The Aldergrove Midget Bruins took their fifth straight win in the gold medal round of the provincial championships Thursday night, March 17, with a 5-2 win over Vernon.
Aldergrove’s won the gold medal round at the B.C. Hockey Midget Tier 2 Championships, hosted by Prince George at the Kin Centre this past week.
“It’s all over and we could not be more proud of our boys,” said team manager Lyall Sharman.
“We started out with a bit of a scare tonight, going down 2-0 halfway through the first period. Key goals by Tanner Myer and Josh Boelema were so huge, they swung the momentum our way and we never looked back.
“An incredible victory, incredible provincial tournament and an absolutely unbelievable year. As a coaching staff we could not be more proud of what you have accomplished as team. As a parent group, what can they say? So proud!”
Bruins captain Tanner Myer had a three-point night, with two goals and an assist against Vernon. Dawsen Stone also notched three points for a goal and two assists. The other two goals came from Josh Boelema and Ryan Bencze.
Logan Favel earned three points for three assists, and Jake De Waal and Devon James had an assist each. Keeper Dawson Calfa made 31 saves in the final game.
It was the capper to a great season for the Bruins, who were the league’s regular season champions, as well as the playoffs champions.
The Aldergrove Bruins, with a 37-10-3 season record, won 12 of their last 14 regular season games, and swept the entire playoffs series.
The Aldergrove Bruins are: #1 Kallum Dierkhising (G), #3 Dayton Edwards (D), #4 Devon James (D), #5 Dawson Ivison (D), #6 Jordan Desrosiers (F), #7 Logan Favel (F), #8 Brodie Buchner (F), #9 Ryan Bencze (D), #10 Logan Belansky (F), #11 Tanner Myer (F), #12 Josh Boelema (F), #13 Jordan Digness (AP) (D), #14 Travis Sharman (F), #15 Jake De Waal (F), #16 Jake McDonald (F), #17 Caleb Boelema (D), #18 Dawsen Stone (D), #19 Hudson Shelvey (F), #35 Dawson Calfa (G), #71 James Carter (AP-G), and Jordan Van Aert (AP-D).
Head coach is Carlo Calfa, assistant coaches are Mitch McDonald and Lyall Sharman, with Sharman also team manager and Sheila Favel is treasurer.