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Fargo's Squirt International tournaments bringing hundreds of players to the area

Teams from all across the country and even some teams from Canada have been participating in the three different Squirt International tournaments in Fargo.

A hockey player and goalie embrace after a big win
Woodbury skaters run over to dogpile their goaltender after winning the 2023 Squirt B1 Invitational in overtime.
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FARGO — Hundreds of hockey players are in the Fargo-Moorhead area for the 2023 Squirt International tournaments in February.

The prestigious competition will have teams from 14 different states this year and even a handful of teams coming down from Canada.

These two teams competed in the B1 Division played at the John E. Carlson Coliseum as hundreds of players are taking the ice this weekend.

The first two weekends of the competition have already been completed, with the Squirt B and B1 champions crowned for 2023, but the final weekend of the tournament for the Squirt A teams starts on Friday, Feb. 25 and runs through Sunday.


Crosby Stricklen (Orono) shootout winner at the Squirt B1 Int'l Tourney in Fargo. #hockey #orono #squirtb1 #fargo #squirtintl #delano #shootout #goal #celly #gwg

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Not only are dozens of games played, there is also a hockey hair tournament, the "Squirt Olympics," team photography, and pin-trading traditions happening throughout the weekend.

Competition can be tight with so many teams coming to the area for the tournament, find out who the 2023 champions are in the Squirt B and B1 divisions below.


Squirt B1:
Bracket #1 (Top Bracket): Woodbury
Runner-Up: Valley City

Bracket #2: Sioux Falls Blue
Runner-Up: Bloomington Jefferson
Bracket #3 'Diamond': Edina
Runner-Up: Kansas City Stars

Bracket #3 'Emerald': BW Blades
Runner-Up: Moorhead Black

Bracket #4 'Diamond': Minnesota River
Runner-Up: Fargo Freeze White

Bracket #4 'Emerald': Orono
Runner-Up: Delano

Squirt B:
Bracket #1 (Top Bracket): Weber County (Utah)
Runner-Up: Arizona Jr. Coyotes
Bracket #2: Tampa Bay Crunch
Runner-Up: Farmington
Bracket #3 'Diamond': International Falls Gold
Runner-Up: Alexandria Black

Bracket #3 'Emerald': Ames Flyers (Iowa)
Runner-Up: Langdon
Bracket #4 'Diamond': Bismarck White
Runner-Up: Fargo Freeze Maroon
Bracket #4 'Emerald': Grand Rapids
Runner-Up: Roseau

Sydney Wolf is a reporter for The Rink Live, primarily covering youth and high school hockey. She joined the team in November of 2021 and graduated from St. Cloud State University with a degree in Mass Communications and a minor in Writing and Rhetoric Studies.
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