After an entire weekend full of competitive bantam hockey, two champions finally emerged from the 2018 Don MacLean Memorial Tournament Dec. 9.
During the bantam A finals on Sunday, the Thompson Blades triumphed over the Tataskweyak Cree Nation Eagles at the Gordon Beard Area by a final score of 7− 5 and laid claim to the Don MacLean Memorial Cup.
Meanwhile, in the C.A. Nesbitt Arena, the Flin Flon Bombers maintained their tournament-long undefeated streak by beating the Thompson King Miners by a 3−1 margin in the bantam AA finals.
This marks the second year in a row that the Bombers have come out on top in this tournament and the second year that they’ve captured the Dylan Cripps Memorial Cup, which made its debut in 2017.
This trophy is named after a 14-year-old Thompsonite who died in a canoeing accident in May 2017 along with his father and another father and son from Thompson.