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On March 10, Sno-King’s 18U select team was crowned state champions for Tier II boys’ hockey at the annual tournament held this year at the Tacoma Twin Rinks. After sweeping opponents from Tri Cities, Tacoma, Spokane and Everett in round-robin state tournament play, Sno-King’s 18UA1 faced Tri Cities in the championship match up and brought home the association’s fourth 18U Tier II championship banner in as many years with a 3-2 win. The team will be heading to the 18U Tier II championship in San Jose, California April 4-8.

Some highlights about this year’s championship team and tournament experience:

  • This is a “back-to-back” championship title not only for Sno-King but specifically for 11 of the team’s 20 players. One player, the team’s captain, Joel Anderson, celebrated his third state championship title in a row.
  • This is the second year the team has scored a state championship under the direction of Darren Tymchyshyn, head coach, and Josh Harris, assistant coach.
  • The team’s record leading up to the state championship was 33-14-2 in a season of league, exhibition and tournament games in Washington, Montana, California, Oregon and Canada.


Tournament recap:

o Game 1: Sno-King 5 – Tri Cities 3: Hat trick by senior center man Justin Pitzer, with additional goals by senior Ethan Cain and junior Grayson Tymchyshn; assists by seniors Matthew Butson and Cain and also sophomore Mason Ortloff. Goaltender – senior Tyler Roberts – faced a total of 25 shots

o Game 2: Sno-King 6 – Tacoma 4: Senior forward Liam Myers and Garret Powers each score two with additional goals scored by senior Landen Shaw and Pitzer. Assists by junior Nate Harris, Anderson, Cain, Myers, and Pitzer. Minding the net – senior Teddy Fischer – faced a total of 18 shots.

o Game 3: Sno-King 9 – Spokane 2: Hat trick by Powers with additional goals by Pitzer (2), senior JP Tremblay, sophomore Logan Edmunds, Harris and Tymchyshyn. Goaltender – Fischer – faced a total of 20 shots.

o Game 4: Sno-King 3 – Everett 2: An overtime win in shootout. Goals during regulation scored by Butson and Powers with assist from seniors Kai Wood and Landen Shaw. After the overtime, the game went into shootout; first goal Butson, second goal Anderson, and third, game-winning goal by Butson. Hats off to goaltender Roberts who faced 27 total shots during the game and allowed only 2 goals during the 6-round shootout!

o Championship game: Sno-King 3 – Tri Cities 2: Goals by Butson (2) and Harris; assists by seniors Hunter Jenkins, Tremblay, Shaw and Butson. Minding the net and facing 23 total shots – Roberts.