The Saints took control in the second period with a goal by #81 Josh Twite (assisted by #87 Chad Wilson) to lead 3-1. Minnesota’s star forward then took over scoring a short-handed goal and a breakaway goal to give the Saints a 5-1 lead.
The Philadelphia PowerPlay team decided to make a goalie change by bringing in #29 Anthony Damico for #85 Erin Gordon. Philadelphia regrouped with two goals by 11-year old phenom #18 Jake Saxton (one assisted by #8 Alex Pitts; one unassisted) to make it a 5-3 game.
With the Rocky theme song blasting on the arena P.A., the PowerPlay gained confidence to mount a comeback in the third period with another goal by #18 Jake Saxton (assisted by #8 Alex Pitts) to put the game within reach at 5-4 with under 8 minutes to play.
Saints goaltender #9 Sarah Heinsch kept cool and made some amazing saves as the young PowerPlay kept the pressure on. The Saints excellent defense kept them in control as they went on to win their third consecutive championship with a final score of 5-4.
Philadelphia’s Jake Saxton won the Tournament MVP award and the Minnesota Saints goaltender Sarah Heinsch won the Championship Game MVP award.
The Legendary Roy Wilkins Auditorium in St. Paul, MN hosted the 4-day event featuring the best power wheelchair hockey players in north america. The tournament was streamed live online via uStream.tv and the final two games were live on CTV 15 North Suburbs.