What a weekend for Yeti Hockey! JV and Varsity both took home a banner from the Chicago Midwinter Classic tournament!
JV started the weekend with two wins to push their winning streak to five games. The boys battled hard in game three, tying a solid Naperville North team. JV played Naperville again on Monday for the championship. Unfortunately, Naperville was able to pull out the win, giving our JV team a second place finish for the second time this season. Great job to Coach Gurklis and his squad as they continue to improve and overachieve!
Varsity started the weekend with a loss to Lakeland Falcons. This put the squad up against the wall needing to win out to make the Championship Game. A solid effort against Joliet on Sunday morning put us in a solid position to make the final. Sunday night, Varsity faced Marist in a "win or tie gets us in" scenario. Varsity totally outplayed Marist, but Marist goaltending really kept them in the game. The boys rallied late to tie the game and send the team to the Championship game on Monday.
Monday was yet another barn-burner as the game was tied at the end of regulation. Varsity battled hard through overtime and in the final moments before the shootout, Will Soldano went end-to-end and put a shot off the Marist goalie's pad. And Logan Corneil was there to bury the rebound, giving Yeti our first tournament championship in Yeti history.
We'd like to give a huge shout-out to Kaitlyn Audet who played in ALL 8 games for both JV and Varsity and led Yeti hockey to a first place and second place finish this weekend. Outstanding work by Kaitlyn and all of our Yeti hockey players. I couldn't be more proud to coach you all. I know the entire coaching staff feels the same.
This is just one more step In the right direction as we come down the stretch here to the playoffs. We're excited to see what the rest of the year has in store for us.
Great job, YETI!