CC Vikings Sports Scores
The Silver Bay/Cook County Peewees hosted 7 teams this past weekend for another exciting weekend of peewee hockey action.
The local boys skated great on Friday night and defeated the tough team from Armstrong Cooper by a one goal deficet of 6 - 5. With the first victory under their belt they were excited to take on the very skilled team from Edina on Saturday. These Edina kids were small and fast! It was a fairly tight game even though their bench was much deeper. They skated hard but took a 1 - 3 loss and that put them fighting for the 3rd place title against the always aggressive team from Superior on Sunday afternoon. This 3rd game of the weekend was one of their best of the season. They skated, passed, shot and scored and had several opportunities to work on their power play skills. Silver Bay/Cook County came out on top with a shut-out 4 - 0 well earned victory! Congratulations boys!
The Cook County Mite 2’s traveled to Silver bay for a jamboree over the weekend of January 29th and 30th. We saw the best play we have seen all season and came home with 2 out of 3 wins under our belts. These kids were so fired up; they were dog piling the goalie after each win out on the ice!
The first game was against Woodland White. We came out a bit nervous and were down a couple before Ryan Bilben scored the first goal for Cook County. Alyssa Lashinski followed Ryan’s with one of her own. Then, not to be outnumbered, Jayden Grivette put down a hat trick for the books. His third goal of the game was scored with 12.4 seconds to go. He had all the fans going wild! Back on defense, Lucas Sheils was in attack mode, skating hard and aggressively. He had his stick in his opponents’ way and did a great job deterring goals. Ella Sporn was also a very feisty defender; quick on her skates and relentless. Goalie Chase Gwash went 32/36 in the net.
The Cook County Vikings traveled the North Shore to take on the young Silver Bay Mariners. The Vikings came out without their patented press but were still able to run the court for easy buckets, leading to a big halftime score. The Vikings moved into a zone in the second half and every bench player saw major minutes as the Vikings scored a 101-22 win over the Mariners. Brea Boomer led all scorers with 23 points, while Ailee Larson chipped in 17. Junior Ashley Deschampe, Bekah Laky, and Molly Zafft (coming off of a shoulder injury) all scored 13. In all, the Vikings had 11 girls score and put in 36 points off their bench. The Vikings win pushes their record to 14-2 and they travel down the shore again on Friday for another Polar League game against Two Harbors.
Friday - Silver Bay/Cook County/Two Harbors Bantams beat Grand Rapids 5 - 0
Saturday - Silver Bay/Cook County/Two Harbors have a large victory over Elk River 10 - 1.
Championship Game on Sunday - Silver Bay/Cook County/Two Harbors just fall short to Coon Rapids 3 - 4 and take home the 2nd place trophy for this tournament.
The Silver Bay/Cook County Peewees braved the white out conditions on Friday evening to get to their first game down the shore at the Two Harbors tournament. Friday nights game was a tight one against the team from Hibbing but we came out on top with a 5 - 3 victory. Saturday afternoon we met a very evenly matched Two Harbors team but again claimed a 4 - 2 victory and were headed to the championship game on Sunday afternoon vs. Centennial. This game was a tough loss as we out shot and out skated them but just couldn't catch a break. Peewees had a great weekend of hockey and brought home the 2nd place trophy!
This group is pumped as they get the opportunity to skate at the brand new Amsoil Arena facility in Duluth on Tuesday playing the Duluth Lakers and then are hosting a home tournament in Silver Bay next weekend, with five of the eight teams participating being from the cities. Looks like another great week of hockey action for the peewees! Good Luck Boys!!
The Cook County Vikings enjoyed a nice three day break from games where they were able to actually string together some practices and get healthier. Coming off a good win in Ely where they were led by their seniors, with each of them tallying double-doubles (Boomer 15 pts, 12 rebs., Larson 15 pts., 10 rebs.), the Vikings welcomed the Babbitt-Embarrass Knights to Grand Marais.
The game started out quickly as the Knights scored on a Jessie LaValley drive. The Vikings roared back, though, with 17 straight points to build a big lead. Then Brea Boomer took over the game ! inside, scoring 16 of the Vikings next 18 points as Cook County dominated the action. Boomer led the Vikings with 21 first half points as they led going into the break 48-17, while Ailee Larson added 10 points on nice slashes to the bucket. The Vikings cleaned the glass with Boomer leading the charge with 9 first half rebounds and Theresa Morrin and Bekah Laky helping out.Â
The second half produced more of the same, with the Vikings producing stops and turning them into buckets. You could easily see the emphasis that was put on rebounding as the Vikes set up an impenetrable forcefield around the basket as shots were going up. There wasn't much question which team was going to come up with the board. The Vikings also had a nice night on the free throw line, going 20-28, led by As! hley Deschampe (7-8) and Boomer (5-6). The 73-26 win pushes the Vikings record to 13-2, with road games on Friday and Monday at Wrenshall and SIlver Bay.Â
17-9 - 26
48-25 - 73