Kate Curran (right) gets a hug from a teammate after a goal against Logan Lake.

Kate Curran (right) gets a hug from a teammate after a goal against Logan Lake.

Peewees win big in exhibition play

Ashcroft Peewees get their first win in post-season exhibition games.

Well we are coming to the end of our hockey season, the ice will be done after the Beer Belly tournament March 2-4.

Ashcroft’s Peewee team completed their playoff games a few weeks ago against Lillooet, losing both games in a double header, with Lloyd Johnson stepping up to be our goalie, as Pearce Brown is out for the remainder of the season with a broken finger. The players fought hard against their opponents and, as always, showed their team spirit!

With the super league season over, we were able to arrange some exhibition games with a team from Logan Lake on Saturday. The first game began at 9:30 am and our team came out strong, with #77 Hunter Beckett scoring in the first 34 seconds! Logan Lake answered back with one of their own. Kolten Southwick stood in for goalie and almost filled the whole net! The game was played well by both teams and our kids were finally able to have a taste of victory with a 13-5 final score for the Ashcroft Chiefs! #60 Tyler Antoine scored twice, #22 Monika Paulos scored twice, #88 Lloyd Johnson had three goals, #19 Griffin Aie had two goals and three assists, #77 Hunter Beckett had three goals and two assists, #23 Kate Curran with one goal, #21 Kraig Loring, #24 Hayden Aie and #25 Tristen Harder each with an assist.

After a lunch break the teams were out on the ice for another game. Our coaches mixed things up a bit and put the defense forward, moving some of our forwards back to defense! Tyris Peters was our goalie for this game and played really well. It was a well fought battle and our team was once again victorious with the final score being 15-5! You couldn’t wipe the smiles off of their faces, and honestly who would want to! #33 Kyla Horsting-Minnabarriet scored her first goal ever and got an assist! #21 Kraig Loring had four goals, #19 Griffin Aie with two goals, #20 Atak Belcourt-Koch had two goals, #88 Lloyd Johnson with two goals, #77 Hunter Beckett had two goals and seven assists, #24 Hayden Aie with one goal and one assist, #60 Tyler Antoine had one goal! What a great way to end our season and boy did our team deserve a win after all the hard work they did all year.

The team was off to Merritt on Sunday for one more game. The coaches really deserve all the gratitude we can give them for volunteering their time to such a great group of kids. Way to go Ashcroft Chiefs!

Lisa Tegart