The Surrey association’s top U13 team won gold in Kamloops with a 6-4 win over Richmond Ravens at McArthur Island Sport and Event Centre. The Riley Hanberg-coached squad, led by forward Gabriella Lee’s 13 goals and 10 assists, went undefeated in five games to win the B.C. championship banner.
^^ More celebration video of @surrey_falcons U13s scoring a late empty-net goal to win B.C. female hockey championship in Kamloops Sunday.— Tom Zillich (@TomZillich) March 28, 2022
It was quite a weekend for 3 Falcons teams at tourneys in different cities: https://t.co/fyWN4yGJpn pic.twitter.com/XSQnccgBGt
The U18 squad took second place at Minoru Arena on Sunday after falling to North Shore, 2-0, in Sunday’s championship final.
At Kelowna’s Capital News Centre, the U15 Falcons earned third-place bronze with an 8-2 win over Prince George.
The BC Hockey website (bchockey.net) includes schedules and results for all B.C. championships, for teams in multiple divisions.
In “integrated” minor hockey, Wednesday, March 23, was a golden night for the Cloverdale U15 A1 Colts, winners of a provincial championship in Langford after beating the West Kootenay Zone team 4-3 in the tournament final. After trailing 3-0, the team battled from behind with four straight goals from Logan Jennings, Jonah Ussher, Marcus Tarasoff and Harshaan Kaila.
At Surrey Sport & Leisure Complex, Cloverdale’s U18 A1 hockey team placed fourth in that division’s provincial championships, after losing semifinal and consolation final games March 23. The Colts lost 4-3 to North East in the morning, in overtime, followed by a 4-0 loss to Victoria in the bronze-medal game later that day. Omaha Central regional team won the B.C. title with a 3-2 win over North East.
Looking ahead, Delta Ice Hawks will host B.C.’s Cyclone Taylor Cup Junior ‘B’ hockey championships from April 7-10 at Ladner Leisure Centre. The six round-robin games will involve the Ice Hawks and league-champion teams from the Pacific Junior Hockey League (PJHL), Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL) and Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League (VIJHL), with the gold-medal final at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 10.
The Ice Hawks were to host the Cyclone Taylor Cup in 2021, but the tournament was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.