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Squirts Advance to District Finals

L'ANSE - January 18, 2011
The Polar Bear Squirts went to L'Anse this past weekend to compete in the district playdowns. The playdowns determine what teams will advance to the District Finals. As a result of the weekend play the Squirts are now 19 and 0 for the season and Matt Clemens the Squirt's Goalie now has nine shutouts to his credit.

The polar Bears advanced this weekend to the U.P. District finals February 18-20 in Houghton Michigan. The polar bears defeated all four teams, Iron Mountain 9-6, Calumet 8-7, Iron River 7-1, and K-bay 10-0. In net for the polar bears Matthew Clemens took all four wins with 1 shutout. Goals were scored by Tyler Morrison (12), Caleb Baxter (8), Nathan Garnell (5), Ethan Roehm (3), C.J. Sorensen (2), Hanna Koivisto, Sydnee Lorenson, Tommy Lundin, and Brett Heil each with 1 goal. Assists were tallied by Roehm (10), Garnell (6), Morrison and Baxter each with (5), Heil (4), David Collins and Lundin each with (3), Sorensen with 1 assist. "The team has a lot of character, they never quit and play harder when they are behind. They did a very good job this weekend." Said coach Scott Kellett.

In their last game Sunday the Squirts routed their opponents, K-Bay. It was evident from the drop of the first puck how this game would go. The Squirts scored their first goal within seconds of the start of the game. Within three minutes the Squirts had scored three points. At the end of the first period the score was seven zip.

Story submitted by Scott Kellett with photos and story additions by IronwoodInfo











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