It’s all about preparation, and thanks to Greater Trail organizations and local hockey teams, the Trail Roadrunner floor hockey team won the Special Olympics floor hockey tournament in Abbotsford last week.
The Roadrunners captured the “C” title going undefeated throughout the tournament in their first major competition of 2014.
After early victories over Richmond, 5-1, and Chilliwack, 4-0, Goaltender Gary Bjorgan led the roadrunners into the final where they faced the Chilliwack squad and downed them 7-5 in a very exciting tilt.
James Potter led the way netting seven goals in the tournament and Jake Miller, Bob Lattanzio, Stuart Hawton each scored twice. Kayleigh Postmus, Joey Ward and Gene Laroque all had five assists each.
The team regularly plays and practices with the Beaver Valley Nitehawks, as well as goes head-to-head in exhibition matches against the Trail RCMP, Fruitvale Elementary School teachers, Fruitvale Firefighters, EZ Rock, and other organizations.
Up next for the Roadrunners is a match in Grand Forks this week and the regional qualifiers at the end of March at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, where the team will vie for a spot in the 2015 BC Special Olympics Winter Games in Kamloops.