After an unbelievably strong weekend, moreover an 11-1 dominating last 3 games finishing up with both Blazino and Perkins getting shutouts in the semi and championship games, the Peewee AA Neebing Hawks won the Westfort Tournament. Coach Rich MacKenzie, after winning two out of town tournaments last season yet repeatedly settling for runner up in town, said "...it was a major goal of ours to win an in town tournament this season..."
Congratulations to 8 Neebing Hawks that have advanced to the next level.
Peewee Kings - Anthony Biniaris, Matthew Cho-Chu, Jordan Smith
Bantam Kings- Jake Robinson, Robbie McCollum, Kyle Auger, Matty Caruso
Minor Midget Kings - Mac Lockyer
Four Neebing players won city wide awards lastnight at the 3rd and final Neebing banquet of the season. These awards are voted on by all of the coaches from the other teams in Thunder Bay Minor. Neebing coaches are not allowed to vote for their own players. Congratulations to the following players.
Bantam A - Max Miller, Best Defenseman
Bantam AA - Mac Lockyer, Best Defensive Forward
Bantam AA - Kyle Auger, Rookie of the Year
Midget A - Justin Sonego, Best Defenseman
24 years ago, Joanne Burrell, with 3 small children at home, began putting her mark on minor hockey in Thunder Bay. There is no role within Neebing Minor Hockey that she hasnt touched and now there is no task that can be accomplished within the organization without her influence. Joanne's family was on hand at the NMHA banquet last night to share in this honor. Congratulations Joanne on receiving the Louis Matarazzo Humanitarian Award. Thank you Joanne from everyone in the Neebing family.