Butte Black wins battle of Copper City Kings

Butte Black wins battle of Copper City Kings
Jake Janecke of Butte Green, left, and Carley Ryan of Black battle for the puck Sunday at the Butte Community Ice Center. (Bill Foley photo)

An all-Butte championship match highlighted the Don James Memorial Squirt Tournament this weekend at the Butte Community Ice Center.

Butte Black edged Butte Green 5-3 in the championship match between the two Copper City Kings hockey teams.

Bryden Wagner scored two goals to lead Black in the win. Teagan Yelenich, Logan Costello and Mason Johnson also scored goals. Braylon Johnson assisted two goals, while Samantha Bogert assisted one.

Other members of the Black team are Trey Berger, Ricky Dale, Billy LaVelle, Carley Ryan, and Noah Ryan. Bill LaVelle is the head coach.

Keeley Janecke, Tucker Allmendinger and Eva Hagerman scored for Green. Alexis Strande and Janecke assisted Hagerman’s goal.

Other members of the Green team are Berkley Czehura, Layla Harned, Jake Jenecke, Addison Lambrecht, KR Nielsen, Remmy Peterson, Charles Rundle and Kanyon Flynn. Dennis Janecke is the head coach.

Jackson Hole, Wyoming beat Bozeman 4-3 in the third-place game.

The three-day tournament also included teams from Billings, Great Falls and Salmon, Idaho.

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