On Sunday the Mite 3 had their first game of the year. They combined the mite blue and mite white for this week because they were a few kids short. The kids were roaring to go after the long car ride to Baudette and played an incredible first game with a 6-2 win. Colin Trudeau was in net and made some incredible saves. It was fun to watch the kids start the year with a win. Scoring was Rowan Benoit, Noah Chandler (2), Bladen Melsa, Braxton Miller and Caden Perry.
They played a second game after the ice was resurfaced and played a tougher second-year team. Overall, the kids played well. Caden Perry scored the lone goal and Colin Trudeau had a lot more shots to block, but was up to the challenge. Even though they took a 4-1 loss, Colin kept the game close which kept spirits alive on the bench.
Player of the Week - Colin Trudeau: great job on all the incredible saves.
Crookston Squirt A opened the weekend at home against Devils Lakes on Saturday with a loss of 6-0. Sunday, they traveled to Detroit Lakes. The boys worked hard and came away with a 6-3 win.
Player of the week - Garrett Fischer: Garrett works hard every game and showed determination during the toughest loss of the season playing hard right to the end.
Squirt B’s had their home tournament this past weekend and although the end result was not what they hoped, several players showed more awareness to their positions. Everyone worked really hard and all said they had a lot of fun which, ultimately, is the goal.
Player of the week - Kira Daniels: she’s always positive, never complains and always works hard in any position. She’s a great asset and we’re excited to have her on the team.
The 10U girls were in Grand Forks this past weekend at the Grand Forks Angels 10UB Tournament. Friday night, they took on Detroit Lakes and won 5-0. Scoring: Alexa Bartrum (1), Claire McDonald (1) and a hat trick for Emma LaPlante (3). Assists went to Emma LaPlante (1) and Claire McDonald (1). Goalie Logan Brekken saved all eight of the shots on her that game. Saturday, the girls first game was against Bismarck, and they won 6-3. Scoring were Madi Abrams (1), Alexa Bartrum (1), Mya Bower(1) and another hat trick for Emma LaPlante (3). Goals were assisted by Adelia Weiland (1), Aubrey Bartrum (1), Emma LaPlante (1) and Katie Seaver (1). Logan Brekken had seven saves on the game. Their second game on Saturday was a tough loss against Williston of 10-0. Logan Brekken saved 15 of 25 shots on goal. The girls won their game on Sunday due to forfeiture by the opposing team because of scheduling conflicts. They took third place on the weekend and enjoyed their time on and off the ice.
This coming weekend, they play in Crookston. Saturday at 10:30 a.m., they take on the Bemidji 10UA team and at 3:45 p.m., they take on Fergus Falls. Sunday, they take on Detroit Lakes at noon.
Player of the Week - Emma LaPlante
This weekend, the Peewee A team tied Red Lake Falls 3-3, lost to Detroit Lakes 3-1 and beat Wadena 10-0.
Player of the Week - Riley Benson: Riley continues to work hard every time he touches the ice. He’s an aggressive defenseman that always challenges his opponents.
Player of the week - Michael Bochow: Michael is another player that shows up everyday with the mind set that he is going to out work everyone in the building. Michael has a knack for getting to the net with the puck and he also has an unselfish willingness to go into the corners and battle for the puck each shift. Michael is very much a team player and seems to enjoy setting up one of his teammates just as much as he likes to light the lamp himself. Thanks, Michael. It is a pleasure to coach you. Keep up the great work.
The 12U had two important district games this past weekend. On Saturday afternoon, the 12U hosted Bemidji and won 4-1. Scoring for Crookston: Addie Fee (3) and Cassie Solheim (1). Assisting for Crookston: Morgan Nelson and Reese Swanson. On Sunday, the 12U faced off against long time rival, Roseau. The teams went back and forth gaining control of the scoreboard, but Crookston came out on top with a 3-2 win. Scoring for Crookston: Brekken Tull (2) and Coral Brekken. Assisting for Crookston: Georgia Sanders, Cassie Solheim and Coral Broken.
This upcoming weekend, the 12U will be hosting Fergus Falls and West Fargo.
Player of the week - Morgan Nelson: Morgan set the tone for the weekend in the Bemidji game, helping them score seconds into the game with a great rush up the ice and a well placed shot on net, which allowed them to bang home a rebound for a 1-0 lead. Morgan is a leader on and off the ice to the first-year players.
The Crookston Bantams played two games this past weekend going 1-0-1 on the weekend. On Friday night, Crookston faced off against a tough Red Lake Falls team and came up short losing 8-3. Leading the way for Crookston was Alex Longoria scoring all three goals for Crookston. Assists on Longoria's goals went to Blaine Andringa and Zac Tahran. Jaren Bailey was in net for Crookston stopping 46 shots.
On Sunday, Crookston traveled to Warroad for an afternoon game and tied 4-4 in a back and fourth game. On the first shift of the game, Alex Longoria went coast to coast giving Crookston a quick 1-0 lead. Warroad would go on to score the next two goals to take the lead until Drake Lord knotted it up at 2-2 for Crookston. After Warroad answered to regain the lead, Dalton Delude scored his first goal of the season tying the game at 3-3. Warroad took the lead late in the third, but Jackson Demarais had other plans tying it back up at 4-4. In overtime, Crookston and Warroad both exchanged scoring chances but came up empty ending in a 4-4 tie. Assisting on goals were Alex Longoria and Thor Harbott. Jaren Bailey was in net and had 61 saves.
Player of the week - Dalton Delude who scored his first of the season.