The Tumbler Ridge Girls? hockey team did our town proud when they played in Chetwynd on Sunday January 7th at the Chetwynd District Minor Hockey Association Girls Tournament. The first game started at 7 AM, and the Tumbler Ridge Flyers played well to beat the Chetwynd Bandits 5-1. Goals were scored by Megan Vivian (2), Danielle Legault, Kara Trim, and Krista Trim, with assists from Krista Trim, Shana Fallon and Megan Vivian. The MVP award went to Kelsey Legault for her awesome defense.
The second game of the day saw Tumbler Ridge playing the Prince George Cougars, the team that went on to win the tournament. Shana Fallon scored a hat trick, all unassisted, which earned her the MVP award. The final score was 11-3.
In the Tumbler Ridge?s final game the score was 8-1 in favour of the Fort St. John Flyers, with Katelyn Lehmann scoring Tumbler Ridge?s goal on a breakaway. Krista Trim won the MVP award. This put Tumbler Ridge in third place overall, and each player received a nice trophy. The Tumbler Ridge team was proud to win the trophy for the most sportsmanlike team, which will go on display in the hockey trophy case.
Coach Anita Kruse was impressed with the way all of her players put in their best effort, especially since this is only the second year for the girls team with about half of the players new this year. The girls are looking forward to their home tournament on February 24th and 25th.