Stettler defies odds at midget tourney

It never ceases to amaze how people can come together in uniform to reach a common goal

The Stettler midget girls and their coaches congratulate each other after a third-place finish in the Killam tournament on the weekend. Despite missing personnel

Submitted by Veronica Anderson

It never ceases to amaze how people can come together in uniform to reach a common goal and overcome any obstacle that falls before them and still be successful.

That happened last weekend with the Stettler Storm midget girls’ hockey team. With four games to be played on the weekend at the Killam tournament, Saturday morning the Stettler girls found themselves short six skaters due to injury, sickness and other commitments.

With just 10 skaters, the girls showed endurance and strength to beat the Killam Heat 5-2.

In their second game, the Stettler girls fell to the Fort Saskatchewan Fury 5-0, as the energy they had the first game did not surface.

Encountering a player suspension, plus two more injuries from Saturday, going into the Sunday morning’s game, Stettler once again hit the ice with nine skaters, which included one of the team’s goalies. The Saskatoon AA Comets defeated the Storm 6-1. The final score did not reflect the energy and perseverance the girls displayed, along with the fortitude of great goaltending.

With back-to-back games, Stettler put it in overdrive to place third in the tournament with a 4-2 win over Killam.

Although the team played short all weekend, Stettler was confident with this group of girls that those who couldn’t be present were there in spirit and they all won in the end as a team.

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