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CONTRIBUTION · 22nd February 2010
Andy Lewis
The Terrace Midget Rep hockey team won the zones playoffs for the second straight time last weekend in Terrace. They also won the regular season title. The tournament started with Smithers pulling out at the last moment, but play got underway on Saturday with Terrace playing Kitimat at 8:00 in the morning.

Kitimat opened the scoring on an early power play. Terrace got on the board with Brandon Stella scoring on their own power play with a break away pass from Austin Braid and Reid Turner made it 2-1 with a nice pass from Dave Lewis. Corey Hubbard added one for Terrace and Kitimat got a late goal to close out the first period 3 to 2

In the second Reid Turner scored on the power play with a one timer off a rebound at the 2 minute mark making the score 4-2. Kitimat responded on the power play with a nice shot to the corner. At 4:00 minute Chris Bergey scored with a shot from the point assisted by Corey Hubbard. Late in the second a loose puck behind the Kitimat goalie was chipped in by Dave Lewis with 9 seconds left making it 6-3 Terrace at the end of the second.

In the third Kitimat made a come back bid with two quick goals, both on the power play. Spencer Krupop made several key saves in the period. Terrace responded with goals from; Aaron Bergey at 5:00, a Jeremy Vandenbroek power play shot from the point, and Cory Hubbard beating the Kitimat goalie into the top shelf. Austin Legros closed out the scoring with a short handed break away with 14 seconds left in the game. Terrace won 10-5. Shots on goal were 48-20 for Terrace.

Prince Rupert and Kitimat played at 2:30 PM Saturday to decide who would play Terrace in the final. Prince Rupert defeated Kitimat 7-3 eliminating Kitimat from contention. In the last 2:00 minutes of the game, fighting majors were assessed to three players from each team, with instigator and aggressor penalties handed out to the Kitimat players.

To finish out the round robin play Terrace and Prince Rupert had to play a game that did not effect the pairings for the final on Sunday. The game was a preview of the final. The Prince Rupert players who received the major penalties from the game with Kitimat had to sit out with mandatory one game suspensions, these players however would be back for the Sunday final against Terrace. Brandon Stella opened the scoring for Terrace with a nice shot to the top corner. Prince Rupert responded with 3:00 left in the first period. In the early moments of the second Devynn Ames in net for Terrace stopped a break away, keeping the score tied. Terrace hit the post mid way through the second, and had a 2 man advantage for 1:30 near end of the second, but could not convert. The second period ended tied 1-1. Prince Rupert took the lead on a partial breakaway in the final period and Terrace responded with Dave Lewis chipping in a rebound from an Aaron Bergey point shot at the 7:00 minute mark. The game ended in a 2-2 tie. It was a hard fought, clean game.

The zone playoff final went at 12:30 PM Sunday. Terrace opened the scoring with Austin Braid tipping in a shot from Nick Homeniuk. Both teams seemed a little tight with the first period ending 1-0 Terrace. In the second period Prince Rupert responded when Pierce scored with a nice shot to the corner that tied it up for Prince Rupert at 4:00. Still in the second period Terrace had a two man advantage for 1:30 and Dave Lewis scored with an assist to Marc Schibli making it 2-1 at the end of second.

In the third, on a power play, Aaron Bergey made it 3-1 Terrace. The game and title were cemented for Terrace when Corey Hubbard scored with a hard slap shot that beat the Prince Rupert goalie with 2:00 left in the game. Terrace won 4-1, and are off to the Provincials playoffs in Juan da Fuca, near Victoria in March.

The Prince Rupert side has improved all season long and should be congratulated for a great showing.

Terrace had a real team effort with solid defensive play, and great goal tending from Spencer Krupop and Devynn Ames. Defensemen Nick Homeniuk, Dawson Leblond, Jeremy Vandenbroek, Corbin Legros, Aaron and Chris Bergey did a great job.

Forwards Austin Legros, Austin Braid, Brandon Stella, Rajan Sangha, William Fisher, Corey Hubbard, Marc Schibli, Dave Lewis, and Reid Turner all played very well. Injured player Brandon Merritt should be good to go by the Provincials.

Coaches Kevin Legros and Zane Testawich want to thank all the parents for their continued help and look forward to the provincials. The tournament is a week long and will be a great experience for this great bunch of young men. Terrace will be seeking a second consecutive Provincial Tier three Midget title.

The puck makes it into the Prince Rupert net in the Saturday night game.
The puck makes it into the Prince Rupert net in the Saturday night game.
The fans were heavily into the game behing the Terrace Midget Bemch
The fans were heavily into the game behing the Terrace Midget Bemch
#17, Cory Hubbard, drives the puck hard into the top shelf to make it 9 to 5 against Kitimat
#17, Cory Hubbard, drives the puck hard into the top shelf to make it 9 to 5 against Kitimat
Good luck
Comment by Scott's Skate Shop on 22nd February 2010
Great work guys and good luck at the Provincals.