Slave Lake’s women’s hockey team, the Kodiaks, hosted teams from out of town on the Oct. 20 weekend for the Ice Breaker tournament. Eight teams took part: the Peace River Sharks, Grovedale Vipers, Grimshaw Hustlers, Taylor Falcons, North Peace Eagles, Sturgeon Lake Chill, and Grande Prairie Heat.
The games were split up in two pools and a round robin. On Friday night the Slave Lake Kodiaks battled it out against the Peace River Sharks, winning 7-3.
On Saturday the Kodiaks took on the Taylor Falcons, winning 6-3. They followed with a game against the Grovedale Vipers, losing 3-6.
Connie Schultz of the Kodiaks says Grade 10 student and fellow teammate Kennedy Hartman scored her first goal with the Kodiaks during Saturday’s semi-final game.
The Kodiaks, in the number two spot, came back strong in the semi-finals beating the Sturgeon Lake Chill 4-2. This allowied the team to move on to the final game versus the Grovedale Vipers. The Kodiaks won 2-1 in a shootout, thanks to Morgan Loroff.
Schultz says the tournament included a beer garden fundraiser set up to raise money for new jerseys for the team and a raffle table.
“ We would also like to thank the sponsors who made this team possible,” she says.
This Saturday, Nov. 3, the Kodiaks play the North Peace Eagles in Peace River.
Slave Lake Kodiak’s female hockey team in action in the season-opening tournament in Slave Lake.