Midget Thunderbirds take gold at Christmas tournament

Boys' minor hockey squad wins Saanich New Year’s Classic Hockey tournament

The Sooke Midget A Thunderbirds won gold at the Saanich New Year’s Classic Hockey tournament over the holidays.

The local boys played five games over the three-day tournament.

The Thunderbirds tournament dream almost came to a crashing halt as goalie Max Clouser was delayed in Philadelphia due to weather.

The Midget A’s called up Nick Haisell from the Bantam team to fill in for their opening game against Juan de Fuca T3, winning 8-2.

Loing-time rival Port Alberni was next and the Thunderbirds lost 6-1.

Game 3 saw the Thunderbirds battle Nanaimo  T2 to a 3-3 tie.

Sooke advanced through the semifinals with a 5-2 thumping of Saanich T3.

With just 13 skaters, the Thundebirds took on Nanaimo T3.

“These two well matched teams battled the entire game,” said Thunderbirds coach Kevin Berger.

The game ended in a 3-3 tie. After a five-minute overtime, the tie remained.

Sooke and Nanaimo lined up their best shooters to go head to head in a shoot out for gold.

Clouser stopped the first two goals to shut out Nanaimo. Sooke’s Nin Dougall and captain Jaden Lawrence both scored to win the game.

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

SEAPARC solidifies plans for Sooke summer camps

Facility set to reopen to the public

Firefighters called for technical rescue at Sooke Potholes

Woman breaks her leg while walking along riverbed

Victoria man identified as victim in Thunder Bay murder

Police investigating after Paul Vivier, 29, discovered in hotel

Telus headquarters to come to Victoria in ‘landmark building’ development

City sells land on coroner of Douglas and Humboldt streets for $8.1 million

VIDEO: A Vancouver Island black bear takes weekend nap in eagle tree

Videos captured by Terry Eissfeldt shows the bear arriving Saturday night and sleeping in on Sunday

Facing changes together: Your community, your journalists

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world in ways that would have… Continue reading

About 30% of B.C. students return to schools as in-class teaching restarts amid pandemic

Education minister noted that in-class instruction remains optional

Trudeau avoids questions about anti-racism protesters dispersed for Trump photo-op

Prime minister says racism is an issue Canadians must tackle at home, too

Considerations made to keep Island community’s drive-by birthday celebrations going

Trucks will tone it down or not use horns at all to bring some joy to kids and older folks

Summer tubing ban on Cowichan River lifted

The Tube Shack opening on June 27

NDP getting COVID-19 wage subsidy ‘indirectly,’ B.C. Liberal leader says

B.C. NDP says Andrew Wilkinson is wrong about federal link

Most Read