Huge turnout for Tier 4 Bantam Championship

Fraser LAke hosted the Tire 4 provincial Bantam Tournament

Fraser Lake VS Houston at the Tier 4 Bantam Championship in Fraser Lake.

Fraser Lake- Cheering fans packed the bleachers at Fraser Lake’s arena March 15-18 lending good spirit to their home team during this year’s Tier 4 Bantam Championship tournament.

Fraser Lake coach Craig LePoidevin said it was one of the biggest turn outs for a tournament in Fraser Lake.

“The championships were so well supported by the community and Village,” LePoidevin said. “It was such a great five days of hockey.”

Teams from Fraser Lake, Burns Lake, Houston, Whistler, Revelstoke and Windermere Valley took to the ice in some exciting head-on games.

Fraser Lake come up short their first three games where they lost to Burns Lake 7-4, to Windermere Valley 12-6 and Whistler 13-4.

“The first three games were tough ones but once there was no pressure our kids played much better,” LePoidevin said about his team who tied Revelstoke 5-5 in their fourth game.

For Fraser Lake’s fifth and final game, the crowds went absolutely wild waiving inflatable noise makers and banging on the stands. Kids from Fraser Lake Elementary were even brought down to support their home team wearing team colours or jerseys.

In the first period Houston got ahead by one but early in the second Fraser Lake tied it up. Not long after did Fraser Lake score again and pulled ahead by one, now in the lead. In the third period, Houston got a penalty shot but didn’t score on the 12-year-old pee-wee goalie Nick Stuart. Two other players on the Fraser Lake team were brought up from pee-wee to play in the tournament, Brayden Fitzgerald and Michele Ossi, who helped bring the bantam team to 12 players for the week. Houston tied the game with 1:58 minutes left in the third leaving the end result a tie knotted up at two.

The final game of the tournament between Whistler and Windermere Valley went back and forth for an exciting finale to the weekend. Windermere Valley got in some sticky penalty troubles and the game ended 9-5 for Whistler.

“If it wasn’t for all the penalties I think it would have been a closer game,” LePoidevin said.

The fair play award was given to Revelstoke whose team went into the school to sign autographs for the kids and do some activities with the classes.

BC ambulance paramedics were present but said there were no injuries except for a small broken wrist in the final game.

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

New emergency and public alerts system released by the RDBN

This new mass communication system is called Voyent Alert.

“The Great Regional Air Hug” being organized by the Vanderhoof International Airshow Society

A multi-aircraft flyover over the region is being planned for August 15.

Drive-by parade being held for seniors in Vanderhoof

The route covers long-term care homes in the district as well as the hospital.

P.G.’s Barb Ward-Burkitt named new chair of Minister’s Advisory Council on Indigenous Women

A survivor of domestic abuse herself, Ward-Burkitt has served as vice-chair since 2018

Houston mill to re-open June 8

Ends lengthy shutdown which began in March

Trudeau offers $14B to provinces for anti-COVID-19 efforts through rest of year

Making a difference in municipalities is a pricey proposition

‘I’m pissed, I’m outraged’: Federal minister calls out police violence against Indigenous people

Indigenous Minister Marc Miller spoke on recent incidents, including fatal shooting of a B.C. woman

Indigenous families say their loved ones’ deaths in custody are part of pattern

Nora Martin joins other Indigenous families in calling for a significant shift in policing

‘Alarmed’: Health critic calls for more data on COVID-19 in trucking industry

Saskatchewan, Ontario and Quebec said that level of detail is not being collected

UPDATED: Pair accused of ‘horrific’ assault at Vancouver’s Oppenheimer Park arrested

Police say Jason Tapp, 30, and Nicole Edwards, 33, did not show up to meet their bail supervisor this week

Kelowna Mountie who punched suspect identified, condemned by sister

‘How did he get away with this? How is this justifiable?’

PHOTOS: Anti-racism protesters gather in communities across B.C.

More protests are expected through the weekend

No charges to be laid against 22 northern B.C. pipeline protesters

Twenty-two people were arrested in February, but Crown has decided not to pursue charges

Most Read