December 7, 2009
LAHC 98s, 99s win Thanksgiving titles
LA Hockey Club's Squirt A team (99s) edged the LA Jr. Kings for the championship of their division at the Jr. Kings Thanksgiving weekend tournament at Toyota Sports Center.
The LA Hockey Pee Wee 98s also won a title in El Segundo, edging the Jr. Kings, 2-1, in the final.
LAHC's Squirts defeated the California Cougars, Anaheim Wildcats 2 and the Ventura Mariners to reach the final.
LAHC took the lead early in the second period when Nathan Katzaroff scored on a rebound of a Brett Rudy shot. LAHC struck again on the next shift as center Ocean Wiesblatt scored from the right wing. Cam Hausinger tipped a Rudy shot for the team's third goal.
LAHC held on behind the goaltending of Nolan Moreno and Ethan Rautbort. It was the team's second tournament win this season. They also won the Jr. Ducks Early Bird Tournament in September.