Capitals Blue blew into Buffalo last weekend and roared out of town with some well-earned hardware, and a third-place trophy after blanking Mankato 3-0 in Sunday's championship round. The Caps answered a disappointing 4-1 first-round loss to Northfield with three straight victories over Buffalo, North Shore and Mankato, outscoring their opponents 14-3. Congratulations Peewee B2s!
The Capitals Squirt A team rocked the Warroad Squirt A tournament this past weekend. In pool play, the Squirt A's had a tough overtime loss to the host Warroad Lakers before defeating Roseau to move onto the Championship bracket, where they faced Roseau again. After defeating Roseau, the Squirt A's had a tough loss to the Moorhead Spuds, before defeating Hibbing for 3rd place! Congrats Squirt A's!!!
Our 12U B1 team took home the 3rd place trophy in the Rochester Shannon Cup 12UB Tournament. The squad triumphed in 3 of the 4 games they played, and bested Eagan Blue B1 8-2 in the 3rd Place game.
It was another great showing by this team who have been working hard all season. In fact, they are already the regular season champs in 12U B1 for District 2 and will be the #1 seed in the District tourney! This team is 8-1-2 in District play and still have 1 more D2 game left. Keep it up, girls!
The Shannon tournament is named after Shannon O’Hara. At the age of 12, Shannon was diagnosed with a brainstem glioma tumor (DIPG). This was a terminal diagnosis. Shannon fought her nine month battle with determination and grace until passing away on January 6, 2012. A foundation was setup to support brain cancer research. Find out more here.
Our 12U B1 team had a special night at the Gophers game on Friday. The team were bench buddies at warmups and took advantage of some great photo ops. Their enthusiasm evidently made an impact on the Gophers who upended Ohio State 4-2 for their 13th straight win.
The Caps 10U B2 team was invited by White Bear Lake to skate on the Hockey Day MN ice earlier this week. Perfect location, great hosts, and amazing competition. The sunset was the icing on the cake. Thanks to our parents and fans for braving the cold to give our players such a great experience.
The Caps Squirt C Red team took 3rd place in the St. Mary's Point Outdoor Squirt C Classic! They braved the frigid weather with 🔥skills and max effort to knock off MN River Blue before facing MN River White in Sunday play. Thanks to St. Mary’s Point for hosting.
Our 10U teams were special guests of the CDH Girls Hockey team Saturday for their game against Edina. And our own Sonya Strehlo was the Junior Raider. She was honored to join the CDH varsity team on ice before the game and carried the revered Raiders flag.
Cretin’s captains, who played Caps youth hockey, and coach Tony Scheid shared some inspirational thoughts with the 10Us during and after the game. The 10Us contributed some serious game-time cheering for the Raiders in return.
This past Tuesday a request from our Squirt C team became reality when they took the ice to practice with our Bantam A team. It was a fun surprise for all the players and an awesome time for all. Let's go, Caps, big and small!