It was a hockey filled weekend for the Windermere Valley Minor Hockey Association. The U13 Rec Team (PeeWee for us Oldtimers) played three games, winning two and losing one. Scores for the U13 Rec were: WVMH 2 vs Kimberley Dev. 9, WVMH 6 vs. Cranbrook Rec 4 and WVMH 11 vs. Fernie Rec 3. The all Girls Forward line was strong, especially in the Fernie game. Both Ryan Leth and Isaac Stimming were stellar in goal and made some phenomenal saves in all three games. The defence was strong, and the forwards rushed with determination, speed and focus.

The WVMH U11 (Atoms) played in the tiering tournament in the Elk Valley. The team beat Golden 5-3 and beat Cranbrook B 10-0. They then lost to the Cranbrook U13 Female team (older) 10-2. Hudson LaPointe scored a Hat Trick in the Golden game, with Luke Cropley and Nash Dubois scoring the other two goals. In the Cranbrook game, Jack Gramlich scored two, Hudson another Hat Trick, Jack Joy one, Nicholas Buttle one, Nash one, Charlie Breau one and Jack Hildes one.

The WVMH U13 Rep Team played in Cranbrook, where they met a combined Kimberley/Cranbrook team in their first two games. This is a team that they beat in a close game last week in Invermere. The first game ended in a tie 4-4. Lewis Turgeon scored his first goal of the season, while Chayton Martin scored on a deflection of a pass by Gage Nyuli. Ryker Chasse and Cooper Cote scored the other two goals. In the last minute of play, Gage was hit from behind and has a cracked wrist, putting him out for the next couple of weeks. Tyler McGowan then switched from forward to play defence in the next two games. The second game was just as close, with the final score WVMH 3-Kimberley/Cranbrook 3. The team made excellent passes, including ones back to the defence. Jake Gramlich and Jordan Maville scored the first two goals, but the Rockies were behind with 28 secondes to go. They pulled their goalie, and Jordan scored to tie the game. The third game wasn’t as exciting, with the final being WVMH 8-Fernie 2. Ryker scored on a power play, Cooper added two (one right from the face-off), Tobin Donahue, Jordan also scored two times, with one after an excellent pass from Memphis, Memphis Martin, and Jake. Sophia Bacon and Myan Twogood were the goalies who made excellent saves all weekend.

The WVMH U18 (Midgets) played in a local tournament. Their first game was against Summerland, whom they beat 4-1. Goals were scored by Carson Jefferson, Leif Dubreuil, Zach Smith and Braxton Gulliford. The team also beat Creston 5-4 in overtime, with Adam Kubian scoring the winning goal. Other goal scorers were Carson, Braxton, Leif and Brydon Fleming. In the Sunday game, WVMH lost 7-4 in a penalty-ridden game, with several players from both teams being ejected. Brydon, Brayden Mastroianni (2) and Leif scored the goals. The game ended early because of the fighting and penalties.