The LA Jr. Kings defeated the Northern Alberta Extreme to capture the 6th annual Rocky Mountain Tournament Championship.  The Jr. Kings battled back from down 4-1 after the 2nd period of play with 3rd period goals by D – Kenneth Baek, Arvega Hovsepyan and D – Aiden Hreschuk to force overtime.  Hreschuk’s goal came with the goalie pulled on a Hovsepyan setup.  Overtime solved nothing but it wasn’t for the lack of trying for LA who outshot NAX in the overtime period 17-3 with Lochlan Gordon standing tall for NAX.  The shootout saw the Jr. Kings score on all three shots by Aiden Hreschuk then Arvega Hovsepyan and the clincher by Paul Minnehan to take the shootout 3-1 and earn the championship victory!  NAX were looking for their 2nd consecutive major tournament win after winning the Chilliwack Tournament a month ago.

Western Elite Hockey Prospects Tournament All-Stars

MVP – Sean Tschigerl (OHA Edmonton)

Forward – Sean Tschigerl (OHA Edmonton)

Forward – Arvega Hovsepyan (LA Jr. Kings)

Forward – Matt Savoie (NAX)

Defence – Aiden Hreschuk (LA Jr. Kings)

Defence – Carson Lambos (Rink Hockey Academy)

Goaltender – Alex Bonrouhi (LA Jr. Kings)

Tournament Scoring Leaders – Top 30 (full stats package in tomorrow’s newsletter)

Rank Last Name Name Pos Sh GP G A Pts.
1 Tschigerl Sean F L 5 9 6 15 OHA Edm
2 Savoie Matt F R 6 6 9 15 NAX
3 Hovsepyan Arvega F R 6 5 9 14 LA
4 Guenther Dylan F R 6 4 8 12 NAX
5 Minnehan Paul F L 6 4 8 12 LA
6 Alvarez Noah F R 6 6 5 11 LA
7 Dach Colton F L 5 5 6 11 OHA Edm
8 Daniells Kai F L 5 6 4 10 Delta
9 Armstrong Craig F 6 5 5 10 Airdrie
10 Ostapchuk Zach F L 6 1 9 10 NAX
11 Zandee Tristan F 6 6 3 9 Airdrie
12 Hyland Brett F L 6 4 5 9 NAX
13 Lambos Carson D L 5 1 8 9 RHA
14 Sillinger Cole F L 5 7 1 8 OHA Pen
15 Funk Zack Fwd L 5 7 1 8 Yale
16 Hilman Myles Forward L 5 6 2 8 RD
17 Alarie Eric F R 5 5 3 8 RHA
18 Stankoven Logan Fwd R 5 5 3 8 Yale
19 Chiasson Jake Fwd R 5 3 5 8 Yale
20 Lajoie Marc D L 6 3 5 8 NAX
21 Hoekstra Josh F L 5 2 6 8 OHA Edm
22 Halamandaris Carter Forward R 5 5 2 7 WPG
23 Hreschuk Aidan D L 6 5 2 7 LA
24 Grubbe Jayden F R 4 4 3 7 Bisons
25 Jugnauth Damon F L 5 3 4 7 Royals
26 Weihs Owen F L 5 3 4 7 RHA
27 Walicki Alex F L 5 2 5 7 Royals
28 Cardinal Holden F L 6 3 4 7 Delta
29 Moravec Brett F 6 4 2 6 Airdrie
30 Newans Cage F R 6 3 3 6 Delta
DeGraves Nick F R 6 3 3 6 NAX

Tournament Goaltending Leaders Save % (Top 10)

Goalies Name Pos Sh GP Shots Min 120 GAA Save% Team
1 Melnyk Brayden G 3 91/95 210 mins 1.14 0.958 Yale
2 Mann Saahil G L 4 69/73 240 mins 1 0.945 Delta
3 Gordon Lochlan G R 4 144/156 280 mins 2.57 0.923 NAX
4 GUIGNARD PV G L 2 35/38 120 mins 1.5 0.921 ND
5 Bonrouhi Alex G L 6 88/96 370 mins 1.3 0.917 LA
6 Taupert Jaxson G L 2 103/113 180 mins 3.33 0.912 RHA
7 Pocherewny Marek G L 4 80/88 205 mins 2.34 0.909 Bisons
8 Lacroix Dylan G 2 88/97 160 mins 3.38 0.907 Northst
9 Cayden Hamming G Left 3 88/97 167 mins 3.23 0.907 POE
10 Anderson Owen G L 4 123/137 260 mins 3.23 0.898 Royals