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Congratulations to the 05 Bantam Minors who finished 5-0 last weekend at the STX Showcase at the University of Notre Dame. The Jr Gamblers started the weekend with a 5-2 win Friday morning over the St. Louis Jr Blues followed by a 3-2 win over Carshield that evening. On Saturday they kept their momentum going first with a 6-1 win over the Rocky Mountain Roughriders and then a 3-0 shutout of the Colorado Thunderbirds. In their finale on Sunday the Jr Gamblers completed the sweep with an 8-3 win over the Providence Hockey Club. Congrats boys!
Mason Appleton ('96) is on his way to Winnipeg. The 2015 sixth round draft pick of the Winnipeg Jets is in his second year of professional hockey after two years in East Lansing playing for the Michigan State Spartans. Since leaving State after his sophomore season, Mason has also proven himself to be a standout for Winnipeg's AHL affiliate the Manitoba Moose as well. Last season Mason led the Moose in total points and won the AHL Red Garrett Memorial Award as the league Rookie of the Year. This season he once again leads Manitoba in total points prior to today's NHL call up. Mason played four years of youth AAA hockey in the Northeast Wisconsin Hockey Association and he joins Jr Gambler alums Max McCormick (Ottawa) and Anders Bjork (Boston) in the NHL this season.
Congratulations to the 06 Pee Wee Majors who won the 2018 Bauer MoTown Classic this weekend in Detroit, MI. The Jr Gamblers began their weekend with a 4-3 win over Thunder Bay Friday morning followed by a close 3-2 loss to Victory Honda that evening. Saturday morning the Jr G's closed out pool play with a solid 5-3 win over Belle Tire. Their 2-1 pool play record earned them the 4 seed in the single elimination bracket play and a match up versus the 5 seed Dallas Stars. Their 1-0 victory over Dallas Saturday night earned the Jr G's a semifinal matchup Sunday morning against the Oakland Jr Grizzlies who upset the Barrie Colts 3-1 in their Semifinal matchup. When the dust settled Sunday morning the Jr G's had prevailed 2-1 in a shootout. Sunday afternoon's championship game was the opportunity the Jr Gamblers were looking for...a rematch with the 2 seed Victory Honda. The Jr G's would not be denied and raised the Bauer MoTown Classic victory belt with a 5-3 win. Congratulation boys on a great weekend!