Published: March 8, 2017
On Feb. 26 the Springfield Ice Hawks met up with the Red Lake Hawks in the “A” side final of the Atom “A” Lake of the Woods tournament. Red Lake had something to prove after a 2-1 loss to this team in Round Robin play. They came out flying, going up 4-0 after the first period. With 4 minutes left in the game, and up 6-, Jaxen Juniper from the Red Lake Hawks was checked into to boards head first. The game ended with Jaxen going to the hospital in an ambulance. No celebration, no trophy presentation. The dressing room was very quiet after the game and there was no celebrating as we worried about our teammate. Luckily Jaxen was not seriously injured and is home with some bruising and stiffness.
On Friday, Mar. 3 our local English River Miners presented Jaxen and his team with their well-deserved trophy and the boys were finally able to celebrate their win with a victory lap!
(Seen here) Back row left to right: Coach Josh Cousineau, Luke Brait, Quintin Cooke, Owen Gignac, Steven St Jean, Xander Wesolowski, Shea Cousineau, Camron Just, Coach Kevin Just
Front row left to right: Zak Ecuimates, Darian Clark, Luke Norlock, Jaxen Juniper, Jacob Crabbe, Griffin Kowalchuk Missing: Jaxon Howie & Justin Mc Fadden
Credit: Photo Submitted