PC Ice Miners dominate Spring Fling Tourney
The Park City Bantam Ice Miners continued their season-long hot streak last weekend, winning the Spring Fling Tournament in Salt Lake City.
The Ice Miners have won their last nine games, scoring 62 goals and allowing only nine. They have also won four tournaments this year, peaking at the right time before heading overseas to play in Europe’s largest youth hockey tournament in Zell am See, Austria, April 3-7.
The Ice Miners won their first four games in the Spring Fling Tournament, defeating the Salt Lake Lightning 6-2, the North West Regulators 4-1, Vernal 9-1 and the Boise Hawks 11-0.
In the championship game, Park City needed overtime to break a 2-2 tie against Idaho Falls. With 11.8 seconds left, the Ice Miners’ Keaton Sallenback collected a rebound off a shot by defenseman Bryon Fobair and slipped the puck past the Idaho Falls goalie to give his team a 3-2 victory.
Now the team will focus on preparing for Austria, where the Ice Miners will be the only American team to compete among teams from 14 nations. They’re also the first youth hockey team from Utah to play a tournament in Europe. Scores from the tournament will be posted at parkcityiceminers.org.
The Park City Pee Wee Ice Miners were also victorious at the Spring Fling Tournament, defeating Golden Spike 6-1, Idaho Falls 10-2, Jackson Hole 3-0 and the Boise Steelheads 3-1. In the title game they defeated the Boise Hawks 6-1.
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