CIS skates well

Last Friday saw the third
annual Inter-School tournament. In only its third year, this branch of the
WestTel Youth Hockey League has turned into a spectacle at King’s Sports Centre
attracting roughly 400 spectators. 

Four schools participated in
the event, with each forming junior and senior squads: Montessori by the Sea,
Saint Ignatius, Cayman Prep and Cayman International School. Montessori faced
off against Saint Ignatius in the first game of the day while Cayman Prep and
C.I.S. played game two. Each school matchup featured a 36 minute half by the
junior players followed by a 36 minute half by the seniors. Saint Ignatius and
Cayman International School were victorious. 

C.I.S. Team Manager,
Christopher Courtis said “I was proud to help out the CIS team and to be the
team organizer. It was a great game with many ups and downs. CIS played very
well and made an amazing comeback. The junior team didn’t give up and played
very well, allowing for the seniors to make the amazing comeback. I would like
to thank Ray for putting on the games, the CIS coaches who volunteered to coach
the kids, and everyone else who helped out with the tournament.”

Cayman Prep Coach Kevin Lloyd stated “There was tremendous
excitement amongst the players leading up to the games.  Each player had an extra bounce in his/her
step as they were introduced.  The energy
level remained elevated in the warm-ups, 
despite when Prep suffered its first casualty as Coach Nigel was sent to
the hospital for stitches after being struck in the head with a puck.  Luckily, the Junior Prep Team was able to
shake this off and played a very strong game, with wave after wave of pressure
on CIS. The same should be said about the Senior Prep Goalie Thomas Bishop who
was tremendous in keeping the combined game close for Prep.   The Senior game was a complete reversal of
the Junior game, with CIS applying nearly all of the pressure.  Although outmatched at the Senior level, the
Prep team hung in to the very end and gave it their all, finally succumbing by
two goals.  I was extremely pleased with
the good sportsmanship displayed by all and congratulate CIS for their strong
comeback and combined win.”