The St. Lawrence Lightning, a local AAA team comprisied of 1999 birth year players skated to top honors at the Casselman Pirates Tournament this past weekend in Casselman, Ontario.
The Lightning got off to a slow start with losses to the Valley Chiefs (4-3), the Valley Predators (4-2) and the Valley Young Guns (3-2) but regrouped to win their next four encounters, beating the Ottawa 67s by the scores of 3-0 and 5-2 then the top-seeded Predators 4-3 in the semifinals before going on to play their best game of the weekend in downing the Young Guns 4-1 in the tournament final. Coached by Jim Kozsan along with assistants Zach Kozsan and Ed Underwood, the Lightning roster included players from Canton, Lisbon, Madrid, Malone, Massena, Morristown, Ogdensburg, Potsdam, Redwood, as well as Embrun and Winchester, Ontario. Pictured front row left to right; Zach Ward, Grant Van Buren, Mark Mahoney, Kyler Head, Nathan Moffitt, Nash McLean; Second Row: Cole Moore, EJ Miller, Nick Kozsan; Back Row: Josh Sanchez, Jared Barr, Jackson Troiano, Jacob Robinson, Josh Underwood and Kyle Gionet. (Submitted Photo)