After a successful weekend filled with a roller coaster of emotions and intensity, the Richmond Jets U21 A1 team has clinched the provincial banner. After a long 6 months filled with highs and lows, the team entered the weekend with an overall record of 26-2-3. The team had a rough start Saturday evening dropping the first game with a score of 4-3 in a nail-biting finish, but the team bounced back the next morning and evened the series at 1 game apiece with a commanding 8-1 victory over Victoria. Game 3 started off exactly how game 1 did with the Jets going down 3-0 early heading into the 1st intermission. Following a hot start in the 2nd and a quick goal provided by Lucas Thompson-Fiddes, the Jets rallied and dominated the 2nd. Marcus Angeles continued the momentum and struck quick off a pass from Chad Lore and an incredible solo effort by Serge Boyajian tied the game up at 3 apiece. With 5 mins left in the period and a penalty by Victoria, the Jets went on the power play and it was none other than the Captain, Michael Gill who put the Jets up by 1. A timely goal by Tyler Barns on an odd-man rush put the Jets up by 2 going into the 2nd intermission. The 3rd period was a one-sided affair with the Jets holding it down defensively and putting it all on the line. Victoria went on the power play with 3 mins left and a pulled goalie gave them a 2-man advantage but it wasn’t enough as Jora Bains sent a Hail Mary backhand down the ice and into the empty net to seal the win. Final score 6-3 and the Jets are reigned victorious.
Michael Gill (C), Jora Bains (A), Brendan Sadhara (A), Chad Lore (A), Tyler Barn, Owen Cohelo, Marcus Angeles, Jordan Dobres, Austin Gounder, Tyler Matsuo, Serge Boyajian, Lucas Thomson-Fiddes, Mark Polissky, Brayden Ho, Bailey Hung, Jordan Chai, Jordan Si, Matthew Chappel, Nicky Jang, Noah Muraki (AP), Kyle Chan (AP), Brayden Lingam (AP)
Coaching and Support Staff
Kenta Muraki (HC), Marcus Sybounmy (AC), Kevin Nguyen (AC), Isabel Thomson-Fiddes (AC), Psylock Domingo (HCSP), Jenny Ho (Manager), Isabel Angeles (Treasurer), Steve Dobres (Video)