REGINA - The Estevan Sharks water polo club’s 15-and-over team played its first tournament since February 2020 earlier this month.
The Estevan group of Logan Dalziel, Lucas Dzeryk and Tristan Threinen had a few players from Saskatoon and Regina join them to make a full roster. Playing under the Sharks team name, they had a great tournament.
The Sharks went 2-1 in the round robin and advanced to the final against the Weyburn Hurricanes. Estevan lost 7-5 to Weyburn to start the tournament, then defeated the Regina Armada Orange 8-4 and the Regina Armada Grey 5-3.
Weyburn won the final 8-4.
Dzeryk and Dalziel each had six goals in the competition, and Threinen finished with four.
Rachel Tober and Mahlyn Bomberak joined the Armada White team in the 15-and-over open women's division. They were happy to join in the action with the older girls. Bomberak scored one goal for Armada White. The team had fun and won two of their four matches.
The open Sharks division will hit the water again on Nov. 21 in Regina for another weekend tournament.
Later in the day on Nov. 7, the U15 division took to the water in their second tournament of the year.
The Sharks boys team of Tyler Gillies, Marvin Blue, Keegan Mennie-Kindlein and Shiven Sangar had two Weyburn Hurricanes players join them. The boys finished fourth in their division. Sangar set up plays and played strong defence. Gillies was the high scorer, with 13 goals over the tournament. Blue shined with the lone goal for the Sharks in two separate matches, and Mennie-Kindlein scored his first goal of the season.
The Sharks girls also had two Weyburn players join their team. Rachel Tober, Mahlyn Bomberak, Jennika Linthicum and rookie player Jillian Rosengren won all round robin games easily.
In the final, the two Armada teams joined forces to take on the Sharks team. The main purpose of the game was player development. The Sharks fought hard, but in the end lost 8-6. Bomberak had 37 goals over the course of the tournament, and Linthicum and Tober each added 17 goals.
The U15 bantam division is in Regina again on Nov. 28.