The MayPort Area PeeWee B1 Ice Dawgs brought home a state championship after three consecutive wins over the weekend in Williston, N.D.
MayPort Area outscored its opponents 16-3 in its three games, including a 5-0 shutout in its semifinal game Saturday against Wahpeton, helping earn netminder Jack Mattson a tournament “zero” patch given to goalies who achieve the feat.
The Ice Dawgs entered the tournament as the No. 1 seed and received a play-in game bye before defeating Bismarck White 6-1 Friday, Wahpeton Saturday and Bottineau 5-2 in the championship game Sunday.
Head coach Carl Caron said the key for the Ice Dawgs in the championship game was getting ahead early and not allowing Bottineau’s high-pressure second period to fold the team.
Members of the Ice Dawgs PeeWee championship winning team are: Jack Mattson, Aaden Aarsvold, Brayden Caron, Alex Aarsvold, Wyatt Heskin, Kale Petrowske, Sawyer McGillis, John Mattson, Easton Hanson, Justin Verwest and Corbin Schreiner.