Team Southeast defeated Team Great Plains 4-3 to earn the The Show 2020's ultimate prize.
While this year's North American Hockey Showcase only mildly resembled what it has in years past due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the talent on the ice remained in spades and reminded everyone involved that as long as there are two teams and a puck, the kids are going to play.
And play they did.
Team Southeast rolled to a 6-0-0-1 record during the tournament, with the only loss coming against Great Plains in overtime in Team Southeast's first contest of the tourney. From there, Team Southeast outscored its opponents 46-11 en route to six victories, handling Team USA 9-2 in the semifinals and setting the stage for a rematch with Great Plains for the crown.
Despite a hat-trick from Great Plains forward Beau Christy, Team Southeast prevailed, with Massimo Santamaria and Sean Goff each scored in the latter stages of the third period to complete a come-from-behind win. Charlie Manketow and Colby Coombe also scored the championship game for Team Southeast, while goaltender Greyston Mielock stopped 17 of the 20 shots he faced.
Team Southeast defenseman Enzo Didomenicantonio was named The Show's Most Valuable Player for his performance, recording two goals and handing out a whopping 17 assists in seven games.
Didomenicantonio finished as the tournament's second-leading scorer behind Team USA's Jacob Lukes. Lukes impressed all week with his play, making a strong case for MVP honors with 14 goals and 21 points.
Team Southeast's Enzo Didomenicantonio earned MVP honors for The Show 2020 with two goals and 19 total points.
Gunnar Conboy, Team Great Plains.
|Greyston Mielock||Team Southeast||Goalie|
|Flynn Sandburg||Team Minnesota||Goalie|
|Caleb Deanovich||Team USA||Defense|
|Enzo Didomenicantonio||Team Southeast||Defense|
|Easton Johnson||Team Great Plains||Defense|
|Joey Provost||Team Midwest||Defense|
|Beau Christy||Team Great Plains||Forward|
|Gunnar Conboy||Team Great Plains||Forward|
|Gerry Dicunzolo||Team Southeast||Forward|
|Kaden Julik||Team Minnesota||Forward|
|Jacob Lukes||Team USA||Forward|
|Nolan Waterstreet||Team Southeast||Forward|
Jacob Lukes, Team USA.
Drew Larioza, Team West.
|Cruz Fitzpatrick||Team North||Goalie|
|Cade Nystrom||Team Great Plains||Goalie|
|Drew Larioza||Team West||Defense|
|Owen Pergolski||Team USA||Defense|
|Leland Dulac||Team Southeast||Defense|
|Julian Meyer||Team Southeast||Defense|
|Hudson Kinsler||Team Great Lakes||Forward|
|Bennett MacKenzie||Team North||Forward|
|Tre Noll||Team USA||Forward|
|Jett Reilly||Team Midwest||Forward|
|Tony Timmerman||Team Great Plains||Forward|
|Caiven Walos||Team Midwest||Forward|
Bennett MacKenzie, Team North.