'91 Bantam A Gr. Pointe Wild win in Illinois
The ’91 Bantam A Grosse Pointe Wild went 3-1 to win the Northbrook-Warrior Wishbone Invitational, which was held in Northbrook, Ill., Nov. 25-28.
The Wild lost their opening game to Northbrook, but won the next two games by defeating Waukesha 5-2 and Wilmette 6-0.
The championship game was a rematch against the home team, the Northbrook Bluehawks. Northbrook led 5-2 in the second period, but the Wild scored twice before the period ended to make it 5-4. Grosse Pointe then tied the game midway through the third period and scored the winner with just four minutes left.
“The Wild are a new Travel team this year with primarily first-year Travel players, but have shown great improvement over the year as is evident by this win,” said coach Craig Walworth. He said that his team has really come together as a group and “this tournament was a great experience for them. To win was just further proof of how hard they have worked and the improvement that has come from it.”
The Wild players are Evan Ciesliga, Paul Ciraulo, David Clem, Dante Franco, Tyler Gizinski, Max Goike, Jeff Graves, Justin Grobbel, Danny Karle, Ryan Kehrer, Chase Kloka, Miles Knight, Spence Martin, Billy Mestdagh, Steven Moretto, John Onaga, Mike Radmer, Jimmy Tocco, Brad Tsvetkoff, and Stephen Walworth.
The Wild is coached by Craig Walworth, Steve Tsvetkoff, and Joe Coates. John Clem is the team manager.