A big CONGRATULATIONS to National Champion Valentina Larchenko! This past week Valentina participated with her team, Shattuck-St. Mary's School in the USA Hockey Tier 1 National Championships. Valentina is a key member of the U-16 squad as an underage 15 year old. Shattuck, located in Fairibault, MN, went 6-0 in the tourney to claim the title with Valentina playing a key role on the blue line. Quite an accomplishment and everyone at Big Bear is very proud. Valentina came up through the Evolution ranks and took advantage of all the ice time that is offered, the superior coaching, and the off-ice training at Athletic Republic. She now wears the same sweater as female Olympians Amanda Kessel, Jocelyn Lamourex, Monique Lamourex, and Brianna Decker. Many NHL stars such as Sidney Crosby, Jonathan Toews, Zach Parise, and Denver's own Nathan McKinnon all skated at Shattuck. Way to go Valentina!!!
The Evolution SQ Major Team won the Vail Sportsmanship Tournament