Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Pincher Creek Initiation Timbits host Elkford Wild

Toni Lucas

On Saturday, January 16 Pincher Creek Initiation Timbits faced the Elkford Wild. The Wild could not be tamed and took the lead, winning the game by a wide margin.  Both teams exhibited strong skating abilities for their age group.

Pincher Creek Initiation Timbits Coach Coach Archie Craig said he enjoyed working with his young charges. It's his first season as a coach.  "This is my first year, I like it, it's very rewarding. We've come a long way." Working with 4 to 6 year olds, he had 9 of his 12 players with him at Saturday's game. This made for a light bench and a lot of time on the ice for the athletes. "The kids gave it everything they had, for sure. The first couple months was about skating, now we are getting into a little more advanced skill like stopping, passing, and working as a team. I believe we are all having fun, that's the name of the game. We have one more game next weekend in Cardston, and we have an away tournament in the Crowsnest Pass, We have next weekend off, then our final wind down home tournament the following weekend, and that will conclude our season." The Timbits are expecting to host six to eight teams for their home tournament. "Hopefully, they are gaining skills they can use for their whole hockey career, wherever that may take them."

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