The PWB team traveled to Holland Michigan for the Great Lakes Spring Classic II tournament on March 7th – 9th and recorded their second consecutive tournament championship to end the hockey season. The Ice scored an easy 8-2 victory over the Kalamazoo K-Wings for the title. Six different players found the net lead by two goals each from Paul Perdzock and Connor Hester. Connor Day, Lauren Waraksa, Mitchell Zale, and Tyler Ott each contributed to the scoring effort. Corbin Guy had another outstanding tournament in the goal recording 20 saves in the championship game after having shut out the K-Wings 2-0 during pool play.
The team started out the tournament with a 5-1 Friday night loss to the Barrington Redwings. It was the second time in as many tournaments that the Ice had to overcome an opening game loss to reach the championship. Mitchell Zale scored the lone goal in a very physical game that resulted in thirteen penalties between the two teams. The Ice rebounded with the two wins on Saturday. In the first game Lauren Waraksa got scoring going against K-Wings with two minutes left in the second period. Casey Fisher added the final goal of the game 90 seconds later and Corbin Guy held off the pesky K-Wings for the 2-0 win. The afternoon game against the Leaf’s Hockey Club from West Dundee, IL resulted in a close 4-3 win for the Ice. Mitchell Zale started off the scoring in the first period. Conner Day added a goal in the second period and Paul Perdzock scored twice with two assists from Casey Fisher to close out the Leafs in the third period. The Ice needed one more win versus the Huskies Hockey Club of Romeoville, IL to reach the championship game. Perdzock again scored twice for the Ice along with two goals from Nolan Cook and one from Connor Day resulting in a 5 -1 win and a chance to play for the championship.
Goal tender Corbin Guy’s 1.5 goals against average after the first game was aided by the defensive wall provided by Jeep Aspenleiter, Brandon Bandholz, Nolan Cook, and Breanna Pfaff and the puck hawking of Michael Schellinger, Daniel Voigt, and Tyler Ott.