Clearwater Atom Sharks were perfect hosts and hostesses during their tournament the weekend before last.
The local squad didn’t win a game – but that doesn’t mean they didn’t try or display talent. None of the games were blowouts and all could have gone the other way.
Possibly the most interesting was a game against Kamloops Kodiaks on the Saturday afternoon. It was a tough fight all the way to the end. At the ice clean Clearwater Sharks were up 2 – 1 with another 30 minutes of play to go.
“Kamloops tied the game up in the second and we went into nail-biting play during the third period with Kamloops getting a couple of quick goals,” said Jessica Gunn of the Sharks coaching staff. “Clearwater fought back to catch up but unfortunately the buzzer went to end the game and we were short a couple goals.”
Kamloops Bullets won the tournament beating McVale (a combination team from McBride and Valemount) in the final. Kodiaks came third and Clearwater fourth.
Visiting parents and coaches gave plenty of positive feedback following the event, said Rachel Biagioni, one of the tournament organizers. Most importantly, she felt, all the youngsters taking part had fun.
This past weekend the Atom Sharks played at a tournament in Lumby.