By the end of the event, the team that traveled the farthest stood out.
Grand Rapids dispatched Eden Prairie 7-4 in the final game of pool play before heading from the East Rink to the West for a showdown with Delano in the tournament championship game.
What followed was a draining 7-6 victory over the Tigers that sent the Thunderhawks and coach Trent Klatt on the long return trip home with the title.
Grand Rapids coach Trent Klatt (right) and his team traveled to Edina to play in the summer tournament. The Thunderhawks capped the 360-mile round trip by winning the tournament title. Photo by Drew Herron