Strong tourney showings for Castlegar atom teams

Big tournament wins at recent events

This Castlegar atom team went undefeated in a round robin in Penticton but lost the final in overtime. Photo submitted

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.

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This Castlegar atom team came home with silver from a tournament in Summerland. Photo submitted

This Castlegar atom team won a North Okanagan tournament, defeating the home team 5-2 in the final. Photo submitted

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