It seems like the Rimbey PeeWee Canalta Renegades could have all won a heart and hustle award for the unwavering determination and skill they displayed at every game they played at the Provincial tournament held in their home town on the weekend.
The team won every game prior to going into the gold medal game against Marwayne, Sunday afternoon.
Unfortunately, in spite their best efforts, and a great cheering section of hometown fans, Rimbey lost to Marwayne 8-0.
Coach Jason Ryden is proud of his team, but has no qualms about giving Marywayne credit for their win.
“Marywayne is a strong team. Our guys did great, though and they need to hold their heads up. It is tough to get to the final. “Overall, they played very well.”
The Renegades won 3-2 against Coaldale, Thursday, defeated Fairview 4-2 Friday and crushed the CR Knights 11-2 Saturday. They narrowly squeaked by Bentley in the semi finals with a 1-0 win, Sunday morning.
Bentley’s head coach Jeremy Park said the Canucks has made it a goal earlier in the season to qualify for provincials.
“We did that and the team played very well at Provincials. I am very proud of them.”
Bentley Canucks defeated Hanna 11- 3 in their first game, lost to Marwayne 9-2 in game two, defeated Big Valley 3-0 in game three and were edged out by Rimbey 1-0 in the semi-finals.
Teams participating in the PeeWee C provincials in Rimbey were Rimbey Canalta Renegades, Bentley Canucks, Hanna Colts, BigValley Thunder, Coaldale, Fairview, CR Knights and Marywayne Sled Dogs.