Members of the Nakusp Peewee Falcons face off against the Boundry Predators over the weekend at the Nakusp and District Arena. Though the Falcons lost both their games over the weekend

A great effort by Peewee and Bantam Falcons

Another weekend for minor hockey at the Nakusp and District Arena.

Another hockey weekend has come and gone in Nakusp and with it came another great effort by both the Peewee and Bantam teams for the Nakusp Falcons.

The Peewees were the first ones to take to the ice at the Nakusp and District Arena as they went up against the Boundry Predators on Saturday.

The game was off to a good start as Falcons player Jake Flamand scored the first goal of the game exactly one minute 30 seconds into the first period, but the lead was short-lived as Maxwell McQueen of the Predators scored with an assist from Jennifer Grob.

The end of the period saw the game tied with a score of 1-1. Period two wound up much the same, but with a tie of 2-2.

Near the end of the third period it was thought the game would end in a 3-3 tie, but with less than two minutes left in the game, Boundry scored once again to win 4-3.

Though the Falcons didn’t win, there were no hurts feelings among the coaches.

“I thought it was a great game, I was proud of the kids,” said Mike Smith, head coach for the Peewee Falcons. “That’s our first close game. All the new kids were starting to get the hang of it.”

The Bantam Falcons didn’t do much better the following morning. Going up against the Grand Forks Bruins, they suffered a defeat of 10-2.

The Peewee Falcons were hoping for a different outcome during their afternoon game against the Greater Trail Vipers.

Unfortunately, luck wasn’t on their side. By the end of the first period, the Vipers were ahead 6-0, and the team wound up winning with a score of 7-0 against the Falcons.

There were no sad faces among the Falcons after the game. In fact, the team focused not on the grey clouds, but the silver linings instead.

“I’m pretty happy with my performance,” said Jake Bjarnason, goalie for the Peewee Falcons. “I think I did a lot better compared to our last game, and I think I did a lot better in the second and third periods.”

This is Bjarnason’s first year as a goalie.

Lucas Robins, captain for the Peewee team, agrees with Bjarnason, and thinks the team as a whole is improving.

“The first period was kind of shaky, but in the last two periods we only let in one goal, and we definitely played stronger while taking the body,” he said. “We’ve just got to keep working on some stuff, and after I think we’ll be good.”


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