Unbeaten Colts in B.C. championship game

Chris Seto of the Cloverdale Colts sends the puck past Kamloops netminder Josh Shank in an 8-2 win Tuesday night at the Bantam Tier 1 BC Hockey championships in Kamloops. - DAVE EAGLES / BLACK PRESS
Chris Seto of the Cloverdale Colts sends the puck past Kamloops netminder Josh Shank in an 8-2 win Tuesday night at the Bantam Tier 1 BC Hockey championships in Kamloops.
— image credit: DAVE EAGLES / BLACK PRESS

The Cloverdale Colts will play for BC Hockey's Bantam Tier One provincial championship tonight in Kamloops.

One of five local minor hockey teams to qualify for provincial championship play this week, the Colts won all five games during the round robin portion of the six-team tournament, outscoring the opposition 31-11.

Cloverdale clinched first place by defeating the Burnaby Winter Club 5-3 yesterday afternoon. This morning, the defeated Prince George 7-1.

The Colts will play the second place Burnaby Winter Club in tonight's championship game, which faces off at 8 p.m.

The Surrey Thunder are at the Juvenile championship tournament ion Richmond. Their first game is tonight against Nanaimo

The Surrey Female Hockey Association has three teams in provincial play, with their Pee Wee team team set to face-off against the North Shore in tonight's championship game in Richmond.

Both the Surrey Falcons and North Shore won five and tied once in six round robin contests.

After winning three of their first four games, the Surrey Falcons need two wins to clinch a berth in the final of the Midget female tournament tomorrow night in Salmon Arm.

They face-off against the unbeaten Richmond Ravens at 5 p.m. tonight, then play Kelowna tomorrow morning.

After a 1-0 loss to Windermere Valley early on the first day of play Monday, the Surrey Falcons topped Salmon Arm 3-1 Monday night. Kendall Boone and Emily Gajkov each had a goal and an assist, with Kennedy Ledgerwood scoring the winning goal.

The Falcons then blanked Whitehorse 6-0 Tuesday, with Danielle Aviani netting the hat trick with Kayla Rychly, Julie Jangula and Dana van Vliet notching one each.

In the Bantam female tournament in Victoria, the Falcons were eliminated in the semifinal round with a 5-1 loss to Prince George Wednesday morning. Kaitlen Korman scored the lone Surrey goal.

After winning their first game of the round robin Sunday, the Falcons lost 3-2 to Kelowna Monday morning. Ashley Long and Tagen Rossner were the goal scorers for Surrey.

The Falcons then played to a 5-5 tie with Terrace Tuesday morning, coming back from a 5-3 deficit after 40 minutes. Long had a hat trick for Surrey, with Mandy Pollack and Jazmine Bal also netting goals.

Needing a win to qualify for the playoff round, Surrey edged Cranbrook 4-3, with Pollack tallying twice and Long and Madison Eaton adding singles.

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