THE 2ND ANNUAL CANADIAN INDOOR CLASSIC WAS A TREMENDOUS SUCCESS!
Thanks to all of the teams who came out to help make the 2013 CIC a display of speed, stamina and mad indoor skills.
This year the tournament featured teams from the GTA, Ottawa, Halifax, Calgary and North Eastern US. Ten women's teams and eight men's teams took to the floor to battle for victory. Many national, ex-national and provincial players were among the teams.
Fierce competition ensued and pool games were all tight. Semi finals were even tighter with the Lions and MFHC on the men's side having to pull out some miraculous goals to beat out Titans and Halifax FHC respectively. The women's semi's both went penalty shoot outs with a last minute goal to draw Toronto United from Toros A, and a last second goal to draw Xcalibur from Toros B - giving the crowd plenty of amusement, and the players and keepers plenty of nerves.
In the women's bronze, Toros A were edged out 7-4 by Xcalibur. The men's bronze saw Titans edge out Halifax FHC in another penalty shoot out after a 4-4 draw in regulation.
The women's final yet again went to another shoot out after 3-3 in regulation, with Toronto United coming out the victors.
The men's final, an incredibly skillful and physical display of hockey, saw Lions victorious in a 4-2 win over Mississauga.
2013 AWARD WINNERS
The high quality of play was pushed to the max by some very high calibur players. This year, the awards for tournament MVP, top goalkeeper and highest scorers were awarded to:
Top Goal Scorer - Gabby Major, Xcalibur
Top Goalkeeper - Azelia Liu, Toronto United
MVP - Ahsley Reaburn Stewart, Toronto United
Top Goal Scorer - Sean Barretto, Titans
Top Goalkeeper - Pardeep Koonar, Titans
MVP - Micah Teixeira, Lions
CONGRATS TO OUR WINNERS!