HAMMOND | The Midwest Blackbirds Bantam Travel Team (14U) won the A Division of the Big Bear Big Thaw Tournament this past weekend in Ann Arbor, MI, finishing the Tournament 4 and 0.
The Blackbirds were led by Tournament MVP Louie Covelli, who netted five goals in the Tournament, including a hat trick in the Championship Game. Also pacing the Blackbirds were Richie Greene and Alex Sobilo with two goals and two assists a piece and Joey Fata, who added three goals.
The Blackbirds had a strong defensive effort with Brady Delaney backstopping the team with a 4-0 record, 0.950 save percentage and a 0.75 goals against average. Also anchoring the strong defensive effort (3 goals against in 4 games) were Noah Giedemann +8 and Jason Kasper and Anthony Aleeva +6.