Tahoe Grizzlies shine at Silver Stick Tournament
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Three teams represented the Tahoe Grizzlies hockey club at the Pacific District US Regional Silver Stick Tournament Nov. 27-30 at Sharks Ice — and all three delivered solid performances. The Grizzlies bantam and pee wee teams were each finalists in their divisions, while the squirt team placed fourth.
In the Bantam B Division, the Grizzlies placed second with a 4-1 record. The Tahoe bantam team beat the Tri Valley Blue Devils, Capital Thunder, San Francisco Sabercats and San Jose Sharks Ice before losing to Tri Valley 4-3 in the championship on Sunday.
Mickey Sullivan had a team-high 15 points for the Grizzlies bantam team — seven goals and eight assists — in the five games. Jackson Oleson scored four goals, Nicholas Cruz had three and Joshua Williamson added a pair.
In the Pee Wee B Division, the Grizzlies finished 3-1-1 and lost to the Santa Rosa Flyers in the championship — the title game was decided by a shootout after regulation and two overtime periods. The Tahoe pee wee team beat the Redwood City Black Stars, Santa Clara Blackhawks and San Jose at the tournament.
Carson Oleson recorded a team-high six points for the Grizzlies pee wee team — including three goals. Quinn Proctor led the team with four goals, while Drew Gunderson and Petey Sullivan each added a pair — goaltender Sean Keough had a 1.60 goals against average and stopped 101 shots in five games.
In the Squirt B Green Division, the Grizzlies went 0-2-2 and finished fourth. The Tahoe squirt team tied San Jose 1 and Capital by identical 2-2 margins.
Hayden Cannon scored four goals to lead the Grizzlies squirt team, with Daniel Galles and Jacob Pratt also finding the back of the net. Blaise Broadhurst, Andrew Craig and Jonathan Yarbrough each recorded an assist in the tournament.