The Midget Rep Falcons tied for fourth place in the provincial tournament held in Surrey. Here’s a breakdown of each game.
Nakusp VS Houston
The Flyers started the game off scoring the first goal with 5:53 left in the first period. The Nakusp Falcons fired back 30 seconds later to tie the game.
Before the first period ended the Flyers scored one more with 39 seconds to go putting them up 2–1.
According to the British Columbia Amateur Hockey Association (BCAHA) website, the play was back-and-forth in the second period until the Flyers scored again with 5:33 left to go. They scored again with a minute and a half left in the second period, putting them up 4–1.
The Falcons fought back in the third period with a goal after the first six minutes.
However, the Flyers were able to beat them back and scored one more with 6:55 remaining.
The final score of the game was 5–2 for the Houston Flyers.
Nakusp VS Saanich
The Falcons started off on a different note on March 21 against the Saanich Braves with two goals in the first period.
The Braves answered back in the second with two goals of their own, tying the game at 2–2.
The Falcons would shut the game down in the third period scoring the game winning goal with 6:06 left in the third, and finishing up with an open net goal with 20 seconds left.
Their next game is March 22 at 11 a.m. versus Kelowna.
Nakusp VS Kelowna
In a “great fan pleasing game” against the Kelowna Jr. Rockets Nakusp tied their first game of the tournament 3–3.
The game started off with Kelowna scoring the first goal at 9:38 left in the first. But Nakusp would tie the game with two minutes left in the period.
However, twelve seconds later the Jr. Rockets would secure the lead going into the second period with another goal, putting the team up 2–1.
Five minutes into the second period, Nakusp would tie the game again.
“Both teams were well matched and each team’s goalie #31 of Nakusp and #37 of Kelowna kept the pucks out of the net,” the BCAHA website states. “Kelowna players owe #37 a special ‘pat’ for his contribution for keeping them alive!”
The second period ended in a tie.
Kelowna took the lead again in the third period, but Nakusp answered back once more with 6:35 left in the game.
It ended in a tie.
Nakusp VS Whitehorse
Securing their second win of the tournament the Nakusp Falcons beat Whitehorse 4–1 in their fourth game of the provincials.
This game started off one-sided with Nakusp scoring two goals in the first ten minutes and lasted that way until the second period.
Nakusp put themselves up another goal with 7:43 left in second period, putting them up 3–0.
“Whitehorse had a chance at 5:45 to put the puck in the net due to a penalty shot but they were unsuccessful,” the BCAHA website states.
Nakusp scored their fourth and final goal with 6:10 left in the third period.
Whitehorse scored a goal with 3:59 left.
The final game ended with the Whitehorse goalie saving 41 shots and Nakusp’s goalie facing 26 shots.
Nakusp VS Mackenzie
In the Falcons fifth game of the tournament they shut down Mackenzie 12–0.
The BCAHA website reports the game was completely one-sided, with Nakusp scoring three goals in the first period, seven in the second and two in the third.
“An unevenly matched game with high penalty minutes,” they wrote.
Nakusp is currently tied for second place in the tournament along with Kelowna, and trailing Surrey by only one point.
Nakusp VS Surrey
Nakusp’s final game of the tournament was a winner take all to advance to the final round of the provincials.
Trailing Surrey by only one point (7–8), both teams needed the win to cinch the first place position to make it into the championship game.
Nakusp ultimately lost the game 5–2, but not without taking home the Fair Play Trophy.
The started the game off hard with four goals alone in the first period almost one after the other, except for the fourth goal scored with 12 seconds left.
Nakusp finally found their feet in the second period scoring just two and a half minutes in.
The third period is what clinched in for Surrey, scoring their fifth and final goal with 9:28 left in the period.
Nakusp got their second goal two minutes later, but it wasn’t enough to rile the team back.
Surrey went on to win the tournament 5–1 versus the Saanich Braves.
Nakusp ended the tournament tied to Kelowna with 7 points. Houston and Saanich had 8 points and Surrey finished with 12 overall.
Mackenzie and Whitehorse had one point each.