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ZEROING IN – Brendan Hawryluk skates around EGT Nanooks’ Drew Rose during A Final action. The CA Storm met the EGT Nanooks in the 40th Annual Kilrich Building Centres Native Hockey Tournament A final at the Takhini Arena in Whitehorse on Sunday. The EGT Nanooks beat the CA Storm 7-5 to win the game.

Nanooks ring in 40th year of Native Hockey Tournament with A division win

The EGT Nanooks went undefeated

By Whitehorse Star on March 20, 2017

The EGT Nanooks went undefeated last weekend to win the A Division title of the 40th Annual Kilrich Building Centres Native Hockey Tournament Sunday night.

The Nanooks defeated the CA Storm 7-5 to win the final.

They opened play Friday night against the Skeena Selects, advancing with a 2-0 victory to stay in the winning bracket.

The Nanooks continued their dominance Saturday night with a win over the Storm 6-2.

The Storm beat the Selkirk Bears Sunday morning to advance to the evening final.

The Nanooks controlled the final from the start, with Andrew Pettitt getting the team on the board less than two minutes into play. Jonas Thomson followed up with another goal at 13:24 and Jamie Marshall rounded out the scoring in the first period for the Nanooks.

With 2:49 remaining in the first frame, Kevin Petovello got the Storm on the board.

Second period goals went to Nanooks’ Thomson (2) and Marshall and to the Storm’s Petovello.

The Storm tried to claw back late into the third period, but Thomson finished his hat trick 31 seconds into the period and sealed the coffin with an empty-netter goal with 58 seconds remaining.

Mickey Ipana and Petovello were the Storms’ scorers in the third.

Bronze went to the Selkirk Bears.

In the B Division, LJ’s Sabers took gold, with KDFN Front St Clothing Warriors taking second and the Deline Braves in third.

The Tahltan Selects won the C Division, while the Iskut Wolverines were second and the Selkirk Bears were third.

In the Oldtimers Division, the Nannock Warriors won gold with the CA Bruins taking silver and the Arrows earning bronze.

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