U15 Lake Cowichan Lakers strike silver at home tournament

Lake Cowichan U15 player Gavin Merrick fires a shot at the Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ net during the Lakers’ home tournament earlier this month. (Jody Friday photo)Lake Cowichan U15 player Gavin Merrick fires a shot at the Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ net during the Lakers’ home tournament earlier this month. (Jody Friday photo)
Lake Cowichan U15 players Brody Garnet and Jaxon Zalinko cover a South Delta player during the Lakers’ home tournament earlier this month. (Jody Friday photo)Lake Cowichan U15 players Brody Garnet and Jaxon Zalinko cover a South Delta player during the Lakers’ home tournament earlier this month. (Jody Friday photo)
Lake Cowichan U15 player Dixie Bergman moves to stop a shot from a South Delta player during the Lakers’ home tournament earlier this month. (Jody Friday photo)Lake Cowichan U15 player Dixie Bergman moves to stop a shot from a South Delta player during the Lakers’ home tournament earlier this month. (Jody Friday photo)
Lake Cowichan U15 player Reid Nahirnick skates around a South Delta player during the Lakers’ home tournament earlier this month. (Jody Friday photo)Lake Cowichan U15 player Reid Nahirnick skates around a South Delta player during the Lakers’ home tournament earlier this month. (Jody Friday photo)

The BRI Security U15 Lake Cowichan Lakers finished second when they hosted their own tournament at the Cowichan Lake Sports Arena on Nov. 5-7.

The Lakers opened with a 4-4 tie against the Campbell River Tyees, then won their second game 4-3 over the Comox Valley Chiefs as Ollie Fawcett notched a hat trick that included the game-winner.

Not to be outdone, Cruz Scheffer had a hat trick of his own in the Lakers’ next game, a 9-6 victory over the Alberni Valley Bulldogs.

That sent the Lakers to the gold-medal game, where they came up short in a 6-0 loss to the South Delta Storm.

“Overall it was a great weekend, with great teams and spectators,” team manager Jenny Fawcett said.

The U9 Lakers will host their tournament on Nov. 27-28.

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