Penguins calm the Wild in tykes final

Friends and family in the stands were likely as tired as the players following the tykes final at the Whitehorse Minor Hockey Championships.

Friends and family in the stands were likely as tired as the players following the tykes final at the Whitehorse Minor Hockey Championships.

At points in the game it seemed like there was a breakaway happening every minute, whipping the crowd into a frenzy.

In the end the Penguins defeated the Wild 13-6 to claim gold at the Canada Games Centre on Sunday.

“We worked hard all year. We worked on skill development, which is a big focus of tykes Timbits, and basically having fun,” said Penguins head coach Kirk Price. “It was all about teamwork and having fun, cheering each other on.”

The Penguins finished the first period up 4-2 and the second up 8-5. Penguins’ Kadyn O’Brien scored seven goals, Gavin Gainz five and Kennedy O’Brien one. Penguins goalie Kaleb Power got the win.

The final score could have had a wider gap if not for some stellar goalkeeping by Wild’s Mason Parry, who made a pair of outstanding kick-saves in the final.

“We didn’t have a lot of players this year,” added Price. “They worked hard and played well as a team. They also showed great sportsmanship through the year-end tournament.”

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