Ashcroft hosts Bantam tournament to close out hockey season

There were big crowds throughout the weekend as six teams played for top honours

Drylands Arena in Ashcroft wrapped up another successful season by hosting a Bantam tournament featuring two teams from 100 Mile House and teams from Ashcroft, Chase, Lillooet, and Merritt.

The Warriors from Ashcroft opened the tournament with a 10-1 win over Merritt, then suffered a narrow 6-5 loss to 100 Mile House Team #2. In their third game they rallied to tie the score against Lillooet 2-2 at the end of the first period, but Lillooet went on to score six unanswered goals for an 8-2 win.

It was a weekend of great hockey and excellent crowds, who were on hand to cheer on all the teams.

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The Merritt goalie can only watch as an Ashcroft player flips the puck into the net during the opening game of the recent Bantam tournament at Drylands Arena. Photo: Gary Winslow.

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