Creston Chiefs win peewee tournament in Invermere

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The Creston Chiefs after winning a tournament in Invermere.

The Creston Chiefs after winning a tournament in Invermere.

The Creston Chiefs attended the Invermere peewee tournament held Nov. 22-24. Offense was not an issue for the Chiefs, who outscored their opponents 33-9.

The Chiefs faced the Invermere Rockies on Nov. 22, and Creston jumped out to an early lead with hard work and persistence. Invermere had a push back, scoring three quick goals. The Chiefs bent but did not break, holding off the Rockies and scoring a few more late goals, pulling out the win with a 7-4 victory.

Creston’s next game was against the Lethbridge Threat. The Chiefs came out flying. Having not played the Threat before, they knew they wanted a good start, controlling the play and pace of the game. The Chiefs turned that great start into a huge 8-1 victory.

The Chiefs third opponent was the Golden Rockets. A league rival, Creston knew they would be in for a tough game. Golden got on the board first, scoring a goal in the first minute of the game. At the end of the first period, as expected, it was a close game with the score being 2-2. The Chiefs then turned on the offence, outscoring the Rockets 8-1 in the final two periods, coming out on top with a 10-3 final. This put the Creston Chiefs in the championship game on Nov. 24.

Championship Sunday brought a final game between the Creston Chiefs and the Golden Rockets. The Creston players knew that hard work and effort were what carried them to the championships, and they kept it rolling, overwhelming Golden with their speed and skill. Their defense was rock solid and the goaltending was stellar, and they easily dismantled Golden with an 8-1 victory.

—CRESTON VALLEY MINOR HOCKEY ASSOCIATION