Sunsets enjoy a
In Beehive State hockey
Benson summed up the Sunsets’ weekend thusly, "Too much Swedish. Not
of course, putting the puck in the net.
Playing in the
Provo (Utah) Classic hockey tournament at the Seven Peaks Ice Arena, the Sun
Valley women’s team finished second of 11 teams with a 3-1 record. The team
scored seven goals and allowed five, but was shut out in the finale.
"We were not
bad, considering we have not been on the ice much," Benson said. "It
was just the same old story of not being strong on our shots."
Sunsets found the back of the net enough to make the finals of a tournament
featuring teams from Utah, Idaho and California.
Miller and Liza Weekes teamed up for Sun Valley’s lone goal in a 1-0 victory
over Redwood City, Cal.
Valley staved off host Provo 3-2 on goals by Jini Griffith, Tizz Miller and
Christl Holzl. Serving up assists were Larsen Peterson, Sarah Benson and Tizz
Sun Valley had
the satisfaction of beating the Boise Blades 3-1 in the semifinals. Sheila
Naghsh, Michele Hampton and Kris Miller scored.
Black Diamonds won the tournament, beating the Sunsets 3-0 in the final.
"It was a
really good, even game. They had some fluke goals," captain Sarah Benson
Also lacing up
their skates for the Sunsets were goalie Karen Morrison, Jennifer Embree, and
Lucy Chubb. Honorary mascot was Seamus O’Connell.