Amber Cup Had ‘Perfect Ice,’ Good Crowd

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Front Page / Feb. 16, 2017 9:58am EST


Tommy Amber backhands a shot on goal as Randy Snipes, Sam Kelman, and Dan Mascoveta look on. (Provided / Dave Mascoveta) Tommy Amber backhands a shot on goal as Randy Snipes, Sam Kelman, and Dan Mascoveta look on. (Provided / Dave Mascoveta) Chelsea’s seventh annual Amber Cup Tournament was played on the morning of Sunday, Feb. 12, which was just right for another highly competitive tournament.

“The ice was perfect, and thanks to some considerable bribes to the weathermen, the snowstorm was delayed so that the games could be played free from the heavy snows,” reported Dave Mascoveta.

Four teams played about six five-minute games to see who would advance to the championship game. The blue team dominated play throughout the tournament led by their captain, Tommy Amber, and the championship game was a nail biter between the blue team and Erik Anderson’s Islanders. The game went into sudden-death overtime, with Sam Kelman scoring the game winner for the blue team.

“This year, we actually had more than a few spectators,” said Mascoveta. “Moms and young siblings showed up, and after the tournament, we all enjoyed Leslie’s chili and fixin’s, Erik and Phillip brought sausages to grill over the fire as the snow added a nice ambiance to the day.”



Kate, Penny, and Phil sit on the bench between games on Sunday. (Provided / Dave Mascoveta) Kate, Penny, and Phil sit on the bench between games on Sunday. (Provided / Dave Mascoveta)

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