Penguins flying

The WestTel Youth Roller Hockey
League rolled back into action this past Saturday with some big games across
all four age divisions.

In the Peewee league, the
Five-Continents Leafs enjoyed a commanding victory over the Hurley’s Hawks with
Dominic Dyer earning the Leafs’ player of the game and Chris Messer notching a
season-high nine points. Hurley’s Hawks coach Chris Moser awarded the entire
Hawks bench with player of the game honours after playing the entire match without
any substitute players.

After game five of the season, the
Appleby Sharks are clinging to their first place seed after a surprising 6-8
loss to the Vampt Oilers.  The Oilers, skating without any substitute players,
“played their hearts out” according to Coach Dan Etherington. The team’s
player of the game was awarded to Ethan Hersant who put up a six-point
game.   

The Animal House Penguins find
themselves still atop the competitive WestTel Atom division after a nail-biting
8-7 victory over the KPMG Senators.  Penguins’ coach Tim Courtis
awarded Morgan McCartney with the player of the game honours saying, “Look at
the stats! She did not have a point in the game, but we would have lost the
match if not for Morgan’s great defense.” The Senators crowned Ryan Lloyd
player of the match with his three-point game. 

Game two of the Atom series saw the
Eats Blazers defeat the LOM Capitals with a 6-3 finish.  Joe Purton earned
the Blazers’ player of the game and the team’s win bumps the squad up to number
two in the standings. Meanwhile Eric Boggess earned the Capitals’ player of the
game. 

The dms Bruins looked like they
were putting on a shooting clinic against the XN Financial Flames with Sarah
Jackson and Jabari Walrond each being honoured as the Bruins’ players
of the game. Flames players of the game were Tess Ashman and goalie Joseph
Maxfield, who played strong and stopped a number of Bruins shots. 

Game two of the Novice match-ups
saw the Coldwell-Banker Rangers defeat the Walkers Blue Iguanas 6-3. Rangers’
players of the game were Sara Wilson and Shawn Lansdell while Douglas Rowland
earned the Blue Iguanas’ player of the game. 

The new Cayman Islands Kings Peewee
travel team began their tryouts on Tuesday April 20. This leg of the budding
Kings Sports Centre hockey league was started to help foster greater player
development with the league’s eldest players.

League Director Ray Singh said: “In
order for our kids to continue to develop their skills, they need to see better
competition.  The players will have to work hard and show the coaches the
dedication that is needed in order for this team to be successful.  This
first event in June should be a fun and eye-opening experience for our players,
coaches and parents.”

Seventeen players are trying out
for the 13 possible positions on the team: Ethan Hersant, Aaron Hersant, Finn
Walker, Michael Matthews, Jagger Hope, Alexander Agemian, Alexander Wilkins,
Mack Moser, Tynan Klein, Nicole Whittaker, Jacob Whewell, Jean-Louis Beaudet,
Chris Messer, Josiah Derksen, Andrew Antonysraj, Dylan Bostock and Sean Whewell.

The players will be going through a
2-week try-out phase with the team being selected on May 1.

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