South Delta Moose take tourney title
The South Delta Moose came away with the gold medal in the midget division of the annual Party in Da House hockey tournament, held at the Ladner Leisure Centre over the holidays.
The Moose started off round robin play with a 2-1 victory over the Tier 1 BGB team thanks to a stellar performance by goaltender Garrett Holmes, who was named the game MVP.
In their second game of the tournament, the Moose were on the wrong side of a 2-1 score, as they lost to the Tier 1 Bears.
The loss put the Moose in a must-win situation in their final round robin game as they faced the Cariboo team. South Delta pulled out a 4-2 win, however, and advanced to the tournament final, where they faced the Bears in a rematch.
The championship final saw the Bears come out strong in the early going, but the Moose took a 2-0 lead thanks Holmes' strong play in net.
The Bears were able to claw their way back late in the game, but the Moose were able to hold on to a 3-2 victory for the tournament title.
Members of the South Delta Moose are Garrett Holmes, Colton Redman, Tanner Taylor, Jesse Keith, Michael Schwabe, Brett Sandhu, Stuart Graf, Michael Krznaric, Riley Taylor, Riley Philips, Graydon Policnick, Kieran Tan, John Brewer Jr., Max Youngson, and Doug Bailey.
The team was coached by Frank Krznaric, John Brewer, and Keith Prefontaine, and managed by Terry Prefontaine