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Oct 25, 2010, 11:57 am
We have a very successful season to kick off the High School Hockey season. There are 3 tournament weekends and then Championships. The kickoff weekend was in Woodland with 4 teams competing in the Varsity Division. Our first game was against Davis High School which has been the team to beat in prior years. We won the game 3 to 2 with strong showing from Luke Steichen and Austin Norstrom which provided a lot of our offensive punch. The defense stood strong with Andrew Klatt and Evan Rusch making life difficult on Davis's offense and when they did get a shot in net Sienna Weeks shut them down. Our next game was against the Central Valley High School which is made up of players that most to the team plays with for the Ice Hockey High School team. This was a very entertaining game with the players on both sides competing strong. We proved to be stronger and prevailed with another 3 to 2 victory. We had strong play from Kaleb Clark and Luke Steichen who were paired up on offense. Kaleb managed to provide some strong defense as our team would attack and stopped our oponents offensive threat. Luke was a force to be recond with as he provided the offensive punch we needed. We continued to see strong offensive play from Kyle Robbins who had numerous offensive opportunities but the Central Valley goaltender was standing strong. The last game of the tournament was against the team from Antioch. They have been a long time foe and also teammate in the past. This again was a hard fought game with Sonora High getting the jump on them with two strong offensive plays that saw Austin Norstrom score two goals with assists from Luke Steichen. This game also saw strong play from Jenna Weeks who was outskating players that were twice her size both offensively and defensively. It is amazing how fast she is when she works at it. We continued to see strong play from Kaleb Clark who had a number of offensive opportunities in this game. The game ended up tied with about 2 minutes to play and we decided to kick it into overdrive and Luke Steichen scored the go ahead goal. With our time out we talked about defending them strong and not giving any time and space. They pulled their goalie and attached with 5 players but with Kyle Robbins providing a strong back check he blocked their shot with his stick. The puck was recovered by Jenna Weeks and she took a long shot that was just blocked by the defense and they attacked again but it was short lived as the puck was stolen by Luke Steichen and with a backhand put it down the rink to an empty net. With a 2 goal lead it seemed like the game was in hand but it only took a few seconds and Antioch scored and the game was again a 1 goal game. We managed to keep the puck out of the net thanks to strong defense by Andrew Klatt, Austin Norstrom and strong goaltending by Sienna Weeks. The final horn sounded and we had pulled off another victory by one goal.
It was a fun weekend as a number of the players had played in a high school ice hockey game on Saturday in Santa Rosa. Players from Sonora are participating for a team called Valley Oak High School which is getting ready to play in the High School League in San Jose. They have had 3 preseason games and have won all three. Participating from Sonora are Luke Steichen, Austin Norstrom, Andrew Klatt, Evan Rusch, and Sienna Weeks. The managed to beat Santa Rosa team 5 to 3 with Sienna getting her first game and coming home with the win. It is amazing to see how the ice hockey has made all of these players better inline hockey players.
Our next High School Inline Hockey tournament is in Sonora on November 21, 2010
Jan 10, 2010, 1:48 pm
A BIG THANKS TO AL BERGAMASCHI, MIKE COGNETTI, JAMIE HOFFMAN, JEFF ALLEN & BRETT CLARK FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK IN BUILDING THE NEW PICNIC AREA IN THE FRONT OF THE ARENA. THIS WILL STOP THE ARENA FROM FLOODING AND PROVIDE A NICE PLACE TO SET-UP A COUPLE OF PICNIC BENCHES AND THE BBQ. ALSO THANKS TO JEFF MORRISON OF FLATLINE FLOORS FOR DONATING THE BACK HOE AND A & L READY MIX FOR SUPPLYING THE CONCRETE AT A REDUCED RATE
Jan 19, 2009, 8:47 pm
HIGH COUNTRY MISSION HAWKS FIND MITE GOLD IN THE SILVER DIVSION AT NARCH WEST COAST WINTERNATIONALS
Oct 31, 2008, 4:55 pm
Jul 29, 2008, 11:25 am
Congratulations to all the High Country Mission Hawks on a great job at NARCh Finals in San Jose. We had 5 teams participate in this national tournament with teams from all over the US and Canada & a few International teams. We had 4 of our 5 teams make it to the playoffs which is a great accomplishment. Our 14's PeeWee team managed to win a Bronze medal which I believe is our first medal at a NARCh Finals event for our club. The team's only loss was to the eventual Gold Medal team of Katios Hockey Club from Columbia in a overtime thriller.
All our teams did a great job in respresenting our program, our arena, our parents, and our sponsors. I had a number of conversations with Dave at Mission Hockey and he was very happy with our teams representation of Mission Hockey. They are proud to be a sponsor of our program and it is an honor to represent Mission Hockey with our program.
I look forward to next year and our year end party with information coming out soon with the details. Again it was a great year and appreciate everyones effort in making this a great year of hockey.
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May 9, 2008, 5:42 pm
High Country Sports Arena has again participating in the 2008 MotherLode Roundup Parade over Mother's Day weekend and finished with a 2nd place for our float.
Special thank you to all the participants including the hard working volunteers that put the float together and organized the kids. Thank you for representing High Country Sports Arena and keeping this tradition alive and well.
We can't forget our mascot ROLLER ROO who was a hit again.