The Swift Current United U 16 Boys Team soundly won gold at this past weekend’s Grevers Tournament in Saskatoon.
With three shutouts and one 2-1 win, plus some pro-worthy goal scoring, they’ve proven for the second time this season, that they are a force to be reckoned with.
This weekend’s performance now puts their overall season record at two gold medals during two tournaments, with six wins, one tie and one loss record, scoring 38 goals with only five against. They gave up four goals in their first two tournament games, with only one goal scored against out of the last six matches.
A cohesive team that comes around every two years when the ages align, this is a team that has played together and been developed over the past four years by coaches Steve Kritzer and Robert Chapman. Both coaches believe in a unique training regimen that looks not only at the physical skills the team can develop, but also the mental skills necessary to be a winning team.
“We’ve worked to develop this team so that there isn’t just one or two star player that runs onto the field,” says Steve Kritzer. “We’ve worked to develop their skill levels to the point today that we don’t have a 'good string' and a 'bad string' – we have a team of equally skilled players.”
“In the end,” says Robert Chapman, “this is all about trying to help the lads succeed.”