Falcons fall just short in Richmond
Four local teams qualified for BC Hockey provincial championship tournaments that are underway this week.
The Surrey Female Hockey Association has two teams in competition in Richmond, in both the Pee Wee Female and Midget Female categories, and both just missed playing for a banner.
The Surrey Falcons won three of five games in the Pee Wee tournament, but fell one victory short of advancing to the championship game.
The Falcons defeated the Prince George Cougars 9-1 in their first game Sunday, then scored three unanswered goals in the third period of their game Monday to defeat the Abbotsford Ice 7-3.
Their losses were a 6-1 setback to the undefeated Richmond Ravens Monday night, and a 4-1 loss to North Shore on Tuesday evening. They closed out the tournament with a 9-2 triumph Wednesday morning over the Vancouver Angels.
Richmond is also hosting the Midget Female tournament, where the Surrey Falcons missed qualifying for the final by one point, after going 2-2-1 (won-lost-tied) in the round robin.
Surrey’s first game was a 7-4 victory over Cranbrook, with Ashley Long scoring twice and Sarah Gahan, Mackenzie Jackson, Jessica Gill, Danielle Aviani and Emily Bajkov adding one each.
Sydney Kreps and Katrina Olfelt scored for the Falcons in a 2-2 draw with Salmon Arm Monday afternoon.
Surrey played twice Tuesday, the first game an 8-1 victory over Smithers. Alyssa Randhawa netted four goals and Chanel Sergeant scored two. Long and Madisson Eaton were the other goal scorers, with Aviani collecting five assists.
The host Richmond Ravens blanked the Falcons 5-0 Tuesday night, then with Surrey needing just a tie in Wednesday's final game against Tri-Cities, they fell 2-0.
The Cloverdale Colts qualified for the Midget Tier 1 tournament in Abbotsford, and had one win five games.
They surrendered three power play goals and a shorthanded tally in a 7-1 loss to Kelowna Sunday afternoon, then fell 6-5 to Abbotsford that evening.
Their final game was 7-3 loss to Prince George yesterday (Wednesday).
On Monday, Langley doubled the Colts 4-2 in the morning, before Cloverdale topped Comox Valley 11-5 in the evening for their only victory.
North Delta will be at the Juvenile tournament in Richmond over the weekend, playing five games in four days before the championship game Monday night.