Cranbrook Midgets host Provincials
From March 20 to 25, Cranbrook played host to the Midget Tier 3 hockey Provincials. For the Cranbrook Ice who have not had many home games this season, it was the first time playing in front of a larger crowd.
“It means a lot to the kids to play in front of friends and family,” says Ice coach Doug Miller. He adds his team was also quite nervous all week.
The Cranbrook Ice won two of their five games and narrowly lost the others. Miller emphasizes that they were in all of their games and many of them could have gone either way.
“I wish we could have won the last game [against Whitehorse],” the coach admits. Overall, he is very happy with the performance of his players who held their own against teams from across B.C. “As a team. I’m very proud of them,” Miller states. “They played very well and I hope they had a great year.”
Miller thinks hosting the Provincials was a good opportunity for the community. He tips his hat to the many parents and volunteers who made sure the tournament ran smoothly. “We’d like to thank them all for their great work,” he says.