Johnson bags a win at U16 Male BC Cup

Terrace’s Hunter Johnson was on the team that captured the 2013 Male U16 BC Cup in Salmon Arm two weekends ago.

It will still be another week before we know if any Terrace players will be heading to the provincial camp for the next step in the Team BC selection process, but Terrace’s Hunter Johnson was on the team that captured the 2013 Male U16 BC Cup in Salmon Arm two weekends ago.

Team Flyers saw a 4-3 victory over Team Canucks in the Championship Game. The Flyers came out strong with a goal midway through the first period and another early in the second. But with 31 seconds remaining in the second, the Canucks got on the board with a shorthanded goal. The Canucks continued to push in the third period and tied it up.

But Johnson pushed the Flyers back into the lead with just over four minutes to play. But that lead was short-lived, as the game quickly became tied at three and headed into overtime.

Overtime settled nothing, so a shootout was required and Flyers prevailed, winning the shootout 2-1 over the Canucks to capture the 2013 Male U16 Championship.

“The tournament was a once in a lifetime experience,” said Johnson. “I enjoyed meeting new friends and playing at a high level of hockey.”

He says he has no idea if he will make the team, as the skill level of all players is so high, everybody has a chance.

“I hope someone from Terrace makes the cup to represent Terrace and the northwest,” he said.

Johnson’s Bantam AA teammates Connor Onstein and Colten Stark also attended the U16 Camp, as did Carter Shannon, who has been playing in Abbotsford.

Next up  the 2013 Male U16 Provincial Camp that will be held July 10-14, 2013 in Nanaimo, B.C.