An early deficit was too much for the Mona Shores hockey team, which fell to Grand Rapids Christian 4-1 on Saturday in the finals of the 27th annual Stan Konrad Memorial Hockey Tournament at Lakeshore Ice Centre.lsj-fb-logo

The Sailors fell behind 1-0 just 56 seconds into the contest when GR Christian’s Grahm Kormash found the back of the net.

The Eagles took a 2-0 lead less than four minutes later, then limited Mona Shores’ offensive attack the remainder of the game.

The Sailors were outshot 32-12 and only converted on one of four power play chances.

Mona Shores' No. 18 Connor Edlund controls the puck. Photo/Jason Goorman

Mona Shores’ No. 18 Connor Edlund controls the puck. Photo/Jason Goorman

Mona Shores broke the shutout with a Brennen Winegar power-play goal late in the third period. Joel DeVoursney assisted on the play.

“You don’t like anybody coming in and taking your tournament but they earned it, they outworked us, so hats off to them,” said Mona Shores coach Dan Quaine. “We just came out flat in the first period, they were moving their feet, forechecking us hard and we just weren’t going and came out flat.

“It’s a great tournament, it’s fun to have the teams come in with a good format. Everybody here works hard to put on a nice show, It’s a good thing to be part of.”

Mona Shores goaltender Anthony Shrum posted 28 saves.