Rocky Atom A Chiefs take silver at provincials
By Tyler Klinkhammer
The Rocky Atom A Chiefs wrapped up their season this past weekend at the provincials in Calgary.
The Chiefs played hard and fought their way through the competition to the gold medal game where they came up short and lost 5-3. They brought home the silver medal for their efforts.
Monica Tomyn, the mother of one of the players, said she was very grateful for the community support. Another team from Rocky was also in Calgary and many of the families of those players came across the city to support the Chiefs and cheer them on.
To the players themselves, Tomyn had this to say:
“Our Rocky boys are champions. You never gave up; you fought till the end with everything you had! The 2019 hockey season will be one you will never forget.
“From the mini sticks in the hallway, to the warm ups before game time, the tape balls, the broken sticks, from bruises, tears and laughter, to the quiet times, stressful times and just being in the zone; the first step onto the ice, to the trips to the penalty box. From centre ice faceoffs, to the battles in the corners, it all shows your complete love for hockey and the game. The players and coaches gave every bit of strength and ability you could. Be proud of yourselves. You made it to the gold medal round in Alberta provincials!
“A loss is always tough, but you never got beat. You all had the biggest cheering section, the fullest arena, the best coaches and the proudest of families. Always look up, get up and never give up! You have all accomplished and achieved what others dream of, wish for and tried for. The strength amongst all of you was ultimately amazing. You held each other together, leaned on each other, grew with each other and you became one of the strongest teams coming out of the west.
“Thank you from all of us. We love the game you play, the heart and the determination that you’ve shown. From the spilt water bottles, to the smelly hockey bags to the provincial hairdos, we wouldn’t give up any of it!
“You are the true meaning of proud.”