The Port Huron Flags Peewee AA season is in the books, but not without a spanking new banner.
Over St. Patrick’s Day weekend, the Flags shipped over to Buffalo, NY to compete in the Pepsi Invitational. Well, they didn’t just win the title – they dominated in the championship game with a 7-0 win over the Euclid Panthers.
”They played well as a team,” head coach Jeremy Dove said. “They dominated team play. They passed well, back checked well and we had good goaltending throughout. We really finished the season well to win that tournament.”
Steven Fleet was in net for the championship shutout, and Zack Stevenson took home the game’s MVP award.
“(Zack) had a fantastic season overall, he had near 70 assists on the year,” Dove said. “He’s a heads-up player.”
Throughout the season, the Flags rode waves that brought them to memorable wins and a few rough patches. However, with the level of competition the Flags play against, the season can’t be graded on the win total.
“Our win-loss record didn’t reflect how well we played as a team,” Dove said. “With the teams that were in our own bracket, we fared well against them.”
Now, like the season never ended, the Flags will pick up in the spring season with most of their winter roster. By ending the season on a tournament win, Dove hopes his team can keep on creating momentum.
“We had our good days and our bad, and I wish we played more consistently, but we finished well,” Dove said. “Ending the season on a good note is always a plus.”