Bantam Jets win big

Some of the Bantam Jets with their banner after the final game in Lloydminster. Standing left to right: Karson Swanson, Landon Olson, Crosby Savage, Malcolm Maguet, Izak Fisher, Drayzen Massie, Ashton Penman, Mason Nickerson and Reese Way. Kneeling in front: Cohen Tondu. ECA Review/Submitted

On March 12 at the Servus Sports Center in Lloydminster, the Bantam Jets won their league banner against the Lloydminster Bantam 3 in a close game ending in a score of 4-3. This year’s Bantam Jets are a combination of Chauvin, Edgerton, Czar, Hughenden, Wainwright and Hardisty players, and with only 12 skaters and one goalie, they have been a close-knit and hard-working group all year. As all of these towns came together to make one team, the year went really well.

“It was a good year, we played good for the most part,” said Jets player Izak Fisher. So well, in fact, that the team only lost two games in the entire regular season.

In the playoffs, the Jets triumphed over Wainwright in two games in February, bringing them to this final series against the third of five Lloydminster Bantam teams.

The first game of the final series was played in Chauvin on February 26, with the Jets taking a 6-3 victory.

Then in a hard-fought game on March 2, the Jets were down by two going into the third period, and they managed to pull out the win in the end.

“The offence was a little low but the goalie played good,” said Jets fan Hayden McQuaid, when asked for his thoughts on the Jets performance in the final game. And as the goalie on this team, this author would have to agree with him.

It felt nice to get a reward for all of our hard work.

by Karson Swanson

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