Islanders top Valley-laden field at indoor tourney

Regardless of which team won the 2014 Senior Women’s B.C. Indoor Hockey Championship at the Island Savings Centre last weekend, there was bound to be some Cowichan Valley content involved.

The host Valley Vixens, of course, were made up entirely of local players, but nearly every other team involved had its own share.

The Islanders, who won the tournament with four wins and a tie, boasted plenty of Cowichan Valley content. Led by Shawnigan Lake School coach Kelly Koepp, the team also included Bri Zinkiew, Di Roemer, Sarah and Kelsey Goodman, Kyla Toljander and Lizzie Yates.

A former national team member originally from Mill Bay, Roemer led the Islanders in scoring and tied for the tournament lead with five goals, a mark equalled by the Vixens’ Amber Thomas.

The Valley Vixens finished the tournament in fifth place with two wins and three defeats. In addition to Thomas, over the course of the tournament the team got a pair of goals each from Elija Espeseth, Teresa Gregus and Ali Andersen.