by Michael Clouser
The Sooke Midget A ice hockey team has taken home the bronze medal from the BC Provincial Championships in Dawson Creek. The team finished the series with a 3-2-0 record earning 6 points in total. Sooke put the puck in the net a total of 16 times during the series, and had a total of 17 goals against them in the 5 games.
Quesnel took home the silver medal, and Terrace the gold. Sooke beat Terrace in the first game 4-3, but the team bounced back to win the rest of its games including the championship, racking up 8 points with a 4-1 record.
Sooke won the bronze game 6-3 against Coquitlam on Thursday night of March 19. Here is the recap from the BC Provincial website:
Good clean game,Sooke opened scoring at 17:07 Jack Kendall, Coquitlam answered at 4:01 goal by Kyle Hoover, play was back and forth with Sooke gettting two quick ones at 52 second and 16 seconds goals by Nin Dougall and Johan Philip. Sooke scored again twice in period 2 at 17:15 and 5:03 by Nin Dougall for his second and third of the game. Coquitlam cut into the lead with two at 17:45 by Nico Fazio and again at 13:30 by Kurtis Kapitza. Sooke finished scoring at :40 with empty net goal. Sooke wins Third with 6-3 win.
Earlier in the day, Sooke lost its semi-final game against Quesnel 4-2. Here is the recap of that game, also from the BC Provincial Championships website:
Great game both teams came ready to play Quesnal opening the scoring 12:15 Cole Daniels and again at :39 goal by Ian Jarvis. Going to the second with 2-0 lead Quesnal scored at7:23 goal by Chad Kimmie Sooke answered goal by Tyson Freisen. Third started with quick goal 20 seconds in Carter Navarette to get Sooke within one, it was great third period chances from both side, Quesnal scored open net goal to sercure their spot in Final.
The Sooke Midget A Team players, all of whom were born between the years of 1997 and 1999, include #2 Kyle Berger D, #3 Dallas Brooks D, #30 Max Clouser G, #12 Ty Didmon F, #11 Nin Dougall F, #16 Tyson Friesen F, #14 Jack Kendall F, #19 Dexter Kennedy D, #21 Jaden Lawrence F, #15 Aidan Lindal D, #17 Carter Navarrete F, #1 Shawn Parkinson G, #9 Calija Philp F, Captain #12 Jonah Philip F, #18 Jared Purdy D, #8 Charlie Richardson D, and Aidan Goluch F.
Coaches this year are Kevin Berger (Head Coach), Craig Didmon (Assistant), and Nick Phifer (Assistant). The Team Manager is Bev Berger.
BC Provincial Hockey site with scores, standings and game details: http://www.bchockey.net/Championships/ScheduleandScoresDetail.aspx?division=1033&external=0&season=1386
Sooke Midget A Team Website with Results: http://sookeminorhockey.ca/index.php?team_id=28946
Sooke Midget A video from earlier this year – tournament: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMeTg90vhrE