Blake Riley showing off his MVP award for the BC Spring Showdown competition. Dan Lowndes photos

Quesnel players excel in spring hockey competitions

Total Ice Titans win three gold medals in wrap-up tourneys

Total Ice Titans, a spring hockey program based in Williams Lake, went three-for-three at a pair of wrap-up tournaments last weekend (April 27-29), with all of its teams winning gold against squads from the Lower Mainland and Washington State.

Players from Quesnel featured front-and-centre in many of the winning efforts.

Blake Riley was named the B.C. Spring Showdown Tournament’s MVP.

He and Riley Lettington both play on the Atom Minor division, comprised of youth born in 2008.

They emerged as winners in the competition held in North Vancouver and Burnaby.

Also victorious in that tournament was the Total Ice Titans’ Novice Minor squad (2010). Taylor Riley and Kobe Johnson both aided in the win.

Marek Lowndes and Colton Campbell, who play on the program’s Novice Major (2009) team, finished first and third in scoring in a gold-medal win at the Mainland Hockey tournament held in Vancouver.

According to Dan Lowndes, coach of the Novice Majors and father of Marek, the Total Ice Titans’ winning ways are due to the work of its founder Ty Lucas.

“In his program, he highlights more than just hockey,” he says.

“It’s about kids being kids. It’s not about specializing early.”

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

 

Marek Lowndes hoisting the Mainland Hockey Tournament’s trophy above his head.

Just Posted

UPDATE: Police in pursuit of possible armed and dangerous suspect in Williams Lake area

Public asked to stay away from Highway 20 and Buckley Drive

The Quesnel Business Support Team is seeking feedback from local business community

‘What is the biggest challenge facing your business today?’

Orange Shirt Society seeks to trademark ‘Every Child Matters’

Unscrupulous sales of Orange Shirt Society owned designs continue

WildSafeBC hires new co-ordinator for Cariboo region

Mareike Moore said the main message is keeping wildlife wild, communities safe

B.C. records four new COVID-19 cases, Abbotsford hospital outbreak cleared

Four senior home outbreaks also declared over, eight still active

RCMP, coroner investigate murder-suicide on Salt Spring Island

Two dead, police say there is no risk to the public

About 30% of B.C. students return to schools as in-class teaching restarts amid pandemic

Education minister noted that in-class instruction remains optional

Trudeau avoids questions about anti-racism protesters dispersed for Trump photo-op

Prime minister says racism is an issue Canadians must tackle at home, too

B.C.’s Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics goes virtual

The annual event partnering RCMP with Special Olympians is dramatically altered by COVID-19

Bateman program encourages people to sketch outside, connect with nature

#MyNatureSketch initiative encourages Canadians to become ‘bright-eyed three year olds’

Be cautious expanding COVID-19 bubble, Dr. Bonnie Henry tells B.C.

Senior homes stay off-limits as schools, businesses reopen

NDP getting COVID-19 wage subsidy ‘indirectly,’ B.C. Liberal leader says

B.C. NDP says Andrew Wilkinson is wrong about federal link

Most Read