Monday, May 15, 2017
Team BC White won the 2017 Male U15 Provincial Tournament with a 6-3 victory over Team BC Maroon in the championship game on Sunday, May 14, 2017 at the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton. The event featured eight (8) teams made up of the top 160 players who were selected from their performances at region camps earlier in the year.
Jarret Watson (West Kelowna) opened the scoring for Team BC White, scoring with less than a minute to go in the first period. Team BC Maroon would respond in the second period with goals from Jaden Uy (Richmond) and David Wang (Vancouver) to put them ahead 2-1. Team BC White answered back with two (2) goals of their own late in the second period from Desmond Arthurs (Victoria) and Liam Bressette (Langley) as they held a 3-2 lead going into the third period. In the final frame, Team BC White would add three (3) more goals as Keaton Hartness (Terrace), Olen Gelineau (Kamloops), Quinn Paterson (Kelowna) all scored.
Earlier in the day, Team BC Black defeated Team BC Blue 4-3 to take third place.
The BC Hockey Male Program of Excellence was introduced in 1980 with the mandate to systematically identify and train the province's elite-level players for high performance hockey events. The overall objective of the program is to increase the chances of athletes from BC to compete provincially, regionally, nationally and internationally with the ultimate goal being selected to Hockey Canada’s National Junior or National Senior Team.
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