Despite some game changing plays by the Hay River Huskies during this weekend’s novice tournament, they were unable to come out on top after a 6-1 loss in the final to High Level.
The Huskies were able to turn around their game against Yellowknife late on Saturday, recovering from a 4-1 deficit.
The goals just kept coming for the Huskies, who found their momentum.
They pushed their way through the final minutes of the first half, scoring three quick goals to tie up the game.
The young hockey players demonstrated good skating and stick handling throughout the second half, although fatigue was starting to set in.
A goal early in the second half by Tyson Maher put the local team ahead, which was followed by another quick goal by Pranay Annavarapu.
Conner McKay was the next Huskie to sneak by Yellowknife’s goaltender bringing the score up to a solid 7-4 for Hay River.
Declan Munro scored nearing the end of the game, solidifying what was sure to be a 8-4 defeat over High Level.
But Kaden Beck snuck past the goalie with only 20 seconds left in the game, further demonstrating the domination Hay River had over High Level.
But the Huskies were unable to turn their last game around, after making it to the finals.
High Level continued to dominate throughout the game, beating out the hometown favourite 6-1 in the end.