Left to right: Bruce Creelman(Coach) Desiree Mcleod(Manager) Devyn Frame, Noah Calen, Jaxon Dakin, Connor Creelman, Preston Lightle, Morgan Lum, Alexandra Mcleod, Zander Jack, Myles Calen(Asst. Coach), Taylor Frame(not shown in picture)
9 Team from all over the island went to win. But they couldn’t beat GOLD RIVER!! Gold River may have been considered the underdog with only 8 skaters on the ice, but our team played with heart and hustle all weekend. 6am game on Saturday morning was a nail biter with a loss of 2-1 against Oceanside. 2nd game was another close one against Port McNeill but Gold River prevailed with a 4-3 win. 3rd game against Nanaimo not only ended in a win of 6-2 but also ended with the most points that can be awarded for a game. Gold River won each period and received princess points for not getting a single penalty that game. This outstanding play took us to the final game against Comox. Unfortunately one of our key players got injured and was unable to play the final, so with her support on the bench the 7 skaters and our goalie played to win! And win they did! A 6-3 final for GOLD!!! All weekend we had outstanding goaltending by Connor Creelman and fantastic coaching from Bruce Creelman. Each and every player gave it their all! While other teams accumulated 25-30 penalty minutes through out the weekend. Gold River accumulated only 4 penalty minutes all weekend! They got to the business of scoring goals! This team represented Gold River with class and held themselves in a dignified manner at all times.
The Coaches, manager and parents want to congratulate the team for a great weekend of great hockey!
WAY TO GO BANTAM TEAM. A WELL DESERVED WIN!