Windermere Valley U18 Girls’ team faced stiff competition when they hosted Eckville West Central, the number one team in their league. They kept it close on Saturday, losing 5-2, with goals being scored by Taya Anderson and Rachel Angebrandt, assisted by Maya Eccles. Sunday, they lost some steam, but kept the Central team to only 3 goals, losing 3-0. The girls are second in their league at this time.
The U15 team travelled to Golden where they won a close game 5-3. The score was 2-1 for the locals after 1 and with no scoring in the second, they started the third period ahead. Golden scored 2 goals to go ahead. Then the local team got serious and scored 3 unanswered goals to win. Goals were scored by Cameron Charette, Brayden Roe (2), Thomas Meena, and Jack McCaffer. Jack, Ethan Spencer, Cameron and Chase Kinsey all had assists.
After finishing December with impressive wins against some tough Calgary Competition, the U13 Rep team travelled to Sparwood and Fernie on Saturday. The team beat Fernie in the first game 14-0 and in the second game 7-1. What pleased the coaches most, was the fact that only 3 goals of the 21 scored were unassisted. The team worked as a team passing and using their defence in the play, leading to the great number of goals. The goalies were stellar in both games.
The U13 House team travelled to Golden where they won the closest game of the day 4-3. Golden was ahead 2-0, when Brayden Rice scored to make it 2-1. Then Theodore Wilson scored on a pass by Crosby Vernon to tie the game. Hayden Walker made it 3-2 on a set up by Brayden and Crosby. Then Hayden, on a pass from Sawyer Wight, scored the winning goal with 52 seconds left in the game.
The U11 team travelled to Cranbrook on Saturday and played an exciting game against Cranbrook, which ended in a 4-4 tie. The locals were ahead 3-1 after 2, then Cranbrook tied the game. Jack Gramlich scored to make it 4-3 and with about 6 minutes left, Cranbrook scored again to tie the game. Other goals were scored by Jack, Jack Joy and Hudson LaPointe. They then played another Cranbrook team here in Invermere, and lost that game 9-1, with Jack Gramlich, on a pass from Luke Cropley, scoring the team’s only goal with 3 minutes to go.