The Special Olympic BC-Trail athletes are swapping in the basketball for a floor hockey tournament this Saturday at the Cominco Arena.

SOBC-Trail Roadrunners primed for floor hockey tournament

The Trail Special Olympics Roadrunners floor hockey team faces off against Castlegar and Creston this weekend at the Cominco Gym.

The Special Olympic BC-Trail Roadrunners is hosting a floor hockey tournament in the Cominco Gym on Saturday with teams from Creston and Castlegar dropping in for a three-way battle for top spot.

The Roadrunners have honed their floor hockey skills in practices and games the past two months, taking on the Trail Smoke Eaters, Beaver Valley Nitehawks, the RCMP, and a gracefully ageing but no less competent contingent from Easy Rock.

“We’re ready,” said Roadrunners’ Jake Miller. “We’ve been doing drills and stuff, and we played Easy Rock last week and beat them in a shootout.”

The Roadrunners also played in a tournament in Castlegar earlier in the season and came in second place, but this time around, Miller says the team will look for an even better result.

“We’re going to win the whole trophy. But it’s nice playing against Castlegar because they’re a tough team to play against, and I have friends on Castlegar and Creston.”

Miller competed for Team BC in floor hockey at the Special Olympics Canada Winter Games in Corner Brook, Nfld. last year, along with Montrose’s William Thatcher who was named to the Team BC snowshoeing squad.

The puck drops at around 10 a.m. in the Cominco Gym for the SOBC-Trail Roadrunners floor hockey tournament, spectators are welcome.


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