Seth Nahirnick

Novice C Lakers host a weekend of fun

Sportsmanship scores big in Lakers' weekend tourney

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



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