The Prince Rupert Peewee rep Seawolves score a goal at the Tier 4 B.C. Provincial Championships.

Peewee Seawolves take fifth in B.C.

The Prince Rupert peewee rep Seawolves took fifth-place in Tier 4 provincial championship action in March

A top-five finish at the Tier 4 B.C. provincial hockey championships is a great result for Prince Rupert’s Peewee rep team, said team officials in late March.

Coaches Bruce Watkinson and Brett Stava instilled discipline and work ethic on their team that translated into a great year. The bonus of a fifth-place showing at provincials, created a bonding experience for the teammates as they battled in the tourney, taking place at North Okanagan from March 13-17.

The tournament featured a round robin format, with the two teams with the best records after six games competing for the championship.

“If we had won our last game against Kelowna, we would have qualified for the championship final game. Unfortunately, we came up against a hot goalie and some bad puck luck. In the end we finished in fifth place,” said coach Watkinson.

The Seawolves opened with a 1-1 tie against Vancouver. Their next matchup was a 5-4 win versus Langley.

The athletes dropped their third game, 3-2 to North Okanagan. However, they bounced back in their next game against Fernie (eventual champions), 5-2.

After a 4-4 tie vs Vanderhoof, the deciding game that would send the Peewees to the finals, the athletes played to a tough 4-0 loss to Kelowna.

“It was a very tight tournament. Going into action on the final day, five of the seven teams still had a chance for medals,” added Watkinson.

The top scorers for Prince Rupert included Nolan Stava, who tallied three goals and four assists. He must have learned a thing or two from watching his dad in the CARHA recreational league when he showed up.

Braeden Anderson had three goals and two assists. Luke Rabel also scored three times and added two apples.

Arlen DesChamp had two goals and three helpers and Kade Jones finished with four goals and one assist. Fernie defeated North Okanagan 1-0 in the final.

 

Just Posted

Rupert sees its runners bolt to top times at Northern View Cannery Road Race

Richard Elkington wins half-marathon, while Katie Beach takes top mark in women’s 5K

Prince Rupert Sea Cadets sail with Royal Canadian Navy

Duo spent days aboard the HMCS Calgary gaining valuable seafaring experience

Prince Rupert not alone in fight to save ferry to Ketchikan: Alaskan Rep. Ortiz

MLA Jennifer Rice weighs in saying ferry closure to impact all North Coast

World Suicide Prevention Awarness Day in Prince Rupert

The community came together on the lawn of City Hall to raise awareness for suicide prevention

Navy frigate docks in Prince Rupert

The HMCS Calgary will be open for the public to explore

STORY & VIDEO: Change Makers celebrate International Literacy Day

Activities, food and learning on hand during open house

B.C. VIEWS: Cutting wood waste produces some bleeding

Value-added industry slowly grows as big sawmills close

Fewer trees, higher costs blamed for devastating downturn in B.C. forestry

Some say the high cost of logs is the major cause of the industry’s decline in B.C.

Federal food safety watchdog says batch of baby formula recalled

The agency says it’s conducting a food safety investigation

UVic president offers condolences after two students killed in bus crash

‘We also grieve with those closest to these members of our campus community,’ Cassels says

Coming Home: B.C. fire chief and disaster dog return from hurricane-ravaged Bahamas

The pair spent roughly one week on Great Abaco Island assisting in relief efforts

Newcomer Ferland lines up with sniper Pettersson as Vancouver Canucks camp opens

Ferland provides more depth and a scoring threat up front, Pettersson says

Intelligence official charged seemed to be ‘exemplar of discretion’: UBC professor

Professor Paul Evans says he served on Cameron Ortis’s doctoral dissertation committee

B.C. company gets licence to test psychedelic drugs for therapy treatment

Salvation Botanicals interested in manufacturing, testing and research and development

Most Read