Congrats to the Ridge Attack on going 5 and 0 in the Provincials last weekend in Armstrong, BC and bringing gold medals to the WCSLL once again!
The Attack bested the Port Moody Express 8-6 in a closely contested Gold Medal game Sunday afternoon @ Nor-Val Arena. There were multiple lead changes, and some excellent goaltending from both teams. Ridge also defeated the host Armstrong Shamrocks in the semi-finals early Sunday morning, and went unbeaten in the round robin portion of the event with wins over Kelowna, defending champs Westwood Pub Devils from Prince George and North Shore.
Due to roster restrictions, Ridge did not win the Provincial title of the tournie, which went to the "Red Sports Team" PME. In a classy move, the PME gave the Fred Doig Provincial Trophy to Ridge to have during post-game celebrations and beyond. The PME will go on the trophy as 2015 champions though. The Express defeated Victoria, BX Pub Bandits from PG and Airdrie, Alta. in the round robin. It took double OT to get past the Westwood Pub Devils 7-6 early Sunday morning, and then played on fumes vs. Ridge.
Stay tuned for news in the near future regarding next Summer's tournament, which is likely to be hosted here in Metro Vancouver by the Port Moody Express...