The U12 Lady RoughRiders represented well at the 2017 Adele Dombrowski Mountain Divas Tournament in Steamboat Springs last weekend. The returning U12 champs got off to an early tournament lead beating the Aspen Leafs 7-0 on Friday afternoon. Extending their lead with a 9-0 win over Steamboat Stampede Saturday morning, the girls aimed for the sky.
Getting on the board first against the Vail Mountaineers in game 3 with a 2-0 lead, it felt like there was no looking back, but Vail pushed hard and overtook the Lady RoughRiders winning 4-2, setting up the Sunday showdown.
Playing for the Banner
Once again the Lady RoughRIders were on the board first with a goal early in the first period. Vail answered back with a late second period goal tying the game at 1-1. Vail was determined not to go down easily, but the RoughRiders met their effort and capitalized on a Vail penalty in the third period. The remaining 10 minutes of the game were surely a nail-biter, but the Lady RoughRiders rode out to a 2-1 championship clinching win.
The U12 Lady RoughRiders will meet the Vail Mountaineers again at the Vail Mountaineers Hockey Club 5th Annual MLK Girls Tournament in Eagle, CO January 12-14.