Lots of hockey was played this past weekend as the Lake Cowichan Novice C1 Syndergy Safety and Lake Cowichan C2 Professional Electric Lakers hosted the first of four tournaments scheduled by LCDMHA in the Cowichan Lake Sports Arena.
Lakers gave a warm welcome to Cowichan Valley C3 Sharks, Cowichan C4 Falcons, Sooke Thunderbirds, and Jaun De Fuca Grizzlies.
Each team was guaranteed five games with the possibility of a sixth game making a lot of ice for a total of 16 games played between Oct. 19 and 21.
Lake Cowichan Professional Electric Novice C2 MVP awards:
Game 1: Jorden Nicholson
Game 2: Andrew St. James
Game 3: Tyler Friesen
Game 4: Devon Clayton
Game 6: Richard Bergman
Lake Cowichan Professional Electric Novice C2 Digger awards:
Game 1: Chase McKinlay
Game 2: Elijah Vaughan
Game 3: Jake Walters
Game 4: Jackson Lee
Game 5: Mackenzie Callihoo
Lake Cowichan Synergy Safety Novice C1 MVP awards:
Game 1: Jayden Chupik
Game 2: Xander Longbottom
Game 3: Alex Rudzik
Game 4: Elise Nelson
Game 5: Jilliana Waller
Lake Cowichan Synergy Safety Novice C1 Digger awards:
Game 1: Dylan Cummings
Game 2: Brooklyn Creelman
Game 3: Jakeb Shand
Game 4: Caitlyn Day
Game 5: Mariah Segee
The Sooke Thunderbirds won the tournament defeating Juan De Fuca Grizzles 13 to 2 in the final game.
Cowichan Valley Falcon’s Novice C4 finished in third place with a strong game against the Juan De Fuca Grizzles, while Cowichan Valley Sharks Novice C3 took fourth place after a great game against Sooke Thunderbirds.
While there were many highlights of the weekend for tournament coordinators, Connie Vaughan and Belinda Waller, the one thing that stood out was the sportsmanship demonstrated by the parents, coaches and players of the Sooke Thunderbirds. They were respectful and fair on and off the ice.
Waller says the Novice C Tournament was a huge success and that they appreciate all of the sponsors, supporters, parents and players for a memorable weekend of hockey.
Way to go Lakers!
—Submitted by Belinda Waller and Connie Vaughan