The South West Cyclones became the first small town team to put their name on the cup at the 20th Anniversary Special Edition of the SaskTel Female Hockey Challenge in the Bantam A Division.
They defeated the top seeded Estevan Chargers 3-2 in the championship game on Dec. 2 in Regina to clinch the seven-team tournament.
The Cyclones finished second in the round robin with a 2-1-1 record. They lost to Estevan 4-1 to open the tournament. They rebounded with an 8-3 win over the Regina Red Wings and a 2-1 win over the Swift Current Colts and then concluded the round robin with a 3-3 tie against the Prairie Storm.
The Cylcones have opened their first season in the 14-team South Sask Female Bantam A Hockey League with eight wins and two losses in their first 10 games.
They are coached by Wayne Girodat and assistants Chris Kirwan, Mitch Fournier, and Darren Fiddler.
The regional roster is comprised of forwards Dayna Winzer (Maple Creek), Laura Fiddler (Gull Lake), Kassidy Roh (Herbert), Chelsea Wilson (Hazlet), Jenessa Fournier (Pontiex), Morgan Reznechenko (Maple Creek), Gina Kozroski (Gull Lake),
Leah Kozroski (Gull Lake), Reece Girodat (Gull Lake), and Courtney Bredahl (Shaunavon).
The blueline corps features Kennedy Glascock (Maple Creek), Sydney Taplin (Maple Creek), Jadynn Jamieson (Cabri), Mardi Yarshenko (Maple Creek), Shae-Lynn Bauer (Maple Creek), Emma Evans (Tompkins), and Taylor Kirwan (Gull Lake), who also plays forward.
The Cyclones are backstopped in goal by Keara Zoerb (Maple Creek) and Lacey Malone (Shaunavon).
The Cyclones will be at home in Gull Lake on Dec. 8 at 4:45 p.m. against the Estevan Bulldogs, Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. when they host the Fort Qu-Appelle Flyers, and Dec. 22 at 7 p.m. when the Springside Lions visit.