The BluewaterSharks wrapped up their final weekend of tournaments featuring 29 teams that took to the ice
The division were 2004-10 Teams 2005- 8 Teams 2006-11 Teams
In the 2004 Division action was seen by local entries Lambton Lightning, and the Host team the BluewaterSharks
The Lightning team had a rough go of it as they lost all 4 round robin games and failed to advance to Sunday Semi’s and Finals, as did the BluewaterSharks entry that failed to play on Sunday as they had a record of 1 win and 3 losses and were sent home packing In the 2004 Division advancing to Sunday Semi Final play were the following 4 teams, London Regional West Express, Silver Springs Selects from Windsor and in the other division advancing were Border City Ice Hawks also from Windsor and the South West Jets. The semi’s saw The Express almost blow a 5-1 lead and hanging on to defeat the Jets by a score of 5 to 4 The other Semi saw a battle of 2 Windsor area teams with the Silver Springs Selects handing the Border City Ice Hawks a 5 to 1 loss
Thus the final was set up and what a final as the teams went to Double Overtime before anything was settled and the outcome was a 3 to 2 victory by the Silver Spring Selects These 2 teams tied 3-3 in round robin play earlier and both advance to Sunday with a 3 win 1 tie record to create this great final game of the Tournament
The Tournament Mvp for the Silver Springs team was # 10 Eric Cos and the game mvp for the Silver Springs team was their goalie Owen Pogue The finalist Express honours went for Tournament to # 91 Lucas White and Game mvp Goalie Cole Sheffield.
In the 2005 Division action was seen by the Host team the BluewaterSharks
The Sharks in this division didn’t fair to well as they failed to muster any wins and went the round robin with a 0 and 4 record. Advancing to Sunday’s semi’s were Xcelerate in 4th place, Southwest Jets 3rd, London Regional Express 2nd and 1st Soo Titans, who amassed a weekend record of 56 Goals in 6 games played and only allowing 8 in the same time frame. The 4th Place Xcelerate team hung on for 1 period with a score reading 2 to 2 , but fell to the heavily favoured Soo team 11 To 2 The 3rd place Southwest Jets were beaten 6 to 2 , thus setting up a final with the Soo Titans taking on the Express team, but once again the Soo team scored 9 goals and handed the Express team a loss of 9 to 3 thus winning the Gold in easy fashion. Mvp for the Tournament Soo Titans #18 Lincoln Moore and # 9 Jack Greenwell from the Express team, Game Mvp honors went to Soo’s #5 Connor Haynes and Express #19 Luke Richardson.
In the 2006 11 teams game in with 4 advancing to Sunday the local entries were The BluewaterSharks and Vision Hockey
The BluewaterSharks team advance to Sunday semi’s with a 3 wins and 1 tie record, but the other local entry Vision was barely edged out of spot with a 1 Win 1 Loss and 2 Tie Record thus ending their tournament appearance for Sunday’s semi’s
The 4 Teams advancing were Southwest Jets 1st overall and the next 3 spots were taken up by Polar Hockey Selects form Michigan, the Local Bluewater Shark team and The International Stars also from the Detroit area.
Semi’ final scores were International Stars taking it to the Local Sharks by a 7 to 1 count thumping, thus ending the 2006 Sharks team dream of advancing to the final The other semi saw another blowout as the Southwest Jets handily eliminated the Polar Sect team by a 7 to 0 Thrashing.
This set up the Final which saw the South West Jets team hang on for a 3 to 1 Victory over the International Stars and winning the 2006 Division Tournament Mvp’s Jets # 22 Clark Sandham and game Mvp for the Jets Goalie Logan Griffiths Tournament Mvp’s for the Stars were # 18 Mike Hellock and Game mvp # 19 Tristen Trevino
This ends another successful tournament season for the BluewaterSharks Organization
The BluewaterSharks entertained 26 team this past weekend May 24-26/2013 featuring 3 divisions
The 2001 Division featured 11 teams and this included 5 local team in the mix The BluewaterSharks, Nations 2001, Vision Hockey Green & White and Oil City Slickers
After round robin play teams advancing to Sunday Semi-Final were Powertech Hockey out of Windsor who met up with The Regional Express team The Regional Express team advance with a 4 – 2 win into the Finals The other Semi Final game saw Local Team Vision Green falling in Overtime to the Indy Wings from Indianapolis, thus advancing Indy into the final against Regional Express
The final saw the Indy team come on top by a 5 to 1 score to capture the Gold Tournament mvp from Indy was #21 Kyle Schroeder and from Express #8 Nathan Yeck Game Mvp’s were Indy # 25 Pat Guzzo and # 31 Goalie Liam McCarthy from the Express Team
The 2002 Division had 6 teams entered and this included 2 local team Vision Hockey and Planet Stitch Warriors, but both failed to advance to Sunday finals which saw the Powertech Hockey out of Windsor win the game by a 3 to 1 count over the Victory Honda Team out of Detroit and capture top honors.
