CONTRIBUTION · 13th July 2010
After winning their first two games of the provincials the Terrace U-16 Kermodes still needed to win their third game to secure a spot in the provincial final. Abbotsford the host team also won their first two games but held the advantage on goal differential and only needed a tie to advance to the final.
The game opened up with a bang as Abbotsford attacked from the start and opened the scoring in the opening minutes on an absolute beauty. A rocket of a shot that was still rising as it hit the roof of the net; and it was fired from outside the eighteen. Goalkeeper Brendan Kennedy had no chance.
Abbotsford was a very well coached team and they gave Terrace very little or no space at all. The two teams disliked each other from the opening whistle as the entire game seemed bogged down in the midfield. There was no space for either team. Kennedy made some good saves. The Abby keeper was solid as well as he made great saves off Kyle Patterson and Nick Homeniuk. The half ended one nil for Abby.
In the second half Abby added to their lead as their midfielder managed to control and side foot a difficult rebound into the back of the net. Terrace looked to have added one back midway through the half on a brilliant individual run by Tyler Missere who ran past two defenders and forced the goaltender into an excellent save. The Abby defender pulled Tyler to the ground while tugging on his jersey with both hands. Unfortunately the official missed it. The official did an excellent job keeping the game under control as it was a very chippy affair.
In the end Abby got the 2-0 victory and it was well deserved. Abby went on to lose the final 4-0 to Lakehill from Vancouver Island. The game with Terrace seemed to take a little too much out of them.
It was the first round robin loss for this group of boys in the last 4 years of playing at the provincials. So, for the third time in 4 years they were off to the bronze medal game. Terrace had some strong performances from Cole Broughton, Aaron Anderson, Jason Vandevelde and keeper B. Kennedy in this game.