Local girls win provincials via PG

A couple Quesnel girls got to the provincials on a somewhat circuitous route.

Short of a team of their own, a couple of local girls went up to Prince George to play hockey and ended up going all the way to the top.

The Prince George Female Bantam Cougars won their provincials.


Being that there’s no women’s hockey program here,  Ava Keis and Sydney Jordan traveled to Prince George to play hockey once they

hit bantam. Though the girls have a good time playing for the Cougars, not playing for the hometown team does

have its drawbacks.


“It’s a little weird,” Keis said. “The guys (the bantam Thunder)won their provincials and everyone knew they had won but no one knew that Syd and I had won.”

Despite the strange disconnect, the two girls have settled in well to the Prince George team and the long drives.

“I kinda got used to the drives,” Keis said.

“And I’ve become really good friends with (the team).”


Keis has been on the team for three years, while Jordan was

new to the team but

it was the first provincial win for

both girls.


“It was a really good experience,” Jordan said.


The Cougars dominated the provincials, managing to win every game of the tournament. Keis was a key part of

the team, managing to score in

three of five games in the tournament.


Jordan is looking forward to a couple more years representing Quesnel with the bantam Cougars, while Keis has finished off her bantam days with a bang and is now hoping to make the midget Cougars next year.