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Cranbrook U19 Heat are Provincial Champions

The U19 Cranbrook Heat are B.C. champions after winning the gold medal at provincials this past weekend in Richmond. Kelly Quinn, Megan Sternig, Danielle Hillstead, Tiana Ewasiuk, Cara Gallo, Darya Huser, Caylee Lazar, Whitney Lightfoot, Tyler Carver, Darian Armstrong. Not pictured: Shea Coolbaugh, Marlo Armstrong. Coaches: Shawn Hillstead and Jackalin Lightfoot - Courtesy Cara Lazar
The U19 Cranbrook Heat are B.C. champions after winning the gold medal at provincials this past weekend in Richmond. Kelly Quinn, Megan Sternig, Danielle Hillstead, Tiana Ewasiuk, Cara Gallo, Darya Huser, Caylee Lazar, Whitney Lightfoot, Tyler Carver, Darian Armstrong. Not pictured: Shea Coolbaugh, Marlo Armstrong. Coaches: Shawn Hillstead and Jackalin Lightfoot
— image credit: Courtesy Cara Lazar

The U19 Cranbrook Heat are B.C. champions after winning the gold medal at provincials this past weekend in Richmond.

Despite a shortened bench of only 10 players, the Heat went undefeated in four round robin games and three playoff games to earn a berth into the final, which they won.

A couple of the games were very close with a few comeback efforts, but with a little grit and determination, they were able to persevere.

The girls earned their berth into the tournament after quailfying by beating two West Kootenay teams a few weeks ago.

The majority of this team has been together for many years and it shows in the communication on and off the field.

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