Bantam Hornets conquer Merritt tourney
The Cranbrook Bantam Hornets went four and one in the Merritt Bantam Rep Tournament (Dec. 14-16), and battled their way to another first-place tournament win to finish off 2018.
The Hornets opened up with a 5-4 win over the host team, before taking an 11-3 win over Summerland and falling 3-2 to Winfield in their third game of the day to finish second overall in the five-team round robin.
They advanced to the final after a 9-0 victory over third-place Summerland and went on to defeat Winfield 9-7.
The Hornets, made up of players from Cranbrook and Kimberley, went into the Christmas break sitting at 18 wins, four losses and two ties.
Pictured above left to right back row: Assistant Coaches James Seney and Max Andrew, Caleb Manley, Ethan Doehle, Kalle Ericsson, Braden Trenchard, Aden Black, Jacob McDonaugh, Joshua Hampton, Brayden Vopat, Head Coach Roman Vopat, Kansys Seney, Tanner Watson. Front Row: Reid Ambrosio, Josh Daly, Garrett Colten, Nate Murdoch, Nathan Andrew, Ryder Duczek, Liam Whalen, Nicholas Butler. Photo submitted