The 16U A1 team closed out their weekend in Burnaby with a 4-1 vs. EDGE Academy and finished the weekend with 2 wins, 1 loss and 1 tie. Their weekend record was good enough for a 3rd place finish at Burnaby Winter Club Academy Icebreaker tournament.
T-BIRDS RALLIED FROM 1-0 DEFICIT VS. EDGE FOR VICTORY
Sno-King looked a little sleepy in the early going as they were outshot 14-4 in the first period. Despite this, the score remained 0-0, due largely in part to the stellar goaltending of Andy Vlaha. Edge finally scored with 16:56 remaining in the second period, which is how the scored remained at the 10:00 mark when the teams left the ice for resurfacing. The team returned to the ice a different group and scored 4 straight times for the victory. The team’s head coach, Mike Butters, said he wasn’t overly concerned about his team’s deficit. “Sure, we weren’t happy with the way things started but I felt the guys simply needed to find their game and things would go our way. We came out after the flood and played a different game and it didn’t take long for us to get going. I was proud of the way our guys adjusted their game and outshot our opponents 21-6 down the stretch.” Tyler Waram scored his first and second goals of the year and added an assist to lead the way for the T-Birds. Also scoring for Sno-King were Andrew Alonzo and Trevor Loucks. Picking up assists were Matthew Klenk, Danny McCarragher, George Moran, Stirling Nash and Chase Ojala.
16U TEAM TO HOST SHOWCASE IN TWO WEEKS
The team will now enjoy some much-needed rest as they prepare for hosting their first ever preseason showcase beginning September 28th. The showcase will be hosted at Lynnwood Ice Center, Olympicview Arena and Sno-King Kirkland and will feature the Coure D’Alene Academy, Lake Tahoe Academy and Wenatchee Wilderness 16U teams. Butters hopes the showcase will be an event hosted each year in the Emerald City. “In order to play quality opponents, we usually have to travel to them. This showcase gives us an opportunity to have quality teams come in and play us. It also gives us an opportunity to host players and families and illustrate to them the quality of hockey and our program here in Seattle.
Flock Notes: George Moran was selected as the team’s Fire Helmet winner on Sunday.