Winner of the Atoms tournament in Banff. Submitted photo

Minor Hockey Minute

Recap of weekend games for local hockey teams

Submitted by Windermere Minor Hockey Society

The Atom Rockies travelled to Banff last weekend. Friday night they played Red Deer, winning 8-2. Saturday they beat the Banff Bears 5-2. Sunday morning the Atom team faced Okotoks in a nail biter game. At the end of the second, the game was tied 2-2, but Chase Kinsey scored the winning goal in the third, giving them a 3-2 win. In the tournament final, the team played an Atom team from Edmonton. They played hard and won the game 6-3, winning the A pool in the Banff Tournament! They were awarded a $200 gift certificate from Boston Pizza.

The rest of the Atom team joined part of the Peewee team to participate in a Calgary Peewee hockey tournament in Canal Flats. Because of the weather, the tournament had a cancellation so a Mixed Peewee/Atom team was put together to join the Peewee team that was already in the tournament. The Atoms found out that 2 years difference in ages makes a real difference in skating and skills. The Mixed White team lost all their games but Brayden Roe had a hat trick in one of the games, and Jesse MacIntosh had to stand on his head at times to stop the multitude of shots. The Blue team ended up winning 1 game, and tied another using some Atoms on their team. Tobias Andruschuk scored his first goal as a Peewee.

The other Peewee team had a disappointment on Thursday night when Kimberley cancelled due to weather. However, they played Cranbrook on Friday evening, losing an exciting game 3-2. Ryan Tamelin stopped over 50 shots, and Paddy Donahue and Teagan Pike scored the goals.

The Novice team travelled to a 12-team Novice tournament in Whitefish. There were teams from as far away as Missoula and Kalispell. The team played Whitefish in their first game on Friday and won 12-2. They played again on Friday against Cranbrook M&R and again won 7-2. On Saturday they played Cranbook Key City and won that game 17-2. These 3 wins put them at the top of their pool and they met Medicine Hat in the Championship game on Sunday. They boys played hard, but lost that game 7-2, coming in second in the 12 team tournament.

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