Two nights where titans battled on the ice. On Friday February 23, 2018 and Saturday, February 24, 2018, over 75 alumni assembled at De La Salle to play in the 7th Annual Skate with Daniel Alumni Hockey Tournament.
This year, the DEL community also recognized William Bowler DEL '92. Bowler played in various leagues, but most notably he played with the Windsor Spitfires for four seasons. There he broke franchise records for most career points and was awarded the OHL's Leo Lalonde Memorial Trophy in 1995. He also played in the NHL with the Columbus Blue Jackets.
During the tournament, five teams faced off in the DEL arena – a more than familiar surface for our alumni. The games were extremely competitive - the semi-finals featured Team Blue versus Team Red and Team Yellow versus Team White. While Team Yellow easily secured a birth in the finals, Team Red had a tougher road as Team Blue erased a 5 – 2 deficit to force a 3 on 3 overtime and shootout; however, Blue's fate was sealed as the Reds were victorious in the shootout. By the end of the tournament, Team Yellow was victorious and secured their names on the Skate with Daniel Cup. Thank you to everyone who participated, and a special thank-you to Mr. Andrew Martyn, President of Falcon Asset Management who generously sponsored the tournament.
We will see you next year!