‘B’ bantams place at New Ulm
Published 8:23 am Friday, November 19, 2010
The Albert Lea ‘B’ bantam hockey team had a 3-1 run in a recent New Ulm tournament held Nov. 12-14. With their only loss being in a close 3-2 game.
For their efforts, they added the consolation trophy to the case at Albert Lea City Arena.
Play began on Saturday with the local boys taking down Hermantown Gold with a score of 5-4. Scoring for Albert Lea were Lewis Kelly with two goals, Ben Kelly, Kasey Habana and Jack Pulley.
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Saturday evening featured a showdown with the Omaha Jr. Lancers. Albert Lea gave it all they had, but came up on the short side of 3-2. Scoring for Albert Lea were Alec Avery and Collin Jahnke.
Sunday morning came early for the Tigers, but they defeated the Waterloo Jr. Hawks 6-3. Scoring were Lewis Kelly with two goals, Collin Jahnke, Nate Hogstad, Brent Nafzger and Toby Schmitt.
Sunday afternoon featured a duel of the Tigers from Albert Lea and Marshall. It was a hard-fought battle with a thrilling 3-2 conclusion, as Brent Nafzger scored on a sniper shot with 30 seconds left that proved to be the game-winning goal. Alec Avery and Tatum Miller also added to the scoring.
Tanner Shaft handled the goalie duties in all four games with a great performance to help the team bring home a trophy.