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Pio Classic 16A/14AAA Championship

By Scott Cattelino, 09/08/17, 3:15PM MDT


Host DU Midget Minor A try to slow down Evolution U14 AAA in the Pio Classic championship at Joy Burns

The Evolution 14U AAA are your 2017 Labor Day Pioneer Classic 16A/14AAA champions with a 9-4 victory over the DU Midget Minor A at Joy Burns on Monday.

DU Midget Minor A vs. Evo U14 AAA

#5 Payne Pent scores his first of three goals for Evolution U14 AAA to tie the game at 1-1.

     The DU Midget Minor A hosted the Evolution U14 AAA at Joy Burns on Monday morning to determine who would skate away with the 16A/14AAA Labor Day Pioneer Classic championship.

     Garrison Shepard (1G, 2A) wasted no time getting DU off and running, scoring a goal 40 seconds into the game to give them the 1-0 lead early.  Unfortunately for the Jr. Pios, Evo would come roaring back by tallying the next five straight to take a 5-1 lead midway through the second period.

     Calvin Polon (3G, 1A) and Payne Pent (3G, 2A) each had hat tricks for Evo, while teammates Jacob Zinno (1G, 1A), Harry Hambrick (1G, 2A), and William Samuel Choi (1G, 2A) also added multiple point games to help lead Evolution to a 9-4 championship victory.

     Evo's offense was next to unstoppable, posting the top three point scorers in the entire Pio Classic tournament.  They were led by Polon (14G, 4A, 18 PTS), Zinno (12G, 3A, 15 PTS), and Pent (6G, 8A, 14 PTS) all putting up double digit point performances.

#3 Calvin Polon scores his second goal in just over three minutes to give Evo a 6-2 lead in the second period.

#25 Asher Geordt scores on the power play to bring DU within two at 6-4.

The DU captains claim their Pio Classic runner up banner

Performance Spotlight

#3 Calvin Polon - Evolution U14 AAA

Calvin led all players in the entire Pioneer Classic in goals (14) and points (18) and had a hat trick in 4 of their 5 games on his way to a 4 point game (3G, 1A) in the 16A/14AAA championship.

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