EagleHerald/Jody Korch </br> Andy Swanson of the Young Bucks (6) is knocked away from the goal mouth by Jake Mathieu of the Old Geezers during the eighth annual Lyle McDonald Memorial Hockey Tournament Saturday night at the Civic Center. Derek Reiswitz (7) and goalie Pat Aftanas watch the play.
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Andy Swanson of the Young Bucks (6) is knocked away from the goal mouth by Jake Mathieu of the Old Geezers during the eighth annual Lyle McDonald Memorial Hockey Tournament Saturday night at the Civic Center. Derek Reiswitz (7) and goalie Pat Aftanas watch the play.
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MARINETTE — The so-called Thunder Dome went out with a figurative bang at this weekend’s eighth annual Lyle McDonald Memorial Hockey Tournament.

Six teams competed in the three-day tourney, named in honor of the late Lyle “Chummy” McDonald, a longtime M&M Youth Hockey Association supporter and coach. The event annually raises funds for a Michigan Tech Summer Hockey Camp Scholarship. This year’s scholarship recipient is Brayden Rounds.

Marinette’s plans for a Recreation Community Sports & Events Center will replace the Thunder dome.

The Zebras beat the Machinists 4-3 in Sunday’s title game. Robbie Christiansen scored the game-winning goal.

The Dekes of Hazard placed third.

In Saturday night’s alumni game, the Young Bucks defeated the Old Geezers 9-7, despite Alex McDonald’s hat trick.

“I can’t remember the last time I got one,” McDonald said.

Kenan Pulver and Anton Brix each scored twice for the Young Bucks. Colin Hass had a goal and an assist. Dylan Perry, Lucas Pedersen and Derek Reiswitz also scored goals.

Brandon Pullen had a goal for the Old Geezers.

Scott Eldredge swallowed his goal-scoring pride to play goalie for the Young Bucks. Pat Aftanas played in the nets for the Geezers.