The 2000 Fraser Valley Royals have won the AA division of the Mainland International Hockey Championship in Coquitlam this past weekend.
The boys, who include Aldergrove’s Thomas McPhalen, went a perfect 6-0 through the weekend and defeated the Edgy Islanders of Victoria 4-2 to take home the championship.
The Royals were down on the scoreboard 2-1, heading into the third period, but got a huge tying goal from Abbotsford’s Jake Enns to even the game at 2-2. Minutes later Mission’s Sean Sidhu got the game winner when he wired home a slap shot to put the Royals up 3-2.
Jake Enns sealed the Victory with his second goal of the game for a 4-2 win. The 2000 Royals’ top three point getters were Abbotsford’s Brett Bass with nine goals, three assists, Mission’s Hayden Vetteral’s five goals, five assists, and Maple Ridge’s Jacob Mainhout’s four goals, three assists.
The Royals’ roster is coached by Troy Stordy, Scott Penman, Jeff Penman and Ken McPhalen. Royals’ players are made up of Abbotsford’s Brett Bass, Jake Enns, Mike Penman, Jaxon Orth, Chilliwack’s Sean McCracken, Braydon Blakeway, Tyrell Goulet, Timina Kehler, Maple Ridges’ Cam Plamondon, Matteo Petrelli, Jakob Mainhout, Mission’s Hayden Vetterl, Jordan Shaw, Kailem Aitken, Sean Sidhu, Connar Jollymore, Surrey’s Kenny Blackman and Aldergrove’s Thomas McPhalen.
The 2000 Fraser Valley Royals Black, coached by Colin Rissanen, came home with a silver medal after losing a close game to the Vancouver Spartans in B.C. Cup Final at the Mainland Tournament.
The 1999 Fraser Valley Royals were the Top AA program in the Mainland, finishing fourth behind three top AAA programs (West Coast Warriors, Vancouver Venom and B.C. Outlaws) in the 1999 AAA/AA division. They had solid victories over the Abbotsford AAA Junior Heat, Vancouver Island Monarchs and only suffered losses to the West Coast Warriors.
The Fraser Valley Royals team is comprised of kids from Aldergrove, Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Mission and Maple Ridge, Langley and Surrey. They are a non-profit development program that strives for excellence.
The Fraser Valley Royals are hosting the 2000 AA Royal Cup April 26-28 at Chilliwack Prospera Place. For information see www.fraservalleyroyals.com