U18s readying to defend throne
Dominating the home field on Friday against Didsbury, Drumheller managed to beat the visiting team 10-1, scoring three goals in a matter of minutes near the end of the match.
“We will need to prepare to face whomever comes through in this week’s playoffs,” coach Martin McSween said.
The team secured their first place position two weeks ago by defeating Hanna 4-2, and ensuring their first place position.
This week, the second place team will be playing the fifth placed team, and third against fourth teams. Winners advance to Saturday, June 20th’s morning game, with the loser receiving bronze and the winner to play the Drumheller U18s for the district title.
“We are the defending champs, and would like to regain that title,” McSween said, while adding Drumheller has won only once for U18, last year.
“We have some work in our practices to do this week to get ready as the team coming to face us will have earned the right to,” McSween said. “Our team has the depth and skill to beat any team in our district, and we will have to bring all of that together to face a team that would love to dethrone us.”
McSween had also said Hanna and Acme are favoured to move on, but “as you know in sport, anything can happen,” as showcased in last week’s Stanely Cup Final where Pittsburgh Penguins fought back to take the cup.
The district championship is to be held in Acme, on Saturday, June 20.