Riptide soccer teams were back in action last weekend. File photo

Riptide soccer teams were back in action last weekend. File photo

Comox Valley soccer teams successful against Storm

Mowi Riptide soccer teams were back in action last weekend on the road against Storm teams.

The U16 girls kicked off the weekend with a 3-2 win against the U17 Storm. Kassie Aickinclose scored once and Shea O’Donnel scored two goals for the Riptide.

The U14 girls defeated the U14 Storm 1-0 in an excellent game.

The U15 boys defeated the U14 Storm 9-0 in a cross-division game.

The U16 Riptide boys played a great game and against the U16 Storm winning 4-1.

The U18 Riptide girls defeated the U18 Storm 1-0

The U18 Riptide boys lost to the U18 Storm 4-3. The U18ss also played Friday night in Campbell River against the U18 Storm Boys, winning 3-0.

All teams are focussing on preparing to finish the season with strong team performances leading into the playoffs, which start Feb. 29 and March 1. Winning teams qualify for the BCSA A-Cup Provincial Championships in July.

The Riptide are excited to be offering intake trials to interested players next fall. In the next two weeks, the Riptide will have seen 50-plus players interested in playing for the U14 Riptide boys and U14 girls for the 2020-2021 VIPL Season.

Vancouver Island’s lone professional soccer club, Pacific FC, will be assisting the BCSPL Program to ensure the Tier One Concept is “Island-wide” and accessible. One of the first initiatives from Pacific FC was to invite the technical leads from the Riptide and Storm VIPL franchises to participate in the BCSPL U13 trials in February.

“It is a very exciting time in the season,” Riptide technical director Shel Brodsgaard said. “As our teams prepare for the end of league play and transition into the competitive stage of the season we see the overall performance of our groups as very positive. Regardless of the results, the teams are peaking and working towards being as best prepared as they can to perform under pressure and achieving positive results come playoff time. In addition, the intake trials always present a window into the future of the program ad thus far the future looks bright. There is an energetic, motivated and hard working group of young players interested in the program. On a final note, aligning the BCSPL with the support from Pacific FC is a gigantic step forward for youth soccer on Vancouver Island.”

soccer

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

The 5th Street Bridge requires structural improvements, new coating to repair and prevent corrosion, and deck repairs. File photo
City of Courtenay awards contract for 5th Street Bridge project

The City of Courtenay has awarded the contract for the rehabilitation of… Continue reading

Pumpjacks pump crude oil near Halkirk, Alta., June 20, 2007.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Larry MacDougal
Gas prices jump in the Valley – and experts predict prices to rise even more

“We still could be talking about record prices…”

NIC Practical Nursing instructor Barb McPherson (right) is pictured with student Rebecca Wood in 2018 in NIC’s SIM lab. NIC photo
Learn about Practical Nursing opportunities for Island students

Students interested in exploring a future in health care are invited to… Continue reading

The Comox Valley Cycling Coalition is hoping to see more bike lines in the Cumberland area. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Cycling coalition wants better bike links for Cumberland

Group says members want more connections with Comox Valley

The Courtenay Legion has identified 16 homeless veterans living in the Comox Valley. File photo
Courtenay Legion unites with Qualicum to help homeless veterans

Last year’s Point-in-Time (PIT) homeless count conducted in the Comox Valley identified… Continue reading

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Older rental apartments are prime candidates for renovations, and could result in lost affordable housing stock. (Zoë Ducklow photo)
B.C.’s renoviction overhaul a good start, but won’t preserve affordable stock, lawyer says

And still no protection for people who can’t pay rent due to COVID-19

Activists from the Fairy Creek Blockades hold the injunction application notice which was submitted by logging company Teal Jones to the B.C. Supreme Court. The application, which asks to have blockaders removed from the sites that stop access to cut blocks, is set to be heard on March 4. (Photo contributed/Joshua Wright)
Activists hunker down to protect Fairy Creek near Port Renfrew from logging

Forest company Teal Cedar applies for injunction to remove seven-month-old blockades

(Photo by Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)
B.C. WHL teams to hit the ice with Kelowna, Kamloops hub cities

Kelowna, Kamloops centres chosen to host B.C. WHL teams for 24-game regular season

The victim of the homicide on Cowichan Lake Road early Monday morning was 17 years old, and was stabbed in the incident. (File photo)
Duncan homicide victim was 17 years old

RCMP report that teenager was stabbed

(File photo)
RCMP arrest man after report of gun-toting threat-maker near Parksville schools

43-year-old man taken into custody; students at nearby schools were asked to stay inside

The machines are akin to ATMs and allow drug users at risk of overdose to get hydromorphone pills dispensed to them after their palm has been scanned to identify its unique vein pattern. (CANADIAN PRESS)
Feds dole out $3.5M for ‘vending machines’ to dispense safer opioids in B.C.

The machines are located in four cities across Canada, including Vancouver and Victoria

Most Read