The Sooke Thunderbirds in action earlier this year. (Bruce Hogarth)

The Sooke Thunderbirds in action earlier this year. (Bruce Hogarth)

Sooke takes silver at Coquitlam tournament

Powell River wins tournament

Silver is a pretty nice colour to the Sooke Thunderbirds.

The local squad took second place in the Coquitlam Bantam A Gold Classic tournament over the Remembrance Day long weekend, going 4-1 in the preliminary rounds before losing to minor hockey powerhouse Powell River Kings in the final.

Powell River took an early 1-0 lead in the final game and never looked back, adding two goals in the second and a final tally in the third period to post a 4-1 victory.

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Other games saw Sooke beat Alberni Valley 5-1, Kamloops 6-2, Coquitlam 6-0, and Oceanside 7-4. The lone loss in the early rounds came at the hands of Burnaby Winter Club, 4-3.

Top point producers on the weekend for Sooke were Daniel Wiley with 12 points and Grady Sluggett with 11, while Cole Friesen and Gracie Szadkowski netted 10 points apiece.



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