Blizzard Peewees

This last weekend, the Blizzard Peewees tournament play started at 8 a.m. Saturday against West Salem. The Blizzard won 7 to 2.

Highlights of the first period included a goal from Levi Anderson which was answered by West Salem and followed by two added goals by Clayton Shutt assisted by Landyn Randt and another goal from Lane Hopkins and Shutt with the assist.

The second period added more points to the Blizzard lead. First to score was Ryder Anderson from Levi Anderson. West Salem came back and scored, but that was their last. Blizzard player, Randt, put in three more goals earning a hat trick and he was assisted by Bradon Nutter in two of the goals. The third period was a lot of nice passing and the game ended with a Blizzard victory.

The Blizzard advanced to the right side of the bracket to face Baldwin who had beaten River Valley. Blizzard forward, Shutt, began scoring just one minute into the game. Midway through the first period came another goal from defenseman Lane Hopkins assisted by Randt.

In the second period Shutt added to the lead. The third period brought one more goal for Randt and Timothy (Joel) McDonald earned a shutout. The final score was 4 to 0, for another win.

The Championship game was against New Richmond who beat both Superior and the South-Central Cyclones. The first period started with two unanswered goals with the first coming from Nutter assisted by Randt and Shutt, and the second goal coming from Randt. The second period the Blizzard got into penalty trouble, playing shorthanded for eight minutes and allowing New Richmond three power play goals.

New Richmond was ahead 3 to 2 going into the third. The Blizzard started out by answering with a goal from the point, Hopkins, with the pass from Shutt. Seconds later, New Richmond answered. The score was 4 to 3.

Blizzard scored to tie it with four minutes remaining with a goal by Hopkins. Then Randt scored with two minutes remaining to move ahead of New Richmond. With 26 seconds remaining, New Richmond scored. The winning goal came from Levi Anderson assisted by his brother Ryder Anderson and Aiden Johnson.

The final score was 6 to 5 Blizzard in overtime.