The Young Guns were going great guns at the big annual Challenge Cup, were they ‘played up’ and won the B Final.
The mid-Island based spring hockey school team, which practices out of Oceanside Place and pencils in players born in 2002 from Oceanside (locals in the mix included D-men Braedan Leary and John Little and forwards Ethan Raduy and Sean Brendeland), Nanaimo, Port Alberni, Campbell River and Powell River, was in action at Burnaby 8 Rinks, May 20-23.
Team mom Cathy Leary says the Young Guns registered to compete in the C Division, which they did, posting two wins (12-2, 6-5), and losing one (8-2) in round robin action.
Their 2-1 record earned them a spot in the C division semifinal against the BC Blackhawks, which the Young Guns won 3-2.
The team was promoted to the B Division final because of their efforts, and seized the moment with a gutsy 4-3 win over the Seafair Icebreakers.