The Under 11 Kenora AA Thistles are this year's winners of the Challenge Cup!

Over the weekend, the Thistles welcomed the Dryden Paper Kings, the Fort Frances Canadians, Sioux Lookout Makwa and the KC Sabres of Thunder Bay for a three-day tournament.

Kenora took top spot over the KC Sabres in the final, blanking the Thunder Bay team 7-0. This is the first time since 2006 that the Thistles were able to hoist the Challenge Cup in front of a hometown crowd. 

"It was a great weekend! The team did a great job and I'm very proud of their hard work," said Head Coach Cam Novak. 

The AA Thistles are off to Dryden this weekend for the Paper Kings Tournament. The weekend will see all U11, U13 and U15 teams in the region. 

Challenge Cup results:

1st - Kenora Thistles
2nd - KC Sabres
3rd - Mitchell Mustangs
4th - Fort Frances Canadians
5th - Sioux Lookout Makwa
6th - Dryden Paper Kings