19/09/2021 Pee Wee Division 1 game with coaches – Jets v Huskies 5-5

Some of the photos from the Pee Wee Division 1 scratch match with coaches playing between the Jets and Huskies.  As the Pee Wee Division 1 championship had been decided the weekend before when the Jets won their second game in the best-of-three series the remaining slot became an exhibition game with the coaches playing alongside the kids they had seen develop during the season as well send off those kids that would be moving up to Bantams in 2022.  Sadly coach George Loria was a non-starter due to an injury, but that still left Stu Henly, Jeff Fode and Max Truuse available to mix it with kids.  With Jets regular goal Zac Murfin off on a sabbatical overseas and occasional fill-in Pee Wee Div 2 goaltender Brodie Clarke not available, junior goaltender Sophie Wandell filled in but it would be steep learning curve facing the harder shots from the Division 1 Pee Wees.  The coaches were quite surprised by the kids skill levels on the ice.  The Huskies built a substantial lead of 5-2 going into the last break as Sophie Wandell was caught out a few times and the Huskies had the services of their regular goaltender, Riley Knapp.  Sophie received plenty of words of encouragement, including from Riley Knapp and she was back out between the pipes for the last period.  The Jets would come out swinging and combining with some good defence clawed their way back into the game, including Jordan Kutsche managing to find free space after breaking free from Gabriel Koudelka and Jeremy Gagnon and sending a rolling puck past Knapp for the Jets 4th goal.  Final result in the entertaining exhibition game was 5-5, a fitting end for Pee Wee Division 1.