Terrace wins Battle of the Ice in Rupert
By Martina Perry
Terrace's Totem Ford Midget Rep hockey team was the unconquered winners of the Battle of the Ice tournament hosted by the Prince Rupert Minor Hockey Association two weekends ago.
Battle of the Ice was the first-ever Midget Rep tournament held in Prince Rupert, with four northern B.C. teams participating in the event that ran Feb. 1-3.
Terrace started its undefeated championship run against Prince Rupert on Friday evening, winning 6-2.
For the kick-off game of the tournament, Terrace's Nakita Dejarlais was named MVP of his team with Rupert's Connor Horcoff taking the title for his.
The following game was between Fort St. James and Houston in a close game that ended in Houston's favour, 6 to 5.
The first game on Saturday saw Prince Rupert overcome Houston 1-0, with Prince Rupert's Jordan Aubee being named MVP of his team.
Then Terrace faced off against Fort St. James in the fourth game of the tournament, that saw Terrace come out victorious with a final score of 10-3.
Terrace's Cole Motschling was recognized as MVP.
The winning streak continued for Terrace in the next game they played against Houston.
Terrace annihilated the team 13 to 0, with Colin Bell being named Terrace's MVP of the game.
The final match on Saturday saw Prince Rupert and Fort St. James face off, with Prince Rupert overcoming the team 10-3.
Brett Carey of Prince Rupert was named MVP of his team.
The tournament finals started on Sunday morning with Houston and Fort St. James competing in the consolation match.
The two teams ended up tying the game 5-5, leading to a shootout.
Houston ultimately prevailed, taking the third place title.
Meeting up in the final game of the tournament was Terrace and Prince Rupert, who played an uneventful first period, with neither teams being able to score by the end of the period.
Prince Rupert goalie Colten Cann had his work cut out for him in the second period, with Terrace players refusing to stop shooting the puck.
Terrace's Colten Braid put the first goal of the game on the score board within the first few minutes of the period.
Then, Braid's teammate Colin Bell brought the score to a 2-0 lead for Terrace in the final minute of the second period.
Prince Rupert just couldn't keep up in the third, with Terrace's Cole Motschling scoring the third and fourth goal for his team before the end of the game.
The final score was 4-0.
Terrace's Ryan Roseboom and Rupert's Colten Cann were named the MVPs of the game.