Minor hockey round up

A snippet of games within the Sooke Minor Hockey circuit

Sooke Novice 2W

With the countdown to Christmas on, the Sooke Novice 2W team didn’t have trouble focusing on the game at hand.  The Kerry Park Islanders travelled over a snow covered Malahat to SEAPARC for a 8 a.m. game this past Sunday. The high flying offence of Elijah Dumont and Mathieu Ouellette again proved hard to contain. Bosence, Jenkins, Kingcott & Robinson played sound positional hockey throughout winning those hard puck battles along the boards and in the corners. Defense was incredible being led by veterans Stanley and Roper. Alec Rose and Daniel Wiley were the shutdown pairing keeping the puck out of their own zone almost the entire game. Rookie goalie Coen Brumovsky was stellar in between the pipes only allowing 1 goal in his net minding debut. The coaching staff was truly impressed by positional play of the team and their top notch sportsmanship. The team has one more practice and game before Christmas — Saturday, Dec. 22 at 4 p.m. at the Juan de Fuca Rec centre.

Wayne Robinson

Sooke Midget C

On Saturday, Dec. 15, Sooke’s My-chosin Cafe Midget C team traveled to Sidney for a league game against Peninsula C1.  The Sooke squad knew they were in tough against Peninsula’s top ranked recreational team as they had met in a pre-season exhibition game back in September. Peninsula C1 had clearly demonstrated that they would be a formidable opponent come December.

The visiting Thunderbirds got off to a slow start, trailing Peninsula 1-0 by the end of the first period.  Peninsula continued to dominate early in the second period and increased their tally to two. Sooke fans silently wondered if their team could withstand the onslaught and keep the score respectable.  Josh Dueck obviously wasn’t of the same mind: after receiving a pass from Brendan Kumar, Josh muscled his way through Peninsula’s defensive line and rifled a shot over the shoulder of Peninsula’s goaltender.  The T-Birds were finally on the score board and they only trailed by one.  Sparked by Josh’s efforts, the determined Sooke squad began to generate some scoring chances.  Travis Leahy, with a helper from Clay Miller, tied the game at 10:04 of the second period.  One minute later, Clay Miller salvaged an almost botched three-on-none opportunity and Sooke was unexpectedly in the lead.

Sooke’s momentum continued and the fans were watching a different game.  There was consistent back and forth action and the score board reflected the play. At the 12 minute mark of the third period, Peninsula led 5 – 4.  Sooke rallied quickly, evened the score only a minute later, and set the stage for a nail-biter finish.  Both teams wanted the win, so they turned up the heat on both netminders.  T-Bird’s goalie Luke Blatchford shut the door and Peninsula’s goaltender came up big when Sooke’s offence pounded her with shots during the last minute of play.  With 11 seconds remaining on the time clock, Brayden Bangert picked up his own rebound behind the net and stuffed in the T-Birds winning goal.  The final score was 6-5.

“Our team played an outstanding game and every player contributed.  Our defensive squad really stepped up and our offensive players persisted.  Unfortunately we were missing our team captain today, but this win is most definitely his too.  Our captain’s mom passed away just a few days ago and we’re all thinking of him and his family at this time,”said team coach, Wilf Bangert.

Michelle Bangert

 

 

 

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