Eye on the puck while flying through the air is Bashaw Stars’ bantam player Brock Dawbin as he tries to gain some traction against Tofield March 9. The Stars lost the series to Tofield but they were to play against Ponoka for bronze. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Bashaw’s bantam Stars had tough playoff series vs Tofield

The Stars lost to Tofield in two games, one at home and the other away

Getting past the Tofield Titans bantam squad was not in the cards for the Bashaw Stars.

The first of two games was held in Bashaw March 9 with a solid crowd cheering on the home team, however, the Titans were too tough for Bashaw winning 10-5.

By the end of the first the Titans had a small hold on the lead with 5-3. Scoring for Bashaw in that first period were Avery Nelson, Morgyn Fuller and Ryan Catterall.

An extra point for Bashaw by Graeson Boake early in the second period helped rejuvenate the team and they managed to hold Tofield for 10 minutes before the Titans could score again. Not to be outdone, at 2:59 left in the second, Bashaw’s Lukas Sandin scored bringing it to a close game.

However, that hold began to unravel late in the second period and the Titans scored twice within 40 seconds left.

That extra lead hurt the Stars’ momentum and Tofield scored two more points in the third period. Bashaw was unable to catch up.

The second and final game in the series continued the next day with the Stars playing in Tofield.

While the team lost 4-2, the defense played stronger overall.

Tofield was the only one on the board after the first but Bashaw managed to sneak in a puck in the second, courtesy of Clifford Cardinal. If Tofield hadn’t scored two more in the second it would have been a tie game.

It was the Titans’ offense that really seemed to hurt the Stars’ chances. Tofield scored again in the third period and Bashaw managed one more thanks to Sandin.

The Stars were to play Ponoka for league bronze but results weren’t available at press time.

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