The Kraut Year continued in early November with the Bauer World Hockey Invite (BWHI).
Our Major Atom AAA players and their families packed up their suitcases, dusted off their passports and birth certificates, and headed across the border to the great city of Chicago just as the Cubs were winning their first World Series in more than 100 years (108 if you prefer to be exact).
Our boys did not let any World Series celebrations get in the way of the tournament however, as they rattled off their first five-game win streak of the year! The fun part of a tournament like this is seeing teams you would not otherwise come across and the BWHI did not disappoint with our Jr. Rangers facing teams from Chicago, Denver, Pittsburgh, and Carolina.
After a great run to the semifinals, they dropped a heartbreaker in overtime to another Alliance team, Huron Perth. Needless to say, there were some sad faces after that tough loss but as parents we could not have been more proud of the effort and the teamwork displayed all weekend long.
As a cherry on a cake soured by the ending, some of the boys got to see an NHL game complete with a visit to the dressing room before leaving town. This was truly a weekend no one will soon forget!
Great job Jr Rangers!
Submitted by Jason Gruetzmacher