Tournament of Aces - 2016 Recap
Posted: March 21, 2016
For more than 30 years, East St. Paul has hosted one of the largest hockey tournaments for Initiation (6 & under) and Novice teams (7&8’s) in Manitoba. This year, East St. Paul arena played host to 38 teams, 500 players, 129 coaches, and hundreds of family and friends who came out to cheer on their favourite team.
The organizing committee and volunteers contribute countless hours preparing for this tournament. A very special thank you goes out to the President of the ESP Community Club, Nancy Plustwa and committee members Elise Dagdick, Mary Baranyk, Shawna Lounsbury, Cindy and Kent Brown, Ginny Rarog, Ainsley Gerrard, Lee Hurton, Maribeth Marana, Tamara Schniederat, Ken Lotocki, Natalie Lopes, Julie Wachal and Sarah Sanders.
The dedication of the volunteers and the contributions of the many tournament sponsors make this a truly community event.
The East St. Paul Aces 7&8’s were the highest finishing team from our community, capturing the bronze medal in a come from behind overtime win. Congratulations to Head Coach Ken Lotocki, his coaching staff, manager, and the players on a job well done.