Over the last few weeks, all three Castlegar atom teams attended hockey tournaments throughout the Okanagan and put on strong performances.
Merrick’s Team: Summerland tournament(Nov. 8-10)
The team had a strong start to the tournament and went undefeated in the round robin. They played the home association of Summerland in the semifinal and walked away with a 7-4 win to bring on Spokane for the final. They fought hard till the end, but Spokane had the edge, winning 6-1. The team didn’t come home empty handed and walked away with the Silver Pucks.
Rob’s team: NorthOkanagan tournament (Nov. 15-17)
This team had a great start to the tournament, going 3-0 and finishing first overall. In the semifinal they played their hearts out and beat Kelowna 4-3, paving the way to the final vs the home team of North Okanagan. In what was described as a great game, they won 5-2 to bring home gold.
Ed’s team: Pentictontournament (Nov. 15-17)
Again, the Castlegar team went undefeated in the round robin and finished first overall. The semifinal versus Cloverdale was a tough battle that ended up going into overtime — not the outcome they wanted but a hard battle till the very end. They ended up losing 5-4.