Tournament Mvp in the 2002 Division were from Powertech # 12 Dalphi and from Victory Honda # 88 Dylan Hernandez, who also captured Game mvp honors for the Detroit Victory Honda team along with Powertech # 11 Graham Spence
The 2003 had 9 teams vying for gold and had the lone Vision team as a local product, but failing to advance past round robin play.
The semi finals saw # 1 ranked Hockey Training Above Handling the Orange Crush team from Chatham and shutting them off the scoreboard with a 6 to 0 beating The other semi-final saw the # 2 ranked xcelerate hockey outscoring the London Renegades by a convincing 10 to 2 margin Thus setting up the finals where the # 2 ranked Xcelerate upset the # 1 ranked Hockey Training Above Lightning team by a score of 3 to 1 and winning top honors in the 2003 division
The Tournament Mvp in the 2003 Division Xcelerate # 77 Deni Goure and # 1 from HTA. Lightning # 16 Eric Smith Game Honors went to # 14 from Xcelerate Nolan Griffiths and # 91 Goalie Aaron Waugh from HTA. Lightning.
The BluewaterSharks Tournament May 3-5/2013 saw 22 teams in action
In the Major Midgets (1995-96) saw 7 teams take part and featured 3 Canadian Teams BluewaterSharks, Sarnia Canadians’ and Stratroy Rockets
and 4 Teams from the USA side Summit Plastic Mt. Clemens Wolves, Lakeville Dippers and the USA. Eagles .
The local shark team went through the round robin portion of the Tournament with 2 wins a loss and a tie, good enough to advance to Sundays Final
Against the Sarnia Canadians team, who record after round robin was 3 wins and a loss
The final saw a very entertaining game, that went into Overtime and saw the Canadians teams edge the Sharks by a score of 2 to 1.
Tournament MVP for the Canadians was Nick Haligien and Game MVP was Ryan Kirkup
For the Sharks Tournament MVP was Austin Ainsworth with Steven Taylor of the Sharks winning the Game MVP.
The Minor Midgets (1998-97) 9 teams took part and featured 6 Canadien Teams BluewaterSharks, Team Ont. Stingrays, South Essex Ice Dogs, Viper Selects, Extra Mile Hockey Academy, Perrys Wild and RC. Stars take part and from across the bridge the teams were Summit Plastic-Detroit, Troy Sting-Troy Mich. and Alains Lemieux Hockey Academy out of Pittsburgh Pa.
Local Team Perry wild went through round robin with a record of with 1 win 2 losses and a tie and failed to advance to Sunday’s Semi Finals
The semi Finals Feature the RC. Stars beating the Alain Lemieux Hockey Academy by a score of 2 to 1 in Double Overtime, and the other semi final saw Ontario Stingrays shutout the Viper Selects by a 2-o count to advance to the finals
The finals seemed to be a easy task for the RC. Stars team from St. Thomas Area who shutout the Ontario Stingrays based out of Windsor by a 5-0 count
Tournament MVP Jeff Williams and Game MVP Preston Hill for the Ontario Stingrays with Jacob Rody winning tournament MVP and game MVP went to Chris Gonigle for the Winning RC Stars team.
The final grouping feature the Major Peewee Division (2000) which had 3 Canadian and 3 USA teams, Canadien teams were Team Harrow, Southwest Raiders and Regional Express, and on the USA Teams involved were Farmington Hills Flames, Mich. Jaguars and Rochester Rattlers
Advancing to the Final were Team Harrow and Farmington Hills and saw the Team Harrow Team double up on the Flames teams from Farmington Michigan by a score of 4 to 2
The Harrow team became back to back champs in their division as last year they also won this age group.
