On Saturday, Dec. 15, the host ScotiaBank Silvertips Bantam Rep Tier 2 team hosted the OMAHA first-place team from Westside. In a high-paced and exciting game, the Westside team held on to a two-goal lead late into the third period. After pulling the goalie with about 95 seconds left in the third, a turnover led to an empty net goal: final score 3-0. Strong goaltending by Jayden Jensen was instrumental in keeping things tight. Next day, the host Silvertips played the Okanagan Hockey Academy from Penticton. The Silvertips outshot and outplayed the competitors to a final score of 4-0.
Goals were scored by Tyler Collins, driving the net to shove in his own rebound, Alex Astasiewicz with a pair with assists from Shane Minnis and Tyler Collens, and Joey Guerra from Shane Minnis and Tristan Ferguson. Shutout, with Keenan Starkell in net. The players visited their neighbourhoods this past week to collect non-perishables for the food bank. With help from Santa Claus and supporters, the team collected more than 100 pounds of food.