For The Townsman
Cranbrook’s Atom ‘B’ Royals were crowned champions Sunday afternoon on home ice.
The Royals were brimming with confidence after winning their previous tournament in Pincher Creek, Alta., just the week before and that mojo carried over to the team’s home competition, which welcomed worthy competitors from Alberta, B.C. and the United States.
The Royals faced all adversaries with a team-first mentality.
With leadership coming from every player, the Royals were impossible to beat.
The championship game was an electric affair as the Royals dispatched Taber in dominant fashion.
After falling behind 2-0 in the first period, the Royals stormed back for a 9-3 victory to claim the tournament title.