by Michael Clouser
With a 6-2 victory over Tri Port at Seaparc this past Saturday, February 14 in the semi-finals, the Sooke Midget A ice hockey team of the Sooke Minor Hockey Association advanced to the Vancouver Island Finals. They will enjoy home ice advantage at SEAPARC this Saturday February 21 as they battle Port Alberni in the first game of a best-of-three series. The team hopes to win two games and advance to the British Columbia Hockey Association championship provincial series, which will be held in Dawson Creek, British Columbia, also known as “The Capital of the Peace,” between March 15 and 20. This city has about the same population as Sooke and is located in the Northeast region of British Columbia, not far from the border with Alberta.
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 alternative player Aidan Golouch F.
Residents of Sooke are encouraged to get out and support the Midget team at SEAPARC this Saturday and route them on to the Provincials. The game starts at 4:00 PM. Admission is free.
Sooke Miget A vs Tri Port on February 14