Rick Kasper and Doni Eve are on the scene at the BC Tier 3 Midget Hockey championships in Cranbrook.
They have filed the following recaps of game action to date:
Game 1 – Sooke vs Whitehorse Mustangs. It was a come from behind effort. Down 2-0 after the first period Sooke came back in a seesaw battle earning a tie against one of the strongest teams at the tournament. Final score 4-4. Jessie Burrows and Braden Senft each scored with Keltan Chandler getting two goals.
Game 2 – Sooke vs Cranbrook Ice, the tournament host team. While looking shakey in the beginning, Sooke took a 4-1 lead over the hometown favourites after the first.
Cranbrook managed two goals making it 4-3 game but that’s all they could muster. Sooke went on to get four more goals in an 8-3 win. Sooke goals came from Sasha Perron, Zack Lafontaine, Zack Tucker, Braden Senft, Jared Pleasents, and Keltan Chandler getting a hat trick.
Opening ceremonies took place before the game with Zack Lafontaine and the captain of the Cranbrook team doing the official opening puck drop.
Game 3 – They played Langley on Monday, coming up with a 4-2 win on goals by Braden Senft, Jared Pleasants, Derek McDougall and Clay McClimon.
Game 4 – In Tuesday (March 22) action the Sooke team recorded a 6-0 win over 100 Mile House. Scorers (with assists in brackets) were:
1 – Zack Lafontaine (McDougal, Pfeifer). 2 – Clay McClimon (Senft, Chandler). 3 – Kelton Chandler unassisted. 4 – Jared Pleasants (Burrows) 5 – Nick Pfeifer (Chandler, McDougal. 6 – Tyler Smith (Peron). Nick Dueck earned the shutout with 34 saves.
Game 5 – A 5-5 tie with Dawson Creek. Details to follow when available.
Sooke completes first round as the only undefeated team.
Next game – Thursday at 7 p.m.