Mark Madden

Mark Madden

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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!

Results were:

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!

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