Prince Charles Secondary School hosted the ninth annual Kootenay Cup Challenge on Friday and Saturday, with the juniors girls’ gold and blue teams placing fifth and sixth, respectively, and the seniors placing third.
The senior team won three games, shutting out Selkirk (Kimberley) 2-0, David Thompson (Invermere) 3-0 and Golden 4-0, before losing 2-1 to J.L. Crowe (Trail).
Matty Fedorowich was named most valuable player (MVP) for her goaltending skills over the two-day event. Emily Simpson, Jessica Steed and Moriah Edge-Partington were top goal scorers from the senior team, and Noelle Lavallee, Alana Wales, Emma Mullens and Emily Simpson were recognized for their overall improvement in skill level and endurance throughout the weekend.
The junior blue team won two games on Friday, beating J.L. Crowe 2-1 and shutting out J.V. Humphries (Kaslo) 4-0. The gold team was shut out twice on Friday, losing 1-0 Sparwood and 2-0 to Mount Sentinel (South Slocan).
The blue team, at the bottom of Pool A, and the gold team, at the bottom of Pool B, played against each other Saturday morning, with blue beating gold 2-0.
Makenna Terrill, Matisse Harms, Ashley Mottl and Molly Palmer received MVP recognition, and Casey Goodwin and Yuka Suzuki were named the most improved players overall. Laykon Wegener and Sydney World finished the weekend scoring a goal each for the junior teams.