Week 3 Update
Fargo Angels Squirt White Team were shut out by the Moorhead Squirt C Silver team on Saturday, 0-15. With a player out and the opposing team’s bench nearly twice their number, the squirt white team was overwhelmed by a flurry of shots on goal from the Moorhead team. Despite these shortcomings, the Angels team showed their mettle by never giving up and staying the course all the way to the end. Emery Knudtson makes 17 saves out of 32 shots on goal and Jori Johnson was awarded player of the game.
Squirt Red traveled to the Breezy Point tournament this weekend.
Game one had the Angels facing Eastview. After a tough battle and goals from Cale Anderson, Connor Sweeney and Elliott Butenhoff, the Angels and Eastview ended up in a 3-3 tie.
Game two had the Angels going up against the Lakers from Detroit Lakes. Eli Emineth was fantastic scoring 4 goals. The game was tied 4-4 with just over a minute left when Max Hofer scored to send the Angels into the championship bracket!!
In the semifinals, the Angels faced the Farmington Tigers. The tigers started out with a fast first period en route to the victory.
In the third-place game the Angels squared off against an excellent Roseville team. The fast pace ended up being too much for the Angels and ended the weekend with a 4th place finish out of 12 teams!
The Fargo Angels PeeWee White team returned home for the first time since the start of season.
On Saturday, the Fargo Angels PeeWee team were defeated by the West Fargo Stampede PeeWee B2 Orange team, 1-7. Down 0-4 at the end of the 2nd Period, Thomas Flannagan finds John Eaton to put the Angels on the board. Gabriel Smith makes a total of 13 saves, and Alexander Chapman makes a total of 16 saves. Alexander Chapman is awarded Player of the Game.
On Sunday, the Fargo Angels PeeWee team were defeated by the West Fargo Stampede PeeWee B Red team, 3-6. Right out of the gate, the Angels showed their intensity taking it to the Stampede in the 1stPeriod breaking up all attempts on goal. In the 2nd Period the Stampede score 4 unanswered goals. After an intermission, the Angels return rejuvenated scoring 3 goals. Max Sornsin scored within the first two minutes unassisted, then found Ryan Nelson for an assist, then once more in the last 5 seconds of the game. Gabriel Smith makes 17 saves, and Alexander Chapman makes 14 saves. Max Sornsin is Awarded Player of the game.
PeeWee Red competed in Brookings over the weekend, playing in a round robin style tournament. The Red team took home top honors with a Championship Game win.
In Game 1 against Prairie Center, both teams were slow to start, ending period one with no score. Prairie Center scored first in the second period, with the Angels scoring twice taking a 2-1 lead into period three. Goals in the second period scored by Olsonawski and Jaeger, assists by Elbert and Storey. With just over 5 minutes remaining in the game, the momentum shifted and Prairie Center tied things up at 2. Then with just 2:24 remaining in the game, Elbert scored unassisted to help the Angels record their first win of the tournament. Stewart had 15 saves.
In Game 2, played late morning Saturday against Rushmore Thunder, had both teams starting off slow, with Elbert scoring the only period 1 goal for a 1-1 tie at the end of one. In the second period, the Angels cranked up the Offense with 5 total goals from Olsonawski, Lord (2), Storey and Friese. Assists were recorded by Elbert, Hankel, Lord and hale. Rushmore fought hard with 2 goals, for a score of 6-2 at period end. In the final period, the Angels duplicated their prior effort, finding the net on 5 instances, with goals from Elbert (3), Hankel, Lord (3) and Storey. Prairie Center was strong as well, with 3 goals, although not enough to beat our Angels. Final Score was 11-6. Stewart had 14 saves.
The third game of the tournament, played Saturday evening, against the home team Brookings was another strong offense drive performance. Angels goalie Stewart had his first shut-out. Goals for the third game scored by Storey (3), Crist, Friese (2), Elbert (3), Hale (2), Lord, Jaeger (2) and Hankel. Assists from Jaeger, Meyer, Hale, Storey, Lord and Olsonawski.
The final game, for the Championship, was played Sunday at 1230pm. The Red team faced Rushmore Thunder once again and found their opponent ready for a battle. At the end of the first, the previously dominant offensive game of the Angels was outmatched by the Thunder, with a period end score of 1-2. Jaeger scored in period 1, assisted by Waslaski. The battle continued with Rushmore knocking in 2 more goals in the second period, with the Angels searching for offense to eventually take the lead 4-3 with goals from Hale (2) and Lord. Rushmore tied things up in third keeping the game intensity high. The Angels found their offensive groove and scored four more to find a comfortable lead and the eventual win. Goals in the third scored by Hale (3), Lord (3) and Elbert. Assists recorded in the game by Waslaski, Elbert (2), Lord (3), Hale and Storey. Goalie Stewart finished with 19 saves.
Fargo Angels PeeWee Red collected the Brookings PeeWee A title.
Bantam White spent the snow filled weekend on the road at a tournament in Brainerd, MN. The boys battled hard and ultimately ended with a 5th place finish, highlighted by an overtime goad vs. Brainerd by Beckett Stimpson to seal the deal.
Overall the team had 2 wins and 2 losses with the following results
Angels 3 St. Cloud 1
Angels 4 Lakeville North 7
Angels 1 Wayzata 6
Angels 4 Brainerd 3 (ot)
Season is in full swing and young men as showing some good signs and the hockey is definitely improving. Excited for the week ahead.
Week 3 for Bantam Red provided a mini break from school, a couple of laid-back practices, and a day of pause to remember all for which we are thankful.
With 2 games scheduled for the week, Mother Nature did everything she could to disrupt plans regionally.
Game 1 Bantam Red vs JVC - postponed due to weather
Game 2 Bantam Red vs Detroit Lakes
On the road to DL for a contest that all knew would be a dandy. After getting the jitters out of the way in the first period, Red was firing on all cylinders for much of the game and had very nice puck control at times. A tight first period had a total of only 7 shots for both teams with DL up by one tally. Second period had Red outshooting DL big-time with 16 shots in an attempt to claw back a little momentum only to be down by 3 heading into the 3rd. The same theme for period 3: 10 big shots and piles of chances with no puck luck on the road. DL out on top 6-0. Red out-shoots opponent by a 2 to 1 margin in usual fashion.
Red drops to 4-3 overall record.