The STMA VFW bantam hockey captured the VFW District 6 tournament in Litchfield.
STMA outscored first round opponent Litchfield 7 to 1. Continued success resulted in a shutout victory 4 to 0 over Brainerd .
The championship game produced another winning shutout for STMA by outscoring St. Cloud 5 to 0 .
STMA met Duluth East in the first round of the State Tournament, held in Fergus Falls and was outscored by Duluth East 7 to 1. SMTA then began its quest for a consolation trophy by defeating Austin 10 to 0 and outscoring Roseau 5 to 2. In the consolation championship STMA was defeated by Elk River 3 to 0.
Team manager and spokesman Jim Helgestad credits STMA’s success to a total team effort including coaching staff, parents and team orientated hockey players. “Good consistent team effort was the key … we are very proud of our team,” Helgestad said.