Sports

Rovers win gold in Idaho

The Kootenay Rovers FC U11 team - winners of the Palouse Cup in Moscow, Idaho (pictured left to right): Front Row - Scott Strauss, Jovon Klassen, Keaton Brown; Back Row - Cody Sugihara, Jordan Klassen, Mikey Stambulic, Matt Waurynchuk and Harrison Risdon. Thanks to the coaches Michael Stambulic and Fiona Risdon. The Rovers are now heading to Sandpoint, Idaho for the Pend Oreille Cup on September 9 to 11 for their last tournament of the season. Good luck! - Submitted
The Kootenay Rovers FC U11 team - winners of the Palouse Cup in Moscow, Idaho (pictured left to right): Front Row - Scott Strauss, Jovon Klassen, Keaton Brown; Back Row - Cody Sugihara, Jordan Klassen, Mikey Stambulic, Matt Waurynchuk and Harrison Risdon. Thanks to the coaches Michael Stambulic and Fiona Risdon. The Rovers are now heading to Sandpoint, Idaho for the Pend Oreille Cup on September 9 to 11 for their last tournament of the season. Good luck!
— image credit: Submitted

The Kootenay Rovers FC U11 boys went to  Moscow, Idaho, last weekend, August 6 and 7, to participate in the Palouse Cup. They returned home as the tournament champions.

The boys had been to the same tournament as U10 team last year and finished in second place. The win this year earned them gold and it is the first gold medal as a team.

After the round robin, the Rovers were neck-to-neck with the Idaho Thunder from Spirit Lake. Both teams had no goals against, three wins and a tie and only a one goal difference gave the Rovers a slight lead going into the final where they defeated the two Pumas teams from Pullman, WA.

All games results from the Palouse Cup weekend - August 6 and 7:

Round Robin: Pumas (White) 0 - Rovers 4; Matrix Moscow United 0 - Rovers 10; Rovers 0 - Idaho Thunder 0; August Rush Pullman 0 - Rovers 3.

Semi-final: Rovers 2 - Pumas (White) 1; it was a intense game. The Pumas scored first in the first half, but the Rovers came back to tie the game to score another one in the second half for the win.

Final: Rovers 3 - Pumas (Green) 1; The Rovers got scored on first again, but passed well and worked as a team with determination for the win.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Reynolds runner first at Island XC championships
 
Coast Salish tribes gather for water ceremony before NEB hearings
 
Co-ops concerned about loss of funding
Preview: Vancouver Canucks take on Blues, Backes in St. Louis
 
Miller has 31 saves, Canucks beat Blues 4-1
 
Local soccer players sing national anthem
Redemption for Spartan Rugby players vs. the Cowican Bulldogs
 
Bulldogs auction off pink jerseys
 
Alberni wrestlers roll in Kamloops