Congratulations to our Bantam Team - again!
Following up on their CCHL Cup win last weekend, the Wells Warrior Bantam team headed to York, Pennsylvania this weekend to compete in the York Ice Arena Rec Tournament. We are proud of the 14U Warriors for bringing home second place in the tournament! The 14U Warriors went into the championship game with a goals for of 21 and 0 goals against. The team they played had only let in 2 goals in the tournament.
It was tied up 1-1 with less than 6 minutes left in the game when the Sunbury Stampede was able to get a second puck past our net minder. It was a great game played by both teams and a great tournament and season by our 14U Warriors. The game was a tough physical bout between the two power houses. Sunbury go ton the board early, ending the Warriors tournament shut out in the 1st period, but our Warriors did not let that phase them. Chase Williams deflected a power-play, blue line shot from Suereken Matsuyama for the equalizer early in the 2nd. The two teams would continue their ferocious play with hard forechecks and heavy point shots. Both goal minders played absolutely amazing until late in the 3rd when a Sunbury Offensemen found the back of the net for the go-ahead goal. The Warriors shifted their offense to another level with 5+ shots on net in the final 5 minutes of the game, but the Stampede Goalie would not waiver. Our Bantams unfortunately suffered their only loss of the 2017/2018 hockey season in their last game of the travel tournament, 2-1.
We could not be more proud of Head Coach Brian Ferrina, his staff, and the Bantams this season who put together the best Warrior season in program history. This group has been with the program since its inception under Joe Hampton, who the team has dedicated the season to. We look forward to next season when most of the team will be moving up to the Midget team (18U), as well as the 4 Bantams who will be returning to protect their throne!
-Game synopsis provided by James Johnson ~