The Maine Wild Pee Wees fell in the Waterville Valley Summerfest Championship this weekend to the HOA Atlantics, 7-5, but had a very strong showing with a promising future this season.
Head Coach Mike Tenney said the Wild won 13-1 in their first game against a Future Prospects team.
"The guys played really well for not having played together before, so I thought they gelled really well and moved the puck well," said Tenney.
The Wild played another Future Prospects team on Saturday and lost 5-4.
"It was a really evenly matched game, and we didn't play well out of the shoot," said Tenney. "We were down 5-2 and made it 5-4, we had a chances to tie it but we hit a post."
Sunday the Wild bested a third Future Prospects team 11-1 and went on to play the HOA Atlantics in the championship.
"In the championship we were up 4-1, and then we lost 7-5, but I thought we played well and we played together … we had guys who hadn't played that much at all together," said Tenney of his roster. "We had 5 guys who will be on the Pee Wee team next year in the fall and we had some guys who don't normally play up here. Everyone had a great weekend at the tournament. We were happy to come away with second place. It's a great direction for the youth program for the Maine Wild in Biddeford."