Riptide U17 boys enjoying successful soccer season

The U17 Riptide boys soccer team hosted a team from Erina

It has been a busy spring for the U17 VIPL RiptIde boys soccer team.

After being eliminated from cup play in the Vancouver Island Premier League semifinal in Nanaimo in a 2-1 overtime loss to the U18 Storm, the Wired Electrical-sponsored Riptide headed to Surrey for the Mayor’s Cup.

“The boys played a great weekend of soccer, finishing with three wins and one loss, taking third place at the event,” said Riptide coach Paul West. “Riptide keeper Alex Jones was on fire throughout the weekend and amassed player of the game honours in all four games.”

Returning to the pitch after March Break the boys faced the Central Coast Grammar School team from Erina, Australia. The team was part of a school athletics tour travelling throughout B.C. and the U.S. The Rip Tide boys walked away with a convincing win, and another player of the game award to Jones. “It was a great opportunity for our local boys to play an international match,” West said. “The boys enjoyed the game and the teams exchanged keepsakes after the match.”

Next up for the Riptide is the Slurpee Cup in Kamloops on the May long weekend. “This will be our third trip to the Slurpee Cup and the team is looking to finish the season on a winning note,” said West, adding he and co-coach Mike Rodgers credit the boys with playing  great soccer this year.

“The team has really come together and pulled off some spectacular wins during the season. A huge thanks to our team sponsor Wired Electrical and our loyal parents. The fan support has been awesome again this season.”

 

– U17 VIPL Riptide

 

 

Just Posted

Cumberland council asks for more info on Beacon Project

Some in community concerned about parking, other child care services, neighbourhood look

Boomer Jerritt next North Island College Artist Talk speaker

Acclaimed Comox Valley photographer, artist and world traveller Boomer Jerritt is coming… Continue reading

Courtenay widow turns to Town of Comox for commemorative item to honour late husband

After being turned down by City of Courtenay, Laurance Stratton found Comox more receptive

App designed to help cut waste and grocery bills

Food security advocates say addressing poverty is ultimate key

VIDEO: Saanich resident shocked when trespasser licks security camera, rummages through mail

‘I found the situation really bizarre,’ said the Gordon Head resident

Halloween houses in Courtenay

A number of Courtenay households get into the spirit of Halloween, as… Continue reading

Second young woman dies after rollover crash near Williams Lake

‘Someone’s going to get her heart, which is awesome, because she has the best heart in the world’

Google searches for ‘how to vote’ surge on Election Day

Interest spikes despite social media campaign by Elections Canada

Comox Valley Community Foundation grant applications total close to $1 million

The Comox Valley Community Foundation received 84 applications for Community Enrichment and… Continue reading

Union says Western Forest Products refuses to budge from ‘unreasonable concessions’

According to a press release, both parties met on Oct. 16, 18, 19, and 20.

Alberta man pleads guilty, fined for hunting without a licence in North Island

It’s the responsibility of each hunter or angler to know whether they are considered a B.C. Resident.

B.C. mayor apologizes for removal of Queen’s portrait from council chambers

‘I prefer to be inclusive of the many aspects of our history’

Alcohol a possible factor in crash that killed 17-year-old girl near Williams Lake

A pickup truck left the road and rolled over on Highway 20 on the weekend

Rare bird spotted in Victoria draws enthusiasts from across the continent

It’s the first time a yellow-browed warbler has been reported on the mainland of North America

Most Read