Stars PeeWee Select Teams Shine in Fremont
After the first two weekends of Select League in the PeeWee division, Stars Blue, Stars White and Carriage Club were tied, each with a record of 8-1. Everyone hoped that one of the Stars teams would get the top seed, so as to avoid the teams playing each other prior to the championship game in the Midwest League PeeWee Select Finals.
Unfortunately, it wasn’t to be - going to a FOURTH tie-breaker (penalty minutes), Carriage Club got the nod as the top seed, followed by Stars White and Stars Blue at the two and three spots respectively. That meant that they would be on the same side of the bracket and might have to play each other for the right to play in the championship game.
That’s exactly what happened.
At the PeeWee Select League Finals in Fremont, NE, both teams won their early games and had to face off on Saturday night for the right to play in the championship - in a rematch of a game early in the season, which Stars Blue won 2-1.
Stars White jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead, but Blue stayed strong and kept fighting - getting the game to 3-2 in the second period. From there, the game went back and forth - Stars White ultimately taking the tilt 4-2 in a hard fought game.
With Carriage Club having beaten Fremont on the other side of the bracket, Stars Blue would take on Fremont for third place, and Stars White would play Carriage Club in the championship game.
Stars Blue expected Fremont to be physical as always in the battle for third place - and certainly everyone knew it would be a tough game, playing on Fremont’s home ice and in front of their raucous crowd. With few opportunities in the first half of the game, and the score at 0-0, Fremont began it’s parade to the penalty box. In a game marred with numerous bad penalties by the Flyers, Stars Blue kept their heads and just kept fighting. Taking advantage of numerous odd-man opportunities, they took home the trophy with a spirited 4-0 victory.
In the championship game, Stars White would take on the Carriage Club scoring machine (who averaged over six goals per game in league play), in a rematch of a game Stars White won 6-4 in the first weekend of league play. The Stars knew they would have to play a great game to take home the title.
In the shut down performance of the weekend, Stars White didn’t give the Carriage Club kids many opportunities and took the game to them all afternoon - finishing off the season with a 4-0 victory and taking home the Select League title.
Finishing out the season in first and third place, both Stars teams played extremely well all season long. The Kansas City Stars would like to congratulate the players and coaches on their weekend and great season!
We’d also like to thank the team managers and parents for their wonderful support this season.