The U14 Tier 1 Mid Island Lightning were edged 10-5 by Vic Field in the Island championship game, but showed themselves worthy of a provincial berth.
The Lightning lost 10-5 to Vic Field in the Island final in Nanaimo on Feb. 15. Colton Lidstone had a goal and two assists, while Brody Black, Thomas Vaesen, Michael Shepherd and Brayden Zunti also scored.
The game was played in cold conditions, and the rain came just moments after the players lined up to shake hands.
The Lightning advanced to the provincial championship tournament last weekend, where they played three games, winning one against Nanaimo.