The female U18 Central Plains Capitals are coming off their most successful weekend of the season.
The Caps hit the road to Regina to take part in a tournament and put their best skate forward. The girls went undefeated and rattled off four straight wins to finish in first place at the Hockey Regina Female Challenge.
Goaltender Elyse Denbow picked up a shutout and stopped a total of 58 shots in her two games of action. She says it felt great to be the last team standing.
"It was nice for our team to get some wins. The whole tournament was just good for our team. The teams down there aren't much different than here," Denbow continues. "We had some tough games but we were able to stay in the games."
The Capitals only have one win so far in the regular season, despite playing a ton of competitive contests. The goaltender believes the performance in Regina will help turn their luck around.
"We battled really hard. There were some points in the games where it was tight but we just got back up. I think this is going to be really good for us, coming back into the league."
Denbow notes one of he favourite parts of the weekend was the bus rides with her teammates.
"Being with the team and the team bonding we got to do on the bus was fun. It's quite a long bus ride but it was never boring."
The Caps will be looking to extend their win streak into regular season play on Sunday against the Interlake Lightning. Denbow outlines the keys to their success in Saskatchewan.
"Just our effort and how hard we worked down there," Denbow explains. "Hopefully, we can just bring it into this game and continue the winning streak."
Central Plains will head to Arborg on Sunday for a battle with the Interlake Lightning at 2:30.