The Nickel City Minor Atom "AA" Tigers captured their second tournament of the year recently, overcoming a familiar northern Ontario opponent in the final.
The Tigers added a gold medal performance at the Guelph Power Play Tournament to a victory earlier this season in Pickering, racking up five wins and a tie along the way.
The Nickel City crew wasted little time getting the offense in full gear in Guelph, blasting the Centre Wellington Fusion 8-3 in their Friday morning opener and completing day one on a winning note with a 4-1 triumph over the St Catherines Warriors.
After playing to a scoreless draw with the Burlington Eagles Saturday morning, the Tigers closed out preliminary round action with a 3-1 win over the Pickering Panthers.
The team's record of 3-0-1 was enough to earn them a berth in the semi-finals, drawing a rematch with the Eagles. Once again, the locals would keep Burlington off the board, but this time around, plenty of offensive support was forthcoming.
Bradley Brunet and Bradey Smith scored two goals apiece, with Nolan Moxam adding a solo marker as Nickel City blanked Burlington 5-0.
Battling the North Bay Trappers in the grand finale, the Tigers received third period goals from Josh Kavanagh and Tyler Roussel, walking away with the hardware thanks to a hard-fought 3-2 win over the Gateway City squad.
Smith added a first period tally for the winners. The Nickel City Minor Atom "AA" Tigers 2012-2013 roster includes Connor McCann, Nolan Moxam, Bradey Smith, Sebastien Chartrand, Bradley Brunet, Tyler Roussel, Jacob Gaudet, Alex Doiron, Mederic Bourdon, Josh Kavanagh, Skyler St-Pierre, Taylor Foucault, Davis Kainola, Jordan Trottier and Mathieu Simon.
Team staff features head coach Rick Gaudet, assistants Jim Smith and Mike Kavanagh, trainer J-Y Doiron and team manager Natalie Lessard.