The Penguins, Highmark and Street Hockey USA (that's me) presented the Penguins Dekhockey Challenge at the Banksville, Bloomfield, Brookline and Riverview dekhockey rinks this past weekend, attracting 46 teams and over 400 players. Celina Pompeani and PENS TV showed up, and a good time was had by all!
Shoutout to the 46 teams that participated in the second annual Dek Hockey Challenge. Thanks for joining us! pic.twitter.com/gAtBkDcMPC— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) October 1, 2017
Penguin (7-9 year-old): 16 teams
Champion – Bill’s Falcons A
Runner-up – Cranberry Jr. Bulls
Third place – Team Pittsburgh Warriors
Fourth place – Riverview Silver
B champion – Brookline Howitzers
B runner-up – South Hills Invaders
Final – Bill’s Falcons A 2, Cranberry Jr. Bulls 1
Third Place – Team Pittsburgh Warriors 8, Riverview Silver 0
B Final – Brookline Howitzers 7, South Hills Invaders 0
Beaver (10-12): 14 teams
Champion – Team Pittsburgh Black Knights
Runner-up – Team Pittsburgh Gold Knights
Third place – Brookline Saints
Fourth place – Penn Hills Arsenal A
B champion – Cranberry Bulls
B runner-up – Riverview Black
Final – Team Pittsburgh Black Knights 2, Team Pittsburgh Gold Knights 0
Third Place – Brookline Saints 3, Penn Hills Arsenal A 0
B Final – Cranberry Bulls 2, Riverview Black 1
Cadet (13-15): 12 teams
Champion – Bill’s Falcons ARunner-up – Brookline SAVSThird place – Lightning BlueFourth place – Team Pittsburgh OutlawsB champion – South Hills Vikings GoldB runner-up – District 2
Final – Bill’s Falcons A 1, Brookline SAVS 0 (shootout)Third Place – Lightning Blue 3, Team Pittsburgh Outlaws 2 (shootout)B Final – South Hills Vikings Gold 5, District 2 1
Women (adult): 4 teams:
Champion – BlackRunner-up – GoldFinal – Black 1, Gold 0
Thanks to:The Pittsburgh Penguins foundation and Dave Soltesz!Highmark!All players, coaches and parents!All tournament officials and referees!The staff and dekhockey associations at Banksville, Bloomfield, Brookline and Riverview rinks!PENS TV and Celina Pompeani!
Jessica Yeager, organizer of the women’s tournament!
More dekhockey events to come from the Penguins and Highmark!