The Pembina Valley Hawks AAA midget clubs were both in action over the weekend as the boys were put through the ringer at their three-day tryout camp over the weekend while the girls took a few lumps in a tournament in Saskatchewan.
The Midget Hawks are through their first-round of tryout practices that took place Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in Morden. An intrasquad game between the two groups of players contending for a spot with the team is scheduled for tonight at the Morden Arena.
The team heads right into their exhibition season on the weekend with games against the Thrashers, the Bruins, and the Wild in Winnipeg, Friday, Saturday, Sunday.
Lady Hawks stumble in Swift Current
It was a tough weekend for the newly formed Pembina Valley Hawks female midget club as the girls went 0-4 over the weekend in their first batch of exhibition games in Swift Current, Sask.
“It was a good weekend for the first one together,” said Shanley Peters, head coach of the Hawks female midget club. “We didn’t win any games but it was definitely a great learning experience for the girls and helpful for us as coaches to know what we want to work on going forward.”
It was a jam packed weekend with four games in three days and day one proved to be a tough one. The lady Hawks opened the day with a 2-1 loss to the Saskatchewan female U-16 team before taking a 9-2 thumping at the hands of the Swift Current female AAA team. Saturday saw the Melville Prairie Fire team topple the Hawks 3-1 before Weyburn handed the girls their final loss Sunday.
The girls have a few practices this week and there’s a parent meeting Wednesday evening at 7:45 p.m. in Morden.