The Fort St. James Stars Midget Tier 4 team took the league

The Fort St. James Stars Midget Tier 4 team took the league

Fort team loses in the final


The Fort St. James Stars Midget hockey team returned from Nakusp late last week, but not quite victorious.

The Fort St. James Stars Midget hockey team returned from Nakusp late last week, but not quite victorious.

The team played six games in the provincial championships, losing only two, their first against Nakusp, and the final against Kelowna.

“All in all I was quite proud of them,” said Coach Blair Leidl.

In the round robin play, the Fort came out in first place, and beat Kelowna in the round robin to make it to the finals.

“It was a really, really good tournament,” said Laurie Deveau, a parent.

The first half of the final game was really good, according to Deveau, but the second half saw the game take a turn for the worse.

“They outplayed them,” said Leidl, “but we couldn’t stay out of the penalty box.”

Jack Burgart, one of their two goalies stopped a penalty shot in the final to help keep the team in the game.

“The boys played really well, I was proud of them – they never quit,” said Leidl.

For her part, Deveau said the trip was a great experience for the team and their supporters.

“We had the whole town of Nakusp cheering for us,” said Deveau.