CC Vikings Sports Scores
The Silver Bay/Cook County Squirts placed third this past weekend in their sixth and final tournament of the regular season. After a 3-1 victory over West Duluth and a 1-3 loss from the likes of a tough Bemidji team, the Squirts were 1-1 going into Sunday's game against Hermantown Blue.
After three periods of regulation play the game went into first a 5 on 5 five minute overtime, then a 4 on 4 five minute overtime and then a 3 on 3 three five minute overtime at which point the game was still tied 1-1! With all players exhausted after a very hard fought game, the play went into a shootout with each team choosing three players to skate down and take a shot at the goaltender. Hermantown was first to shoot on goalie Cameron Roy and was stopped dead in his tracks with a shot going wide of the net. It was then Cook County's turn to take a shot at the Hermantown goaltender. Center Ethan Sporn did not disappoint putting a beautiful shot into the upper corner, making the score now 2-1 in favor of CC/SB. But the game doesn't end there as Cameron Roy still had face two more shots from Hermantown. He did again stop the Hermantown shooters and the game ended in a 2-1 victory for the Cook County/Silver Bay Squirts! It was truly a heart stopping game to watch and what a way to finish the regular season. Playing on this team are Cameron Roy, Andrew Miller, Riley Somnis, Connor Somnis, Ethan Sporn, Josh Prom, Jake Bilben, Gavin LeBlanc, Tyler Mallory Austin Johansen, Giovanni Marolt, Jared LaBerge, Nic Reineccius, Thomas Rowlee and Peyton Westerlund.
The boys continue on into postseason play with a game vs. Superior at the Heritage Center in Duluth tonight, Good Luck Squirts!
The Silver Bay/Cook County/Two Harbors Bantam team went into this weekends districts at the Heritage Center in Duluth in the #1 position by earning 52 league points and being the only undefeated team in District 11.
They started their weekend off Saturday morning with a shut-out 6 - 0 victory over Proctor. Six hours later they took on the always agressive team from Hermantown. This game was really fun to watch! These boys skated hard and worked well together but didn't manage to bend the net until midway through the 2nd period. Well once they put one through the pipes they kept on firing and that game ended with yet again another shut-out victory and a final score of 6 - 0. This win then advanced them to the championship game and a spot on the upcoming regional bracket. They took a tough loss on Sunday to Duluth East but are looking forward to redeeming themselves in regional play.
This Bantam team is awesome to watch, they are conditioned well, are agressive and have excellent vision on the ice. You can catch them in action next weekend, March 4th, 5th and 6th as Silver Bay Arena will be host to this years regional playoff games. If you are a hockey fan, stop by and catch a game as this weekend of regional bantam hockey action will not disappoint. Good Luck Bantams!!
The Silver Bay/Cook County Peewees headed to Moose Lake this past weekend for district play. The league of eleven teams was very tight this year. Our team was seeded #5 and were taking on Duluth East Red, the #4 team, in the first round of play at 8:00 am on Saturday morning.
Even though these teams were more evenly matched during league play, this was playoffs and anything can happen. Carter LeBlanc scored the first goal midway through the 1st period and these boys never looked back. The final score was 7 - 3 and our kids were excited to be advancing to the next round.
The 2nd game of the day was going to be a tough one but our boys were up to the challenge of taking on the #1 team from Hermantown. Saying this game was AWESOME is a huge understatement! Our kids out shot, out passed, out skated and out played this Hermantown team who expected to walk all over us. The score remained tied at 0 after the 1st, then Hermantown forced one in on a slow whistle and covered puck to be on top 1 - 0 after the 2nd. Early in the 3rd a breakaway goal by Caleb Dilley tied it up again and it wasn't long before Justin Kelota followed suit and the Mariners were on top! Our boys were fired up and digging deep as the Hermantown team had a much deeper bench than we did, our team had to work that much harder to keep our lead. Unfortunately, late in the 3rd Hermantown again tied it up with a power play goal and it was anybody's game! As the final minutes were winding down and the fans were winding up Hermantown slid one in and claimed the victory. Sometimes the better team does not win the game......and this was one of those times!
