The bantam female Cowichan Valley Capitals continued their breakthrough season by winning a tournament in Langley over the Christmas break.
The team is undefeated in league play this year, and carried that success over to the Mainland where they overcame a little bit of adversity to claim first place.
Cowichan started strong with a 9-2 win over Surrey, followed by a 5-2 setback to Langley’s A team and a 2-2 tie against Langley C1.
They surged in the semifinal with a 5-0 win over Surrey before meeting the Richmond Ravens in the final.
The final was close, with Cowichan ahead by a goal with two minutes and 29 seconds left to play, but the last two and a half minutes were action-packed.
Richmond managed to pull ahead with two quick goals, but Cowichan replied with goals just a second apart and managed to win 4-2.
“How proud I am of all the girls for pulling together, and each and every one of them working there hardest to achieve the goal we set out to accomplish at the beginning of the tournament,” head coach Rob Windsor said.