The Estevan Sharks Water Polo Club hosted a tournament on Sunday, welcoming teams from Regina and Weyburn in three divisions of play.

The crowd was large and loud throughout the day, according to club communications director, Heather Tober.

"This was a great day for the Sharks Club. We showcased our wonderful facility, our excellent coaching talent and all of our hard-working players," she said.

The Sharks club is second in size in the province, with Regina being the only club with more members. "We are well-known and respected within the WaterPolo Sask Association, and we were proud to welcome everyone to our city." said Tober.

The day started with the 12U Atom Boys. Estevan teams, Mako Sharks and Hammerhead Sharks facing the Weyburn Hurricanes, Regina Dreadnought and Regina Fireship. The Mako Sharks finished the day with two wins and two losses. The Hammerheads lost all four games, in close, hard fought battles. Regina Dreadbought was undefeated. Verteran Mako Shark players Shiven Sangar and Brody Turner lead the team in goals and steals. Mason Yunick and Carson Stopanski had many strong defensive plays. Mini-Atom player Royce Milford and Carter Yunick joined the team and had a lot of energy throughout the games. The Hammerheads had strong netminding by Bennett Walliser. Brooks Milford and Casey Olney led the team in goals. Marvin Blue, Keegan Miennie-Kindlein and Chase Zohner all played strong throughout the tough competition.

The youngest players took to the pool at noon on Sunday. The 8U Mini-Atoms are the youngest, and the toughest players! This is a co-ed, learn-to-play division. Estevan had two teams entered in the tournament. The Hammerhead and Reef Sharks faced off against each other and a Weyburn Hurricanes squad that got stronger with each game. The Hammerheads finished the tournament with a record of one win, ome tie and two losess. The Reef Sharks swam to 2 wins and 2 ties in the day. Hammerhead goalie Lexi Walkom was strong all day. The team was helped by Royce Milford, Callum Gunningham and Ava Mainprize. The Reef Sharks, coached by Charlotte Andrist, were led by Carter Yunick, Alexa Gettis and Liam Elliott. All players on both teams showed a lot of grit and determination throughout the tournament.

In the final action of the day, the 12u Atom Girls teams faced off. The Reef Sharks, coached by Mikayla Hack, were undefeated in the tournament. with commanding wins over the two Regina teams and an intense, hard fought win over the Estevan Tiger Sharks. Tiger Sharks also dominated the Regina teams, and their only loss was a 11-10 battle at the hands of the Reef Sharks.

All of the Estevan girls are incredibly talented, Tober said.

"Having all 12 players be stars is a huge testiment to the quality of coaching and training they have received from our in our club this year, and in the past." Tober says. These girls are playing not only at their age level, but many are playing on 14U and Team Sask teams. "The level of skill and leadership all of these players exhibit everytime they are in the water is remarkable."

This tournament wraps up game action for the mini-atoms. Their season ends Jan 31. The atom boys and girls continue with tournaments in Regina, Saskatoon and Winnipeg in the coming months.

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