Sports

Bantam Generals mine gold in Abbotsford

Oceanside’s Bantam Rep Generals went unbeaten in five games over three days and garnered gold at the Winter Classic last weekend. - Submitted photo by Heather Svensen
Oceanside’s Bantam Rep Generals went unbeaten in five games over three days and garnered gold at the Winter Classic last weekend.
— image credit: Submitted photo by Heather Svensen

Oceanside’s Bantam Rep Generals went undefeated in five games and garnered gold in Abbotsford over the spring break.

In action at the Bantam Winter Classic March 22-24 which featured 10 teams in their division, the local squad of 13-15 year olds played five games in three days and posted wins over the Peninsula Eagles (6-3), the Abbotsford Hawks (6-2), the Richmond Blues (3-1)  and the Hawks (5-1).

In the tournament final, a hard-fought rematch against the Eagles, Oceanside was leading 3-2 late in the game and added an empty netter with seven seconds left after Peninsula pulled their goalie for a 4-2 final.

“Great team effort with first and second year players all contributing,” Oceanside head coach Don Svensen said after, with extra props for the excellent goal tending by second year goalie Isaac Stevens, who was outstanding in the gold medal game, and rookie female net minder Blayre Paddock, one of two girls on the team including standout D-girl Chloe Cook who made the Female U16 Team.

“It was a lot of hockey,” team manager Heather Svensen confirmed after. “They were definitely exhausted when it was all over.”

The Bantam Generals went into their final tourney of the season having won the Vancouver Island Tier 3 banner, going undefeated in regulation over the regular season at 11-0-1 for tops in their five-team VIHA Bantam Tier 3 league. The banner is at Oceanside Place to be added to the arena ceiling.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Shotgun loses heavyweight fight
 
Two Whalers gain gridiron experience
 
Much support on and off the gridiron
Rams running back named football MVP
 
Preview: Canucks Young Stars Classic kicks off in Penticton
 
Young BMX star on the rise
Redmen comeback attempt comes up just short
 
Goaltenders face heavy workload in trio of Islanders’ losses
 
Brentwood girls second to York House

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event




Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 30 edition online now. Browse the archives.