The Semiahmoo Peewee A2 Ravens will be in Penticton next week, competing at provincial championships. (Semiahmoo Minor Hockey Facebook photo)

Semiahmoo Ravens prepare for provincial hockey showdown

Bantam, peewee teams to play in B.C. championships in Kelowna, Penticton, respectively

A pair of Semiahmoo Minor Hockey squads are set to take on some of the top teams from across B.C., as provincial championships get set to hit the ice next week.

Semiahmoo’s bantam A1 Ravens are among six teams at Bantam Tier 1 Championships in Kelowna, while their younger Raven counterparts, Semi’s peewee A2 team, will compete at Peewee Tier 2 provincials in Penticton.

Both tournaments begin Monday (March 16) and wrap up with finals Thursday night.

The bantam Ravens will be joined in Kelowna by teams from Langley and Victoria’s Juan de Fuca Minor Hockey Association, as well as squads representing the Thompson-Okanagan, Central B.C. and East Kootenay zones.

Semiahmoo earned its spot at provincials after winning a Pacific Coast Amateur Hockey Association banner late last month after a 3-2 win over Ridge Meadows in the final.

The peewee Ravens, meanwhile, will battle with teams from Penticton, Burnaby Winter Club, Salmon Arm, Cranbrook, Williams Lake, Cowichan Valley, Semiahmoo and Fort St. John.

Both the peewee Ravens and Burnaby Winter Club advanced to provincials out of the PCAHA’s Final Four tournament, which was held two weekends ago. Semiahmoo won two of its three games in the Final Four, defeating South Delta and Richmond, and losing to Burnaby Winter Club.

“The (players) are very confident. They’ve got a good vibe going right now,” Semiahmoo coach Topher Plonka told Peace Arch News. “We had two goals that we set at the start of the season. The first one was to make provincials, and the second one was to win provincials.

“We know it’s going to be difficult, but that’s what we wanted. Hopefully we keep it going.”

Additionally, a pair of Surrey Female Hockey Association teams will compete for a provincial title in their respective B.C. showdowns. The association’s midget Falcons team will compete at provincials in Richmond, while the peewee Falcons will play in an eight-team tournament in Kelowna.

Both events are scheduled for March 18-22.

Last season, Semiahmoo Minor found success at the provincial level, as the White Rock/South Surrey association’s peewee A1 team captured a B.C. banner, beating Burnaby Winter Club 6-2 in the championship game, which was played at White Rock’s Centennial Arena.



sports@peacearchnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

BC Minor Hockey

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

COVID-19: Daily update on the pandemic in Surrey, White Rock and beyond

APRIL 8: White Rock mulling relief options for its taxpayers, Peace Arch Provincial Park closed

White Rock council mulls financial impacts of pandemic

City is working with other municipalities to develop aligned strategies

Celebrating Easter in Surrey, during COVID-19

Surrey’s Christian churches rise to the occasion, despite Coronavirus challenges

Surrey bus driver tests positive for COVID-19

Routes he drove have not been disclosed

COVID-19: 4 new deaths, 25 new cases but only in Vancouver Coastal, Fraser Health

A total of 1,291 people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus

Emergency COVID-19 funding now available for children with special needs

Funding to be used to help support families through uncertain times of pandemic

Revenue dip needed to qualify for wage subsidy drops to 15% in March: Trudeau

Wage subsidy would over 75% of each employee’s salary for qualifying businesses

B.C. closes all provincial parks for COVID-19 protection

Easter weekend approaches, camping already closed

Air Canada says it will apply for wage subsidy to rehire workers after cutting 16,500 jobs

Air Canada said March revenues fell by more than 30 per cent year over year

Canadians urged to include pets in their COVID-19 emergency plans

That includes plans about who will care for them if the owner is hospitalized

COVID-19: Don’t get away for Easter weekend, Dr. Bonnie Henry warns

John Horgan, Adrian Dix call 130 faith leaders as holidays approach

COVID-19 world update: Joy in Wuhan as lockdown lifted; Pope denounces profiteers

Comprehensive update of coronavirus news items from around the world

COVID-19: Trudeau says 30K ventilators on the way; 3.6M Canadians claim benefits

Canada has seen more than 17,000 cases and at least 345 deaths due to COVID-19

Most Read

l -->