Cowichan Typhoon swamps indoor competition

A Typhoon roared through the Island Savings Centre gym last weekend.

One of two Cowichan Field Hockey entries in the 2014 BC Indoor Championships, the Typhoon went undefeated with five wins and a tie through the seven-team tournament to place first.

Opening with an 8-0 win over the other Cowichan team, the Tsunami, the Typhoon rolled over Shawnigan 2 3-0, Cougars White 8-0, Cougars Black 9-0 and Shawnigan 1 7-1 before tying the Island Wildcats 3-3. Sophia Murray led the Typhoon with 12 goals over the six games, followed by Sara Goodman with nine, Brittany Smith with seven, Maddie Smith with six, Emma Dame with five, Marina Ellison and Sara Lowes with four each, and Kelsey Goodman with one.

The Tsunami finished fourth in the tournament with a 3-3 record.

Shylayne Davidson was the Tsunami’s top scorer with six goals. Taylor Wainman scored four goals, Molly Calkins had two, and Jocelyn Buss and Hannah Murray had one apiece.

A Victoria-based team also loaded with Cowichan-groomed talent, the Island Wildcats matched the Typhoon with a 5-0-1 record. Duncan’s Stef Langkammer scored six goals over the tournament.

Shawnigan 1 finished in third place, Calgary teams Cougars Black and Cougars White in fifth and sixth respectively, and Shawnigan 2 in seventh.