The first league home games for the 100 Mile House bantam rep Milers this season saw Prince George visit on Dec. 13-14.
Before Game 1, coach Terry Robinson says he wasn’t sure to expect, but knows this team, sponsored by the Forest Grove Legion, has come a long way since the beginning of the season.
This season is about development, getting better every game, he explains.
If last weekend’s games are any indication – a 12-2 blowout one night followed by a 7-6 nail-bitter the next morning – then Robinson is on to something.
“We haven’t had a bantam rep team in I don’t know how many years,” the coach says. “A lot of these guys are just playing together now. My biggest thing is these guys have to learn how to play as a team. I stress team play; I stress sportsmanship. They have been working really hard. Practices have been good; they’ve been tough.”
Wylon Hall and Ryan Wallace scored goals in Game 1. Cameron Ardiel and Hall tallied assists. Game 2 saw goals by Tristan Takats (3) Ardiel (2) and Levi McQueen. Hall, Takats, Mitchell Hooper, Dylan Carr, Ryan Wallace and Ardiel made assists.
“They may not win every game, but I can pretty much guarantee they’re going to be better at the end of the year they at the beginning of the year,” adds Robinson.