The Nakusp Falcons take the top spot in a Chase tournament after showing their quality on the ice last weekend.

Falcons take top honour in Chase

Nakusp Falcons bring home the first place trophy from Chase.

  • Nov. 24, 2011 11:00 a.m.

The Nakusp Midget Rep Falcons headed to Chase last weekend to compete in a six team tournament. The Falcons first game was against Vanderhoof and the Falcons came out with a 5-2 win. Goals were scored by Mitchel Hascarl, Levi Cordingley, Nathyn McInnes, Dylan Hascarl and Jacob Balske. Assists were awarded to Max McCoy, Mitch Zorn, Ryan Bateman, Balske (2), Mitch Hascarl and Damin Devlin.

The second game was against Ridge Meadows. After a slight officiating hiccup, the Falcons were disallowed a goal with the end result being a 6-6 tie. Goals were scored by Bateman (4), Mitchel Hascarl and Kellan Nishida. Assists were given to Nishida (2), McInnes, Balske and Zac Friedenberger.

The Falcons’ third game ended in a tie as well, 5-5 against Chase. Goals were scored by McCoy (2), Bateman, Dylan Hascarl and Tyson Cann. Assists were given to McInnes, Mitchel Hascarl, Devlin, Balske, Friedenberger and McCoy. The Falcons ended divisional play in third place and secured a spot in the semi-finals.

In the semi-final game, Nakusp was matched up against the second place team, Kelowna. Bateman opened the scoring halfway through the first period with the assist going to Devlin. Dylan Hascarl would add two back-to-back goals, one unassisted and the other assisted by Balske. Nishida added one more at the end of the third period, unassisted, to secure the 4-0 win and a place in the final game.

After a short break, the Falcons hit the ice to face Ridge Meadows. Ridge Meadows opened the scoring three minutes into the first period. Dylan Hascarl would tie the game up a few minutes later with the assist going to Bateman. Halfway through the second period, Dylan Hascarl would get the go-ahead on a pass from Zorn.  Falcons scored two more unanswered goals in the third period, AJ Hughes, unassisted and Balske from Devlin to end the game 4-1 and bring home the first place trophy. Team Captain Ryan Bateman was awarded with the tournament MVP award.

The Falcons will be attending the Kelowna tournament on Nov. 25 to 27.


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