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Glenview Stars PeeWee Elite Team Wins NIHL Championship

By Glenview Stars Staff, 02/18/13, 7:00PM CST


Dramatic Overtime Win Caps Strong Season for Glenview PeeWees

The Glenview Stars PeeWee Elite team won the NIHL Wolves Cup Tournament on Sunday, February 17th, with a dramatic 2-1 overtime victory over the St. Jude Knights.

After going down one goal early in the first period, the Stars' Ben Thomas tied the game up in the second period with a beautiful assist from Jack Nimrod.

The game was close the whole way with both teams spreading the ice, putting multiple shots on net, killing penalties and having phenomenal stops made by both goalies. At the end of regulation, the game was tied 1-1.

The overtime was 4 vs. 4 and both teams came out strong fighting for the title. With only four minutes left in the 13-minute sudden-death overtime, Ben Thomas skated up the ice while beating two defenders and scored the game-winning goal to give the Stars the division title.

The Stars entered the tournament as the third seed and went undefeated with a 4-1 win over the Huskies, a 5-1 victory over Bloomington and a 2-0 win over the Bulldogs before defeating the number one seed, St. Jude, for the championship. Ben Thomas was named the game MVP. The Glenview Stars PeeWee Elite team is coached by Tim Benz, Chris Benz and Cody Donash.

2012-2013 Glenview Stars PeeWee Elite:

Hayden Beck
Jack Burke
Glynn Elliott
Kaela Finegan
Colin Garrett
Nolan Knupp
Nic Koster
Colten Ludwick
Michael Marchiori
Billy Mitchell
Jack Nimrod
Matthew Parma
Paul Prikos
Jack Radler
Jack Speers
Dylan Stevens
Ben Thomas

Head Coach: Tim Benz
Assistant Coach: Chris Benz
Assistant Coach: Cody Donash
Manager: Nancy Speers