JANUARY 20th - 22nd
Claw their way to Eight Medals in the 2012 TORHS Winter Cup
at the Fieldhouse!!
The first roller hockey tournament of 2012 was played
January 20th – 22nd at Joe Dumars’ Fieldhouse and 50 teams
participated in both youth and adult divisions. The TORHS
PRO Series division was back as well which featured a $7,500
1st place prize.
The 118 game schedule would include championships for 13
divisions as TORHS crowned Tier I and Tier II champions in
The youngest division was the Atoms and the final came down
to Arsenal and the newly formed Tour Bordercat 03’s. T-Bone
Cod led the way for Arsenal with 3 goals and 2 assists as
his more experienced team won the final by a score of 9-5.
Division leading scorer Simon Staller, of the Cats would
record a hat trick himself in the final but it wasn’t
PeeWee division would take three teams to the tier I
playoffs and two teams would play for the tier II final. The
three Bordercat teams all went into tier I with the B’Cat
98’s awaiting the winners of the semi final between the ’97
MI team and the ’97 DET team. ’97 MI would come out on top
in the semi 5-3. In the final the 98’s would jump out to a
2-0 lead on goals by Noah LaLonde and Adam Rissmann and held
on to this lead until the mid way point of the last period.
Then the 97’s took over as they scored six times on goals by
Lewis Stockwell, Alec Badour, Connor Inger, Garrett Hall,
and Brad Hoettel.
The tier II final pitted DMS against the RBK 98’s. In a
defensive game that would need to be decided in overtime the
hero would be Jason Pomaville for DMS as he notched the game
winner at the 9:40 mark of the extra frame.
The tier I Bantam final came down to Mission Black Ice
playing host to the Bordercat 95’s. The undermanned
Bordercats would storm out to a 5-2 first period lead
getting 4 goals from Anthony Erace. But playing with just
five players took its’ toll in the second as Black Ice would
record 4 unanswered goals in the second and overtime. Paul
Demartino and Tyler Kraft each had the hat trick for Black
The tier II would be a rematch of the round robin between
the Bordercat 96’s and DMS. The Cats would get three first
period tallies from Mark Recor, Justin Thompson, and Mikey
Morris and behind the strong play of goaltender Andrew Adams
would hold on to win the game 3-1.
There was talent galore in the Midget division and once
again the Black Ice team from New York would come out on top
beating the Tour Bordercats 5-2 in the final game. Tyler
Spezia’s 2 goals were not enough to overcome the 2 goal
performances from both Tyler Kraft and Nicholas Lang from
The experienced Bordercat Junior squad would roll through
the tier I division going 5-0 and scoring 38 goals while
giving up just 13. Goaltender Jason Stross once again
backstopped the Cats to a 9-4 win in the championship over
Buffalo Fusion. Ryan Perry led the way with 3 goals and 3
assists while Ryan Kish pitched in with 2 himself. Shaun
Murphy would lead the division in scoring with 16 points.
The tier II division was won by the Tour Excitement as
Connor Enciso put the team on his shoulders scoring 6 goals
in its’ win over the Buffalo City Hawks.
The Adult Bronze division title was won by the Rattler from
Mississauga. Matt Mora (2, Ben Kaliz, Brian Lemay, Adam
Lemay, and Phil Nolan would all score for the Rattlers on
their way to a 6-0 rout of the Detroit Resistance. Dave
Hughes Hughes stopped all 18 shots he faced for the shutout.
In the 30 & Over division it would come down to the team
from St.Louis going by the name of Greasy Joe’s and the team
from Detroit, Arsenal. Both teams dominated their semi final
matchups and although Arsenal won the round robbing game
between the two teams 7-3 it was all Greasy and all Joe in
the championship. Well all Chad, Seibel that is, as he would
record 2 goals and 2 assists in the contest leading his
squad to a 7-4 win. Seibel had personal career highs in
goals, assists, points, minutes played, shifts, hits,
blocked shots, and +-.
Corey Hodges’ overtime snipe in the Adult Silver division
gave his Infamous team a 3-2 win and a 1st place medal. Matt
Fields led the way between the pipes for Infamous as they
downed the Alkali Buffalo Fusion.
TORHS Pro Series Wrap UP -
Up for grabs in the Pro division was $7,500 and bragging
rights and all the big guys were in town to try and claim
those prizes. The six team division would come down to the
LA Pama Cyclones, Mission Axiom, the Tour Mudcats, and the
local Tour Bordercats.
After the Mudcats 9-8 thrilling come from behind win over
the LA Pama team in the semi’s it was Axiom vs the
Bordercats in the other semi final. The B’Cats would score
two early goals and never look back on their way to a tight
4-3 win to make it an all TOUR championship.
The final was all Mudcats in the first period as Thomas
Woods scored a pair of highlight reel goals. Brian Yingling
would make it 3-0 early in the second on a tic-tac-toe goal.
Finally Ryan Lemke gave the hometown fans something to cheer
about when he pulled the Bordercats to within two with a
nifty shot past Mudcat goalie Brett Leggett. Just two
minutes later Weston Arch would score on an amazing
individual effort. The stage was set for a comeback but the
Mudcats had other ideas and when Chris Peterson got to a
loose puck with the Bordercat goalie pulled the game was
sealed 4-2. Another 2nd place effort by the young Bordercats.
TORHS will be hosting the 2012 Nationals right here in
Taylor, Michigan this June 30th through July 8th and there
will be a regional qualifier at Joe Dumars’ Fieldhouse June
8th – 10th. Up next at the Fieldhouse though is the 1st
Annual Midwest Wars April 13th – 15th. This is the first
time for this single birth year tournament and State Wars
Hockey is expecting a huge turnout so sign up soon for both
this event and the TORHS tourneys.