THE BR. 17 Chiefs shake hands with the Victoria Racquet Club after Thursday's playoff tilt.

Legion Br. 17 Chiefs wrap up playoffs

Peewee B squad loses to Victoria Racquet Club in sudden death overtime




The Legion Branch No.17 Peewee B Chiefs entered their minor hockey playoffs with their heads in the game and no expectations other than to play the game they love. Winning all three of their first-round games put them in a strong first place for the next round.

Semifinals are never a stress-free event for anyone involved and last Thursday’s game between the Chiefs and the Victoria Racquet Club proved no different. The Chiefs decided to mix things up from their regular regime to alleviate any stress that the kids may have been feeling with a little Zumba class instead of their usual dry-land drills. Feeling reluctant at first, the team came out unscathed and full of laughter and smiles when the evening was done.

Game day was like any other day and carried the usual routines for the families. Although there was one big surprise ready for the team when they emerged from the dressing room and entered the ice. They found the stands filled with fans, friends and family who all came out to support them.

The first period showed both teams bringing the puck back and forth with neither able to score. The second period showed the Chiefs may have underestimated their opponents as Victoria took a 2-0 lead. All the more determined not to let their fans down, the Chiefs came back in the third to tie the game and force sudden death overtime.

In an unfortunate turn of events, the game ended quickly with the Racquet Club sneaking the winning goal in from around the back of the net off a Chiefs’ players skate, but not without a strong battle to the very end from our team.

“Regardless of the outcome the Legion Branch No.17 Peewee B team would like to thank all the fans who showed up to support them Thursday night and express their extreme gratitude to the fans and their amazing sponsor – the Legion Branch No.17. Hockey is just not the same without them,” a team spokesperson said.

– Legion Branch No. 17 Peewee B Chiefs


Just Posted

Comox Valley Monarch Lions help ‘SPOT’ possible student vision problems

When Helen Keller challenged Lions Clubs International in 1925 to become “Knights… Continue reading

Vancouver Island brewery re-brands again after cryptic new logo failed

Victoria-based brewers said goodbye to confusing hexagon logo

North Island College Foundation helps more students than ever in the Comox Valley

More than 170 North Island College students in the Comox Valley received… Continue reading

Courtenay mom warns of candy-luring incident near Willemar Road

A Courtenay mother is speaking out after a man was reported to… Continue reading

VIDEO: Marvel Comics’ Stan Lee dies

Marvel co-creator was well-known for making cameo appearances in superhero movies

Vancouver Island remembers

Important stories shared as Islanders salute those who made the greatest sacrifice

Surging Rangers beat visiting Canucks 2-1

Goalie Lundqvist ties Plante on all-time wins list

VIDEO: Newcomer kids see first Canadian snowfall

Children arrived in Canada with their mother and two siblings last week from Eritrea

Calgary 2026 leader expects close vote in Winter Games plebiscite

Residents to choose in a non-binding vote on Tuesday whether they want city to bid on 2026 Olympics

Feds dropped ball with WWI anniversary tributes: historians

Wrote one historian: ‘Other than the Vimy Ridge celebration … I think they have done a very bad job’

Sides ‘far apart’ in Canada Post talks despite mediation, says union

The lack of a breakthrough means rotating strikes will resume Tuesday

Feds’ appeal of solitary confinement decision in B.C. to be heard

Judge ruled in January that indefinite such confinement is unconstitutional, causes permanent harm

B.C. health care payroll tax approved, takes effect Jan. 1

Employers calculating cost, including property taxes increases

Most Read