The Sooke Thunderbirds atom a development team has achieved perfection.
The squad of nine- and 10-year-olds skated to the league banner with no regular season losses and the playoff banner in the Vancouver Island Amateur Hockey Association.
Even more remarkable, the Thunderbirds played with just 12 skaters and one goalie through the season, often playing against teams with up to 17 players.
The Thunderbirds has two 50 goal scorers in Isaac Surmeli and Kieran Wilson, while goalie Logan Alexei Booth laced up for more than 40 games, recording five shutouts and a 2.3 average goal.
This year’s team was coached by Steve Knowles.