Troy Trojan Hockey Team Sweeps the Normandy Thanksgiving Tournament

The Troy Trojans Hockey Team participated in their first ever out of town hockey tournament, the Normandy Hockey Bruce Anderson Hockey Tournament over Thanksgiving weekend!  Troy’s first game was Friday afternoon against the Wooster Oilers. With #1 Noah Carver in net, the Oilers scored the first goal of the game and Troy came back battlingroy Trojan Hockey Team Sweeps the Norman with #8 Assistant Captain Brady Smith (Junior) scoring the first goal for Troy to tie the game. It was 1-1 going into  the second period. Wooster went ahead in the second making it 2-1 Oilers. Troy tied it up in the third and headed into OT with #21 Mason Weaver (Senior) scoring the Game winning Goal for Troy’s 1st Big WIN of the tournament with a final score of 3-2! Congratulations to Noah Carver and the entire team on Win number 1!

Highlight Photos from Game 1: (From first to last) Sophomore Carson Smith battling on the boards. Andrew Condy & Ian Francis-Knott battling in the neutral zone. Juniors Junior Brady Smith driving to the net. Senior Mason Weaver taking a shot on goal.

Game 2 was Saturday afternoon against Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy (CVCA). With freshman #30 Simon Latif in net, Troy came out strong with the first goal of the game by #8 A-Brady Smith. Troy was ahead 2-0 at the end of the 1st period. CVCA scored in the 2nd period making it 2-1 Troy at the end of the 2nd.  Troy scored 4 goals in the 3rd and CVCA scored 1 goal making the final 6-2 with another Big win for Troy! A big congratulations goes out to our goalie Simon Latif on his first career win as a Troy Trojan earning his first game puck, and to the entire team for excellent teamwork! 

Highlight Photos from Game 2: (From first to last) Senior Mason Weaver & Junior Cooper Sexton battling for the puck. Freshman Goalie Simon Latif & Senior Colin Burghardt defending the net. Sophomore Luke Harris on the attack. Senior Quinn Gariety in the battle – get out of the way ref!

Troy was headed to the Championship game to play the Normandy Invaders in game 3 on Sunday evening!  With #1 Noah Carver in net, Troy came out strong once again. #4 Cooper Sexton fired the first goal into the net in the first 2 minutes of the Championship game!  Troy scored again to make it 2-0 at the end of the 1st. Troy scored 1 unanswered goal in the 2nd period to make it 3-0 at the end of the 2nd. Normandy scored 1 goal in the 3rd for a game final of 3-1. Troy was victorious with 3 undefeated games played in the Normandy Thanksgiving Tournament! A humble quote from Head coach Preston Howes, “just glad they gave it their best and walked away champs”! 

Highlight photos from Game 3: (first to last) Trojans gearing up for game 3! Junior Brady Smith – he shoots, he scores! Sophomore Ethan Bidle in a heated battle at the net. Sophomores Brady Campbell & Carson Smith win the puck battle.

Congratulations to players #8 Brady Smith                        Congratulations to  #1 Noah Carver for MVG

for MVP (Most valuable player) of the tournament             (Most valuable goalie) of the tournament

Stats for the game are as follows: 



#8 Brady Smith:  8pts (6G, 2A)                                         #14 Ian Francis:  5pts (0G, 5A)

#4 Cooper Sexton:  3pts (1G, 2A)                                      #16 Carson Smith:  2pts (1G, 1A)

#25 Will Barnes:  2pts (1G, 1A)                                        #24 Eli Wenning:  2pts (0G, 2A)

#21 Mason Weaver: 2pts (1G, 1A)                                    #10 Ethan Bidle:  2pts (1G, 1A)

#5 Quinn Gariety:  2pts (1G, 1A)                                       #7 Luke Harris:  1pt (0G, 1A)



#1 Noah Carver:  2 wins, 55 saves, 58 shots against, 94.8% saved

#30 Simon Latif: 1 win, 27 saves, 29 shots against, 93.1% saved


This was an amazing experience and opportunity for the Troy Trojan Hockey Program and we would like to thank the Troy Trojan Hockey Boosters and all our sponsors for making this possible. In addition, thank you to the coaches and their families for their dedication, sacrifice and support, the players for their tireless dedication and efforts, the parents and families for their unwavering love and support and finally to the bus driver for her commitment and flexibility over this holiday weekend!! 



Article by: Susie Smith