Sharks compete in Regina

Despite being shorthanded due to illness and injury, the U12 atom girls Sharks continued their undefeated season.

The team was one of several squads from the Estevan Sharks water polo club that were playing in tournaments in Regina over the weekend.

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The U10 mini Sharks co-ed teams played in, for many of them, their first tournament at Regina’s Lawson Centre. Results were unavailable but they played teams from Regina and Weyburn.

The U12 atom boys came away with only one win on the weekend but the games were close. “Since our last tournament a week ago, these young players have advanced by leaps and bounds,” said atom coach Sarah Niebergall. The team got plenty of goals from Carson Stopanski and Brody Turner in the games. 

The bantam boys had a pair of teams entered into the competition, with the Reef Sharks and Tiger Sharks taking part Sunday. Since their last tournament in October the boys teams have both turned things around and performed well in the pool on Sunday with the Tiger Sharks winning all of their games against Regina Armada and the Weyburn Hurricanes with huge scoring games of 5-3, 8-1, 7-6 and 8-2.  

The Reef Sharks also played great and came away with three wins and one loss against the Regina Armada team at the end of the day. Coach David Dzeryk said he was very happy with the scores, but says that there is still room for the players to grow as a team and hopes to start working with them on more advanced plays and defensive moves.

The Mako Sharks played in the U14 girls division and went 3-1 on the day, losing to the Regina Detroyers 7-2 in their first game and then reeling off three wins in a row – 8-5 against the Submarines, 9-5 against the Cruisers and 8-4 against the Cruisers again. Lily Knoll played well in net for the Sharks. 

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