The Honeyjacks and the Stamps marched away from Total Ice Training Centre’s second annual Spring Classic with their sticks held high.
The Honeyjacks downed the Hat Trick Heroes to win the ladies’ crown, while the Stamps took out Junior B (aka Jungle Cats) to claim the men’s title at the tournament, held late April.
Following a six-game round robin on the women’s side the Hat Trick Heroes held a perfect 3-0 record. The other three teams — the Rockets, the Dekes of Hazard and the Honeyjacks — were all tied.
The Hat Trick Heroes knocked off the Dekes of Hazard in the semifinal, 9-8, in overtime. Sam Wilde tallied the winning marker. The other semifinal saw the Honeyjacks defeat the Rockets, 8-6, to setup the final where Shannon Thom scored in the last two minutes to secure a one-goal win.
Both goaltenders — Leah McAllister and Lisa Hutchinson — split the goaltending duties among all four teams.
On the men’s side Junior B beat Team Total Ice 13-8, while the Stamps downed Duff Minor Hockey 14-8 in the semifinal games.
In the final the Stamps and Junior B went down to the wire where the Stamps eventually clawed to a 15-14 victory.