The Denver Super01 Series took place this past weekend in Denver, Colorado, where the host team, the Colorado Thunderbirds, were crowned champions. The Thunderbirds went 6-0 in their six games and defeated the San Jose Jr. Sharks in the semi-finals and HC Dallas in the finals on Sunday to hoist the title in front of their home crowd.
Throughout their six games, the Thunderbirds dominated their competition and they outscored their opposition 60-3, while averaging 10 goals per game. Colorado had a balanced scoring attack throughout the tournament, with Anders Grongstad leading the team with 11 goals and 16 points. The Thunderbirds had seven players record at least 10 points and AJ DiChiara and Andrew Hubbard each put together solid performances in net to carry their team to victory.
During the final day of competition on Sunday, the Thunderbirds blew by the Sharks 8-0 as Grongstad connected for two goals and DiChiara stopped all 12 shots he faced for the shutout. With that victory, the Thuderbirds squared off against HC Dallas later that afternoon for the championship.
It was a one sided affair between these two teams, as Colorado defeated HC 7-0 for the victory and the Denver SuperSeries Championship.
Both goaltenders went 3-0 for the Thunderbirds in this tournament and DiChiara posted a 0.35 goals against average, while Hubbard turned aside 93% of the shots he faced. On the offensive side of things for Colorado Brady Berlin connected for nine goals and 14 points in his six games, Pallen Brooks tallied up 11 points, Alex Harlan, Dominic Sandoval and Ty Smilanic each had 13 and Lucas Sandoval had an impressive tournament as well with eight goals and 15 points.
Aside from the Thunderbirds, some of the other top players in this tournament included Tabor Heaslip-Ross with five goals and Carson Nemeth with six points from HC Dallas, Jarod Morgan with five goals and six points for the KC Jr. Mavs Elite, Jonny Landis and Andrew Bailey each with three goals for the Littleon Hawks, Aidan Carney with three goals for the Phoenix Firebirds and Coalson Wolford with eight goals for the San Jose Jr. Sharks.
With their SuperSeries Championship now accomplished, the Thunderbirds will look to continue their early season success this weekend and build off of their 6-0 record.
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