Terrace teams are steady heading into semis at provincials

It's day four of minor hockey provincials and three Terrace teams are competing in tournaments around the province

This morning in West Kelowna, the Bantams faced off against Alberni Valley, winning 4 – 2 to continue sitting at number one in the Tier 3 provincials championship tournament standings. Semi-finals are this evening.

Bantams win 7 – 2 over Sunshine Coast

From BC Hockey: In yesterday’s game, both teams remained scoreless after the first period. Great action on the ice. Terrace scored first in the 2nd period at the 15:46 mark by Mason Richey assisted by Terrence O’Brien and Nicholas Nordstron. Sunshine Coast answered back with a couple of quick goals 22 seconds apart. Scoring for Sunshine Coast was Kai Gerier assisted by Timothy Walters and also Timothy Walters assisted by Kai Gerier and Caymen Froude. Terrac got one back with Mason Richey scoring unassisted. Sunshine Coast went up by 1 with a goal from Jarred Bothwell assisted by Caymen Froude and Terrance Josephson. Into the 3rd period great action back and forth. At the 17:53 mark Mason Richey popped one in assisted by Nicholas Nordstrom. Balance of scoring for Terrace was Austen McKean (2 goals), Terrance O’Brien (1 goal), Mark Fisher (1 goal). Assists went to Mason Richey (1), Nicholas Nordstron (2), Spencer Champion and Clayton Rose.

Midgets win 9 – 0 over Dawson Creek

And the Midgets are also on top at the Midget Tier 3 provincials in 100 Mile House, with eight points going into today’s game against North Delta. Yesterday, they continued their offensive onslaught, shutting out Dawson Creek 9 – 0.

“We’re treating every game with the same amount of focus as the last,” said coach Dave Jephson, noting the coaching staff has been working the team hard to make sure they aren’t falling into bad habits, especially with the games seeing such high margins. “We always tell them there are 18 kids on the team and 18 kids need to contribute.”

Jephson is anticipating the games will get closer as semi-finals begin tomorrow evening, and says the facilities and volunteers in 100 Mile House are some of the best he’s seen.

Midget Females split two against Richmond and Kamloops

The Terrace Female Reps lost their first game yesterday to the Richmond Ravens 3 – 1, but came back in their second game against Kamloops to win 4 – 1. They’re up against Cranbrook later today.

From BC Hockey: The Richmond Ravens came out hard scoring three goals in the first period against the Terrace Kermodes. Their first goal was scored by Kaitlyn Yan at 18:04 from Yvonne Mikulcik. Marisa Chau scored unassisted at 14:54 and Sabrina Shigeoka scored a power play goal at 6:43 unassisted. Terrace came out of the dressing room in the second determined to score. Breanna Uphill assisted by Myah Bowal scored at 5:21 but despite many shots on the Richmond goalie they were unable to score again. The rest of the game was a hard battle by both teams.

The last game of Day three saw the Kamloops Mystixs face off with the Terrace Kermodes. The Mystixs struck first at 6:50 of the 1st period on a goal from Keisha Johnson assisted by Morgan Novoczin. The feisty Mystixs held off the Terrace team until 4:08 of the first when Myah Bowal scored on a pass from Bailey Kasum. Ashley Kuehne from Erin Rose scored goal #2 for the Kermodes. There was no more scoring until 0:26 of the third when Kuehne scored again this time from Caitlyn Ray. Breanna Uphill finished the scoring at 13:17.