Great Lakes Blues win International Cup

MARQUETTE – Four players from Marquette are among the players on the Great Lakes Blues 2001 AAA hockey team that won the prestigious International Cup in Blaine, Minnesota, last weekend.

With players from the Upper Peninsula and northern Wisconsin, the Blues’ Marquette players are Luke Beerman, Sean O’Connor, Tyler Bergwall and Thomas Dunleavy.

Coached by Bryan Hyska, the Great Lakes team reached the tournament championship wiht a 4-3 overtime shootout victory over Colorado Kodiaks.

The Blues then swept through the title game with a 6-0 whitewashing of Team Acceleration of Minneapolis.

The team finished its spring season at 17-2-1 with three tournament championships.

Information compiled by Journal Sports Writer Steve Brownlee. His email address is