Mid Fairfield wins youth hockey tournament
The Mid Fairfield Pee Wee Junior Rangers team won the Quebec Pee Wee Tournament last weekend in Quebec City, going a perfect 6-0 in the prestigious tournament.
The tournament featured 120 teams from 17 countries and thousands of spectators. Mid Fairfield posted victories against South Shore Kings (N.J.), Czech Knights, Florida Alliance, Detroit Honeybaked and the L.A. Kings.
The Jr. Rangers defeated the Kings in the the finals, 1-0. The Mid Fairfield squad included Greenwich resident James Shannon, a Brunswick School sixth-grader. After killing a power play, the Rangers beat the Kings when leading scorer Andon Cerbone scored off a pass from Lucas DiChiara with 18 seconds left to play. Mid Fairfield is coached by Steve Morrow.
“As a team we have been focused on this one tournament for a couple of years, so it was both awesome and a relief to have won,” said Shannon, who helped kill the Kings’ power play in the championship game. “Coach Morrow believed in every one of us and pushed us to reach deep, so we could achieve our goals. Our team is extremely hard working and driven, but we are also very close and pull for each other. I think that’s what makes this team so special.”
Mid Fairfield has been ranked No. 1 in the U.S. for the past two years.