Sheridan Hawks bantam team wins state championship

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Hawks bantam hockey team won the Wyoming Amateur Hockey Association State B Championship Sunday afternoon in Cheyenne.

The tournament began Friday with a 9-0 win over the Pinedale Glaciers.

Andrew Boint netted four goals and one assist. Sandis Cook scored three goals and offered one assist. Jack Morey and John Chase each went one and one for goals and assists. Jonathan Salo had three assists and Samuel Boyles had two. Goalie Gregg Sampson had 17 saves on net.

On Saturday the Hawks beat the Laramie Outlaws 7-1.

Cook was top shot with three goals and one assist. Boint, Morey, Chase, Justin Bailey and William Yates each put one point on the board. Blaine Miranda, Salo, Morey, Trace Hays and Gunner Swanson all had at least one assist.

Game two Saturday saw a 17-1 crushing victory over the Riverton River Rats.

Cook was again top scorer with five goals, two of which were scored unassisted and short handed. Cook also tied with Bailey for most assists recorded with three each.

Sunday the Hawks finished the tournament with a 9-2 win over the Pinedale Glaciers.

After allowing Pinedale to score in the first two minutes into the game, Sheridan went on to score the next nine goals to bring home the state title.

Boyles was top shot of the final match putting three points on the board. Boint scored two and Swanson, Chase, Trapper, Morey and Cook all added one point to the score.

Throughout the tournament the Hawks netted 42 goals with 44 assists while team goalie Sampson only allowed four pucks to get by him all weekend.

“I was extremely proud of the way we came out and played team hockey,” head coach Cliff Saner said. “We couldn’t have asked for a better group of kids and parents this season. Everything came together when it counted the most and all of their hard work paid off in the end.”


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