With Mother Nature not exactly cooperating, CU opened their title defence at the "Roblin Hounds Second Annual Hockey Tournament " with a convincing 9-4 win over the Roblin/Russell/Rossburn RCMP. After a tight checking opening period, CU broke open the flood gates in the second. Pat "Crusher" Morden, Jeremy "Jack and Cola" Gray, and Mark "Mini" Munro all bulged the twine twice. Munro garnished First Star accolades,finishing the game with 2 goals and 14 shots on net.
After opening the Tournament with a huge win, CU found themselves facing off against Gibert Plains. With a line-up peppered with former Roblin North Stars and Dauphin Kings, CU was going to have to bring their "A" game .The winner would advance to the "A" final, the loser would be relegated to the "Kiss your Sister" C final. Line-up changes saw the offensive duo of the Brothers Gray unable to play on Saturday, CU called on Kenville Flyer sniper Tyson "I don't need any sleep "Kinaschuk to help fill the void.
Falling behind 1-0 after the first, CU found themselves down 3-0 early in the second.With 5 time first Team All-Star goaltender Mike " You can't score on a penalty shot!" Smith stopping 4 out of 5 penalty shots, his play single handily kept the game within reach.
With minutes left in the game, and down by one, CU defense man Craig " Shoot Out King" Zamzow had the chance to even things up when he was awarded a penalty shot. Relying on the old backhand -forehand deke, Zamzow was foiled by the GP tender, sending CU to the C side final.The "C" final had CU facing the Roblin Penquins. After a close first period, on loan Flyer Forward Tyson "Tilter" Kinaschuk buried his first of four against a stunned Roblin netminder.This impressive offensive outburst not only sealed the C side trophy, but also earned him first star honours. Kinaschuk lead the post -game celebrations of wings, pizza, and beer at the Roblin Motor Inn!