The 6-team High School Boys Elite bracket was chosen from the select- and international-sides that registered for the Lakefront 7s this year. It include international sides like Consett RFC (UK) and Canadian players playing with Mystic River — playing under Mystical Canucks — who won the bracket in 2016.
However, the Mystical Canucks did not have an easy path to the championship. Having lost a pool match to the Iowa Hawks, they entered the playoff bracket as 4th-seed to meet undefeated Badger Selects 1 (Wisconsin select-side).
But the semi-final is where the visitors found their groove, defeating the local outfit 24-10 and setting up a repeat of the pool-stage match versus the Hawks.
As in the earlier match only 1 try separated the teams at the final whistle. But this time, Mystical Canucks had the extra score to take the championship.
Championship Match Video
The championship match video is also available.
Match Results - Pool Stage
Standings - Pool Stage
|Badger Selects 1 (A2)||2||0||0||1.000||6|
|Iowa Hawks (83)||2||0||0||1.000||6|
|Mystical Canucks (81)||1||1||0||0.500||3|
|Badger Selects 2 (82)||0||2||0||0.000||0|
|Consett RFC (A1)||0||2||0||0.000||0|
Match Results — Knock-out Stage