams from outside of DFW for a six game – six victory run. Teams faced included the Phoenix Jr. Coyotes, Atlanta Fire, Anaheim Jr. Ducks, Orlando Jr. Knights, Houston Wild and Portland Jr. Winterhawks.
Highlights of the weekend included:
The Penguins also brought home championships in the Dallas Stars Labor Day Shootout in September and the Bauer Motown Classic in October.
The Penguins will travel to Orange County, California for the Best of the West tournament in January.
Our Dallas Penguins 16U AA team celebrated a monumental Championship win at the 2016 Bauer Motown Classic tournament this weekend by defeating the #1 ranked Chicago Blues 3-1! The Penguins also defeated the #2 ranked Ontario team in the semi-finals 3-0!