Tagg’s ousted in quarter-finals

Tagg’s lost out in the ‘B’ quarter-finals at the Thunder Bay Kings hockey tournament last weekend.
The team opened action with a tough 3-1 loss to the Nor-West Stars. Scott Bridgeman, assisted by Cody Mosbeck, netted their lone goal.
Then they battled to a 2-2 tie with the Thunder Bay Beavers on Friday night. Bridgeman (Jamie Davis/Bryan Chambers) had given the Fort an early 1-0 lead.
After the Beavers came back with a pair in the second, Terry Kellar netted a goal early in the third to knot the score. Neither team could tally the rest of the way.
The Fort then earned a 0-0 tie against the St. James Canadians to advance to the ‘B’ quarter-finals with a 0-1-2 record. But they were bounced from further contention with a 3-2 loss to the Maroons.
Tyler Barker (Greg Flewelling) and Bridgeman (Barker) scored in a losing cause.
“They just couldn’t put the puck in the net,” reasoned coach Ron Bridgeman. “We out-played the teams but we couldn’t score.”
The team was coming off an amazing weekend in Superior, Wis. as they won a Bantam ‘AA’ tournament, beating the Thunder Bay Beavers 6-4 in the final.
Tanner Kaemingh (Bridgeman) and Bridgeman (Barker) staked the Fort to a quick 2-0 lead. Barker later tallied twice (from Mike Niskala and Bridgeman) to make it 4-2.
After Eric Mosbeck put the Fort up 5-2, Thunder Bay roared back with a pair of goals. But Niskala (Bridgeman) got an insurance goal in the third to ice the victory and the championship.
Fort Frances had opened play with a solid 7-3 win over Eau Claire (South). Jamie Davis led the attack with a hat trick, with Mosbeck, Barker, Bridgeman, and Kaemingh adding singles.
Davis also picked up an assist, with others going to Jordan Wilson, Andrew George, Bryan Chamber, Kyle McTavish, Barker, and Niskala.
Then they dominated the ice in their second game of the tournament, downing Roseville Bantam ‘A’ by a 5-2 score.
Davis and Chambers each netted a pair of goals in that one, with Barker tallying the other one. Assists went to Cody Mosbeck, David Pollard, Terry Kellar, and Kaemingh.