The Park County Ice Cats bantam team won the state B championship earlier this month.
On March 7 they defeated the Casper Oilers B team 8-3, and the Rock Springs Miners 6-3. They clinched the title by beating Rock Springs again 6-2 on March 8.
Head coach Jeff Harris said his team peaked at the perfect time. The Ice Cats went 7-8-1 in league play, Harris said, but stepped it up for the state tourney.
“It took a while for the kids to understand game plans and how to play as a team but as the season progressed they got better,” he said. “They practiced well and played games well.”
In the first tourney game, Jack Harris opened the scoring for the Ice Cats with an unassisted goal 4:23 into the action. He scored twice more in the game to earn a hat trick.
Written by Tom Lawrence of the Powell Tribune