WISCONSIN – Goalie Carter McDougall, of St. Marys, is a member of the Huron-Perth Minor Atom ‘AAA’ Lakers this season.
The team recently entered a huge hockey tournament in the Chicago-Wisconsin area, called the Chicago-Bauer World Invite ‘AAA’ championship.
Altogether, there were approximately 500 teams in the various age divisions (seven). Almost 30 different facilities were used to accommodate all the games.
Lakers played all six of their games at the Pleasant Prairie RecPlex in Wisconsin.
After starting with a tie and a loss, Lakers bounced back with four consecutive victories to win the title. They out-scored their opponents 22-3 in their final four games.
On the Friday, the Huron-Perth squad opened with a 2-2 tie against Birmingham Rangers and a 5-2 loss against Florida Alliance.
On the Saturday, Lakers began their winning ways with a 4-1 victory over Cleveland Jr. Lumberjacks and 5-1 win over Kensington Valley Rebels. McDougall, 9, posted the win against the Rebels and tourney MVP Owen Kerr, of Varna, clicked for three goals.
In the Sunday semi-finals, Huron-Perth blanked Chicago Stallions 8-0. Luke Fritz and Owen Kerr each had two goals for the Lakers.
In the championship game, McDougall was the winning goaltender as Huron-Perth defeated a California team, the STK Wild Colts, 5-1.
Mark Livermore is head coach of the Minor Atoms (2004 birthdays), and Carter’s dad Kevin (a former Lincolns’ netminder) is the goalie coach.
Note: Blake Boreham and Connor Aarts, of, St. Marys, are both members of the Huron-Perth Minor Peewee Lakers. They were also in the Chicago-Bauer tournament and were eliminated in the quarter-finals.