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Wasatch Chill Lax Recap

Corner Canyon - Tournament Winner
Corner Canyon – Tournament Winner

The Wasatch Chill Lax completed this weekend.  This was the most successful event in the four year history of the tournament.  An all-time high of 23 teams competed comprising of freshmen/ sophomore age players.  This is the largest tournament for freshman and sophomore age players in Utah.  It provides younger HS age players an opportunity to play and lead their team out where they might not otherwise be able to playing on a JV or V team.
Pat Holst of Jordan, first year sending a team, said “it was well run and a great experience for his kids.  We were able to play 5 games to  help us prepare for the upcoming season”.  Rick Chiofalo of Faith Lutheran (Nevada) thought the tournament was great and plans on sending another team next year.  We had teams from Idaho, Nevada and Utah compete for the top spot.  The tournament is broken up into a three game pool play before being seeded into a Gold and Silver single elimination bracket. Corner Canyon is the 2014 Wasatch Chill Lax Tournament Champion by beating Brighton 7-4 in the Gold Bracket.

Corner Canyon - Tournament Winner
Corner Canyon – Tournament Winner
The other up and coming teams that made it to the semi finals in the Gold bracket were American Fork and Jordan.  Spanish Fork beat Pleasant Grove 5-4 to be the champions of the Silver Bracket.
The tournament features a brave heart tournament.  Each team can enter a goalie and another player to compete for the top face off/ goalie combination.  It is the best 2 out of 3 to decide the winner for each competition.  This year American Fork goalie, Max Sturgill and midfielder, Kimball Matheny beat the Copper Hills team for the top spot. A total of 53 games were played on 6 fields at Art Dye in American Fork.
Kimball Matheny (left) & Max Sturgill
Kimball Matheny (left) & Max Sturgill
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