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By Quinn Robinson
The Courier 

PeeWee Hockey Places Sixth In MAHA Tournament

Promising Season Comes To An Early End With Three Straight Losses


Quinn Robinson / For The Courier

Early and often. Billings puts the first of six goals past Glasgow.

The Valley Event Center hosted the 2014 MAHA PeeWee State Tournament, but unfortunately for fans of the Glasgow Ice Dawgs, there was no home cooking for the home team.

Glasgow lost all three of their games in the tournament on their way to a sixth place finish.

It was a disappointing finish to the season for a team that showed tremendous heart and promise throughout.

Glasgow came into the tournament with a 10-5-1 record and seeded fifth, but that didn't prevent Ice Dawgs head coach Pat Braaten from thinking his team could do some damage once on the ice.

"Our seeding wasn't bad considering the injuries we had this season," Braaten said. "We just didn't bring our A game in this tournament. The other teams came ready to play and we just fell flat."

The injuries Braaten was referring to were a couple of concussions suffered by Micahel Uphues and Ike Braaten. Braaten's concussion forced him to miss the rest of the season while at the same time allowing Gage Siefert to see some ice time after being called up.

Although Braaten wishes that his team had a better showing in the tournament, he was quick to point out that the effort of the team never waned.

"The guys that are playing [on the ice] are playing because they love hockey," Braaten said. "It was the last game of the season and they gave it everything they had."


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