Good Tournament Showings By WMHA Travel Teams

Windsor Minor Hockey Association logoBy Ian Shalapata

(WINDSOR, ON) – Windsor Minor Hockey Association teams fared well in a number of tournaments this past weekend.

The Novice AE team, sponsored by Walker Road Auto, won the Holland-Merten Tournament in Belle River, defeating Belle River 5-1 in the championship game. The team dominated the tournament with a 5-0-1 record on their way to the title. Congratulations to head coach Len Boismer, his staff, and all the players. They next travel to Cambridge for the Preston International Tournament January 9-11, 2015.

Second Chance CPR’s Novice AA team dropped their final game to the LaSalle Sabres by a score of 7-1, at the Holland-Merten Tournament in Belle River. Craig Russett and his staff and players should be congratulated for their .500 showing.

The Atom Minor team, sponsored by, won the Grand Rapids River City Cup, defeating the Cincinnati Swords 5-2 in the finals. In their first game, the Atom Minor team skated to a 0-0 tie with the Swords on their way to a 3-0-2 record, including three shutouts. Congratulations to head coach Trevor Charles, his staff, and all the players, as well to Weston Olar who named MVP.

The team sponsored by Rose City Ford, won the Holland-Merten Tournament for the Atom Major age group, in Belle River, defeating LaSalle 4-3 in the championship game. They had previously lost to the Sabres earlier in the tournament, 2-1. Congratulations to head coach Frank Ciampa, his staff, and all the players.

The Atom AE team, sponsored by Accurate Embroidery, were finalists in the Motown Cup, also held in Grand Rapids. They lost 2-1 to BM Tower Jackson after going 2-1-1 in the tournament. Congratulations to head coach Carl Olendar, his staff, and all the players on a hard fought game.

The Pee Wee AE team, sponsored by Armando’s Pizza, were finalists in their tournament. They fell 3-0 to the Parkwood Stars in the deciding game at the Motown Cup in Detroit. Congratulations to head coach Kirby McArdle, his staff, and all the players on a hard fought game.

Lastly, the Midget Minor AA travel squad, coached Doug Pickersgill, dropped three games in the Paul Coffey International Tournament in Mississauga. Congrats on a good effort.


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Ian Shalapata
Ian writes for and provides imagery to Square Media Group as well as accepting freelance photographic assignments. In addition, he has contributed to media organizations, sporting groups, and individuals across North America including the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel, Chatham-Kent Sports Network, the Golf Association of Michigan, League 1 Ontario, as well as numerous colleges and universities in Canada and the United States. Email Ian Shalapata