The pride of Kerrobert was evident this hockey season as the community rallied behind the Pee Wee Tigers who despite being the underdogs, came back to win playoffs and become the league champions.
After having a less than ideal regular season only banking one win on the year, the Tigers were in last place going into the playoffs.
“I knew they had it in them, I’ve seen them play well together and beat out other teams in tournaments throughout the year, we just had to work together and get it done,” said Tigers head coach, Greg Kraft.
The team had two tough opponents right off the bat but were able to beat out Loreburn, the first place team in the east and then went on to face the first place team in the west, Macklin.
In the 2 game series, Macklin took the first victory with a final score of 4 to 3, however the Tigers clawed their way back in game two, winning 1-0, tying the goal differential, forcing overtime. The Tigers made it an exciting game as they made the game and series winning goal with 1.6 seconds left in overtime.
The final had the Tigers face-off against Kindersley number-one in a best of 3 game series. Game one in Kindersley went to the Tigers as they were able to put together more magic in overtime winning 4 to 3. Game two, gave the Tigers home-ice advantage as they travelled back to Kerrobert, however this time they didn’t let the game push into overtime as they took the win in regulation with final score of 8 to 4.
The Kerrobert Pee Wee Tigers saved their wins for playoffs and it paid off in a big way, they are the 2019 league champions and coach Kraft said he couldn’t be more proud.