The Central GM Novice hockey squad finished second in a four-team tournament, with a two-win and two-loss record in Valemount, Feb. 23-24.
Game 1 against the Prince George Leafs ended in a 10-1 victory for Prince George. The Central GM MVP award went to Noah Sanders.
Game 2 versus the Prince George Gingerbreads saw 100 Mile House winning 9-3. The team MVP award went to Ethan Ashton.
In game 3 against Valemount, Central GM skated to an 8-3 victory, with Reichert Sanford picking up the team’s MVP award.
100 Mile faced the Leafs again in the game for first and second place, and the Prince George squad earned a 12-0 shutout. The 100 Mile MVP award went to Jake Henderson.
Central GM goalie, Gavin McLean, faced more than 50 shots in the championship game.
“It was a very one-sided game, but the team did not give up and played their hearts out right to the end, and they were still smiling when they came off the ice, says team manager Karen McLean. “Coaches, Rob Sanford, Mike Cole and Chris Henderson were very proud of their team.”
Prior to this tourney, the team had not won a game all season, McLean adds, so they were extremely excited to win two games at the tournament and go home with a second-place trophy.
“We were all very proud of how well they played and how they came together as a team.”
She notes Colton Sanford (older brother Reichert Sanford) was the big winner of the puck toss.