Both British Columbia teams finished undefeated after pool play at the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships in Duncan and Lake Cowichan this week.
In the female tournament, B.C. doubled up Alberta 4-2 at the Cowichan Lake Sports Arena on Wednesday afternoon to lock up first place in their pool. B.C. finished at 3-0-0, followed by Alberta at 2-1-0, Saskatchewan at 1-2-0 and the North at 0-3-0.
Manitoba topped the other female pool at 3-0-0, with Ontario at 2-1-0, Atlantic at 0-2-1, and Eastern Door & the North (Quebec) also at 0-2-1.
In the male tournament, B.C. beat Atlantic 7-0 at the Island Savings Centre on Wednesday to finish pool play undefeated at 3-0-0, followed by Ontario at 2-1-0, Eastern Door & the North at 1-2-0, at Atlantic at 0-3-0. Saskatchewan finished 3-0-0 in the other male pool, followed by Manitoba at 1-1-1, the North at 1-2-0, and Alberta at 0-2-1.
Quarterfinal games begin Thursday.
All female quarterfinals are at the Island Savings Centre: Atlantic vs. Alberta at 9 a.m., Saskatchewan vs. Ontario at 11:30 a.m., the North vs. Manitoba at 2 p.m., and Eastern Door & the North vs, B.C. at 4:30 p.m.
Male quarterfinals include the North vs. Ontario at 10:30 a.m. in Lake Cowichan, Eastern Door & the North vs. Manitoba at 1 p.m. in Lake Cowichan, Atlantic vs. Saskatchewan at 3:30 p.m. in Lake Cowichan, and Alberta vs B.C. at 7 p.m. in Duncan.
On Friday, all semifinal games will be played at the Island Savings Centre, with female games at 11:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., and male matches at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Relegation games on the female side go at 9 a.m. (Island Savings Centre) and 3:30 p.m. (Cowichan Lake Arena), and on the male side at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. (both at the Cowichan Lake Arena).
On Saturday, the female bronze medal game is at 9 a.m. and the male bronze medal game at noon, with the female gold medal game at 3 p.m. and finally the male gold medal game at 6 p.m. All Saturday games are in Duncan.