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Tahoe Grizzlies pee wee hockey team falls to Santa Rosa 4-0 in Lake Tahoe Invitational championship

Anthony Gentile
Tahoe Grizzlies forward Broten Smyrski skates into the attacking zone in the Lake Tahoe Invitational Pee Wee B championship game against Santa Rosa on Monday, Jan. 18, at South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena.
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2016 Lake Tahoe Invitational Champions

Jan. 14-18 at South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena

Bantam — Oakland Bears

Pee Wee B — Santa Rosa Flyers

Pee Wee A — San Jose Jr. Sharks

Squirt — San Francisco Sabercats

Mite — Oakland Bears West

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — The Tahoe Grizzlies pee wee hockey team advanced to the championship game of the Lake Tahoe Invitational on Monday, Jan. 18, but ultimately fell short of the title. The Grizzlies lost to the Santa Rosa Flyers (Calif.) 4-0 at South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena with the Pee Wee B crown on the line.

In Monday’s championship, Santa Rosa got four goals from four different players — the Flyers opened the scoring late in the first period and had a 3-0 lead headed into the third. Tahoe put 19 shots on goal, but couldn’t break through against Santa Rosa goaltender Will Cornelius.

Tahoe and Santa Rosa played to a 1-1 tie Saturday, Jan. 16, to conclude round robin play. Jacob Pratt scored off an assist from Carson Oleson to put the Grizzlies up 1-0 in the first period, and the hosts held that lead until the Flyers found the back of the net with 4:51 left in the third period.

The Grizzlies didn’t allow a goal in round robin wins over a pair of Northern California opponents — the Oakland Bears and San Francisco Sabercats. Tahoe goaltender Tadi Wright held the opposition scoreless as the Grizzlies rolled to an 8-0 win over Oakland in its opener and a 3-0 win over San Francisco; Broten Smyrski scored two goals in each victory.

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