For the second time in three years, the Eureka hockey team has won one of three Mid States Club Hockey Association championships.
The Challenge Cup is awarded to the best team in the league, while the Wickenheiser Cup goes to the winner of the second tier of teams. The Wildcats have been in the Founders Cup three straight seasons and won it for the second time with a 5-2 victory against Timberland from Wentzville on Thursday night at Queeny Park in St. Louis County.
Junior forward Shay Nolen accounted for four points (1 goal, 3 assists) on Eureka’s first four goals and was named most valuable player of the game. Winger Jacob Heuerman scored the game’s final goal with fewer than five minutes left in regulation to give the Wildcats their margin of victory. Heuerman led Eureka in the playoffs in scoring with six goals and three assists.
Gavin and Trevor Peimann scored Timberland’s goals. The Wolves were the No. 1 seed in the Founders Cup; the Wildcats were No. 2.
Eureka goalie Jacob Waeltermann stopped 25 of 27 Timberland shots to earn the win. Each team was called for one penalty in the game.
For a full story about this game, read the Eureka Leader.