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.

 

Just Posted

Sooke’s under-14 girls squad ready for playoff tests

Sooke team has perfect record so far

Sooke’s Santa Run joined with Otter Point to fill the food bank

Dozens of volunteers took to the streets to gather food and cash donations

Saanich swimmer has ribs removed, posts them on social media

Jill Yoneda makes light of rare surgery for ‘slipping rib syndrome’

Transplant caregiver starts website for financial, mental health support

Beth Campbell-Duke started Transplant Rouges after her husband’s double lung transplant

Victoria ranked as one of B.C.’s worst cities to work in

High living costs and low average incomes drop Victoria from the top 10

Lawyer for Chinese exec detained by Canada says it’s ‘inconceivable’ she would flee

Meng Wanzhou was detained at the request of the U.S. during a layover at the Vancouver airport

Federal government plans examination of coerced sterilization

The Liberals have been pressed for a rapid response to recent reports on the sterilizations

Huitema, Cornelius named 2018 Canadian Youth International Players of the Year

Huitema was captain of Canada’s fourth-place team at this year’s FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup

Canada not slowing emissions from oil and gas: environmental groups

New report released at the United Nations climate talks in Poland

Liberal Party moves Trudeau fundraiser from military base

The fundraiser is scheduled for Dec. 19, with tickets costing up to $400

Pipeline protesters arrested at B.C. university

Three protesters were arrested after TRU property allegedly vandalized with red paint

Goodale to ‘examine’ transfer of Rafferty to medium-security prison

Michael Rafferty was sentenced to life in prison in 2012 in the kidnapping, sexual assault and first-degree murder of Tori Stafford

‘Abhorrent’ condition of autistic B.C. boy shows flaws in care system: report

‘Charlie’ was underweight and ‘covered in feces’ when he was removed from his mom’s care

Minister appoints former CIRB chair to resolve Canada Post labour dispute

Postal workers engaged in weeks of rotating walkouts

Most Read