Minor Hockey: Wildcats play for bronze

B.C. minor hockey wrapped up its provincial championships Friday.

B.C. minor hockey wrapped up its provincial championships Friday and while Rossland-Trail minor hockey rep teams didn’t capture a title, they all performed well at the tournaments.

In pee-wee Wildcat action, the local girls played a great week of hockey ending up in the bronze medal game against the Richmond Ravens. After a scoreless first period Richmond tallied early in the second to go up 1-0 but the Wildcats tied it before the period was done. However, midway through the final frame the Ravens netted the winner and held on for an exciting 2-1 win.

The Rossland-Trail Tier 2 Midgets beat eventual winners Cranbrook 6-4 in the round-robin but would drop the semi-final match to Langley 8-4 and bow in the bronze medal game to Powell River 2-1. Cranbrook defeated Langley 4-3 in the final to take the title.

The Bantam Wildcats were in Victoria and lost a heartbreaker to eventual champions Prince George 2-1 to miss advancing to the playoff round. The team dropped their opening game 3-0 before coming back to beat South Island Royals 5-4.

After a tough setback to Mission 4-2, the Rossland-Trail Tier 2 Pee Wees were left out of the playoff picture finishing with one win, two loss and one tie.