Peewee girls capture second place in weekend tournament, midgets fourth

Stettler’s midget and peewee girl hockey teams were in action over the weekend in a tournament where pewee girls came second in their category while the midget girls came fourth

MUSTAFA ERIC/Independent staff Racing to the net - Stettler’s midget girl Storm had to put up a good struggle against the faster-skating Sylvan Lake players in their final game Sunday morning

Stettler’s midget and peewee girl hockey teams were in action over the weekend in a tournament where pewee girls came second in their category while the midget girls came fourth

Dave Nelson, the manager of the midget girls’ team said there were four teams taking part in the tournament at their level.

He said midget tournament turned out to be an exciting event with both round robin games going to shoot-outs to determine the winner.

In the end, he said Fort McMurray won the top spot with Viking taking the second place and Sylvan Lake coming third.

Nelson paid tribute to the fans and volunteers who made sure that tournament games went on to be played when the Zamboni broke down.

He said everybody contributed to the effort when the ice had to be shoveled in the traditional way.

On the pewee side of the tournament, Stettler Storm played the A final against Sherwood Park and lost the visiting team, taking the second place while B final was played between Viking and Red Deer, in which the former won over the latter.

This game was also decided in a shoot-out, according to Nelson.

Score sheets of the games were not available at the time of print.

In other minor hockey news, midget A Storm delivered a resounding 6-1 defeat to Sylvan Lake in an away game on Sunday, Nov. 21.

Peewee Storm lost to Camrose Border Paving Drillers 6-3 in an away game.

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