Tips tackle Trail in tournament

The Bantam Tier 2 Silvertips hosted teams from all over the province during a tournament last weekend.

  • Nov. 20, 2013 12:00 p.m.
Denied: The Salmon Arm Silvertips’ Ben Wardman and Matthew Doliner try to get one past the goalie during the ’Tips’ 4-4 tie with the Prince George Cougars in the Bantam Tier 2 Hockey Tournament played over the weekend at the Shaw Centre.

Denied: The Salmon Arm Silvertips’ Ben Wardman and Matthew Doliner try to get one past the goalie during the ’Tips’ 4-4 tie with the Prince George Cougars in the Bantam Tier 2 Hockey Tournament played over the weekend at the Shaw Centre.

The Bantam Tier 2 Silvertips hosted teams from all over the province during a tournament last weekend.

Their first game was on Friday against Quesnel, and the teams were very evenly matched. The Scotiabank Silvertips played an aggressive game and battled for the whole 60 minutes. The final score was 1-1.

On Saturday, Salmon Arm’s first encounter was a morning game against Prince George. The ’Tips seemed rested and ready to rumble. They came out skating hard and shooting lots and, after the first period, found themselves with a 3-1 lead. The minutes ticked slowly after that as Prince George fired back with three unanswered goals. The third period brought penalties and one goal for the home team, and the game ended in a 4-4 tally.

The ’Tips second contest of the day was against Vanderhoof. Salmon Arm just couldn’t muster enough energy to get past this tough opponent and it was evident the boys needed some rest after this one. The final score was 4-0 for Vanderhoof.

Though the ’Tips didn’t earn enough points to make the semifinal, they did get a chance to play a division rival. Trail was just as eager, and the game had nothing but action from start to finish. The Sunday morning match-up made all of the parents proud. The boys played hard and fair, and there were lots of goals to keep everyone on edge. The final score was 8-7 for Trail.

The Silvertips had a fantastic showing this weekend with a 1-1-2 record. MVPs were Jason Herd, Evan Hughes and Austin Anthony-Jules. Special effort also came from Steven Luchkanych, Harley Bootsma and Trajan Boyd.

The final match of the tournament was Mission versus Terrace, with Mission being the winner and tournament champion.