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Portland Boys Help Lansing Senators Black 14U Win Second Tournament Championship This Year

Portland hockey players Evan Blackmer, PHS freshman, and Reese Sandborn, PMS 8th grader, along with their 2017-18 Lansing Senators Black 14U hockey team, brought home their second tournament championship this season in Ludington on January 21st. The Senators Black team has dominated the West Shore Ludington Deep Freeze Hockey Tournament with three consecutive Championship titles since 2016. The Senators Black team also brought home a championship title in December from the prestigious Mid Michigan International Silver Sticks Tournament. On January 14th, they captured their second Little Caesars Amateur Hockey League (LCAHL) Division Title in three years. The team currently holds an impressive undefeated 31-0-0 record, outscoring their opponents 255 to 32 during this stretch of the season. The Senators Black team will be heading to Michigan Amateur Hockey Association (MAHA) District Playoffs February 2nd-4th at Ferris State University in hopes of earning their spot as one of seven teams competing in the MAHA State Championships.

Blackmer and Sandborn have played together as members of the Lansing Senators Black team for the past three seasons. Their achievements include a current record of 109-16-8, 8 tournament championships, 2 LCAHL Division titles, and an LCAHL League Championship in 2016.

The 2017-18 Lansing Senators Black 14U team roster includes:

#2 Colton Czymbor, 9th grade, Williamston

#4 Jack Melnick, 8th grade, Jackson Lumen Christi

#5 Reese Sandborn, 8th grade, Portland

#7 Evan Blackmer, 9th grade, Portland

#8 Brady Lefere, 8th grade, Jackson Lumen Christi

#9 Declan Quinn, 8th grade, Haslett

#11 Carter Myers, 8th grade, Grand Ledge

#12 Tilman Zsigo, 8th grade, Corunna

#13 Colten Roach, 8th grade, Okemos

#24 Sophia Kashenider, 8th grade, Dewitt

#32 Lucas Lanczy, 8th grade, DeWitt

#33 Caden Ojibway, 7th grade, St. Johns

#54 Coye Ojibway, 9th grade, St. Johns

#77 Brody Ostrander, 9th grade, Okemos

#88 Jackson Horn, 8th grade, Grand Ledge

Head Coach, Eric Blackmer

Assistant Coaches, Sean Lefere, Chad Myers, and Brian Quinn

Manager, Natalie Sandborn

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