The U7 G.J. Burtch Construction Highland Storm team participated in the Glen Dart Memorial Jamboree this past weekend at the A.J. LaRue Arena in Haliburton.

The team was split into two squads for the jamboree, optimizing ice time for all the players. Each squad saw two games on Saturday followed by another two games on Sunday.

The Blue squad came out firing on all cylinders at the drop of the puck in each of their four games. The protectors of the twine saw Arizona Latanville and Felix Dart splitting their time equally between the pipes, both showcasing their talents by robbing their opposition of scoring opportunities time and time again.

Roarke Stanfield and Ashton Emmerson helped to provide some solid defence in front of their netminders, keeping the opposing teams at bay. Strong puck movement and lots of breakaways from Lucas Hillaby, Lawson Ramsay and Soyer Joanu led the team to a strong finish by collecting four wins, showing a solid outing of all players and both goalies.

The White squad also came to play this past weekend, proving they were a force to be reckoned with. Travis Hutchinson started them off with a strong performance between the pipes in game one. Ben Gaffney and Kipton Cunningham also took their turns in net, both coming up with some massive saves when their team needed them to. Frances Gilmour and Hunter Carefoote both demonstrated their solid backchecking, creating turnover after turnover and allowing the puck to move back into the offensive end, where Ander Brown and Rome Hicks created some great scoring opportunities and helped the puck find the back of the net. Sullivan Brind, with his skates tied tight, was able to chase down the opposing team and steal the puck for more than a few goals.

The U7 team would like to thank Craig and Tammy Smith for organizing such a fun and well-run event, Eric Nicholls for keeping the game clock running, the Snax Team for keeping the food orders rolling and the candy bags filled, and to the amazing Dysart et al arena staff who worked tirelessly all weekend showing our out-of-town guests what a great community we get to play hockey in.