Tonka Bay Bombers new NAC champion in USA!
The final game in North American Cup was played last Thursday on the OVAL in Roseville, Minnesota. Tonka Bay Bombers won the final against The Flying Sparrows 5-3. This was the 37th North American Cup Championship.
Fresh off a trip to Sweden, the Sparrows were the defender of the championship. The Bombers took an early 2-1 lead. Sparrow’s offense was strong and the got into a 3-2 lead early in the second half on goals by Lucas Whalen and Dave Plaunt. The Bombers tied it up on a goal by Mike Lickteig, then took the lead on an amazing “wrist shot” goal through traffic by Jimmy Murray. A late goal by Jon Keseley and the last goal from Mac Berglove sealed the victory for the Bombers.
Bomber Mike Lickteig was named Most Valuable Player of the tournament. With 7 goals in the tourney including two in the Championship Final, Tonka Bay Bomber midfielder Mike Lickteig was named 2023 North American Cup Tourney MVP by Director, Chris Midddlebrook. Lickteig was presented with an expensive bottle of Swedish Aquavit, a recent and well received tradition.