Monday, March 24, 2008

Flames take "Egg Cup" trophy.

Team crests

Today was the day! Today was the greatly anticipated “Egg Cup” hockey tournament, where many young men went face-to-face, team against team, to win the famous “Egg Cup” trophy.

“Egg Cup”

I kid you not! This is a highly anticipated event!

Captain and Assistant are thrilled!

This is a famous hockey tournament in our part of the country, and today was a grand day for our son and his winning team. Yes, they took first place, winning the honored trophy.

The "Flames" Team, less one player missing.

As each young man relished in the congratulatory announcement, and pretended to kiss their winning trophy, our son also was summoned forward to take the MVP award with seven goals and some assists during the same tournament.

Awarded MVP for the tournament and accepting his prize.

Newspaper reporter taking down information
after team photos were snapped.

As Easter landed extra early on the calendar this year, a rare occurrence we were told, the “Egg Cup” also arrived just shy of the spring season’s early beginnings. This morning we woke to a slight snowy dusting on the ground, and being that the tournament takes place mainly outdoors, it proved to be a strange beginning with snow brushing removal, and a rather chilly endeavor for all participating players. Warm winter woolens were mandatory to keep warm both on and off the makeshift arenas, however, the sun was glorious overhead giving the appearance of a summer’s day, and eventually everyone warmed up as the temperatures climbed to warmer conditions.

No doubt all the players will sleep well tonight!