On November 28th the Heartland Dragons U10 “A” amazed their friends and family with an auspicious beginning to their 2021-2022 hockey season.
After a less than rousing start to the regular season, the Heartland Dragons U10A made great strides over their last 4 league games. After playing two regular season games back to back, the U10A Team headed out on Friday November 26th to participate in the Orangeville Fall Classic Tournament.
In the round robin segment of the tournament, the team finished 2-1 with an amazing breakthrough in the third game securing them the first place position in their Division. They entered the semi-finals playing their sixth game in as little as four days to demonstrate the true testament of toughness, persevering through mental and physical tiredness, to earn them a 2-1 win to get them into the Finals.
In the Championship game, the U10A Team spent a gruelling 8 minutes of successful penalty killing to end the 2nd period in a one all tie. Two minutes into the third period the Heartland Dragons U10A pulled away with a go ahead goal and shut down their opponents for the remainder of the game!
This was the first ever Rep Level Tournament for this group of young players who came from House League just two years ago, and who have only just recently being exposed to the fundamentals of how to play positional, full ice hockey. What a wonderful accomplishment to now be crowned Tournament Champions!