Members of the Estevan Sharks water polo program were at the Water Polo Provincial League Finals this past weekend in Regina.
The 16-and-under (16U) cadet tournament was held Saturday for both boys and girls. The majority of Estevan’s regular 16U players were away in Calgary with Team Sask. for National Cadet League play. The remaining cadets and a strong group of 14U athletes represented Estevan for the league finals.
Neither cadet team won a medal in the playoffs.
On Sunday morning, the 14U bantam boys and girls teams hit the pool. On the boys side, they finished the round robin with a 2-1-1 record, meeting the Regina Hawks in the bronze medal final. The Sharks won 4-3 in an exciting battle.
The Sharks 14U girls had two losses and two ties in the round robin, bringing them into the bronze medal game against Regina Battleship. The game was intense, resulting in the Sharks winning 4-3 and adding another bronze to the club’s medal count.
The 12U girls faced two strong Regina teams. They struggled to make the shots count in the four games, but the Sharks still managed to win the bronze medal.
In the 12U boys division, the Sharks sent two teams. The Hammerhead team fought hard in each game, but couldn’t come up with a win in the round robin. The Tiger Sharks had better luck in the water, qualifying for the gold medal match with an undefeated record. In the final game the boys faced the Regina Fireship and lost 8-5, bringing home a silver for the club.
This weekend marks the end of league play for the Sharks. They will travel to Saskatoon at the end of the month for provincials.