Clearwater girls play on home ice with junior team
Kamloops Jr. Blazers #8 Lily MacLeod gets ahead of Timberwolves’ #7 Rachel Kennedy to bring the puck down to the other end of the ice and attempt a shot on goal. (Stephanie Hagenaars/Clearwater Times) Kamloops Jr. Blazers captain Cassidy Tucker (#9) squeezes between a Williams Lake’s #9 Payton Lovell and goalie Karmyn Fisher (#31) in an attempt to put the puck in the net. (Stephanie Hagenaars/Clearwater Times) Kamloops Jr. Blazers #4 Sage Barstow looks around for an open teammate as Timberwolves #9 Payton Lovell tries to steal. (Stephanie Hagenaars/Clearwater Times) Kamloops Jr. Blazers #4 Sage Barstow fights Williams Lake player #16 for the puck, while Blazers #20 Korie McGill assists from behind. (Stephanie Hagenaars/Clearwater Times) The U18 girls Kamloops Jr. Blazers tied their first game against the Williams Lake Timberwolves on Saturday, Jan. 8. The team then took the win on Sunday (Jan. 9) with a 5-1 score. Back row l-r: Bailey Murray (#3), Klara Matty (#19), Emma Forsythe (#16), Hayley Hansen (#15), Paige Foidart (#12), Cassidy Tucker (#9), Alyna Huss (#14), Ainsley Dempsey (#21), Korie McGill (#20), Lily Macleod (#8), Tayla McMillan (#18), Sage Barstow (#4). Front row l-r: Victoria Morish (#7), Erika Ignace (#10). Goalies l-r: Haveen Ollek (#30) and Victoria Preston (#1). (Photo by Robyn Murray)
The U18 girls Kamloops Jr. Blazers were in Clearwater over the weekend playing a couple games against Williams Lake’s Timberwolves. Parents and fans filled the seats at the North Thompson Sportsplex to watch the teams play some good hockey and cheer on a few local players.
Captain Cassidy Tucker (#9), Korie McGill (#20), Sage Barstow (#4) and Bailey Murray (#3) have a combined 12 years experience on the Kamloops Jr. Blazers team.
The teams played two games, the first on Saturday (Jan. 8) where the teams finished the game tied at 2-2. The following day (Jan. 9), the Jr. Blazers dominated, taking the win with a 5-1 final score.
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