It was not the result they wanted, but the Stanley Mission Riverhawks are back at home after earning a silver medal in the peewee division at the FSIN Youth Hockey Championships in Saskatoon.

The Riverhawks dropped a 5-1 decision in the championship game to Onion Lake.

“Our two losses came to the Onion Lake Border Chiefs, they have a good squad of players as well – well coached,” said Devin Bernatchez, the coach of the Riverhawks. “It was a good showing for our kids. We took 18 kids over there (Saskatoon), so it was a good experience for a lot of them.”

Bernatchez also wanted to thank the parents for their support.

“They (the parents) put a lot of time and toil into those rinks, eating rink food and I know it can get tiring,” said Bernatchez. “They are very committed to their kids. To run a good minor hockey program, you need support from your parents and we got that.”

Bernatchez also says there were 23 teams taking part in the peewee division.

(PHOTO: Stanley Mission Riverhawks. Photo by Devin Bernatchez.)