From the rink comes word Oceanside’s Red Army capped off its Midget Rec campaign with silver medal showing in Abbotsford over the spring break, going 4-1 and outscoring their opponents 40-21.
Their lone loss was in the tournament final in overtime.
The team really came together for this tournament and were led by league scoring champion Jackson Collette, who piled up 32 points over the weekend with 20 goals and 12 assists.
Ryan Blyt chipped in for 13 points (7 goals, 6 assists) and Erin Murdoch rounded out the top three with 8 points (1 goal, 7 assists) during the weekend.
Earning Player of the Game awards, as picked by team captain Scott Murray and assistant captain Collette were: Addy Abdurahman, Riley Bourcier, Kathryn Wolffe, Ben Robson and first year hockey player Thomas Buerge, “who improved significantly throughout the season,” said his coach, Bill Collette.
The team and the association say good-bye to Murray, Collette, Wolffe, and Blyt along with Clayton Twa, Alec Katchur-Marsh and Jalen Clark, all of whom age out of the minor hockey program here in Oceanside.
Collette and the rest of the Red Army coaches; Cam Murray, Steve Twa and John Marsh, all confirm “it was a fantastic season and great way to end the year.”