Fraser Valley defeated Fraser River Delta 3-2 in the gold medal game at the 2014 BC Winter Games. The 2014 BC Winter Games were held in Mission, BC from February 20-23, 2014 at the Mission Sports & Leisure Centre. The teams are comprised from Under 16 players from the Female U16 Zone Camps held in early January.
Fraser Valley jumped out to a fast start scoring three (3) unanswered goals in the first period. Fraser River Delta battled back in the second period and cut the lead to one (1) and then early in the third period they made it a 3-2 game. Fraser Valley withheld the attack from Fraser River Delta and held on for the 3-2 win in the Gold Medal game.
The Bronze Medal game featured Okanagan and Vancouver-Squamish squaring off on Sunday morning. Okanagan came out on top with a 3-0 win in a thrilling Bronze Medal game. On Saturday evening, after round robin play the 5th and 7th place games were played. Kootenay defeated North West 5-1 to finish in 7th place, while Vancouver-Squamish held on for a 4-1 against North Central.
Open zone camps were held January 3 – 5, 2014 in six (6) zones across BC. Based on performances at the zone camps, eight (8) teams of the top 20 players were formed to compete at the BC Winter Games. From the Lower Mainland zone camp three (3) teams were selected: Fraser River Delta, Vancouver Squamish and Fraser Valley. From all other zones (Vancouver Island – Central Coast, Thompson Okanagan, Kootenay, North Central and North West) one (1) team was selected.
All eight (8) zone teams competed in two (2) pools with the top two (2) teams from each pool advancing to the Bronze or Gold Medal game.
BC Hockey’s Female High Performance Program was established to identify and train athletes and team personnel for possible participation at Provincial, National and International events. The U16 program is particularly important as it is the first stage in the Female High Performance program where player evaluation and team selection occurs.