The Mite White ended their season with a 10-4 loss to Bagley last Saturday. Even though they did not win, they had some very good things happen. Rowan Benoit scored a hat trick, and Lukas Helgeson made a great play skating the puck up the ice and passing to a wide open Jacob Biermaier for the fourth goal. Jacob also had a few other good chances but ran into a pretty good little goalie. Tucker Lubinski had a couple breakaways and other chances and could not buy a goal either. Joseph Burnette and Kai Hoppe out-skated a few Bagley players and went hard for the puck most of the game. Kegan Erickson was aggressive and wanted to take the puck to the net. Asher Vigness and Brodie Meyer were playing some great defense and not allowing Bagley to get to many shots on net. Bladen Melsa was one of the fastest kids on the ice and used it well chasing down the Bagley players. Colin Trudeau made some very good saves to give Crookston a chance at a comeback late in the game. Overall, they had a pretty good year. Did not get as many wins as they wanted, but overall, they grew a lot as hockey players. Thank you, parents and athletes for a good year.
Mite White Player of the Week - The Team: Our White team is not just the players of the week but for the whole 2018-2019 hockey season. Nice job, boys.
The Mite Blue wrapped up their season this last week with a couple fun practices, a game on Friday between the kids and their parent(s) and the last game of the season against Bagley. The parent game was both fun and entertaining for everyone that was in attendance. The parents were able to get the win, and most were out of breath and a little sore the next day, but everyone had a blast. On Saturday, Crookston braved the weather to travel to Bagley. Davin Janek put on the goalie pads for the last game, and he played goaltender pro-style coming way out of the crease to play the puck at times and he did a good job. For the second time this year, Crookston played a full ice game. The kids quickly were reminded why their skating skills need to be top-notch and how passing the puck can make a big difference. Noah Chandler and Caden Perry both skated really hard, and both were able to get a hat trick using there speed. Noah Chandler was also able to pick up a fourth goal off a nice pass from Jacob Biermaier. Together, the entire team played some of the best hockey to date and came a long way since the start of the season. Even though they took a 12-7 loss, the kids had fun, skated hard and had nothing but positive vibes in the locker room after the game.
Mite Blue Player of the Week - The Team: This week’s player of week is the Mite 3 Blue team. The boys have come a long way since the start of the season. Their skills have improved the more ice time/practice we had, and as the season progressed, we have a noticeably improved team. Boys, your hard work and dedication has not gone unnoticed. Continue to work on your hockey skills in the offseason because dedication will pay dividends. Thanks for a fun year of hockey.