CONTRIBUTION · 20th March 2012
The McCarthy GM Terrace bantam rep team remains undefeated at the tier 3 provincials after reeling off 2 more victories in Burnaby.
In their second game, Monday afternoon, they faced a gritty team from Dawson Creek. The Kermodeis got off to another quick start at the 3 minute mark when Keaton Gordon buried a Freddie Mowatt rebound off the rush. Three minutes later the Mowattian one deflected a Colin Bell shot for the two goal lead. Then on a perfectly executed 2 on 1 break Cole Motschilnig saucered a beauty pass onto the charging Mikey Denomme's stick who made it 3-0 at the 10 minute mark of the opening frame. It was the rarest of rare 2 on 1 breaks as both players are defencemen. Motschilnig (reminiscent of a young Paul Coffey) made it 4-0 after another laser shot from the point. The first ended 4-0 for Terrace.
Ryan Kawinsky made it 5-0 midway through the second. Dawson Creek added one late in the period to close the gap. Gordon added another late in the third when he batted in a Motcschling shot for a final score of 6-1.
Mowatt and Motschling led the way with 3 points each. Dion Johnston was solid in the nets only allowing one goal. Mikey Denomme picked up his first goal of the season and had a solid game on the backend. The Kawinskian one also had a solid game as he finished all of his checks and by the end might have been the most disliked person in Dawson Creek.
This morning, Tuesday, Terrace played against Kamloops in their third game of the tournament. The Kermodeis picked up two goals in the final 5 minutes of the first period. Jack Lofroth scored both on two beautiful passing plays. Lofroth made a nice give and go play behind the net with Hunter (fisher) Johnson. Moments later in what might have been their nicest goal of the tourney Liam (hey mister) Albright fired a cross ice pass to a streaking Mowatt who one touched a pass underneath the defencemans stick to spring Lofroth on a breakaway. The Lofrothian one made no mistake as he slid the puck between the goaltenders legs.
The second period was scoreless. One in which Terrace completely dominated. In the third Colin Bell picked up a loose puck in the opposing end, swooped in with the puck and put it top shelf (where mom keeps the peanut butter) for a 3 nothing lead, and a stranglehold on the game.
Albright on a wicked backhander added to lead. Then Jack (in the box) Lofroth completed the hatrick after a nice feed from Carter Shannon to complete the scoring . Thomas Bothello recorded the shutout in the Terrace nets with a solid performance.
Lofroth had his best game of the tourney with the hatrick. Albright and Clark Matthews also had strong games. Ryan Kawinsky again played with truculence and hit everyone in sight. He might have been the most disliked guy in Kamloops by the end of the game.
The boys play their 4th game Wednesday at 3 pm against Semiahmoo. With the three wins the Terracites have already guaranteed a spot in the semi final cross over games.
Comment by Trevor on 21st March 2012
Much appreciated. Cam's stories can be quite humerous, much like the way he plays hockey.
Comment by Trevor on 21st March 2012
Why did you change the title of Cam's story. Cam tries to put a little inside humor into his stories and yes he did make mention of one player being disliked by other teams, but that was just a little sarcasm to acknowledge his gritty physical play. To put in the title that our team is disliked is not something we appreciate, and is certainly not the truth. In fact we have received many compliments from opposing coaches and parents for how hard our players work and for the discipline we show both on and off the ice, and they really enjoy watching our team play.
So could you please change the title back to what was originally submitted.
Ed Note: One thing we attempt to achieve is to get our audience to read the stories. Cam writes some of the most entertaining scribe we have ever received. His humour is exciting and we look forward to it. Hence the use of the former title (Undefeated and Disliked at Provincials). The story attracted hundreds of reads immediately and anyone reading it would understand the context. Terrace's Hockey players receive numerous accolades for their sportsmanship. We receive comments, attached to various stories, from all across the Province. We certainly did not wish to besmeerch them in anyway.
As noted, we have changed it. It has already been sent out via our email and facebook connections many times. We suspect it garnered great attention due to the title, though we understand and respect your concerns.
Comment by shelley on 21st March 2012
Thanks to Cam (Tom Brokaw) Gordon for the updates!