of the Sentinel Konah
In the beginning of October, Sentinel’s students hit the ice to start out another hockey season. Already, the hockey teams are having an outstanding season and are excited for the games to come.
Over winter break, the U-19 Lady Bruins skated up all the way to Kalispell for a five game tournament. The girls won four of the five games for the tournament. To add on, the boys Junior Bruins team stayed in town for four more games. They won their first game 5-2, tied 4-4 against the Idaho Steelheads and then lost 1-0 in the next game.
The boys were able to make it to the semifinals where they had a strong fight against Idaho but ultimately lost in overtime 2-1. The boys gave it their all for their games on home ice and finished the tournament with a strong game.
The weekend of Jan. 20, the boys’ team was in Salt Lake City for another tournament. The boys were able to win all of their games leading up to the semi-finals.
They took an unfortunate loss against Idaho Falls 3-2, but still finished the Utah Tournament strong. The Lady Bruins were in Sun Valley the weekend of Jan. 27.
The girls played hard, winning three games against Salmon, Bozeman and Flathead. Unfortunately, the girls lost in the championship game against Sun Valley in a shootout.
The Konah was able to catch up with some of the players from both the girls and boys traveling teams to ask them about their seasons.
Sam Miland, junior and goalie of the Junior Bruins, said, “The season has been great. We have a young team and have been picking it up and winning some games.”
Miland said, “I’m looking forward to state this year. We’re the defending champions and I want to keep that.”
Sophomore defense Jaden Nielsen also shed some light on what she expects for her team.
Nielsen stated, “My favorite memory is easily winning the state tournament last year. We were down by one goal to Bozeman with less than three minutes left on the clock. In those minutes we came back and scored two goals to take the title.
“I am excited to see how we do in the state tournament and hopefully we get to take home the trophy and banner yet again,” Nielsen said.
Both teams are looking forward to what the season has to come for the next few months. State is soon to begin and the teams are ready for the pressure.