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CONTRIBUTION · 29th November 2010
Andy Lewis
The Terrace Midget Rep hockey team traveled to a tier three tournament in Kelowna this last weekend. The boys “opened a big can of whoop ass” just like the TMHA bus window says. The tournament opened for the boys with a game against the home team Kelowna at 7 PM Friday. Dawson Cluss was in net for the Kermodes. At the 5 minute mark a scramble in front of the Terrace net resulted in 1-0 for the home side. With 9:00 minutes left in the period Colton Braid scored on a one timer and tied it up. One minute later a defensive turn over by Terrace had Kelowna go up 2-1. Austin Braid tied it up with a low shot that beat the Kelowna tender.

With 5 minutes gone in the 2nd Will Westby went hard to the net and the rebound went to Brandon Stella to put Terrace up 3-2. The team at times had a hard time clearing the defensive zone and this resulted in a tap in at the side of the net 3-3 half way through game. After the flood Dave Lewis separated a Kelowna player from the puck and fed Marc (shelf) Schibli who scored with nice shot putting Terrace in the lead again 4-3.

The Oxygen line (Orrey X 2, and Colton Braid) chipped in with a spin-a-rama pass from Orrey to Orrey to the back of the net, put Terrace up 5-3. Nick Homenuik scored nice goal at the end of the second to make it 6-3 Terrace. Dawson Cluss came up with a couple clutch saves in the second. Things got rough in the third with multi roughing penalties handed out. Kelowna capitalized on some loss of momentum and sloppy play by Terrace and scored 2 late goals. Terrace managed to hang on for the win 6 to 5. The game ended with more rough stuff at the buzzer. Two players from each team were suspended for the next game. Mac Schibli was named game star.

After a long two day bus ride and a late game on Friday night, game 2, against Richmond, was set for Saturday at 7:00 am. The team was up at 5:30 am. Kyle Gray was in net for Terrace. Terrace’s first shift of the game saw Kody Keller’s point shot rebound to Schibli for Terrace's first goal.

At 10:00 of first Robert Orrey scored a nice short handed breakaway goal, 2-0 Terrace. End of first. William Orrey scored a nice goal on a partial break away on the backhand 5 minutes into the second period, 3-0 Terrace. After flood, Westby again with good hustle resulted in Lewis stuffing in a loose puck for a 4-0 lead. Richmond got a power play late in second that they converted on, 4-1 and counted another on the power play, 4-2. Terrace ran out of gas, and stopped skating and playing their game. With 5 minutes left Richmond scored on a scramble in front of the Terrace net 4-3. The Richmond tender made several nice saves to keep them in the game. With 16 seconds left on the clock Robert Orrey got an empty netter to seal the win; 5-3 Terrace. Nick Homenuik was named game star.

Game 3 against Revelstoke went next at 11:45 the same morning. Five minutes into the first period Austin Braid scored on the power play 1-0 Terrace. Good work by the Lewis, Braid and Schibli line put Schibli in the open and with 5 left in the first period he ripped one shelf. A minute into second, a nice pass from Lewis put Schibli in the slot for his second putting Terrace up 3-0. Terrace, on a 5 on 3 power play, had Joel Findlay move in from the point and rip a nice slap shot; 4-1 Terrace. Findlay had a strong tournament.

On the same power play Revelstoke got a breakaway and scored a short handed goal at the 11:00 mark of second. With 5 left in second Westby showed good hands in tight and roofed one for a 5-2 lead. Lewis scored from Braid right in front of the net; 6-2 Terrace. The game started to get out of hand with Revelstoke taking two boarding penalties in a row to put Terrace on another 5 on 3 to open the third period. Terrace could not convert. Revelstoke scored on a power play 3 minutes into the third; 6-3.

A point shot was tipped by Westby at 13:00; 7-3 Terrace. Terrace added another three minutes later; 8-3. On the power play Schibli got a hat trick with a laser shelf; 9-3. Westby also picked up a hat trick with another nice move alone in front of the net. 10-3 was the final. Will Westby was named the game star. Kalum Quinn was strong on defence. On to the finals!

Terrace made it to the finals with a record of 3-0, goals with for; 21, and goals against; 11. The final went at 10:30 am against Juan de Fuca. Terrace was ranked second overall to Juan de Fuca (Victoria). Kyle Gray was in net for the big game.

Terrace got off to a good start with lots of jump, the first period was like one big Terrace power play. Terrace however could not beat the opposition goal tender. Early in second Juan de Fuca scored after a scramble in front of Gray. Terrace got on the power play and a point shot by Nick Homenuik hit the cross bar and the rebound was put in by A. Legros, 1-1. The game was still tied half way through second. Terrace had lost some of the momentum, and began making defensive mistakes, but Kyle Gray made some key saves that kept the score at 1-1. After the flood Terrace was re-energized and applied good pressure, but few shots on net.

The game was tied going into the third. At 12:30 Terrace went up 2-1 with Schibli converting the game winner from a nice pass from Lewis. Terrace kept up the pressure and JDF took a penalty with 2 minutes left in the game. Austin Braid clinched the game with an empty net goal from Lewis with 14 seconds left to seal the win and the tournament. Kyle Gray was named game star. Chris Bergey had a great game on defence. The game was well played by both teams and there were few penalties, and no chippy play. Coach Testawich said it was a great team effort and everyone contributed. He wants to thank all the parents and sponsors that help with the team. Other coaching and support staff that traveled and helped included; Heather Dawson, Jim Dunfield and Kevin Legros.

The team hosts Smithers for a pair of games this weekend.
Good Job Boys
Comment by John on 3rd December 2010
Congratulations fellas....A Job Well Done, Keep up the Good Work