In game one, Resource Options got off to a strong start against Dellbrook/JKS with big goals from past ABC Board Member Bryan Quinn and solid defense from Chris Manley and Dustin Darou. Despite a great effort from Dellbrook captain Russ Hanson, ROI sealed the win to advance to the finals. Game two featured Team ABC and Cross Insurance. ABC rolled 3 strong lines led by John Staffier, Roland Jenkins, Anthony Aussiello, Kevin McMillan and Keith Barnaby. Cross had great goal scoring by another long time ABC supporter, Mike Guarino. In the end, strong defense by Steve Sullivan and Phil Lussier along with great goaltending by Kevin Huska (former Mass Maritime Goalie now L.C. Anderson) carried ABC to a win. The championship game started at 7:20 and ROI was ready for Team ABC! They came out fast with a quick goal from Greg Gallagher, then quickly scored 3 more to give them a 4-0 lead. By this time, the crowd was stunned as the home town favorite ABC looked to be down and out. Well, they were all correct…. ABC rallied for 2 more goals to make it mildly respectable before ROI skated away with the first ever ABC Tournament Championship Trophy.
The event ended as all players and sponsors went to Flatbread for the post game reception. There, Mike Guarino was named player of the game for Cross Insurance, Mike Rotondi Jr. for Team ABC, Bryan Quinn for ROI and Russ Hanson from Dellbrook.
We would like to thank all who participated, including our sponsors without which this event would not have occurred:
- Zamboni Sponsor: Mobile Mini Solutions
- Locker Room Sponsor: Forish Construction
- Locker Room Sponsor: Northstar Insurance Services, Inc.
- Locker Room Sponsor: Windover Construction
- Reception Sponsor: J.E. Cunningham & Associates, LLC
- Tournament Gift Sponsor: Claro Advisors (Jim Abbott)
- Tournament Gift Sponsor: Eastern Insurance Group, LLC (Chris Sheppard)
- General Sponsor: Professional Electrical Contractors of CT Inc.
A very special THANK YOU to Karl Hudson from L.C. Anderson for being the Main Tournament Sponsor!
Plans are underway for the 2nd Annual ABC Hockey Challenge to be held in the Spring of 2019. Stay tuned for more details. If you have questions, please reach-out to Steve Sullivan at firstname.lastname@example.org.