The U16 Vengeance skated away from Rochester, NY as tournament champions of the preseason Roc City Showdown the weekend of September 9-11.
Pittsburgh opened round robin play Friday morning with a 4-2 win against the West Seneca Wings (NY). They continued their sweep of Buffalo area teams with a win over the Cheektowaga Warriors by a score of 3-1.
Play continued Saturday as the Vengeance took on the Cleveland Wildcats, winning their third game of the showcase 4-1. Pittsburgh then fell in their final round robin game to the Syracuse Stars, 3-1.
Sunday featured the tournament’s playoff, and Pittsburgh matched up once again with the Cheektowaga Warriors in the showcase semi-final. The Vengeance won the rematch with a final score of 5-4, while the Jersey Hitmen took down the Stars in the other semi. Pittsburgh then skated to a 3-2 victory over the Hitmen to take home the Showdown championship.