Braedan Case helps lead AAA team to victory

Braedan Case of Little Current, fourth from left, participated in The Big Nickel Tournament last weekend with the AAA major midget Sudbury Nickel Capital Wolves, helping his team to victory.

SUDBURY—Little Current’s Braedan Case, a member of the AAA major midget Nickle Capital Wolves, helped bring his team to victory at the 27th annual Big Nickel Tournament held in Sudbury last weekend.

The Nickel Capital Wolves played the Clarington Toros Friday afternoon, winning the game 4-2. They then moved on to face off against the York-Simcoe Express Friday night, with the Nickel Capital Wolves winning again, 2-1.

The third game was held Saturday afternoon against North Central Predators. The Nickel Capital Wolves again took the game by a score of 2-1.

The fourth game of the round robin was held Saturday night against the Brampton 45s. The

Nickle Capital Wolves lost their hot streak and were bested by Brampton 3-1 but had secured a spot in the second versus third semi-final game Sunday morning against Burlington, where the Wolves won 5-2.

The Wolves moved on to face off against the Toronto Nationals—the number one ranked AAA midget team in Ontario in the finals Sunday afternoon.

It was a tight game with regulation time ending in a 3-3 tie. Overtime of 4 on 4 ended in a tie, which then led to a nail-biting shootout.

The Wolves defeated the No. 1-ranked Toronto Nationals 4-3 in a shootout to be the first local team to win the Big Nickel midget division championship title since 1985-86.