‘Heart and soul’ part of Attitude on Ice 2014

Bantams 'needed one more goal' in local tourney, finish second

100 Mile House bantam hockey players Kailey Lund

100 Mile House bantam hockey players Kailey Lund

A 100 Mile House Bantam girls hockey team nearly made it a comeback story.

The local team, sponsored by The Royal Canadian Legion #261-100 Mile House, was one of three hosting the Attitude on Ice 2014 tournament, and they met the Mackenzie Mischiefs in the finals at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre on March 9.

Down 3-0 in the final frame, Karlie Easton and Sydni Poggenpohl scored goals with 7:13 and 2:21 remaining, respectively. Both goals were assisted by Kailey Lund.

Coach Scott Cross says the Bantams needed “just one more goal” in the great final.

He adds both coaches, including Scott Easton, were quite proud.

“We were really happy with the girls’ performance on the weekend. It was a great team effort.

We had players that were pretty quiet all year step up and play excellent. And our goalie [Rachel Cross] was great all weekend.”

Atom, Bantam and Midget teams from Williams Lake, Langley, Prince George, Kamloops, Tri-Cities and Chilliwack were also in town for the tournament, which started March 8.

The 100 Mile House Atom team finished fourth, while the local Midget team won third.

“Overall, it was an exciting weekend of female hockey in 100 Mile House,” says Midget coach Bev Fry.

“The 100 Mile Midget female team played great and displayed the upmost respect for the officials, opponents and each other. They demonstrated the true meaning of heart and soul in every game they played.

“This team only got together for two or three tournaments, but it gave them all an awesome opportunity to represent 100 Mile House and the surrounding area.”