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Coaches and Pizza Hut Pee Wee Rep Team pose in front of the Hidber arena with their Silver Medals after they arrived in Terrace tonight. Mayor Pernarowski stands behind, second in from the right.
CONTRIBUTION · 12th March 2010
Cam Gordon
Terrace Pee Wee Reps fought hard but Castlegar was a little too much for them to overcome as they settled for the Silver Medal at the tier 3 provincials in Winfield B.C.

It was a familiar opponent from Castlegar they faced in the gold medal game. A team they barely defeated 8-7 in a do or die game in the round robin. This one started in a similar fashion for Terrace as they got off to a slow start. The Castlegarians opened the scoring early to take the 1-0 lead. Keaton Gordon responded on a power play five minutes later from Jack Lofroth and Cole (lil Rudi) Motschilnig. Castlegar ended the period with two goals in the final three minutes with one on the power play and the other came with 2.2 seconds left on the ticker on a great individual effort. One of the goals was poked in well after the whistle. Unfortunately it counted. Going into the intermission Coach Trevor Shannon suggested the kids move their feet quicker, and demonstrated by doing an Irish Riverdance.

The second frame was a tough one as Terrace spent half of the period in the box and the Castlegarians converted two more power play goals. Dion Johnson relieved starter Kalen Sterner in net at this point. The Kermodes were not undisciplined, the young official had an agenda and it was painful to watch as all of the penalties were suspect. The boys did not lose their focus and outshot their opponents 10-6 in the second. Lofroth added a beauty while shorthanded late in the period as he beat the defenceman (like a rented mule) and roofed it to close out the period 5-2. Fred Mowatt picked up a helper on the play.

Going into the intermission the boys were right where they felt the most comfortable, and that was being behind by three goals

The official let the boys play in the third but Terrace couldn't muster much. Lofroth added his second, off of a nice pass from Fred Mowatt, and closed the gap to 5-3 with ten to go. Castlegar put the dagger in with two to go on a howitzer from the point. Terrace down 6-3 still did not give up as Lofroth completed the hat trick with nine seconds left for a 6-4 final.

Castlegar were definitely worthy gold medal winners. They were a clean and skilful hockey club. Some of the Kermodes got banged up over the course of the tournament. Eric Vandevelde played through a very painful toe injury that happened after the first game (ironically when you translate Vandeveldes last name it means broken toe). Carter Shannon played through a badly bruised knee and Coach Trevor Shannon coached through an inflamed liver.
The boys and coaching staff can be very proud of their achievements. No matter what the score was they never ever gave up. It was a wonderful ride.
The Terrace Minor Hockey Bus arrives at the Sportsplex
The Terrace Minor Hockey Bus arrives at the Sportsplex
Getting off the bus, groggy from the trip, to proud families and friends.
Getting off the bus, groggy from the trip, to proud families and friends.
Mayor Dave Pernarowski was congratulating the boys for their great victory, making all of Terrace proud.
Mayor Dave Pernarowski was congratulating the boys for their great victory, making all of Terrace proud.
A very nice looking Silver Medal (probably even nicer than that brownish orangey colour).
A very nice looking Silver Medal (probably even nicer than that brownish orangey colour).
Thanks Merve
Comment by Irlanda Price on 13th March 2010
Thanks for the great pics!
Way to go boys!
Comment by Irlanda Price on 13th March 2010
You have made us proud boys! Thanks to the players for their hard work, the coaches for their dedication, the food Mom for feeding everyone and to the newly formed hockey family for an amazing season!

Can't forget the soon to be employee of the Terrace Daily.... Cam Gordon!

Way to go everyone!