Tournaments MVP were; Daylon Groulx for Harrow and Oliver Macdonald for the Flames and game MVP honors went to Anthony Gigliotti for Harrow and Nick Cloud for Farnington.
The last weekend in April our local sharks major midget team traveled to Detriot to play in the Showdown in Motown. They started the weekend off facing the USA Eagles, it was a back and forth game but the Sharks came out the winner. They then went on to play Summit Plastics and Victory Honda, they beat Summit but they had a really tough game against Victory Honda. The Sharks played hard and with 11 seconds left in the game scored the winning goal to send them on to the next day against the Michigan Nationals. It was a very tough game with lots of penalties called, it was a 1 – 1 game until the very end when the Nationals put the winner in the net. The tournament had 25 Major Midget teams from all over the United States, and the Sharks did Canada proud.
The 2004 Bluewater Sharks completed the Showdown in Motown spring hockey tournament in style with gold on Sunday April 28, 2013.
The Sharks kicked off the tournament with a come from behind 9-6 victory over PPH from Windsor. Early in the game the Sharks were trailing 2-0. In the second period the Sharks tied it up and then took the lead for the remainder of the game.
Bluewater continued with poise earning another win against TPH Southeast.
Through round robin play the Sharks were solid with 3 wins and 1 loss which landed them in second place.
Early Sunday the Sharks hosted Compuware in semi-final action. They fell behind early with a power play goal by Compuware. Sharks battled back in a neck in neck game until they scored a game changing short-handed goal with 54 seconds remaining in the second period. Bluewater continued on to earn a convincing win with a 6-3 final.
After losing to fourth seed Belle Tire in the round robin, the Sharks were given opportunity for redemption in the final. All 16 team members bought into the system and fiercely executed that system on ice. They battled through a tough second period, killing off two 5 on 3 penalties as well as shutting the door on a penalty shot.
Each player brought a “full tank of gas” to the Showdown in Motown and it paid off with a gold medal earning 3-2 victory over Belle Tire of Detroit. Congratulations Sharks on a well deserved gold in Detroit. Good luck in Glacier Point this weekend.
2013 Adult Recreational Tournament Results
The Bluewater Sharks concluded another great adult recreational tournament this past weekend featuring 8 Ladies Teams and 7 Men Teams
For a recreational tournament it featured some very talented players in the Men’s division as such Jamie Fraser, former Sting player and Nick Latta from the Sarnia Sting. Also Jesse Drydak and Brent Sauve from the Legionaries participated. The Ladies also had some very talented players that made the tournament an over-whelming success.
After Round Robin Play in the Ladies 18 & Up Division Johnny Trumps, The Tigers, Brownstones and Varka advanced to the semi finals.
In the semi finals Johnny Trumps beat The Tigers, a team from Corunna / Mooretown area, by a score of 6 to 0. The other semi final was a little closer with Team Brownstones coming back from a 3-0 deficit to the tie Team Varka which forced a 5 minute overtime , where nothing was settled and both teams advanced to a shoot out where Team Brownstone prevailed scoring twice in the shoot out to advance.
In the Finals Johnny Trumps went on to beat Brownstones by a score of 2 to 0 to win the Ladies Championship The Tournament MVPs were Johnny Trumps – Dana Firth and for Brownstones – Kara Yorke The Final Game MVPs were Johnny Trumps Goalie – Drea Handsemae and for Brownstones also their Goalie Amber Kowel
After Round Robin Play in the Men’s Division for 19 & Up
The Finals featured Morning Sherwoods and The Lakers The Morning Sherwoods went on to beat the Lakers by a score of 7 to 0 as the younger Sherwood Team proved to be too much for the older Lakers team.
The Tournament MVPs were Morning Sherwoods – forward Jamie Fraser and for The Lakers – Goalie Jason Pugh The Final Game MVPs were Sherwood’s Goalie – Josh Robar and The Lakers forward Joe Marut
Hope to see all back next year as the adult tournament continues to grow