The T.C. Wranglers 10U Travel Spring/Summer youth hockey team with skaters from Cortland, Tompkins and Chemung County won the Three Rivers Cup tournament series in Pittsburgh, Pa. May 5-7, 2017.
The Wranglers brought home the Championship Cup with solid team play from top to bottom on their roster; 12 of the 13 skaters recorded at least 1 point and N. Oplinger was rock-solid in goal.
The Wranglers started their spring season off with a 5-1 win against Recruit U out of Bethlehem, Pa. and followed that up Saturday morning with a solid 7-1 win against RMU out of Pittsburgh, Pa. and then Saturday evening with a 9-1 win against FAYHA Ice Miners from Connellsville, PA that pushed them into the Championship game Sunday afternoon.
The Championship game versus RMU was a hard fought battle that finally saw the Wranglers pull away with about 4 minutes left in the 3rd period. It was an even contest throughout the 1st and 2nd period with only 1 goal separating the teams. The Wranglers finally caught fire and put in back to back goals mid-way through the 3rd period to secure the 6-3 win.
The Wranglers hope to field a Spring/Summer team in a few different tournaments in the Northeast and Canada in 2017.
The T.C. Wranglers will next head to Canada to participate in the Toronto May Madness Tournament May 5-7, 2017.