Dauphin, Canada

I'm not sure what you were doing when you were 13-years-old, but, Russell's Tyson Zimmer was winning an International Hockey Tournament.

He was invited to the Selects Invitational in San Sebastian, Spain which wrapped up this past weekend, and he did no wrong.

In a tournament that featured teams from all around the globe, Zimmer joined Draft Day Black and ended up winning the whole tournament.

"It was absolutely amazing," said Zimmer. "The skill level was incredible. Every single team was outstanding to play against. It was a really cool experience for me."

Zimmer was invited to the Invitational after an outstanding season with the Bantam Parkland Rangers. He scored 36 goals in 34 games and added another 33 assists, and he definitely translated his success in Manitoba to success on the international stage.

In the round-robin, the 13-year-old put up seven points, which was in a tie for top spot on the team.

"I was playing with a great group of guys," said Zimmer. "They found me when I was needed. I took what I did with the Rangers, and used it in Spain."

Then in the playoffs, Zimmer absolutely went off on the competition.

In the round of 16 against Hungary, he had one goal in 5-0 win. Zimmer then cemented himself as one of the best players in the tournament in the quarterfinals, when he scored four goals and assisted on two others as they beat Team North America, 6-3. 

In the semifinals, Zimmer added another two goals in a 6-4 win against CSKA Moscow. In the final, Zimmer didn't record any points, but still raised the Championship trophy as the team beat Sweden Selects, 3-1.

Total it all up, and the 13-year-old had 17 points in the nine games the team played. 

"It was just such a fun event," he added. "It was awesome getting the chance to see some of Spain, and also see the different skill levels from around the world was pretty cool."

Zimmer will now wait and see if he makes Team Manitoba, a team which will represent the province next winter at the Canada Winter Games.