Primal Electric Milers Atom Development team started strong in a pair of weekend league games with Quesnel Thundercats, but lost steam as time progressed.
Saturday evening’s match at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre had the Milers leading 2-0 midway through the second period, with Cole Allan and Spencer Haggstrom scoring the goals and Riley McLean in net.
Quesnel got serious for the remainder of the game, knotting the score at 2-2 by the end of the second period, and then potting the winning goal in the last minute of the final frame for a 3-2 victory.
Sunday saw a lopsided 9-1 victory for a hard-working Quesnel squad.
“The wheels just fell off the bus,” says Milers team manager Laura Sanders.
Primal Electric’s solitary goal was scored by Owen Pincott in the last few minutes of the game, generating excitement from the team for avoiding a shutout.
Despite finishing the weekend with a couple of losses, Sanders says the 100 Mile team has improved since the beginning of the season when Quesnel was able to beat them quite handily in every game.
She points to working hard and working as a unit as the strengths of the team.
“They’re starting to put their plays together that they have been taught. They have fun and have a lot of heart.”
The teams play in the Cariboo Amateur Hockey Association with Williams Lake.