The Quesnel Thunder PeeWee rep team with their silver medals after placing second in a tournament in Prince George Dec.7-8, 2019. (Submitted Photo)

Thunder can’t rumble in Kelowna

The Quesnel Thunder PeeWee Rep team failed to medal at a tournament for the first time this season

The Quesnel PeeWee Thunder rep hockey team travelled to Kelowna to take part in a 12-team tournament over the Jan. 3-5 weekend.

Things at first went according to plan, as they trounced a team from Vancouver 14-1 in their first matchup of the weekend.

The Thunder would then face off against the Winfield Bruins on Saturday morning in a game that came down to some bad “puck luck” for the Thunder, as they rang the rubber off posts four or five times in the game, which ended in a tie.

Saturday afternoon would see the Thunder face off against the home team, the Kelowna Rockets. It was a game where the Thunder just couldn’t seem to all get on the same page. When asked what the team needed to work on moving forward, team manager Mike Ernst said, “consistency.”

“In the Kelowna game we lost, nobody showed up they way they could,” he added. “In every other game, we outworked everybody, and in that one, we just missed it, but it’s an eye-opener and you just figure it out and move ahead.”

With the loss to Kelowna, the Thunder would be eliminated from medal contention, but they would finish the tournament with a gutsy win against a team from West Kelowna in a consolation round on Sunday.

“In that last game, everybody got back on track and working hard,” said Ernst. “We squeezed that one out 6-4 in the final game, leaving the tournament with a win on a high note, with everybody rolling. It’s no different than the pros; you have a hiccup and you get back on track.”

The Thunder will look to get back on track as they host a seven-team tournament in Quesnel this coming weekend, Jan. 10-12.

READ MORE: Quesnel Peewee Thunder the first stars in Secret Santa for Seniors program



editor@quesnelobserver.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

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

Just Posted

Barlow Creek Volunteer Fire Department needs new fire truck to meet certification

The CRD is holding an Alternate Approval Process to approve using 10-year financing for the purchase

Quesnel Junior School architecs will be in town next week as design work moves ahead

CHP Architects is finalizing the schematic designs for the new junior school

Cariboo Ski-Touring Club to host international film festival showcase

Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival films to be shown at Hallis Lake Lodge on Jan. 24

$10,000 for Gold Rush Trails marketing video and Billie Bouchie Day celebrations

‘We were very impressed by the calibre of both projects’

VIDEO: Special screening of Shadow Trap will wrap up Sled Dog Mail Run Jan. 26 in Wells

Shadow Trap was filmed in Barkerville and features local actors, production members and dogs

‘Like an ATM’: World’s first biometric opioid-dispensing machine launches in B.C.

First-of-its-kind dispensing machine unveiled in the Downtown Eastside with hopes of curbing overdose deaths

Canucks extend home win streak to 8 with 4-1 triumph over Sharks

Victory lifts Vancouver into top spot in NHL’s Pacific Division

BC Green Party leader visits northern B.C. pipeline protest site

Adam Olsen calls for better relationship between Canada, British Columbia and First Nations

B.C. society calls out conservation officer after dropping off bear cub covered in ice

Ice can be seen in video matted into emaciated bear cub’s fur

Horgan cancels event in northern B.C. due to security concerns, says Fraser Lake mayor

The premier will still be visiting the city, but the location and day will not be made public

B.C. landlord sentenced to two years in jail for torching his own rental property

Wei Li was convicted of intentionally lighting his rental property on fire in October 2017

PHOTOS: Eastern Newfoundland reeling, search underway for missing man after blizzard

More than 70 centimetres of new snow fell overnight, creating whiteout conditions

Prince Harry, Meghan to give up ‘royal highness’ titles

‘Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved members of my family,’ says Queen Elizabeth II

Calls for dialogue as Coastal GasLink pipeline polarizes some in northern B.C.

Coastal GasLink is building the 670-kilometre pipeline from British Columbia’s northeast to Kitimat on the coast

Most Read