Peewees put up good fight against Merritt

Ashcroft Peewees continue to grow and work as a team.

The home town fans were out cheering on the Ashcroft Peewees on Jan. 7 as they hosted Merritt.

The Peewees played the first of three games that weekend, beginning with their last home game of the series.

Merritt squeaked in the first goal of the period but our team came back seven minutes later and #19 Griffin Aie, assisted by #77 Hunter Beckett, scored 1 for us, ending the first period in a 1-1 tie.

Merritt dominated the second period, ringing in four goals, although one of those was helped in by one of our players, leaving goalie Pearce Brown and fans quite shocked! OOPS! We were able to get one of our own with #21 Kraig Loring, assisted by #77 Hunter Beckett, getting the puck past MERRITT’s goalie.

Heading into the third period with a score of 5-2 for Merritt, our defense played hard. #77 Hunter Beckett carried the puck down and got an unassisted goal to bring the score to 5-3. Merritt answered with two more of their own, but, Ashcroft, not a team to give up, brought up the final score to 7-4 with #21 Kraig Loring, assisted by #77 Hunter Beckett, getting the last goal of the game.

Sunday the Peewees were off to Lillooet for a double header, but with the first game starting at 8:15 am, our team was a little tired. Lillooet is the strongest team in our league so it was no surprise when they began to run the score up. They almost left us scoreless in the first game but #70 Jarren Morgan, assisted by #77 Hunter Beckett, managed to get one past their strong goalie. The final score in the first game was 13-1. We then had a few hours to regroup before the next game and came out stronger, with the final in the second being 6-0 for Lillooet. Even in games like these our team shows awesome team spirit, cheering for one another, and, when the music tickles their fancy, you may even see them dancing!

Playoffs begin in February and I will be announcing those game times when that information becomes available.

Lisa Tegart

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