Bantams complete regular season
The Rugby Bantam hockey team recently completed their 2017-18 regular season.
The team captured first place in the Eastern Bantam B League with a record of 12 wins and two losses. The Eastern League consists of teams from Rugby, Grand Forks, Fargo, West Fargo and Northwood. The Bantam team’s overall record for the year was 25 wins, 14 losses and three ties.
The teams are competing today in the Bantam B Gold State Tournament in Grand Forks. The “Gold” tournament consists of the top eight Bantam B teams in the state.
Rugby went in as the No. 1-seed from the East and played the No. 4-seed team from the Western Bantam B League, the Richland Rangers (Sidney, Mont.) in the first game of the tournament on Friday.
The consensus is that the tournament is “up for grabs,” with any number of teams capable of competing for the title.
Rugby team members are: Cole Vietz-Reile, Riley Tuenge, Andrew Lemar, Dalton Vietz-Reile, Tucker Schoneberg, Austin Dibble, Macen Heisler, Colin Adam, Levi Tofte, Dylan Bartsch, Cooper Bonebrake, Alec Wolf, Robert Dibble (goalie) and Shanx Brossart (goalie). Coaches are Jay McClintock, Keith Dibble and Tim Bartsch. Team managers are Vicky Reile and Michelle Schoneberg.
– Submitted by Vicky Reile on behalf of Jay McClintock