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Elk Valley Wild Peewees place first

Elk Valley Wild won their tournament - submitted
Elk Valley Wild won their tournament
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Submitted by Shawna Klein

Elk Valley Wild PeeWee Rep Manager

 

Elk Valley Wild Pee Wee Rep team placed first in a tournament in November. The team is made up of players from Elkford, Sparwood, and Fernie.

The Elk Valley Wild Peewee Rep team travelled to Lethbridge on Nov 22-24 to participate in the Lethbridge Tier 3 Peewee Tournament.

Their first game was on Friday against Cranbrook Ice.

The first period of play ended with Elk Valley in the lead 2-1.  Cranbrook Ice came back hard in the second scoring 2 goals and taking the lead 3-2.  Elk Valley just could not get the lead back and the final score ended with Cranbrook Ice winning 7-3.

On Saturday, Elk Valley Wild players were excited to play at the Enmax Centre in Lethbridge.

The team came out strong scoring seven goals in the first period and three in the second and third period, taking a victory over Scotiabank Hurricanes 13-3.

The next game later in the day was against Strathcona. The first period ended with a 2-2 tie.  But Elk Valley came out strong in the second period scoring three goals to Strathcona's 1 goal ending the second period with 5-3 lead.  Another two goals in the third secured a second win for Elk Valley Wild and it was off to the finals on Sunday to once again play Cranbrook Ice.

Elk Valley Wild wasted no time scoring the first two goals of the game in the first five minutes.  Cranbrook Ice was able to squeeze out 1 goal in the first and this ended the period with Elk Valley ahead 2-1.

Elk Valley was shut out in the second period with Cranbrook Ice scoring their second goal and the game was tied up heading into an exciting third period. Cranbrook Ice scored the first two goals in the third period and after less than three minutes of play, Cranbrook Ice was ahead 4-2.  But Elk Valley Wild scored four more goals in the third period winning the game and taking first place in the tournament.

 

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