Power soccer: Minnesota Magic wins Premier Cup

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The Minnesota Magic power soccer team, which includes Stillwater Area High School senior Nick Misgen, second player from left, and recent Stillwater graduate Pete Winslow, third from left, captured the championship at the BraunAbility Premier Cup in Tampa, Fla., on June 17.

Two Stillwater-area players contributed to the Minnesota Magic power soccer team that won the BraunAbility Premier Cup in Tampa, Fla., on June 15-17.
Recent Stillwater Area High School graduate Pete Winslow and Nick Misgen, who will be a senior at SAHS this fall, helped lead the Magic to five straight victories in the tournament — capped by a 5-1 triumph over the Circle City Rollers in the championship game.
The Magic, made up of seven players between the ages of 14-18 and coached by Tracy Mayer, were not considered one of the favorites, but won all three games in their pool. Following a 2-1 victory over the Tampa Thunder in the opener, the Magic blanked the Atlanta Synergy 3-0 and closed out pool play with a 4-2 victory over the ASU Sun Devils.
On the final day of the tournament, the Magic held off the Thunder 1-0 to earn a spot in the championship game, where they cruised past the Rollers, a team from Indiana. The Magic outscored their five opponents by a combined 15-4 in the tournament, with Winslow leading the way with seven goals.
The power soccer athletes use specially built wheelchairs to compete in the sport, which is for players with physical disabilities.