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We're number one!  All three Terrace Minor Hockey teams sit together, Pee Wees, Midgets and Bantams with Terrace Mayor Pernarowski sitting in the center.
REPORTING · 24th February 2010
Merv Ritchie
Edited Feb, 25 early am
At 8 pm this evening, after Canada beat Russia 7 to 3 in Hockey during the Olympics, Terrace's best gathered for a photo shoot and a grand send off.

The Terrace Rep teams; the Pee Wees, the Midgets and the Bantams all won their respective top spots this year in their zones and they are all leaving Terrace to take our spirit across BC.

While Terrace entertains Olympian rated athletes here in Terrace during the 2010 BC Winter Games between March 3rd and 7th, many of our young men will be demonstrating their sportsmanship across the Province.

Terrace has a reason to embrace an unlimited amount of pride, for each person individually and collectively. It may not have been the Hockeyville success and the hosting of two NHL teams on our home ice, it may not have been that Hockey Superstars took the time to share themselves with our kids, it may not have been the fact the whole community joined together in a single desire to prove our hockey heritage, but what ever it was that happened, had every minor Terrace hockey team hoist a first place banner and trophy.

According to our final 2010 Olympic Torch bearer, Dave Jephson, this has never happened before. Every Terrace Minor team, stepping up to first class play and first class performance and as a result, take first place in the Zones. They all get to compete in the Provincials. Read the success stories below.

The Midget Reps, playing in Kamloops earlier this year had spectators from Salmon Arm commenting on their great style and clean play. This is what we hear about all the teams and all the players. The entire group are great ambassadors to take the Spirit of Terrace around the Province.

Our young men deserve our recognition and praise, they earned it. While most of the citizens of Terrace will be showing off the City and Region to the visitors from all across BC our best young men will be spreading the spirit and community pride to those who couldn't make it up to the Sacred Circle. This is a unique time in the history of Terrace. Time to make the most of it. The opportunity rarely presents itself twice. Hockeyville, NHL game, torch relay, BC Winter Games and the young men winning all three Minor hockey zones championships. Simply standing proud for BC is enough. Terrace has already won.

Midget Reps win Zones Heading for Juan da Fuca (near Victoria) for the Provincials.

Pee Wee Reps win Zones Heading to Winfield for the Provincials.

Bantam Reps win Zones Heading to Castlegar for the Provincials.
Mayor David Pernarowski thrusts his fist in the air for the teams.
Mayor David Pernarowski thrusts his fist in the air for the teams.
The teams and their coaches standing above.
The teams and their coaches standing above.
The young men all turn and show their numbers
The young men all turn and show their numbers
Good Luck
Comment by Scott's Skate Shop on 26th February 2010
Good luck to all the young men in their upcoming games. Have fun, and play hard.
Thanks!
Comment by Irlanda Price on 25th February 2010
Thank you to all the Coaches, Managers, Trainers, Bus Drivers.... The TMHA Executive, and ALL the parents that have made this season so successful.

Terrace is truly Hockeyville!

Great Pics Merv!
Imagine
Comment by John on 25th February 2010
Just think what could have been accomplished if they built the second sheet in 1997 when they should have?

Steve, wasn't there 3 teams in the Provincials the year you took the Bantams to Dawson Creek?
facilities are paying off
Comment by Steve Smyth on 24th February 2010
I think i can share some insite into our recent success. As a long time (26 plus years) Coach in Terrace Minor Hockey , I remember all those years of travel and toiling away at 4.00 Am practice and trying to match the teams from other town who got twice and three times the ice time we got. It wasn't our kids that lacked heart, it was a matter of lack of proper and competitive ice time. We always said that we could compete on a level playing field once we got access to more and better ice. Now we have the new rink, we have time to teach, time to play and time to have fun and the boys and girls are showing results. Success is not measured in Provincial Championships and medals although these truly are wonderful achievements.

Success is measured in how many kids come back year after year, how many have fun, how many bring their friends and how many programs we can offer to new and exciting segments of our youth.

Did Hockeyville have anything to do with it? I'd like to think it helped and I'd like to think the kids appreciate what we as a community do for them but what really made a difference were the people who persevered and pushed on and built the Sportsplex into what it is today-and that's the beating heart of Hockeyville