Coach Pfeiffer’s 2000s won the Bantam Gold division at the Labor Day Shootout tournament in Farmers Branch! The team went undefeated in 5 games, scoring 32 goals and only allowing 8.
The first game against the Houston Wild started off with the Penguins going down 0-2 until the end of the second period. Ethan McDonald scored on a break away with 7 seconds left in the period. Hunter Lane scored 8 seconds into the 3rd period to tie the game at 2-2. Adam Doucette broke the tie with a power play goal taking the lead 3-2. The Pens held on winning 3-2. Ethan Williams was in goal.
The nerves were clearly shaken off in game 2 versus the Texas Jr. Brahmas. The Penguins came away with an 8-0 win. Evan Williams earned the shutout. Goals were scored by Ethan Harrison (2); Ryan Casey (2); Dylan Melton; Griffin Sugasawara; Ethan McDonald and Preston Ford. This game was a great team effort!
The Penguins faced the Hockey Club Dallas 2000s in game 3 coming away with a 5-0 win. Ethan Williams earned the shutout. Goals were scored by Griffin Sugasawara, Kyle Hogue, Rafael Praysner, Brendan Skinner (short handed) and Dylan Melton (PP).
Game 4 was a shot-fest against the Hockey Club of Dallas 2001 AAA team. The team took 47 shots and won the game 10-3. Evan Williams got the win. Goals were scored by Griffin Sugasawara (2); Ryan Casey (Hat Trick); Dylan Melton; Hunter Lane; Tristen Smith, Rafael Praysner and Preston Ford.
The Penguins faced the Dallas Stars Elite 2001 AAA team in the Championship game. The boys quickly went down 0-2 in the first before coming back with 6 straight goals. The team won 6-3, scoring 2 short handed goals (Dylan Melton and Ethan Harrison) plus goals by Ryan Casey (2) and Rafael Praysner (2).
It was a great way to start the season with goals scored by 12 of our 16 skaters. Congratulations boys and Go Penguins!