What a great season this peewee team had! This is not only a really good group of talented young hockey players but a fantastic bunch of super great kids!!
The Cook County M2's played their last jamboree of the season in Silver Bay over the past weekend. The first game was against Two Harbors. We came out very strong against a tough, talented offensive team. Things started getting tense when TH wasn't able to score on Goalie Chase Gwash after 40 tries. It's rare to see penalties at the M2 level, but we managed to get 3 in one game! Alyssa Lashinski scored one goal, John Vander Heiden scored his first career goal and Jayden Grivette had a hattrick. The fans, team and coaches went wild for Johnny! Then, something lit up under TH because they came back and pulled ahead for the W, but not without a lot of effort. It took them 30 more shots on goal to get ahead of us by one. This game was probably the most exciting, and stressful of the year!
Game two was against Portman. This was another tough loss. Trevor Berglund had a big goal for Cook County.
Game three was the final game of the season. We went up against Woodland. We had one goal scored by Jayden Grivette, assited by Ryan Bilben.
The M2's had a wonderful season! Keep an eye out for these kids next year!
The Cook County Vikings improved their record to 18-2 with an 89-30 win on Monday night over the Wrenshall Wrens. The Vikings built a quick 20 point lead but the play got a little ragged after that, with the Vikings throwing sloppy passes and playing lackluster defense. The overall ragged play was put on hold for short spurts of time when the Vikings would burst out for a nice run and add to their lead. The Vikings went into the break with a 50-19 lead and came out in the second half and played more inspired ball with much more intensity. Once again, the bench saw major minutes and played well in their stint. Brea Boomer led all scorers with 26 points, while fellow senior Ailee Larson added 18. Junior Ashley Deschampe was a little under her average, scoring 15 and sophomore Theresa Morrin added 12 points in the win. The next Viking action is the last game of the season on Friday the 25th when they travel Barnum to take on the 21-1 Bombers at 4:45.
50-39 - 89
19-12 - 31
Cook County - Ailee Larson 18, Leah Utities 2, Ashley Deschampe 15, Taylor Ryden 3, Theresa Morrin 12, Molly Zafft 6, Brea Boomer 26, Ali Iverson 2, Kaitlynn Linnell 3, Breana Peterson 2. Totals 39 9-11 89.
3-point goals � Larson 2.
Wrenshall � Taylor Dagger 2, Natalie Peaney 8, Maria Burcar 19, Brittney O’Brean 2.. Totals 13 4-9 31.
3-point goals � Peaney 1.
The Silver Bay/Cook County Squirts headed to Moose Lake for an 8 team Squirt
B tournament. The Squirts began early on Saturday with big 8-0 win over the
home team Moose Lake. This shutout game for Cook County Goalie Cameron Roy
also included goals scored by Cook County players Josh Prom, Ethan Sporn,
Connor Somnis, solid defensive play by Andrew Miller and great passing plays
by Riley Somnis and Jake Bilben.
Game two of the day turned out to be more comptetion for the boys from a
tough Duluth Heights team. The boys were up quick to a three zero lead but
Duluth Heights came back scoring two of their own goals. This game ended in
a 4-2 victory for the Silver Bay/Cook County Squirts and put them in the
championship game for Sunday afternoon.
Game three on Sunday and for the championship did not disappoint. The boys
were a little nervous going into this game as they were up against a very
tough Ely team that they had met earlier in the year. That earlier game
ended in an 8-5 loss for the boys so that was definitely on their minds when
the puck dropped. In what the Coaches call their best game of the year, the
Squirts held onto a two period lead of 1-0. The start of the third period
brought Ely two quick goals and took the wind out of our sails. The boys
played tough and even down three to one in the final minutes, Connor Somnis
put Silver Bay/Cook County back in the game with beautiful breakaway goal.
The score was now Ely 3, SB/CC 2 which is where the game ended. The boys
proudly took home the second place trophy! Goalie Cameron Roy saw 38 shots
in net during this game, which was hard fought all the way though by all