The 2006 Bantam AA Major Jr. Hurricanes took home the Gold at the MyHockey Steel City Veterans Cup this past weekend with a 3 and 1 record. The first game against the Allegheny Badgers was a tight game and the Jr. Canes finally broke the scoreless tie in the 2nd to go up 1-0 and added another in the 3rd. The Badgers made a game of it with a score late in the 3rd but the Canes came away with the 2-1 win.
The second game was against the Carolina Rage who went up 2-0 and then 3-1 going into the 3rd. The Jr. Canes found their rhythm in the 3rd period and came out on top with a 4-3 victory. Next up was a rematch with the Badgers. In another close game, the Badgers were up 2-0 going into the 3rd and the Jr.Hurricanes scored with 3:32 left to make it close but that was all the scoring there would be for a 2-1 loss.
This championship would come down to overall goal differential and in the final rematch against the Rage. The Jr. Canes would need at least a 3 goal differential to win the gold. They came out on fire and didn't slow down the entire game. Led by a Max Cusick hat trick and goals from every line, the Jr. Hurricanes more than covered the differential with an 11-3 win to take home the Championship banner.
Congratulations to the Players and Coaches for their first tournament win of the season.