Over the weekend the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre was packed full of young hockey players from the Skeena Valley League. Midget Rep teams from Prince Rupert, Terrace, Kitimat and Smithers all had hopes of winning zones and gaining entry to Provincials to play the best in British Columbia.
But in the end the Sea Wolves, who going in were the league champions, were fell short of the zones title.
The Sea Wolves first game was on Friday against Terrace and it was obvious how much both teams wanted to win. The Terrace boys were giving it their all, and by the beginning of the third period they had gotten themselves a two goal lead. But in the third period the Sea Wolves’ Josh Kierce scored two goals, bringing the two teams to a 4-4 tie.
The Sea Wolves came out strong on Saturday morning, beating Kitimat eight to one. Prince Rupert showed great cooperation with one another in this game, and had their fans screaming with excitement as they added to their lead.
However, the boys seemed to lose momentum later in the day when they played Smithers. For a majority of the game the score was close, but in the last period Smithers secured themselves a hefty lead and moved them into the final game.
Overall Kitimat came out on top, with Smithers following. Prince Rupert took the bronze, with Terrace coming in forth. Kitimat will now move on to Provincials.