Congrats to Tyler Motte, Evan Allen, and the rest of the Detroit Honeybaked U16s, who defeated Shattuck St. Mary's 3-2 today to capture the U16 National Championship. Shattuck led 1-0 headed to the third period before Allen scored to tie the game. Shattuck regained the lead with just over 8 1/2 minutes left in regulation, but Motte scored one minute later to tie the game at two. Motte then scored the game-winning goal with 1:50 left to give Honeybaked a 3-2 win.
Motte finished the tournament with a 3-3--6 line in 6 games. He was second on the team in points.
Allen had 6-5--11 to lead the team in goals, assists, and points. His totals included a 2-1--3 line in their semifinal win and a 1-3--4 line in a 4-3 overtime win against JT Compher's Team Illinois. Motte also assisted on the GWG in that game. Compher had a goal in that contest and finished with a 2-2--4 line in 4 games.
Thanks to reader TJ for pointing out that the championship was today and that Motte had scored the game-winner.