The Comox Valley Currents posted a third place finish at the West Coast Classic ringette tournament in Richmond.

The Comox Valley Currents posted a third place finish at the West Coast Classic ringette tournament in Richmond.

Comox Valley Currents finish third at West Coast Classic ringette tourney

It was a weekend of wins for the Comox Valley Ringette Association at the annual West Coast Classic ringette tournament last month in Richmond.

The CVRA has been sending their three teams (U10, U14 and Masters) to the tournament every year for the last seven years, and this year was no different.

The U14 Currents team (which consists of a wide range of ages due to the team’s low numbers) played their first game Friday morning and lost 6-0 to the Delta Chiefs. Needing some fine tuning, the Currents went into their second game against Richmond-Vancouver Vipers with a ferocity their coaching staff hasn’t seen to date and won their first game in six years by 8-4.

Kylie Barr had four goals and two assists, Lindsay Gammon scored two goals and two assists, Sierra Murphy had two goals and two assists, Danielle Egilson helped with three assists, Emilie VanHolderbeke had two assists and Sumner Humphrey had one assist.

On a wonderful high from their win, the Currents went into their third game with a little more confidence and pulled off a spectacular 4-3 win against the Burnaby New Westminster Strikers. Comox goalie Cole Champis made save after save, keeping them in the game. Charly Mastrobueno (who travels weekly from Nanaimo to practise with the Comox team) scored the first goal in the first 10 seconds of the game assisted by Gabrielle Guay. Other goal scorers were Lindsay Gammon, Sierra Murphy (assisted by Emilie VanHolderbeke and Charly Mastrobuono) and Kylie Barr.

Going into the fourth game, the Currents were exhausted and feeling a little beat up.  They played the top team, Port Coquitlam Ridge Meadow’s Kodiaks, and lost 10-0.  The team’s spirit was not affected by this score as they placed third in the division and for the first time ever made it to the semifinals.

Comox Currents played Delta, the second-place team, and lost 3-1 with Lindsay Gammon scoring for Comox.  It was a great game and the Comox Valley Currents came home with third place.

The West Coast Classic puts on a skills competition and three Comox Valley players entered: Kylie Barr (shooter), Cole Champis (goalie) and Danielle Egilson (skater).  Kylie won the shooter contest and Cole won the best goalie.  Danielle fought hard as she was competing in a higher age category and did well. It was a great effort by all three players.

To find out more about ringette or to contact us about joining a team (we have ongoing registration throughout the year) visit comoxvalleyringette.com.