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Hurricanes finish season with a bang

The Atom Hurricanes finish season off in style. - Photo submitted
The Atom Hurricanes finish season off in style.
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Upon hearing about the Powell River First Annual “Play Like a Girl” Female Classic, April 5 & 6th, the Campbell River Atom Hurricanes jumped at the opportunity to play one more tournament to finish the season.  After a season lacking in opportunities to face other female teams due to the absence of an Atom division in the Vancouver Island Female Recreational League, it was a timely and welcome addition to the schedule.

The Hurricanes came out on fire in game 1, facing the Powell River Pitbulls white team.  A great display of teamwork resulted in a final score of 12-1, with scoring spread amongst multiple players:  Kiera – 4 goals, Chloe – 2 goals, 1 assist, Austin, Kessler & Cassidy– 1 goal, 1 assist each, Sasha, Delaney & Morgan, 1 goal each, and an assist for Mikyla.  MVP of the game was awarded to Chloe and the Digger award to Morgan.

In game 2 the Hurricanes faced their arch nemesis, the Oceanside Icebreakers but were not to be stopped.  With a final score of 12-2, the Hurricanes again came out as a team and spread around the scoring:  Cassidy & Kiera – 4 goals each, Kessler – 1 goal, 2 assists, and a goal each for Morgan, Chloe and Austin.  MVP of game 2 went to Cassidy, with the A/P player from the Novice Hurricanes, Kiana winning the Digger award.

Game 3 was an early Sunday game and the Hurricanes came out slower, but proved once again they were determined, with goalie Kambyl achieving a well-earned shut-out in a 9-0 final score against the Powell River PItbulls red team.  Again multiple girls contributed to the scoring:  Kiera – 3 goals, Kessler – 2 goals, Austin & Chloe – 1 goal each, and an assist each from Morgan and Kaelin.  MVP of the game was awarded to Kiera and the Digger to Sasha.

The 1-2 final game saw the Hurricanes facing a very hungry Powell River Pitbulls white team, who came out blazing.

With the heat turned up, the Hurricanes followed their Captain Kiera’s lead and turned on the jets as she and Alternate Captain Chloe dominated the scoreboard to a 5-1 final to sweep the tournament, with Kiera scoring 4 goals and Chloe 1 goal and 1 assist.  MVP of the final game went to Delaney and the Digger to Austin.

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