CONTRIBUTION · 8th March 2010
Riding a strong performance by goaltender Kalen Sterner the Terrace Wee Wee Reps eked out a win in their first game of the Provincial Championships being held in Winfield B.C.this morning against Whistler.
Seven seconds into the game Sterner had to make a magnificent save off of a breakaway. The Terrace squad weathered a storm for the first 10 minutes of the game and luckily found themselves only down by one . The goal against seemed to awaken them from their slumber as they equalized shortly there after as Jack Lafroth buried an Austin Price rebound. Two minutes later, on a power play, Colin Bell also buried a rebound from Keaton Gordon and Cole Mottschling. The first period ended with the Kermodeis holding on to a 2-1 lead. Another notable play from the first was a thunderous body check delivered by Fred Mowatt at centre ice that seemed to lift the spirits on the bench.
The second began the same as the first as Terrace was under tremendous pressure and Sterner had to make numerous outstanding saves for the first part of the period. Something had to give eventually and Whistler equalized at 11:58. The Kermodeis again took the lead at 8:56 as Bell took a Colten Stark pass off the half boards. He cut in and fired it past an unsuspecting goalie. Lafroth added to it a few minutes later on a similiar play. The Lafrothian one picked up a Tanner Braid pass on the half boards and fired it low, past the tender. The boys entered the intermission with a 4-2 lead.
Terrace went into the third just trying to protect the lead. Whistler applied pressure most of the third but was only able to claw back one to make the final 4-3. Sterner stopped a breakaway with 2:38 left to preserve the win. Carter Shannon did a fantastic job in the third, shadowing Whistler's best player.
The top line for Terrace was Liam Albright, Fred Mowatt and Ryan Kawinsky, or as coach Trevor Shannon affectionately calls them
"whack, hack and smack".
Defensively for Terrace there was strong games by; Eric Vandevelde, Tanner Braid and Mike DeNomme whose play is eerily reminiscent to that of former Canuck great Harold Snepsts.
There next action is this morning against Fort St John.