Main photo: Clearwater Atoms Cleo Coates(#2) and Chays York (#25) battle with their opponents during one of two games against Merritt at the Sportsplex on Sunday.
Below: Clearwater Atom Linden Munson (#10) makes the Merritt goalie scramble on a breakaway. The local squad won one and lost one in these, the first games of the season. The team has 20 players on its roster, of which only seven are second-year. “The players improved so much this weekend already and I expect the team and players will improve in leaps and bounds this year,” said coach Barb Coates. Next games are this upcoming weekend against Logan Lake at home.